Overnight Microsoft released a new build to Windows Insiders, with Windows 10 Build 17728, there’s an update to the Your Phone app. The ability to pair a phone with Windows 10 has been around for a while now, but hasn’t been particularly useful, but this time promises a big game. The Your Phone...
  • Surface Laptop pre-order now available in Australian for A$1,499.00 – A$3,299.00

    Overnight Microsoft announced their latest hardware product, Surface Laptop. The new laptop is a proper laptop, no detachable screen and runs real 7th generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. While last night’s event focused on education, anyone can buy these new laptops from Microsoft. They are the first...
  • Microsoft’s Surface Laptop leaks ahead of education event

    Microsoft has a big education event schedule for this week, in what is expected to be a response to Chromebook success in schools and universities. Ahead of that event, one of their biggest announcements – new hardware, has leaked online. The leaks come from WalkingCat on Twitter (@h0x0d) and...
  • You can pre-order Microsoft’s Surface Studio now in Australia, avail from April 27th

    Next month, Aussies will be able to buy Microsoft’s sexy Surface Studio. The Studio is a 28″ display, strapped to a small base that contains the brains of the PC. the trick here is adjustability of the display which can be used in an array of positions. Day to day...
  • Float around the pool this summer on an Xbox inflatable controller

    The Microsoft Australia team apparently are now well and truly in the accessory market. Not content with making us comfy on the couch with the Xbox Onesie, they’ve now come up with a delightfully summer edition of an Xbox inflatable. The giant controller pretty accurately reflects the real thing,...
  • Review: Microsoft wireless HDMI adapter is here to compete with Chromecast

    When you need to share content from your PC or phone to a larger display, you have a few options. In the past you may have reached for the longest HDMI cable in your house and awkwardly run it across the floor, but in 2016 we can do much...
  • Windows 10 fast ring build 14971 features Paint 3D Preview

    Microsoft’s hit the big red button and released the next Windows 10 Insider Preview Build Windows Insiders. Those Build 14971 for PC is available tot those in the Fast ring. When Microsoft announced the next big update to Windows, Creators Edition, they announced a new update to the very old...
  • Surface Studio is the All-in-one that leaves the iMac in the past

    At Microsoft’s big event overnight, the world was introduced to the company’s first all-in-one first party device. Known as Surface Studio, the device features a higher than 4K display which is crazy thin at just 1.3mm. The base box is where all the horsepower lives and inside that relatively...
  • Paint 3D is Microsoft’s well overdue, free update to Paint

    The Paint you know and hate from Microsoft Windows is finally get an update. Microsoft are now calling it Paint 3D which has support for 3D assets. After including native 3D printer supporting Windows 10, Microsoft are now offering 3D printing support direct from the app which will ship...
  • OneDrive adds ‘pause syncing’ option on Windows10

    I’ve complained a lot on Twitter about the lack of development from the OneDrive team, but it looks like they’re finally adding new features. Running the latest insider build of Windows 10 (fast ring), OneDrive now allows users to pause syncing for 2, 8 or 24 hours. Imagine you’re travelling...
  • Microsoft shows off PowerApps at WPC16

    Microsoft’s Partner Conference is going on right now and during the keynote, they showed off a new preview service called PowerApps. This comes as part of the Office 365 suit of applications and services from Microsoft. PowerApps is like the Yahoo Pipes of 2016, allowing you to connect disparate data sources...
  • Why Microsoft bought a lot more than a keyboard with SwiftKey

    Microsoft’s Technology and Research division have made their first acquision, SwiftKey. The company is best known for their Android and iOS apps, which have amassed hundreds of millions of users. When the news first broke, many failed to understand why Microsoft would by a 3rd party keyboard app. Microsoft...
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    Microsoft OneDrive is a hot mess on Windows 10

    Microsoft’s OneDrive has been built into Windows since Windows 8, back in 2012. By the time Windows 8.1 rolled around, Microsoft made it the default storage location to make sure your files were synced to the cloud and available from any device. What was a fantastic feature a few...
  • Microsoft Research create RoomAlive because video conferencing has failed

    Despite almost every new digital device (phones, tablets, laptops) shipping with cameras, the number of times you video call someone is still tiny in 2016. Part of the reason is that you can call from locations, like home, where you don’t have your game face on. Another common reason...
  • Microsoft opens Sydney store to much fanfare

    At midday today Microsoft officially opened it’s first retail store outside of North America in Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall. The countdown began with an expected “Windows 10… 9… 8… 7… 6… 5… 4… 3… 2… 1…” and the curtain dropped on the two-level brightly lit store in the centre...
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    Microsoft just opened a retail store in Sydney

    Microsoft have just opened their first retail store outside North America. The store is located in Sydney, at Westfield Sydney on Pitt Street Mall. The retail store offers Microsoft customers (both software and hardware) the opportunity to experience the best of Microsoft before making their buying decisions. Not only...
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    Halo 5: Guardians blasts through $400 million in 1 week

    It’s Microsoft’s biggest franchise on the Xbox and Halo 5 has more than lived up to expectations. Just one week after launching worldwide, Halo 5: Guardians has become the fastest-selling Xbox One exclusive game to date. A staggering $400 million in global sales includes both the game itself and and hardware. The...
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    Microsoft unveils new Lumia devices…

    Microsoft’s ‘#Windows10devices’ event has been garnering some genuine excitement and interest in the weeks leading up to it. It has been all but confirmed by, speaking loosely, everybody, that we were to expect new Lumia devices. And Microsoft delivered. Two new handsets, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, were given...
  • Meet the new SurfaceBook, Microsoft made their first laptop

    So there was a surprised us with a Surface laptop called the SurfaceBook. Meet the first laptop Microsoft has ever made. Wonder how their partners are feeling right about now? It has a bonkers hinge, unlike anything we’ve seen before. Microsoft says the typing on this is the best...
  • Microsoft announces Surface Pro 4, same size, larger screen

    Microsoft has just announced Surface Pro 4. The update brings a larger screen, 12.3” up from 12” but they’ve managed to fit in the form factor. Microsoft were limited in their ability to change the physical size of the device as they’d committed to stay with the dimensions for...
  • Microsoft Band 2 will add Cortana, coming Oct 30

    Microsoft just announced their 2nd generation wearable, Microsoft Band 2. It has a brand new curved display with Gorilla Glass 3. The Band will have apps for Starbucks, Twitter, Facebook, Uber, Subway and more. It has the same 10 sensors from the first generation, but this time they’ve added...

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