Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Microsoft reportedly wants to kill its Surface tablet line

By on October 9, 2014 at 8:30 AM.

Microsoft reportedly wants to kill its Surface tablet line

Microsoft’s attempts to convince you that your next computing machine shouldn’t be an iPad or a MacBook Air, or any other tablet or laptop for that matter, apparently aren’t working in the company’s favor, a new report from Digitimes says. The publication says it learned from sources familiar with the upstream supply chain that the Windows maker is already considering discontinuing its Surface tablet line, as Surface Pro 3 demand isn’t as hot as expected. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps Talko

One of the coolest iPhone apps released this week comes from a most unexpected source

By on October 7, 2014 at 11:32 AM.

One of the coolest iPhone apps released this week comes from a most unexpected source

Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s form Chief Technical Officer and Chief Software Architect, has unveiled a new iPhone app named Talko, a voice calling app that he has been working on for 2 years and that can actually tell the phone recipient if the person on the other end is walking or driving. This type of app will give the user the information on just how attentive the recipient is and could prevent potential accidents.

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Microsoft RoomAlive Xbox Video

Microsoft’s amazing ‘RoomAlive’ will turn your entire living room into a giant Xbox game

By on October 6, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Microsoft’s amazing ‘RoomAlive’ will turn your entire living room into a giant Xbox game

Have you ever watched Star Trek and wished you could be in the holodeck interacting with exotic simulated environments? Well, Microsoft is making that dream more of a reality with a killer new concept that they’re calling “RoomAlive” for Xbox.

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Sunset Overdrive Streaming Demo

The first hour of the awesome-looking Sunset Overdrive will be live streamed this weekend

By on October 6, 2014 at 4:40 PM.

The first hour of the awesome-looking Sunset Overdrive will be live streamed this weekend

One of the most anticipated Xbox One exclusives of the year isn’t launching until the end of the month, but Microsoft is well aware of how impatient its fans can be. That’s why the console maker is teaming up with Best Buy to offer an exclusive first look at Sunset Overdrive on October 11th during a one-hour livestream of the game on the Xbox Twitch channel. More →

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Microsoft vs Samsung Lawsuit

Samsung’s Galaxy business might be a yearly $1 billion bonanza for Microsoft

By on October 6, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Samsung’s Galaxy business might be a yearly $1 billion bonanza for Microsoft

Just as previous reports suggested, Android might be a golden goose for Microsoft, a company that has licensing deals in place with many top Android device makers. Previous estimates revealed that Android devices sales might bring Microsoft $2 billion a year, although the number was never confirmed. However, documents from a recent Microsoft vs Samsung case found by Re/code have revealed that the Galaxy device maker might be on the hook for $1 billion in licensing fees owed to Microsoft per year. More →

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Windows 10 Privacy Policy

Windows 10 preview lets Microsoft collect private data in frightening ways

By on October 3, 2014 at 1:35 PM.

Windows 10 preview lets Microsoft collect private data in frightening ways

Microsoft’s Insider Program that offers access to the first Windows 10 preview version is already available to interested users, but they should know the company’s privacy policy for Windows 10 contains some strange permissions that allow Microsoft to collect user data in unexpected ways, The Inquirer reports. More →

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PS4 vs Xbox One Sales

PS4 sales continue to crush Xbox One despite price cut

By on October 3, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

PS4 sales continue to crush Xbox One despite price cut

The official NPD numbers for September haven’t been released yet, but it looks like Sony had another whopping victory last month despite some important moves by Microsoft to try to put the Xbox One back on top. According to VGChartz, Sony sold 178,000 PlayStation 4s globally during the week of September 14th while Microsoft only moved 94,000 Xbox One consoles in that time.

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Install Windows 10 On A Mac

How to check out Windows 10 on your Mac right now

By on October 2, 2014 at 10:00 PM.

How to check out Windows 10 on your Mac right now

Installing the Windows 10 Technical Preview isn’t overly complex, but what do you do if you don’t have a Windows PC handy? Use a Mac instead. The team behind Parallels, the cross-platform app that allows Mac users to run Windows without rebooting, has put together a guide for installing the Technical Preview in Parallels Desktop 10. More →

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Windows 10 vs Windows 9

This might be the real (and silly) reason there’s no Windows 9

By on October 2, 2014 at 4:20 PM.

This might be the real (and silly) reason there’s no Windows 9

Microsoft surprised everyone earlier this week when it announced the name of its next major Windows release, as the company decided to simply skip Windows 9, the name everyone expected to see, and jump directly to Windows 10. The company didn’t really explain that decision, but a Windows developer revealed on Reddit a simple, silly, reason why there’s no Windows 9 – and no, it’s not “because 7 8 9,” no matter what you read on Twitter. More →

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Windows 10 Best New Features

The most important features everyone should know about in Windows 10

By on October 2, 2014 at 4:04 PM.

The most important features everyone should know about in Windows 10

Microsoft unveiled its own next big thing earlier this week in the form of Windows 10 and ZDNet’s Ed Bott has taken a preliminary look at the platform’s technical preview and has put together a terrific slideshow that tells you about all of its most important features so far. More →

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Windows 10 Features: Cortana

Cortana is coming to Windows 10, but it’s not ready for the Technical Preview

By on October 1, 2014 at 4:35 PM.

Cortana is coming to Windows 10, but it’s not ready for the Technical Preview

Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled Windows 10 — not Windows 9, as users were expecting — and revealed various Windows 10 features, although not all of them. Microsoft focused on assuring existing Windows users that it understood their main concerns with Windows 8, and showed off various user interface changes that are supposed to offer both future desktop and tablet Windows 10 users a much better experience than Windows 8. More →

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Windows 10 Photos

This is what Windows 10 will look like on smartphones and the Xbox One

By on October 1, 2014 at 3:45 PM.

This is what Windows 10 will look like on smartphones and the Xbox One

Microsoft on Tuesday gave the world a heartfelt apology for Windows 8 by unveiling Windows 10, which backs away from the “modern” interface users almost universally hated and moves toward an experience more akin to Windows 7. The new cross-device platform won’t ship until sometime next year so there’s still plenty we don’t know about it, and that includes details concerning exactly how it will work on Windows Phone devices and on Microsoft’s Xbox consoles.

While desktops, laptops and tablets were the focus of Microsoft’s presentation, the company did slip in a sneak peek of its new software running on other devices. More →

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Windows 10 Technical Preview Download

You can download the Windows 10 Technical Preview right now

By on October 1, 2014 at 12:20 PM.

You can download the Windows 10 Technical Preview right now

Less than 24 hours after Microsoft finally introduced its inexplicably named Windows 10 operating system to the world, the very first Technical Preview is now available to download. According to the video introduction, the Technical Preview will feature a wide variety of new features that Windows users have been interested to test out, including improved multitasking functionality, windowed Windows Store apps and, of course, the newfangled Start menu. More →

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