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Microsoft Finally Brings Windows 10 To Older Phones
After what has sometimes felt like forever, Microsoft have finally announced that they will be deploying Windows 10 to its older range of smart phones. In all, just over a dozen phones are set to receive the upgrade as an option. But there’s a catch;- not all Windows phone... Read more
Windows 10 IoT Core support for Raspberry Pi 3
I do love me some Pie, particularly Apple Pie. But I’m also a really big fan of Raspberry Pi. I think everyone should be. And now it seems Microsoft thinks it as well having just announced that they’re currently working on a Windows 10 Internet of Things (IoT) Core... Read more
US DOD Commits To Aggressive Surge To Windows 10
Like it or not, Microsoft’s continued roll out of Windows 10 has been going very well for the Redmond based Tech giant. With more than 200,000,000 devices having made the upgrade in 6 months, it’s fair to say Windows 10 has been a big success story for Microsoft. The problem... Read more
Windows 10 Installed on 200 Million Devices Globally
Windows 10, Microsoft’s flagship OS is now active on more than 200,000,000 devices monthly. This is big news for the Redmond based company that only launched the new version of Windows back in August. According to the official Windows Experience blog, Windows 10 is now on the fastest ever... Read more
Kaspersky Looks Back At Cyber Security Stats For 2015
2015 has been the year that the phrase “Cyber Crime” went mainstream, became cool, and also the year that saw next to exponential growth with everything and anything to do with cybersecurity. That is at least according to Kaspersky in their overall summary for the last 12 months.  The... Read more
My top 5 Free Software titles of 2015
It’s been a good year for Free Software, and I knows that I do like me some good free software. This year, like every year at FileHippo we’ve done our best to bring you, the people of internet the best free software available. I’ll be honest with you, I... Read more
Windows 10: Upgrade Now, Or Tonight. Now? 
Microsoft have begun putting pressure on people to make the upgrade to Windows 10, and not everyone is happy about it. If you’re one of those people still running Windows 7 or Windows 8 then by now you might have noticed Microsoft have begun pushing Windows 10 on you... Read more
Udemy Responds To ‘Pirated’ Course Content Criticisms
Udemy, one of the largest sites for online learning, and that also raised $65m in investment back in June, has come under fire for selling courses that contain pirated content from other courses. The site allows people to upload training materials and then charge Udemy users, of which there... Read more
Project Astoria – Windows Bridge for Android
Microsoft’s updated operating system Windows 10 was launched in 2015 to great acclaim. The latest Windows offering is designed with compatibility in mind, so the system links with a variety of devices. This cross-device functionality was first announced for Microsoft’s latest console, the Xbox One. Shortly after, news broke... Read more
Is The First Big Update For Windows 10 Imminent?
Windows 10 Preview members got their hands on the new build of Windows 10 for testing.  Rumors had been doing the rounds on the Internet this last week or so, that Microsoft is finally going to release the first ‘real’ update for Windows 10 in the next few days.... Read more
Microsoft Names End Date For Windows 7
Fans of an older Windows operating system have reason to feel the pang of nostalgia today: Microsoft has quietly announced the end date for Windows 7. This end date will affect the sale of computers with the operating system pre-installed, but the announcement also lists two further dates when support... Read more
Windows 10 “Accidentally” Appears On Win 7, 8 Computers
In the world of updates and upgrades, it’s really important that you take the time to scan your screen for any unwanted checked boxes. How important is it? Windows-10-against-your-wishes important. According to multiple sources, Microsoft snuck in a fun little feature in their recent important updates package: Windows 7... Read more
Windows 10 For Mobile For Windows Phones Will Rollout December
Windows 10 is to begin rolling out for Windows phones this December. Microsoft’s Lumia division announced the release date, late Tuesday evening on the Lumia Facebook page…of all places. For those who can’t wait, Windows 10 for mobile will be available on Microsoft’s newest Lumia flagship 950 and Lumia... Read more
Edge Browser Enhancements Leaked For Windows 10 Build 10551
While some Windows insiders expected to have Windows 10 build 10551 drop at the end of last week, it sadly didn’t come to pass. At the time of writing it also looks somewhat unlikely the next build is going to come this week either. Microsoft have been busy though.... Read more
Microsoft Sets Record Straight Over Privacy Fears.
Microsoft have released a blog post that responds directly to Windows 10 privacy concerns. In the blog post, released Monday, 28th September, Microsoft insists that users’ privacy is very important to them, stating that ‘trust,’ is the veritable core pillar of their vision for modern, personal computing. Indeed, the... Read more
Online Petition Begs Microsoft To Release Patch Notes For Windows 10
An online petition started back in August now has “Thousands of corporate tech admins” voicing their disagreement with Microsoft’s decision to no longer give detailed descriptions on Windows 10 updates. Redmond based tech giant Microsoft has found itself under renewed pressure to release more information on its Windows 10... Read more
How Apple’s iPad Pro Apps Could Put A Dent In Windows 10
At $800, the iPad Pro has been firmly leveled at businesses, marking a distinct shift from the Steve Jobs ‘consumers’ approach of recent times. But the question several have been asking at the Apple event taking place this week, is why would people go with the new Apple workhorse over... Read more
Windows 10 Installed 75 Million Times In First Month: Microsoft Quite Pleased With Themselves
Microsoft has revealed that Windows 10 has been installed on more than 75 million devices in the first month of its release. The news caused jubilation in the company, and  several Microsoft executives have allegedly sustained serious “High Five” related wounds, according to anonymous sources in Emergency Rooms across the... Read more