2014 just had to be a tough year for Microsoft as far as operating systems were concerned, what with the retirement of Windows XP and the takeoff of Windows 8.1 hanging in the balance. Luckily, the company fared quite well in these past twelve months. The whole idea of getting people to move away from the ancient...

And this is a good sign, believe it or not. Channeling a little Robert Ripley here! There is no shortage of people calling Windows 8 the new Vista, what with the modern operating system failing to take off. But with the arrival of Windows 8.1, them more pressing matter was why people failed to upgrade to the newest...

The highly popular Lumia 520 is not only the champion in sales charts and market share graphs, but the budget handset also leads the Windows Phone Store in term of app downloads. In fact, over a quarter of all downloads were recorded on this smartphone. That’s amazing and troubling at the same time — if such is a...

Almost all eyes are towards Windows 10 and what it will bring come 2015, but Microsoft certainly wants to further improve its current platform, that being Windows 8.1. The company has just released a new ISO for this version of Windows, and it also contains the November 2014 update rollup — perfect for users that want...

Well, if you’re doing it, better do it right, I always say. Microsoft has been slowly working on bringing native support for the MKV format to its operating systems. Out of the box support is promised in Windows 10. But now the company has released a new update for Xbox Video, which bundles compatibility for this...

Another month, and another confirmation that Windows XP users are upgrading in droves. Windows 8.1 adoption continues, and Microsoft’s latest keeps growing its market share. New statistics provided by market research firm Net Applications indicate that the market share of the ancient operating system is dropping at a...

While Microsoft has not yet been able to take the market share of Windows tablets beyond the 5% mark, the platform has shown some amazing growth this past year. In fact, the year over year growth for Windows on tablets came in at an impressive 67.3%, showing that we can expect big things from the platform in the...

So I guess the blame this time lies with AVAST Software, although they have been quick to respond with fixes for Windows 8.1 users using their security solutions. Reports posted on the official company site, as well as Microsoft Community forums shows that users are encountering issues with the recently released...

On the desktop side of things, but that’s where it counts, right? The modern operating system has finally taken over the previous behemoth Windows XP in global usage. Granted, keeping in mind the pace at which one OS was losing users, and the other gaining them, this was only a matter of time. But according to the...

Quiet and easy, Microsoft. Quiet and easy. The software titan has just released Windows 8.1 Update 3, making it available as the November update to match the previously launched August one. You may recall there were solid plans under place to released Update 3 for Windows 8.1. Redmond outlined a desire to launch three...