Windows 10 Archive

Candy Crush Saga will come preinstalled with Windows 10

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I thought this was a joke when I first saw the report, but it’s legitimate. Microsoft’s strategy to offer Windows 10 for free means it will come with some side bloatware, including free games. The company said recently that it was “excited” to offer King’s Candy Crush Saga for free with Windows 10.

The company said in a blog post that it’s happy to include a new Solitaire Collection and other games that Windows fans have loved for years, such as Hearts and Minesweeper.

Windows 10 for Phones Preview Will Be Upgradable from Any Windows Phone 8.1 Version

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Good news for Windows Phone fans that are anxiously waiting for Microsoft to release the next version of Windows 10 for Phones Technical Preview, as the company confirmed the next build will be upgradable from all Windows Phone 8.1 build.

Beside the fact that Windows 10 for Phones Technical Preview is not compatible with all Lumia smartphones, some users can’t simply upgrade to this version of the operating system unless they use a third-party application.

ZTE Nubia Z9 Running Windows 10 Caught in Live Pictures

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Apple of China, Xiaomi is now working with Microsoft to bring Windows 10 for Phones to Mi4 power users, while Lenovo has already confirmed it will launch its first Windows Phones in mid-year 2015. But these are not the only Chinese companies to take interest in Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. It turns out that ZTE might be interesting taking the Windows Phone route with some of its devices.

ZTE is well-known in China, but the company did manage to get into the US market with too many of its cheap smartphones. The company’s next flagship smartphone, ZTE Nubia Z9 is expected to be unveiled on March 29.

Microsoft Confirms Next Flagship Comes When Windows 10 Releases

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Microsoft launched two new Windows Phones yesterday during Mobile World Congress 2015 and while we were expecting that these would be another affordable smartphones, it’s still kind of disappointing for fans to not be able to get their hands on a high-end devices.

Unfortunately, the things won’t get better for those who want to switch to Windows Phone, but are still waiting for Microsoft to come out with a high-end smartphone. Multiple Microsoft officials confirmed after the announcement of Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL that the company will continue to focus on low-end smartphone market until Windows 10 becomes available.

Windows Is No Longer the Most Vulnerable Operating System in the World

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Windows is often referred to as the most insecure operating system in the world, pretty much because it’s targeted by the majority of malware infections out there, but as far as security vulnerabilities are concerned, Microsoft’s platform is no longer number one.

Statistics provided by GFI show that Windows security is getting stronger, so the leading place in the chart called “Top operating systems by vulnerabilities reported in 2014” goes to Apple’s Mac OS X. A total of 147 vulnerabilities were found on OS X, 64 of which were rated as “high.”

Microsoft reportedly planning Windows 10 event for January

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Microsoft will hold an event this January to show off the new features of Windows 10, according to The Verge. Although January is traditionally dominated by the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Redmond is apparently planning a standalone event later in the month to create some buzz for the new OS away from the confines of a busy trade show.

Some facets of Windows 10 were detailed earlier this year, but next month’s event will apparently be “more significant,” with Microsoft laying out its plans for phones and tablets, and possibly detailing a new Xbox One dashboard update. The Verge says Microsoft should formally announce the event before the year’s end.

Windows 10 is the official name for Microsoft’s next version of Windows

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Microsoft is officially unveiling the name for the next release of Windows today: Windows 10. While the software maker had referred to Windows 10 as codename Windows Threshold internally, today’s official naming puts any rumors of Windows, Windows TH, Windows X, Windows One, and even Windows 9 to bed. It’s simply Windows 10, marking a jump from the mixed reception of Windows 8.

A closer look at Windows 10

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Microsoft officially unveiled Windows 10 this morning, and the company is planning to distribute a Technical Preview of the new operating system tomorrow. At Microsoft’s event today there were a number of machines running the Windows 10 Technical Preview, and I got an opportunity to briefly explore the new OS. While Microsoft pushed hard with touch on Windows 8, Windows 10 is the complete opposite. If you mouse into the corners to find the tricky Charms Bar they no longer trigger and frustrate. Instead, you’re greeted with the familiar Windows desktop and Start Menu from the moment you use Windows 10. It’s Windows 7 right now and very early in its development, but it has some interesting improvements waiting inside.