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Windows 7 May Have Left Retail, But It’s Still Alive In PCs

Are you looking for a new Windows PC, but don’t want to get into Windows 8? Well, you’re out of luck if you were hoping to find a copy of Windows 7 through retail as Microsoft stopped selling individual copies of the operating system back in October. Now your only choice is to buy a PC that comes with the …

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Microsoft’s Followup To Windows 8.1 Is Codenamed ‘Threshold’ [Report]

In October 2012, Microsoft dragged Windows into what it saw as the next era of computing with Windows 8. Not only did the new OS embrace the touch screens that have become so common these days, but it also united the Windows operating system across desktop, tablets and phones. With its next release, it looks like Microsoft is taking that …

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Internet Explorer 11 Now Hits Window 7 Officially

Internet Explorer 11 has now been launched for Window 7 users too. Earlier, Microsoft had promised that the new Explorer will arrive on Windows 7, so this isn’t a big surprise. IE11 is the default browser of Windows 8.1. Starting Thursday, users of Window 7 who decided to remain behind in the launch of Windows 8 (later 8.1) will now …

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Google Apps Ends Support For Internet Explorer 9

Are you still using Internet Explorer 9? It’s not exactly a dead browser yet as Microsoft still officially supports it, but Google Apps has turned its back on it. In an announcement today on the Google Apps blog, the company says that it is officially ending support for Internet Explorer 9. It’s nothing personal as Google says it only supports …

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Bing Hero Ads: Microsoft’s Answer To Those New Google Branded Search Ads?

Last week, there was a lot of talk about a new ad format Google is testing that essentially places a banner-like graphic near the top of a search results page when the user searches for that brand. While Google indicated that this was only a small test at this point, many immediately began criticizing Google for breaking a promise it …

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Mozilla’s Open Web Apps Have Made Great Progress

When building apps for Firefox OS, developers use modern Web tools like HTML5, JavaScript and CSS to deliver apps with near native performance on mobile devices. Now Mozilla is helping those same developers bring their Firefox OS apps to other platforms. A while back, Mozilla introduced a new technology called Open Web Apps that would help developers bring HTML5 apps …

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Windows Updates: Microsoft To Merge To One App Store

Windows is looking at a major update to its systems. Microsoft is reportedly planning to make it simpler for its users by creating a single app store that would encompass all of the company’s various devices including PCs, tablets and phones. With all of the success that the new iPhone is having, Microsoft certainly needs to do something in order …

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Foursquare Makes Its Way To Windows 8

Windows 8 needs apps, and not just any apps either. It needs the big apps that every other platform has. It won’t be able to compete with iOS and Android until it does. It still has a ways to go, but it’s one step closer today. Microsoft announced today that Foursquare is now available on Windows 8 tablets and PCs. …

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There Is A Reason Behind Ballmer’s Sudden Retirement [Report]

On Friday, Steve Ballmer announced that he would be retiring as CEO of Microsoft within the next 12 months. The stock market had a field day with the news, but the rest of us were were wondering why the longtime CEO was suddenly leaving right after announcing his intention to restructure Microsoft into a devices and services company. According to …

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Windows 8.1 Will Officially Arrive On October 17

We heard reports yesterday that Windows 8.1 will move out of preview and into its final version in October. Rather than let rumors scurry along the underbelly of the Internet, Microsoft has come out to confirm the launch date for its latest OS update. Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc announced today that Windows 8.1 will be going out to all Windows 8 …

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Windows May Not Monopolize Mobile, But It Still Dominates Worldwide

It seems as if there is a rush to downgrade the Windows operating system, declaring its an institution that has seen its pinnacle and is now in decline. Often, PC shipment rates are used to bolster these claims, and while we are clearly becoming a mobile device kind of world, to boast Windows is no longer relevant or not a …

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Watch Steve Ballmer Talk About Microsoft’s Big Restructuring Plan

On Thursday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced a massive restructuring of the core Microsoft business. The strategy calls for Microsoft to realign itself as a single entity focused on one goal – keeping people in the Windows ecosystem. Ballmer announced the restructuring plans at a Microsoft Town Hall Meeting where he outlined the plan in detail to Microsoft’s employees and …

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