Mint Arrives on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

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Users looking for an app to quickly manage their entire financial outlook have a new cause for celebration. Starting today, users can download Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 versions of Mint, the popular personal account app and service. Mint announced two new free applications for Microsoft users this morning. Together, Mint for Windows Phone […]

Xbox Music Celebrates Cyber Monday with Marshall Mathers LP2 Giveaway

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Microsoft’s Xbox Music isn’t just celebrating the busiest online shopping day of the year with a few deals. It’s also giving away digital copies of The Marshall Mathers LP2, Eminem’s latest studio album, free to all users. Microsoft’s Xbox Music announced the deal earlier today, saying that it wanted to “show appreciation” for its users […]

Windows, Windows RT and Windows Phone Merging? Microsoft Says Yes

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The days of users having to know the differences between Microsoft’s three different consumer-oriented operating systems could soon be a thing of the past, according to comments made by Microsoft’s own Devices and Studios chief. Julie Larson-Green, Vice President of Devices and Studios for Microsoft, hinted at the company’s future plans for Windows on stage at […]

OneNote for Windows 8.1 Gets Text Scanning and More

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Microsoft’s OneNote for Windows 8.1 isn’t as fully featured as its Desktop counterpart, however a new update bringing document scanning and other features could help it eclipse its older counterpart it terms of usefulness. Announced today on the Office Blog, the latest version of Microsoft’s Metro-style OneNote application allows users to quickly and easily browse […]

Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet Buyers get a Free Power Keyboard Case

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It seems Nokia had a very good reason for allowing Verizon to launch its version of the Lumia 2520 tablet without its keyboard accessory being available. Starting today, users who purchase the tablet on Verizon or AT&T will get a free Power Keyboard. According to Nokia’s own website, users who purchase the tablet between today […]

Microsoft Flexes Integration Muscles with Office Remote for Windows Phone

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Windows Phone doesn’t support built-in protocols for controlling presentations over Bluetooth, but the new Office Remote app may make that deficiency a thing of the past. Starting today, users can control their Office Apps with just their Windows Phone device. Microsoft announced the new application today. To be clear, Office Remote isn’t just a simple […]

Dell Unleashes new XPS 11 2-in-1, Refreshes XPS 13

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The Dell XPS 11, Dell’s first hybrid laptop and tablet designed to take on devices like Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2, is now available for users to order from the company’s website. Dell finally announced the availability of the XPS 11 this past Thursday.  Not much has changed from the versions that Dell showed GottaBeMobile back […]

The 5 Best Windows Convertibles

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When Microsoft’s partners began shipping devices with the Windows 8 operating system, hardware choices came down to two different configurations. The first widely available configuration was laptops with touch screens. Windows OEMs literally placed touchscreens inside of devices they’d already had on store shelves and then loaded Windows 8 on them. There were also a […]

Microsoft Merges Windows Phone and Windows Development Accounts

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Developers creating applications for Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Windows platforms won’t need to register two different accounts with the company going forward. In a move that could telegraph future platform mergers to come, Microsoft has combined the developer registration process for both operating systems. Microsoft announced the transition in a blog post late yesterday saying, […]

Dell Venue 11 Pro now available

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 have enjoyed about a month as the top of the lists made by users looking for a Windows tablet that is capable of running traditional Desktop applications, but not anymore. Starting today these users can also purchase the Dell Venue 11 Pro for $499.99 online. Users can purchase the […]

3 Windows Features Microsoft Needs in the Next Windows Update

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Facing increasing competition from Google and Apple, Microsoft needed to reinvent Windows. It needed to think outside of the box and deliver something exciting and different. With Windows 8.1, Microsoft’s reinvention has turned into something worth using in every form factor that it comes in. However, there are a few key changes I think Microsoft […]

The 10 Metro Apps Windows 8.1 Needs Right Now

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Windows 8.1, the free update that adds another layer of customizability and usability changes to Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system, address many of functional issues that plagued the operating system early on. Gone are the one-size-fits-all Live Tiles and drab Start Screen options. Users can even open as many as seven different Metro-style applications at […]

No Shortages Here: 7 Tablet Alternatives to the iPad mini With Retina Display

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With even Apple anticipating shortages for the refreshed iPad mini, this time launching with a 7.9-inch Retina Display resolution screen, when the slate goes on sale later this month, be prepared to anticipate long lines, shipping delays, and perhaps an even post-Christmas delivery if you don’t act quickly to score one early in the launch […]

Microsoft Extends Bing Speech Capabilities to Windows 8 Apps

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Developers creating applications for Windows can now add a bit of code that allows their app to interpret voice commands using the back-end features of Microsoft’s Bing search engine. Microsoft formally announced the new controls earlier this week. While the company didn’t provide any direct examples of the controls, developers using Bing’s new controls could […]

How to Add Email Accounts to Mail in Windows 8.1

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Microsoft has included desktop email clients in its Windows operating system for years. Early clients like Outlook Express offered an experience that felt more like a less sophisticated experience than what was available to users in Microsoft’s expensive Outlook application. However, future versions, like Windows Live Mail, gave users a free and useful way of […]

Windows RT 8.1 Upgrade Returns to the Windows Store

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Days after pulling the Windows 8.1 update for all devices running Windows RT, Microsoft has once again posted the Windows RT 8.1 upgrade to the Windows Store. Microsoft originally pulled the upgrade after it noticed a small subset of devices running Windows RT failed to boot after the update. While early reports indicated that all devices […]

Dell Ups the Competition with New Precision M3800

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Though it isn’t being billed as such, Dell’s new Precision M3800 laptop is exactly the type of machine that could be a viable competitor to Apple’s Macbook Pro. Announced this morning via press release, the Dell Precision M3800 essentially takes the design of the Dell’s XPS 13 and improves on its internals. Unlike the XPS […]