Microsoft has revamped the Start menu in Windows 11. There are potentially controversial changes in store for fans of Live Tiles - which have been a staple since the Windows 8 and Windows phone days.
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This week, Microsoft announced that it's shutting down push notifications for devices running Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0, as both platforms are unsupported. Windows Phone 8.1 is safe.
Microsoft has shared some new Windows Store insights, claiming that the store has enjoyed 6.5 billion visits since the launch of Windows 10, touting it as a profitable opportunity for developers.
As Microsoft's developer conference Build 2016 gets ready to wrap up, Microsoft has a bit more news about what's next for Windows 10. This time, it's Live Tiles and notifications.
Microsoft says that it will "introduce a powerful API" at its Build 2016 conference next week, relating to a statement that "Live Tiles are evolving with two surprises that you won't want to miss."
Microsoft and MSR have previously teased the development of Interactive Live Tiles appearing on Windows 10. With Redstone on the horizon, it's possible we could soon finally see this feature.
Microsoft has started talking about interactive tiles that will be coming as part of Windows 10. These allow the user to interact with the app even without opening it and was a long-awaited feature.
In the latest version of Windows 10, there is a new copy window for when you drag tiles to the desktop but as of right now, the tiles will not stick to the desktop.
The new Live Tile interface originally supposed to launch alongside the canceled Lumia McLaren flagship is supposed to show up in Windows 10 for phones as the evolution of regular Live Tiles.
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?
In 2012, a company called Surfcast sued Microsoft and said that their Live Tiles infringed on their patents but Microsoft has won the case and all of the claims have been dismissed.
Windows Phone may not be perfect, but there's a lot to like, and it's come a long, long way since its earliest days. We take a look at five things that we love about Microsoft's mobile OS.
A clever trick using the transparent live tiles on your Windows Phone makes it easy to dramatically change the appearance of your device by changing the background of your start screen.
The Microsoft Research website posted, and then later pulled, information about a new project that centered on adding interactive live tiles to Windows 8, along with videos showing them in action.
There are reports that a number of Windows Phone 7.5 phone owners who updated to Windows Phone 7.8 are having problems with the Live Tiles updating as promised by Microsoft.
In a new in-house Q&A, Tami Reller, the CFO of the Windows division at Microsoft, claims that the majority of the people learn quickly how to use the Start screen and other aspects of Windows 8.
Microsoft is being sued by a company called Surfcast for their use of "live tiles" in Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 . The date of the suit has been set for September 3rd later this year.
A new advertisement is showing some key differences in the way Windows Phone live tiles work, with subtle differences that may simply be an error or may hint at the future of live tiles.
The official Windows 8 app developers blog has posted the second part of their discussion as to how Metro app makers can create better live titles for their products.
The latest entry on the official Windows 8 app developer blog has Microsoft offering some hints to Metro app makers on how to create and update their app's live tiles.
Microsoft have detailed how they will manage live tiles on the Windows 8 Start screen, and how the result enables you to use loads of live tiles without battery or performance concerns
As part of the company's effort to move their products to a unified experience, Microsoft has started to roll out a metro-styled Bing to users of the search service. The new look incorporates the Live...
There has been a lot of talk recently about Windows 8 after slides leaked showing Dell was preparing a tablet based on the OS for January of 2012. New information is surfacing about what the...