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Back at WinHEC event in December, Microsoft and Qualcomm have announced a partnership to bring Windows 10 to Qualcomm's mobile processors. Microsoft said that Windows 10 on ARM processors will be launched sometime in 2017 and now we have more details on the launch.
We are hearing more and more about the new Microsoft operating system that is rumoured to become official sometime next month. Dubbed the Windows 10 Cloud, the new Windows 10 built is aimed at affordable laptops and should battle with Google's Chrome OS.
Windows 10's Redstone 3 update is going to arrive in September and Microsoft has confirmed it plans to release updates twice per year. Those releases are being planned for March and September of each year. Each will be supported for 18 months. Preview builds are coming out now.
It was rumoured for a while now that Snapdragon 835 will be the first ARM chipset to support Windows 10. While we are still waiting for that to happen, as the chipset is not even supported by the Windows 10 Mobile, new details reveal more about the situation.
In order to save your battery life, Microsoft is adding a background app throttling feature to Windows 10. The feature has appeared in preview build 16176 and it may be able to save up to 11% of battery usage. Your computer must be running an Intel 6th gen processor.
If you have been using Microsoft OneNote and OneDrive on Windows Phone 8.1, you probably have experienced sync issue lately. The software giant has now confirmed the issue, saying that the root cause has been identified and they are working on a fix. At the moment, there are no
Microsoft failed to make the same impact with the Windows 10 Mobile as it did with Windows 10 and it is obvious that they are now slowly dropping the support for mobile phones. That was also confirmed by the latest Creators Update, which will be rolled out to only 13 smartphones.
Windows 10 Creators Update is now rolling out, but it will take some time before it reaches all users. In the meantime, Microsoft has started working on new features and improvements that will be included in the next major update, and one of those new features is now detailed.
With a week away from the official roll out of the Windows 10 Creators Update for Windows Phone handsets, Microsoft has now officially confirmed which smartphones will get the latest software update. As rumoured, only 13 smartphones are officially supported.
The Xbox One and now the One S are great gaming consoles, but Sony's PlayStation 4 was always a step ahead. After years of catching up Sony, Microsoft believes it finally has something that would put its console on top and now it has confirmed the official launch date.
Windows 10 Creators Update has been released a few days ago and Microsoft has now announced that it plans to end support for the original version of Windows 10. The Windows 10 version 1507 will stop receiving security and quality updates after May 9.
Microsoft is planning to offer refunds on digital game purchases for the PC and Xbox One. That intention was revealed by an image for an upcoming update that was posted to Reddit. Insider Program members were notified about the upcoming refund program.
Microsoft's Minecraft will become available on the Nintendo Switch in a month. The "Nintendo Switch Edition" of the game has been given an official May 11 release date. It'll support the console's Pro controller, up to eight players online, and four local split-screen players.
The next hardware-centric event from Microsoft will take place on May 2, the company has revealed. Press invites began going out to journalists today, confirming the event will take place at 9:30 a.m. ET on May 2. It isn't clear what the company will show off.
An image of an Xbox Project Scorpio prototype has appeared for the first time. The development kit model gives some idea of the design Microsoft is working with, but it's bound to differ from the final product. Multiple images related to the project were released.
The release of the Windows 10 Creators Update is underway, but it could be a while before all users receive it. Microsoft has been beta testing the operating system for months. Included with the Creators Update are a 3D version of Paint and improved sound.
Microsoft is officially ending its support for Windows Vista today. The operating system is only being used by 0.72% of the desktop market, indicating the end of support won't be highly problematic. However, that market share still covers up to 10 million people.
Microsoft has announced the Spring Sale, a week-long event that'll include discounts on Windows apps, Xbox games, videos, music, and more. The event is running from April 11 to April 17. Among the discounted items is software like Adobe Photoshop Elements 15.
An in-game content store will be introduced to Minecraft this spring. Microsoft and Mojang have unveiled the Minecraft Marketplace, which will sell items like skins and maps. Those items are coming both from Mojang and from fans on the game, with Microsoft receiving a cut.
Microsoft will reportedly switch to using Intel's Kaby Lake processors in its Surface Pro 5 tablet. Paul Thurrott claims the new hybrid device is going to have relatively minor differences from the Pro 4, though the upgrade to Kaby Lake will be a notable change.