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Over Half Of Windows 8 Users Still Prefer Windows 7 Over Half Of Windows 8 Users Still Prefer Windows 7
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Windows 8 is finally launching next month. It’s do or die time for the folks at Microsoft, and they need this to be a hit. The response to Windows 8 has been relatively positive, but the new OS has had …

AMD Partners with BlueStacks To Bring Android Apps To PCs AMD Partners with BlueStacks To Bring Android Apps To PCs

Intel makes the best PC processors around. That being said, we all can’t afford the $300 Intel demands for their latest processors. That’s why I go with AMD and their very affordable high-quality CPU line. Turns out that my frugality …

Intel CEO Says Windows 8 Isn’t Ready For Release [Rumor] Intel CEO Says Windows 8 Isn’t Ready For Release [Rumor]

We’re a little over a month away from the launch of Windows 8 on October 26. It’s the biggest change for the Redmond-based company since the launch of Windows 95. A lot is riding on this launch and Microsof has …

HP Announces New Windows 8 “Sleekbooks” HP Announces New Windows 8 “Sleekbooks”

While consumers and the tech press continue to debate whether Windows 8 is well-designed or not, Microsoft now has several manufacturers that are doubling down on its new operating system. Today, HP announced new ENVY computers and two new “sleekbook” …

Skype to Get New Windows 8 Look and Video Messaging Skype to Get New Windows 8 Look and Video Messaging
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It appears that Skype will be getting quite an overhaul this holiday season. The Verge is reporting that the popular video calling software will be getting a visual update to fit in with the new Windows 8 OS. Citing unnamed …

Microsoft Gives Its 90,000 Employees Free Surface Tablets Microsoft Gives Its 90,000 Employees Free Surface Tablets
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Microsoft holds an employee event every year where Steve Ballmer discusses the state of the company. It’s a good way to increase morale and give the company’s 90,000 employees an idea of where the company is headed next year. This …

Microsoft Renames Metro Apps To Windows Store Apps Microsoft Renames Metro Apps To Windows Store Apps
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Microsoft ran into a little problem last month when they realized that the Metro name was already owned by a store in Germany. The company had been using the Metro branding for over a year to sell Windows 8 and …

Windows Store Now Open For All Developers Windows Store Now Open For All Developers

One of the big selling points of Windows 8 is that it’s adding something similar to Apple’s App Store in the form of the, you guessed it, Windows Store. It will feature all the apps and games that people have …

Solitaire, Minesweeper Redesigned For Windows 8 Solitaire, Minesweeper Redesigned For Windows 8
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Though Windows 8 gaming has been criticized by the more serious PC gamer developers, most people who use a Windows operating system probably don’t have a clue what Steam is. Instead, the most gaming they will do is a bit …

HP Announces Its Windows 8 Hybrid PC and Ultrabooks HP Announces Its Windows 8 Hybrid PC and Ultrabooks

Yesterday at the IFA trade show in Berlin, Samsung debuted a plethora of gadgets, including a Windows 8 tablet, Windows 8 hybrid PCs, and a Windows 8 Phone smartphone. Not to be outdone, HP today announced its own lineup of …

Samsung Announces New Windows 8 Tablets, Phone Samsung Announces New Windows 8 Tablets, Phone
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It’s been a big day of announcements for Samsung. In addition to the debut of its all-in-one PCs and the bizarre, but oddly compelling Galaxy Camera, Samsung used the IFA trade show in Berlin today to announce its new lineup …

All-In-One-PCs Coming This Fall Courtesy Of Samsung All-In-One-PCs Coming This Fall Courtesy Of Samsung
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All-in-one-PCs are definitely one of the better performers in the PC market. Tablets and notebooks have been eating away at their market share, but they still have a healthy life ahead of them. Samsung still believes in the market potential …

Windows 8 Upgrade: Should You Make The Jump? Windows 8 Upgrade: Should You Make The Jump?
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Windows 8 upgrades will be coming to current Windows users on October 26. The question now is whether or not you should take Microsoft up on their fantastic offer to upgrade to the new OS for only $39.99. Some doomsayers …

Windows 8 Gets The Start Button Back With This App Windows 8 Gets The Start Button Back With This App
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A lot of people, including yours truly, don’t like Windows 8 all that much. Most of our frustration comes from the fact that the newest OS forces you to boot into the Metro Windows 8 UI. It also got rid …

After 25 Years, Microsoft Changes Their Logo After 25 Years, Microsoft Changes Their Logo
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I don’t like change. I figured that I should start this out by getting the obvious out of the way. Windows 8 threatens the very fabric of my existence as a Windows fanboy. I’ve stuck with them through thick and …

Windows 8 Phone Might Be Getting Serious About Gaming Windows 8 Phone Might Be Getting Serious About Gaming

Windows 8 Phones are still not out yet, but support for the platform is growing. To be really successful, Microsoft is going to need to get game developers on board. People flock to iOS and Android for the gaming experience …

Windows 8 Kills The 30 Day Activation Period Windows 8 Kills The 30 Day Activation Period
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I recently nuked my hard drive and had to reinstall Windows 7 on my machine. Unfortunately, I had lost my previous Windows 7 activation key and had to get a new one. The wonderful thing is that I could still …

Windows 8 Trashed by Gabe Newell (Again) Windows 8 Trashed by Gabe Newell (Again)
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Much has already been said about Windows 8 and its new tile-laden interface. Moreover, much has already been said about Windows 8 gaming and how game developers are worried that the OS could damage the PC gaming market. Valve co-founder …

New Windows Tablets Will Have To Prove Their Merit Against Surface New Windows Tablets Will Have To Prove Their Merit Against Surface
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New Windows tablets are an interesting proposition. The current tablets that sport Windows 7 are not exactly the greatest thing ever and the costs are too high to justify a purchase. With Surface, Microsoft is issuing a challenge to both …

Microsoft Shows Off Bing Windows 8 App Microsoft Shows Off Bing Windows 8 App

Microsoft has unveiled the Bing app for Windows 8, touting speed as one of its strong points. “Based on the modern design principles of Windows 8, Bing provides elements like autosuggest, search results, and fluid navigation using tap and swipe,” …

Microsoft Surface Will Launch At The Magic Price Of $199 [Rumor] Microsoft Surface Will Launch At The Magic Price Of $199 [Rumor]
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Every industry has a magic price. It changes with the industry as fads come and go, but it usually stays around the same spot for most of the time. Until Amazon launched the Kindle Fire at $199, it was unheard …