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You can now use Windows Mixed Reality headsets to play games on Steam

If you are the proud owner of a Windows Mixed Reality headset, do we have some good news for you. Valve has announced that you can now use the virtual reality headsets to play VR games in Steam. What’s even better news is that at…

Windows 10’s Cortana deals with queries way better than Siri

Over the last year, Microsoft has been seriously polishing its speech recognition chops – and improving Cortana – but how good is the firm’s digital assistant, really? Pretty darn good, and certainly streets ahead of Siri,…

World of Warcraft and StarCraft II soon won’t work with Windows XP or Vista

Earlier this year, Blizzard said it was going to cease supporting Windows XP and Vista across its library of contemporary Battle.net games, and the company has just confirmed that this will happen on a rolling basis starting in October.That…

Mac envy seems rife as a quarter of Windows PC owners plan to switch to Apple

An astonishing amount of folks running Windows are planning to switch over to what Microsoft would consider the dark side – namely a Mac computer – according to some new research.The survey from Verto Analytics, which encompassed…

New website bug can crash Windows 7 and 8

Just as we're all recovering from the spread of WannaCry, another security problem shows up on the internet - in this case a special line of web code that can send Windows 7 and Windows 8 into a serious slowdown.As Ars Technica reports,…

Forget Windows, Linux or MacOS: Try these alternative operating systems

No Windows, no Linux, no macOS: is there really a desktop operating system that's worth using outside of the big three? We've set out to answer that question, and while there are no absolute definitive answers here – everyone's…

WannaCry hit Windows 7 systems hardest, new research shows

Last weekend the WannaCry ransomware infection caused havoc in hundreds of countries and across hundreds of thousands of machines, and in the immediate aftermath of the hit, many were pointing the finger at outdated versions of Windows XP for…

Microsoft sends out a Windows XP patch to block new ransomware

With businesses and organizations across the globe reeling from a major ransomware attack - including the NHS in the UK - Microsoft has taken the unusual step of releasing a security patch for Windows XP, some three years after support for the…

Windows Store getting Ubuntu, Fedora, and SUSE Linux

Microsoft made some important announcements at the Build Conference. Prominent among these was the fact that iTunes will be coming to the Windows Store at long last. Windows users can currently download and install iTunes from Apple’s…

The Windows 10 Mail app now works better with Gmail

Microsoft wants to tempt Gmail users to switch from the web client to the Mail app built into Windows 10 - support for prioritizing emails automatically, tracking package deliveries and managing reservations will shortly start working with Gmail…

Ultra-mobile Windows 10 PCs built with smartphone processors coming this year

We now have a timeframe for the arrival of the first PC with an ARM processor running Windows 10, with the device expected to pitch up in the fourth quarter of 2017.This will be the debut of what Microsoft has dubbed ‘mobile PCs’,…

Windows 10 Cloud may be the star of Microsoft's upcoming event

The Windows 10 Creators Update may be out today, but Microsoft has plenty more planned for its latest and greatest operating system, including a stripped down version we could meet next month.Microsoft is readying a spring event, as you may…