WATCH: Windows 9 Start Menu in action

Wondering what your operation system will look like in a couple of years? Check out this video of a build of Windows 9 (codename “Threshold”) that YouTuber WinFuture has put online. If you like Windows 7, but with a Windows 8-style layer on paint on top, you’re going to like this. It’s essentially everything Windows 8 should have been. Let …

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James O'MalleyWATCH: Windows 9 Start Menu in action

Microsoft finally killing off the Nokia name for good

We’ve known for some time that now that Microsoft own’s Nokia’s phone division it will be phasing out the Nokia name – the brand wasn’t part of the sale. But now we have more details on exactly how that will be happening. Geek On Gadgets has got hold of an internal document outlining how the brand will work. It seems …

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Microsoft considering naming Windows 9 (and everything else) just “Windows”

Potentially confusing news from Microsoft as it has emerged that the company is considering rebranding all of its different operating systems – Windows 9, Windows Phone and Windows RT (tablet windows) to simply be called, umm, “Windows”. The news comes from Softpedia, which cites “sources” – and it would square with other indications we’ve got from Microsoft. The whole device …

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James O'MalleyMicrosoft considering naming Windows 9 (and everything else) just “Windows”
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Microsoft announce Lumia Denim update and Lumia 830, Lumia 730 handsets

Microsoft’s press conference at IFA in Berlin has just finished, and here’s all of the new stuff that you need to know about! Lumia Denim So first the software – Lumia Denim is the next update that will be rolling out to all Lumia handsets. This will add the new features from Windows Phone 8.1, such as live folders and …

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James O'MalleyMicrosoft announce Lumia Denim update and Lumia 830, Lumia 730 handsets
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Nokia X gets support for Google services

Nokia X, Microsoft’s accidental Android off-shoot has just received another update that unexpectedly lets users access Google’s Android apps. Previously, though Nokia X devices ran the Android operating system, it was an unofficial “fork” of the system – so essentially had all of its Google-ness removed, a bit like how Amazon’s KindleFire runs Android Apps but doesn’t have GMail/Google Play/etc. …

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Windows 9 accidentally teased by Microsoft China

Microsoft’s Chinese division seems to have accidentally let the Windows 9 cat out of the bag. On the Chinese social network Weibo, Microsoft China launched a post asking the question: “Microsoft’s latest OS Windows 9 is coming soon, do you think the start menu at the left bottom will make a comeback?” The post – which was even accompanied by …

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Microsoft rolls out Xbox One updates for SmartGlass, Media Player and more

Microsoft has got a head start on its roll-out of the September Xbox One system update that brings many new features and updates to the console. The latest firmware update, available now, adds a new media player app with improved media management, a new Party app, improvements to SmartGlass, and more. The Media Player will now play media from an …

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Stuart O'ConnorMicrosoft rolls out Xbox One updates for SmartGlass, Media Player and more
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Microsoft planning its own Chromecast-style streaming dongle?

Microsoft is thought to be working on its own Chromecast-style streaming dongle for TVs – at least if a filing with America’s Federal Communications Commission is to believed. The filing suggests the company is working on something that can plug into a HDMI port, is powered by USB and can stream content over wifi – which would make sense for …

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Separate Xbox One Kinect rumoured to be launching in October

If you’re one of those Xbox One owners who picked the system up without a Kinect, you’ve probably been wondering if you’d ever be able to buy a standalone Kinect. Now Microsoft is reportedly going to be selling the Xbox One Kinect sensor from October 6. According to Windows Phone Central, which quotes unnamed sources, the peripheral will be available …

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Stuart O'ConnorSeparate Xbox One Kinect rumoured to be launching in October
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Windows 9 to be officially announced on September 30th?

Microsoft could be about to lift the lid on Windows 9 – its next major operating system – as early as the end of next month, say reports. According to The Verge, the 30th September could see the official announcement, complete with details on the much-rumoured return of the Start menu (and removal of the charms bar). The new OS …

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James O'MalleyWindows 9 to be officially announced on September 30th?