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Surface With Windows 8 Pro Starts At $899 Surface With Windows 8 Pro Starts At $899
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The Microsoft Surface RT is a “modest” success. That’s the official line from Microsoft, but it doesn’t seem like many people are talking about the company’s first foray into tablet hardware. That may be because most are waiting for the …

Still Hate Internet Explorer? You’re Just A Troll Still Hate Internet Explorer? You’re Just A Troll
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One of the better ad campaigns of the past year has been Microsoft’s “The Browser You Loved To Hate” campaign for Internet Explorer. It was a rare kind of self-deprecatory humor that’s not often seen in a tech industry that’s …

Microsoft Details Its Plans For The Future Of ASP.NET Microsoft Details Its Plans For The Future Of ASP.NET
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With the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft has been updating all of its development tools to help developers get the most out of the new OS. The company has shipped a number of products including Visual Studio 2012 and .NET …

Bing And Windows 8 Maps Get Tons Of New Imagery Bing And Windows 8 Maps Get Tons Of New Imagery

Microsoft announced today that it has added over 121 TB of satellite and Global Ortho imagery to Bing Maps and the Windows 8 Maps app. The maps offerings now include over 15 million square kilometers of new data mostly covering …

Windows Blue Is Microsoft’s Next OS, Will Move To Annual Release Cycle [Report] Windows Blue Is Microsoft’s Next OS, Will Move To Annual Release Cycle [Report]
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Windows has always been on its own extended release cycle. Microsoft releases a new version of the OS, and then develops the next version over the next couple of years. For instance, Windows 7 released three years ago in 2009, …

Microsoft Sold 40 Million Windows 8 Licenses In A Month Microsoft Sold 40 Million Windows 8 Licenses In A Month
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It’s been a month since the launch of Windows 8 on October 26. The reaction has been mixed, even in our own comments, with some users praising the new UI, while others think it’s the worst thing to ever happen …

Microsoft Announces Skype Ads For Windows 8 Microsoft Announces Skype Ads For Windows 8

Skype started running ads last year, even before it was acquired by Microsoft, but from the sound of it, they’re really just getting started. At the Monaco Media Forum today, Skype President Tony Bates announced the launch of Skype Ads …

Google Now Has A Windows RT Search App Google Now Has A Windows RT Search App

Google has finally launched a search app for Windows RT, weeks after the Windows 8 app was released. Here are the features as listed in the Windows Store: Google Searchbox – Type your search right from the app home screen, …

Barnes & Noble Releases Nook App For Windows 8 Barnes & Noble Releases Nook App For Windows 8

Microsoft has a vested interest in Barnes & Noble. That’s why the company invested $300 million into the book retail giant earlier this year. The deal resulted in both companies spinning off the Nook business into its own subsidiary that …

Microsoft Surface Sales Are Off To A ‘Modest’ Start Microsoft Surface Sales Are Off To A ‘Modest’ Start
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As far as Windows 8 tablets go, Microsoft’s Surface seemed like a hit. It sold out in less than a day on Microsoft’s online store. Since then, there’s been no sign as to how well the device is performing, until …

Skype Preview For Windows Phone 8 Now Available Skype Preview For Windows Phone 8 Now Available

Skype is quickly turning into the next major brand from Microsoft. Much like what the company did with the Xbox brand, Microsoft is making Skype the go to app for all of its online messenger and calling services. Case in …

StumbleUpon Talks About Its Windows 8 App [Video] StumbleUpon Talks About Its Windows 8 App [Video]

StumbleUpon has put out a new video about its recently released Windows 8 app. Have a look: We recently took a closer look at the app here. It has some features that take advantage of the Windows 8 operaring system …

Vietnam Has The Highest Windows 8 Adoption Rate Vietnam Has The Highest Windows 8 Adoption Rate
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Windows 8 launched on October 26, and four million people upgraded to the new OS during the opening weekend. Since then, Microsoft has been mum on how well Windows 8 has been spreading through the market. Soluto, a PC optimization …

The Most Honest Windows 8 Criticism Comes From A Drunk The Most Honest Windows 8 Criticism Comes From A Drunk
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Windows 8 has been controversial to say the least. Prominent PC developers have criticized the operating system and regular users have expressed confusion over the design choices Microsoft made. Now it’s time to put Windows 8 up to the ultimate …

Microsoft Really Is Axing Windows Live Messenger In Favor Of Skype Microsoft Really Is Axing Windows Live Messenger In Favor Of Skype
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A rumor started going around yesterday that said Microsoft would be retiring its 13-year-old Windows Live Messenger client. All Messenger users would be shepherded into Skype so Microsoft could unite its IM clients under one brand. Microsoft wouldn’t comment on …

Nokia Lumia 920 Hits AT&T For $99 On Friday Nokia Lumia 920 Hits AT&T For $99 On Friday
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The Nokia Lumia 920 is the face of Windows Phone 8 going into the holiday season. If the new phones do well, AT&T will have a winner since the Lumia 920 is exclusive to the carrier. Of course, we never …

Windows RT Takes Up Quite A Bit Of Space On The 32GB Surface Windows RT Takes Up Quite A Bit Of Space On The 32GB Surface

Microsoft’s Surface is apparently popular. The company’s first foray into the tablet market resulted in the 32GB tablet selling out in less than a day. Consumers were stuck with the 64GB model, but that might not be such a bad …

Windows Phone 8′s Close Ties To Windows 8 May Save It Windows Phone 8′s Close Ties To Windows 8 May Save It

Windows Phone 8 is going to launch this month. Microsoft needs this to be a hit, or it could lose its small lead over RIM when BlackBerry 10 launches early next year. The key to victory is apps, but apps …

Microsoft Rumored To Be Axing Windows Live Messenger In Favor Of Skype Microsoft Rumored To Be Axing Windows Live Messenger In Favor Of Skype

Windows Live Messenger has been Microsoft’s IM client for the past 13 years. It has served the company well, but it might a little redundant now that Microsoft also owns Skype. It appears that Microsoft is thinking the same thing. …

Microsoft Is Reportedly Testing Its Own Windows Phone 8 Hardware Microsoft Is Reportedly Testing Its Own Windows Phone 8 Hardware
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It’s pretty obvious why Microsoft made the Surface. It needed to raise the bar on Windows 8 tablets and force OEMs into making attractive hardware. It’s not a problem with Windows Phone 8 as the Nokia Lumia 920 and Windows …

Windows 8 Is Already Bringing Out The Patent Trolls Windows 8 Is Already Bringing Out The Patent Trolls
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Every new technology brings with it the risk of patent litigation. It’s an unfortunate reality that we must face. Windows 8 may have a broken a record, however, as its already on the receiving end of patent litigation after being …