Next Big Update to Windows Could Come in Spring of 2015

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With Windows 8.1 only hours away from its official début, depending on a user’s time-zone, rumors are now circulating about the next major update for Windows. Rumors about the next big software update for Microsoft’s new unified Operating Systems Group indicate that the next version of Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Windows operating system could come […]

Facebook Arrives in the Windows Store

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After more than a year of suffering with opening Facebook from a web browser or using temperamental third-party clients, Windows users finally have a native application to post their status updates and place new friends requests. The new application debuted in the Windows Store this morning along with the Windows 8.1 update that’s now rolling out […]

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 […]

Dell Venue 8 Pro Makes Productivity Mobile With Optional Keyboard Dock

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Just like the Dell Venue 11 Pro, the Dell Venue 8 Pro brings Microsoft’s Windows 8 productivity to the tablet convertible form factor. The Dell Venue 8 Pro comes with an 8-inch display, optional keyboard that fits the display’s size–unlike the humongous Acer Iconia W3 with an equivalent 8-inch footprint that has an optional keyboard […]

Microsoft Kicks Off Day One Pre-Orders for Windows 8.1

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Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 is now available for pre-order from the company’s website ahead of its October 18th release. Pre-orders for the latest and largest update to the Windows operating began this morning, a little over two weeks before the company has said that it plans to release Windows 8.1 to users. While today’s pre-order kickoff […]

Microsoft Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 Pre-Orders Now Live

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As expected, Microsoft has opened up pre-orders for its new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. These are Microsoft’s successors to the original Surface RT and Surface Pro, and start at $449 and $899, respectively. They’re available to order now on Microsoft’s website, with the Surface 2 coming in 32GB and 64GB flavors, while […]

Phones Offer Hope for Windows RT Success

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In an odd twist, Microsoft may be looking at replacing its Windows Phone operating system with that of Windows RT. In the past, the company has stated that Windows Phone was strictly for phones that that Windows RT was built for tablets, like Windows 8. However, the lines may be blurring as Windows Phone manufacturers, […]

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 […]

Toshiba Encore 8-inch Windows 8.1 Tablet Announced

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Today at IFA 2013, some of the first Windows 8.1 devices are being unveiled, including the first 8-inch Windows tablet from Toshiba, called the Encore. It looks to be the company’s attempt at taking on the iPad mini at full force, with the same $329 price tag. The Encore rocks a higher-res 1280×800 screen packing in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Always-On Commands Come to Windows with Nuance Dragon Assistant

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Motorola’s Moto X and Microsoft Xbox One wont be the only electronics to features always-on command features. Processor maker Intel and Nuance have teamed up to bring users many of the effortless voice features of those devices, in one simple package: a Windows PC. Starting today, those in the market for a new Windows-based laptop, […]

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 […]