Could Material Design provide a path for design consistency for Microsoft on Android?
This year, users began to notice a change in Google’s design ethos for apps and services. No longer did the software maker stick to the same old tired Material Design system. Rather, it opted for a new style, it chose a new ...
Steam fixes hardware survey issues, Windows 10 once again the most popular OS for gamers
We stopped reporting on Steam’s OS numbers generated from their hardware survey after sudden massive shifts revealed major issues with how the data was collected. Now Steam has confirmed the problems and reports having fixed...
IDC says PC shipments grew for the first time in 6 years this holiday season
The IDC reports PC sales were better than expected in Q4 2017, with shipments actually growing 0.7% YoY instead of declining 1.7% as expected. A total of 70.6 million traditional PCs (desktop, notebook, and workstation) were shi...
Microsoft’s Cortana strategy is currently uncertain
Microsoft's future plans with Cortana are unclear. As Alexa makes incurions into Windows 10 PCs, and Cortana fails to grab the smart-home and automotive market, its becoming uncertain what Microsoft wants their users to see Cortan...
Windows 10 finally overtakes Windows 7 usage in USA in new stat
We have been watching Netmarketshare’s numbers closely over the last few months, waiting for the moment, long predicted, when Windows 10 will have more usage on the web than the now 8-year-old Windows 7. According to another...
Windows 7 now once again dominates Steam hardware survey
Gaming network Steam has released their hardware survey numbers for the month ending November 2017 and like last month it shows the network is dominated by Windows 7 machines, now 71.3% of all the machines. The numbers show a f...
Microsoft’s Windows 10 S is now a viable operating system, but does that matter?
Microsoft’s Windows S which debuted with the Surface Laptop has been the subject of some debate for its short existence. To briefly recap, Windows 10 S is a variant of Windows 10 Pro which has been streamlined and optimized ...
Latest Steam Survey suggests gamers are rejecting Windows 10 wholesale
Gaming network Steam has released their hardware survey numbers for the month ending October 2017 and like many numbers in recent months, it does not read as good news for Microsoft’s latest operating system. The numbers sho...
Middle-earth: Shadow of War runs better on Xbox One X than PS4 Pro according to analysis
Back when it was announced, Middle-earth: Shadow of War was one of the first titles confirmed to receive enhancements on Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox One X. The system may not be out yet, but the developers at Monolith have alr...
The IDC gives up on long term PC growth, but declares Windows 10 the king of detachables
Analyst company IDC has posted their latest 5-year forecast of the Personal Computing Device market, which includes traditional PCs (a combination of desktop, notebook, and workstations) and tablets (slates and detachables), and ...
Microsoft triples the compute scale of Azure SQL Data Warehouse
Azure SQL Data Warehouse is a cloud-based, scale-out database capable of processing massive volumes of data, both relational and non-relational. Microsoft is now increasing the compute scale of Azure SQL Data Warehouse by threefol...