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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Microsoft has rolled out an update to the Music app for Windows 8. Microsoft has added bug fixes and improvements, as well as adding an in-app search button and the ability to listen to 15 free songs without having to sign in.
"Toda... keep reading
Microsoft recently launched a Beta program for the new Facebook app for Windows Phone 8 and the app has received a few updates along the way. A new update has rolled out today offering bug fixes and improvements. No change log is currently... keep reading
Microsoft has launched a new experimental feature for Bing.com called Bing Boards. This new feature is a visual collection of images, videos, and links that are view-able in the middle column of Bing during search results.
"What is... keep reading
Samsung has unveiled its new Ativ Q hybrid laptop/tablet device and it not only runs Windows 8, but also the latest iteration of Google's Android operating system. Talk about having two different operating systems powering one unique devic... keep reading
Any angry Xbox Engineer has taken it to Pastebin to share his thoughts on the recent Xbox One policy changes. Microsoft changed its mind when it came to the new Xbox One's always online requirement and DRM policy.
The Xbox Engineer... keep reading
Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference 2013 is almost upon us, taking place July 7th to the 11th in Houston, Texas. We will see a global gathering of top Microsoft partners who will focus on the "modern life" of technology and attendees... keep reading
According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft once considered launching its own ecommerce marketplace to take on Amazon.com and eBay. Microsoft ended up pulling the plug on this idea, which was codenamed "Brazil."
"The... keep reading
In an official blog post, Microsoft is showcasing a few new popular apps that will be released for Windows 8 soon. Among the new apps, Microsoft also touts "strong app momentum" for the Windows Store and Windows 8.
"We’re only one w... keep reading
After an overwhelming response of negativity towards the Xbox One's always online and DRM requirements, Microsoft revealed some changes today. On top of which, Microsoft also mentioned that there would be a "day one" update for the Xbox On... keep reading
Office Web Apps, which was launched back in 2010, is set for one major update that will add real-time co-authoring. Microsoft has seen an increasing demand for fluid/dynamic collaboration when working online. In essence, you will no longer... keep reading
For those of you who are Windows Store app developers, Microsoft has launched a new blog catered to those who build apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT. Microsoft plans on using this blog to offer various news and guidance on app creation an... keep reading
According to a new report, Microsoft is planning on refreshing its Surface RT lineup by offering a model that is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon CPU. Currently, the Surface RT runs on Nvidia's Tegra 3 chipset.
Microsoft will report... keep reading
With the upcoming release of Windows 8.1 Public Preview due in roughly seven days, Microsoft is already looking for someone to find an exploit in the upcoming update for Windows 8. As a matter of fact, Microsoft will pay you up to $100,000... keep reading
It seems someone at Microsoft has had a change in heart, as today the company have announced that it's planning to reduce Xbox One DRM and Online Requirement features, claiming that they have been listening to the feedback from the Xbox Co... keep reading
For those of you who administer an Office 365 subscription and have a GoDaddy.com registered domain name, you can now easily update your DNS records via Office 365 with ease. Microsoft has provided a video tutorial on how to do this with e... keep reading
An insurance company in Guatemala is suing the software giant after Microsoft allegedly brought along armed police officers during a software piracy raid. The company, Seguros Universales, alleges that Microsoft did this during a raid back... keep reading
Last night, Microsoft's Phil Spencer, whos the Corporate VP of Microsoft Studios, paid a visit to NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to showcase the new Xbox One, talk about its new features, and even demonstrate two games.
As you w... keep reading
Microsoft has been on the defensive for its new Xbox One entertainment console, ever since Sony revealed its PS4 gaming console. In a recent interview, Microsoft's Xbox boss Don Mattrick defended the Xbox One's $499 price point claiming th... keep reading
Microsoft So.cl, which launched back in 2011 as an experimental social networking site, is receiving four new "creation experiences" as part of an update today. One of those "creation experiences" involves the ability to create animated GI... keep reading
Microsoft has rolled out an update to its BLINK camera app for Windows Phone 8, adding several cool new features and bumping the version number to 2.0. What exactly is BLINK? BLINK allows you to capture a burst of images before your camera... keep reading
Microsoft posed the question, can a team of creatives and technologists co-create a series of new and unique advertising experiences using Microsoft technology? Microsoft believes this is indeed possible and is now showcasing a few Windows... keep reading
Microsoft's Xbox 360 entertainment console remains the top-selling gaming console in the United States for yet another month, marking 29 consecutive months of success for the company. This trend of dominance continues over the console's ma... keep reading
Microsoft has been on a discount spree as of late when it comes to the company's Surface devices. Microsoft is now offering schools across the globe the chance to purchase the Surface RT in bulk at a huge discount.
"Today Microsoft... keep reading
Want to be a part of the new World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition beta program? Now is your chance to sign up! The World of Tanks developers are now accepting applications from interested beta testers for the game, which is custom built for the... keep reading
In an official blog post today, Microsoft has revealed that those who enjoy using more than one email address linked to Outlook.com will no longer be able to do so. Starting late July, Microsoft will stop supporting linked email accounts a... keep reading
Microsoft recently rolled out a preview of Skype Video Messaging for Windows, Windows 8, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry. Today, Microsoft has revealed that this new feature is no longer in preview stage and is available for fre... keep reading
For those of you who own a Windows Phone device in the United States, you most likely have used the voice recognition feature for searching the internet or narrating a text message. Have you noticed a speed increase over the past few weeks... keep reading
We recently reported that the Xbox Music app in Windows 8.1 will receive a UI overhaul with the Windows 8.1 Preview launching in just under 2 weeks. The Xbox Music Windows 8.1 Store listing revealed screenshots confirming that a UI overhau... keep reading
It's June 16th and its 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
We are ten days until the Build 2013 developer conference, where Microsoft is expected to showcase and release a preview build of Windows 8.1 (formerly known as Windows Blue). However, just recently, we have been seeing leaked screenshots... keep reading
With the Windows Store now open on the recent Windows 8.1 leaked builds, updates coming to the Windows 8.1 Preview are beginning to surface early. One of the biggest updates coming to Windows 8.1 is for the Xbox Music app, which is set to... keep reading
For those of you who use the Kindle app on Windows 8 or Windows RT, you are in for a special treat. A new version of the app has been rolled out to the Windows Store, adding numerous new features and a new look.
"Read Kindle books o... keep reading
Microsoft has rolled out an update to the Fresh Paint app, available for both Windows 8 and Windows RT. This update is minor and features "bug fixes" according to the release notes on the Windows Store app detail page.
For those tha... keep reading
The Windows Store in the recent Windows 8.1 leaks has now opened up for users to check out, revealing many new changes in the Store's UI. We have screenshots available for your viewing pleasure of the new Store UI,and we can tell you the u... keep reading
We don't ever talk about Apple iOS here at WinBeta, in fact we don't usually talk about anything Apple related, but since I have an iPhone 4 laying around, I thought I might as well update the aging hardware to the new iOS 7 beta, just to... keep reading