Tablet sales growth has almost ground to a halt with the iPad seeing its first yearly decline. However, Android and Windows-powered tablets are seeing continued improvements over market averages.
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Microsoft quietly updated its App store policies recently and the change affects the cut that Microsoft will take on app store sales and the change works against developers.
Microsoft aims to have the best experience with video editing on your Windows Phone by introducing its new first-party application, Movie Creator, which is now available as a beta.
With the recent batch of Patch Tuesday updates Microsoft has addressed numerous security flaws it has discovered in its products. Among these, a nasty flaw present in all versions of Windows since 95
EMET is a utility that helps prevent vulnerabilities in software from being successfully exploited. EMET achieves this goal by using security mitigation technologies.
Microsoft has been shifting its strategy significantly during the last few months by making premium products free for consumers, but the enterprise still has to pay.
Microsoft has unveiled Office for Android tablets, inviting users to sign-up for a preview coming in December - and it's also confirmed that a new touch version is coming to Windows 10 in 2015.
From Sunset Overdrive and the Office of the future, to OneDrive, 4K phones and Windows devices at wild prices, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news on Neowin.
The latest data shows that Microsoft's Windows 8.1 has gained significant marketshare during the month of October, coinciding with a marked decrease in Windows XP's percentage points.
Microsoft is set to sponsor both the 2015 and 2017 Special Olympics World Games by bringing mobile devices and cloud support to the global non-profit organization.
Consumers in Italy who purchase computers with the Microsoft Windows OS pre-installed are now entitled to refunds on their Windows licence if they don't want the OS, as per the Italian Supreme Court.
From Surface success and Fire failure, to the death of Nokia, OnePlus pre-orders, new Windows devices and the end of free Xbox Music, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
Microsoft Garage has launched some experimental and innovative consumer-oriented applications on its website for various platforms developed by enthusiasts within the company.
With Windows 10, Microsoft is making enhancements to all sides of the OS and that includes new security features that will help protect you and your device.
Thanks to Microsoft's feedback sites, we can get a small glimpse into the world of politics as citizens in Iran are asking Microsoft to make its products available in that country.
From Windows news and Android 5.0, to a bunch of Apple devices, Surface, Xbox and PS4 updates, stuff on fire, and Bono, we take a look back at highlights from the week's top tech coverage on Neowin.
Microsoft, in an attempt to have comments deleted from YouTube that contained stolen Windows keys, has accidentally caused a mass removal of Windows videos from the video sharing platform.
According to a report from a cybersecurity company, Russian hackers have been using a Windows exploit found in almost all versions of the OS to spy on important institutions and governments.
With Microsoft dropping its OS licensing fees on small Windows devices, increasingly affordable tablets continue to pop up, and the latest - a 7-inch Windows 8.1 slate - is priced at just $65.
NASCAR officials are looking to Microsoft to help make their pre-race inspection process faster, and they are doing it by removing the arduous paper process that was previously in place.
From new Surface tablets and interesting experiments, to new Office, the end of the Icon and some 'inarticulate' comments, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news on Neowin.
Microsoft has released an update for Skype that updates the UI of both the Windows and OS X version and there a couple new features too; the download links are posted after the jump.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has provided a statement via the company's official Surface blog saying it's committed to the tablet line. The blog post also positions the tablet as an enterprise device.
Emails have been sent out to some who signed up to the Office Pre-Release Program, informing these lucky few that they are now in a 'holding pattern' waiting to be offered programs for beta testing.
Microsoft and Adobe touted an improved working relationship at the latter company's annual MAX conference yesterday, a glance at the new Microsoft's focus on its software partners.
HP has confirmed yesterday's reports that it will split into two companies, with one focused on consumer products such as computers and printers and the other on enterprise products and services.
HP may revive a plan to essentially spin off its consumer-focused business, according to new reports from The Wall Street Journal and Re/code.
From the Tetris movie and Lumia launches, to product problems, the OnePlus Two, low-cost Windows devices, Windows 10, and the Borg, we take a look back at highlights from the week's top tech news.
Formerly available for $649 in most stores, the photo-friendly Nokia Lumia 1020 sees a noticeable price cut on AT&T and can now be purchased for $339. Does this make the 1020 a must-buy?
Microsoft has been having a bit of fun with Cortana, the company's digital 'personal assistant' this week, adding a couple of features that it hopes will amuse and delight fans of Star Trek.
The team behind the popular media player, VLC, has announced that their app has been updated and is ready for Windows 8.1 and we have posted the download link after the jump.
Microsoft focused on how Windows 10 will work on computers yesterday, but the most interesting part of its presentation was a simple image it showed but didn't discuss much.
Microsoft has finally come forward and is now talking about its next generation OS, Windows 10 but there were notable gaps from the keynote but all of them were intentional.
Talking about the new licensing model Microsoft has implemented, Terry Myerson explained that it has been a success with 50 new partners signing up to build tablets and Windows Phone devices.
Now that Microsoft has officially unveiled Windows 10, we want to know your thoughts. Did you love it? Hate it? Vote in our poll and leave comments with your impressions of the new operating system.
Microsoft has published a video showcasing Joe Belfiore guiding users through what they can expect from the Windows 10 preview when it's officially released tomorrow.
ASUS has unveiled their new VivoMini PC; the device aims to be available in October and seeks to blend Chromebook pricing with PC capabilities in a barebones package.
HP has announced its new inexpensive laptops and tablets running Windows 8.1, with prices beginning at $200 and $100, respectively, to combat cheap Chromebooks and Android tablets.
Microsoft will unveil its next version of Windows tomorrow, but it won't be revealing the next version of Windows for mobile devices just yet, as tomorrow's event is focused on the enterprise.
Samsung has confirmed that it is discontinuing sales of all laptops - including Windows notebooks and Chromebooks - in Europe, but says that it will continue to sell these devices in other markets.
From Windows 9 leaks and the first 'Windows phone', to microwaved iPhones and sabotaged washing machines, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news on Neowin.
Along with the new Maxwell chipset, Nvidia decided to update its graphics drivers to support a new feature that brings higher detail images to standard 1080p monitors
Microsoft appears ready to drop the Nokia brand from its mobile devices naming scheme, as the company launched a website called "Microsoft Devices" for phones made by the former Nokia unit.
Thanks to a new job posting over on Microsoft's careers website, we now know that the company is gearing up to change how Windows ships, which is likely related to their rapid release cycle.
After it emerged recently that Microsoft plans to drop its Windows Phone brand in the coming months, an official image for a new device shows the handset featuring the 'Windows' logo.
The first video showcasing the notification center in Windows 9 has been released, showing how both app toasts and balloon tips will be aggregated into the new feature.
From new Windows and more Windows Phones, to new devices with changing prices, bigger iPhones, and the (non-)death of Nokia, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news on Neowin.
Microsoft is planning to drop the Nokia brand from its devices later this year, according to a leaked internal document that also confirms that the Windows Phone brand is being phased out.
Microsoft Security Essentials provides real-time protection for your home or small business PC that guards against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
Looking at the trail of evidence, it becomes clear that for Windows Phone, the future is Windows for your phone as Microsoft looks to pivot products around the Windows brand.