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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

11 Essential Apps in the Windows Store

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Windows 8.1, the free update for users running Windows 8, is now in the Windows Store. With the update, users can customize their Start Screen’s background, resize Live Tiles and share settings between different machines that also use their Microsoft Account. Windows 8.1 also includes a number of design changes for users who like to […]

How to Tweet or Post a Facebook Status Update in Windows 8.1

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While Windows 8.1’s multitasking improvements and upgraded customization options will grab the attention of users upgrading from Windows 8, each one of the applications included in Windows 8.1 have also received big updates. The People app allowed users to keep in touch with friends and family before, however the application includes a revamped interface in […]

Microsoft Debuts New Remote Desktop Apps for iOS & Android

Remote Desktop for Android allows users to connect to their work or home PCs running Windows.

Microsoft has released two new versions of its popular remote desktop application including one for the iPhone and iPad and another for devices running Google’s Android operating system. Like other remote desktop applications, Microsoft’s free Remote Desktop for Android and iOS apps allow users to connect to a laptop, desktop or tablet running its Windows […]

Windows 8.1 Review

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Microsoft’s re-imagining of what Windows could be with Windows 8 was a bit of a sore spot for users. For all purposes Windows 8 was Microsoft’s first attempt at bringing fresh ideas to Windows in decades. It was ambitious. It was new. It was experimental. It was a mobile operating system sitting on top of […]

Windows 8.1: The How-Tos You Need to Read

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With Windows 8.1 now going out as an official update through Windows Store, many users are wondering are wondering how the new operating system fundamentally changes the way they interact with Windows 8. The truth is, Windows 8.1 isn’t a re-imagining of Windows 8 at all. Instead, it’s an updated take on the Charms, Start Screen […]

Windows 8.1 Release is Here: Free Update in Windows Store

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Windows 8.1, the free update that enhances much of the core functionality in Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system, is now available to download from the Windows Store. This update comes just a year after Microsoft shipped Windows 8, and marks a shift in the way the company creates and distributes updates to users. Previous updates […]

How to Add a Slide show to the Lock Screen in Windows 8.1

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When Windows 8 debuted last year, the operating system didn’t only receive criticism for the Start Screen’s stagnant design. Longtime users blasted other areas of the operating system as being to stale in terms of allowing users to feel like their device was their own. Thankfully, one of the ways Microsoft addressed the issue is by allowing […]

How to Open More than One Internet Explorer Window in Windows 8.1

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More than anything else Windows 8.1, the upcoming free update for Windows 8 users, is about fixing the issues that surfaced after Windows 8’s launch last fall. Just like taking away the Start button, Microsoft’s metro-style applications limited the ways users could multitask with multiple applications. For example, Windows 8 only allowed users to open […]

How to Stop Notifications in Windows 8.1

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It seems like Microsoft learned a lot about what worked with Windows Phone and improved on it before in Windows 8. The operating system features customization options abound, and persistent options for sharing photos and connecting with devices are something that even Windows Phone 8 users are pining for. Sadly, one of the things Microsoft […]

How to Resize Live Tiles in Windows 8.1

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Devices are becoming much more of a lifestyle choice, and allowing users to customize their devices the way the want to is the hallmark of a mature platform. That’s why many users balked at Windows 8. Its lack of customization marked the first time in years that the Windows operating system wasn’t almost completely customizable. […]

HP Declares Microsoft a Competitor

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In what is clearly a sign that Microsoft’s new strategy as a devices and services company is making industry stalwarts nervous, HP CEO, Meg Whitman declared that the company was now an “outright competitor” in the computing space. The comments came just months after HP, once the top PC maker, announced that revenues for its […]