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. One such insight has come from Tim Sneath, a former Microsoft employee who spent no less than 17 years at the...

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 of July, we had figures of 170,000. And that amounts to what, five thousand apps in around...

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 the Windows 8.1 refresh with its new user interface here. And speaking of user interfaces, the Windows Phone port of VLC...

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 right boxes — it comes with a fresh new UI, a bunch of new features, and according to VideoLAN, huge performance...

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 you — crazy copyrights be darned. So the story is that the user interface Redmond introduced, and was...

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 designers have imagined the new features and overall look of the upcoming operating system, and this latest set...

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 future operating systems updated with new bells and whistles from now on. And in some ways this...

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 these unique subcategories slowed down a bit these past few months, but business on the Windows Store picked up — numerous...

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 at a unified design language — complete with flatter visual elements, enhanced focus on...

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 although the company has not mentioned what exactly is coming, the announcement states that the UI on both Windows and...