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Next Windows release could be more desktop-friendly
— 5:05 PM on December 9, 2013

Rumors about the next major Windows release are starting to crop up. Earlier today, Paul Thurrott of the eponymous Supersite for Windows posted a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft's Larson-Green hints at Windows consolidation
— 9:18 AM on November 25, 2013

Julie Larson-Green, the newly minted head of Microsoft's Devices and Studios engineering group, had some interesting things to say about the future of Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Hotfix for Windows 8.1 mouse accuracy issues now available
— 8:30 AM on November 11, 2013

As expected, Microsoft has released a fix for the mouse movement issues that have affected some users of Windows 8.1. The hotfix, available here,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming Software Operating systems Windows

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Report: As Microsoft CEO, Elop could kill Bing, sell Xbox business
— 5:11 PM on November 8, 2013

The search for a new Microsoft CEO is still underway. According to Reuters, the top five candidates include current Ford CEO Alan Mulally and...

Type: News story Tags: Game consoles Software Windows

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Windows 8.1 causes mousing issues; fix incoming
— 6:00 AM on November 4, 2013

Still on the fence about upgrading to Windows 8.1? If you're a gamer,...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Windows

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Microsoft beats Street forecast with 'record' quarterly revenue
— 6:00 AM on October 25, 2013

The PC market suffered in the last calendar quarter, but you wouldn't know it by looking at Microsoft's latest financial results. The company

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Latest Windows Phone 8 update adds phablet support
— 4:34 PM on October 14, 2013

Last month, Microsoft's newly minted Windows chief hinted that Windows RT was...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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Microsoft: Surface 2 name chosen to avoid consumer confusion
— 9:11 AM on October 14, 2013

The first Windows RT tablet from Microsoft was called the Surface for Windows RT. The second-gen version of that device, on the other hand, has...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Microsoft preps native Remote Desktop apps for Android, iOS
— 3:27 PM on October 9, 2013

There's already a wealth of a Remote Desktop clients out for iOS and Android. But later this month, Microsoft will introduce official Remote Desktop clients...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows Personal tech

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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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