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Microsoft Announces New Version Of Windows Called ‘Windows 8.1 with Bing’

Microsoft Announces New Version Of Windows Called ‘Windows 8.1 with Bing’

By Chris Crum May 23, 2014

Microsoft announced on Friday that some lower cost Windows devices will come with a new edition of Windows called Windows 8.1 with Bing. Microsoft hardware partners, the company says, will be announcing new Windows devices over the next couple of …

Microsoft Upgrades The Surface Pro 2's CPU Microsoft Upgrades The Surface Pro 2's CPU
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Late last year, Microsoft revamped its Surface tablet line with the launch of the Surface 2 and the Surface Pro 2. The Surface 2 received the biggest changes, but the Surface Pro 2 also received a slight bump in specs. …

Bing And OneNote Can Now Work Together Bing And OneNote Can Now Work Together

Back in November, Microsoft released a new version of OneNote for Windows 8 devices with a heavy focus on sharing. While one could say the main focus was sharing OneNote content across multiple devices, the Bing team enabled sharing between …

Microsoft's Followup To Windows 8.1 Is 'Threshold' Microsoft's Followup To Windows 8.1 Is 'Threshold'
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In October 2012, Microsoft dragged Windows into what it saw as the next era of computing with Windows 8. Not only did the new OS embrace the touch screens that have become so common these days, but it also united …

Xbox Video Comes To The Web, Lacks HD Playback Xbox Video Comes To The Web, Lacks HD Playback
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Xbox Video is Microsoft’s one stop destination for all things movies and TV shows on Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows 8 PCs. Now the service is expanding, but with one very big caveat. Microsoft unveiled its new Xbox Video …

OneNote Updated With New Sharing Features OneNote Updated With New Sharing Features

Microsoft was one of the first to the digital note taking game with OneNote. Now it’s just one of many in an ever growing field of apps that allow one to document their lives via short notes. How is Microsoft …

Early Windows 8.1 Tablet Sales Fall Short Early Windows 8.1 Tablet Sales Fall Short
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Though Microsoft is seeing some encouraging growth for its Windows Phone 8 smartphones in the mobile market, it does not appear that its tablets are faring as well. DigiTimes today reported that retailers saw sales of Windows 8.1 tablets in …

Original Surface Pro Price Dropped To $699 Original Surface Pro Price Dropped To $699

Just this week, Microsoft launched the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 in its attempt to revitalize its tablet brand. We won’t know just how well that effort worked out until next quarter, but it looks like Microsoft is trying …

Bing Smart Search Debuts In Windows 8.1 Bing Smart Search Debuts In Windows 8.1
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Windows 8.1 is the first product to be delivered under the “One Microsoft” ideology that outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer referred to when outlining the company’s restructuring plan. In essence, all of the teams at Microsoft contributed to make Windows 8.1 …

Windows 8.1 Is Now Available On The Windows Store Windows 8.1 Is Now Available On The Windows Store
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It’s been almost a year since Windows 8 hit the scene, and what a year it’s been. After getting off to a super slow start, Windows 8 finally managed to overtake the dead-in-the-water Windows Vista. Sure, it’s not much, but …

IE11 Adds Features To Help The Visually Impaired IE11 Adds Features To Help The Visually Impaired

The blind and visually impaired are criminally overlooked as technology progresses. There’s been a few improvements to how computers behave to help those with visual impairments, but you could easily argue that not enough is being done to improve accessibility. …

Ballmer's Final Shareholder Letter Is All Optimism Ballmer's Final Shareholder Letter Is All Optimism
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Steve Ballmer’s days at Microsoft are numbered. The board has until the end of the year to find a replacement, but he’s already resigned to his fate that today’s shareholder letter will be his last. In classic Ballmer style, the …

Microsoft Found Somebody To Buy The Surface 2 Microsoft Found Somebody To Buy The Surface 2

Last month, Microsoft revealed the next step in its plan to dethrone the iPad – the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. Out of the two, the Surface 2 is the most interesting as Microsoft is distancing itself and the …

MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis Talks 3D Printers, Windows 8 MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis Talks 3D Printers, Windows 8

Over the past few years, MakerBot has quickly grown from a promising 3D printer startup to one of the biggest suppliers of desktop 3D printers in the world. The company’s success even led to it being acquired by Stratasys, one …

New Notebooks Running Windows 8.1 Are Incoming New Notebooks Running Windows 8.1 Are Incoming
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Last year, PC manufacturers suffered a tough holiday quarter. The tablet market had matured enough that it was taking a bite out of PC sales, and particularly sales of notebooks. Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system was supposed to help …

Microsoft Brings SkiFree Back... Kind Of Microsoft Brings SkiFree Back... Kind Of

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it was bringing back Windows 95 pack-in game Hover as an HTML5-powered Web-based game to show off the capabilities of Internet Explorer 11. That’s all well and good, but I think many of us would …

Microsoft Revives Hover For Internet Explorer 11
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Later this month, Windows 8.1 will roll out to the millions of Windows 8 machines currently in the hands of consumers. The updated OS includes a number of enhancements, including Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft promises that it’s new browser features …