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Ballmer: We won't let Apple out-innovate us
— 5:23 PM on July 10, 2012

By announcing a Windows 8 tablet of its own design, Microsoft has made quite clear its intent to go toe-to-toe with Apple. Microsoft CEO Steve...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows Personal tech

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Microsoft confirms October release for Windows 8
— 1:45 PM on July 9, 2012

Well, it's official: Windows 8 will become commercially available in late October. Microsoft spilled the beans at its Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto this morning,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Transformer Pad 300 getting 4G/LTE connectivity
— 10:02 AM on July 6, 2012

Asus' Transformer tablets have just about everything, especially when you throw in their keyboard docks. However, the Android-based devices have thus far shied away from...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Networking

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Microsoft to offer cheap Windows 8 upgrades to everyone
— 6:00 AM on July 3, 2012

You get a cheap Windows 8 upgrade! And you get a cheap Windows 8 upgrade! Everyone gets a cheap Windows 8 upgrade! Yes, it seems, Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Restrictions on Windows 8 in-place upgrades detailed
— 6:00 AM on June 29, 2012

Windows 8's retail release is fast approaching. Unless the new Metro user interface gives you a rash, you might be thinking of upgrading—and an in-place...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Tablets will outsell PCs next year, says Microsoft
— 9:39 AM on June 27, 2012

If you were still wondering why Windows 8 puts its Metro interface front and center so dramatically, well, here's why. The guys at PC Pro...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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At last, Microsoft may have copied Apple properly
— 2:52 AM on June 22, 2012

Okay, I apologize for the shameful, troll-bait headline. I realize it's easy to misinterpret, so let me qualify with a statement: Microsoft didn't get where it...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

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WSJ: Microsoft tablet to prime the pump
— 9:52 AM on June 18, 2012

A few days ago, the New York Times predicted that Microsoft might soon unveil a Windows 8 tablet "of its own design." The Wall...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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NYT: Microsoft to release its own Windows 8 tablet
— 5:09 PM on June 15, 2012

Later this year, we're going to see hardware makers compete to see who can offer the best Windows 8 tablet. If the New York Times...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Western Digital gets into the networking business
— 7:00 AM on June 14, 2012

When Western Digital told me it was entering an entirely new product category, I didn't know what to expect. SSDs wouldn't be different enough, and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Networking

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Etc.
— 10:19 AM on June 11, 2012

Morning, folks. I told you last week was going to be busy between Computex and E3, and that turned out to be very true....

Type: News story Tags: Networking The Tech Report

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AMD: Windows tablets to hold 20% market share by 2017
— 9:48 AM on June 7, 2012

Later this year, the first Windows 8-powered tablets will come out, and Microsoft will finally have a true alternative to the iPad and Android-powered devices....

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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New Broadcom SoCs promise cheaper 802.11ac routers
— 4:41 PM on June 5, 2012

Last week, we talked about two of the very first routers to feature 5G Wi-Fi connectivity (also known as 802.11ac). The devices promise transfer...

Type: News story Tags: Networking

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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

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Etc.
— 10:55 AM on June 4, 2012

Well, this should be quite the week. Geoff and Adam are in Taiwan covering Computex, while much of the gaming press is attending E3. Together,...

Type: News story Tags: Networking Personal tech

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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

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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

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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

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