Windows Phone market declines to mere 0.1%, Android leads with 85% in Q1 2017: IDC

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Last week, Microsoft ended support for Windows Phone 8.1. Now, according to IDC’s quarterly smartphone tracker, Windows Phone held mere 0.1% market share in Q1 2017.

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Microsoft ends support for Windows Phone 8.1

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The sun is finally setting on Windows Phone 8.1. Microsoft is officially ending support for the Windows Phone 8.1 OS, more than three years after it was introduced. Millions of users with Windows Phone 8.1 phones will stop receiving security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates.

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India wants Microsoft to offer one-time discount on Windows 10 to fight ransomware attacks

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In the wake of recent ransomware attacks, India is asking Microsoft to offer a one-time discount to the more than 50 million Windows users in the country, according to a latest report from Reuters. India wants the discount so users can upgrade to the latest Windows 10 operating system following recent ransomware attacks.

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Wanakiwi tool released to fix WannaCry ransomware infected PCs

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If you have a computer that is infected by the recent WannaCry ransomware attack, there is a glimpse of hope to gain access to your files.  French security researchers have developed a fix that gets rid of the ransomware and restores your files. However, the new tool only works on Windows XP to Windows 7, and only on computers that have not been rebooted since the infection. Continue reading “Wanakiwi tool released to fix WannaCry ransomware infected PCs”

Acer and HP Windows Mixed Reality Dev Kits are now up for preorder

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Microsoft has announced pre-order for Acer and HP Windows Mixed Reality Dev Kits at the ongoing Build 2017 conference. The virtual reality headsets from HP and Acer can be found in the Microsoft Store. Continue reading “Acer and HP Windows Mixed Reality Dev Kits are now up for preorder”

Microsoft Windows 10 S introduced to take on Chrome OS, Windows 10 S PCs for Education starts at $189

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Microsoft today at its educational event introduced Windows 10 S operating system, a version of Windows 10 Pro that for education. Microsoft says that the OS has been streamlined for security and performance and the applications are delivered only via the Windows Store ensuring Microsoft-verified security and integrity. Continue reading “Microsoft Windows 10 S introduced to take on Chrome OS, Windows 10 S PCs for Education starts at $189”

Microsoft is adding new features to Windows 10 Mail and Calendar apps

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Microsoft will soon add a couple of features to Windows 10 Mail & Calendar apps that will improve Gmail experience for users.  have long supported connecting to and managing your Gmail account. The update brings Focused Inbox, faster search and richer experiences for travel reservations and package deliveries. Continue reading “Microsoft is adding new features to Windows 10 Mail and Calendar apps”

Windows 10 to get power throttling feature for improved battery life

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Microsoft is working to combat a major issue laptops face – draining battery life due to multiple apps running in the background. The company is testing a new feature for Windows 10 preview build (16176) dubbed as power throttling aimed at saving battery usage.
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Microsoft confirms list of phones that will officially get Windows 10 Creators Update

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Microsoft released Windows 10 Creators Update for Windows 10 devices last week, it also released Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 15204 to insiders soon after and also said that it will release new developer builts for Windows 10 Mobile along with PC builds, but the build numbers and branch will be different.
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Huawei’s 2017 Matebook lineup appears online – Runs Windows 10

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Huawei has been promising more 2 in 1 devices similar to what they brought out last year with the Matebook. Apparently, they have been working on 3 such devices for 2017’s lineup.

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Windows 10 Creators Update starts rolling out, here’s how to get it

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Microsoft today started rolling out Windows 10 Creators Update for free for all the Windows 10 users, as it had promised. The update brings Paint 3D, Beam Broadcasting built into the game bar, Game Mode, a new Privacy Dashboard, 3D support to Microsoft Edge and more. Continue reading “Windows 10 Creators Update starts rolling out, here’s how to get it”

Android overtakes Windows to become world’s most popular OS

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Android has topped Windows for the first time as the most popular OS in the world, according to a latest report from StatCounter. Google’s Android has overtaken Windows in terms of total internet usage across desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile combined.

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Porsche Design BOOK ONE 2-in-1 Windows 10 Pro laptop announced

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Porsche Design has unveiled BOOK ONE 2-in-1 Windows 10 Pro laptop at MWC 2017. The device sports a 13.3-inch touch QHD (3200 x 1800 pixels) display and is powered by Intel Core i7 processor and comes with 16GB of RAM, 512GB of SSD storage.

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