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 …

Microsoft currently has no plans for Edge on other platforms

Microsoft is building a new browser for Windows 10 called Edge, which will replace Internet Explorer as the default way to access the web on the new OS. Previously referred to as Project Spartan, Edge is a break from the past and is a new browser for Microsoft with familiar roots. The browser’s rendering engine is based …

Microsoft’s HoloLens could tell if people are angry or excited

Microsoft recently received a patent for glasses, or a different type of head-mounted display, that can interpret other people’s demeanor and facial expressions and tell you how they’re feeling. The patent was filed back in 2012 and was granted a couple of days ago, on April 28th. The patent, first spotted by VentureBeat, is for a …