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You Can Now Block Contacts In Skype For Windows 8 You Can Now Block Contacts In Skype For Windows 8

Do you find yourself hounded by obnoxious or offensive people on Skype for Windows 8? You would normally block such unwanted guests, but Skype for Windows 8 shipped without the functionality. Thankfully, Skype has finally decided to fix that little …

Windows 8 Might Be Coming to 7-Inch Tablets Windows 8 Might Be Coming to 7-Inch Tablets

Windows 8 was obviously built with tablets in mind, but the OS only supports tablets with 1366×768 displays. That’s all going to change, and it could mean big things for Windows 8 going forward. In a recent Windows Certification Newsletter, …

Microsoft’s Latest Internet Explorer 10 Ads Drop The Humor Microsoft’s Latest Internet Explorer 10 Ads Drop The Humor

In the past, Microsoft has been rather witty with its Internet Explorer 10 ads as it continued its self-deprecating “The Browser You Loved To Hate” ad campaign. It didn’t really sell people on the browser, but hey, the ads made …

Don’t Expect The Next Windows To Actually Be Called Blue Don’t Expect The Next Windows To Actually Be Called Blue

For the past few months, it’s been rumored that the next operating system from Microsoft would be called WIndows Blue. It sounds like a code name, and Microsoft suggests that will remain the case. In an update on the Official …

Microsoft Updates Mail, Calendar and People Apps On Windows 8 Microsoft Updates Mail, Calendar and People Apps On Windows 8
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Windows 8 users have probably come to know three apps very well – Mail, Calendar and People. To help provide a better experience to those using these apps, Microsoft has released an update that improves overall stability while adding new …

Windows Blue Leak Reveals New Customization Options, Internet Explorer 11 Windows Blue Leak Reveals New Customization Options, Internet Explorer 11
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After numerous leaks, it’s pretty much a given that Microsoft’s next OS will be Windows Blue. What we don’t know is when it will be released. A leak of an early build over the weekend suggests that we may be …

Windows Blue Name-Dropped In Leaked Microsoft Video Windows Blue Name-Dropped In Leaked Microsoft Video
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Windows Blue is all but confirmed to be the next version of Microsoft’s operating system after showing up in multiple job listings. If you’re still unconvinced, a leaked video may just convince you that Windows Blue is indeed real. MSFTKitchen …

Microsoft Will Give You $100 Per App To Develop For Windows 8 Microsoft Will Give You $100 Per App To Develop For Windows 8

A platform is only as strong as the applications built for it. That’s something Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are both struggling with as some developers aren’t too keen on making apps for the Windows Store. Microsoft is hoping …

Twitter Finally Launches Native Windows 8 App Twitter Finally Launches Native Windows 8 App

After promising Windows 8 users that a native app was on the way, Twitter has finally delivered. Twitter for Windows 8 has just hit the Windows Store. Twitter first announced that they were working on an app for Windows 8 …

Unity 4 Early Access Program Available To Windows 8 Developers Unity 4 Early Access Program Available To Windows 8 Developers

In just a few years, Unity has become a premier game development engine that has encouraged indie developers all around the world to create expansive titles for PC, consoles and mobile. With Unity 4, the engine is ready to take …

Samsung Pulls Its Windows RT Tablet Out Of Europe Due To Weak Demand [Report] Samsung Pulls Its Windows RT Tablet Out Of Europe Due To Weak Demand [Report]
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By all accounts, the Windows 8 Pro Surface is selling like hotcakes. The Windows RT Surface, and other Windows RT tablets, not so much. That’s why Samsung decided against selling its Windows RT tablet in the U.S., and now the …

Windows 7 Still Most Popular OS On PCs Sold In The UK Windows 7 Still Most Popular OS On PCs Sold In The UK
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Microsoft announced last month that it had sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses. It’s pretty obvious that most of those sale went to OEMs who will be putting the software onto computers going out to market. That’s good news for …

Microsoft Confirms Windows Blue Via Job Posting Microsoft Confirms Windows Blue Via Job Posting
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Soon after Windows 8 came out, it was rumored that Microsoft would move the operating system to an annual release cycle called Windows Blue. It was to be a cheap, inexpensive option that would see Windows becoming more like Apple’s …

Touch Friendly Firefox For Windows 8 Now Available Touch Friendly Firefox For Windows 8 Now Available

Mozilla was one of the first browser vendors to announce support for Windows 8 in March of last year. At that time, the company said it would be take advantage of the Metro UI to create a touch-enabled version of …

BlueStacks Android Emulation Comes To Surface Pro BlueStacks Android Emulation Comes To Surface Pro

The Surface Pro came out over the weekend, and the device is already selling out across retailers. Those who were lucky enough to get one may be disappointed, however, by a lack of apps. That’s where BlueStacks comes in. BlueStacks, …

Microsoft Surface Pro May Cause Spontaneous Office Dance Offs Microsoft Surface Pro May Cause Spontaneous Office Dance Offs
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The Surface RT’s ad campaign was defined by one thing – synchronized dancing. It was a little strange considering the ad didn’t even tell the consumer what Surface was or what it could do. It just showed a lot of …

Microsoft Defends Surface Pro’s $900 Price Tag Microsoft Defends Surface Pro’s $900 Price Tag
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The Surface Pro will be launching on February 9 for $900. That’s only for the 64GB version as the 128GB model will go for $1,000. It costs even more when you throw in the touch or typepad, and other accessories. …

Bing Launches Video Results In Windows 8 App Bing Launches Video Results In Windows 8 App

Bing announced today that it has released an update to its Windows 8 app that includes touch-friendly video results, in addition to web and image results. The update is available in 12 countries. The video results, of course, feature infinite …

Microsoft Opening Five More Retail Stores By Summer Microsoft Opening Five More Retail Stores By Summer

Finding certain Windows devices at traditional retail outlets can be a bit of pain sometimes. Stores like Best Buy or Staples usually only carry one device without a lot of options. Microsoft rectified this problem by opening retail locations across …

Nook For Windows 8 Now Supports Microsoft Account Sign In Nook For Windows 8 Now Supports Microsoft Account Sign In

Back in November, Nook was one of the first major brands to jump on board Windows 8. It only made sense as Microsoft made a strategic investment in the brand back in April of last year. Now Nook and Windows …

Windows 8 Adoption Increasing Among PC Gamers Windows 8 Adoption Increasing Among PC Gamers
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Early adopters and enthusiasts drive most new technology in its first few months on the market. Windows 8 is proving to be no different as the latest Steam Hardware & Software Survey shows Microsoft’s newest operating system picking up steam …