Here’s a closer look at the latest build of Windows 10 (video)

Shortly after Microsoft wrapped its epic Windows 10 keynote today, we had a chance to see the latest version of the next-gen OS running on some honest-to-goodness hardware. Using a Dell Venue Pro 11 tablet on display here at Microsoft’s Redmond headquarters, we got to experience the software in a slightly more final form than […]

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Evernote now adds context to your memos on Android and Windows

Evernote’s bringing Context, one of its more interesting announcements during its fourth conference in October, to Android and Windows. This feature, which was first made available to iOS and Mac users in November, pulls content (based on what you’re typing, hence its name) from various sources and displays them on screen. By “various sources,” we […]

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Microsoft wants you to stream apps and games

Microsoft has explored software streaming before, but it looks like the company is about to give it a second shot. The company is hiring people to work on “Arcadia,” a technology that ZDNet understands will let you stream “certain apps” and games on Microsoft’s platforms. It’s not clear just what the Redmond crew is building, […]

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Windows Phone may come to your car with Cortana as copilot

Microsoft has a home in the automotive world, but it doesn’t have a way to bring a phone’s interface to your car’s infotainment system — there’s no Windows Phone equivalent to Apple’s CarPlay. That might change before long, though. The software giant used a presentation at this week’s Build conference to show off Windows in the Car, a conceptual platform that […]

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Add useful features to the Windows 8 Start Screen

A Windows 8 program called Start Screen Unlimited adds some useful features to the Windows 8 Start Screen. The Windows 8.1 Start Screen is populated with tiles to apps and a link to sign out, lock Windows, or switch users. You can customize the appearance of the Start Screen, but there’s not much you can do […]

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Windows RT Jailbreak tool is out, makes running unsigned code a pushbutton affair

As is the way of such things, just days after one coder figured out a way around Microsoft’s Windows RT controls another individual has created an easy-to-use tool based on the example. Posted by netham45 on XDA-Developers, the RT Jailbreak tool needs only to be loaded and run on the tablet (wait a minute or two after booting […]

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Former Windows chief Sinofsky pens new blog

Looking to keep conversation about technology and products alive after his abrupt departure from Microsoft, Steven Sinofsky fires up a writing experiment. Former Microsoft Windows President Steven Sinofsky in 2012. Less than two months after his high-profile exit from Microsoft, Steven Sinofsky looks to be staying in the tech dialog. The former Microsoft Windows president […]

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Microsoft: Five events that shaped 2012

The software giant rolled out Windows 8, made a tablet computer that competes directly with longtime partners, and saw one of its top executives exit just weeks after shipping Windows. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at the Windows 8 launch in New York in October. (Credit: Microsoft) In hindsight, 2012 may well be the year that […]

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Microsoft: Five things to look for in 2013

The software giant is pushing aggressively to build devices and creating new Web services. Expect plenty more where that came from in the coming year. (Credit: Microsoft) To most tech watchers, Microsoft is a giant software maker. But that’s not how Microsoft sees itself anymore. For the past several months, Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer […]

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Google, Microsoft ‘challenged’ vs. Apple, says Goldman Sachs

Google and Microsoft will face an increasingly dominant Apple in the coming years, a Goldman Sachs study says. The iPad 4, iPad Mini, and iPhone 5. Loyalty to Apple is increasing in the age of ‘multiple device ownership’ says Goldman Sachs. Google and Microsoft will struggle to vend off Apple’s smartphone-tablet juggernaut, according to a […]

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How to use the new ‘Up Next’ feature in iTunes 11

iTunes 11 was released with a list of new features, one of which is dubbed “Up Next.” Here’s how to use it. After delaying the release of iTunes 11 by a month, Apple has released the much-anticipated update for both Windows and Mac users. The new iTunes is redesigned from the ground up, with a completely new look and […]

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Windows Phone Sales Have Quadrupled

Windows Phone sales have quadrupled on strength of new hardware, software A software and hardware refresh is working wonders for Windows Phone, it seems, as Microsoft today stated that sales of its smartphones have quadrupled from last year. Windows Phone 8, a rebuild of Windows Phone moving it to a shared core with Windows 8, […]

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Microsoft promises Windows Phone 7.8 update in Q1 2013, new models …

Microsoft promises Windows Phone 7.8 update in Q1 2013, new models running the software coming shortly Today Microsoft promised to bring the Windows Phone 7.8 update to market early next year for current Windows Phone 7.5 devices, and that new handsets running the software would be sold running the software in the near future in “many countries […]

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Lose the interface and immerse in your videos with Invisible Control Video Player for Win 8.

Invisible Control Video Player brings gesture commands to Windows 8 and Windows RT that will let you easily manage your viewing experience without being obtrusive. With the integration of touch technology into Windows, you might have expected Microsoft to have basic gesture commands built into its native video players, especially when it is touting the […]

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Say hello to Microsoft’s new international Windows Phone

Say hello to Microsoft’s new international Windows Phone challenge: ‘Meet Your Match’ Move over ‘Smoked by Windows Phone,’ it’s time for ‘Meet Your Match.’ Today, Microsoft announced its new promotional campaign for Windows Phone 8 new hardware and software lineup. Dubbed ‘Meet Your Match,’ the ads are a change from the previous speed-oriented challenges of the ‘Smoked’ […]

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Microsoft: Both Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8 will

Microsoft: Both Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8 will ‘exist for quite some time’ Windows Phone 7.8 may not be the lame duck session of smartphone congress that we have long expected. Quotes out recently – as reported in TechRadar – have Microsoft singing what could be a new tune for the coming software refresh for […]

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