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40 casual, indie Xbox games ready for Win8 launch
— 11:25 AM on August 31, 2012

When it comes out on October 26, Windows 8 should be able to run all of the same triple-A blockbuster games as Windows 7 (barring...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Windows

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Samsung widget offers pseudo Start menu in Windows 8
— 12:47 PM on August 28, 2012

We don't always like it when system vendors layer their own user interface elements on top of the operating system. The supposed enhancements are often...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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Jury finds Samsung violated Apple patents
— 6:55 PM on August 24, 2012

The jury in Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung has found that Samsung violated a great many of the patents Apple sought to enforce, and...

Poll Question: • Your reaction to the Apple-Samsung verdict?

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Win8 to include personal license for DIY system builders
— 9:50 AM on August 21, 2012

Microsoft has added a new user license for Windows 8. Dubbed the Personal Use License for System Builders, this license is designed for folks who...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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You can now download Windows 8 RTM as a 90-day trial
— 4:47 PM on August 15, 2012

Windows 8 is here! Well, sort of. The full, release-to-manufacturing version of Microsoft's new operating system isn't scheduled to hit stores until October 26. However, Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Rumor: Windows RT Surface could cost $199
— 9:55 AM on August 15, 2012

Interesting. When it unveiled its Surface tablet in June, Microsoft said the Windows RT version of the device would be priced competitively with "comparable"...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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Rumor: Microsoft may hasten Windows release cycle
— 6:00 AM on August 14, 2012

We all remember the long dry spell between the releases of Windows XP and Vista—and Steve Ballmer's subsequent promise that it would never happen...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Metro is now 'Modern UI style'
— 9:58 AM on August 10, 2012

Talk about an unfortunate name change. Last week, we learned that Microsoft was in the process of deprecating its Metro brand, possibly because of...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Report: Windows 8 won't support booting to the desktop
— 5:40 PM on August 6, 2012

Microsoft may be retiring Metro as a brand name, but the Metro interface will still be front and center in Windows 8—more so than you...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 RTM allegedly leaked already
— 9:41 AM on August 3, 2012

On Wednesday, Microsoft released Windows 8 to manufacturing. Now, barely two days later, we're hearing that the same Windows 8 build has already leaked...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft to deprecate 'Metro' label
— 5:47 PM on August 2, 2012

Metro. Over the years, that innocuous word has come to represent Microsoft's new visual identity—the flat colored rectangles, the clean typography, and the heavy emphasis...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Windows 8 hits RTM, on track for release
— 3:25 PM on August 1, 2012

Whether you like the changes in the next version of Microsoft's operating system or not, Windows 8 is on track for its October 26 launch....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Windows 8 offers improved graphics performance
— 12:34 PM on July 24, 2012

In a little more than three months, Windows 8 will be released to the public. Microsoft has done a great job of detailing...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Operating systems

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Win8 app store to enable, facilitate seven-day trials
— 6:00 AM on July 23, 2012

One thing that's always bugged me about iOS is the dearth of options...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Asus, HTC commit to Android 4.1 updates
— 11:50 AM on July 20, 2012

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is out, but the number of devices running Google's latest OS is relatively small. Only a handful of the company's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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Windows 8's release set for October 26
— 4:13 PM on July 18, 2012

Over the past few weeks, we've seen Microsoft progressively narrow its release time frame for Windows 8. First it was this fall, and then it...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft to users: disable Windows Gadgets
— 9:38 AM on July 11, 2012

Do you use Gadgets in Windows 7 or Vista? Bad news, then. In a security advisory published yesterday, Microsoft says the diminutive desktop (and...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Ballmer: We won't let Apple out-innovate us
— 5:23 PM on July 10, 2012

By announcing a Windows 8 tablet of its own design, Microsoft has made quite clear its intent to go toe-to-toe with Apple. Microsoft CEO Steve...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows Personal tech

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