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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If you are an Office 365 user, Microsoft is allowing your organization to make Yammer the default enterprise social network. This new ability is part of Microsoft's Yammer and SharePoint roadmap and the first step towards integrating the c... keep reading
Great news for those in the United Kingdom looking for a new Windows Phone device from Nokia. The brand new Nokia Lumia 925 will be available for purchase via UK retailers within this week. Get your wallets ready!
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Microsoft recently hosted their annual E3 Press Conference in which the company talk about plans for the Xbox. This year was no difference, as the company revealed many new games for the next generation Xbox console, the Xbox One. One of t... keep reading
According to a new report, those in Asia will have to wait a year longer than those in the United States to get their hands on the brand spanking new Xbox One console. Asia is expected to have the console in late 2014 while certain countri... keep reading
A new update to the Netflix app has rolled out in the Windows Store for both Windows 8 and Windows RT. The update is minor and addresses bugs and offers performance improvements. If you utilize the Netflix streaming service, then this upda... keep reading
During the Xbox E3 press event in Los Angeles yesterday, Microsoft revealed the pricing on the new Xbox One entertainment console and pre-orders for the device became available at select retailers like Amazon.com. Now, it appears that afte... keep reading
Along with rolling out security updates as part of June's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has also rolled out two firmware updates, one for Surface RT and one for Surface Pro. Both updates offer fixes and improvements, and the Surface RT finally... keep reading
Microsoft is set to roll out five security updates as part of June 2013 Patch Tuesday, which takes place today June 11th. Of the five updates, only one is labeled as Critical, the most severe level of updates. On top of the Critical update... keep reading
During WWDC today, Apple unveiled its newest mobile operating system iOS 7. Much to everyones surprise, Apple has ditched Google and has gone with Microsoft's Bing web search for its Siri personal assistant.
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Apple may have unveiled its new operating system, iOS7, during WWDC today, but that's not stopping Microsoft from releasing a new video advertisement showcasing the Windows Phone powered Nokia Lumia 920. Coincidence?
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Microsoft has announced the availability of the brand new MapQuest app for Windows Phone 8. For those who desire an alternative app for mapping, this app is not only free but will make you happy.
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Over this past weekend, Microsoft has rolled out three updates to three of its popular gaming apps in the Windows Store. The Microsoft Solitaire Collection app, along with the Microsoft Minesweeper and Microsoft Mahjong apps have all recei... keep reading
VideoLAN President and developer Jean-Baptiste Kempf has posted up a new blog post and has finally given us an update on the development progress of VLC player for Windows RT. According to Kempf, development of VLC player for Windows RT ha... keep reading
During the E3 press event in Los Angeles today, Microsoft announced that a new Halo game would be making its appearance on Xbox One. Microsoft also revealed that the game will launch in 2014.
Microsoft showcased a quick teaser of th... keep reading
The popular TeamViewer solution that many user to connect and remotely control a Windows, Mac, or Linux computer is now available as an app for the Windows Phone 8 mobile platform! And best of all, the app is free for download!
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During the Xbox E3 live press conference today, Microsoft revealed that Microsoft has formed a new partnership with Twitch and Xbox One to feature broadcasts of your gaming sessions to the public. All you have to do is say "Xbox, broadcast... keep reading
During the E3 Entertainment Expo press event in Los Angeles today, Microsoft finally unveiled the release date for the new and exciting Xbox One entertainment console. Microsoft originally stated that the console would launch "later this y... keep reading
During a press conference in Los Angeles today, Microsoft has revealed that the Xbox 360 will feature a hardware update. The new Xbox 360 will be smaller, sleeker, and quieter, and is available now!
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Microsoft is holding press event in Los Angeles today to kick off the 2013 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). We have your live stream right here, so grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy the press event!
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For those interested, Staples and Amazon.com have the new Acer Iconia W3 tablet up for pre-order. The device will ship between June 15th and June 17th via Staples. Both retail outlets have the 32GB model for $379.99, while Amazon has the 6... keep reading
It's June 9th and its time to look at the best, top, and most popular Windows 8 apps currently available in the Windows Store. We will also go over some stats for the Windows Store, as well as highlight an app for your downloading pleasure... keep reading
I just recently ditched the Android platform, which I have been using for the past few years, and made the move to Windows Phone 8 for the very first time. I have no idea why I didn't do this sooner. In this post, I am going to go over a f... keep reading
Microsoft has rolled out a new version for its Bing Desktop software for Windows. On top of the update, which adds a few new features, Microsoft has also revealed that over 10 million people have Bing Desktop installed on their computers!... keep reading
Leaked screenshots of what appear to be a new build of Windows Phone 8 have leaked onto the web today, revealing some interesting changes to the UI and more. The screenshots reveal a new Notification Center, which has been rumoured to be m... keep reading
Microsoft has posted a "modern design story" highlighting how the company has made the transition into modern design (including Metro). Microsoft also showcases early design concepts for Windows Phone, highlighting the evolution of the pla... keep reading
One of the newest features in Windows 8 is the new Task Manager. Microsoft gave the Task Manager a complete overhaul that includes several performance tools to help you optimize your PC. In an official blog post, Microsoft goes over these... keep reading
We are just 20 short days away from Build 2013 and the day Microsoft is expected to release the public preview version of Windows 8.1, the next big update to Windows 8. During Computex 2013, Microsoft showcased Windows 8.1 in a demo and we... keep reading
Curious to see Microsoft's keynote during the Computex 2013 event in Taipei? Well, here is the video that showcases the event and more specifically, the keynote in which Microsoft showcases the upcoming Windows 8.1 update.
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Microsoft has offered a bit more detail on how game licensing works on the new Xbox One entertainment console. For those curious, once you install a game onto your Xbox One, you no longer need the disc to play that game!
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Microsoft demoed a lot of things at this years TechEd 2013, including the new fingerprint login system. The demo was presented by Chris Hallum, who talked about the new security features in Windows 8.1. The demo includes logging into the s... keep reading
Twitter has added a few new features to the official Twitter app for Windows Phone 8. Most of the new features revolve around making the app much more photo-friendly, as well as adding embedded Vine video playback support.
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Rolling out now to the Windows Store is the new Bing Translator App. With support for over 40 different languages, the app lets you translate content you read, type, or even capture via your webcam! Users can even install offline language... keep reading
Microsoft's Surface RT and Surface Pro have slowly made their appearances in markets across the globe and now Thailand can finally get their hands on Microsoft's tablet device. Both the Surface RT and Surface Pro are available for purchase... keep reading
Microsoft recently announced plans to bring the full Outlook 2013 application to Windows RT devices with the Windows 8.1 Preview launching later this year. Today, screenshots of said application have appeared online, which reveal its UI an... keep reading
While everyone is talking about the Samsung Galaxy S4 being the top-selling smartphone on all three of the major carriers in the United States, lets stand back for a second a take a look at the new Nokia Lumia 928. This Windows Phone 8 pow... keep reading