If you're still running Windows 7, there's no reason not to download Microsoft's Internet Explorer 11 browser. Just be aware there are additional features only for Windows 8.1 users.
By eliminating support for Internet Explorer 9 from its Google Apps, Google has indirectly prevented Windows Vista users from using Google's cloud services to full effect.
Subpar endurance is the Surface Pro 2's biggest Achilles Heel—or at least it was before an update boasting beefy battery life improvements hit the airwaves.
Even those who don't like Windows 8 should consider it for its superior security versus older Microsoft operating systems, if nothing else the company says.
To celebrate 15 years in Beijing, the research division showed off a number of projects, including a Kinect sensor that can translate sign language.
Internet companies in the U.S. are demanding that the surveillance practices of the U.S. should be reformed to enhance privacy protections and provide "appropriate oversight and accountability mechanisms."
It can already read hand and body movements, but Microsoft's Kinect technology is incorporating sign language into its motion-sensing vocabulary, too.
Tiles. Files. Apps and Snaps. The update's jam-packed with little things that add up to a big improvement over Windows 8.
A Microsoft executive misspoke when she said that Windows would turn on the built-in Windows Defender technology for users who had let their antimalware subscriptions lapse.