Over the past year Microsoft has hinted that the Internet Explorer brand is going away, but they have now confirmed that they will use a new name for its upcoming browser successor, which is currently codenamed Project Spartan.
It looks like Microsoft will be changing the way Windows updates are pushed out to users. The Verge has noticed that the latest leaked version of Windows 10 is letting you get updates through peer-to-peer means. This includes different updates from other computers on your network or even online.
For some odd reason Microsoft has made it quite the task to procure a legitimate ISO image of Windows 7. You would think they would have an easy to find place on their website for ISO images, because remember you really cannot take advantage of these ISO images unless you have a proper legal key. So many people end up losing the disc or ISO they previously had making it quite the challenge to get a replacement.
For years many people have thought that getting a Mac would be the solution to hackers, viruses, spyware and much more. And for quite a while this was the case as many hackers did not waste their time with OS X. In recent years though Apple has seen a steady increase in Mac sales and pretty much dominates the over $1000 notebook range. Since these computers are priced higher it brings more attention from hackers and other shady parties. The latest report from GFI shows that Apple’s major operating system sits on top of the leaderboard when it comes to security vulnerabilities in 2014.
Microsoft is trying another tactic to get Windows XP users to finally upgrade. They will be doubling the support cost for the operating system. Windows XP is 14 years old now and has been followed up by Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8, but many home and business users continue to rely on the software and have not upgraded.
At Microsoft Windows 10 event the company went over how universal apps would have the the same or a very similar experience across all devices. Office was part of that conversation, and Microsoft just that their next installment of Desktop applications will arrive before the end of 2015.
Well this is quite the change for Microsoft. They have decided to offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade for existing users of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. This offer will only be available for the first year following the release of Windows 10.
November figures provided by market researcher StatCounter reveal that while the adoption of Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 have increased a little bit in the last 30 days, Windows 7 is still on top as its market share has reached a record 55.75 percent. That means that more than 1 in 2 computers are now powered by Windows 7.
It looks like Microsoft is rewarding their Office 365 customers. They will be giving Office 365 subscribers free unlimited cloud storage via its OneDrive service. This roll out will begin immediately and will continue over the next few months. That means that you can get unlimited storage on OneDrive for as low as $6.99 a month with a Office 365 Personal subscription.