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Microsoft Details IPv6 Support In Windows 8 Microsoft Details IPv6 Support In Windows 8

As you are most likely already aware, IPv6 launched today. It will slowly become the standard at which we connect to the Internet, but IPv4 is still going to be around for a while. Microsoft has been one of the …

Internet Explorer 10 First Browser With ‘Do Not Track’ by Default Internet Explorer 10 First Browser With ‘Do Not Track’ by Default
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When Microsoft’s Windows 8 arrives to a computer near you it will have Internet Explorer 10 in tow, and with that browser will come a “Do Not Track” feature that will automatically be turned on. The privacy tool, which was …

Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview Now Available Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview Now Available

Available for download in fourteen different languages, the much anticipated Windows 8 Release Preview is here. The pre-release includes Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, new Windows 8 apps for connecting to Hotmail, SkyDrive, and Messenger. The developers say that they …

Microsoft Jumps The Gun On Windows 8 Announcement Microsoft Jumps The Gun On Windows 8 Announcement

Microsoft appears to have accidentally pulled the trigger on a blog post announcing the new Windows 8 Release Preview. The post was dated today, May 31st, but actually posted yesterday afternoon. It was quickly removed. The post originally went up …

Windows 8 User Agreement Forbids Class Action Lawsuits Windows 8 User Agreement Forbids Class Action Lawsuits
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The class action lawsuit is the most valued weapon in the consumer’s arsenal. It allows consumers to bring the wrongdoings of companies into the wider public sphere of discussion and get others who have been wronged to add their voices …

Microsoft Offering Windows 8 Upgrade for $15 Microsoft Offering Windows 8 Upgrade for $15

Microsoft is running a promotion surrounding the launch of its Windows 8 operating system, which will run from June 2nd through January 31st, 2013, according to The Verge. Customers of Microsoft Store who buy a Windows 7 machine after June …

Microsoft Still Trying To Find A Place For Skype Microsoft Still Trying To Find A Place For Skype

When Microsoft shelled out $8.5 billion for Skype last year, they promised that the video calling service would be integrated into a variety of Microsoft’s products. Seven and a half months later, however, that hasn’t happened. While there are, of …

Microsoft Office Coming To iPad, Android In November? Microsoft Office Coming To iPad, Android In November?

Microsoft Office may finally be making its way to the tablet world in November, according to recent reports. It seems that Microsoft has working versions of the apps and is preparing them to launch for the iPad and for Android …

Dell Expects Revenues Under Analyst Projections Dell Expects Revenues Under Analyst Projections

Back in February, computer hardware giant Dell projected a revenue growth of 5 to 9 percent for 2012, though now the company reports that it’ll likely miss this estimate. Dell has just projected that 2nd quarter revenue would sit between …

Windows 8 Makes it Easy For Parents to Spy on Their Children Windows 8 Makes it Easy For Parents to Spy on Their Children

Microsoft has unveiled the Family Safety features that are built into Windows 8. One of the main features of the software is a weekly report, seen below, that is emailed to parents detailing their child’s computer use. The report details …

Windows Phone 8 To Arrive By The End Of The Year? Windows Phone 8 To Arrive By The End Of The Year?
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As the release of the next iteration of Microsoft’s Windows operating system nears, a few major questions remain unanswered. Specifically, nobody quite knows when Windows 8 will be releasing to the public. Late summer seems a likely candidate, but no …

Intel Windows 8 Tablets to Debut in November Intel Windows 8 Tablets to Debut in November

Acording to sources at CNet, the first Intel based Windows 8 tablets will be out in stores by November. There will be over a dozen different designs, ranging from tablets to hybrids (a design that combines laptops and tablets) showcased …

Microsoft Killing Browser Competition On Windows RT Says Mozilla And Google Microsoft Killing Browser Competition On Windows RT Says Mozilla And Google

Windows RT was the oddity of the pack when Microsoft announced the different versions of Windows 8 last month. For those just catching up, it’s a version of Windows 8 built just for mobile, specifically ARM-based platforms like tablets. It …

Windows 8 Makes DVD Playback A Paid Upgrade Windows 8 Makes DVD Playback A Paid Upgrade
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You may recall last month when Microsoft announced the editions of the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. The OS will be divided into two basic versions: Windows 8, and Windows 8 Pro. There was a lot to be excited about …

Microsoft Kills Windows Live Branding Microsoft Kills Windows Live Branding
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With Windows 8 just around the corner, Microsoft is re-thinking where its cloud services will fit into the mix. As a result, Microsoft has decided to kill the “live” branding it places around those services. In its place will be …

More Details Leaked on the Microsoft, Barnes & Noble Deal More Details Leaked on the Microsoft, Barnes & Noble Deal
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Earlier today it was announced that Microsoft would be paying $300 million for a share in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary. Now, TechCrunch has found an 8-K form filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) by Barnes & …

HP Windows 8 Tablet Possibly Shown in Leaked Slide HP Windows 8 Tablet Possibly Shown in Leaked Slide

Brad Sams over at Neowin is reporting that the above slide is a real leak from part of an HP slide presentation. It depicts a mock-up of the “HP Slate 8,” a 10.1-inch tablet running Windows 8′s Metro user interface. …

Microsoft Warns of Conficker Worm Threat Microsoft Warns of Conficker Worm Threat

The latest Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) has complied new data taken from over 600 million systems worldwide, and has found that iterations of the Conficker worm have appeared on roughly 220 million computers over the past 2.5 years. This …

Microsoft Unveils Windows 8 Enterprise Features Microsoft Unveils Windows 8 Enterprise Features

With Microsoft recently announcing the editions of its upcoming Windows 8 OS, the software giant mentioned its Enterprise version for “those enterprise customers with Software Assurance agreements.” Essentially, Windows 8 Enterprise is Windows 8 Pro with additional IT features. Now …

Microsoft Announces Windows 8 Editions Microsoft Announces Windows 8 Editions

It’s expected with each new Windows release that Microsoft announces the different editions of the software for different types of consumers. Microsoft currently offers three versions of Windows 7 in the U.S. – Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate. I would …

Office 15 Getting Major Cloud Integration, Leaked Video Shows Office 15 Getting Major Cloud Integration, Leaked Video Shows

Last week we brought you news of a leaked product roadmap from Microsoft that gave hints about the release of several products, including the next versions of Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office (though not, unfortunately, Windows 8). According to that …