How to Install Apps in Windows 8.1

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Windows has always boasted an impressive assortment of third-party programs that enhance its functionality. However, until recently there wasn’t a single way for users to get applications. Some applications came installed with PCs, while web browsers and other utilities had to be downloaded from individual sites. Finally, with Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 the process is much […]

Microsoft Highlights the Return of the Start Button in Windows 8.1 Ad

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Windows 8.1, the free update for Windows 8 users, isn’t available for all users to download to their PCs just yet, but that isn’t stopping the company from advertising a few of the operating system’s new features, including the return of the Start Button. The new advertisement highlighting the return of the Start Button to […]

Microsoft Confirms Unified Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Store?

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Microsoft is working to combine the application platforms of Windows Phone and its Windows operating system, if new reports are correct. According to sources being cited by The Verge, Microsoft’s Terry Myerson announced that the company is planning to combine the Windows Phone Store and the Windows Store in future releases of both platforms. More […]

Surface Mini: Microsoft Leaves iPad mini Uncontested in 2013

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Going small is the new going big, at least where tablets are concerned. Microsoft is now said to be joining the smaller tablet craze, but that move won’t be happening until early next year when the new Surface Mini will debut. A smaller 7- to 8-inch surface was rumored to be arriving alongside the Surface […]

HP Spectre 13 Now Comes in Ultrabook or Convertible Configurations

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HP’s flagship consumer ultrabook Spectre line is getting some changes for the holidays. This year, the slim and unibody machined metal Ultrabook will be coming in two configurations–a standard Ultrabook clamshell with a touchscreen that works just as a laptop, or a second Spectre 13 x2 configuration with a detachable display that converts the form […]

Windows 8.1 Pricing to Match its Predecessor

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When the Windows 8.1 update arrives in stores later this year, it’ll match the pricing structure Windows 8. That’s according to Microsoft, who detailed its plans for launching the update in retail stores earlier today. For the most part, its approach to Windows 8.1 launching in stores will mirror that of Windows 8. Users will be […]

Asus Transformer Book T100: An iPad-Worthy Windows 8 Challenger

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At $349 and packed with Windows 8.1, a detachable keyboard dock, and all-day battery life, the Asus Transformer Book T100 may be the first Windows slate that can go head-to-head to seriously challenge Apple’s iPad and tablets based on Google’s Android OS. Additionally, the T100′s low price point will make it a worthy challenger to […]

Surface Pro 2 Rumors Point to Better Battery Life, User Experience

The Surface Pro 2 is rumored to come with more RAM, Intel Haswell Core i5 processor, and improved battery life over the first generation model it replaces.

New leaked specs for Microsoft’s second generation Surface computing tablets have emerged, and the updated specs on these slate devices will provide users with a better experience thanks to significantly improved battery life with the inclusion of Intel’s latest Haswell processors. The Pro model, which is expected to debut with Windows 8.1 pre-loaded, will come […]

ASUS Transformer Book Trio Tablet and Keyboard Runs Android and Windows

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The ASUS Transformer Book Trio is a new ultrabook from ASUS that runs both Windows 8 and Android, according to the announcement from ASUS at IFA in Germany. This 11.6-inch Ultrabook lets users detach the display to use as an Android Tablet. The keyboard can connect to an external display to function as a desktop computer. […]

Microsoft Details New Sports Entertainment Apps for Xbox One

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It seems Microsoft is finally ready to once again talk about the entertainment experiences that are coming to its Xbox LIVE service as a part of the Xbox One launch this fall. The company finally showed off a few of the more important entertainment experiences, sports. Through ESPN on Xbox One, Xbox One users will […]

Why HTC is the Biggest Loser in Microsoft Nokia Deal

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While industry watchers will continue pondering the long-term ramifications of a joint Microsoft and Nokia for days to come, during these early days, the question that will come up most often is: What does this mean for Windows Phone? It isn’t an unfair question, after all, Microsoft’s bid to acquire Nokia fundamentally changes things inside […]

Foursquare Now Available on Windows 8

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Starting today, users can check into all of their favorite local hangout spots with the new Foursquare app for Windows 8. Microsoft announced the arrival of the native Foursquare client for Windows this morning, after having formally unveiled its imminent release during its BUILD conference in late June. While Windows 8 users who are less […]

Microsoft Finalizes Windows 8.1 for October Release

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Microsoft has now publicly acknowledged that it’s finished core development on Windows 8.1, the free update for Windows 8 users. The official announcement came by the way of a post on the Building Windows Blog earlier today, confirming reports that Microsoft had finished the operating system update that surfaced last Friday. While Microsoft is highlighting the […]

Dell Announces New Streamlined Latitude 3000, 5000, 7000 Series for Business

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Dell has announced that it will be streamlining its new naming convention for the company’s business lineup of Latitude notebooks. Now the notebooks will be released with varying screen sizes, all with touch options, for the Latitude 3000, 5000, and 7000 series. Essentially, the higher the number, the more power the notebooks will pack and […]

Windows 8.1: 3 Things It Won’t Fix

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To hear many Microsoft watchers tell it, the Windows 8.1 update is chock full of features and changes that could “save” Windows 8 from the same reputation that defined Windows Vista. They laud its added customization options, and trumpet Microsoft’s newfound ability to ship an absolute boat-load of feature additions in just a year. I’m […]

How To Close an App in Windows 8

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 attempts to make a lot of things easier on users. One of the ways it does that is by treating applications the same way smartphones do. That is to say, that Windows 8 apps immediately go into a low-powered saved state whenever they’re not visible on the screen. Unfortunately, that’s not exactly […]

AT&T-Bound Nokia Lumia Tab to Improve on Surface RT Design

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We’re beginning to learn more about Nokia’s foray into the Windows tablet market with its own Lumia-branded tablet. It’s been long rumored that Nokia is working on a tablet, and early reports suggested that the slate will come with a detachable keyboard cover similar to the one offered by Microsoft with its Surface RT and […]

Windows 8.1 Coming to Users on October 17th

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Users can expect Windows 8.1, the free update that’s designed to make the Windows 8 operating system more useable for those with or without a touchscreen, on October 17th. That’s according to a new post on the company’s Windows Blog outlet just this morning. The update will actually be distributed in two phases. First the digital […]

Nokia Windows Tablet Coming End of September, Lumia Phablet Beginning of November?

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An alleged roadmap for Nokia’s upcoming product announcements was leaked and suggests that the Finnish-based Windows Phone smartphone-maker will release a tablet for AT&T’s 4G LTE network at the end of September and a new Lumia-based Windows Phone phablet in the beginning of November. The information was published by Nokia Power User, though the site did […]