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Yahoo Mail Adds Multiple Account Support To iOS, Windows Apps

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, if you have multiple accounts, you can access all of them from the app with ease. Just log into the …

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OEMs Will Get Windows 8.1 In August

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, we now have a better idea of when it might finally be made available. Today at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partners Conference, …

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Windows 8 Is Finally More Popular Than Vista

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 struggled to surpass even the measly marketshare that Vista was still clinging onto. After months of fighting for measly gains, …

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Free Microsoft Updates Coming Later This Year

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 method of releasing updates to software every two to three years. Instead, it will be approaching software updates like the …

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Windows 8.1 Preview Is Now Available

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 8 haters. If you’re just joining us, Windows 8.1 is less of an upgrade and more of an acknowledgement on …

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Samsung Announces New Windows8/Android ATIV Tablets

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 for everyone, Samsung this week announced two new Windows 8 tablets, branded ATIV Q and ATIV Tab 3. The ATIV …

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Microsoft Makes A Few Advertising Announcements At Cannes Lions

Microsoft has some advertising news today out of Cannes Lions. Last year at Cannes, Microsoft Advertising’s Yarn announced it would be working in partnership with creative agencies and brands on some new ad experiences. Today, they announced a new wave of prototypes they developed with agencies like BMB, Razorfish, Rooster Worldwide, UM, and VML and brands like All Saints clothing, …

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The Windows Store Is Coming To A Best Buy Near You

Do you like shopping at a store while at a store? Microsoft thinks you might with its latest announcement of a Windows Store coming to Best Buy. Microsoft announced today that a Windows Store experience will be coming to 500 Best Buy locations across the U.S. and more than 100 Best Buy and Future Shops in Canada. In short, the …

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Here’s A Video Of Windows 8.1 In Action

Windows 8.1 is real, and it’s coming later this year. Thus far, we’ve heard from Microsoft what the update will mean for consumers and Enterprise customers. Now a Microsoft developer has delivered the first video of the operating system in action. Microsoft’s Jensen Harris uploaded a four minute video today showing off some of the new features in Windows 8.1. …

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Want A New Windows PC? Make Your Friends Pay For It

Windows PCs are expensive. Well, at least the good ones are. Microsoft wants to make it a little easier on the poor college student with a new program called “Chip In.” Chip In is a new crowdfunding platform where a prospective Windows PC buyer can invite their friends and family to pay for the new PC. Think of like Kickstarter …

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Halo Makes The Jump To PC And Windows Phone 8

Microsoft has a certain strategy for its platforms that aren’t doing so well. That strategy is just to slap Halo on it, and hope fans of the sci-fi shooter franchise buy into it. The Halo-themed Zune strategy didn’t work out too well, but maybe an actual game will work for Windows Phone 8. Microsoft Game Studios announced today that its …

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Microsoft Reveals Enterprise Enhancements Coming To Windows 8.1

So far, Microsoft has only unveiled the consumer features for its update to Windows 8. Now the company is starting to unveil what it will be doing to win back its bread and butter – the enterprise market – with Windows 8.1 In a post on the official Windows blog, Microsoft’s Stephen Rose says that Windows 8.1 will be adding …

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