Microsoft To Kill Off Groove Music

Microsoft is ditching its Groove Music subscription service. And if you’d never heard of it, that probably tells you all you need to know. Groove launched in July 2015 as a combination of a rebrand of the Xbox Music service and a replacement of the Zune service (which itself was tied to a largely failed […]

Patch Tuesday on Windows PCs [Comic]

Don’t you just hate it when patches break your OS and turns your PC into a paperweight? Sure, restore points are there to help, but unfortunately, they don’t always work as they should. [Source: Don’t Hit Save | Like “Don’t Hit Save” on Facebook | Follow “Don’t Hit Save” on Twitter]

MS Paint On Death Row

Microsoft’s next major Windows 10 update may finally ditch MS Paint after 32 years. It will be replaced by a 3D version. The Guardian spotted the death notice in a list of deprecated features in the Fall Creators Update, the next bi-annual major update that adds new features and, with less ceremony, sometimes removes old […]

Xbox One X To Cost $499

Microsoft has confirmed the oddly-titled X Box One X, a new version of the console bringing increased power but with a $499 price tag in the US. The specs unveiled clearly show Microsoft is targeting the most hardcore gamer by not only matching the PS4 Pro’s 4K display, but having more RAM (12GB to 8) […]

Windows 10 Insiders Warned Of Mistaken Update

Microsoft has apologized after mistakenly sending out preview versions of Windows 10 that weren’t ready and could cause problems. In some cases they even went to people who aren’t in the Insider test program. The company says the blunder happened because of “an inadvertent deployment to the engineering system that controls which builds/which rings to […]

FREE eBook: Practical Windows Forensics (A $31 Value)

Today, we’re offering you a free eBook from Packt publishing, Practical Windows Forensics (a $31 value,) for free! Over the last few years, the wave of the cybercrime has risen rapidly. Regardless of your level of experience in the field of information security in general, this book will fully introduce you to digital forensics. What […]

Xbox One Gets ‘Copilot’ Mode

Microsoft has unveiled a Copilot mode for the Xbox One that lets two players act as if they were using a single controller. It’s designed mainly for people with disabilities, but could also be useful for introducing less experienced players. The new mode is part of a package of updates to the system, including a […]

Bill Gates With a Shotgun Promoting Windows 95 Gaming in Doom [Video]

What you are about to see is Bill Gates (with a shotgun) promoting Windows 95 gaming at the Microsoft Judgement Day gamer’s conference in 1995. You’re welcome. [raij]

Free eBook: The “Windows 10 Bible” – A $32.99 Value!

Today, we’re offering you the “Windows 10 Bible” (a $32.99 value) for free! Windows 10 Bible is one of the most thorough references on the market with complete coverage of Windows 10. Whether you’re a beginner seeking guidance or a power-user looking for fresh tips and tricks, this book contains everything you could ever hope […]

Bae, Noms & Dranks: Microsoft Brings The Cringe

A Microsoft email inviting interns to an after-party has attracted mockery from people amused by its attempts to appeal to the youth market. The cringeworthy message begins “HEY BAE INTERN! <3” which is somewhat overfamiliar to say the least. The message, which includes a variety of underlining, block capitals and colored text goes on to […]

Xbox One/PS4 Upgrades Confirmed

Sony and Microsoft have both confirmed upgraded versions of the PS4 and Xbox One with support for 4K graphics. Sony also detailed some of the high-profile virtual reality games on the way. Sony hasn’t revealed any details about the new machine other than confirming it will be named the Neo, replacing the codename of “PS4.5” […]

Tech Giants Crack Down On Illegal Hate Speech

Four major tech firms have agreed to remove hate speech from social media and similar services within 24 hours of it being reported. The move, which comes in a European code of conduct, will only apply to content which breaks the law. That limitation means it could be a tricky subject deciding what material comes […]