Microsoft launches an 8.9-inch Windows tablet in Spain (no, not the Surface mini) [Update]

Microsoft has launched a new 8.9-inch Windows tablet – but if you were hoping that the company had finally got around to launching its unreleased Surface mini, you’re out of luck. Besides, the mini had an 8-inch display, whereas this device is slightly larger – and unless you’re a big fan of the Real Madrid football …

Microsoft’s Skype app for Windows will soon include built-in Translator support

Microsoft introduced the world to its Skype Translator just over a year ago, giving us a glimpse of the new tool that allows users to speak in their own language, while their chat partner receives a translated transcript into his or her language, in almost real-time. Last month, it launched an open preview on Windows, and it has now …

Microsoft shows off unreleased build of Windows 10 with black and white icons

Earlier this week, Lenovo held its first ‘Tech World’ conference where it showed off several of its upcoming products including REACHit, which adds deep search functionality to Cortana. During the keynote, Satya Nadella joined Lenovo on stage to highlight the feature and also showed an unreleased build of Windows 10. If you watch the video below, you …

Windows 10 10130: Cortana onboarding process updated, notification animation refined

Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10, 10130 and while the change log covers several of the updates, if you look a bit deeper, you will notice a few more changes as well. In this release, Microsoft has updated the onboarding experience for Cortana with new graphics and additional information about what the service …

Windows 10: The desktop messaging app, reading between the lines

Back in January at the Windows 10 event in Redmond, the Skype team announced their plans for the OS and how the service will be built-in on the desktop and mobile iterations of the platform. If you have used the latest build to be released to Insiders, you will know that the Messaging app is not present. More than …

Microsoft clarifies what happens if you upgrade a non-genuine install to Windows 10

During the past few weeks, there has been some confusion about what happens if you upgrade a non-genuine version of Windows to Windows 10. In a new post today by Terry Myerson, he clarifies what happens in this scenario. If you have a non-genuine version of Windows and you upgrade to Windows 10, there will …

Microsoft confirms that Windows 10 upgrade will not be free after one year

Microsoft has been heavily promoting the fact that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for consumersrunning Windows 7, 8 or Phone 8.1 when the OS is released later this year. While the company is clearly pushing this ‘free upgrade’ announcement to make sure they can hit their 1 billion users benchmark, in a post on the …

Microsoft is working on a new app called Flow for iOS, a micro email conversation tool

Earlier today, a new app being built by the folks in Redmond was uncovered and it is called Flow. Unlike the usual leaks, this one came with a bit more information than the typical bits we see around the web. If you take a look at the image at the top, you can see the …

Microsoft is rolling out a large update to Outlook.com: Clutter, themes, add-ins and more

  It has been a couple of years since Microsoft launched Outlook.com but since the service went live, it has offered a compelling alternative to Gmail. Starting today, Microsoft is rolling out, in preview, several new features that will improve the experience further and add a bit more eye candy as well. Everything from tools …