The Xbox brand has come a long way. On November 15th of 2001, Microsoft launched the original Xbox console, which ushered in a new era of gaming. Microsoft launched the Xbox console at a retail price of $299 to compete against the Sony Pl... keep reading
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As per usual, it's been a very hectic week here at WinBeta. Windows 10 is constantly giving us the run around with news and features, meaning we never get a days rest. This week, we had the releasing of a brand new build, which was 19 bui... keep reading
Windows has modern theme tools which consist of 2 color choices and a background. Windows Phone lets users pick one color and either black or white. Users can also choose to have their tiles be transparent with a picture behind th... keep reading
While traces of Cortana, the digital voice assistant for Windows Phone, has been spotted in the Windows 10 Technical Preview before, Microsoft is yet to officially announce Cortana's arrival on PC. The latest release of Windows 10 Technic... keep reading
It’s no secret that Windows 8 has paved the way for all sorts of new PC form factors. OEM’s have as a result unleashed their creativity thanks to the hybrid nature of Microsoft’s mouse-and-keyboard-plus-touch operating system and released... keep reading
Earlier this month, a Chinese publication reported that Nokia, the part that Microsoft didn’t acquire in its multi-billion dollar deal, is working on a comeback to mobile handset business. The report further noted that people from Nokia’s... keep reading
Microsoft’s recent moves and drastic changes, which resulted in strong quarterly earnings, has earned it the rank of second most valuable company, right behind Apple. The company saw its market value increase and reach $410 billion yester... keep reading
Update: Apparently, AMD made 'speculative comments' regarding Windows 7 and DirectX 12. You can read the original story below.
Microsoft’s DirectX set of low-level graphics API’s has defined gaming and rendering-heavy applications... keep reading
Change is a two-way street, some welcome it, and some are uncomfortable with the notion. For a company like Microsoft, who is currently deep in the development of the next version of Windows, it can be difficult to decide on what to chang... keep reading
Microsoft Stores have over the years been on a rapid incline, expanding across the US like mad and offering the latest Microsoft software and hardware to customers who prefer to get a hand-on experience prior to their purchases.
T... keep reading
Becoming a Microsoft Certified Professional is no easy task, let alone if one is only 5 years old! But that’s exactly what young Ayan Qureshi managed to accomplish.
Ayan was born to Pakistani immigrants to the UK -- his mother is... keep reading
Microsoft has collected all the stats about its products and services into a report which was released on November 13th. These numbers provide insight into the massive amount of users Microsoft has across the company. From Windows to Offi... keep reading
Ever been in a situation where you read about that highly anticipated new update for your Windows Phone finally being released, but you were in no condition to go through with the update as you actually needed a functional phone at hand?... keep reading
VLC player is a popular video player for many across devices and platforms. The app specializes in being a simple and powerful tool. VLC is already on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Store (for x86 and x64) and soon Windows Pho... keep reading
Rejoice Skype lovers, soon you'll be able to login to the instant messaging service from the web and get in touch with your friends and family. Microsoft has announced Skype for Web, but it's currently in beta stages so it's not available... keep reading
In between exciting news breaking in the Microsoft universe, several apps including popular YouTube client Metrotube, and Microsoft’s MixRadio, and Ringtone Maker paused for a while to receive exciting updates. So let’s check out what the... keep reading
HP has a new mini-tablet on the block, being the Stream 7. The HP Stream 7 is a 7-inch tablet running Windows 8.1 with Bing, meaning it can run full desktop applications. The device retails for $99/£99 directly from HP or the Microsoft St... keep reading
The holiday season is around the corner and this means we're going to see attractive promotions from various retailers, and carriers across the country. In the US, Cricket Wireless, a prepaid subsidiary of AT&T, is offering attractive... keep reading
Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone has received a significant update, bumping it to version 9, and introduces a number of improvements and features to improve the overall user experience.
Firstly, the app comes with performance... keep reading
Microsoft has opened up the registration process for testers to preview the new Skype Translator feature, which was demoed earlier this year by Microsoft. For those who don't know what the Skype Translator is, it's a new feature coming to... keep reading
Microsoft has released a new update for Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers, which means preview participants can go check for updates right now. This update is another critical update, meaning it will be installed automatically 24 h... keep reading
Rudy Huyn is a French Windows Phone developer known for his series of excellent ‘6apps’ for Microsoft’s flagship mobile operating system. He’s filled the app gaps when official developers refused to do so and has thus developed a great re... keep reading
Microsoft started updating the network selection window in Windows 10 build 9860, removing the old flyout from the charms list and replacing it with a window which opened PC settings. Many consider this change a step backwards, and techni... keep reading
There are already a large number of budget Windows 8.1 tablets out there from an equally large number of unheard OEM’s, OEM’s that have only recently started making headlines ever since Microsoft made Windows 8.1 free for devices with scr... keep reading