Software

Accessing the internet is one of the most basic tasks for any computer, but webpages in 2020 are incredibly complex so how the browser interprets the code and renders it as a viewable webpage is no simple task. Modern browsers have both a rendering or layout engine, as well as a scripting engine, and both factor into how well the browser can handle any particular task.

Windows 10 Feature Focus: .NET Native

Programming languages seem to be cyclical. Low level languages give developers the chance to have very fast code with the minimum of commands necessary, but the closer you code...

30 by Brett Howse on 10/2/2015

Microsoft Office 2016 Is Released Worldwide Today

Today Microsoft is launching a pretty important set of products. Office 2016 is now available worldwide, and marks the first major update to the suite since Office 2013 was...

35 by Brett Howse on 9/22/2015

Microsoft Reports FY 2015 And Q4 Results: Nokia Write Down Results In $3.2B Loss For Q4

Microsoft released their earnings report for Q4 of fiscal year 2015. The numbers certainly reflect the massive write down of the Nokia acquisition that CEO Satya Nadella announced earlier...

17 by Brett Howse on 7/21/2015

Examining Microsoft Edge Browser Performance

In what seems like forever ago, Microsoft’s Project Spartan was announced at the January 21st event in Redmond. This project kept the same rendering engine, Trident, and ECMAScript (JavaScript...

86 by Brett Howse on 7/21/2015

Windows 10 Retail Will Be On USB Flash Drives

The death of the optical drive in the PC space has been a long time coming, and while removable media is unlikely to go away any time soon, with...

95 by Ryan Smith on 7/16/2015

Citrix Brings Full Support For Windows 10 To Its Desktop Virtualization Products

Today is the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, and one of Microsoft’s biggest partners over the years has been Citrix. I got a chance to speak to Citrix about their...

1 by Brett Howse on 7/14/2015

Microsoft Rebrands Entertainment Apps

What’s in a name, you may ask yourself. Branding is likely one of the more difficult tasks out there, and companies like Microsoft seem to move around on branding...

18 by Brett Howse on 7/6/2015

Dell Launches Premium Support Option For Consumers

Today Dell is unveiling a new offering in the world of after purchase support which they have dubbed Premium Support. It promises to significantly reduce the amount of time...

18 by Brett Howse on 6/2/2015

Cortana Going Cross Platform And Windows 10 Will Support Android And iOS Devices

Microsoft unveiled Cortana back in Windows Phone 8.1, and their version of the digital assistant is going to be integral to Windows 10 and the Microsoft Edge browser. Today...

18 by Brett Howse on 5/26/2015

Microsoft Edge Gains SIMD Support, Dolby Audio, And More

Microsoft is pushing their new Edge browser (formerly Project Spartan) as the replacement for Internet Explorer 11. Back on May 5th, Microsoft opened up the Microsoft Edge Dev Blog...

29 by Brett Howse on 5/26/2015

Microsoft Details Windows 10 Staggered Release Schedule

Today at a special breakout session, Corporate VP of the Operating Systems Group Joe Belfiore confirmed that the launch schedule for Windows 10 is going to be summer (he...

30 by Brett Howse on 4/30/2015

Windows 10 Build 10074 Now Available

As if Microsoft has not had enough Windows news today, they have also released a new build of Windows 10 into the pipeline. Unlike the last build, this one...

27 by Brett Howse on 4/29/2015

Microsoft Releases FY 2015 Q3 Financial Results

Yesterday (apologies for the delay I was in travel status when the results came out) Microsoft announced their Q3 results for fiscal year 2015, and revenue was up 6%...

9 by Brett Howse on 4/24/2015

PlayStation Plus April 2015 Free Games Preview

April has come and with it, Sony is bringing us their standard bevy of games for PlayStation Plus members. Sony, as usual, is offering six games in total, with...

18 by Brett Howse on 3/31/2015

Xbox Games With Gold April Preview: Double Games!

Microsoft teased last month that April would be a special month for Xbox Games With Gold, with the program doubling up on the games made available. Last month was...

5 by Brett Howse on 3/26/2015

NVIDIA GRID Game Streaming Service To Become Commercial Service

As part of NVIDIA’s suite of GDC 2015 announcements, the company has announced that their GRID game streaming service is getting a promotion from beta to a commercial service. First...

18 by Ryan Smith on 3/4/2015

PlayStation Plus March 2015 Free Games Preview

Generally, Sony announces the free games near the end of the month, but for this month, they squeaked it into the third day. But luckily they saved some great...

1 by Brett Howse on 3/3/2015

Next Generation OpenGL Becomes Vulkan: Additional Details Released

Continuing this week’s GDC-2015 fueled blitz of graphics API news releases, we have Khronos, the industry consortium behind OpenGL, OpenCL, and other cross-platform compute and graphics APIs. Back in...

44 by Ryan Smith on 3/3/2015

Xbox One Games With Gold March Preview

March is upon us, and the folks over at Microsoft have announced the upcoming Games With Gold titles that will be made available free to anyone with an Xbox...

4 by Brett Howse on 2/28/2015

Windows 10 Technical Preview For Phones Now Available

Today Gabe Aul (@GabeAul), who runs the Windows Insider program, announced on the Windows Blog that the Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones is now available to people who...

18 by Brett Howse on 2/12/2015

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