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Microsoft's next great hope to topple the iPhone won't launch until next year

Originally, the word on the street was that the Surface Phone, Microsoft's next Windows 10 Mobile flagship phone and the successor to the struggling Lumia line of Windows phones, would be coming out in late 2016.<p>The Windows Central report indicates that the Surface Phone will come in three models: …

Mobile

Microsoft extends its Windows Hello login security features to apps and the web

Being able to log in to an app with the help of the fingerprint scanner is quickly becoming a standard feature on mobile. But while Windows PCs and laptops have long had fingerprint scanners to allow you to securely log in to your machine, that protection didn’t extend any further than the login …

Apps

Microsoft Makes Five Massive Windows 10 Changes

Windows 10 is changing, dramatically. That was the big takeaway from Build 2016, Microsoft’s annual developer conference this week. And it all begins with a surprising name change…<p>‘Windows 10 Anniversary Update’ is the somewhat convoluted name Microsoft has now bestowed upon ‘Redstone’, the biggest …

Software

Microsoft is not giving up on Windows Phone, according to marketing exec | On MSFT

There’s been wailing and gnashing at teeth towards Microsoft not placing a heavy emphasis on Windows 10 Mobile at Build and in general. Terry Myerson …

Here’s a complete list of what you’ll see in Windows 10’s big update this August

During Microsoft’s BUILD 2016 conference, the company announced that Windows 10 will receive a new, free update this summer called Anniversary …

Tomb Raider

Microsoft wants to make the stylus cool again with Windows Ink

No company has tried to make the stylus the Next Big Thing as much as Microsoft, and it’s pushing harder than ever with the upcoming Windows 10 Anniversary Update.<p>And though it’ll be a little while before the features arrive for beta testers through Microsoft’s Insider program – let alone general …

HP To Introduce A Premium Windows Device Tomorrow

At CES, HP introduced EliteBook Folio, its premium business notebook to take on Apple MacBook. Weighing less than 2.2 lb/1kg, EliteBook Folio is …

Microsoft shows off new Continuum features for Windows 10 Mobile at Build 2016

While Windows 10 Mobile wasn't the main focus of Build 2016, Microsoft did show how its Continuum feature can be used with Windows 10 UWP apps to …

Windows Phone

First Click: Cortana is Microsoft's secret mobile weapon

Google’s Toolbar app launched more than 15 years ago as a convenient way to directly access the search engine from within Internet Explorer. Over the years it served as a Trojan Horse to convince Internet Explorer users to use Google search and other Google services, and eventually install Chrome …

Software

HP debuts the world's thinnest laptop

HP's new Spectre 13.3-inch laptop, running Windows 10, is gorgeous and only weighs 2.45 pounds. At 0.4 of an inch thick — as thick as a AAA battery — …

Windows 10 update will make nighttime PC use easier on the eyes

With copious amounts of white coating splashed across the screen in Windows 10, any added dark tone is a welcome change for the otherwise gaudy …

Software

The surprising reason why Microsoft's CEO doesn't just kill Windows phones

Microsoft's failure to match Apple and Google in smartphones was one of the things that brought down Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, convincing him to …

Satya Nadella

I tried Microsoft's $22,000 mega-tablet for conference rooms — and it was awesome

Overshadowed in the resulting mania was Surface Hub, a new line of gigantic Windows 10 mega-tablets intended for the conference room, in 54-inch and 84-inch screen sizes.<p>After some delay, the Surface Hub finally started shipping to customers in March 2016. And during last week's Microsoft Build …

Apps