Halo Wars 2 preview: is it trying to please too many people?

Halo Wars 2 is the second in the iconic franchise’s expansion into real time strategy. The original Halo Wars was released in 2009 and was relatively well received considering it came out of a FPS. It holds an 82/100 rating on Metacritic. But can the new Halo Wars 2 improve on that and prove the…

10 things you need to know about Windows 10 – released July 29th

Microsoft has announced the next generation of its operating system, Windows 10, is due to be released on 29 July. Here are 10 things you need to know about the software giant's latest OS.  1. Customers running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 will be able to upgrade to the next-generation OS for FREE 2. Operating across all…

‘How Old Do I Look’ goes viral – Microsoft’s age and gender tool

It seems quite a while since anyone got excited by anything that Microsoft has done. But here's a clever little website that is not surprisingly going viral on social media. Called How Old, it allows you to take a picture from your photo library and 'find out' from the #HowOldRobot how old it thinks you…

Will Windows Phone soon run Android apps?

Today's rumour du jour is that Microsoft could be planning to add support for Android apps on Windows Phone - in a bid to boost the number of apps available. According to Neowin Microsoft might be investigating possible emulation technologies in a bid to shortcut its platform's chicken-and-egg problem, of not having enough apps to…

Microsoft will let pirates upgrade to Windows 10 with no hard feelings

Microsoft has said that people who run pirate copies of Windows will be able to upgrade for free to Windows 10 - just like properly licensed users, turning their dodgy copy of the operating system into a legitimate one. The move was spotted by The Verge, which spotted a Reuters interview, in which Windows head…

Windows 10 will download updates using peer-to-peer technology

Whilst the likes of BitTorrent have endlessly been demonised for enabling piracy, it turns out that the technology is also rather useful. So much so that Microsoft is apparently employing peer-to-peer tech when it rolls out Windows 10. According to The Verge, Windows 10 offers users the opportunity to download updates not just from Microsoft's…

Is Microsoft’s Siri-like Cortana coming to iPhone and Android?

Microsoft's voice assistant, Cortana, could be coming to iPhone and Android, unexpectedly. According to Reuters CEO Satya Nadella could greenlight the apps for rival platforms as part of his strategy of getting Microsoft's products on devices people actually use - rather than insisting that they use Windows Phone. Apparently Cortana could come as a stand…

MWC 2015 rumours: HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S6 and more

The annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is considered by many to be the biggest event in the mobile world - it is, after all, where many of this year's smartphones and tablets will be launched. MWC 2015 is expected to be the usual big affair, and there are plenty of rumours about what might…