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…

Windows 10 Universal Apps coming to Xbox One

Over at the Game Devlopers Conference in the States, Xbox head Phil Spencer has announced a bunch of new developments regarding the Xbox One and gaming on Windows. Perhaps most significantly, Spencer confirmed that the Windows 10 "Universal Platform" will be coming to Xbox One when Windows 10 launches later this year. This is a…

Skype getting a makeover for Windows 10

Skype, which is owned by Microsoft, has announced that it will be tightly integrated into Microsoft's new Messaging client in Windows 10 - so when you upgrade it is going to look a bit different to how it does now. In fact, some would say it might look eerily similar to Apple's own iMessage app…

Windows 10: All you need to know

Last night Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 10 - its new operating system for computers, tablets and mobiles. Here's everything you need to know. The Start Menu Is back Microsoft has widely chosen to backtrack on the mess that was Windows 8, and give desktop and laptop users the start menu back. This means no more…

Nearly everyone who covered the Windows 10 announcement uses a Mac

Poor Microsoft. Last night at the Windows 10 event, its executives had to look out on this crowd of journalists: (The above photo was taken by James Herring on Twitter). By our count that's pretty much Macbooks all round - though we can also see four Surface Pro 4s, so it isn't all bad. Either…

WATCH: Cortana running on Windows 10

Microsoft will be bringing its Siri-style Cortana assistance to the desktop with the launch of Windows 10 - here's the first video we've seen of it in action. The folks at Winbeta got the scoop - and as you can see, it is currently a very early version and very buggy, but it will be…