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Report: Microsoft considering a free version of Win8.1
— 9:28 AM on February 28, 2014

Would you upgrade to Windows 8.1 if it were free? PC users may get the chance with a special, Bing-infused version of the operating...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Windows 8.1 Enterprise to become available to everyone
— 6:11 AM on February 28, 2014

Microsoft is gearing up for a slight tweak to its OS lineup.

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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AMD to bundle BlueStacks software with retail PCs
— 9:41 AM on February 26, 2014

Dual-booting Android and Windows might not be cool with Google, but there's another way to run Android apps on a Windows PC: BlueStacks virtualization...

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

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Report: Google objects to Android/Windows hybrids
— 6:00 AM on February 25, 2014

Remember the Transformer Book Duet convertible Asus announced at CES? The 13.3" system runs Windows 8.1 and Android 4.2.2 on the same Haswell...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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200 million Win8 licenses sold; adoption still lags behind Win7
— 6:00 AM on February 14, 2014

Microsoft hasn't exactly been forthcoming with Windows 8 sales figures in recent months....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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More of Windows 8.1 Update 1's desktop tweaks detailed
— 6:00 AM on February 10, 2014

If we're to believe the latest whispers around the web, Windows 8.1 Update 1 will be out in early April. As we draw closer...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: Discounted storage and a PSU bargain
— 3:43 PM on February 7, 2014

We've got a nice collection of storage bargains for this week's deal post—and a sizable discount on a power supply, too, to mix things up...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage

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Report: Windows 8.1 Update 1 now coming in April
— 6:00 AM on February 6, 2014

The first major update to Windows 8.1 promises a wealth of improvements for...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Win8.1 update could bypass Start screen automatically
— 9:29 AM on January 31, 2014

Russian site Wzor.net has posted some interesting information about the Windows 8.1 update rumored to be scheduled for March. The latest build of...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Report: Samsung to back off Android customization
— 9:24 AM on January 30, 2014

Samsung has developed a bit of a reputation for messing with Android. The company's mobile devices typically run a heavily reskinned version of the...

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

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Report: Win8.1 update adds power button, smarter context menus
— 10:24 AM on January 27, 2014

Microsoft's incoming update for Windows 8.1 is sounding more and more interesting. Last week, leaked screenshots suggested the update would add a close...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Qualcomm buys Palm and other mobile patents from HP
— 9:21 AM on January 24, 2014

Qualcomm has picked up an extensive mobile patent portfolio from HP. The portfolio includes the Palm and webOS patents that HP acquired in...

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

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Latest SteamOS build supports dual-booting, older PCs
— 8:34 PM on January 23, 2014

Valve has made it a little bit easier for gamers to experiment with SteamOS. The latest build adds dual-booting support, allowing users to...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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Win8.1 update promises tweaks for desktop users
— 10:35 AM on January 23, 2014

Slowly but surely, Microsoft is making Windows 8 behave more like, well, Windows. Win8.1 brought back the Start button and the ability to boot...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Windows XP's anti-malware support extended to 2015
— 9:19 AM on January 16, 2014

Microsoft plans to end official support for Windows XP on April 8, more than 12 years after the operating system first became available to the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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SteamOS gets support for AMD, Intel graphics
— 4:46 PM on January 9, 2014

When Valve released the first SteamOS beta to the public last month, folks with AMD GPUs and Intel integrated graphics were left out in...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Operating systems

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VESA adding USB 3.0, power deliver to DisplayPort spec
— 6:00 AM on January 8, 2014

Power delivery and USB 3.0 connectivity are coming to DisplayPort. The VESA...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Displays Mobile computing

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Intel releases extensive Haswell graphics documentation
— 6:00 AM on December 31, 2013

Intel has released a boatload of hardware documentation for Haswell's integrated graphics....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Linux-Unix

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