All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Windows’

You Can Now Apply To Pay $400 For The New Kinect For Windows Sensor

Microsoft is really onto something with the Kinect. Sure, it’s not that great for games, but developers are doing some amazing things with it in the application space. It’s only going to get more amazing next year as the new and improved Kinect comes to PC. At its annual BUILD developer conference, Microsoft announced that it’s opening up applications for …

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Windows 8.1 Preview Is Now Available

As promised, Microsoft has released the Windows 8.1 Preview to the world as part of its annual BUILD developer conference. The preview includes a number of updates that will make Windows 8 more palatable for even the most diehard Windows 8 haters. If you’re just joining us, Windows 8.1 is less of an upgrade and more of an acknowledgement on …

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Can Bing Put A Bigger Dent In Google Searches?

Bing has been struggling to make a significant dent in Google’s share of the search market since its launch, but Bing’s share has been slowly growing over that time. While Bing still has a very long way to go if it intends to catch Google, recent developments can only serve to help it on its way. Will Bing ever catch …

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Microsoft Launches Bing Translator For Windows

Microsoft has announced that the Bing Translator App for Windows is now available. “Designed specifically for Windows devices, the app places translation technology in your hand by instantly translating content in more than 40 languages,” a spokesperson for Microsoft tells WebProNews. “Whether utilizing your PC’s camera to deliver video mode translation or typing in a quick phrase, the Bing Translator …

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Here’s A Video Of Windows 8.1 In Action

Windows 8.1 is real, and it’s coming later this year. Thus far, we’ve heard from Microsoft what the update will mean for consumers and Enterprise customers. Now a Microsoft developer has delivered the first video of the operating system in action. Microsoft’s Jensen Harris uploaded a four minute video today showing off some of the new features in Windows 8.1. …

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Windows RT Tablets Are About To Get Cheaper

Nobody really wants Windows RT. That much was obvious when manufacturers started to pull their Windows RT tablets from store shelves. Now Microsoft is trying to increase interest in RT with a new pricing strategy. Bloomberg reports that Microsoft is lowering the price of Windows RT licenses. The hope is that manufacturers will pass their savings onto consumers in the …

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Former Windows Boss Knew Windows 8 Would Be Polarizing

Shortly after completing work on Windows 8, former Windows boss Steven Sinofsky left Microsoft. He hasn’t said much since, but he finally opened up during an interview yesterday at D11. The general message seemed to equate to he knew Windows 8 would be polarizing, but it was the right thing to do. Early on, Sinofsky was asked about the reaction …

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Microsoft Talks Bing On Windows 8.1

As previously reported, Windows 8.1 is adding an updated Bing experience. Now, we have a better idea of what that entails, as Microsoft has just put out a blog post about them. With the new Bing experience on Windows, you’ll see rich images across your search results, and Bing will search across the web as well as your machine. “With …

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Windows 8.1 Comes With Bing Upgrade

Update: Bing now has an official post about the new features. Windows 8 is about to get a big dose of Bing, according to reports. We’ve already seen the return of the Start button in a leaked screenshot of Windows 8.1, the operating system’s coming update, but there are some interesting Bing-related changes in store as well. Search Engine Land’s …

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Microsoft Releases Windows Azure SDK 2.0 For .NET

In its latest earnings report, Microsoft said Windows Azure and related products hit $1 billion in sales. It shows that Microsoft’s cloud platform is starting to really take off. In its efforts to get more developers to use Azure, Microsoft has released some new tools for its Azure SDK. Microsoft announced in early May that version 2.0 of its Windows …

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New Windows 8 Ad Has Me Wishing Butt Ping-Pong Was A Real Sport

Microsoft’s ads can be thoroughly confusing sometimes. Often enough, the ad has nothing to do with the product itself. This can lead to some really terrible ads. It can also lead to utter brilliance – as is the case with three recent ads for Windows 8. Neowin reports that the official Windows 8 channel on YouTube recently uploaded three new …

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Windows Blue Is A Reality, Public Preview Coming In June

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 March. Now Microsoft has finally come out and confirmed that Windows Blue is indeed a thing. Julie Larson-Green, Corporate Vice …

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