Denim is in! We finally have confirmation that the name of the next firmware update for Lumia devices, the one that brings Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1, is Lumia Denim. Not too shabby, Microsoft. Which is to say, the name Lumia Debian Red is no more, thank heavens! This had been the prevalent rumor, and some leaked images...

Such is the wonderful world of web that it does not take long for shady characters to start pulling their tricks in their bid to trap unsuspecting users. It does not take them long at all. With news that an early build of Windows 8.1 Update 1 is about to be leaked in the very near future, interest in this particular...

Microsoft sure seems to have widely distributed one of the first builds of Windows 8.1 Update 1 to several partners for testing purposes, as another set of screenshots have surfaced online. We got our first look at some screenshots yesterday. And now Win8China has posted another set that shows multiple Metro apps...

Ah, the Windows taskbar, the unchanged phenomenon of Microsoft’s flagship operating system! Things may have come and gone over the years (and in the case of the Start Menu, returning), but the taskbar has stayed steady through it all. Now, however, Redmond is paying some due attention to the taskbar. The screenshots...

Ladies and gentleman, we have our first leaked build of Windows 8.1 Update 1. It took a little longer than I thought, a little longer than was expected actually, but an early build is now out. Windows 8.1 Update 1 Build 9600.16596 is a rather mouthful to pronounce, but it is now available. Nothing particular...

So here’s the deal. The various reliable and not-so-reliable sources have hinted that Windows 8.1 Update 1 is about to bring back one of the most revered features of the Windows platform. Yes, the Start Menu — or some form of it anyway. Microsoft added back the Start Button in Windows 8.1 after doing away with it...

There is a time for surprises, and there is a time for spectacles. Windows 8.1 Update 1, it seems, is interested in neither, as a newly leaked screenshot shows tries to clear a certain mystery. There have been whispers that the returning Start Menu (or mini Start, what have you) is set to make a return to Windows as...

On the usual, there is only one thing that follows leaked screenshots. Leaked builds. It has happened before and it is happening again, as another Windows 8.1 Spring Update screenshot has sprung up (ha!). We had our first taste of leaked screen grabs a few days back from famed leaker Wzor. And now another screenshot...

One of my favorite words, and one that I use with notable restraint is ‘marquee’. If 2013 was a year of consolidation and smoothing the edges for Windows, then 2014 has the potential to be a marquee (look it up) year for Microsoft. At the forefront of it all is the Windows platform. It always is, isn’t it? After the...

The first refresh of Windows 8.1, titled Update 1, is all the rage at the moment, and the usual suspects have started splashing out bits and pieces of information on what this new version could bring. We checked out a few details and screenshots from Wzor yesterday, and now Mary Jo Foley is writing that Microsoft is...