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Microsoft’s Slick New Metro Interface Was Designed On A Mac Microsoft’s Slick New Metro Interface Was Designed On A Mac
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Late last week CNET ran a story on Metro, a user interface discussed at length by Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer at last month’s CES. While Xbox and Windows Phone users already have a taste of Metro, the tile-based format will …

Windows Media Center Gets Kinect Support Windows Media Center Gets Kinect Support
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Windows Media Center was always one of the coolest pieces of software that Microsoft put out. Kinect support makes it 20 percent cooler. Thanks to the release of Kinect for Windows, a developer has added in support for the hardware …

iPhone Alone Made More Than Microsoft iPhone Alone Made More Than Microsoft
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Apple made a lot of news a couple weeks ago with its most recent quarterly earnings report. In another record-setting quarter, Apple generated $46.33 billion in revenue. So immense were Apple’s earnings, in fact, that a website popped up to …

Windows 8 Is Killing The Start Button Windows 8 Is Killing The Start Button
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The Start button – a simple concept that has defined the Windows operating system since its inception. It’s a shame then that Microsoft is killing it with Windows 8. Windows 8 is going for a more visual approach to navigating …

Windows Phone 8 Details Emerge Windows Phone 8 Details Emerge

The iPhone 5 may have to watch out if this Windows Phone 8 leak is to be believed. Pocket Now is claiming to have seen a video from Windows Phone manager Joe Belfiore that details the changes coming to Windows …

Microsoft Windows Server Coming To Amazon Web Services Microsoft Windows Server Coming To Amazon Web Services
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Amazon has announced that customers taking advantage of the free usage tier of their Amazon Web Services can now run their Windows Server applications in their AWS cloud. Amazon Web Services is designed to make cloud computing easier for a …

Microsoft Blocks Linux From Windows 8 Machines Microsoft Blocks Linux From Windows 8 Machines
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As Microsoft prepares to launch Windows 8 sometime this year, the company has published a new set of Windows Hardware Certification Requirements. These requirements govern the hardware specifications for machines on which Windows can be installed. These sorts of requirements …

HTC Announces Titan II Smartphone At CES HTC Announces Titan II Smartphone At CES
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Windows-based phones get serious with the help of the HTC Titan II. HTC announced at CES their first Windows-based phone to run on a 4G LTE network and it is a beauty. The kicker, however, is that it comes with …

Vimeo Android and Windows Phone Apps Announced Vimeo Android and Windows Phone Apps Announced

Vimeo is the trendy video service on the internet, which focuses primarily on artist developed content. We’ve featured a few interesting, and amazing videos from Vimeo on WebProNews. While the site is nowhere near the size of YouTube, they have …

Microsoft Sues British Retailer Comet Over Recovery Discs Microsoft Sues British Retailer Comet Over Recovery Discs
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UPDATE: Microsoft attorney David Finn has responded to my request for comment. Click here for the full statement. Microsoft announced this morning that they have filed suit against Comet, a British retailer that specializes in electronics and appliances. The suit …

Microsoft Says Sayonara To Internet Explorer 6 Microsoft Says Sayonara To Internet Explorer 6
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In news that is sure to excite some, possibly upset others, and leave everyone else feeling an emotion that is somewhere between nostalgia and relief, Microsoft is officially saying goodbye to Internet Explorer 6. According to data from Net Applications, …

Facebook Messenger For Windows Finds Its Way Into The Public Facebook Messenger For Windows Finds Its Way Into The Public
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Update: Facebook has asked us to provide this official download link for the application here. The Facebook Messenger app for Windows has been leaked early while the company is testing it with a limited group. TechIT.co.il, which discovered the leak, …

Microsoft’s Plans For Windows Phone Leaked Microsoft’s Plans For Windows Phone Leaked

Tech companies generally tend to keep certain secrets close. The element of surprise is a competitive advantage in any arena. Of course, some things naturally get out, and others are deliberately leaked. But most of those leaks are information involving …

50,000 Apps Now In Windows Phone Marketplace 50,000 Apps Now In Windows Phone Marketplace
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Once upon a time, Windows-based phones were a solid participant in the smartphone market, back in the days when Blackberry reigned supreme and Apple made Macs and iPods. Since the launch of the iPhone, however, Microsoft’s smartphone market share has …

Microsoft Rolling Out Automatic Updates for Internet Explorer Microsoft Rolling Out Automatic Updates for Internet Explorer

Microsoft announced today that it will soon be rolling out automatic updates for Internet Explorer. The roll out will begin in January for Australian and Brazilian users, and will gradually spread from there. By instituting automatic updates, Microsoft takes user …

Windows Store Details For App Developers Released Windows Store Details For App Developers Released

Microsoft is giving a sneak preview of its upcoming Windows Store, which will be part of Windows 8. Developers will be able to earn up to 80% revenue share on apps sold through the platform. It starts at 70% for …

Microsoft’s Vision for Future Computer Use Microsoft’s Vision for Future Computer Use
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As Microsoft prepares for the upcoming Windows 8 launch, they are also provided us a glimpse of what the future of computer use — this includes software and hardware — with a nifty video that not only gives us a …

Windows Phone Mango Goes to Manufacturers Windows Phone Mango Goes to Manufacturers
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The next version of the Windows Phone operating system – Mango – has been released to the first manufacturers who will produce devices built around it. “This marks the point in the development process where we hand code to our …

Skype Gets More Integrated with Facebook Skype Gets More Integrated with Facebook

Skype announced today that it is adding deeper Facebook integration with the new Skype 5.5 beta version for Windows. It will allow you to instant message Facebook friends directly through Skype, using the Facebook contacts tab within the service, which …

Windows Phone Mango Brings New Search Elements to the Table Windows Phone Mango Brings New Search Elements to the Table
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Microsoft revealed the next version of its Windows Phone mobile operating system today. The release is going by the code name “Mango,” and it includes hundreds of new features, according to the company. “When we looked ahead to the next …

Is Nokia Primed For A Comeback In The US? Is Nokia Primed For A Comeback In The US?

Nokia? What’s that? I’m sure there are young teens, and children who are receiving their first smart phones which have little memory of when Nokia dominated the mobile landscape. In fact, on the international level Nokia is still the top …