When Microsoft announced that Windows would be free on devices smaller than 9 inches, it was only a matter of time before entry level competitors started putting their OS on cheap tablets.
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A new report out is saying that Satya Nadella will pack his bags and head to China in September and the topic will likely be about the anti-trust probe that is being conducted by the country.
Microsoft has announced their new initiatives to clean up the Windows Store and as part of that process, they have removed 1500 apps that they considered to be misleading.
The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is finally available to the rest of the world. The tablet will be available in 25 additional markets starting today. The Surface Docking Station will also be available.
Microsoft has fixed and re-released the patch that was pulled from Windows Update after reports of boot issues from users post-installation of the August update earlier in the month.
Bill and Melinda Gates have given $1 million to a Washington group attempting to create a new state gun safety law, and former Microsoft leaders have also donated hundreds of thousands of dollars.
If you bought an Xbox One and it didn't come with Kinect but you would still like to buy the sensor, you can do so in October - it will set you back $149 but does come with a free game.
A developer has created a cumulative rollup of updates for Windows XP called 'Unofficial Service Pack 4' after Microsoft ended its support for the ageing operating system earlier this year.
Microsoft has started sending out cardboard versions of its Surface Pro 3 to schools in Australia as a way to promote the tablet for educational use in that country.
If you are looking for a cheap Windows 8.1 device, you may be in luck. Microsoft will be offering the Acer Aspire E 15 for just $199 - although the promotion will be available for one day only.
Microsoft is opening the doors to their Xbox facilities prior to PAX Prime in Seattle to the general public and PAX attendees
Microsoft has announced that they are cutting the prices on some Azure features, which will further solidify that it is playing to win in the cloud, and that profit is secondary to attracting users.
Microsoft has acknowledged that there is an issue with a small number of Surface Pro 3s that have an i7 and that a fix is coming soon but you should not worry about the thermometer screen.
If you are on T-Mobile or Sprint and you have been jealous of your Verizon neighbors, there may be good news on the horizon for you as well when it comes to the availability of the HTC One M8.
We already knew about the upcoming technical preview of Windows Threshold but now we find out about a preview for the ARM version, including Windows Phone, and future updates to the Windows platform.
Huawei has dropped support for Windows Phone. The company cites profitability as the main issue, but this comes amid continued tensions between Microsoft and the Chinese government.
After originally launching on iOS and Android, Spotify is finally bringing its free music streaming feature to Windows Phone. Users are now be able to stream music without a subscription
As its antitrust investigation into Microsoft continues, China's State Administration for Industry and Commerce says the company has not been 'transparent' in disclosing data on its Chinese sales.
China has made it known that it hopes to have its own operating system by October to take on rivals like Microsoft, Google, and Apple so it can reduce its dependency on foreign software.
Microsoft has officially announced the release date for the latest installment in the Age of Empires series, which will be coming to Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 as a free download.
Royal Caribbean International are to give 40,000 employees free Windows tablets. The companys latest cruise ship “Quantum of the Seas” will have robots making drinks, RFID WOWband wristbands and Wi-Fi
Microsoft is expected to release a preview of Windows Threshold next month and the details around its release are starting to become a bit more clear as the launch window quickly approaches.
Microsoft has been releasing new low end Lumias, and while the specs may not be top notch, what happens if you drop your Lumia Icon for a Lumia 635, will you be able to live with a low-end Lumia?
If you have a Surface Pro 3 with an i7 and your device has been running hot, it looks like a fix has been uncovered; it involves killing a few processes that spin up from time to time.
Microsoft-owned studio Press Play released "Tentacles: Enter the Mind" for Windows and Windows Phone last week, and you should definitely download it if you're a gamer.
Microsoft has lowered the price of the Surface 2 by $100 but will that be enough to help move some of the units that are now starting to show their age when it comes to the specs of the tablets?
Earlier today, Sony's PS4 online service was disrupted, and now it looks like Microsoft's Xbox Live service is now being kicked offline, hinting that the two outages may be linked.
From new Windows Phones and OS previews, to Twitter tragedies, curious comments and Windows in your windows, we take a look back at some of the highlights from this week's tech news on Neowin.
Windows Phone hasn't been doing that great recently when it comes to marketshare. But that's not the full story and there are some indications that Windows Phone is actually about to go big!
Earlier this month, Microsoft started shipping Surface Pro 3s with Core i7 processors in them but some users are now reporting that the device gets excessively hot and is overheating.
If you have Windows 8 installed on your PC and want to make the OS feel a bit faster, by turning off some animations the results are that the Windows appear to open and close faster.
OEMs can now repurpose existing Android handset designs to be sold as Windows Phones with relative ease, as HTC did with its One M8. But which Android devices would you like to see as Windows Phones?
Earlier this month, when Microsoft released the 'August Update' for Windows, there was a small group of users whose machines were rendered useless, and now we have more details on the issue.
Microsoft has said that the 'Free Play Day with Gold' promo that appeared for some Xbox One owners yesterday - offering 24 hours of gameplay on certain titles without purchase - was posted "in error".
Microsoft is about to release another Lumia smartphone, called the 830, and we have a gallery of what the new device will look like when it is released later this year on multiple carriers.
Microsoft is expected to release a technical preview of Windows Threshold late in September and for those of you who download the release, updating it could be very easy.
Microsoft's Research division is all about solving some of the toughest challenges and one area they are targeting is low-latency cloud based gaming and they have a solution kicking out good results.
Microsoft is working on a Chromecast like device and it has just passed through the FCC; Windows Phone and Windows 8 both support Miracast and this could be the final piece of the puzzle.
A clever trick using the transparent live tiles on your Windows Phone makes it easy to dramatically change the appearance of your device by changing the background of your start screen.
China has approved sales of 5 million Xbox One consoles there, according to Microsoft's Chinese partner BesTV, with domestic sales of foreign games consoles predicted to grow to 50 million by 2019.
If you have taken a look inside the Windows Store on any Windows 8 device, you will likely find a bunch of apps that do nothing but take your money and then give you a download link.
Microsoft is reportedly planning to officially unveil its next major Windows version - codenamed 'Threshold' - at an event on September 30, although some anticipated features may be missing.
A team inside of Microsoft Studios has rebranded itself as the "Leap Experience Pioneers". The LXP team is believed to be an in-house game development studio working on future Kinect projects.
Microsoft has signed an agreement to make Opera Mini the default browser on all of its Nokia Series 30+, Series 40 and Asha handsets, replacing Nokia's Xpress Browser, which is being killed off.
Microsoft has enabled a new feature called "Free Play Day with Gold" which lets you download and play select titles on the Xbox One for 24 hours, although it has yet to be officially announced.
Microsoft is touting that Bing has surpassed 100 cities that have Streestside and 3D imagery support; a notable achievement in the highly competitive mapping services market.
It has been two years since the release of Windows 8 and HP is still pushing Windows 7 machines to the consumer as Microsoft faces the harsh reality that Windows 8 will never replace Windows 7.
Microsoft, Telent and CGI are modernizing the infrastructure that helps keep the Tube moving, with a real-time monitoring system built on Azure that can detect faulty equipment and maintenance issues.
Microsoft is now rolling out active endpoint support for Skype, to ensure that notifications are only shown on the device that you're currently using, rather than sending them to all of your devices.
HTC announced their new One M8 running Windows Phone yesterday and now that we have both the spec sheets available, it becomes clear that the Windows Phone version gets much better battery life.