Microsoft has long been active in the education industry; showcasing new technology to be used in classrooms and offering numerous discounts for students. Their Surface tablet has been especially well accepted in educational institutions... keep reading
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Two new apps have hit the Windows Phone Store, giving loyal Windows Phone users more app variety in a mobile landscape dominated by Android. First off, we have Opera Mini for Windows Phone, which is now available as beta. Secondly, we hav... keep reading
Microsoft has re-released its second major update for Windows 8.1, also known as the August Update (Update 2 for those keeping track). The update originally launched on August 12, but was pulled a few days later due to a few bugs which re... keep reading
This Thursday the NFL season kicks off, with the traditional game involving the defending Super Bowl champions -- in this case the Seattle Seahawks. It's an exciting time for football fans, though the action does also mean the end of summ... keep reading
Microsoft has announced today that Office for iPad now supports the ability to purchase a monthly subscription to Office 365 Personal or Home. You can now purchase the monthly subscription from within Word, Excel, or PowerPoint for iPad.... keep reading
September is set to be a huge month for the Xbox One, as the entertainment and gaming console is set to launch in 28 new markets throughout the month. These new locations include Japan, India, China, Russia, Korea, and more. Those in Arge... keep reading
Ever watch a show or movie on Netflix and immediately think your friends would love to see it too? Well, with the addition of a new social feature to the service, Netflix is allowing you do just that through its Xbox app for Xbox One and... keep reading
Lumia 830, codenamed Tesla, has been spotted in plethora of rumors during the past few weeks. It's said to be a mid-range smartphone with a PureView camera on board, and has been spotted on Zauba, a logistics tracking website.
Ac... keep reading
According to data from Valve's Steam Hardware and Software Survey for the month ending August 2014, Microsoft's latest operating system usage has increased to a combined total of 27.81% (up from the previous month's 26.92%) for both Windo... keep reading
Microsoft has rolled out an update to Office 365, allowing admins to create custom themes for their organization and allowing users to personalize their experience by selecting an Office 365 theme. On top of that, Microsoft has rolled out... keep reading
You can’t charge your Windows Phone handset when it is turned off. This is what we have heard and assumed for years. But apparently, that’s not really the case. The newly launched XOLO Win Q900S lets you charge it even when you have turne... keep reading
It’s September, the new academic year has begun and you're back to school. Whether you’re starting a new course or continuing an existing one, this next app will help you stay in control of your school life, instead of it being the other... keep reading
Companies often tease their upcoming products, but rarely do they tease unintentionally. Recently, Microsoft in China inadvertently posted a teaser of Windows 9, asking them about their predictions about the return of the legendary Start... keep reading
Telegram Messenger is yet another instant messaging client for Windows phone, which features plethora of exciting features on board. It give users the ability to get in touch with their friends and family, create group of up to 200 people... keep reading
Microsoft has uploaded a new video showcasing the all new HTC One M8 for Windows. In this video, Cortana goes head to head against Siri, showing off how Cortana is the superior digital assistant.
Similar to the first vide... keep reading
There are quite a few games in the Windows Store that seem basic. Not this game. Infinity Runner for Windows 8.1 is a sci-fi action running game that features stunning levels.
"The Infinity is the largest spaceship ever built by m... keep reading
China is demanding a written explanation for compatibility issues with Windows and Office in 20 days. The State Administration for Industry and Commerce (SAIC) has been questioning Microsoft in an anti-monopoly investigation, and suspects... keep reading
Looking for a fun new game for Windows Phone? Check out OmNomster, where you must share your phone to bounce the character off the walls and feed him trash.
"Shake your phone to bounce OmNomster off the walls and feed him trash! A... keep reading
Disney has some popular gaming titles under its name in Windows Phone and Windows Store, but most of them come with a price tag. If you've been keeping an eye on Disney games, you be glad to know that Disney is offering its games free of... keep reading
Microsoft has increased the OneDrive file size upload limit from 2GB to an unspecified new maximum, a new report suggests today. Microsoft has also issued a statement confirming the change, but an official announcement has yet to take pla... keep reading
On Thursday, August 28th, Microsoft launched the Surface Pro 3 in various new locations across the globe -- one of which was the United Kingdom. Now, it appears that every store location in the UK is sold out of the new Surface Pro 3.... keep reading
Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 has been rumored to be in the works for a little while now, expected to launch for developers in October/November, Update 2 will further improve the platform before Windows Threshold in 2015. According to a new... keep reading
Time Warner Cable has taken it to Twitter to provide customers with reassurance that they are looking into an issue that is causing difficulties when accessing a Microsoft website. This announcement comes days after the cable giant report... keep reading
Windows Phone users in India can now do their apparel shopping right from their handsets. Myntra.com, the online retailer that sells clothes, footwear, and other casual lifestyle products in India now has a Windows Phone client.
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If you have a child that is younger than four years old, you must grab this free app that is now available in the Windows Store. GS Kids Preschool Letters app for Windows 8.1 teaches your child basic skills with the use of fun activities... keep reading
Earlier this year, Microsoft added a number of new Windows Phone hardware partners which are not just limited to the key players in the market, but several others as well such as Micromax, Yezz, Gionee, and more. Since then, many OEMs hav... keep reading
Regardless of where you live, the cloud is likely becoming a bigger deal for you, as file storage and other applications all make their way to it. Microsoft's Azure, a rival to Amazon's solution, is competing for some of that business, an... keep reading
The Lumia 730, aka the selfie phone, which has been doing rounds on the Web for quite some time, now is finally official. Microsoft has taken the wraps off the Lumia 730 in a teaser. The company has announced that it will launch the smart... keep reading
Every month, Net Application reveals the market share of desktop browsers and operating systems. A moment ago we saw a spike in the market share of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, and now is the time to check how various browsers fared in the... keep reading
Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 are now running on 13.37% of computers around the world, according to the latest data by Net Applications. The month of August has ended, and as usually the ever so reliable folks from Net Market Share have evalu... keep reading
It's been a busy week here at WinBeta with lots and lots of Windows Threshold news breaking ground. We learned about an updated Modern UI, a new rapid release cycle for the preview, when the preview will launch and what it will be called.... keep reading
The Windows Phone Store is home to over 300,000 Windows Phone apps, with new apps coming in on a weekly basis. Let's take a look at the Windows Phone Store and see which apps are at the top of the charts when it comes to the free, paid, a... keep reading
This week has been quite interesting in the world of Microsoft. We've covered a lot over the past week and chances are you most likely missed an important piece of news. Let's recap the week in our weekly "If you missed it" post.
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People living in the United States can now grab the AT... keep reading
Groupon, a website that offers discounted gift coupons is giving away sweet discount on gaming consoles among other deals as part of Labor Day celebration. The daily deals portal is offering Xbox One (with the Kinect) for $360.
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Our readers from India can now acquire a Windows Phone that doesn’t have the Lumia logo at the back. The Micromax Canvas Win W121, which was announced a few weeks ago, is now finally ready to ship in the country. The handset is available... keep reading
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