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Windows 8.1 ad puts Start button front and center
— 9:19 AM on September 30, 2013

Microsoft has begun its charm offensive for Windows 8.1. The company has put out a 30-second ad that shows off the upcoming OS upgrade's features...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Report: Prototype Microsoft tech streams Halo 4 to PC, Windows Phone
— 6:00 AM on September 27, 2013

Ooh. Well, this is exciting. According to The Verge, Microsoft demonstrated a prototype game streaming service during an internal meeting yesterday. "Sources familiar" with...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles Windows

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Microsoft said to consolidate Windows, Windows Phone app stores
— 5:15 PM on September 26, 2013

Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 have a common software foundation, but their app libraries are currently separate. That could all change soon. Quoting sources...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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Microsoft: Trade in your iPad, get a gift card worth at least $200
— 3:29 PM on September 13, 2013

Microsoft wants you to buy a Surface. Microsoft really wants you to buy a Surface. After cutting the price of the Surface RT, temporarily...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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Microsoft to soldier on with second-gen Surface RT tablet
— 4:05 PM on August 27, 2013

The Surface RT hasn't exactly been a success for Microsoft. Because of "inventory...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Windows 8.1 has been released to manufacturing
— 9:16 AM on August 27, 2013

The next version of Windows is ready for showtime. Earlier this morning,

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Report: Ballmer's departure was hastened by board, Bill Gates
— 10:19 AM on August 26, 2013

On Friday, Steve Ballmer unexpectedly announced plans to retire as Microsoft's CEO within 12 months. In his announcement, Ballmer said, "My original thoughts on...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Microsoft: Windows 8.1 will come out on October 17
— 9:10 AM on August 14, 2013

We've known since last month that Windows 8.1 will be released to manufacturing in late August. However, Microsoft has kept strangely silent about the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8.1 to add video tutorials for new users
— 9:30 AM on August 12, 2013

In its current state, Windows 8 thrusts users into the unfamiliar Modern UI interface without much of an introduction. They're given a brief glimpse at...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Microsoft cuts Surface Pro to $799 until August 29
— 6:00 AM on August 5, 2013

If you've kept up with the news lately, you'll know that sales of...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Asus to give Windows RT the cold shoulder
— 9:15 AM on July 31, 2013

Along with Microsoft, Asus was one of the first companies to introduce a Windows RT tablet last year. While Microsoft is soldiering on with its...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Nvidia is still hopeful about Surface RT, Windows RT
— 9:14 AM on July 19, 2013

It's been a rough week for Windows RT. Microsoft slashed the Surface RT's price and wrote off $900 million because of "inventory adjustments"...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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Microsoft takes $900 million charge to write off Surface tablets
— 6:00 AM on July 19, 2013

It's financial reporting week this week, and you know what that means—lots of numbers, dollar signs, and quotations from Wall Street analysts. The latest round of...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Ballmer announces sweeping Microsoft reorg
— 12:42 PM on July 11, 2013

The Microsoft we all know and love is about to undergo some seismic...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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Windows 8.1 to hit RTM status late next month
— 11:09 AM on July 9, 2013

The Windows 8.1 public preview came out two weeks ago. When can we expect the final release? Microsoft still hasn't set an exact date,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8.1 public preview kills the Windows Performance Index
— 10:25 AM on July 8, 2013

There's been a lot of buzz lately about Windows 8.1's new features and additions. Apparently, though, the latest Windows release also takes some things...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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You can now download the Windows 8.1 preview
— 12:36 PM on June 26, 2013

Right on schedule, the Windows 8.1 preview has become available. You'll find a step-by-step installation guide on the official Windows Blog, but if you're...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8.1 will let you shut down through the Start button
— 9:10 AM on June 26, 2013

One of my least favorite things about Windows 8 is having to perform mouse gymnastics to shut down or reboot. I have to drag the...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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