Even more speculation about a new app store for Windows 8. We’ve had a nice long look through the slides ourselves, and that Windows Store is looking pretty interesting even at this early juncture. Early mockups show a Zune-like interface with content curated not only by Microsoft, but also partners and device...

More speculation about the end of Bluetooth 3. We’ve been hearing more and more about that… While there’s no telling what Microsoft will actually do when it starts coding the OS, documents indicate it’s currently asking partner OEMs whether Bluetooth 3.0 + HS and IEEE 1394 are important to their customers. Why? Microsoft...

Interesting new speculation about a “push button reset” that automatically resets Windows to factory condition while leaving a user’s files in place. That would actually be pretty cool if it was a highly effective no drama process. You wouldn’t have to reinstall Windows 8 from a DVD, just push a button… Any tech...

A leaked Microsoft presentation for hardware makers on Windows 8 reveals some insight into how the company is thinking about its next operating system upgrade. The leak comes from the Microsoft Journal, an enthusiast blog written by Francisco Martín García, who lists himself as a Microsoft VIP Tester. Here’s a few key...

Some Microsoft Windows 8 documents have been leaked online that seem to hint about some of the areas of focus for Windows 8. Emphasis will be further improvements in speed, and greater empowerment of users allowing them to easily tweak and optimise their machines without calling a support desk or a more knowledgeable...

Microsoft Corp. today announced record third-quarter revenue of $14.50 billion for the quarter ended Mar. 31, 2010, a 6% increase from the same period of the prior year. Operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $5.17 billion, $4.01 billion and $0.45 per share, which represented...

Windows7update.com and Windows8update.com are hosting a little competition. We are trying to get some feedback from our visitors about the next version of Windows. Head to our forums and answer the following 3 questions 1) What should the next version of Windows (Windows 8 for now) be...

Interesting article from Softpedia today. There has always been speculation about exactly what the name of the new operating system from Microsoft would be after the success of Windows 7. Obviously in light of the fact that due to it’s popularity, Windows 7 kept it’s codename and was eventually released with it, it has...

A couple of former Microsofties are coming out of the woodwork and starting to offer constructive? criticism of the Redmond giant.. From Mary Jo Foleys blog: Don Dodge, who was cut in the last round of Microsoft layoffs, only to resurface days later at Google as an evangelist, is extolling the virtues of Macs this...

The other day I read an article that raised the possibility of something that I hadn’t considered for Windows 8. Maybe Windows 8 could simply be a Service Pack for Windows 7. While that may (on the surface) sound outlandish, when you think about it , it may not be that bad of an idea. Windows 7 has been well received...