Exclusive: A Microsoft Smartwatch Is Coming | Forbes

Microsoft is the latest technology giant preparing to jump into the wearables market, with plans to offer a sensor-rich smartwatch that measures heart rate and synchs with iPhones, Android phones and Windows Phones, Forbes has learned. It’s a surprising development in the ongoing conversation about wearables that till now has been dominated by Samsung and […]

Microsoft rescues XP users with emergency browser fix | Reuters

(Reuters) – Microsoft is helping the estimated hundreds of millions of customers still running Windows XP, which it stopped supporting earlier this month, by providing an emergency update to fix a critical bug in its Internet Explorer browser. Microsoft Corp rushed to create the fix after learning of the bug in the operating system over […]

Windows 8.1 boot to desktop

By default Windows 8 boots to the app screen. Fortunately with the Windows 8.1 release you can now boot directly to the desktop. It is not turned on automatically so you will have to follow a couple quick steps to make the change. Go to the desktop if you are in Apps mode. Right click […]

Which operating system am i using?

If you have ever had to answer the question of “Which operating system am i using?” most of the time people don’t know the right answer. Not only is there quite a few that have been released over time there are also service packs that make some significant changes to the operating system. For example […]

Windows XP support has ended

Windows XP support has ended of April 8, 2014, support and updates for Windows XP are no longer available. Don’t let your PC go unprotected. What is Windows XP end of support? Microsoft provided support for Windows XP for the past 12 years. But the time came for us, along with our hardware and software […]

Windows lifecycle fact sheet

Every Windows product has a lifecycle. The lifecycle begins when a product is released and ends when it’s no longer supported. Knowing key dates in this lifecycle helps you make informed decisions about when to upgrade or make other changes to your software. Here are the rights and limits of the Windows lifecycle. End of […]