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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A Google security engineer by the name of Tavis Ormandy disclosed a flaw in the Windows kernel driver Win32k.sys back in May of this year, which may have led to a recent targeted attacks. These targeted attacks were geared towards corporat... keep reading
Microsoft is urging app developers to pay attention to security issues in their apps. Starting today, app developers will be required to submit an updated app within 180 days of being notified by Microsoft about a security issue.
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Over in Russia, OAO Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) prefers to sell Windows Phone devices over the Apple iPhone. In fact, MTS as gone as far as stopping sales of Apple iPhones in favor of Microsoft's offering. Windows Phone devices have accounted... keep reading
With the RTM of previous versions of Windows, Microsoft prefer to wait at least a few weeks before giving the RTM bits to developers and testers. It’s generally an even longer wait for consumers too, but it appears Microsoft are planning t... keep reading
Microsoft may have recently hit the 100k app mark, but that doesn't mean every app in the store is useful or non-deceptive. A quick look at the Windows Store will reveal that there are many apps that are "deceptive" and trick you into purc... keep reading
As Microsoft is on the verge of a major company reorganization, rumored to take place July 11th, a new detail has surfaced today. Did you know Microsoft's online division, which includes MSN and Bing, has lost $10.9 billion dollars since Q... keep reading
Microsoft has rolled out a few updates for Windows 8.1 Preview, for those of you who are on the operating system which the software giant released to the masses June 26th. As part of July 2013 Patch Tuesday, these updates are available via... keep reading
Microsoft have begun rolling out the Xbox LIVE Dashboard Preview to those who signed up for the beta a few days ago. The update includes changes to Microsoft Points, as well as additional performance improvements.
Due to an NDA (non... keep reading
Sprint has announced the availability of the carrier's very first Windows Phone 8 device, the HTC 8XT. This new Windows Phone device will be available for purchase starting July 19th.
"The wait is almost over! Beginning Friday, July... keep reading
Microsoft has rolled out an update to the Skype app for Windows Phone 8, adding significant improvements to the app start and resume performance. This update is part of Microsoft's focus on placing conversations first when it comes to Skyp... keep reading
When Nokia launched its Nokia Chat app, only a select few countries were able to use it. Not anymore. Nokia Chat for Windows Phone 8 is now available worldwide for your download pleasure.
Nokia Chat for Windows Phone 8 features pers... keep reading
Microsoft has reveals a new video promoting its Internet Explorer browser. Microsoft teams up with singer-songwriter Laura Gibson to help create a new video that reminds you "things aren't always what they seem" and that the new Internet E... keep reading
Nokia has rolled out an update to its Nokia Music app for Windows 8 and Windows RT and this update isn't a minor update. In fact, this update is major and adds several user-requested features. These new features are just the start and Noki... keep reading
Microsoft may have released the official Facebook app for Windows Phone not too long ago, but that's not stopping the software giant from releasing a new Beta version of the app. In the new Beta, Microsoft has added several new features to... keep reading
As part of July 2013 Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has rolled out a firmware update for the Surface RT device. The firmware update for the Surface RT simply addresses and enhances system performance and reliability.
Usually Microsoft wil... keep reading
Microsoft has launched a new channel on YouTube called "Sparked.tv" (aka SparkedTV). This new channel showcases video highlights and tutorials for the latest Microsoft gadgets running Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
"Sparked.tv is yo... keep reading
Today is the day Microsoft rolls out security updates as part of the company's Patch Tuesday. So what does the July 2013 edition of Patch Tuesday have in store for us? Microsoft is rolling out six critical security fixes along with one imp... keep reading
During the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC 2013) today, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer opened the event with a keynote hyping the upcoming Windows 8.1 release along with the benefits of using a Windows Phone device.
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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has been planning on a "significant" restructuring of the software giant for quite a while now. For those who are unaware, this means that things will be a bit more condensed and top executives will be in charge... keep reading
For those of you who own a Surface RT or Surface Pro, did you know that your device will stop responding when certain events take place? For example, the Surface RT and Surface Pro will both stop working and display a thermometer icon alon... keep reading
During Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partner Conference in Texas today, Microsoft's Windows boss Tami Reller spoke about Windows 8. Reller revealed that there were more than 20 million enterprise evaluations and that Windows 8 has logged 60... keep reading
Two popular apps have received updates in the Windows Store just recently. Both the Accuweather app and ESPN apps for Windows 8 received bug fixes, while the ESPN app received some new features that are sure to please sports fans.
T... keep reading
We've just rolled out our updated WinBeta app for Windows 8, removing the advertisements in the process. We felt that it was pointless to have advertisements in the app. On top of that, we also addressed a few bugs and adjusted the color s... keep reading
During the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference today, Microsoft's Tami Reller spoke about the Windows Store and how there is much opportunity for app developers. Reller also announced the User Experience Design Competency program for ap... keep reading
Microsoft has put up two new promotional videos showcasing its Office 365 subscription service. But these are not your typical advertisements showcasing software features. Instead, Microsoft poses the question, "what if Office 365 were a c... keep reading
Microsoft has hired Jen Topping to be the business manager of its UK studio Soho Productions, looking to create on-demand video content for the upcoming Xbox One console. Jen Topping formerly worked as a broadcaster on the UK-based Channel... keep reading
A new update has been rolled out for the Spotify app on Windows Phone 8. For those of you who have a Spotify subscription and a Windows Phone 8 device, you may have noticed that the beta app was not all that great at times.
With thi... keep reading
Rumors have been circulating the internet as of late about Nokia's mysterious 41 megapixel Lumia device. Today, on Microsoft's Windows Phone manager Joe Belfiore's Flickr account, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is confirmed to be that mysterious dev... keep reading
Garmin, a company well known for its navigation technology, has announced the company's very first portable head-up display (HUD) with support for smartphones, such as Android and Windows Phone 8. The HUD displays navigation information f... keep reading
Microsoft have finally confirmed at the annual Wordwide Partner Conference that Windows 8.1 is set to RTM in August this year, meaning OEM's should receive the final version of Windows 8.1 before September. What's more, is that unconfirmed... keep reading
On Monday, July 1st, it was revealed that Microsoft's Xbox boss and President of the company's Interactive Entertainment division, Don Mattrick, had left the software giant to become the CEO of Zynga. But did you know that while Mattrick w... keep reading
For those of you who use the SkyDrive cloud storage service from Microsoft, along with Windows 8 or 8.1 Preview, you most likely noticed that you cant change the SkyDrive folder to another location. You are pretty much stuck with the defau... keep reading
WinBeta has grown immensely over the years and we would like to take this time to thank each and every one of you. No, your eyes do not deceive you. As a token of our appreciation to our loyal readers, we are giving away $100 in cash towar... keep reading
The guys over at Liveside have discovered that SkyDrive's new panorama viewer compliments the Camera app in Windows 8.1 when taking panoramic pictures. This feature is live now on SkyDrive.com, so simply upload a panoramic picture created... keep reading
It appears that the upcoming Nokia Amber update for the Nokia Lumia 520, 620, and 720, not only brings FM Radio support to the Windows Phone powered devices but also Bluetooth 4.0 support as well. In fact, the update will also add explicit... keep reading
It's July 7th and it's Windows Store Sunday! So what does that mean? It means it is now time to take a look at the top, best, and most popular Windows 8 and Windows RT apps available in the Windows Store. We will go over some stats for the... keep reading