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Windows 8.1 Update failing for many users
— 9:26 AM on April 11, 2014

Microsoft released a big Windows 8.1 update earlier this week. Dubbed simply Windows 8.1 Update, the patch contains a myriad of little tweaks...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Here's the new Windows 8.1 Start menu in action
— 3:07 PM on April 8, 2014

Last week, at the Build conference, Microsoft announced the long-awaited return of the Start menu. Those not in attendance were only treated to a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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It's official: the Windows 8.1 Update is coming April 8
— 11:37 AM on April 3, 2014

Microsoft has announced some big things at this week's Build conference, from the impending return of the Start menu to pricing changes for...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Smartphones and tablets under 9'' get Windows for free
— 6:00 AM on April 3, 2014

Remember that rumor about Microsoft cutting Windows 8.1 pricing for sub-$250 PCs?...

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

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Microsoft announces revived Start menu, universal apps
— 4:43 PM on April 2, 2014

Windows 8.1 got us part of the way there by restoring the Start button, and now, Microsoft is going all the way. As PC World...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Market share data suggests XP users upgrading to Windows 7 rather than Win8
— 10:49 AM on April 2, 2014

Official support for Windows XP ends next week, but plenty of machines are still using the OS. The latest market share numbers from...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Microsoft releases MS-DOS, Word for Windows source
— 6:00 AM on March 26, 2014

Microsoft isn't exactly known for releasing source code. However, the company has decided to pull back the curtain on early versions of Word...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Hotmail privacy policy clarified after email search catches Win8 leaker
— 9:16 AM on March 21, 2014

Earlier this week, former Microsoft software architect Alex Kibkalo was arrested and charged with leaking Windows 8 code to a French blogger. According to Seattle...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems

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Android Wear is an OS for wearables
— 6:00 AM on March 19, 2014

Brace yourself for a wave of Android-powered smart watches. Google has announced Android Wear, an OS designed specifically for wearables, and it already...

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

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Report: Microsoft waives Windows Phone fees for Indian handset makers
— 9:31 AM on March 13, 2014

Microsoft has a history of charging steep licensing fees for Windows, but its philosophy may be changing. Last month, Bloomberg's sources told them Microsoft plans...

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

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Linux gathers steam with CryEngine port, Valve's DX-to-GL translator
— 4:14 PM on March 11, 2014

In the run-up to next week's Game Developers' Conference, we've gotten a couple of reminders that the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Operating systems

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iOS 7.1 aims to atone for iOS 7's shortcomings
— 5:19 PM on March 10, 2014

For those of you with iOS devices, Apple has released iOS 7.1 via over-the-air update today. This new rev of the OS adds a few...

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

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Deal of the week: Discounted Windows and cheap storage
— 11:27 AM on March 7, 2014

Our deals posts are often dominated by storage discounts, and this week's edition is no exception. There are loads of SSD bargains right now....

Type: News story Tags: Storage Operating systems

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It's official: DirectX 12 to be unveiled at GDC
— 9:09 AM on March 6, 2014

There wasn't much doubt that some sort of major update to DirectX was coming after those GDC session abstracts were posted, but now it's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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Reports: Windows 8.1 Update 1 hits RTM status
— 9:14 AM on March 4, 2014

Looks like Windows 8.1 Update 1 could come out next month as rumored. The guys at The Verge say they've been tipped off by...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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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 supports potential DirectX update, will outline Mantle's future at GDC
— 4:49 PM on February 27, 2014

We reported yesterday about some recently posted session abstracts for the upcoming Game Developers Conference. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Windows

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