Booktrack wants to get your kids to read like never before

It’s not often that you want your children to get lost – unless it’s in a good book. A new partnership between Microsoft and reading technology platform Booktrack might help your kids do just that.

Having problems with your Microsoft Surface 4 Pro? We have 16 solutions

The Surface Pro 4 is a great tablet for professionals, but it's not perfect. Here are some of the issues Pro 4 users are experiencing, and everything we know about how to fix them.

Microsoft PowerShell now available to users on Linux and Mac OS X systems

Microsoft is making good on its commitment to open source software with the release of the source code for its PowerShell framework, and brand new alpha builds for both Linux and Max OS X.

The Xbox One could be the last 'generational' console from Microsoft

Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg recently hinted that Xbox One may be the last "generational" console, as the brand moves to more frequent, incremental hardware updates.

Latest Windows Insider preview build tosses a new feature on mobile devices

Microsoft has unleashed Build 14905 to the desktop and mobile crowds in the Windows Insider program. It actually provides a new feature for the mobile gang: an updated sound library for a more familiar Windows 10 experience on a smartphone.

Watchdog not letting Microsoft off the hook on Windows 10 privacy, choice issues

The free upgrade offer for Windows 10 may be over but the Electronic Frontier Foundation has demanded Microsoft take action to fix the numerous privacy and consumer choice issues that have been raised about the operating system.

Microsoft shows off 'Gears of War 4' rendered at 4K on a Windows 10 PC

Microsoft has revealed that the upcoming fourth installment of the "Gears of War" franchise will require the Anniversary Update, and has also released a new 4Kngameplay demo that was displayed during Gamescom.

Better late than never: Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update

Microsoft has finally released the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update to the public. The update brings a number of great new features to Windows 10 Mobile, including a camera shortcut and improvements to Cortana.

Microsoft’s Xbox Wireless platform is coming to PCs, starting with a Lenovo model

Microsoft said that its Xbox Wireless technology is coming to desktops. The first to use this platform is the Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube, which will have an integrated component in the chassis. Xbox Wireless will also be provided on…

Xbox Game Preview, ID@Xbox titles coming to Windows 10 this year

Microsoft announced that "tons" of independently produced Xbox One games will hit Windows 10 over the next several years as part of its ID@Xbox and Game Preview programs, with many "amazing" titles premiering by the end of 2016.
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Israel using Microsoft’s HoloLens to help soldiers on battlefield, train personnel

The Israeli army’s C2 Systems Department acquired two HoloLens units from Microsoft for in-field personnel training, and to help commanders and soldiers. Applications include viewing the field from the enemy's vantage points, fixing…

Microsoft launches a single two-factor authentication app for mobile platforms

Microsoft has launched a new two-factor app for "major mobile platforms," Microsoft Authenticator, which unifies its previous crop of disparate apps.