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Sony Announces Three New Windows 8 Devices Sony Announces Three New Windows 8 Devices

The big news out of IFA may be the new smart watches, but the traditional PC is still getting some love from the major players. In fact, Sony has announced three new Windows 8 devices to launch around the time …

Surface Pro Price Cut Is Now Permanent Surface Pro Price Cut Is Now Permanent

The Surface Pro is much too expensive. That’s at least what some consumers think as the tablet isn’t exactly flying off store shelves. In an attempt to remedy that, Microsoft introduced a temporary price cut, but it has apparently proved …

Foursquare Makes Its Way To Windows 8 Foursquare Makes Its Way To Windows 8

Windows 8 needs apps, and not just any apps either. It needs the big apps that every other platform has. It won’t be able to compete with iOS and Android until it does. It still has a ways to go, …

Windows 8.1 Goes Out To OEMs Today, Developers Won’t Get It Early Windows 8.1 Goes Out To OEMs Today, Developers Won’t Get It Early

Today’s the day – Windows 8.1 RTM is now being shipped out to OEMs so they can have the latest incarnation of Windows 8 on their devices ahead of its October 18 launch date. Unfortunately, everybody else, including developers, will …

There Is A Reason Behind Ballmer’s Sudden Retirement [Report] There Is A Reason Behind Ballmer’s Sudden Retirement [Report]
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On Friday, Steve Ballmer announced that he would be retiring as CEO of Microsoft within the next 12 months. The stock market had a field day with the news, but the rest of us were were wondering why the longtime …

Let’s Celebrate The Strange And Wondrous Career Of Steve Ballmer Let’s Celebrate The Strange And Wondrous Career Of Steve Ballmer

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced today that he would be retiring within the next 12 months after working with the tech company for more than 30 years. To celebrate the life and career of Microsoft’s energetic CEO, here’s a collection …

Steve Ballmer To Retire As Microsoft CEO Within 12 Months Steve Ballmer To Retire As Microsoft CEO Within 12 Months

For the past 13 years, Steve Ballmer has ruled Microsoft as its CEO. He oversaw the rollout of four Windows operating systems including the most recent Windows 8. Most of us thought he’d be around for the release of Windows …

Touchscreen Notebooks Reportedly Languishing Touchscreen Notebooks Reportedly Languishing
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For Microsoft, Windows 8 was supposed to bridge the gap between traditional PCs and the growing tablet market. The operating system was designed to run smoothly on tablets, sporting a tile-based home screen. Microsoft also sold manufacturers on the idea …

Windows 8.1 Will Officially Arrive On October 17 Windows 8.1 Will Officially Arrive On October 17
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We heard reports yesterday that Windows 8.1 will move out of preview and into its final version in October. Rather than let rumors scurry along the underbelly of the Internet, Microsoft has come out to confirm the launch date for …

Windows 8.1 General Availability Will Come In October [Report] Windows 8.1 General Availability Will Come In October [Report]

Ever since June, Windows 8 users have been able to try out the future with the Windows 8.1 preview. The updated OS brings with it a wealth of improvements, but there are still more features missing from the beta that …

Asus Drops Support For Windows RT Asus Drops Support For Windows RT

Windows RT has not been all that successful since it first launched late last year alongside Windows 8. The new operating system was billed as a slimmed down version of Windows 8 for tablets that run on ARM-based chips and …

ASP.NET Sees Further Enhancement In Visual Studio 2013 Preview ASP.NET Sees Further Enhancement In Visual Studio 2013 Preview

For a while now, developers have been able to test drive the latest Visual Studio as part of the Visual Studio 2013 Preview. Like any good preview, Microsoft has been constantly improving it as developers give them feedback, including some …

Halo: Spartan Assault Is Now Out On Windows 8 Devices Halo: Spartan Assault Is Now Out On Windows 8 Devices

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it would be bringing an entirely new Halo title to Windows 8 devices. The game – Halo: Spartan Assault – would be set between the events of Halo 3 and Halo 4, and feature …

Microsoft Cuts Surface RT’s Price To $349 Microsoft Cuts Surface RT’s Price To $349
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Many, including yours truly, thought that Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet was a bit too expensive at $500. That price may have even been the reason why it’s not doing so well. Microsoft is hoping to rectify that with a worldwide …

Watch Steve Ballmer Talk About Microsoft’s Big Restructuring Plan Watch Steve Ballmer Talk About Microsoft’s Big Restructuring Plan

On Thursday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced a massive restructuring of the core Microsoft business. The strategy calls for Microsoft to realign itself as a single entity focused on one goal – keeping people in the Windows ecosystem. Ballmer announced …

Yahoo Mail Adds Multiple Account Support To iOS, Windows Apps Yahoo Mail Adds Multiple Account Support To iOS, Windows Apps
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Yahoo announced today that it is making it possible for Yahoo Mail users to access all of their Yahoo Mail accounts from the Yahoo Mail apps for iOS and Windows 8, joining the existing functionality in the Android app. So, …

OEMs Will Get Windows 8.1 In August OEMs Will Get Windows 8.1 In August
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Have you tried out Windows 8.1 yet? Are you a fan? If so, you may be wondering when you can get your hands on the final version. After all, Microsoft has only said it will launch later this year. Well, …

Windows 8 Is Finally More Popular Than Vista Windows 8 Is Finally More Popular Than Vista
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Since launch, Windows 8 has been hounded by an unavoidable fact – Windows Vista was still on more computers. The certifiable flop of an operating system had been all but abandoned with the launch of Windows 7, but Windows 8 …

Free Microsoft Updates Coming Later This Year Free Microsoft Updates Coming Later This Year
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Free updates and Microsoft are not something that you usually see in the same sentence. Starting this year, however, Microsoft may start having a change of heart. At its annual BUILD developer conference, Microsoft announced that it’s ditching its old …

Windows 8.1 Preview Is Now Available Windows 8.1 Preview Is Now Available
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As promised, Microsoft has released the Windows 8.1 Preview to the world as part of its annual BUILD developer conference. The preview includes a number of updates that will make Windows 8 more palatable for even the most diehard Windows …

Samsung Announces New Windows8/Android ATIV Tablets Samsung Announces New Windows8/Android ATIV Tablets
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Back in April, Samsung re-branded all of its laptops under the ATIV brand. The manufacturer’s ultrabooks, all-in-ones, and smart PCs now go by ATIV Books, ATIV Ones, and ATIV Tabs with different numerical monikers. In case that’s not confusing enough …