Tech terminology check: Is it Windows Phone or Windows phone?

Some people write Windows Phone (capital "p") while others write Windows phone. Some say Windows Mobile, and others say Windows 10 Mobile. What gives?

No, Windows phone isn't dead — and it may never die

Every few months, Windows phone's declining market share provokes a new round of speculation about the platform's health. The situation isn't good, but the concept of Windows on a phone isn't dead. Here's why.

Microsoft's "do more" vision of quantum computing

What will an exponential leap in computing mean for a company determined to be the world's computing platform?

Groundbreaking tech will make Cortana's hearing as good as ours

Advances in speech recognition have made Microsoft's automated systems as accurate as human professionals. This is an important breakthrough for Redmond's Conversations as a Canvas vision.

Can we still expect a "best on Windows" Microsoft experience?

Satya Nadella has promised a "best on Windows" Microsoft experience. Amid an obvious pursuit of a cross-platform strategy can we still anticipate a fulfillment of this promise.

AI, Bots and Canvases Part III: Gates and Ballmer paved the path for Nadella's AI and bots

Every vision has a beginning. Leaders such as Satya Nadella who is leading a global company during a major industry shift had help getting there. Bill Gates & Steve Ballmer were critical in helping Microsoft build the foundation from which Nadella is propelling the firm into the age of AI and bots!

AI, Bots, and Canvases, Part II: Cortana to rule the world

Each major platform has a digital assistant. Apple has Siri. Android has Google Now. Windows has Cortana — part of Microsoft's uniquely industry-wide solutions. As Office rules productivity, Cortana is being positioned to rule as an intelligent platform for the age of bots.

Microsoft and the duo user Part II: The consumers hidden inside enterprise

Microsoft is focused on both consumers and the enterprise. Few company's have the reach, depth, resources, partners and core belief to enable them to deliver a comprehensive enterprise and consumer array of products and services. How deep does this duo user philosophy go? And can it help mobile?

Microsoft and the duo user Part I: Microsoft is building a "phone" for consumers

Microsoft's recent focusing of its phone hardware strategy has drawn increased attention to the business target of Microsoft's retrenching strategy. But that doesn't mean consumers are no longer a target.

Best AirDrop alternatives for Windows

Fill the air with data using these great alternatives to AirDrop.

Use Windows Defender Offline to remove tough viruses from your Windows 10 PC

It can be the worse feeling when you're working on your computer, and suddenly a virus sneaks in and not even your antivirus can remove the threat. This is when Microsoft's Windows Defender Offline comes to the rescue, and we'll show you how to use it.

How to manually stop the Windows 10 upgrade prompts on your Windows 7 or 8 PC

Microsoft now allows users running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 to properly stop the Windows 10 upgrade offer and disable the annoying “Get Windows 10” app. In this guide we’ll walk you through all the steps to make that happen!

Microsoft uses your usage data to personalize ads; here's how to opt out

Since Microsoft doesn't offer an option to stop ads from appearing in your Windows 10 experience, you can, at least, opt-out from receiving targeted ads. In this new guide we show you how!

How to disable Action Center in Windows 10

In today's guide, we'll walk you through the steps to disable Action Center in Windows 10, in case you don't find it useful or you just simply don't like the feature.

27 essential apps you should install on your Windows 10 computer

Whether you recently bought a new computer or you simply want to know which apps you should install next, today we'll through a list of 27 essential desktop and store apps you should consider installing in your Windows 10 PC.

How to do a clean setup of your brand new Windows 10 computer

In this new guide, we'll help you set up your brand new computer running Windows 10. We suggest a number of configurations you should try, and guide you through a recovery plan.

Here are some of the issues and bugs users are experiencing with the Windows 10 November update

As Microsoft continues with the roll out of the Windows 10 November update, we dive into some of the current issues and bugs. We also go through some of the possible solutions to help successfully move to the new version of the operating system.

How to keep your Windows 10 colored title bars even when using the default dark theme

While colored title bars are limited only when showing accent colors throughout the operating system, in this new Windows 10 guide, we'll show you a trick to enable title bars with color when you're using the default dark theme too.

What's the difference between upgrading Windows 10 using Windows Update or ISO file

Don't stress yourself if you haven't received the Windows 10 November update. You can easily use the ISO file to do the upgrade as it's virtually the same as using Windows Update.

How to sell your old Surface, laptop, or desktop without giving away your personal information

Windows 10 opens the doors for a new wave of devices and PCs. If you feel it's time to upgrade, in this guide we will help you sell your old Surface, laptop, or desktop.