Finally! Netflix has just announced that Windows 10 users now have the ability to stream the service in high dynamic range, and this news comes about a year after support for 4K for the platform. HDR, if you are not aware, is a video technology that results in better contrast and color, and Netflix was one of the...

One of the more convenient of features built into Windows is AutoPlay, which as the name hints lets you choose an action that is automatically carried out when you plug in different kinds of media. All the common media types are supported, and Windows 10 will automatically launch an app whenever you connect a CD, DVD,...

Along with China and Russia, Microsoft is facing no small amount of trouble in South Korea. The country has outlined plans to move away from Windows to open source software. The idea is to complete the switch by 2020. CEO Satya Nadella recently made a trip to the country to meet local officials and discuss business...

Ever felt the need to make clips of short sections of a video you are watching? Welcome to the club. The needs are many, sending a small video to your friends and family, inserting it into presentations, or just save a portion of a video as a copy. For better or for worse (probably the latter) this is easier said than...

Redmond officially announced on Friday that CEO Steve Ballmer plans to retire within the next 12 months. Since then, a new wave of criticism aimed at Microsoft’s leader for the past 13 years has followed. Analysts and experts around the world have criticized Ballmer and the way he has led Microsoft. And now Microsoft...

Redmond recently announced that general availability of Windows Azure Media Services. This brand new service is now available to customers and allows them stream on-demand video to consumers on any platform or device. This feature was, until now, exclusively available to a select number of developers. In fact,...

According to an article written on TechCrunch, Microsoft might be making a stripped-down version of the Xbox for media and casual games. It’ll run on a stripped-down version of Windows 8 and be an instant on device. This makes a lot of sense because even though a lot of new TV’s have these options built in, they can...

Apparently Microsoft is creating a news service for Windows 8. This it seems is going to be an attempt to bypass traditional media outlets and control the news about the forthcoming OS. In Australia, journalists are being hired to create content for the feature application which has the working totle of Apex. These...

Very fascinating discussion with Ari Emmanuel at the All Things D conference. At this week’s All Things D conference — D10, which marked a decade of these retreats — Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher were gracious enough to invite Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel on stage to talk about the changing entertainment market as it...

Yeah this is the eve of Steven Sinofsky’s big day. The world is lined up waiting for the next big thing – possibly the future of the entire company – Microsoft. Inevitably, people are going to look at this as the ultimate test for Sinofsky. Can he deliver? Interesting piece on the Huffington Post today. Talks about the...