Is the Windows 9 Preview Not Coming Until October?

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Leaks of Microsoft’s Windows 9 may have given us all a peek at the Start Menu the company has in store to save desktop and notebook users, but new rumors indicate we’ll have to wait longer for it than previously thought. In a report meant to wrap up everything he knows about Windows 9 so […]

Windows 9 Reveal Coming on September 30th

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With leaks of its Windows 9 operating system coming at a steady pace, many suspected it was only a matter of days before Microsoft would begin inviting the technology press to an event to reveal the operating system. Now Microsoft has done just that. This week the company sent out invitations for an event that […]

Leaks Confirm Windows 9 is a Start Menu Lover’s Dream

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New screenshots of what’s purported to be Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 9 operating system are confirming what other leaks, and the company itself have indicated: Windows 9 will be a traditional Windows user’s dream come true. German publications ComputerBase and WinFuture published what really does appear to be genuine screenshots from the Windows 9 Technical Preview […]

How to Watch Football on Windows 8: Breakdown

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The leaves are slowly starting to change colors and the pre-season is over. This past Thursday, the National Football League officially kicked of its new season. As is always the case, there were a lot of questions. Things like who’ll dominate player rankings and make it to the Super Bowl are all on people’s minds. […]

Windows 9 Feature Will Solve Major Problem For Millions 

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New reports indicate that Windows Threshold, or what could be known as Windows 9, will finally add a feature that has been sorely needed in the Windows operating system for years: a notification center. According to a report from Microsoft enthusiast site Neowin, newer builds of Windows 9 being tested inside the company have a centralized place where users can look at the latest information […]

$199 ASUS EeeBook X205 Arrives to Crush Chromebooks

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Not content to sit back and let Chromebooks beat it out in the low-end computing space Microsoft is striking back. Earlier this year it revealed that it had plans to give device makers cheap copies of Windows on competitively priced notebooks and tablets and Asus is jumping on the opportunity. Yesterday, the company announced the […]

Microsoft Slips, Says Windows 9 is Coming Soon

A picture of the upcoming Start Menu from The Verge.

A posting to a Chinese social networking profile belonging to Microsoft is claiming that the company has plans to reveal Windows 9 “soon.” Earlier this morning, employees of Microsoft China posted to social network Weibo about Windows 9. The post, which translated exactly started, “Microsoft’s latest OS Windows 9 is coming soon,” ended asking users […]

5 Windows 8 Tablets That Beat the iPad Air

The ThinkPad 10 is a business friendly Windows 8 tablet that delivers productivity with optional accessories.

Apple’s iPad Air tablet is the gold standard to which all other tablets are compared. It used to be that nothing else could come close to offering the wealth of features and lightweight design that are the iPad’s trademarks. Then, Microsoft launched Windows 8 and by taking some pretty drastic steps here and there, Microsoft […]

Microsoft Said to Snatch Key iOS 8 Feature For Windows 9

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When Microsoft shows off Windows 9 at an event in late September its list of new features could include interactive Live Tiles and a centralized notification system – two things seemingly inspired by what Apple has done with iOS 8 and what it has done with its own Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. We don’t […]

5 Windows 8 Apps to Download Immediately

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system comes on just about everything. From tablets to 2-in-1s to desktops, it tries to be everything to everyone. Sometimes this doesn’t work, but Windows 8 is at its finest when there are good apps available. Before getting to the 5 Windows 8 apps that everyone should have on their devices, its important to […]

Start Menu and Windows 9 Coming September 30th 

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Microsoft will announce what will become Windows 9, including a new Start Menu and refreshed user interface, at an event on September 30th. That date comes from new reports originating from The Verge, which aligns with the release window shared by All About Microsoft the week before. Both outlets have a fairly decent track record of passing on accurate information about Microsoft’s plans for […]

$199 HP Stream Notebook Reveals How Chromebooks Will Die

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For a long time we’ve known that Microsoft and its partners were planning to take the cheap segment of the notebooks market back with new low-cost Windows machines, but we didn’t know was how decent those notebooks would be. Leaks of the HP Stream, a $199 notebook coming later this year indicate that users can expect some […]

How To Stop Updates on Windows 8.1

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Updates have never been better than they are on Windows 8. For the most part, the operating system takes care of them itself, making sure that users always have the latest versions of Microsoft installed applications, and security updates whether they want them or not. The or not, is the problem there. Windows 8 removes most of the guess-work out […]

Could the Start Menu Come to Windows 8 in September?

A picture of the upcoming Start Menu from The Verge.

Users of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system who have been clawing for a return of the Start Menu and the removal of the Start Screen on their laptops and desktops may be in for a treat this coming September. That’s when new reports peg the first public release of Windows Threshold, or what most are […]

How to Download Windows 8

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system received a lot of attention when it first debuted. It changes so much that it is hard not to hear about it from someone you know, or see advertisements touting its boldest features on television. Over time all that talk hasn’t translated into a giant uptick in sales, however it […]

Sign PDFs with a Windows 8.1 Tablet

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Like it or not, that tiny slice of cotton and dead trees that we use to print documents on, is quickly becoming a relic of days and years past. It used to be that when we needed to formally accept a document and convey an understanding of we signed it with a pen and then faxed it over […]

Much Hated Feature Could Get the Axe in Windows 9

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If you’re one of the millions of users who hated that the Charms Bar that floats out from the right side of the screen on laptops and desktops running Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system this will come as good news. New rumors indicate that Microsoft has plans to ditch the Charms Bar in Windows Threshold or […]

ThinkPad 10 Review

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The ThinkPad 10 is a Windows 8 tablet that is thin, light and ready for productivity with an active stylus for note taking and a ThinkPad Keyboard that doubles as a case. When you are at a desk you can dock it to a ThinkPad Dock to use it with a large monitor and full […]

How To Rent Movies on Windows 8.1

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Windows 8.1 wasn’t just a reimagining of what an operating system could be. It also included a ton of apps that make doing everyday tasks a lot easier. One such task is renting videos and it’s integrated into Windows through the new Xbox Video app. Here’s how to rent movies on Windows 8.1. To be […]

How to Add a Screen Saver to Windows 8.1

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In the not so distant past, Windows users had all sorts of customization options. Users who weren’t on a corporate network could add their own background to the Desktop and change the sound that their device makes when it first starts up. Adding a screen saver was one of the biggest ways users customized their […]