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Features Removed In Windows 10 Version 1809

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

Windows 7 To Get Paid Updates Beyond 2020

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

Windows 8 Store Set For Sunset

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.

Old Skype Will Live

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

Apps Are Now Waving Goodbye To Windows 8.1

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

Has Microsoft Started Ending Windows 7 Support?

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

Starbucks App Abandons Windows Phone

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

Microsoft Warns Paint Users

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,

HomeGroup Nearing Its End In Windows 10 Redstone 4

It’s been a good run! The HomeGroup feature, which is available on all current versions of the operating system, and is surprising used by many, will be removed in Windows 10 Redstone 4. Redmond has confirmed that

Barclays Abandons Windows Phone

Wonder what took them so long! Financial apps usually are quick to leave the Windows Phone platform, but Barclays remained one of the last banks still supporting Microsoft’s mobile OS. Not anymore. Since few companies have any