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Microsoft: Windows 8 was thought up before the iPad came out
— 9:43 AM on December 14, 2012

One could easily assume Microsoft designed Windows 8 in response to the iPad. After all, tablets were seen as an iffy proposition before the iPad...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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IE lets websites track cursor movements
— 9:41 AM on December 12, 2012

Microsoft has been campaigning to improve Internet Explorer's public image—and it's got a long road ahead if security oversights like this one keep popping...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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WebOS headed for Kickstarter-fueled smartphone return
— 11:59 AM on December 10, 2012

The mobile OS market is currently split four ways. Android and iOS are found on the lion's share of devices. Blackberry has been reduced almost...

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

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Downloaded documentary tells Napster's story
— 10:49 AM on December 10, 2012

Napster forever changed not only the music industry, but also the Internet. The seminal music sharing service was a revelation when it was released in...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Internet

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Win8 adoption low among web surfers, Steam gamers
— 1:04 PM on December 4, 2012

Microsoft says it's sold 40 million licenses for Windows 8. However, the new OS made up only 1.3% of web traffic in November according...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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DigiTimes says Surface RT orders cut in half
— 12:32 PM on November 29, 2012

With only one month passing since Windows 8's launch, it's really too early to weigh in on whether the OS has been a success. ...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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New IE ad pokes fun at the haters
— 9:31 AM on November 29, 2012

Let's face it: Internet Explorer has an image problem. For years, Microsoft's browser was synonymous with sub-par security, poor standards support, and sluggish performance. IE...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Windows 8 upgrade sales beating Win7
— 12:40 PM on November 28, 2012

Despite reports that Windows 8's adoption is falling short of expectations, Microsoft says it's sold 40 million licenses for the new OS. There's...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Microsoft to support Surface RT for the long haul
— 11:18 AM on November 26, 2012

There have been many questions about the future of Windows RT, the version of Win8 tailored for ARM-based devices. We now have a better...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Etc.
— 9:28 AM on November 19, 2012

For years, we here at TR have been quietly sowing the seeds of a Johnny Cash-meets-Darth Vader meme, which we expected to take over the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet The Tech Report

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Report: Win8 sales below Microsoft targets
— 6:00 AM on November 19, 2012

At the BUILD conference last month, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer boasted about...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Doh! TR's email service goes kaboom
— 12:22 PM on November 15, 2012

It seems our DNS provider, DomainMonger, had some sort of massive outage last night, apparently as part of a conversion about which they didn't notify...

Type: News story Tags: Internet The Tech Report

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Was Sinofsky's departure a power play by Ballmer?
— 6:00 AM on November 14, 2012

I think we were all surprised to see Windows chief Steven Sinofsky step down on Monday. At the time, some speculated that Sinofsky was...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Memes propel GIF toward verb status
— 12:48 PM on November 13, 2012

The steady decline of the English language continues. The latest blow comes from the Oxford Dictionary, which has named GIF its "USA Word...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Steven Sinofsky steps down as Windows chief
— 9:30 PM on November 12, 2012

Windows is under new management. In a surprise executive shakeup earlier today, Microsoft announced...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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DirectX 11.1 won't come to Windows 7
— 12:03 PM on November 12, 2012

When Microsoft released DirectX 11 as part of Windows 7, it back-ported the API to the previous version of the OS. That may not...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Operating systems

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Friday night topic: Whose tweets to track?
— 5:17 PM on November 9, 2012

Ok, I'll admit, I have a bit of a Twitter problem. Checking my feed is, quite honestly, a great way to find relevant info...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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Report: Broadband usage up 120% in one year
— 11:35 AM on November 9, 2012

Networking firm Sandvine has released a new report detailing Internet traffic trends, and usage is way up overall. In the past year, the average...

Type: News story Tags: Internet

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