Say goodbye to the old classic Microsoft Office icons, which sported a big bold letter with a bit of a graphical suggestion of what that program was supposed to do. This was a style that has stuck through the decades — for better or for worse. Better, mostly. But Microsoft is leaving all of that behind, with this...

Jeez, how many shades of grey does one need? A lot, apparently. If you think Windows 10 UI is a mess, then you are not alone. As this cool little image illustrates so aptly. Consistency is a concept few have heard of behind Redmond walls, apparently. The company continues to migrate towards a modern user interface for...

Fresh statistics! Get your fresh statistics here! It was back in the good old days of 2015 that Redmond launched the Microsoft By the Numbers website, designed to offer interesting tidbits of information about the company and its products. Fast forward a bit later, and the software titan shut down the page a few...

A new week, a new Windows 10 build. This time around, build 17733 is the one that is doing the rounds. And it brings with it a dark mode for File Explorer that was announced all the way back in May. Essentially, this is the final version of the design that the company had worked on most of the summer. Redmond...

Long time due, too. Redmond has rolled out a design refresh for the Microsoft Store app, the desktop one at least, along with a few new features to go with it. First noted here, this new update to the Store app for Windows 10 users implements the depth element of the company’s new Fluent Design System, with the...

Or rather, a Departments menu. Microsoft Store, formerly known as the Windows Store, has come a long way from its early days, where it offered just apps. And well, games, if you want to call them that. True to the rebranding, and amid some Fluent Design changes, the software titan has amped up its repository in a...

It’s remarkable how all over the place is the user interface in Microsoft’s OS is. The refreshing new Windows 10 concept shows how an across the board streamlining of all elements might look. Based on the Fluent Design system, which the software titan is currently developing, this concept shows just how important...

It’s not the first time that HoloLens has been used to revolutionize and industrial process, but Ford has become the latest company to embrace the mixed reality device, calling it a powerful tool. So much so that it is set to expand testing HoloLens in its design studios. Microsoft took a moment to highlight this...

Color management is the controlled conversion of the color representation of different devices. In other words, how hardware like monitors, TVs, scanners, digital cameras, printers display colors. Windows 10, just like previous versions of the operating system, comes with some very comprehensive color management...

What took them so long! Windows XP still powers some 18% of computers the world over, but the vintage platform is steadily losing users and people upgrade to newer solutions. Once such solution is Microsoft’s latest — Windows 8.1. Although this version of Windows fixed a lot of issues with Windows 8 vanilla, not...