Say goodbye to the old classic Microsoft Office icons, which sported a big bold letter with a bit of a graphical suggestion of what that program was supposed to do. This was a style that has stuck through the decades — for better or for worse. Better, mostly. But Microsoft is leaving all of that behind, with this...

Microsoft can pull a fast one, as well as anyone. But every now and then, the company pulls of a surprising surprise, something which leaves everyone confused. Case in point, a new Windows 10 app that has shown up all of a sudden on some PCs. Technically, it’s not even an application, it’s a shortcut to one. But a...

Finally! Netflix has just announced that Windows 10 users now have the ability to stream the service in high dynamic range, and this news comes about a year after support for 4K for the platform. HDR, if you are not aware, is a video technology that results in better contrast and color, and Netflix was one of the...

Lumia 930 already comes with some of the best imaging capabilities available on mobile devices, thanks to its downright terrific camera, but the latest Lumia Denim update amplified them further. The newest firmware brings with it a number of enhancements, but perhaps the most noticeable of these are the touchups for...

Microsoft is focusing on Apple’s Siri digital assistant in one of the first Windows Phone 8.1 commercials. This is Microsoft’s first major effort to showcase Cortana at the expense of Apple’s Siri. The new commercial sees an iPhone 5S pitted against a low-end Lumia 635, with Cortana handling people- and location-based...

A day may yet come when Google buries the hatchet with Microsoft and starts developing Metro apps, but that day is still far away. In the meantime users have to make do with third-party applications. And as far as third-party applications go, YouTube for Windows 8 ticks all the right boxes. The design is optimized for...

For Friday, check out this interesting video from David Pogue. Using the now familiar Mac vs. PC commercial style, David splits the screen and splits into two different personalities to showcase the differences between an iPad and the new Surface Pro 3. On the iPad side, he portrays the iMasses as unkempt and...

Microsoft are starting to release key videos from the day. This is today’s keynote video from BUILD 2014.

Oh it feels good typing this! At the very least we will not have to deal with horror stories of how the release got delayed once again, for one reason or another. And at the most, Microsoft’s modern OS has now got another important application. VLC for Windows 8 has just been released on the Windows Store. Not for...

The start of something exciting? Microsoft is, once again, said to be interested in a deal with Dailymotion, the increasingly popular video streaming website. According to this report by the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft and Orange are discussing the details of a deal that would see the former investing in...