Microsoft released important fixes and updates for Windows 10, but the company also addressed security flaws in older versions of its operating system. This included six issues, deemed 'Critical'.
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Windows Store, the platform Microsoft launched to download and buy software on Windows, has now officially received a total of three billion visits since the launch of Windows 10 last year.
The latest Steam survey numbers are out and they have revealed increased adoption of Microsoft's latest OS among users of the gaming platform, while Windows 7 and 8 have continued to decline.
Windows 10's growth is really starting to show now; only six months after its release, it is now the second most-used version of Windows. Windows 7 still holds an impressive slice of the pie though.
From the end of 8 and the power of R, to Continuum coolness, PC sales slides, HoloLens battery life, and Microsoft's iPad Pro put-down, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Those still on Windows 8.0 will need to upgrade to a newer version of Microsoft's OS as of today or else risk using a less secure operating system as its support period comes to a close.
Microsoft has released a new Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Mobile to Insiders on both the Fast and Slow rings, and says it won't roll out any more Insider Previews - for PC or Mobile - until 2016.
Mozilla has released a new update for its flagship web browser, introducing a 64-bit version for Windows PCs. The update also increases performance and security on all platforms.
A new update to the Xbox One Wireless Adapter driver makes it possible to use the device on any Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PC, despite the initial launch unit being restricted to Windows 10.
A couple of weeks after overhauling its web interface, and releasing a new app for Mac, WordPress.com has launched a new app for Windows, which it says is "simple, seamless and blazingly fast" to use.
Microsoft has recently updated its Certificate Trust List after private keys belonging to a digital certificate for its Xbox Live domain had been disclosed.
Microsoft has updated its Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet to indicate that OEMs have only a year more left before they starting clearing inventory of machines with Windows 7/8.1 pre-installed.
Following over 110 million downloads and months of feedback from customers, Microsoft is making several changes to Windows 10 upgrade paths, making it a simpler and more user-friendly process.
Microsoft has tons of devices to announce at its hardware event on 6th October including the Lumia flagships, the Surface Pro 4 and an update to the Band wearable. But fret not, we have you covered!
Following the heartbreaking news that our games from the noughties will no longer run in Windows 10 due to the removal of certain DRM support, Microsoft has now killed it in Vista, 7 and 8.
Microsoft has discounted the price of its two Halo games in the Windows Store by up to 60%. Being a universal purchase, you can buy both the games for a total of $4.48 to play on your Windows devices.
Microsoft has announced that there have been "6x more app downloads per device" on the company's latest OS as compared to Windows 8. However, several big-name apps are still missing from the scene.
New promotional videos for the Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3 demonstrate the features of Windows 8.1 nearly one month after the release of Windows 10
Two decades ago, Windows 95 was released. We take a look back at some of the most notable features of the popular operating system and its influence on later versions of Windows.
Reports state that Apple's business-targeted iPad Pro is headed for mass production in a few months. Is the new device aimed at taking on the next generation of Surface Pro ?
Microsoft's latest OS gets the benchmark treatment against Windows 8.1 and the beloved Windows 7. Benchmarks include boot up/shutdown times, file copying, encoding, browsing, gaming and more.
One of the most requested features for OneDrive has been the ability to sync shared folders and Microsoft is finally delivering this feature to users starting today.
The company has just announced that its 600 stores across the country and their respective Geek Squads will help you learn about, and upgrade to, Windows 10 - but their assistance won't come cheap.
Windows 10's first post-launch update, known as 'Service Release 1', is expected in early August, ahead of a larger update in October bringing Edge extensions and the new integrated Skype experience.
From Norton on Edge, and Emoji: The Movie, to super-flagships, uTorrent troubles, financials ups and downs, and the good ol' Windows app-gap, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
While Windows 10 is expected to bring a number of features with it, some features, like support for syncing app installs and Start menu/screen layouts will be discontinued with its launch.
Microsoft has released an out-of-band security patch to all version of Windows to close a vulnerability that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specific type of webpage.
When Windows 8 was released, Microsoft allowed apps to be installed on up to 81 devices but with Windows 10, they are cutting back and only letting you install apps on up to 10 machines.
Microsoft has finally enabled TLS support in its Mail application which was missing from the Windows 8 and 8.1 versions of the app, making it a bit future-proof as more servers drop support for SSL.
Mozilla has revealed that it's developing a version of its Firefox browser for Windows 10 - but this does call to mind Firefox for Windows 8, which took two years to arrive, and was then cancelled.
The last full month of only Windows 8 being available to consumers has wrapped up and with Microsoft making a strong push with Windows 10, Windows 8 market share has peaked at a little over 16%.
The modern version of Skype - the one that could be downloaded from the Store in Windows 8 - is being killed off in favor of its more powerful desktop counterpart. The move takes place on July 7th.
The K400 Plus is designed for the living room with a range of ten meters from your TV, offering battery life of up to 18 months, and compatibility with Windows 7/8/10, Android 5.0 and Chrome OS.
Facebook integration - including contact/calendar sync, and the ability to share to the social network - is no longer supported within Windows and other Microsoft services, after recent API changes.
The ATM Industry Association has announced that the ATMs running on older Windows versions will be upgraded to Windows 10 when it becomes available as part of its 2020 migration plan.
Microsoft has officially opened up the reservation process for Windows 10 and when the window pops up, here are the steps you will need to complete to reserve your copy of the OS.
Microsoft has started advertising Windows 10 to Windows 7 and 8 users with a popup that allows the user to reserve their copy of Windows 10 by following the instructions in the prompt.
Age of Empires: Castle Siege, a touch-centric take on the popular real time strategy game is making the jump to iOS with iPad and iPhone apps. It's currently rolling out to Canada with more to follow.
According to a new listing on the Microsoft Store website, Microsoft Band owners will soon have new ways to view their health and fitness data thanks to new apps for Xbox One, Windows 8, and iPad.
After nearly a year, the discontinued Windows XP still has more market share than Windows 8 and 8.1 combined - but its dwindling market share indicates that people may finally be ready to move on.
Some new info points to an LG phone running Windows and headed for Verizon. Unfortunately this isn't official just yet and the device itself seems to be destined for the low-end of the market.
Windows 8 was nearly a complete failure on every front; it cost two high-ranking executives their jobs, failed to secure Microsoft's mobile future and failed to build a truly successful app store.
Figures for Q4 2014 show that Windows devices now make up 9% of the global tablet market with over 6 million shipments, including over 2 million Surface tablets - and further growth is predicted.
With the launch of the January Technical Preview of Windows 10, users have a new way to update to the latest version of the OS: by using Windows Update. This works for Windows 8 as well as Windows 7.
Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 10 will be made available as a free upgrade for all users on Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 for its first year of availability.
Microsoft has slammed Google for publishing a security vulnerability in Windows 8.1, saying it was just days out from a fix and the disclosure was a "gotcha", instead of protecting customers.
A researcher from Google has published a security vulnerability in Windows 8.1 that is said to allow for elevated privileges, and now how to execute the flaw has been made public.
To continue our holiday celebration, this week we're giving away the HP EliteDesk 800 Deskop Mini. Entering is easy, so take a look inside and you could be the lucky winner of a new desktop!
Unleash the full capabilities of your Windows 8 Start Screen with Start Screen Unlimited! Add digital clock, Google search, power controls and numerous other gadgets directly to your start screen.
For years, Surface owners have been limited in their ability to create recovery drives without having a working device