The People Bar, also known as My People, is one of those options that Microsoft put a lot of effort in to develop. But its usage never picked up, with most users not even being aware that it was there. And as is reported, it seems that it is going away soon. Future builds from the 19H1 development branch will see a...

Let’s start the new week with some solid security news! Browser security, that is. If you depend on IE and Edge for your browsing needs, then you better be in the know here. Microsoft is set to disable certain TLS versions on both of its web browsers. Now, admittedly usage of Microsoft browsers has been on the...

It’s that time of the year again. A melancholy, depressing time. One where Microsoft announces the features that are being removed or deprecated in the next version of Windows 10. This time around, the version in question is version 1809, previously known as its codename Redstone 5. Now, better known as the October...

Smart. Microsoft has found a way to generate some nice side revenue from Windows 7, which is currently the world’s most popular desktop operating system. But one that is getting ready for sunset, with end of life set for January 14, 2020. And while Redmond is keen on moving the user base to a newer version of the...

If you are one of the few that are still rocking the old version of the operating system, then make way for some news. Stores for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are all set for retirement. Microsoft clearly wants everyone to move to the latest version of Windows, and shutting down access to the apps repository for...

For a while. Microsoft pulled a fast one last month when it announced that the old version of Skype, also known as the classic version, will stop working on September 1. The company than started herding users to Skype version 8, which is interesting because this variant of the application had been in beta for...

Time for Windows 8.1 users to jump ship? Don’t look now but there’s an exodus going on, one where developers are quietly abandoning one of the more popular operating systems on the planet. Windows 8.1, the fourth most used desktop OS, had a share of 4.95%. Enough to give it a user base of millions of users. Microsoft...

It’s no big secret that Microsoft wants to see Windows 7 gone. But since support for this old OS is set to last until January 2020, the company can’t really do anything. The popular operating system was released in 2009, and that means PCs even older than this date were quickly to deploy Windows 7. They still are...

The end is near! The official Starbucks app took a while to come to Windows Phone. But it did so with appropriate fanfare upon launch, and was very well received. However, the company has decided that now it is time to move on. Starbucks is leaving Microsoft’s mobile operating platform — for the same old reason that...

Shots fired! Microsoft has sent a new message for users of the classic Paint app, warning them of the looming removal of the application from the operating system in the very near future. You may recall that, back in July, the software titan had placed the Paint program in the list of features that were to be...