Desktop Software News

Windows 9 leak unveils OS ahead of 30 September launch

News 16 Sep, 2014 Caroline Preece

Leaked screenshots and a video of the Windows 9 Technical Preview provide early glimpse of Microsoft’s next operating system

Microsoft to drop Windows Phone & Nokia brands?

News 11 Sep, 2014 Caroline Preece

Microsoft is said to be planning to scrap the Windows Phone and Nokia branding in the wake of the next OS release

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Windows 9 notification centre details revealed

News 9 Sep, 2014 Caroline Preece

The Windows 9 notification centre is reportedly available on some builds of the OS

Windows 9 could just be called ‘Windows’

News 8 Sep, 2014 Caroline Preece

Despite seemingly confirming Microsoft’s next OS as Windows 9, it’s now suggested the software could simply be called ‘Windows’

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Windows 8 adoption rates lower than Windows Vista

News 5 Sep, 2014 Caroline Preece

Despite ongoing hatred directed at Windows Vista, the operating system was more popular than Windows 8

Windows 9 accidentally leaked by Microsoft China

News 3 Sep, 2014 Clare Hopping

The software giant has revealed information about the platform on its Chinese social network


Microsoft given 20 days to respond in Chinese antitrust case

News 2 Sep, 2014 Clare Hopping

Software giant under investigation over Windows and Office compatibility

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Windows 9 Tech Preview to get two monthly updates

News 29 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

Microsoft are reportedly setting up two monthly updates for the Windows 9 Technology Preview

Microsoft clears out 'fake’ Windows Store apps

News 29 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

Microsoft has removed apps it considers to be 'fake' by untrustworthy developers

Windows 9 to be free for Windows 8.1 users?

News 28 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

Windows 9 is rumoured to be a free update for Windows 8.1 users, with more incentives for other customers

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Dropbox launches new Pro features including 1TB storage

News 28 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

Dropbox has launched new features for its Pro business users, putting security at the top of its list

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Windows XP SP4 unofficial download incoming

News 28 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

The download has been created by a developer who was disgruntled that Microsoft withdrew support for the OS

Windows 9 could have interactive live tiles

News 27 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

Microsoft is planning to include interactive live tiles and a new notification system as part of Windows 9

Windows 9: 10 Features we want to see

News 26 Aug, 2014 Kyle Nazario Caroline Preece

With the Windows 9 release date looming, here are the top features we want to see

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Microsoft facing Chinese antitrust probe over Media Player & IE distribution

News 26 Aug, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Software giant finds itself at centre of another investigation into its competitive behaviour

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Windows 9 developer launch date set for 30 September

News 22 Aug, 2014 Clare Hopping

The update will include design tweaks and the re-introduction of the Smart Menu

OS X Yosemite beta 6 now available

News 20 Aug, 2014 Khidr Suleman Caroline Preece

OS X 10.10 introduces tight integration with iPads and iPhones, with a sixth beta version now available for users to try

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Microsoft looks to recapture market share with Internet Explorer 12

News 19 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

Microsoft may release Internet Explorer 12 alongside Windows 9 in an attempt to snare back users

OS X Yosemite beta 6 released by Apple

News 19 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

The sixth beta release of OS X Yosemite has been released to developers, without a concurrent iOS 8 update


Google Chrome now features offline browsing option

News 19 Aug, 2014 Caroline Preece

Google Chrome has added offline web browsing for users without a stable internet connection