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Microsoft might be replacing Albums with Stories in the Windows 10 Photos app

Microsoft is currently testing a version of the Windows 10 Photos app for some insiders that swaps out the Albums tab with a new Stories Tab. The update to the app doesn’t add any new capabilities, it instead replaces the world Album with Stories throughout the app. It is possible the firm is testing the […]

How to create custom 'gamerpics' for your Xbox Live profile

Finally, custom "gamerpics" are here, for the first time in Xbox Live's history. Available to users on Xbox One and the Windows 10 app, you can now take any picture and stick it up on Xbox Live for all to see. Of course, standard community...Show More Summary

Latest Office Insiders update on the Slow Ring on Windows gets some great new features

Microsoft has just pushed out a new update for Office 2016 on Windows to those part of the Office Insiders program. The company has released these features for Office Insiders on the Slow Ring in Version 1704 (Build 8067.2018). The update includes the following features: Enhanced writing assistance with Editor pane Use the Editor pane […]

Have the ultimate 'Tron' experience on your HTC Vive

Get fully immersed in the Grid with these games and tweaks for your HTC Vive. Virtual reality technology has improved a whole lot over the past few years, with some of the most realistic experiences to date. While we're still far from...Show More Summary

Microsoft has done Edu Cloud before (and that may mean Cloudbooks will disappoint)

As we near Microsoft’s next event on the 2nd May there is a growing crescendo of hype building around Cloudbooks and the Windows Cloud OS. A recently leaked slide from Windows Central, however, suggests that the new OS will mainly offer more of the same. The slide, which mainly touches on the hardware specs of […]

Save time and stay organized with DeltaWalker 2 Pro, right now 50 percent off

The project you're working on has grown in scope, and now you and maybe your partners are having a hard time keeping track of the changes made to the myriad files, folders, and images involved. There is a solution for this organizational...Show More Summary

You can now install games on your Xbox One from your Windows Phone

Microsoft earlier debuted the feature in the Windows Store which enabled Windows Insiders to install apps and games on their Windows PCs to their linked Xbox One consoles remotely. The functionality has now made its way to the Windows Store for Mobile, and users of the 13 supported mobile devices can now remotely install Universal apps […]

Watch and win an exclusive unicorn mount during our Neverwinter livestream tonight on Beam!

Every weekend, Windows Central livestreams an Xbox One or Steam game for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chattingShow More Summary

Life with Microsoft Edge: How to make use of Microsoft’s Edge nifty reading features

With the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft focused Edge on helping users doodle all over the web and create content, as Edge has matured and grown, Microsoft has made strides towards making Edge good at consuming content too, including increased battery life for video playback and 4K Netflix Support for Edge. After the release of […]

You will soon be able to purchase Office 365 subscriptions from the Windows Store

We recently reported that Microsoft is going to be bringing its full Office suite of apps to the Windows Store. Full-fledged Office apps on the Windows Store will play a crucial part in the company’s upcoming version of Windows called Windows 10 Cloud. Microsoft is expected to introduce Windows 10 Cloud on May 2nd — […]

Steam Spotlight: Heavy Metal Machines' exhilaratingly chaotic gameplay previewed (Giveaway!)

Welcome to another installment of Steam Spotlight, our weekly look at interesting Steam games for your Windows PC. Free to play games come in all shapes and sizes, but Heavy Metal Machines stands out as a top-down car combat game. Players select from gnarly road machines and then enter an arena for a team-based carpocalypse. Show More Summary

Appy Text is a beautiful, light weight text editor for Windows 10 PCs and phones

As you may have figured out, I write a lot more words than the average person. I’ve tried out a few apps for writing words that make the process more comfortable, beautiful or convenient rather than just using Word, Notepad/Wordpad or the WordPress CMS. While there are many apps that let you create and edit […]

Skype for Business Mac client now supports file sharing and more

Microsoft yesterday released the April update for Skype for Business on Mac. Skype for Business on Mac is the all new client that provides great communication experiences for Apple users with features like like one-click join, edge-to-edge video, and full screen sharing give you a superior Skype Meetings experience. With this update, Microsoft has added support […]

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom Xbox One review — indie RPG action for all ages

Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom — traditional combat mechanics meets RPG rampaging in this colorful indie offering. It's been a really long time since I've played an RPG like this on Xbox One. When I want to play games like Shiness: The...Show More Summary

Prepare to ace the ISACA certification exam with this $29 course

Even the best information and computer systems eventually experience hiccups or even complete failures, and in that case, a system auditor is called in to help identify the problem. The best auditors usually have an ISACA certification...Show More Summary

No Creators Update, no problem. Here’s how to simulate night light for your Windows Phone

Night light is a Windows 10 feature that Microsoft brought to the OS with the Windows 10 Creators Update for PCs, aimed at reducing Blue Light for Windows 10 PCs. We’ve written about it before here, but the short of it is that you can now customise your Windows PC to reduce harmful blue light […]

Today's Earth Day, and here's what Microsoft has been doing to keep green

Earth Day is upon us and many in the world use this date as a reason to analyze how they're impacting the environment, be it positive or negative. The most powerful tool in the arsenal of scientists and those who wish to preserve the planet and slow down the rate of human-made destruction is education. Show More Summary

Chillr cools on Windows Phone

Chillr is a popular service in India that lets users quickly transfer money to friends. The service works with 44 banks in Indian, and users can also use it to pay their utility bills right from the app. Well, that’s no longer the case if you own a Windows Phone. We’ve recently started receiving several tips […]

How to access the Windows 10 File Explorer in Tablet Mode

With the launch of Windows 10 two years ago, Microsoft changed the user interface for Windows tablets with their new “tablet mode” feature. “Tablet mode” was the first iteration of Continuum and allowed users on hybrid two-in-one devices like the Surface Pro, Huawei Matebook and Samsung Galaxy Book to switch their device from a conventional […]

Satya Nadella says Microsoft embraces failure

Speaking to Business Insider about Microsoft’s company culture and their approach to technology development, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella noted that it was important to push boundaries, and accept that at times this can inevitably lead to failure. “If you are going to have a risk-taking culture, you can’t really look at every failure as a failure, […]

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