The Start Button to Make a Comeback with Windows Blue?

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With the rumored Windows Blue update coming later this year, it is now believed that Microsoft executives are considering a move to bring back the Start button. The Start button, or Start menu, has been a mainstay of the Windows graphical user interface, allowing users to quickly access programs and recently used apps. However, with […]

More Details Leak Surrounding Samsung’s ATIV Book Branding

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We had previously reported about a leaked ATIV Book 6 branding for Samsung’s Windows 8 notebook that would be coming to the U.S., and now it looks like the ATIV Book moniker will be used on even more Samsung’s notebook and laptop products. The company first introduced the ATIV branding with the debut of the […]

Microsoft Plans for Windows Phone Phablets in Future Major OS Update

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We’ve reported recently that 1080p full HD resolution displays will be coming to the next major Windows Phone OS update, also known as GDR3, and now we are hearing that the same update may allow manufacturers to create larger Windows Phone devices. The latest software tweaks will enable Microsoft and its OEM hardware partners to […]

Samsung Expanding ATIV Brand to Notebooks?

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Samsung had debuted its ATIV branding to accommodate the arrival of new Windows Phone and Windows 8 tablets late last year, and now it appears that Samsung intends on growing the ATIV family with a new notebook. It’s unclear how sales of Samsung’s flagship ATIV S Windows Phone 8 smartphone, the ATIV Odyssey on Verizon […]

Does Windows Blue = Windows + Windows Phone in One Software?

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According to the latest speculations about the forthcoming Windows Blue software release from Microsoft, it appears that the company may be looking to merge Windows, the desktop OS, and Windows Phone, the mobile operating system, into one software package. Windows Blue is said to be developed independently of the Windows team and will reportedly help […]

Will HTC Be a Launch Partner with Windows Blue?

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With the next-generation Windows 8 software upgrade dubbed Windows Blue slated to occur later this year, there is now speculation that Microsoft partner HTC may deliver a Windows tablet at the same time. It’s still uncertain whether HTC’s tablet will run the full Windows 8 software or if it will run the more limited touch-based […]

Windows Blue Getting Renamed at Launch

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A Windows Blue by any other name is still the same anticipated update to Windows 8. Detailed in its blog, Microsoft’s VP of corporate communications Frank Shaw has announced that there is very little chance that the forthcoming platform update will be named Windows Blue at launch, suggesting that Microsoft may have a different more […]

Windows Blue Leaked Online Brings New Features to Windows 8

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The long rumored Windows Blue update for Windows 8 users that’s speculated for a release later this year has appeared as a leak online. In a series of leaked screenshots, we’re seeing some enhancements to the Windows 8 ecosystem that’s delivered by the Blue software update, but not any dramatically new features. And like rival […]

Samsung Exec Compares Windows 8 to Ill-Fated Vista Launch

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Samsung memory chip head Jun Dong-soo has added his commentary to the low demand for devices running Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system, stating that the new OS is “no better than the previous Windows Vista platform,” an OS that was heavily criticized at launch for bugs and glitches. “The global PC industry is steadily […]

Microsoft Lowers Licensing Costs In Preparation for 7-Inch Windows Tablets

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Microsoft is said to be lowering its Windows licensing costs to OEM manufacturers in hopes of spurring new form factors for the tablet and computing space. The company has reportedly lowered costs for both Windows and Office in anticipation of new smaller form factor tablets and touch-enabled laptops that will hit the market later this […]

Wacom Teases Pro-Grade Tablet For Summer Launch

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Wacom, makers of the digitizing technology that allows stylus and pen input on a broad range of devices ranging from Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet to Samsung’s Galaxy Note consumer range, has teased that it will release its own branded tablet product for a summer release. The announcement comes on the company’s Facebook account, noting that […]

If You’re an iTunes User, Don’t Buy Microsoft’s Surface Pro Tablet

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When the Surface Pro tablet was announced by Microsoft, I was excited. It would be the first non-Apple tablet that could handle all my iTunes content, including my large library of movies and TV shows that I had purchased, while still allowing me to access other digital ecosystems, like movies from Amazon, stream shows from […]

Dell Adds Enhanced Security Features to New Latitude 10 Tablet

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Focusing on growing its presence in the enterprise space, Dell is adding new hardware and software security features to a newly released Dell Latitude 10 Enhanced Security edition of the Windows 8 tablet. The device offers dual hardware security log-in features and some software security enhancements as well over the regular consumer-edition of the Latitude […]

Nokia Rumored to Not Introduce Windows RT Tablet at MWC

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Despite persistent rumors that Nokia may be developing its own Windows tablet of some kind, the latest speculation now is that such an announcement–at least with Windows RT–will not be happening at Mobile World Congress next week. Though the Finnish smartphone giant has a press event at the industry show, chatter now is that the […]

Microsoft Begins Recruiting Talent for Windows Blue, Windows Phone Blue Update

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Microsoft is expected to roll out its update to the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 operating system known as Windows Blue and Windows Phone Blue. Though little information is known about the new Blue services, ZDNet‘s Mary Jo Foley says that the update will bring a new user experience and “not just under-the-covers interface tweaks.” […]

Microsoft Hints at 7-Inch Windows Tablet

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Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference, Microsoft finance head Peter Klein told attendees that Microsoft is open on exploring Windows tablets with different sizes and form factors. This could mean that Windows 8 and Windows RT slates, like Microsoft’s own Surface Pro and Surface RT tablets, could be released with a 7-inch display […]