Xbox One is almost here! With less than one whole month to go, Microsoft are beginning to make their final preparations in anticipation for the consoles launch. Today, Microsoft pushed out an update for Xbox.com which has given the websit... keep reading
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It's now time to take a look at the top, best, and most popular Windows 8.1 and Windows RT apps available in the Windows Store. We will go over some stats for the Windows Store, including the top five paid apps and top five free apps. Thi... keep reading
Nokia's very first Windows RT 8.1 tablet is due soon and the device will mark the company's first Windows RT tablet. This device, known as the Lumia 2520, will be going head to head with Microsoft's own Surface 2 Windows RT tablet. Micros... keep reading
The Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 have only been available for a few days, but Microsoft has already revealed details of the support lifecycle for the devices. Buy a new Surface 2 now and you can expect to benefit from mainstream support un... keep reading
There is a definite move towards online applications these days, and with the release of Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft is showing how the latest version of the browser can help. This is something that the company is keen to promote bear... keep reading
It was a long time coming but Microsoft finally rolled out the official Facebook app for Windows 8.1 alongside the release of the Windows 8.1 update on October 17th. Facebook rolled out the very first update to the app a few days ago and... keep reading
Just recently, Nokia unveiled the massive Lumia 1520 smartphone running Windows Phone 8. As the company's first phablet device, the Nokia Lumia 1520 sports a gorgeous 1080p display across 6-inches. A first for the Windows Phone platform.... keep reading
Forget about the Nokia Lumia 928, Verizon will have a new flagship Windows Phone 8 device in town soon. Nokia's upcoming Lumia 929 is rumored to launch in early November for an off-contract price of $500. However, it appears that details... keep reading
For those of you who own a Surface RT device and have updated to the latest Windows RT 8.1 update, you may have noticed a decrease in battery life. Microsoft is aware of this issue and has quietly issued a workaround that will fix the pro... keep reading
One of the cool features of the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 is the pressure sensitive stylus pen. This pen allows you to have fine thin lines or thicker lines based on how much pressure you add.
"The Surface Pen is far more powe... keep reading
Rovio's popular Angry Birds games for Windows Phone 8 are apparently free in the Windows Phone Store, at least for now. If you have yet to play these popular games, now is your chance to snag it for free!
The free games include An... keep reading
When Microsoft announced the Surface Pro 2, the company also had announced a few new accessories to go along with it. One of the accessories is the highly requested docking station.
Microsoft originally stated that the docking st... keep reading
Microsoft is on the verge of rolling out its brand new Xbox One, just in time for the big holiday shopping season, alleviating your wallet of $500 in the process. However, none of this means the 360 is dead. In fact, the Xbox is becoming... keep reading
In the run up to the launch of the Xbox One, Microsoft is cranking the advertising up a gear. There's now a little under a month to go and in the latest advertisement, users are invited to enjoy a new generation where "games and entertain... keep reading
It has been only three days since Microsoft put the Surface Pro 2 on shelves in multiple markets, and only a week since the software giant rolled out the Windows 8.1 operating system. But like all things Microsoft, there is always an upda... keep reading
The activation process for Windows 8.1, which was rolled out to Windows 8 users as a free update on October 17th, has apparently been bypassed after only one week of availability.
While we here at WinBeta do not condone such an ac... keep reading
Microsoft has rolled out a new update for Internet Explorer 11 for those of you who are on Windows 8.1 or Windows RT 8.1. This update simply improves the reliability of the company's latest internet browser.
Not much else is known... keep reading
It is looking as though the Xbox One's Kinect is going to be usable in smaller living rooms than the Xbox 360's version. A leaked version of what appears to be the Portuguese language version of the quick start guide for the upcoming cons... keep reading
Microsoft is offering African startups support to help accelerate innovation. Through the 4Afrika Initiative, the company is entering into cooperative agreements with CcHub, DTBi and AfriLabs -- three innovation hubs covering different pa... keep reading
Just recently, Nokia unveiled its first ever Windows RT 8.1 tablet, called the Lumia 2520. This device is a 10.1-inch Windows RT 8.1 tablet that features the same great Lumia design we have come to know and love with the Lumia Windows Pho... keep reading
Microsoft has released its earnings for its Q1 2014 fiscal year. The company earned a total of $18.58 billion in revenue, while bagging $5.24 in net income. This is a rather large increase compared to Microsoft's last quarter, in which th... keep reading
Rumors have been circulating for some time that Microsoft is planning a reality show based on the theme of street soccer. The name 'Every Street United' was suggested as a new Xbox Entertainment Studios project by Deadline. There has been... keep reading
For those of you who are near London's Trafalgar Square, Microsoft has erected a 27ft wide and 17ft tall Surface 2 device in celebration of the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 launch.
Obviously, Microsoft erected this large 30 foot ta... keep reading
After recently launching the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 device, Microsoft is offering a $100 discount for those who wish to purchase the first-generation Surface Pro. With the $100 discount, you can snag the 64GB Surface Pro model fo... keep reading
According to a new report from The Washington Post, Microsoft's current CEO Steve Ballmer has a less-than-awesome approval rating when compared to other tech CEOs. The Washington Post has put together a list of major CEOs and ranked them... keep reading
Just yesterday, we wrote a piece about how we believe Apple is panicking about Microsoft's dominance, especially when it comes to the office productivity arena. Apple recently announced that they would be making their office productivity... keep reading
The past week has been a busy one for Microsoft -- Windows 8.1 was released to the public, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 hit retail shelves and mobile partner Nokia announced the Surface competition, in the form of an 8.1 RT tablet -- the... keep reading
Microsoft recently rolled out the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 devices on October 22nd and the folks over at IFIXIT have already attempted to break down the hardware and give it a reparability score.
Just like the first generation... keep reading
In an official blog post, Microsoft is touting Skype for Windows 8.1 as a service that was designed with multitaskers in mind. Microsoft has also rolled out a video showcasing Skype's multitasking abilities on Windows 8.1.
"We bui... keep reading
The Yahoo Mail app for Windows 8 and Windows RT received an update today and according to the change log on the Windows Store, the update simply features bug fixes. On the other hand, Microsoft has rolled out the official Arc Touch Mouse... keep reading
Recently, we reported that Microsoft was repackaging popular mobile websites into what the company calls 'webapps' for Windows Phone. In essence, these so-called apps simply offer you the mobile website, but do not offer you the native ap... keep reading
Microsoft has published the change log for the Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update, also known as Update 3. For those of you who are still expecting this update for your handset, take a look below for the official change log.
Windows Phon... keep reading
There is a definite trend towards the "more affordable" computer these days. A reasonably powerful laptop or desktop can be purchased for just a few hundred dollars, even if the netbook phenomenon has died out. But the same cannot be said... keep reading
Goodbye Surface RT, it was nice knowing you. Microsoft has revealed today that they have dropped the 'RT' brand name on the original Surface device. Now, Microsoft will be referring to the original Surface RT as simply the Surface. This c... keep reading
See that image above? It was shown during Apple's iPad event today. Apple unveiled their new OSX 10.9 Mavericks operating system update, in which the company has begun to offer the update for free. Microsoft just recently did that with th... keep reading
Microsoft recently rolled out the Windows 8.1 update for both Windows 8 and Windows RT on October 22nd. While those on the Surface RT, powered by Windows RT, faced updating issues, those on the Surface Pro are experiencing issues with the... keep reading