Desktop Software News

Windows 10: 10 Features we want to see

News 1 Oct, 2014 Kyle Nazario Caroline Preece Caroline Donnelly

With the Windows 10 release date looming, here are the top features we want to see

Windows 10 vs Windows 8.1: What’s new?

News 1 Oct, 2014 Khidr Suleman

Windows 10 brings back the Start Button, adds multiple desktops & an adaptable interface

Windows 10: Live blog on Technical Preview release day

News 30 Sep, 2014 IT Pro

Microsoft has unveiled Windows 10. Stay tuned for more details...

Windows 10: Release date, specs & pricing

News 30 Sep, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Windows 10 release (as a technical preview) day is here. We take a look at what Microsoft has in store for its OS users

Microsoft tells developers to target Windows 8.1, in-app purchases

News 30 Sep, 2014 Caroline Preece

Microsoft has released data urging app developers to target Windows 8.1 and include in-app purchases

Shellshock: Apple assures OS X users over Bash Bug risks

News 26 Sep, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Apple says the "vast majority" of OS X users shouldn't be affected

Google chief lays out rules for successful emailing

News 26 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Respond quickly and be concise, says Schmidt

Microsoft opens up bug bounty programme for online services

News 25 Sep, 2014 Clare Hopping

The rewards users receive will be based on the "detail, quality and complexity" of the discovered vulnerability, says Microsoft

Google+ accounts no longer needed to access Gmail

News 22 Sep, 2014 Clare Hopping

Google has lifted its rule stating that users must have a Google+ account if they want to use Gmail or Docs

Microsoft said to be set on slashing more jobs

News 18 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Second round of cuts will see more staff lose their jobs, reports claim

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