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Windows 8's antivirus will play nice with third-party tools
— 5:31 PM on June 4, 2012

For three years now, Microsoft has offered its own, free antivirus software—Security Essentials—as an alternative to third-party tools. The company is going one step further...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

It's official: Microsoft offers Windows 8 upgrade discounts
— 6:00 AM on June 4, 2012

The rumors were true: as of last Saturday, buying a Windows 7 PC may entitle you to a cheap upgrade to Windows 8. Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Windows 8 Release Preview now available
— 3:33 PM on May 31, 2012

Microsoft teased an early June debut for the Windows 8 Release Preview last month, but I guess it decided to pull the trigger early....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Microsoft may kill Start menu hacks for Windows 8
— 9:54 AM on May 31, 2012

In Windows 8, Microsoft is killing the Start menu and replacing it with the Metro Start screen. That move essentially forces users to dance back...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Windows 8 may have Flash in Metro after all
— 6:00 AM on May 24, 2012

Last September, after many months of unwavering HTML5 advocacy, Microsoft announced that the Metro version of Internet Explorer in Windows 8 wouldn't support Adobe...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Windows

Windows 8 Desktop to ditch Aero
— 6:00 AM on May 21, 2012

Microsoft's Aero interface managed to survive the transition from Windows Vista to Windows 7 mostly unscathed, but it's nearing the end of its run. Just...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Windows 8 frightens me, and here's why
— 9:43 PM on May 17, 2012

Some people just hate change. It can't be helped. Those people cling to old versions of their favorite software as long as they can. When...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

Aaron Sorkin confirmed as Steve Jobs movie writer
— 9:55 AM on May 16, 2012

The upcoming film dramatization of Steve Jobs' life and career might not suck after all. According to SlashFilm, Aaron Sorkin has been confirmed as...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Yahoo CEO steps down after resume scandal
— 6:01 AM on May 14, 2012

Yahoo has lost yet another CEO—its third in three years. As Reuters reports, Scott Thompson stepped down as Yahoo's chief executive yesterday, apparently due...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

It's official: Microsoft to kill its Windows Live brand
— 6:00 AM on May 4, 2012

The rumor mill predicted it some time ago, and now, Microsoft has made it official: Windows 8 will herald the death of the Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

Windows 8 Release Preview due early June
— 9:41 AM on April 24, 2012

Two months after the Consumer Preview, and seven months after the Developer Preview, Microsoft is getting ready to release a third preview build...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

Commodore founder passes away at 83
— 2:05 PM on April 11, 2012

The industry has lost another one of its pioneers. Jack Tramiel, founder of Commodore, passed away on Sunday at the age of 83. He...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Facebook buys Instagram for $1 billion
— 6:00 AM on April 10, 2012

We don't usually cover the latest social media happenings here at TR, but this latest development almost beggars belief. Yes, as Reuters reports, Facebook...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Microsoft shells out $1.1 billion for AOL patents
— 9:45 AM on April 9, 2012

With fierce patent skirmishes erupting all around the industry, properly arming oneself has never been more important. Of course, you don't need to tell Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous

Steve Jobs movie to star Ashton Kutcher as Jobs
— 6:00 AM on April 2, 2012

Love him or hate him, there's no question that Steve Jobs had an extraordinary career, an extraordinary life, and an untimely death that was met...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Mac

IHS: Intel's semiconductor revenue share on the rise
— 9:29 AM on March 26, 2012

With all of those iPads and ARM-powered handsets flooding the market, you might think Intel's slice of global semiconductor sales is on a downward trend....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage Miscellaneous

Windows 8 to scale with high-DPI tablets
— 5:56 PM on March 22, 2012

High-DPI displays seem to be the wave of the future, especially on tablets—just look at the iPad 3 and the upcoming Transformer Infinity Series....

Type: News story Tags: Displays Windows Personal tech

It's official: HP to combine PC, printer divisions
— 9:53 AM on March 21, 2012

Score another one for the rumor mill. HP has pretty much confirmed the early morning rumors, announcing an "organizational realignment" that will see...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Systems Miscellaneous