Microsoft is currently cleaning up current internal builds of Windows 9 (Threshold) for a public technology preview which is slated to launch at the end of September or beginning of October. This preview will include a new feature which a... keep reading
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The Start Screen is a feature available in Windows 8.x and is loved by many. Admittedly, it had a rough start when it first entered the market thanks to Microsoft and its idea that the Start Screen was suitable for devices that didn't sup... keep reading
As the summer rolls to an end here in the United States, schoolchildren and university students, are grabbing their supplies and getting ready to head back to their respective institutions for another year of intense... keep reading
We're, obviously, big fans of tech here at WinBeta -- we eat, sleep, and breathe the latest devices and software. While we might spend a good deal of time holed up in an office of one sort or another, glued to a laptop or desktop, there a... keep reading
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Earlier this week Microsoft released Windows 8.1 August Update -- aka the Update 2 to the desktop operating system. The update squashes several bug fixes and brings in a plethora of improvements. The company has now revealed everything th... keep reading
Grand Theft Auto has proven to be one of the most popular, as well as controversial, games on the market. The next version is GTA 5 and it will be coming to game consoles later this year, having been announced earlier without an actual la... keep reading
A new bug has been discovered in Skype that makes the instant messaging and video chat app leak group chats to former participants. Spotted by Forbes’ Ian Morris, Microsoft is yet to acknowledge and fix this issue.
Once a member f... keep reading
Microsoft is reportedly working on a mid-range Windows Phone handset which will come with the impressive PureView camera on board. We've seen the Lumia 830, codenamed Tesla, posing for the camera in the past as well. Recently, some images... keep reading
New data from the global marketing research based firm IDC is out, and it’s not going to please Microsoft. According to the report, the share of the Windows Phone fell down to 2.5 percent in Q2 2014 -- which began on April and ended on Ju... keep reading
As part of this week's games with gold promotion, Microsoft has slashed the price of the extremely popular Titanfall for Xbox One by 50 percent. It's not just the game, the Titanfall Expedition add-on also received a price cut by 33 perce... keep reading
The Lumia 930, which was earlier said to come to the South African market by the end of September, has arrived a bit earlier. The smartphone is now available for sale through Vodafone carrier under 2-year contract for R469, R589, and R699... keep reading
Microsoft's plans of futuristic homes come closer as the tech giant names the 10 start-ups participating in its home-automation accelerator that it announced this past June. These start-ups are: Chai Energy, Heatworks Model 1, Neura, Novi... keep reading
It was earlier revealed at Gamescom 2014 that Rise of the Tomb Raider will be an Xbox exclusive. Usually, these exclusivity deals have a time duration, but unfortunately, Microsoft didn't mention anything about the deal at the event. This... keep reading
Recently, Microsoft released the ultra-affordable Nokia 130 which comes with a €19 price tag, but there's a lot more you could do with this feature phone. Microsoft shared an infographic outlining all the excellent things you could do wit... keep reading
No, you didn't read the headline wrong. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took part in the "Ice Bucket Challenge," which is a campaign to raise awareness for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Nadella allowed a group of Microsoft employees to... keep reading
Zombie games are always fun and entertaining, there is no denying this fact. A new zombie-themed game has hit the Windows Phone Store, but its not your typical zombie shoot-em-up type game.
"We are tired of all of these zombie ga... keep reading
I am proud to introduce to you the Converge app for Windows Phone. This app will now be our default third-party app and our current app in the Windows Phone Store will no longer be supported. Let me explain.
