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Reliability study claims 25 percent of Surface owners suffer issues within two years

After some deliberation, the highly respected Consumer Reports magazine has stripped its ‘recommended’ badge from Microsoft’s entire lineup of Surface PCs, finding that the hardware is “significantly less reliable” than other brands. Consumer Reports came to this conclusion after surveying around 90,000 laptop and tablet owners, finding that around 25 …

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Microsoft is giving up on Paint

Update (25/7/17): Following on from yesterday’s massive outpouring of support for MS Paint, Microsoft has confirmed that it won’t be killing off the app after all. However, it will be moving to the Windows Store. You can find out more HERE.  Original Story (24/7/17): Microsoft Paint has been a staple …

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Microsoft waves goodbye to Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft has had a difficult run with its Windows Phones, originally promising to become a third true mobile ecosystem but instead finding it difficult to gain support from developers. Today, the company is admitting defeat, killing off support for Windows Phone 8.1. AdDuplex estimates that only 20 percent of Windows …

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Microsoft: Cybersecurity is a shared responsibility between companies and customers

On Friday, businesses, governments and the UK’s National Health Service were left scrambling in the wake of a massive ransomware attack. The ‘WannaCry’ ransomware swiftly spread across 200,000 computers in 150 countries, causing Microsoft to issue an emergency patch for those still running outdated Windows XP systems. It turns out, …

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New Microsoft Surface Pro 5 details leak out

There have been quite a few Microsoft Surface rumours lately, most of which have surrounded the future of the Surface Book. However, this week, the rumour mill has turned its attention to the Surface Pro 5 instead, with reports this week revealing a few details about Microsoft’s upcoming tablet. According …

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Microsoft’s massive service outage has been fixed

A few weeks ago, Microsoft services suffered an outage, affecting services like Skype, Outlook, Office 365, Xbox Live and more. This week, those service outages appear to be popping up again, with users across Europe and the US complaining about issues connecting to Microsoft services. These issues first appeared yesterday …

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