The Modern UI port of Skype for Microsoft’s modern operating platform became the default instant messaging tool on Windows 8.1, replacing the previous Messaging app that was available on Windows 8. Since then, the app has received a few updates and enhancements. But one pesky little issue had been nagging Skype users...

So I’m still slogging my Microsoft Surface Pro around seeing how it works (or doesn’t) for my lifestyle. I just encountered my first Surface Pro 2 wi-fi connectivity problem. I’m at Starbucks and was trying to connect to Wi-fi when it gave me a message indicating that it was unable to connect to any networks. This was...

The latest Surface RT firmware update that launched earlier this month broke down the sound on some of the tablets. A number of owners confirmed the unexpected sound drops when watching a movie or listening to a song. Microsoft quickly acknowledged the issue and promised to look into the matter and issue a fix. Well,...

A couple of months into release, Microsoft Surface Pro still is one of the most desirable technology gadgets, even as Redmond tries to bring its deluxe tablets to more and more worldwide markets. But like most first-generation hardware devices that suffer from issues large and small, Surface Pro has had its share of...

All’s well that ends well. The devious little update KB2823324 that was part of Microsoft’s April Patch Tuesday update had caused a bit of a ruckus for a lot of users that had installed it. The buggy update affected Windows 7 computers, pushing the machines into a continuous reboot loop, which in some instances...

Something strange happened last week, when one of the updates released by Microsoft as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday update cycle broke down Windows 7 for a number of users. As we reported last week, the update pretty much wreaked havoc on Windows 7 installations, pushing all computers in a scarily continuous...

Redmond has a more than excellent track record when it comes to delivering updates and patches. But once in a while a little hitch goes through creating problems for users. Today is that once in a while. One of the fixes released by Microsoft in this month’s Patch Tuesday is wreaking quite some havoc on Windows 7 PCs,...

Never a bad feeling reading about something like this, that is a given. It has been over three months since the random muting issue for Surface tablets was reported, but now seems Microsoft may just have quashed the bug. The latest Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates included several Surface RT and Surface Pro fixes, most...