A new acquisition, new content for games, and even new Surface devices were all unveiled this week. If you haven't had time to catch up, make sure to do so via our handy weekly recap.
Windows 11 (KB5017389) finally adds tabbed File Explorer and more
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Windows 11 Preview in Beta Channel comes with Tablet-optimized taskbar
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Windows 11 Dev Channel finally brings Task Manager with a right click, and more
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Printer nightmares, Teams capabilities, and the death of SwiftKey for iOS
Gartner has released its latest predictions surrounding IT spending in 2021 and 2022. Last year saw negative growth in IT spend due to businesses cutting back but growth looks strong this year.
The Microsoft Store app for Windows 10 now has a dedicated section called "Devices", which allows consumers to find and purchase Windows hardware and accessories via a separate tab.
This application enumerates all devices, detects ghosted devices and removes these if they match selectable devices types and/or devices classes with a single mouse-click.
Microsoft has quietly bumped the Windows Store device limit under the same Microsoft account to 2,000. Previously, Store apps could be installed on up to ten devices under one Microsoft account.
Researchers have managed to reliably move electrons around a semiconductor by using femtosecond laser pulses, opening the way to ultrafast computers, and in the future, quantum devices.
Lineage OS is now supported on more handsets including the Samsung Galaxy S III and OnePlus One. The company looks well on its way to accomplish its goal of 80 supported devices.
A new Gartner market analysis for the shipment of PCs, 2-in-1s, tablets and phones in 2017 forecasts that Apple will overtake Windows for the first time this century. The market is set to stagnate.
Microsoft has announced a hardware event, which will be held on October 26 in New York City. The company will likely announce new Surface hardware, such as its rumored all-in-one.
With more and more of its projects relying on specialized hardware, Facebook has decided to open up a huge development lab for all its research and hardware development needs.
A new report claims that BlackBerry is discontinuing its devices running on BlackBerry 10. However, support for existing devices on the OS will continue with uninterrupted warranty and technical aid.
Oukitel has shown off the power and durability of their U7 Pro and K10000 mobile phones by using them as chopping boards and to power up a hot plate hot enough to boil and cook noodles
At its devices event today, Microsoft has officially announced that Windows 10 is now installed on more than a hundred million devices which includes Windows Insiders and Enterprise users.
Microsoft is hosting an event today at which it will showcase a range of new devices that it says "will light up the Windows 10 experience for customers" - join us to watch it live from 1300 GMT.
Google's latest figures show that Android 5.x builds have now been installed on 18.1% of active devices - but while all other versions dropped in usage, Android 4.4 KitKat actually saw an increase.
According to the latest Gartner report, the overall market will grow slower than expected this year, but two and a half billion devices, including PCs, smartphones and tablets, will still get sold.
Microsoft will be live-streaming it's MWC keynote on March 2, Neowin will be there to cover the event live as it unfolds. A couple mid-range devices may be unveiled at the press-event as well.
Windows 10 for phones Technical Preview is almost upon us and now a new report claims that Lumia 1020, Lumia 1520 and the HTC One M8 for Windows will likely be the first devices to receive the update.
After showcasing its new Smart TV line at CES 2015 running Tizen, Samsung warns you that it is going to flood the market in 2015 with all kinds of devices running the Tizen operating system.
With the 3GB of RAM in handsets milestone already accomplished by the company, Samsung is looking to integrate 4GB of RAM in its flagship devices which will be released next year.
Security researchers, developers and hackers tried their luck in exploiting various devices and OS(s) in HP's annual Pwn2Own event. A prize pool of $425,000 was distributed among the winners.
We take a look at the latest data on Microsoft's mobile ecosystem to note that the Lumia 630 is a success and is quickly becoming the top selling Windows Phone around the world.
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!
OEMs can now repurpose existing Android handset designs to be sold as Windows Phones with relative ease, as HTC did with its One M8. But which Android devices would you like to see as Windows Phones?
While low-cost smartphones are becoming increasingly popular, new flagships remain in demand too. This chart shows just how much users are actually spending on their handsets, broken down by platform.
While Microsoft still has 90% of the global PC market, its share of the total devices market is just 14%, as the company's chief operating officer, Kevin Turner, explained at WPC 2014 today.
US-bound passengers will be required to prove that their mobile devices turn on, as the TSA increases airport security to deal with the 'credible threat' of a bomb disguised as a phone or tablet.
A leaked document offers some insights into the branding decisions behind Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's devices and services business, although many questions still remain.
Take a look at what Microsoft's home of the future looked like back in 1999. See how many of the current technologies you can spot in what looks now like a quaint, modest vision of the future.
BlackBerry has cut ties with T-Mobile US and will stop selling its devices to the company once the current contract ends on April 25. Blackberry says it will strengthen ties with other carriers.
After serving in an interim capacity as the leader of its Cloud and Enterprise division, Microsoft today named Scott Guthrie as the permanent head of that department.
Windows Phone 8.1 has reached its RTM milestone, with the final build of the OS delivered to manufacturers this week, and the first new devices designed for 8.1 expected to launch in late April.
A senior HTC executive has reaffirmed the company's partnership with Microsoft, adding that HTC is working on multiple new Windows Phone handsets - but he did not hint at when they will be launched.
Nokia shareholders have approved the sale of the company's devices business to Microsoft, in a deal worth $7.35bn. Subject to regulatory approval, the deal is expected to be completed in early 2014.
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.
The prospect of charging your phone with the help of a puddle of water might sound insane, but the technology is quite real, and it's going on sale soon... although it won't exactly be cheap.
The Nokia Lumia 920 has been used to advertise Dutch telecoms company KPN, and their 4G capabilities, by using 875 of the phones to create one giant video screen, 25 x 35 devices in size.
Sandia Cooler is a new type of air-cooled heat exchanger, much more efficient that the traditional heatsink+fan combination. And it's extremely quiet, dust-immune too.
The endless stream of new devices continues with Day 1 of MWC 2012, and so we again help you out with a list of devices announced today, including new Windows Phones!
MWC 2012 hasn't even officially started but the stream of endless phones certainly has. To make it that bit easier for you, we've listed all the new device announcements from MWC 2012 Day 0