Windows 10 use continues to grow
Published in News
Friday, 24 February 2017 11:50

Windows 10 use continues to grow

But Windows 7 is still king

NetMarketShare’s monthly OS usage figures show that Windows 10 use is growing but it is still a long way behind the aging and insecure Windows 7.

Microsoft confirms second Windows 10 update
Published in News
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 11:48

Microsoft confirms second Windows 10 update


This year


Software King of the World Microsoft said that it was going to have two big Windows 10 updates this year, but it hasn't shared timing details for its second update.

EU privacy watchdogs concerned about Windows 10
Published in News


Changes to installation process were only a start


European Union data protection watchdogs said they were still concerned about the privacy settings of Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system despite Vole announcing changes to the installation process.

Windows 10 Redstone 2 out in April
Published in News
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 12:40

Windows 10 Redstone 2 out in April


Microsoft partners seem to be leaking the date


It is looking fairly certain that Windows 10’s second major update will be released in April.

Microsoft makes Windows 10 privacy changes
Published in News
Wednesday, 18 January 2017 11:21

Microsoft makes Windows 10 privacy changes


Changes please the regulators but not everyone

While regulators are happy with Windows 10’s privacy changes, users might be miffed that Vole has not given a complete opt-out feature.

Microsoft drops licencing fees for Windows 10
Published in Notebooks


Cheaper than 2016


Microsoft has reduced the cost of Windows 10 licences for models to be launched in the middle of the year. 

Blue Screen of death turns green
Published in News
Wednesday, 11 January 2017 11:28

Blue Screen of death turns green


Gangrene sets in


Software king of the world, Microsoft has decided that it is time to retire its blue screen of death – at least for some users.

Windows 10 on nearly a quarter of machines
Published in News
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 13:14

Windows 10 on nearly a quarter of machines


But all roads still lead to Chrome

Beancounters for Net Marketshare have added up some numbers and divided by their shoesize and worked out that Windows 10 is installed on 24.5% of devices.

Slides of Windows 10 running on a Snapdragon
Published in Mobiles
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 11:37

Slides of Windows 10 running on a Snapdragon


The way of things to come

Slides of Windows 10 running on an ARM device powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 have tipped up before they are shown at CES 2017 this week.

Windows 10 to get a “game mode”
Published in Games
Thursday, 29 December 2016 10:42

Windows 10 to get a “game mode”


Improve PC games


Software King of the World Microsoft is planning to bring in a “game mode” for Windows 10 to spruce up PC games.