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Microsoft Updating Built-In Apps Ahead Of Windows 8 Release Microsoft Updating Built-In Apps Ahead Of Windows 8 Release
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After years of waiting, Windows 8 will finally launch later this month on October 26. Microsoft is going to party like its 1995, and show the world that Windows 8 is the company’s most substantial release since Windows 95. To …

This Internet Explorer 9 Commercial Might Be Too Honest This Internet Explorer 9 Commercial Might Be Too Honest
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Microsoft has made some decent commercials for its Internet Explorer 9 browser. The latest was an artsy tour-de-force that featured rave reviews from multiple publications praising the browser’s ease of use and beautiful simplicity. What if all that praise was …

Microsoft Hosting Launch Party For Windows 8, Surface On October 25 Microsoft Hosting Launch Party For Windows 8, Surface On October 25
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For something that’s launching in less than a month, we still know next to nothing about Microsoft’s Surface tablet. We know that it will come in two flavors with the Windows RT ARM-processor based tablet launching alongside Windows 8, and …

Microsoft Co-Founder Loves Windows 8, But Expresses Some Concern Microsoft Co-Founder Loves Windows 8, But Expresses Some Concern

We’re less than a month from launch, and Windows 8 is still having a rough time. The new OS has been the subject of a survey that found more people preferring its predecessor, while Intel’s CEO said it wasn’t ready. …

OrcsWeb Now Offers Complete ASP.NET 4.5 Support OrcsWeb Now Offers Complete ASP.NET 4.5 Support

OrcsWeb is one of the leading providers of Microsoft Windows-based cloud and dedicated server hosting solutions. To remain at the top, the company must remain up-to-date on all the latest technologies. Their quick adoption of the latest version of ASP.NET …

Over Half Of Windows 8 Users Still Prefer Windows 7 Over Half Of Windows 8 Users Still Prefer Windows 7
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Windows 8 is finally launching next month. It’s do or die time for the folks at Microsoft, and they need this to be a hit. The response to Windows 8 has been relatively positive, but the new OS has had …

Intel CEO Says Windows 8 Isn’t Ready For Release [Rumor] Intel CEO Says Windows 8 Isn’t Ready For Release [Rumor]

We’re a little over a month away from the launch of Windows 8 on October 26. It’s the biggest change for the Redmond-based company since the launch of Windows 95. A lot is riding on this launch and Microsof has …

Zero-Day Exploit Hits Internet Explorer Zero-Day Exploit Hits Internet Explorer
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It’s kind of cliche these days to make fun of Internet Explorer and its numerous security problems. Microsoft has put a lot of effort into the latest iterations of their Internet browser, and IE10 is by all accounts really secure. …

Windows Store Now Open For All Developers Windows Store Now Open For All Developers

One of the big selling points of Windows 8 is that it’s adding something similar to Apple’s App Store in the form of the, you guessed it, Windows Store. It will feature all the apps and games that people have …

Microsoft Snubs Indie Developers By Opening Windows Phone 8 SDK To Select Few Microsoft Snubs Indie Developers By Opening Windows Phone 8 SDK To Select Few
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Microsoft showed off the latest and greatest innovations in the Windows Phone 8 space today with the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820. They showed off some early apps for Windows Phone 8 that look great, but now Microsoft needs your …

Windows 8 Upgrade: Should You Make The Jump? Windows 8 Upgrade: Should You Make The Jump?
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Windows 8 upgrades will be coming to current Windows users on October 26. The question now is whether or not you should take Microsoft up on their fantastic offer to upgrade to the new OS for only $39.99. Some doomsayers …

Windows 8 Gets The Start Button Back With This App Windows 8 Gets The Start Button Back With This App
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A lot of people, including yours truly, don’t like Windows 8 all that much. Most of our frustration comes from the fact that the newest OS forces you to boot into the Metro Windows 8 UI. It also got rid …

After 25 Years, Microsoft Changes Their Logo After 25 Years, Microsoft Changes Their Logo
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I don’t like change. I figured that I should start this out by getting the obvious out of the way. Windows 8 threatens the very fabric of my existence as a Windows fanboy. I’ve stuck with them through thick and …

Windows 8 Phone Might Be Getting Serious About Gaming Windows 8 Phone Might Be Getting Serious About Gaming

Windows 8 Phones are still not out yet, but support for the platform is growing. To be really successful, Microsoft is going to need to get game developers on board. People flock to iOS and Android for the gaming experience …

Windows 8 Kills The 30 Day Activation Period Windows 8 Kills The 30 Day Activation Period
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I recently nuked my hard drive and had to reinstall Windows 7 on my machine. Unfortunately, I had lost my previous Windows 7 activation key and had to get a new one. The wonderful thing is that I could still …

Windows Phone May Finally Climb Out Of Fourth Place By November Windows Phone May Finally Climb Out Of Fourth Place By November

Android and iOS – the two mobile operating systems are the centerpiece of any smartphone marketshare study. They are constantly battling for market supremacy with Android taking the top spot due to its proliferation across multiple devices. While its more …

Windows 8 Trashed by Gabe Newell (Again)
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Much has already been said about Windows 8 and its new tile-laden interface. Moreover, much has already been said about Windows 8 gaming and how game developers are worried that the OS could damage the PC gaming market. Valve co-founder …

New Windows Tablets Will Have To Prove Their Merit Against Surface New Windows Tablets Will Have To Prove Their Merit Against Surface
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New Windows tablets are an interesting proposition. The current tablets that sport Windows 7 are not exactly the greatest thing ever and the costs are too high to justify a purchase. With Surface, Microsoft is issuing a challenge to both …

Microsoft Shows Off Bing Windows 8 App Microsoft Shows Off Bing Windows 8 App

Microsoft has unveiled the Bing app for Windows 8, touting speed as one of its strong points. “Based on the modern design principles of Windows 8, Bing provides elements like autosuggest, search results, and fluid navigation using tap and swipe,” …

Microsoft Surface Will Launch At The Magic Price Of $199 [Rumor] Microsoft Surface Will Launch At The Magic Price Of $199 [Rumor]
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Every industry has a magic price. It changes with the industry as fads come and go, but it usually stays around the same spot for most of the time. Until Amazon launched the Kindle Fire at $199, it was unheard …

Internet Explorer 10 Shows Off Its HTML5 Might With Pulse Internet Explorer 10 Shows Off Its HTML5 Might With Pulse

Microsoft is really pushing Internet Explorer 10 as we near the launch of Windows 8. The newest version of the infamous browser promises to be faster, more secure and just all around more awesome than any of its predecessors. Whether …