Windows 7 End Of Sales

Windows 7’s slow sunset continues with October 31st deadline

By on September 24, 2014 at 9:15 PM.

Windows 7’s slow sunset continues with October 31st deadline

As PC users anxiously await the release of Windows 9, many are beginning to worry about the latest impending deadline for Windows 7. On the Windows lifecycle fact sheet, Microsoft notes that it will no longer provide copies of Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium or Ultimate to third-party manufacturers for inclusion on new consumer PCs. More →

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Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard

Microsoft just created the only tablet keyboard you’ll ever need

By on September 16, 2014 at 8:15 PM.

Microsoft just created the only tablet keyboard you’ll ever need

Microsoft has done a lot of work to make its popular Office software work well on both iOS and Android over the last year but now the company is making Android and iOS-compatible hardware as well. Microsoft this week took the wraps off its new Universal Mobile Keyboard, a new tablet accessory that will give you a Surface-style keyboard for your Windows, iOS or Android tablet. More →

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Windows 9 Features Cortana

The first Windows 9 Cortana screenshots leak

By on September 15, 2014 at 7:00 PM.

The first Windows 9 Cortana screenshots leak

The closer Microsoft gets to unveiling Windows 9 and releasing its first Technical Preview of its next major desktop OS update, the more leaks revealing Windows 9 features hit the web. After posting videos showing how the new Start menu button is supposed to work, and detailing new features including the Notification Center and multiple desktop support, German publication WinFuture is back with screenshots showing the Cortana voice-based personal assistant in action for Windows 9. More →

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Microsoft Windows 9 Announcement September 30th

Here comes Windows 9: Microsoft will unveil its new OS on September 30th

By on September 15, 2014 at 4:23 PM.

Here comes Windows 9: Microsoft will unveil its new OS on September 30th

September just continues to be a huge month for tech news: Not only are we seeing the launches of the iPhone 6, the Galaxy Note 4, the new Moto X and the BlackBerry Passport but we’re also going to get out first look at Windows 9 as well. Per Re/code, Microsoft has just sent out an invitation to media and analysts that invites them to “join us to hear about what’s next for Windows and the enterprise.” Given previous rumors, we can only assume this means that Microsoft will use this event to show off Windows 9 for the first time as well. More →

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Windows 9 Features Videos

Even more exciting new Windows 9 features revealed in leaked videos

By on September 15, 2014 at 1:39 PM.

Even more exciting new Windows 9 features revealed in leaked videos

Later this month, Microsoft is expected to roll out its Windows 9 technical preview version, after properly unveiling its next significant desktop operating system update. In the meantime more videos demoing some of the upcoming Windows features were published online by WinFuture, confirming other major features coming to Windows 9 aside from the Start button. More →

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Microsoft Buys Minecraft Developer

Microsoft now officially owns Minecraft

By on September 15, 2014 at 9:14 AM.

Microsoft now officially owns Minecraft

After rumors began swirling over the past few weeks, Microsoft announced on Monday that it had officially acquired Minecraft and Mojang, the development team behind the game, for $2.5 billion. Minecraft has become a staple of console, PC and portable gaming in the years since its original release with over 100 million downloads on PC alone. More →

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Windows 9 Start Menu Video

Leaked Windows 9 video finally reveals the new Start menu

By on September 12, 2014 at 10:20 AM.

Leaked Windows 9 video finally reveals the new Start menu

After a collection of Windows 9 images were leaked earlier this week, showing the operating system’s most important feature, German publication WinFuture.de published a video on YouTube giving fans a first look at the new Start menu in action. More →

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Microsoft Smartphone Leaked Picture

Leaked pic may show the front panel of Microsoft’s first-ever smartphone

By on September 11, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Leaked pic may show the front panel of Microsoft’s first-ever smartphone

Well wouldn’t you know it — Microsoft might be planning to release a flagship Windows phone sometime soon after all. Nowhereelse.fr has posted a picture that it says might be the front panel of Microsoft’s first-ever self-branded smartphone — and no, we’re not counting the legendarily awful Kin as an actual smartphone. More →

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Windows 9 Leaked Pictures Start Menu

This is the Windows 9 leak we’ve been waiting for

By on September 11, 2014 at 11:25 AM.

This is the Windows 9 leak we’ve been waiting for

At long last, Windows users, the Start menu will be coming back. A new series of leaked pictures provided by German website ComputerBase give us our best look yet at Windows 9, including the newly redesigned Start menu that users have been begging for since the release of Windows 8 in 2012. More →

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Microsoft Windows 9 Windows Phone

New reports confirm Microsoft’s plan to kill the ‘Windows Phone’ brand, call everything ‘Windows’

By on September 10, 2014 at 7:55 PM.

New reports confirm Microsoft’s plan to kill the ‘Windows Phone’ brand, call everything ‘Windows’

When we started hearing reports in the last week that Microsoft planned to kill the Windows Phone and Windows RT brands and instead call everything “Windows,” we were very skeptical that Microsoft would really make such a move. After all, if someone bought a “Windows” tablet, they might easily get confused about it whether runs the full desktop-centric version of Windows or the mobile-centric version. However, we now have two new reports confirming that Microsoft really is planning to put the “Windows Phone” brand out to pasture and just refer to every single software platform it puts out as “Windows.” More →

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Xbox One Games In Browser

Amazing new Microsoft project may bring Xbox One games to your browser

By on September 10, 2014 at 3:09 PM.

Amazing new Microsoft project may bring Xbox One games to your browser

Before Microsoft and Sony announced their new consoles, rumors had begun running rampant in regards to what these new systems might be capable of achieving. Would physical copies of games become relics of the past as digital downloads took their place? Would our lives be monitored by compulsory motion-tracking cameras? As it turned out, the future of gaming was much less exciting (and much less terrifying) than we had imagined, but the new generation has only just begun. More →

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Xbox One Friends Section

The next Xbox One update will put your friends front and center

By on September 9, 2014 at 7:45 PM.

The next Xbox One update will put your friends front and center

The September update for Xbox One was one of the most substantial updates the console has seen so far, adding the long-awaited media player which had managed to evade both the Xbox One and PS4 since launch. Microsoft plans to keep the ball rolling in October with a few more major additions, most notably the new and improved Friends section which will move to the front of the dashboard for easier access. More →

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Microsoft Surface vs. Apple iPad

Microsoft’s Surface is still getting mistaken for an iPad by NFL announcers after a $400M deal

By on September 8, 2014 at 11:14 AM.

Microsoft’s Surface is still getting mistaken for an iPad by NFL announcers after a $400M deal

It’s no secret that Microsoft has struggled to gain significant momentum with its Surface line of tablets, but it certainly doesn’t help when paid professionals can’t even get the name right on national television. Over a year ago, Microsoft announced a $400 million partnership with the NFL which would bring interactive content exclusively to the Xbox One. It also put Surface Pro 2 tablets into the hands of coaches and players on the sidelines, but there’s one thing Microsoft didn’t account for: none of the announcers seem to know what a Surface is. More →

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