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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.
Microsoft is teasing "big things" for the "world of Windows" at this week's IFA conference in Berlin, but it seems unlikely the reference is to the company's next Windows operating system refresh.
From another Xbox One update and the death of MSN, to Surface, Spotify, iThings, recalls and other explosive events, we take a look back at some of the highlights from this week's tech news on Neowin.
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.
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-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.
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.
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.
Let's run with the assumption that Chromebooks are doing well. Advocates claim non-tech savvy consumers choose Chromebooks for generally three reasons: simplicity, low maintenance, and easy usage...
Microsoft has launched a custom minimized version of Windows 8.1, designed for "a new class of small devices", making the preview OS available to all developers with an Intel Galileo board.
Microsoft has rolled out its latest update to the OneNote 'Modern' app for Windows 8/RT, adding new features such as printing support, highlighting, and the ability to attach files to your notes.
Over the past few weeks, we have been uncovering quite a bit about Microsoft's next update to Windows, internally called Threshold It's time to answer some of the questions we have been receiving.
Microsoft is gearing up for a Windows Threshold preview and it is expected to arrive in late September but it's not clear yet if it will be a public release or kept close to Microsoft partners.