The deafening silence from Microsoft regarding the October 2018 Update delay may be unprecedented, but effects of the delay are also far and wide reaching. Not only are consumers affected by it, but hardware manufacturers are also feeling the heat. This rough road from Redmond began on October 2 when the...

Nothing to fear? HP recently came under severe fire after for allegedly bundling a keylogger onto its drivers, which would have allowed cybercriminals the ability to track every keystroke of a user. This thing blew up fast. However, Synaptics, the company that provides the touchpads for HP and many other OEMs...

Ever. The timing of a post like this is interesting, what with the Fall Creators Update on the horizon, but Microsoft took time out to praise the current version of the operating system. The Windows 10 Creators Update, which it labeled the best version of the OS until now. It certainly is the most performant...

Although the Windows 8.1 pricing scheme is not the biggest mystery in the world, things got rather interesting when Microsoft announced at BUILD 2014 that it was making the OS free for OEMs. Certain OEMs, mind you, those that create tablets with display sizes smaller than 9 inches. This was clearly an attempt...

OEMs. Enough said. It’s been two years to the day since Windows 8 made its debut, but companies like Dell and HP are still keen to push Windows 7 machines to buyers. Laptops and desktops, both. Even as the end of sales deadline for the world’s most famous operating system fast approaches. This month bears...

Time for Microsoft to bring its modern operating systems into the spotlight. Windows 7 OEM license sales are soon to be part of history, with the company ending sales of such installations by the end of this month. October 31 is the cutoff date, after which Redmond will no longer provide partners, hardware...

The world’s most popular operating system is approaching its day of reckoning! Windows 7 end of sales date had been set for next month, and Microsoft plans to stay firm on it. What this means is that the company will stop providing OEMs with copies of Windows 7 on October 31. However this deadlines does not...

Remember the names! Alcatel, BLU, Kazam, New Generation Mobile and ZTE are but a few of the companies that launched new Windows Phone devices this year. And Microsoft is highlighting these new addition to the Windows Phone party in a blog post. Some 14 new OEMs helped launch 22 new smartphones powered by...

If you had second thoughts about just how important OneNote has become for Microsoft, consider this. A leaked document shows that the company encourages hardware vendors to bundle the app. With Windows 8.1 Update 1, no less. And although this is not something Redmond is doing by default, it is pushing OEMs to...

So a couple of really interesting bits of speculation have floated up recently. One is that Microsoft is looking to drastically reduce the cost of OEMs to license Windows 8.1. For lower end devices, that is. But it seems that the company might do the same for Windows Phone handsets too. This new report comes...