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Microsoft Is Really Turning It Around

It’s tempting to think of Microsoft as some ageing dinosaur. But it’s wrong. Change has been building for almost a year now. Yes Windows 8 was a mess, and the Xbox One’s early days were embarrassing, but Microsoft’s been sharpening its game with impressive deftness and speed. And now it is once again, hands down, the most exciting company in tech.


Windows 10 Wants To Help Kill The Password For Good

Back in December, a consortium of tech companies adopted a new standard meant to usher in a more secure future without the hassle of passwords. On Friday, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will incorporate those specifications, enabling exciting new biometric security features. Good job, Microsoft!


Cortana May Become Microsoft's New And Hopefully Less Annoying Clippy

Clippy was an idea ahead of its time — just horribly executed. The overly friendly paper clip has since become an endless joke that even Microsoft rips on every once in a while. But as Cortana’s conquest across Windows 10 and the new Spartan browser continues, it seems the popular voice assistant will also be coming to Office.


Windows 10 Will Be Free For Raspberry Pi

Earlier today, Raspberry Pi announced a new, powerful version of its Pi 2 Model B+ that still costs $US35. Now, Microsoft has also announced that a free version of Windows 10 will be available for Raspberry Pi devices.


Microsoft Outlook For iOS And Android Also Plays Nice With Gmail, Yahoo And Dropbox

Well, that didn’t take long. After Microsoft bought the hit email app Acompli (it was even one of our favourite apps of last year) last month, they turned it around pretty quickly into an official Outlook app for iOS and Android. Outlook joins Office as Microsoft continues its mobile software push beyond Windows Phone.


A 3D Model Of Microsoft's HoloLens Is The Closest You Can Get For Now

As we all stop caring about 3D TVs, smartwatches and other recent tech fads, the attention now turns to head-worn interactive displays. And if you think Microsoft’s new HoloLens has what it takes to challenge the Oculus Rift, here’s your chance to look over the hardware — at least a 3D interactive model of it — courtesy of the folks at Sketchfab.


Windows 10's Coolest Features In Five Animated GIFs

Microsoft put out the first Windows 10 preview right after its first big announcement. But now — following all of Wednesday’s chaos — there’s a new one. Here are some of its most notable features in GIF form.


An Illustrated Guide To Why Windows 10 Actually Impressed Me

Here is a tablet. A Surface Pro 3, to be exact. I’ve never really wanted a Surface Pro 3, but Windows 10 is making me reconsider. Let me show you why.


Windows RT Is Finally, Mercifully Dead

This is a story I’ve always wanted to write. In the wake of Microsoft’s frankly excellent Windows 10 presentation yesterday, Redmond is finally killing off Windows RT. Hooray!


Windows 10's Big Step Back Is Actually A Huge Step Forward 

Microsoft has made mistakes. It knows this. But as the company proved today at its Windows 10 HOLOGRAPHIC GOGGLES launch event, it’s also not going to stop pushing user interface design into the future. It’s just getting smarter about it.