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Microsoft Is Insane: Offers Windows 8 Upgrades From XP Onward For Only $40 Microsoft Is Insane: Offers Windows 8 Upgrades From XP Onward For Only $40
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I never upgrade to the newest version of Windows until I get a new computer. There’s a reason for that. I don’t feel like spending $120 on the newest version of Windows unless I’m going to get some hardware with …

Windows 8 Photo App Makes Sharing Those Vegas Pics Frighteningly Easy Windows 8 Photo App Makes Sharing Those Vegas Pics Frighteningly Easy

As we continue to become a culture over-saturated on visual stimuli, photo software has gone from emphasizing editing tools to focusing on ways to share our pictures. With Windows 8 on the horizon for this year, Microsoft has followed suit …

iPad’s Impact On Notebook Sales Diminishing, Computer Makers Tell Themselves iPad’s Impact On Notebook Sales Diminishing, Computer Makers Tell Themselves
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Earlier this month we brought you a report about the future of the iPad’s impact on the computer market. According to Wall Street projections about the remainder of 2012 and 2013, the the PC market will stagnate as tablets take …

Microsoft Thinks Wi-Fi Is Just Fine For All Your Surface Needs Microsoft Thinks Wi-Fi Is Just Fine For All Your Surface Needs
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Do you like to use mobile data with your tablets? You might want to sit out on Microsoft’s Surface tablet, at least at launch. There’s no doubt that Wi-Fi is still the most popular, and preferred, method for people to …

Surface Has More To Fear From Itself Than Anything Apple Cooks Up Surface Has More To Fear From Itself Than Anything Apple Cooks Up
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Tablets are a tricky thing to price. People want to make sure they’re getting the absolute best value out of the product, but don’t want to pay an arm and a leg just to get their mobile computing on. Apple’s …

Windows Phone 8 Unleashes a New Wave of Features Windows Phone 8 Unleashes a New Wave of Features

The Windows Phone Team is excited to bring us the new Windows Phone, number 8, as they so cleverly call it. They emphasize they are “resetting” their approach to mobile, whatever that means. Another point they emphasize is that Windows …

Microsoft Reveals Windows Phone 8, Snubs Current Windows Phones Microsoft Reveals Windows Phone 8, Snubs Current Windows Phones
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Microsoft today revealed its future smartphone platform: Windows Phone 8. The announcement came as part of the Windows Phone Developer Summit currently taking place in San Francisco. Joe Belfiore, head of the Windows Phone division at Microsoft, took to the …

Windows Phone 8 Announced…Twitter Blows Up Windows Phone 8 Announced…Twitter Blows Up

Today at the Windows Phone Developer Summit, Microsoft announced the Windows Phone 8. I can garner 2 things from this. Number one being that a lot of people who bought the WP7 3 months ago are pissed because there is …

Which Carriers Will Be Carrying Windows Phone 8? Which Carriers Will Be Carrying Windows Phone 8?

Microsoft is serious about ensuring the success of their Windows Phone series, and during the announcement of the Windows Phone 8, they were quick to reveal which carriers would be providing these phones to consumers, and if you’re already a …

Is Surface Going To Take Tablet Gaming Seriously? Is Surface Going To Take Tablet Gaming Seriously?
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We all should know by now that Microsoft’s big announcement was Surface, a tablet that is as cool as it is functional. People, including yours truly, seem to be really diggin’ the cover that doubles as a keyboard. The only …

Microsoft Surface: Analysts’ Reactions to iPad’s New Rival Microsoft Surface: Analysts’ Reactions to iPad’s New Rival

Microsoft’s big coming-out ball for its new tablet, Surface, dazzled the technology world yesterday afternoon, creating a dervish of reactions throughout the industry from trusted experts to the peanut gallery on Twitter. Would this be another Zune or was this …

Microsoft Surface Marches into the Tablet Market Microsoft Surface Marches into the Tablet Market
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So the “Surface” part of the rumor was right and Microsoft did in fact debut a pretty snazzy tablet today: Microsoft Surface, the company’s new tablet that seamlessly doubles as a PC thanks to Windows 8 integration. Surface will launch …

Microsoft Tablet: Company Unveils Surface, Twitter Responds Microsoft Tablet: Company Unveils Surface, Twitter Responds

The Microsoft tablet is now a reality. After several days of endless pundit speculation, Microsoft’s super-secret announcement has arrived in the form of Surface, a 10.6-inch, Windows 8-optimized tablet that comes complete with full HD, USB 3.0 support, a plethora …

Microsoft to Announce a Nook Tablet? Microsoft to Announce a Nook Tablet?

The speculation has been growing all weekend about what Microsoft will be announcing today. Last Thursday the company sent an email to press members requesting their presence in Los Angeles today. There was no word about what sort of product …

Windows 8′s Confusing Metro Interface Inspires Parody Demo Windows 8′s Confusing Metro Interface Inspires Parody Demo
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The new scrolling tiled look of the Windows 8 start screen might be a bit of eye candy waiting for users each time they sit down at their computer, but the unfamiliar terrain of the new Metro-designed interface is being …

Microsoft Improves JavaScript Performance In Windows 8 Microsoft Improves JavaScript Performance In Windows 8
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As a long time follower of Microsoft, it’s still surprising to see the company embracing open Web standards. The company is so enamored with the open Web that they are building Windows 8 Metro apps and Internet Explorer 10 with …

Microsoft Makes Contacts Social With The People App Microsoft Makes Contacts Social With The People App

You know what grinds my gears? Having to keep up with an address book. I can only be expected to keep track of maybe 10 people tops and I always forget to add new people. Microsoft wants to make the …

Windows 8: Microsoft Launches Advertising SDK Release Preview Windows 8: Microsoft Launches Advertising SDK Release Preview

Microsoft very much wants people to get a head start with getting familiar with its upcoming Windows 8 so that everybody hits the ground running when the operating system launches later this year. The company has been letting loose some …

Google Chrome For Windows 8 Metro Now Available Google Chrome For Windows 8 Metro Now Available

Last week, Google said that they would be launching a Metro version of Chrome with the next dev channel update. As promised, the dev channel update went live and we can now try out the new version of Chome for …

Windows 8 Metro App Creation Made Easy Windows 8 Metro App Creation Made Easy

The Windows 8 Release Preview is out and people are going to start building applications for the new operating system in earnest. The new Metro interface provides a unique opportunity for app developers to create new experiences with the simple …

Google Chrome Getting Metro Support In Next Dev Channel Update Google Chrome Getting Metro Support In Next Dev Channel Update
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Windows 8 recently entered into the Release Preview phase. That means that Microsoft is now getting down to the last few bugs and features that need to be added to Windows 8 before it can ship as a finished product. …