Over the last twelve months, people and press alike have been talking about Microsoft with genuine excitement. We take a look back at the highs and lows of an extraordinary year for the Redmond giant.
Many people still think of Microsoft as the dull corporate leviathan of yesteryear. But it's changed in any number of ways, and there are many reasons to be excited about what it's working on.
Samsung's recall of the Galaxy Note7 is going to leave a lot of customers looking for a new handset. If that's you, consider these suggestions when exchanging your handset.
While spending time at PAX West in Seattle, WA, I took some time to play Gears of War 4 and its new Horde 3.0 game type. I was a skeptic of the game going in and a true believer coming out.
It's been six months since I ditched Windows phones and hitched my wagon to Android. Here's what you should expect, along with some thoughts on switching back and the future of Windows 10 Mobile.
Last April, Microsoft said Windows 10 would reach a billion devices within 2-3 years. This week, it said it's installed on 350 million devices so far. But how likely is it that it will reach its goal?
With the usage of ransomware by cybercriminals rapidly growing over time, it is also becoming increasingly difficult for people to counter it. We look at trends, as well as how you can stay protected.
The constant advancement of technology has brought us longer lives and a better society. But we're on the cusp of huge changes as jobs are about to disappear. Beginning with mine.
Sony's unconfirmed Playstation 4 Neo is the talk of the gaming world, which is leading a lot of people to ask if Microsoft is following suit with a new Xbox One. But that would be a big mistake!
Project Centennial is perhaps the biggest feature of Windows 10 that Microsoft announced at BUILD but many people overlooked it. However, if widely adopted, it could change Windows forever.
It's easy to dismiss HoloLens as a gimmick, a bulky device with poor battery life, or worse. But doing so is short-sighted, and ignores the massive potential of Microsoft's augmented reality headset.
At its event yesterday, Apple was blissfully unaware of its environmental hypocrisy, how it depends on the ubiquity of affordable PCs, and that millions of users can't afford a $750 iPad Pro.
Microsoft reneged on its commitments regarding Windows 10 Mobile upgrades, and many of its customers are rightly holding it to account for that - but things aren't nearly as bad as some believe.
Mapping and location company HERE is the latest major brand to wind down its support for Windows devices - but does it really matter when high-profile apps suddenly abandon the platform?
I bought into the Windows Phone platform in 2010, a few weeks following the official launch. But what's it been like being a user of a platform that has been, and continues to be, largely ignored?
While Microsoft says its new reporting metric is more transparent than ever, the way that Microsoft reports its Xbox numbers could spell trouble for the platform, fans, and developers.
Ever since it was announced, the HP Elite x3 has been extolled as the Windows phone we had all been waiting for; however, it is not the perfect device. A new Microsoft device could provide much more.
Apple has responded to the FBI demands that they decrypt an iPhone connected to the San Bernardino mass shootings with an open letter detailing this very important issue.
In February 2010, Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 7. Six years on, we look back through the history of the OS, the decisions that led to its present state, and what - if anything - still lies ahead.
As Nadella marks his second anniversary of celebrated success, it's time for Steve Ballmer to get a second look as his big bets, like Surface, Azure and Office 365, start paying off.
The latest controversy surrounding reaction videos highlights important issues now faced by YouTube uploaders. Let's forget about trademarks and concentrate on the links with Net Neutrality.
With Windows 10 and the Surface line, Microsoft has shown they have what it takes to make good products. But their store experience shows they have a long way to go.
Chances are that if you have a Surface Pro 4, you have noted that the battery may not get you through an entire day. Check out these tips to help you increase your battery life on the device.
Most of us covet the flashiest, most expensive phones and PCs - but two of my favorite devices this year were both ultra-affordable. You don't have to spend a fortune for a decent device these days...
While Apple has once considered 2-in-1s as convoluted, it is now guilty of the same crime, with a consumption oriented iPad Pro being marketed as a productivity focused PC replacement.
The app-gap is still wide open; the Lumia 950 and 950 XL weren't designed 'just for fans'; and Windows Phone share has fallen to a new low. Things may yet improve, but let's be realistic about things.
Microsoft is dropping unlimited OneDrive storage, because a "small number of users" used too much storage. Indeed, the explanation it's given for the changes appears to make very little sense.
If you think the theft of millions of customer data records is bad, I suspect that you'll be longing for the "good ol' days" in the near future when the bad guys start changing customer data instead.
Custom workouts have finally made their way to the Microsoft Band. While the feature is a tremendous idea and decent start, Microsoft's execution leaves a bit to be desired.
From "One Microsoft" to a "mobile first, cloud first" future, Microsoft has been busy learning from its mistakes of the past. We analyze how they arrived where they are and where to go from here.
Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 4 today, a major update to its popular tablet/laptop hybrid. The specs are impressive with room for further improvement.
We need to close the gap that separates geeks from corporations, to find a way for both sides to rely on one another. CEOs and IT professionals: resistance is futile, it's time to cooperate.
Ashley Madison is a website that helps encourage the act of adultery, and for its illicitness, hackers took it down. But isn't infiltrating a system illegal as well?
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.
With update notifications popping-up on every device and invading every screen, isn't it time to wonder if they're worth the trouble?
Windows 10 is a splendid evolution of Microsoft's flagship software but still feels a little rushed, with far too many cut corners and minuscule bugs taking away from an otherwise dream upgrade.
It's easy to dismiss Windows 10 Mobile as irrelevant, but the new mobile OS lays the foundations for the smartphone to become far more versatile - perhaps one day even replacing PCs.
Despite being rebranded from Xbox Music and Video, Windows 10's new Groove and Movies & TV apps keep many annoying features shared by their Windows 8 predecessors.
Microsoft has rolled out an update for Outlook.com that integrates Skype into the platform, but the messaging service is missing the most basic features and it is ruining the company's email service.
Konami is touting two titles at E3 2015: 'PES 2016' and 'Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain'. But will these titles and a shift to mobile be enough to keep the nearly four decade old company alive?
The Internet is growing up, becoming more diverse and that means we must learn to tolerate other points of view.
The internet has a pervasive culture of completely uninhibited expression, at the expense of common decency. But with Twitter and reddit moving to ban harassment, we're shown that change is overdue.
The LG G4 is about to hit the global market and we take the time to explore how a small change in material to leather can create a whole new kind of experience with a smartphone.
Microsoft released its first wearable fitness device a little more than six months ago, along with a new health platform to support it. But how has it held up since then?
With Microsoft's unveiling of the Lumia 640 and 640 XL earlier this week and with Windows 10 devices coming soon, is it time for Microsoft to consider a new naming scheme for its future devices?
Qualcomm's dominance over the smart device industry may be coming to an end, if not at the hands of Samsung and Intel then it's definitely at the hands of the ever-growing juggernaut MediaTek.
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.
Motorola spent a good amount of time marketing the Motorola 360 with a unique metal band. But, when it came to the release, the actual metal band looks bland and uninspired. What happened?
Windows Phone may not have the best usage numbers out there, but Microsoft's own low end devices and pricing mess may be to blame as they continuously fail to offer what the competition has.
Amazon has finally confirmed some long-term predictions today by entering the market as a direct competitor to some of its partners. And as a first move the giant retailer is launching its own diapers