Developing and maintai... keep reading
Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Pirates is now available for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 as a paid app. With Assassin's Creed Pirates, you can fight naval battles in real-time all over the Caribbean Sea. You can even choose from a wide rang... keep reading
If you happen to be a regular user of either the Facebook Messenger app or Viber app for Windows Phone, you will be delighted to know that there are new updates waiting for you in the Windows Phone Store. Both updates add new features to... keep reading
Not too long ago, Microsoft released the Live Lock Screen beta app for Windows Phone 8.1 users, giving them the ability to customize the appearance of their lock screens, with six unique lock screens to choose from. If you're looking for... keep reading
Microsoft has detailed the changes which came to Internet Explorer in the August Update. Most of the changes are minor improvements to performance, security, and some developer tools. Some of these changes were previewed in the developer... keep reading
Yesterday was Patch Tuesday, that day we all come to both anticipate and fear, as Microsoft rolls out fixes for its various software, such as Windows and Internet Explorer. It is not a day to take lightly -- while the company fixes proble... keep reading
Today, Microsoft has revealed a new way to use Bing. Web searches can now be made which reference the previous search. This creates a more natural method of getting information from web search results. Obviously this function works most r... keep reading
In May, the location-based social networking site, Foursquare split its experience into two apps -- and launched Swarm on iOS and Android. Three months later, the company has launched the Swarm app on Windows Phone Store as well.
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Popular note-taking app and service OneNote has added several handy features over the last few months. The app recently made it easier to clip recipes, as well as offered scanning capabilities to its mobile apps. Today OneNote Online impr... keep reading
The popular title in the Angry Birds franchise, Angry Birds Space, has received its biggest update to date. Help the birds stuck in the wormhole chase those bad pigs in over 40 new levels. While you’re at it, you can also help the birds f... keep reading
The game publisher Ubisoft has announced that its upcoming racing game The Crew will also arrive on Xbox 360. Previously the company had planned to keep the game title limited to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. The crew will laun... keep reading
The next device to be a part of the Lumia Cyan club is the budget-friendly Nokia Lumia 620. Reports suggest that Lumia 620 is getting the Cyan update in the UK, however, it's not for the country variant of the device. Lumia 620 tied to O2... keep reading
The home button on the Surface Pro 3 can turn out to be annoying, since there's a possibility that you may touch it while using the device as a tablet. Although it's not a widespread problem, there's a way to disable it temporarily.... keep reading
Microsoft has announced that Rise of The Tomb Raider will be exclusively released for the Xbox One in the holiday of 2015. There's no word about when the exclusivity will end, but for now, it's not hitting any other console. Crystal Dynam... keep reading
At EA’s Gamescom briefing, game publisher Respawn Entertainment announced a third map pack for Titanfall which will arrive this fall. The expansion is called IMC Rising and it will be available for both Xbox and PC.
The new map pa... keep reading
During Gamescom 2014, Microsoft revealed that ScreamRide will become available this coming Spring exclusively on the Xbox One and Xbox 360. ScreamRide lets you build your own extreme coasters and rides.
"In ScreamRide, players can... keep reading
The technology news business is a 24/7 operation. Here at WinBeta, we strive to bring you the best and latest of what Microsoft has to offer, but sometimes we miss a thing or two. This is how you can help out! We are looking to bring in o... keep reading
Today Microsoft delivers on another promise to developers. In April, Microsoft promised to enable developers to respond to reviews of their apps. Now that functionality is supported for all developers.
Previously not rolled out to... keep reading
Today the USB 3.0 promoter group announces the next USB standard. Similar in size to the USB 2.0 Micro-B, this new specification promises faster speeds, more power delivery, and a reversible connector. Not only has there been cross-compan... keep reading
If you live in India, you can now secure a bundle of Xbox One by placing a pre-order via Amazon India. But is it lucrative enough? We don’t think so.
The Xbox One will arrive in India on September 23rd. The gaming console is offi... keep reading
Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that with its Patch Tuesday update, it would start allowing Internet Explorer to block outdated ActiveX controls. However, with today’s update, instead of blocking the said elements, the company has... keep reading
As part of Patch Tuesday 2014, Microsoft has rolled out several firmware updates for various Surface products. There are firmware updates available for Surface Pro 3, Surface Pro, Surface 2, and Surface RT. Microsoft did not release an up... keep reading
Partnering with Parade magazine, Microsoft held discussions around the US centered on technology in the classroom. Technology is becoming a part of students' education process (now more than ever), so Microsoft is suggesting teachers take... keep reading
It is official - former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is now the official owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team. After being held up in a court battle between the league and outgoing owner Donald Sterling, Ballmer believes the p... keep reading