A lot of people are anxiously waiting for the Lumia Cyan update to arrive for their Windows Phone handsets. If you're one of those people, here are two ways to track it down. Basically, availability of the Cyan update varies, depending on... keep reading
One of the most interesting features introduced with the Windows Phone 8.1 OS -- other than Cortana -- is the ability to customize your Lockscreen. Joe Belfiore mentioned today that the company will release an app which will give users th... keep reading
I've said this many times before and I will say it again. I'm a big fan of strategy games and I love to try anything new sent my way. Recently, I came across another decent, yet addictive, RPG game dubbed as Total Defense 3D.
The... keep reading
Yesterday, numerous media outlets, including us, ran a story about Lenovo slamming the brakes on sales of small-screen Windows 8.1 tablets. Lenovo was reportedly halting sales due to a lack of consumer interest. This has now been proven t... keep reading
Microsoft has revealed the list of features which will roll out in August as a part of the Xbox One update. Larry Hryb aka Major Nelson revealed some of the features, including activity feed updates, expanded friends area, ability to purc... keep reading
Cortana is one of the most highly anticipated features of the Windows Phone 8.1 update. Unfortunately, it's only available for users residing in the US, and will roll out to other regions in the coming months. UK is among the next batch o... keep reading
The cloud storage war is on! Every concerned company is offering appealing plans to rope in more customers, and is stepping up their game to compete with others. Last month, Microsoft announced that it would expand the storage allowance f... keep reading
Microsoft's shedding of employees has been much talked about. We’ve already read some of the memos that have been flying around internally, and the latest to be made public comes from chief of Operating Systems Group, Terry Myerson.... keep reading
Microsoft has rolled out the seventh update to the Xbox Music app for Windows Phone, along with an update to the Xbox Video app. The update for the Windows Phone 8.1 Music app focuses on UI responsiveness and general reliability/quality i... keep reading
The word 'free' is very enticing. Take a browse through the Windows Phone store or any other app store, and it's the free apps that enjoy the largest number of download. But as well as being enticing, the word 'free' can also be a little... keep reading
Things are heating up at the software giant recently. The company laid off 18,000 employees (which will take place over the next 18 months), making it the biggest layoff in their history. It didn't end there. Microsoft even halted develop... keep reading
The update that Windows Phone users have been waiting for -- the Lumia Cyan update -- may be starting its rollout to Canada and North America. Over on Reddit, user whatsawindows8 (real name Philip Ossowski) claims to have receive... keep reading
Microsoft had its biggest-ever layoff in company history by letting go 18,000 employees. Of the total 18,000, about 12,500 will be removed through synergies and strategic alignment of the Nokia Devices and Services business. But despite b... keep reading
If you feel that your Windows laptop’s battery runs out of juice a bit quicker while using Google Chrome browser, you’re not wrong. Google has acknowledged a bug -- which has been around since 2010 -- which triggers the processor of your... keep reading
Arguably at the worst timing ever, Microsoft is gearing up for the launch of Nokia X2 handset in India. The import manifest data available on Zauba states that the company has imported 25,000 units in the country, suggesting that the laun... keep reading
Did you sign up for the BBM for Windows Phone beta when the program launched not too long ago? If you were accepted into the beta, you can now download the BBM client from the Windows Phone Store and begin testing and submitting feedback.... keep reading
Earlier this year, Microsoft launched a promotion offering $100 towards a brand new Xbox One if you traded in your old Sony PS3 or Xbox 360 console. That promotion went on from January to March of 2014. Now, Microsoft has started this pro... keep reading
Cortana is your personal digital assistant on your Windows Phone device. She comes with Windows Phone 8.1. She's there to help make things easier for you and keep you up to date on the things that matter to you. At least that's the intent... keep reading
If you jumped on Microsoft's cloud storage early enough back when it was known as SkyDrive, you could have bagged yourself 25GB of free space. There then followed a drop in free space -- for new users at least -- to 7GB, and a name change... keep reading
SocialRadar is a fantastic new app for Windows 8.1 that lets you know who is around you. The app works in a simple manner -- it combines your device's location information with the chatter from your social networks.
SocialRadar gi... keep reading
Last week Microsoft CEO Nadella hinted at upcoming big changes, and boy, are they big. The company has literally shut down Nokia X’s operations, except for maintenance mode, but that’s now all. In favor of prioritizing focus on its core W... keep reading
The UK’s police force, specifically the Leicestershire Police, has become the first police force in the country to make use of a new facial recognition software to help track down criminals. Compared to the older system which the police f... keep reading
Update: Lenovo has issued a statement to WinBeta. Lenovo is not backing out of the small screen Windows tablet business. You can read the original report below.
Lenovo has slammed the brakes on sales of small screen Windows tablet... keep reading
Nokia MixRadio, formerly known as Nokia Music, is probably one of the best services that offers free music-streaming for Nokia users. Apparently, Microsoft doesn't agree and is planning to spin off MixRadio into a third-party service, del... keep reading
Much of the news concerning Microsoft today has centered around staff cutbacks, the end of any forays into Android, and the killing of some Nokia services. But the cuts don't stop there. Also on the chopping block is Xbox Entertainment St... keep reading
From dominating the mobile market to falling down the charts, Nokia as we know it, has gone through several dramatic and drastic changes over time. The company itself has pivoted from one business to another on several occasions... keep reading
Microsoft rolled out the Lumia Cyan update recently for all existing handsets running on Windows Phone 8. However, users who are on the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview are raising major concerns. In particular, the p... keep reading
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy is now available for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8. Based on the movie itself, the game offers users with a lot of entertainment and challenging levels.
The game comes with a Story Mode and an Ar... keep reading
Earlier today, Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in the history of the company, axing 18,000 employees. Out of those 18,000, 12,500 employees are a part of Nokia that came under the leadership of the software giant. However, that's... keep reading
The Nokia Lumia 930 in now available for customers in the United Kingdom, bringing what is known in the US as the Icon, to British customers. The new Windows Phone device from the Microsoft subsidiary comes with a five inch amoled screen,... keep reading
Nokia Lumia 930 has already landed in the UK, and major retailers are selling it for £449-479.99. If you're thinking about purchasing the Lumia 930, take a look at the deal EE is offering. The carrier is offering the Nokia Lumia 930 for £... keep reading
Microsoft has announced its biggest job cut ever, reducing the headcount by around 18,000 people. In an email to all the employees, company’s CEO Satya Nadella said that 18,000 people will be losing their jobs next year. Among those 18,00... keep reading
Keeping up with its promise to provide two monthly updates to Cortana, Microsoft has updated the voice assistant service for Windows Phone. The update enables it to bring you information about the stock market.
Cortana will now ke... keep reading
Microsoft’s search engine wants to help you find a better school for your child. While you are pondering over which school to pick for your little one, you might want to tune into Bing, where the search giant shares national rankings and... keep reading
If you happen to be a Windows Phone user, looking for an addictive puzzle game to pass the time, open the Windows Phone store and search for Mystic Marbles. As a part of the game, all you have to do is match three similar marbles, and do... keep reading
Microsoft is reportedly laying off more than 6,000 people today. According to sources familiar with the matter, the announcement is expected to arrive early Thursday. The US technology company is expected to shed thousands of Nokia employ... keep reading