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Bing Lets You Connect Social Pages To Webmaster Tools

Bing announced a new Connected Pages feature for its Webmaster Tools offering, enabling webmasters to connect their various other official pages to their account, and track how users are getting to them. You can now connect your pages from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Windows Store, Google Play, Apple Store, Pinterest, Windows Phone Store, YouTube, Instagram and MySpace. “Now, in addition …

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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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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 oversight. Skype announced that its latest update, which went live on March 29, added the ability to block, report or …

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Microsoft Updates Mail, Calendar and People Apps On Windows 8

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 features. For many, the Mail app is probably the most used app in the Metro interface. As such, Microsoft is …

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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 to fix that with some good old fashioned bribery. Microsoft revealed a new initiative to attract developers by paying out …

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Windows 8 Store Will Carry PEGI 18 Games: Microsoft Backs Down

This week Microsoft announced that its Windows Store in the new Windows 8 operating system will begin accepting games with a PEGI 18 rating. The move was prompted by a large outcry from gamers, who saw the ban on “mature” titles as censorship. The Windows 8 app certification requirements have been updated to reflect this announcement: Apps with a rating …

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Kindle Is The Latest App To Join The Windows 8 Parade

Microsoft is still partying like its 1995 up in New York City and for good reason – Windows 8 is launching at midnight. All the major software developers are joining in the fun by letting everybody know that their respective apps will be available on the Windows Store at launch. So far, Google, Hulu Plus, Skype, StumbleUpon, and Netflix have …

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Microsoft Has Some Pretty Lofty Expectations For Windows 8

Windows 8 will be launching later this month to much fanfare from Microsoft. They obviously hope the operating system does well, but what are their expectations? How many apps does Microsoft expect to have in the Windows Store by early next year? All these questions and more were answered in a recent interview. In an interview with Beet.TV, Microsoft’s VP …

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Microsoft Updating Built-In Apps Ahead Of Windows 8 Release

After years of waiting, Windows 8 will finally launch later this month on October 26. Microsoft is going to party like its 1995, and show the world that Windows 8 is the company’s most substantial release since Windows 95. To help get started, the company is updating all the built-in apps that Windows 8 users will be greeted with when …

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Microsoft Renames Metro Apps To Windows Store Apps

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 they were suddenly left without an identity. In the interim, Microsoft said developers should just call it the “Windows 8 …

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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 built for Windows 8 in one easy to find place. That very store has some developers crying foul, but most …

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Microsoft Charges $99 To Remove Bloatware

For those of you who still buy PCs–the store-bought models that come with Windows already installed–what are your thoughts about all of that trial software that comes preinstalled on your not-inexpensive machine? If you’re like most conscientious computer users, you absolutely hate it. Not only for the inconvenience, but for the performance issues such software–bloatware or crapware–causes. The bulk of …

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