Microsoft’s profits jump by 33 percent thanks to the cloud, PCs and Xbox

Another quarter, another booming earnings report from Microsoft. But what’s notable for Q2 2021is that it isn’t just the cloud driving the company forward this time. The…

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HP and Lenovo discuss the wild side of laptops in 2021

Every CES, we can expect laptop makers like Dell, Lenovo, HP, Acer and ASUS to announce their latest products with the newest chipsets that Intel and AMD…

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HP’s leather-covered business laptop uses a Snapdragon CPU

It’s been more than two years since HP announced that it made a laptop out of leather, and based on our review the Spectre Folio was more…

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HP launches two new Dragonfly laptops with 5G and Tile tracking built in

HP made bold claims when it launched the Elite Dragonfly laptop last year, calling it “lighter than air.” While that’s certainly not possible, the original Dragonfly did…

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Windows gaming pioneer Eric Engstrom dies at 55

The gaming world recently lost one of its most quietly influential figures. The Wall Street Journal has learned that Microsoft engineer Eric Engstrom died on December 1st…

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Windows XP source code leak sheds light on Microsoft’s OS history

Microsoft is no stranger to Windows source code leaks, but a new incident might just provide insights into its history. Bleeping Computer and ZDNet report that a…

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Microsoft expands App Assure to bring better compatibility to Snapdragon PCs

Qualcomm and Microsoft are teaming up to encourage more developers to make their apps compatible with Windows on Snapdragon. The companies announced a new App Assure program…

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Homeland Security warns of a ‘critical’ security flaw in Windows servers

The US government has a major server security headache on its hands. Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has delivered a rare emergency directive (via…

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GIF search, voice typing and more are coming to Windows 10

Windows 10 is getting an integrated GIF search, improvements to voice typing and other new features, Microsoft Senior Program Manager Brandon LeBlanc wrote in a Windows blog…

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Windows 95 turned 25 today

That’s right, 25 years ago Microsoft officially released Windows 95, an operating system that was far more consumer-focused and internet ready than its predecessors. It also licensed…

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