It’s not very often you see a new file format making its way out in the open, but Microsoft has just introduced one. Dubbed HEIF, short for High Efficiency Image Format. Support for this new format was rolled out with Windows 10 Redstone 4 build 17123 that recently made its way to the Fast ring of the preview program....

One of the first things people customize after installing Windows 10 are the date and time formats. In other words, specifically, how date and time is displayed throughout the operating system. This may also be necessary if you are traveling. Changing the date and time formats in Windows 10 revises how these are...

Well, if you’re doing it, better do it right, I always say. Microsoft has been slowly working on bringing native support for the MKV format to its operating systems. Out of the box support is promised in Windows 10. But now the company has released a new update for Xbox Video, which bundles compatibility for this...

Some file formats are immortal. They never die. The now classic .wav file is one such format, still famous among audiophiles. But this vintage format is also used in several voicemail systems. And it seems that the upcoming Windows Phone 8 GDR2 packs in expanded support for this file format. The update flavor of...

There is interesting speculation  regarding the media support of Windows 8. Windows 8 is supposed to include support for new formats, including AVC HD (with chapter seek), 3D video, and multiple MPEG-4 formats for the web, and will improve MJPEG (webcams and still cameras), MPEG-2 (decoding/encoding), H.264...