Category Archives: Windows

WannaCry cyberattack may spark wave of Windows upgrades, lifting Microsoft’s stock

Microsoft, cybersecurity firms could benefit from WannaCry  Monday, 15 May 2017 | 1:16 AM ET | 03:01 Investors should buy Microsoft shares because the recent cyberattacks will spur companies to upgrade to the technology giant’s latest operating system, according to Credit Suisse, which reiterated its outperform rating on the software firm. The WannaCry ransomware malware hit 200,000 victims in… Read More »

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update: everything you need to know

Microsoft has announced the latest update to Windows 10, the Fall Creators Update, and with it some surprises – including iTunes on the Windows Store and cross-platform syncing with the iPhone and Android devices. No, hell hasn’t frozen over. What? It’s called the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, which is the second in Microsoft’s new twice yearly update… Read More »

Microsoft takes its databases worldwide with Cosmos DB

Cosmos is an expansion of DocumentDB, a managed NoSQL database service that Microsoft launched in 2015. Its key innovation is a feature that lets developers pick between five consistency models that range from “strong” to “eventual” consistency. The tool allows developers to store and access data with a variety of APIs, including DocumentDB, MongoDB, SQL, Gremlin, and Azure… Read More »

Checking for the Latest Windows 10 Update

Photo Q. How do I know if my computer updated itself to the new Creators version of Windows 10 that just came out? I looked in the system information box and it doesn’t tell me anything that mentions “Creators Update.” And are there any problems to expect with this version of Windows 10? The Windows 10 Creators Update… Read More »

Microsoft Warns Users Not to Install Its Latest Windows Update, For Now

With its Creators Update for Windows 10, Microsoft promised that users would have the option to postpone future updates for a limited period of time and many rejoiced. But now that the update has started rolling out, it’s become apparent that there are still some stability issues and performing a manual installation isn’t recommended right now. In a… Read More »

Windows 10 Mobile is NOT dead but its future is far from guaranteed

Windows 10 Mobile may not be “dead,” but things are changing. Today, we try to make sense of the recent “Feature2” development and what it means for those on Windows phones. Microsoft’s recent release to the Windows Insider Program on Friday, April 14, caused a bit of a stir. Microsoft did something new with the latest Fast Ring… Read More »

British phone maker Wileyfox gearing up to launch a Windows phone later this year

British phone maker Wileyfox, known thus far for its lineup of Android phones, is working on a Windows phone. In a low-key announcement reported by UK outlet Mobile News (via All About Windows Phone), Wileyfox confirmed last month that it is hoping to launch the phone in August. The mobile maker isn’t exactly aiming for the consumer segment… Read More »

Nokia 6 White Colour Variant Hasn’t Been Launched, Confirms HMD Global

Nokia 6, which was sold out in a minute in the first flash sale, is indeed exclusive to China, despite it appearing on an e-commerce website in the Philippines. HMD Global has also denied, in a way, that there is a White version of the smartphone. Recently, several media publications claimed that the Nokia 6 smartphone was available… Read More »

Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update starts hitting HP Elite x3

Last we heard, HP said that the Elite x3 will receive Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update “in the coming weeks.” Well, the good news is that the update has started rolling out – it’s available both over-the-air as well as through the Windows Device Recovery Tool. Aside from the Anniversary Update-related changes, the new firmware also brings along… Read More »

Windows 10 Mobile update speeds up, still on only 14% of Windows phones

Windows 10 is making strides on desktop – it already makes up for more than 20% of the desktop OS market, having surpassed all Windows versions aside from the venerable Windows 7. Windows 10 on mobile… well, fans might want to sit down. It has reached 14% of Windows phones and half of those are up to Windows… Read More »