Apple Finally Brings iWork Suite to Windows Via iCloud

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Thanks to the power of the browser and Apple’s iCloud, the Cupertino, California software-maker is now bringing its consumer-friendly Office competitor, called iWork, to Windows PC. iWork consists of three separate apps: Pages, which is the equivalent to Word for documents, Numbers, which is the equivalent of Excel for spreadsheets, and Keynote, the PowerPoint substitute […]

How To Bring Back the Start Menu on Windows 8

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When Microsoft first revealed that it would be taking out the Start Button and Start Menu in Windows 8 the response was loud. Either users wanted to hold onto the old and focus on using Desktop applications with the Start Button and Start Menu, or they were perfectly fine embracing the new, and learned how […]

Windows 8.1 to Bring Fingerprint Reader Support, Best Apple

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It appears Microsoft will beat Apple to market, with an easy to use option for securing devices and files using just a fingerprint. Detailed late Monday during its TechEd North America developer conference according to The Verge, Microsoft will include native support for fingerprint readers in the update coming to Windows 8 users this fall, […]

Miracast Wireless Streaming, WiFi Direct on the Way in Windows 8.1

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The ability to wirelessly stream to media devices, and print documents with ease is on its way to users of Windows 8 in the upcoming Windows 8.1 update to the operating system. As part of the press releases the company made available during today’s IT focused TechEd North America conference, Blogging Windows has detailed even […]

Windows 8.1: The Start Button Won’t Save You

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Microsoft finally let the cat out of the bag and formally announced that it would be returning the Start button back to its perch on the Windows taskbar this week. For sure, cheers could be heard around the world. News hungry Windows 8 watchers knocked their chairs over in excitement, moms stared aimlessly into their […]

Asus Transformer Book Trio: Android & Windows 8 in One Tablet

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Asus’ new Transformer Book Trio shows that the company is hedging its bet on combining form factors –and strangely, operating systems. Announced today during the company’s Computex 2013 event, the device will allow users to run Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Google’s Android Jelly Bean operating system. Essentially, the device’s 11.6 display with a resolution of […]

Windows 8.1: Why Microsoft Needs to Bet Big on Phablets

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While there is chatter that Microsoft will be allowing its smartphone partners to scale up with the next build of Windows Phone, Microsoft really should be thinking about scaling down its Windows 8 platform to fit smaller phablet-sized screens. With Windows 8.1, the company is now allowing tablet-makers to create smaller 7- and 8-inch slates, […]

Microsoft Details Windows 8.1 Features

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Microsoft will add a huge array of new features designed to let users customize their devices with Windows 8.1, the company’s upcoming update for devices running Windows 8. The features, which were detailed today on Blogging Windows¸ encompass practically the entire user experience of Windows 8 and seem to be designed to aim right at […]

Samsung Teases New Galaxy and ATIV Launch

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Samsung has turned to Facebook to tease the launch of upcoming new products as part of the company’s Galaxy and ATIV line. The launch event, scheduled for June 20th, could potentially also be live streamed through Samsung Mobile’s YouTube channel as well as there was a URL to www.youtube.com/SamsungMobile. So far, the company has been coy […]

Reports: One in Ten Laptops Shipping Now Have Touchscreens

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Out of every ten laptops sold in the first quarter, one had a touch screen. That’s according to DisplayBank and as reported by The Verge. DisplayBank is a market research analysis firm that tracks display trends in traditional and mobile devices. The firm believes that out of the 46 million laptops that were shipped in […]

Next Xbox Won’t Use Microsoft Points, Will Use Unified Gift Cards

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A new report from The Verge claims that Microsoft may finally kill off Microsoft Points with the next Xbox and introduce gift cards that will work across all Microsoft platforms. Microsoft currently uses the Microsoft Point virtual currency for Xbox Live Arcade games, Xbox 360 downloadable content and any other media users buy or rent […]

Nokia Exec Hints at Tablets

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Being the lone smartphone-maker without a tablet release, Nokia is under pressure to release a tablet. At a press event yesterday to unveil the Nokia Lumia 925 flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone, Nokia went on record to say that it is still very much interested in crafting a tablet, but offered very little details. Executive […]

Microsoft Confirms Windows 8.1 Is A Free Update To Windows 8

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Today Microsoft confirmed that Windows 8.1, formerly known as Windows Blue, will come to all Windows 8 users as a free update. Windows 8.1 will come to Windows 8 and Windows RT users as an update through the Windows Store sometime later this year. Microsoft will release a public preview of the update on June […]

Analysts Increasingly Pessimistic With Future of Windows RT

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The future of Microsoft’s tablet-oriented Windows RT operating system is still in question despite Microsoft’s continued optimism for the platform. Analysts are questioning the future of Windows RT based on the confusion created by Windows RT, pricing of the OS to OEMs for licensing, and increased competition from Intel’s new Bay Trail Atom processor that […]

Samsung Shows Off SideSync in New Video

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When Samsung had announced the new ATIV branding for products running Microsoft’s Windows 8, Windows RT, or Windows Phone operating systems, it said that SideSync would be a pre-loaded app that would allow smartphones to easily connect. The company had been quiet on what SideSync will do and how it will work, but now it […]

Acer CEO Says Microsoft is “Back to Earth” With Windows 8.1

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While Microsoft and PC OEMs aren’t all that happy with the success of Windows 8, at least one company is optimistic about the upcoming Windows 8.1 release. Talking to The Wall Street Journal a number of PC OEM executives said that Microsoft is incorporating a lot of their ideas in Windows 8.1. Acer president Jim Wong […]

Microsoft Announces It Has Sold 100 Million Windows 8 Licenses

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Microsoft announced that it has sold 100 million licenses of Windows 8 operating system. According to a newly released question and answer session with Microsoft’s Chief Marketing and Financial Officer for Windows, Tami Reller, the company surpassed the 100 million sold mark this past month. Microsoft previously announced that it had sold 60 million Windows […]

Microsoft Teases and Confirms Some Windows Blue Features

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After a series of leaks and a number of speculations surrounding Windows Blue, Microsoft is confirming a few of those rumors and the company is teasing that many of the unanswered questions will be announced ahead of the company’s Build developer conference scheduled for late June. It’s been reported that Windows Blue won’t be launching […]

Microsoft Prepping $400 Surface Tablet With 7.5-Inch Display

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A new round of rumors suggest that Microsoft may be working on a Surface tablet with a 7.5-inch display and a $400 price tag that would launch in early 2014. The device would be positioned in the same market segment as a 7.9-inch Apple iPad mini, which costs $329 for the base model, as well […]

Microsoft May Debut Second-Generation Surface At Build

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Microsoft may debut its second generation Surface tablet at its Build conference on June 26 if the latest speculations are accurate. DigiTimes cites “sources from the upstream supply chain” that say component suppliers already shipped components for 1 to 1.5 million Intel-based devices. The second generation Surface may only include 7- and 9-inch devices according to the […]