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Windows Blue Is A Reality, Public Preview Coming In June Windows Blue Is A Reality, Public Preview Coming In June
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The most persistent rumor concerning Windows 8 is that Microsoft would be releasing an update for it later this year called Windows Blue. Those rumors were pretty much confirmed as fact when a Windows Blue preview build was leaked in …

Microsoft Says It’s Working On Smaller Windows 8 Devices Microsoft Says It’s Working On Smaller Windows 8 Devices
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Earlier this month, it was rumored that Microsoft was working on a 7-inch Windows 8 tablet. The news came after Microsoft changed up its rules reducing the minimum resolution for a Windows 8 device to 1024×768. Now the company has …

Windows Blue Will Feature A Boot To Desktop Option [Rumor] Windows Blue Will Feature A Boot To Desktop Option [Rumor]

One of the more controversial decisions in Windows 8 was how the OS forced users to boot into the new Start menu metro interface. You could get into the desktop from that, but then you would be without the iconic …

Bing Rolls Out Updates To Windows 8 Apps Bing Rolls Out Updates To Windows 8 Apps

Microsoft announced that it is rolling out updates across its six Bing apps for Windows 8 (News, Finance, Weather, Sports, Maps Travel). The updates focus on personalization. Users can now customize the Bing News app to keep track of specific …

PC Shipments See Steep Decline In Q1, Windows 8 To Blame [Report] PC Shipments See Steep Decline In Q1, Windows 8 To Blame [Report]
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PC shipments and sales are declining. It’s an undeniable fact. What people can’t seem to agree on is the cause. Some say the rise of tablets and smartphones are to blame, while others think it’s just a longer than usual …

Microsoft May Be Working On A 7-Inch Surface Tablet [Rumor] Microsoft May Be Working On A 7-Inch Surface Tablet [Rumor]
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The 7-inch tablet is the new 10-inch tablet. Consumers have stopped wanting the best instead opting for the cheapest, which explains why the Nexus 7 and iPad Mini are so popular. It would seems that Microsoft is finally catching on. …

Microsoft Will Give You $100 Per App To Develop For Windows 8 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 …

Skype Updated To Version 6.3 On Windows Skype Updated To Version 6.3 On Windows
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Windows Live Messenger users have a little over a month before they’re assimilated into the Skype collective. Before then, the team has been busy preparing Skype for the influx of new users that will be flooding in throughout April. Skype …

Kinect Code Samples Go Open Source To Encourage Development Kinect Code Samples Go Open Source To Encourage Development
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Kinect for Windows has inspired developers to create some really impressive applications. That’s apparently not good enough, though, as Microsoft is now making Kinect for Windows partially open source to encourage more development on the platform. The Kinect for Windows …

ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Now Available ASP.NET and Web Tools 2012.2 Now Available
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The world of Web development is changing rapidly. To keep up, Microsoft has been making incremental changes to ASP.NET. The latest update to the framework brings changes and additions to every member of the ASP.NET family. Micrososft recently released ASP.NET …

Kinect Brings My Worst Nightmare To Life Kinect Brings My Worst Nightmare To Life

It’s been well established that I’m scared of a lot of things. Dolls, E.T. and the eventual robot uprising all leave me wide awake at night. The good news is that my greatest fear has yet to be brought to …

This Armband May Control All Your Electronics One Day This Armband May Control All Your Electronics One Day
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Google Glass has kickstarted a craze of wearable computing. Apple might even get in on it soon. Now others are getting into the fray with devices that may interact with other wearable computers like Glass in really unique ways. One …

Windows 7 Still Most Popular OS On PCs Sold In The UK Windows 7 Still Most Popular OS On PCs Sold In The UK
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Microsoft announced last month that it had sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses. It’s pretty obvious that most of those sale went to OEMs who will be putting the software onto computers going out to market. That’s good news for …

Microsoft Confirms Windows Blue Via Job Posting Microsoft Confirms Windows Blue Via Job Posting
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Soon after Windows 8 came out, it was rumored that Microsoft would move the operating system to an annual release cycle called Windows Blue. It was to be a cheap, inexpensive option that would see Windows becoming more like Apple’s …

BlueStacks Android Emulation Comes To Surface Pro BlueStacks Android Emulation Comes To Surface Pro

The Surface Pro came out over the weekend, and the device is already selling out across retailers. Those who were lucky enough to get one may be disappointed, however, by a lack of apps. That’s where BlueStacks comes in. BlueStacks, …

Windows Phone 8 Finally Gets Spotify Windows Phone 8 Finally Gets Spotify

Windows Phone 8 has faced an uphill climb since it launched late last year. One of the many obstacles on its way to greatness was a lack of quality apps, but that’s been slowly changing. Microsoft announced that popular music …

Nook For Windows 8 Now Supports Microsoft Account Sign In Nook For Windows 8 Now Supports Microsoft Account Sign In

Back in November, Nook was one of the first major brands to jump on board Windows 8. It only made sense as Microsoft made a strategic investment in the brand back in April of last year. Now Nook and Windows …

Windows 8 Adoption Increasing Among PC Gamers Windows 8 Adoption Increasing Among PC Gamers
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Early adopters and enthusiasts drive most new technology in its first few months on the market. Windows 8 is proving to be no different as the latest Steam Hardware & Software Survey shows Microsoft’s newest operating system picking up steam …

Windows 8 Upgrade Prices Going Up Tomorrow Windows 8 Upgrade Prices Going Up Tomorrow

Windows 8 isn’t being adopted by PC users in the numbers Microsoft had hoped. Though the company has sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses, the new OS still holds a marginal share of the desktop OS market, while Windows 7 …

Windows 8 Adoption Is Slow Going, Windows Phone Cracks 1 Percent Windows 8 Adoption Is Slow Going, Windows Phone Cracks 1 Percent
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According to Microsoft, the company has officially sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses. The number accounts for upgrades, individual purchase and the bulk purchases made by OEMs. It seems many of the latter licenses haven’t been put in use yet …

Microsoft Blames PC Makers For Slow Windows 8 Sales [Report] Microsoft Blames PC Makers For Slow Windows 8 Sales [Report]
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Microsoft released its quarterly earnings report yesterday, and there was a bit of good news for the company’s Windows business. The company announced that it had sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses and that it was making more money off …