Articles about Windows
We all expect Microsoft to roll out new Windows 10 flagship smartphones when Windows 10 is released a bit later this year and new rumors show there may be two variations with 20 megapixel cameras.
Microsoft is providing IT pros with more granular levels of control over how Windows 10 as a service will work.
We're excited to bring this weekly top news roundup covering Windows Phone. This week in Windows Phone there were reports of a way to turn the phone into a near-PC, Windows 10 will have a staggered rollout, and Microsoft wants competitor's apps in the Windows 10 store.
Microsoft discontinued development of Windows Media Center in 2009, but enthusiasts have held out hope that the feature would get one more reprieve for Windows 10. Sorry, folks, that's not happening.
If your system isn't touch-enabled in some way, you need to seriously consider adding some form of support. Here's how to do that without breaking the bank.
Porting an Android or iOS app to Windows looks easy if this video showing how Project Astoria works is any indication. Is Microsoft over-promising to developers?
As the one Windows across all devices strategy unfolds, the Microsoft Band gets an updated SDK for developers to create apps on the wearable health tracker.
What's next for Windows 10? Microsoft executives revealed more details of their launch plans on Thursday. The first step will make upgrades available for existing PCs, probably in July, with new PCs following soon after. Windows 10 on other devices, including phones and the HoloLens, will come later.
How can there be a future for Windows on smartphones and tablets when Microsoft is encouraging developers to bring its apps from Apple and Google's ecosystem?
Arduino developers can now take advantage of cheap sensors and processing capabilities in Windows 10 devices to add new features to projects.
On the first day of its Build developers' conference, Microsoft has released a new preview of Windows 10, the third new version in 30 days. Here's what's inside.
Microsoft has christened the new, lighter-weight browser it's building into Windows 10 as Microsoft 'Edge.'
Microsoft is enabling Android and iOS apps to come to Windows 10 phones. Here's how this will work.
Microsoft execs claim Windows 10 will be installed on 1 billion devices within two to three years time, meaning by late summer 2018.
Microsoft could be forced to stop selling certain Lumia handsets which were found to infringe two patents in the US.
Although it's still early days, Windows 10 offers a number of interface changes aimed at enhancing usability for business users.
The iPhone 6 Plus is a fantastic large smartphone, but it is very expensive and locks you into the Apple ecosystem. There are several Android and Windows Phone alternatives if the iPhone is not for you.
The first release of Windows 10, officially known as the Windows Technical Preview, is designed primarily to make life easier for mouse-and-keyboard aficionados who were turned off by the touch-oriented Windows 8 interface. Here's what you'll find inside.
The Lumia 520 was one of the most popular devices ever to run Windows Phone. Can its successor follow in its footsteps?
The more I use Cortana the more I am convinced it beats Google Now and Siri for getting things done and having some fun.
If you regularly switch between a PC or Mac, tablet, and smartphone then you might want to look at this new keyboard that lets you enter text on all of them with a simple flip of the switch.
Did you know that Windows 8.1 Professional and Enterprise has built-in virtualization capabilities? Here's how to run multiple operating systems on a single PC.
Over the last couple years we have seen Nokia update and release their Lumia Windows Phones so it is refreshing to see HTC jump back in and provide a high end Windows Phone, especially one as good as the M8.
People drop their phones all the time. A recent survey shows that 50 percent of college students break their phones. Here are some low cost options and warranty options to protect your investment.
Say what you will about the dual personality of Windows 8.1 but there are some things it does better than the mobile competition.
Microsoft is actively rolling out Windows Phone 8.1 after three months of being in preview mode. The Lumia Cyan update is also coming to supported Nokia devices.
We're certainly not claiming that Windows Phone is better overall than iOS (or even the reverse). But there are ways that Windows Phone beats current iPhones.
Is the latest all-rounder from the Nokia stable your next business device of choice?
The Microsoft Store is getting more Windows 8 apps all the time. These ten apps may have slipped under your radar.
Here are six top-quality scanners that will help you clean up systems and keep them safe in the future. There are tools here for systems ranging from Windows XP to Windows 8.1.
At Microsoft's Silicon Valley Campus, ZDNet's Sumi Das talks to Microsoft's chief environmental strategist, Rob Bernard, about power-saving features in the new Windows 7 operating system. Bernard says Microsoft made energy efficiency a core design element, with better battery optimization, and Bluetooth and DVD features that won't be activated until necessary.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das and senior editor Sam Diaz share the early word on the highly anticipated OS set for release in late October. Diaz also previews upcoming conferences, including CTIA, and considers the question where does Web 2.0 go from here?
Is an incompatible program or device standing between you and a Windows 7 upgrade? If you’re willing to pay for Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate edition, you might be able to use a clever solution to fool that old code into running in the new OS. Windows XP Mode lets you run Windows XP applications in a virtual machine right on the Windows 7 desktop. ZDNet's Ed Bott provides a close-up look at how XP Mode works.
A terabyte here, a terabyte there, and pretty soon you're talking about some pretty serious information overload. It doesn't matter how well organized you are, once your collection of data files and other digital stuff gets big enough, you're going to need some help finding things. ZDNet's Ed Bott takes a closer look at the search tools in Windows 7 and shows you how you can use them to make your digital life a little more organized.
Sociologists say that multitasking has shortened our attention spans and made us more easily distracted than ever. Apparently it's a losing battle. With 4GB or more of memory in the standard Windows PC these days, it's possible to open dozens of windows at once. The challenge for Windows users is how to keep track of all those windows without losing focus. ZDNet's Ed Bott shows you how some new features in Windows 7 can help you multitask more effectively.
Moving, resizing, and arranging windows on the screen has been one of those things we've done since the earliest days of Microsoft Windows. If you've used Windows since, oh, 1995 or so, you know the maximize, minimize, and restore buttons like the back of your hand. But those old-school tools just don't cut it with today's big monitors and high-definition resolutions. ZDNet's Ed Bott shows you a cool new set of gestures and shortcuts to help you move, resize, and arrange windows more intelligently.
Will Microsoft's Windows 7 succeed where Vista failed? The new operating system offers a new graphical user interface, more reliable power management tools, and better search, but it still might not offer enough to convince PC users to buy it. ZDNet Correspondent Sumi Das talks to Larry Dignan, editor in chief of ZDNet, and Ed Bott, ZDNet's Microsoft Report blogger, about Windows 7's pros and cons.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CEO Paul Otellini shows off some new consumer devices optimized to run Intel processors and various versions of Windows 7. He also looks at the company's next-generation microprocessor, Sandy Bridge, running on Windows 7.
Very impressive technology, with a strange double role, and a price tag that matches its massive size.
Microsoft's Technical Beta release of Windows Media Player 10 features a redesigned interface that provides easy access to online media stores. It also syncs better with portable devices.
Windows XP SP2 Introduction Improved network protection Memory overflow protection Safer e-mail handling More secure Internet browsing Improved Windows Update Requirements Conclusions Screenshots The forthcoming Service Pack 2 for Windows XP is actually a significant upgrade for Microsoft's OS, delivering much-needed security enhancements.
Heavyweights Motorola and Microsoft unite to produce the MPx200; a sleek, all-black clamshell smart phone. Read our Australian review.