The worldwide PC market grew during the third quarter, according to IDC and Gartner. The most common reason was the impending end of life for Windows 7.
Microsoft is making its Calls feature for Your Phone live to its Windows 10 Insider program, with a far, far larger number of supported phones than previous iterations. You can now leave your phone in your pocket.
Microsoft has made its Windows and Xbox family settings more granular, allowing parents to place more defined limits on their kids' online activity and screen time.
Opera's latest Opera 64 desktop browser now blocks trackers, increasing performance by 20 percent. Its Snapshot tool becomes more meme-friendly, too.
This summer, Intel showed off the NUC Compute Element for laptops. It's now launched a Xeon-based "Element" that could be used for servers or possibly desktops.
Intel decides to make the prices of its GPU-less "F" chips more "rational," and introduces a cheap Xeon microprocessor alongside it, too.
Microsoft's potent cloud-powered dictation and transcription services are coming to Microsoft Word in 2020.
The dual-display Surface Neo blew people away when Microsoft introduced it at its Surface launch. But its humble keyboard shows again that Microsoft gets the many different ways in which people work.
Microsoft's Surface Earbuds provide superior audio, transcribe your speech, and even, yes, talk to Cortana.
Microsoft's Surface Pro 7 looks like more of the same, with one exception: a two-generation jump in processor performance.
Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3s feature a new 15-inch option with an AMD chip, as well as the 13-inch version. They're gorgeous and surprisingly light, and they promise sizzling performance.
The Surface Pro X reimagines the 2-in-1 form factor with a streamlined design that adds USB-C but subtracts the headphone jack. A custom Qualcomm chip promises connectivity and all-day battery life.
Intel's next-gen “Cascade-X” chips will go on sale in November, touted as the ultimate creator’s platform for freelancers and enthusiasts.
If Microsoft taps both the AMD mobile Ryzen and a Qualcomm 8cx for its Surface lineup, it will go a long way toward establishing both as viable Intel competitors.
Images discovered and published by Evan Blass reveal what the Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, and Surface with ARM look like, ahead of the Microsoft launch.