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
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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
Converge for Windows Phone, for those who did not know, is our new 3rd-party app. We announced this change last week and the app has now received a new update, allowing you to view comments made on our news stories, as well as an improvem... keep reading
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In Taipei today, Acer has officially unveiled the Acer Iconia W3, which is the world's first 8 inch Windows 8 tablet. The Iconia W3 also comes pre-installed with Microsoft's Office Home & Student 2013.
"The Iconia W3 carefully c... keep reading
The upcoming movie Man Of Steel will feature a particularly familiar device as a product placement, the Nokia Lumia 925. The Windows Phone 8 handset, or what appeared to be the Lumia 925, was spotted in a recent "Behind the scenes" extende... keep reading
It's June 2nd 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
A new screenshot from Windows 8.1 build 9418 has appeared online today revealing a new way to transfer settings and info from one Windows 8.1 PC to another Windows 8.1 PC. It appears the wizard will allow you to transfer settings that were... keep reading
Microsoft revealed the new Xbox One entertainment console on May 21st and now the company is setting its sights on a new event to showcase more about the device and its games. The Xbox E3 2013 media briefing will be taking place June 10th!... keep reading
NetApplications has published their market share data for the month of May 2013, so lets take a look at how well Microsoft's Windows Phone platform has fared in the United States. When compared to the month of April 2013, Windows Phone has... keep reading
May 2013 has come to a close and its time to take a look at how well Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system is doing in terms of market share. According to data from NetApplications, Windows 8 holds a 4.27% market share as of May 2013, up... keep reading
Screenshots of Windows 8.1 Build 9415 have leaked onto the web today, showing off some of the new features we can expect to see in the Windows 8.1 Preview in late June. Build 9415 doesn't include a Start Button on the taskbar, however the... keep reading
Microsoft has agreed to pay Vringo Inc $1 million dollars and enter into a licensing agreement as part of the settlement. Vringo sued Microsoft this past January and claimed Microsoft used Vringo's own technology on Bing.com, which were co... keep reading
With the upcoming release of Windows 8.1, a highly anticipated update to Windows 8 and Windows RT, the Search Charm is also going to feature a significant upgrade to enhance your searching experience.
Microsoft apparently "looked ha... keep reading
Microsoft has rolled out a minor update to the Mail, Calendar, People, and Messaging apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT. This minor update simply addresses performance issues and bug fixes.
Microsoft has yet to offer an updated chang... keep reading
According to a new report, HTC has apparently canceled its plans for a Windows RT based full-sized tablet, thanks to "lackluster demand." According to unnamed sources within the company, HTC believes demand for Windows RT devices have been... keep reading
Looking to purchase a Surface RT with either a free Touch or Type Cover? Well, you are in luck! Microsoft has launched a new campaign that offers a free Touch/Type cover, for those in the United States and Canada only.
This offer st... keep reading
By now, we all know that Microsoft is planning an update for Windows 8 and Windows RT, called Windows Blue. This update is officially known as Windows 8.1 and is expected in preview form in a few weeks. But did you know that this update br... keep reading
Earlier today, Microsoft offered the world a glimpse into the upcoming Windows 8.1 update for Windows 8. While everyone is hyped up for the return of the Start button (well, just those who missed it), Microsoft also revealed some other imp... keep reading
Microsoft has posted a new video today taking you behind the scenes of the Xbox One design. The video, six minutes in length, shows you Microsoft's goal with the new Xbox One and how it involves a console, Kinect, and a new controller.... keep reading
During the All Things Digital conference today, former Windows boss Steven Sinofsky spoke about his life after Microsoft and reflected on his time with Microsoft. Sinofsky left Microsoft back in November of last year.
During the con... keep reading
In an official blog post by Microsoft, the company have begun talking more openly about the upcoming Windows 8.1 update which is set to see a public preview in late June. Microsoft have released some official screenshots, along with inform... keep reading
Microsoft’s premiere event for IT professionals and enterprise developers, TechED, takes place in New Orleans this year on June 3rd to the 6th. If you are one of the fortunate ones to attend this event, you have the chance to purchase a Su... keep reading
Microsoft may have introduced the world to the Xbox One during the reveal event last week, but the software giant has yet another venue to utilize to discuss and reveal more about the new entertainment console. If you want to win a chance... keep reading
Microsoft have today released an update to the Windows Phone desktop app available for Windows 8 and Windows 7 users. The app allows you to manage your Windows Phone 8 device without having to use the Metro app, which isn't available on Wi... 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. Now, it appears that Microsoft has rolled out another update for the app, making it much faster t... keep reading
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