Gadgets were discontinued in 2012 and removed completely from Windows 7 due to "serious vulnerabilities" relating to the content displayed in them. How about letting us pin Live tiles?
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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.
With the Nokia name disappearing from its handsets soon, Microsoft will be changing the way it brands its mobile devices. But would Microsoft-branded phones really appeal to potential buyers?
With the latest iPhone models you're getting the latest and greatest from Apple, but that comes at a hefty premium. And we have to ask, what exactly has changed to warrant that premium?
Should we be trusting our data to the nameless, faceless cloud and if so, can we protect ourselves at all? If not, why do so many people trust their data to companies they know nothing about?
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!
Microsoft pitches Surface as an uber-productivity device but just how well does it perform in a corporate setting? Can the Surface find a place alongside desktops and laptops in the office?
A new vision for Microsoft became more apparent at its partner conference this week and it's all about doing more with the devices that you already use today.
T-Mobile's response to the FTC's claims that it engaged in fraud have been nothing but childish and deflective. But with a few actions, they can actually support their fledgling pro-consumer image.
Nokia released its Z Launcher for Android earlier today, but what does that mean for its hardware future? Getting back into the smartphone market probably isn't as easy as you think.
Amazon's smartphone is going to be unveiled next week, and while details are still scarce, there's a few things that Amazon can do to really shake up the mobile industry. Will they follow through?
Claims that a 'supercomputer' passed the Turing Test - supposedly tricking humans into believing that it was a 'real' 13-year-old boy - were deeply flawed. Here are just some of the reasons why.
Microsoft has made a mass of changes to the Xbox One since launch, from price to the removal of Kinect. Are these changes improving the Xbox One's chances of overtaking Sony's PlayStation 4?
Microsoft can easily blame consumers for not wanting to pay an $500 for an Xbox One with Kinect when the PlayStation 4 costs just $400, but the problem is Microsoft's lack of support for the sensor.
Over the past few years, Microsoft has reset its course by making adjustments to released products that may seem like backpedaling but it's about aligning the course with the consumer.
The idea to bundle the Kinect sensor with every Xbox One console was a strategy that ultimately didn't work and Microsoft's move to fix that also removes the legacy of Don Mattrick's poor decision.
Microsoft already has the Xbox One at the high end, but it's surprising the company hasn't yet launched a low-end device for television to tie all its services into one coherent package.
A new article from Computerworld is claiming Microsoft is trying to cheat Apple out of money for Office 365 subscriptions not purchased through the Office for iPad apps... which is pretty absurd.
After forgoing my mobile phone for two days, you may be surprised by what I missed the most. Find out what I liked and didn't like about the experiment and how you can protect your devices.
On April 9th, previously unknown Windows XP exploits will likely be released knowing full-well that Microsoft will never patch the hole as the OS will be unsupported.
In an attempt to force ISPs to act as legal agencies, and outlaw the right not to turn over your email passwords, the Attorney General has used 68 pages to display technological ignorance.
Titanfall continues to be the game that everyone is talking about as we approach its release next week. We take a look at how it uses the cloud to cater to so many players from all over the world.
Nokia has just announced a brand new line of phones, the Nokia X, based on the Android Open Source Project. We answer some of the biggest questions in regards to this surprising move.
Apple's iPad broke the ground for the tablet market space but it has failed to keep up with industry trends in the software space that is making the tablet feel antiquated.
Microsoft is nearing acquisition of Nokia's devices division and will probably replace the branding on the high end smartphones but there are still many markets which believe in the Nokia brand.
The way phones, tablets, software and services are branded is becoming confusing and at times cliché. Why is it so difficult to name a product, and what is the obsession with the letter 'i'?
With Nokia's exit from the smartphone race and its legacy under threat as well as some expected changes in the Windows Phone OS, our future handsets may once again become black, dull and uninspiring.
Valve's reveal last week at CES of the first wave of Steam Machines that will run SteamOS was a major letdown. The company should start small instead of allowing third parties to flood the market.
Although Microsoft has made substantial updates to the Xbox Music app for Windows 8, there are still a number of lingering issues that impact the user experience.
At CES 2014, a trend among OEMs was to allow for Android apps to be run on, traditionally, Windows based machines. But will this feature help boost sales, or is it a marketing gimmick?
Microsoft has long implied that Kinect is a big part of its console's future, but its strategy with the device dictates otherwise. Can the rumored "Cortana" digital assistant change that?
I offer some predictions for what I think won't happen in 2014 in the tech industry, including the fate of Steam OS and Steam Machines, the launch of Google Glass and more.
Just over a month after the launch of the Xbox One, Microsoft's latest game console is still proving itself to be a solid game and entertainment console, but with a few nagging issues.
There are lots of benefits to Microsoft's recently released Xbox One console, but there's also a lot of drawbacks. Some are obvious, while others may not be as apparent at first glance.
Having already targeted Apple and its iPads, Microsoft is taking its gloves off, turning its attentions to Google and its Chromebooks in a new campaign. But has it gone too far, or not far enough?
Microsoft's Xbox One isn't a perfect console yet, but there's already a foundation in place for success. Read to find out some of the best current features of the console.
Following the Instagram launch last week, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore claimed that the end of this year would mark "the ending of the app-gap for Windows Phone". We think he's wrong - and here's why.
As we prepare to review our next device, the Blackberry Z30, it became quickly apparent that the general public has written off the device and has signed the death warrant.
Some folks want to write off the Xbox One because it can't handle a few games at 1080p natively but ultimately the console with the best games will win this next-gen console war.
Its hardware partners are turning to Android and Chrome OS. PC shipments are falling. Meanwhile, its devices strategy consists of two Surface tablets, plus Nokia. It's time for Microsoft to do more.
It's been a little over a month since iOS 7's debut. It's a very big change, but as time goes on, it becomes easier to realize Apple's intentions with the design and admire the OS as a whole.
Apple has announced their iPad event for October 22nd but with Microsoft releasing the Surface that day and Nokia holding it's own event, how will Microsoft keep the limelight on this day?
Apple is one of the most successful companies ever to have existed yet this makes them a target for scrutiny. Much of this is irrational and unfair. Here's why you should lay off with the ridicule.
Microsoft's Surface strategy may be complex, but the ambitions behind the business model make sense to those who look beyond quarterly revenue figures and can see Microsoft's new direction.
Microsoft announced a sizable list of peripherals for their line of Surface tablets, including a much anticipated docking station. Unfortunately, this dock misses the mark for many of its users.
Microsoft's Surface 2 announcement on Monday sent the message of a tablet with a desktop, yet the company's annual Financial Analyst Meeting last week hinted the desktop should be dead in tablets.
Microsoft showed off a couple colored Type covers today at the Surface announcement but why are they not leveraging the Xbox brand to help sell more Type covers and Surface tablets?
Whether you like Apple or not, the iPhone 5c and 5s will play a large role in the mobile industry. They affect competition, buyers, and Apple itself, so let's analyze all three.
Many people are excited about the 64-bit processor in the new iPhone 5s, but there will be no advantage in the latest phone from Apple as the company is simply tricking people with marketing hype.
Microsoft's move to buy Nokia's smartphone hardware business will likely have massive effects on not just Microsoft but other companies as well, not to mention just about everybody.