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...

Remember Windows ME? Millennium Edition? The last operating system in the Windows 9x series, it is notable for the fact that Microsoft changed its strategy majorly after the release of this versions of the OS back in 2000. After this, Redmond decided to release the consumer and pro versions of Windows simultaneously,...

The soon-to-be-retired Windows XP may technically be the second most popular operating system in the world, but a sweeping look at the business side of things may paint a different pictures. An overwhelming majority of enterprises, institutes, organizations and companies are running the OS. This was revealed in a new...

The technology world is gearing up to say goodbye to a trusty old operating system. Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP after April 8, 2014, and news about the ancient OS continues to surface as we head into the final few months. Scary news, mind you — Windows XP is inherently not as secure a platform as Windows...

Microsoft is all set to end official support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. And the operating system that took over the world after launching nearly 12 years ago will finally stop receiving security updates beyond this date. And rightly so, Redmond has been sending off warning signals, cautioning the (still rather...

The Windows operating system, in its various forms and flavors, is powering no less than 91.67 percent of computers worldwide, according to the latest statistics by the market research firm Net Applications. Windows 8, individually, now stands at 4.27 percent — enough for fourth place. But even with Microsoft holding...

Redmond has taken several important strides for its mobile platform, Windows Phone 8, in recent months, and the result is that the platform has finally gathered some necessary traction. But one critical area that Windows Phone is still lacking is VPN — virtual private networking. The upcoming update to Windows Phone...

Add another company to the remarkable list of large businesses and organizations that have signed up to use Microsoft’s cloud-based Office 365 offering. Lupin Limited, a pharmaceutical company has decided to deploy Microsoft’s solution instead of Google services. And once again, reduced costs have been cited as one of...

It may seem like clockwork, but Microsoft often takes time out to remind users that it will soon be discontinuing the classic operating system that goes by the name of Windows XP. And the reason for this is that despite being released almost 12 years ago, the OS is still going strong. This only intensifies Redmond’s...

Windows XP has less than a year before Microsoft will stop providing support. The cutoff data has been announced as April 8, 2014, but clearly things are not moving as fast as Redmond would have hoped. While there is a fair chance almost everyone is listening — only a few users and businesses are taking this message...