There was also good news for the company's hugely popular games console, Xbox, with membership of its online platform Xbox Live rising by 30% to more than 48 million.
Microsoft are expected to make the handset official at Mobile World Congress later this month. However, the latest leaked photos of the so-called Microsoft Lumia 650 XL had caused confusion to some. Windows 10 is in the same bucket, although opinions about the new cross-platform operating system are mixed. WinBeta reported that Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview build 10586.71 was rolled out to participants in the fast ring this past week.
For all its strengths, Windows 10 has been heavily criticized for its privacy violations and, as in this case, update policies. The firm is promising detailed release notes with each patch or update and a new website where users can keep tabs on the update history.
Microsoft has dropped a fresh Windows 10 build for PCs, and the build - numbered 14257 - once again does not bring any significant bug fixes owing to Microsoft's new development cycle. And once you upgrade to Windows 10, you might be ceding control over future upgrades to Microsoft. Although intended primarily for creating a Windows installation DVD or USB stick, you can also use it to upgrade Windows in place.
To fix the problem indefinitely, Windows 7 and 8 users should just turn off automatic updates to prevent their PCs from downloading Windows 10 automatically. Microsoft saw "the biggest hit" from the growth of mobility past year, representing just 12 percent of the market, according to Canalys. Since assuming the CEO role in February 2014, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been pushing the company to adapt to a world where people are increasingly using mobile gadgets in addition to PCs, ...
In this still frame from video provided by KABC-TV, divers aboard two rescue boats search for wreckage from two small planes that collided in midair and plunged into the ocean off of Los Angeles harbor Friday, Feb.