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Consumers Don’t Even Know Windows 8 Exists

What’s the biggest threat facing Windows 8 in today’s marketplace? Is it the rise of Apple? Is it perhaps the move away from desktop computing? All of these things may be contributing, but the biggest threat may just be that nobody knows or cares about it. The AP and market research firm GfK recently surveyed 1,200 US adults over the …

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Windows 8: Is It Worth The Upgrade?

Windows 8 has been at the forefront of discussion for the weeks leading up to its launch on Friday. The company says that Windows 8 is the future – a world where traditional desktop computing and touch computing can live in harmony. A future where all your content is at your fingertips at all times. So is the future worth …

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Microsoft Thinks Internet Explorer 10 Is Perfect For Windows 8

Windows 8 launched at midnight and is now making its way into the hands of early adopters everywhere. Those early adopters, if they’re using Windows RT, are also being exposed to Internet Explorer 10. They don’t have a choice as it’s the only browser available on Windows RT. Even if you’re forced into using it, Microsoft thinks you’re going to …

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Kindle Is The Latest App To Join The Windows 8 Parade

Microsoft is still partying like its 1995 up in New York City and for good reason – Windows 8 is launching at midnight. All the major software developers are joining in the fun by letting everybody know that their respective apps will be available on the Windows Store at launch. So far, Google, Hulu Plus, Skype, StumbleUpon, and Netflix have …

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StumbleUpon Hits Windows 8 With New App

StumbleUpon revealed a new app today for Windows 8 tablets and PCs. Users can jump into the app from the Windows 8 Start screen from the live tile or app tile. Users can also pick from a grid of thumbnails, then tap or click on the Stumble button to start stumbling. The app lets users take advantage of the entire …

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Bill Gates Sees Windows 8 As The Future Of PCs

Windows 8 has been controversial to say the least. It seems there are more naysayers everyday as we move closer to its launch this Friday. The operating system does have its fans, however, as Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen wrote a lengthy and in depth review of the OS earlier this month. Now the other more famous co-founder has delivered his …

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Xbox Entertainment Launching On Windows 8 PCs This Friday

Xbox is no longer associated with just gaming. Microsoft is uniting all of its entertainment choices under the same brand. Those entertainment choices are launching in earnest later this week as Windows 8 is made available to the general public on Friday. Xbox Entertainment has already rolled out to some users in the form of a dashboard update on the …

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Windows 8 Gets A Hulu Plus App At Launch

The Windows 8 announcements are starting to slowly trickle out as we approach the official launch of the operating system on Friday. Earlier this afternoon, Skype gave us an inside look at what the service will look like on Windows 8. Now Hulu is detailing their own Windows 8 app. Hulu announced today that Hulu Plus is coming to Windows …

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Windows 8 Still Baffling to Non-Geeks

Way back in March of this year, when the Windows 8 consumer preview was released, Chris Pirillo, aka LockerGnome, had his father sit down with the new Windows. What followed was an instructive four minutes in which the man struggled to understand the operating system and questioned where the Start menu had gone. His father actually said, “They tryin’ to …

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Microsoft Surface Price Leaked: $499 For Basic Model

We got our first look at the ad campaign for the Microsoft Surface this morning. It was a fine ad, but it still didn’t answer the most pressing question that’s been around since the Surface was first announced – the price. For some reason, Microsoft just seems hellbent on not revealing the price for its flagship product. On the other …

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Xbox Music Launches Today, Here Are The Basic Features

As previously reported, Xbox Music is available as of October 16. Many consumers want to know more about the offering, and kinds of features it has. For one, every Windows 8 and windows RT tablet and PC will allow users to stream music from Microsoft’s huge music catalog for free. According to the company, you can listen for over 80 …

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Microsoft’s Surface Is Defined By Synchronized Dance Routines

Much of Microsoft’s tablet is still a mystery. We still don’t have a price even though the tablet is set to debut in just a few weeks on October 26. At least Microsoft was nice enough to reveal the first TV ad for its new tablet. Much like the first Windows 8 ad, the Surface ad seems to have nothing …

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