BUILD 2014 is mostly about coding and build applications for the various Microsoft platforms, and true to the nature of the event, the company highlighted a number of important new changes at the event earlier this month aimed at developers. End users, however, will be most interested in knowing that soon they will be...

Windows Phone 8.1 is shaping up to be a real gem when it comes to mobile operating systems, and fans that have been waiting for its release are in for quite a treat this summer. Microsoft unveiled this version at BUILD 2014 earlier this month, where Windows Phone 8.1 pretty much stole the show. Developers that own a...

One of the bigger news stories, at least in the world of computing technology, was the official confirmation that Microsoft would be bringing back the Start Menu in a future update for Windows. For obvious reasons, of course — in order to make the desktop environment more familiar for users of its modern operating...

So just like that, BUILD 2014 has come and gone. Microsoft share plenty of plans for the present, some insights for the future, and a vision or two for the times ahead. Overall, April 2 and 3 were the days where Redmond announced a slew of improvements to the current platforms; a number of them overdue, while others...

Sideloading is a term that might sound a little intimidating for some users. In reality, though, it is a simple enough concept that means installation of applications outside the official defined ecosystem. For Windows 8.1, as an example, it is the release and installation of custom applications outside the Windows...

The operating system, that is. Almost all cars have windows of some sorts. But Microsoft is now developing a completely new technology that brings its OS into vehicles. This new flavor of the platform will give drivers control over a number of options and tools, straight from the infotainment system installed on the...

Rumors, technology rumors in particular, should always be taken at face value. They can turn out to be true as easily as they can be false. Microsoft, for instance, was expected to talk about a couple of key upcoming products. Expected, or you can say, reported to. There was talk that the company might unveil a...

There are some that believe that the classic Microsoft experience is still not complete on touch. Sure, the company has released a couple of flavors of its Office productivity suite. But they are not overly optimized for touch based usage. Work, however, still continues at Redmond on the true touch optimized version...

Redmond has done a splendid job modernizing its web browser on all platforms. No longer is Internet Explorer stuck in the early 2000s, and the newer versions can duke it out with Chrome and Firefox easy. We have known for a while that the company is planning to release IE11 on Windows Phone 8.1, and the various leaks...

It took a little while coming, but Microsoft has finally decided on making Windows free of charge for manufactures that plan on building device smaller than 9 inches in size. Terry Myerson of Microsoft revealed this on the first day of BUILD 2014 yesterday. And in a blog post following the keynote, Microsoft’s...