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Former Employee Reveals Where Things Went Wrong For Microsoft

Microsoft seems to be in the process of a pivot, shifting focus away from its platforms to general productivity, at least on the mobile side of things. And there is no shortage of opinions on this change.

The Windows Store Now Hosts 175,000 Metro Apps

Onwards and upwards! Microsoft’s Windows 8 platform is now starting to show some real strength, with Windows Store now offering more than 175,000 unique Metro apps for download. They took a while coming, though. Towards the end

VLC For Windows Phone Almost Ready, Assures Developer

VideoLAN just released a much needed new version of VLC for Windows 8.1 on the Windows Store, but VLC for Windows Phone is still eagerly awaited by many users. You can read up on the launch of

VLC For Windows 8.1 Updated, Gets New User Interface

Despite its less than perfect launch, the VLC port for Microsoft’s modern platform is a certified hit. A new VLC for Windows 8.1 has just been made available for download. And this new build ticks all the

Even Sony Is Now Copying Microsoft’s Modern UI

Either Microsoft is doing something right, or other companies are doing it wrong. Probably a bit of both. Sony is the newest technology titan that has outright copied the Modern UI. Or Metro, for the purists among

This Windows 9 Concept Brings Gloss To The Modern UI

Even with a steady amount of leaks concerning the next version of Windows, the UI of the operating system is still a mystery. This Windows 9 concept tries to nudge us towards a dreamy looking design. Several

Windows 8.1 August Update Brings Another New Modern UI Feature

Nothing earth shattering, but just something that inches the Modern UI closer to the traditional desktop environment in terms of feature sets and all that. A simple new addition. This probably is how Microsoft will keep its

Microsoft Showcases 4th Of July Apps On The Windows Store

The big day is almost here for America, and Microsoft is ready to celebrate the moment. The company has just created a special new section on the Windows Store for the 4th of July. The business of

Google’s Material Design Language Is Strangely Similar To Metro

Metro, Modern, Material, what’s in a name, eh? Google is currently holding its I/O developer event, and one of the first things showcased in the keynote was the company’s new Material Design language. This is Google’s attempt

Desktop Skype Users To Get Modern Features Soon

Skype is one Microsoft service that gets updates on a regular basis, and this new one is rather interesting. Desktop users of Skype are in line to get some Modern features in the very near future. And