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New Microsoft Office Gets Customer Preview Ahead Of Windows 8 Launch

Microsoft may be getting into the hardware business with Surface, but the company still has a tight hold over the enterprise market. The company’s suite of productivity software is used the world over and each new release of Microsoft Office is something to look forward to. Well, wait no more, Office fans, you can get your hands on the customer …

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Expect To See Windows 8 Hit Shelves In October

One of the more pressing mysteries surrounding the Windows 8 launch was when it was going to become available. Microsoft said it would be out in the fall, but nobody knew if that meant October or November. Microsoft confirmed today that the operating system will launch to consumers in October. Speaking today at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, Corporate VP and …

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Malware Is Just Insulting These Days

Malware has always been pretty nasty, but at least it was polite about it. It would pose as a nice email from an old friend or perhaps a bank statement from your friendly neighborhood credit union. It seems that malware has stopped being Mr. Nice Virus and has taken up the mantle of just being a jerk. According to naked …

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Chitika Insights: June Market Share Reports [Infographic]

Yesterday, the Chitika Online Advertising Network released their June Insights Reports and there are a number of findings which may catch your attention. While the reports are packed with great information on everything from who the top search engine provider is, to who the top cellphone manufacturers are, one thing stands out in all the reports. Not much has changed. …

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Microsoft Is Insane: Offers Windows 8 Upgrades From XP Onward For Only $40

I never upgrade to the newest version of Windows until I get a new computer. There’s a reason for that. I don’t feel like spending $120 on the newest version of Windows unless I’m going to get some hardware with it. Microsoft has never really made it cost effective to upgrade to the next version of Windows until now. In …

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Nokia Has A Plan In Case Windows Phone 8 Goes Splat

In business, as in war, chess, and first dates, it’s always good to have an exit strategy, a backup plan to disentangle yourself if things go south. This backup plan is infinitely more important if you’re struggling. And Nokia is definitely struggling. Like many phone companies that were at the top of their game when the iPhone came out five …

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Windows Phone 8 Start Screen Is A Living Ecosystem Of Delight

The iPhone was pretty cool when it launched. Apps were revolutionary and it changed how we interact with mobile devices. Android took it one step further by having Live wallpapers and widgets that move and delight with flashing colors. Surprisingly, Windows Phone 8 differentiates itself and looks awesome at the same time. Microsoft revealed Windows Phone 8 today and it’s …

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So What’s Microsoft’s “Major Announcement” Going to Be?

Through an exclusive invite to a Microsoft “Media Event,” Mashable is reporting that the tech company is planning to make some waves next week with a “major Microsoft announcement” in Los Angeles. According to the invite, virtually no clue is given as to what this could mean and Microsoft is being uncharacteristically cagey with the details. In fact, the company …

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Microsoft Makes Contacts Social With The People App

You know what grinds my gears? Having to keep up with an address book. I can only be expected to keep track of maybe 10 people tops and I always forget to add new people. Microsoft wants to make the whole process easier with Windows 8. Microsoft took some time out today to detail the address book of the future …

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Microsoft Pushes Patch For 26 Windows Vulnerabilities

Windows users are accustomed to the regular security updates for Windows and Internet Explorer that Microsoft pushes on a regular basis. Sure, there are some updates that are marked critical, but it’s pretty tame stuff for the most part. That seemed to not be the case on Tuesday. Computer World reports that Microsoft pushed out patches for 26 vulnerabilities with …

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Windows 8 Metro App Creation Made Easy

The Windows 8 Release Preview is out and people are going to start building applications for the new operating system in earnest. The new Metro interface provides a unique opportunity for app developers to create new experiences with the simple touch interface provided by Metro. To that end, Microsoft has some tips for aspiring Metro app developers on how to …

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Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview Now Available

Available for download in fourteen different languages, the much anticipated Windows 8 Release Preview is here. The pre-release includes Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10, new Windows 8 apps for connecting to Hotmail, SkyDrive, and Messenger. The developers say that they have made hundreds of changes based on user feedback, but they are still looking for more. This is the final …

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