A woman sued Microsoft and won USD10,000 (around RM40,740) after she was forcefully upgraded to Windows 10, The Seattle Times reports. This upgrade happened without her authorisation only a few days after Microsoft released Windows 10 to the public last year.
As with all old software, Microsoft is terminating support for Windows 8, as well as older versions of its Internet Explorer (IE) web browser — IE 8, IE 9 and IE 10. This is to facilitate the push towards Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 10. When we say terminate, we don’t mean that your Windows 8 machine will just up and die or stop working straight away, it’s just that Windows 8 won’t receive updates, security fixes and bug fixes it used to get.
If you are running on Windows 8 though, don’t worry because there is a simple way around this issue.
Microsoft‘s Windows 10 Mobile flagships have not had the…warmest of receptions. Both the Lumia 950 and 950 XL were plagued with bugs and poor (particularly plasticky) build quality which irked even the most steadfast of Windows Phone fans.
Perhaps Microsoft simply doesn’t know how to make good flagship mobile devices, but that’s a tough claim to make considering not many are having a go at it.
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When Microsoft introduced Windows 10, they had embarked on a One Windows strategy. It aims to converge its latest operating system across a variety of devices, no matter what screen size you’re on. So this means all Windows Phones are simply called a Windows 10 mobile device.
It has been a while since we’ve seen a flagship Lumia and the last one was the Nokia Lumia 930 back in early 2014. After Microsoft took the helm of the mobile business, they are mostly preoccupied with entry to mid-range devices running on Windows Phone 8.1.
After almost 2 years of waiting, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL have officially landed in Malaysia. Not only this is the first flagship Lumia under the Microsoft banner, but most importantly they are the first Windows 10 smartphones in the market.
The tablet is normally seen as a media consumption device and nobody has done productivity better than Microsoft’s Surface Pro series. The new Surface Pro 4 marks its 4th generation of its 2-in-1 tablet/laptop convergence device and it runs on the very latest Windows 10.
The current Surface Pro 3 to us is a breakthrough as it offers a full Windows experience in a true tablet form. It did live up to its “Tablet that could replace your Laptop” claim and the new one just raises the bar to a whole new level.
If you’re anticipating something big from Microsoft, mark your calendars on 6th October. They will be having an event in New York City promising to share something interesting about Windows 10 devices. Without hinting on actual products, it is safe to assume that Microsoft would be unveiling its latest Surface Pro 4 as well as its new flagship Lumia 950/950 XL. They are quite a huge deal as Microsoft’s first devices with Windows 10 running fresh out of the box.
Malaysia’s headquarters for Microsoft today officially welcomes the retail version of Windows 10, domestically. The new operating system will continue to enable organisations and users with the powerful tools to do great things. It is even readily available to upgrade for free to those users running a valid copy of Windows 7 and 8.1 on their PCs and tablets.
Users are not going to like it, especially those who bought their copies. Windows 10 is secretly selling your personal data, probably not even letting you know barring some fine print hidden in their T&Cs. Previously, when we ran the Windows 10 update seeding story we thought it would be the end of that, well other than the articles about the WiFi Sense feature. We were wrong.
Have you noticed a recent spike in your data usage? Is your data reaching its cap for no reason? Upgrading to Windows 10 might be the problem. A thread on Reddit has brought us to the attention of Windows automatically using your PC to seed Windows updates to the world. Yes, the whole world. This issue will pose problems especially to those with home internet packages that are capped with a fixed high-speed download quota.