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Microsoft Will Pay You $100 To Upgrade Windows XP

Microsoft Will Pay You $100 To Upgrade Windows XP

By Rachel Kolman March 29, 2014

Microsoft wants you to finally stop using Windows XP. Microsoft announced this week that they will no longer be supporting Windows XP in any of their security updates, and are urging anyone left on the 12-year-old operating system to upgrade …

Microsoft Celebrates Tech In Its Super Bowl Ad Microsoft Celebrates Tech In Its Super Bowl Ad

Ever since Apple’s infamous 1984 Super Bowl ad, we’ve never really had a good tech-related ad during the game. Microsoft may have finally done it with its latest. On Sunday night, Microsoft aired a Super Bowl ad called “Empowering.” It …

Windows 8.1 May Boot To Desktop By Default Windows 8.1 May Boot To Desktop By Default

Windows 8 was a mess, but Windows 8.1 pretty much fixed all of the problems that people had with the radically different OS. One of those fixes was adding in an option that allowed users to boot to desktop therefore …

Microsoft Envisions The Future Of Retail Microsoft Envisions The Future Of Retail
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What’s been the most innovative technology in retail over the past few years? If you immediately thought of Square, you win. The POS hardware/software combo has made it easier than ever for small businesses to accept and process credit card …

Apathy May One Day Be The Death Of Microsoft Apathy May One Day Be The Death Of Microsoft
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When was the last time you really cared about Microsoft or its products? It was probably when you first bought a Windows XP desktop or laptop during the PC revolution of the late 90s/early 2000s. At that time, you were …

Windows 7 Is No Longer At Retail Windows 7 Is No Longer At Retail

Are you looking for a new Windows PC, but don’t want to get into Windows 8? Well, you’re out of luck if you were hoping to find a copy of Windows 7 through retail as Microsoft stopped selling individual copies …

Finance App Mint Comes To Windows 8 Finance App Mint Comes To Windows 8

For those of who are too lazy to keep track of our finances, Mint was a godsend when it hit iOS and Android. Now Windows 8 users can finally keep track of their finances the easy way as well. Mint …

Here's How Multitasking Works On The Xbox One Here's How Multitasking Works On The Xbox One

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With Windows 8, Microsoft introduced a new way to multitask called Snap. In short, you could have two apps running simultaneously at once while you could choose which app got to take up more of the screen. Since the Xbox …

Internet Explorer 11 Is Now ON Windows 7 Internet Explorer 11 Is Now ON Windows 7
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Internet Explorer 11 has now been launched for Window 7 users too. Earlier, Microsoft had promised that the new Explorer will arrive on Windows 7, so this isn’t a big surprise. IE11 is the default browser of Windows 8.1. Starting …

Early Windows 8.1 Tablet Sales Fall Short Early Windows 8.1 Tablet Sales Fall Short
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Though Microsoft is seeing some encouraging growth for its Windows Phone 8 smartphones in the mobile market, it does not appear that its tablets are faring as well. DigiTimes today reported that retailers saw sales of Windows 8.1 tablets in …

Windows 8.1 Is Now Available On The Windows Store Windows 8.1 Is Now Available On The Windows Store
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It’s been almost a year since Windows 8 hit the scene, and what a year it’s been. After getting off to a super slow start, Windows 8 finally managed to overtake the dead-in-the-water Windows Vista. Sure, it’s not much, but …

Google Chrome To Support Windows XP Until 2015 Google Chrome To Support Windows XP Until 2015
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Are you still using Windows XP? If so, you should probably upgrade already. Microsoft will be taking if off of life support soon, and Google isn’t giving it much longer. Google announced today that it intends to support Chrome for …

Businesses Avoiding Windows 8, Says Toshiba Businesses Avoiding Windows 8, Says Toshiba

PC shipment estimates for the third quarter are out today, and show that the PC market has declined yet again – for the sixth straight quarter. Though shipments saw a slight pick-up due to the back-to-school season, the worldwide PC …

Microsoft Brings SkiFree Back... Kind Of Microsoft Brings SkiFree Back... Kind Of

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it was bringing back Windows 95 pack-in game Hover as an HTML5-powered Web-based game to show off the capabilities of Internet Explorer 11. That’s all well and good, but I think many of us would …

Windows Updates: Microsoft To Combine Its Two App Stores, Making It Easier For Users Windows Updates: Microsoft To Combine Its Two App Stores, Making It Easier For Users
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Windows is looking at a major update to its systems. Microsoft is reportedly planning to make it simpler for its users by creating a single app store that would encompass all of the company’s various devices including PCs, tablets and …

The New Surface Is Full Of Potential The New Surface Is Full Of Potential

Earlier today, Microsoft announced two new Surface tablets – the Surface Pro 2 and the Surface 2. Both will go on sale starting next month, and come with Windows 8.1 preinstalled on them. Alongside the new hardware announcements, Microsoft shared …

Microsoft Announces The Surface Pro 2 Microsoft Announces The Surface Pro 2

Earlier this year, Microsoft launched the Surface Pro – a Windows 8 Pro-powered PC shrunk into the body of a tablet. It did well enough for the company, and now it wants to improve upon it even more. At a …