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New Windows 9 Details Leak Out

Information from the famous Windows leaker and Microsoft enthusiast “FaiKee” suggests that Windows 9 could be with us in its first preview form, the developer preview, from Q2-Q3 in 2015, that’s between March and September next…

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Windows 8 Usage Growing Rapidly In Canada

It isn’t news to say that Windows 8 has had a tough time in many markets and uptake had been fairly slow. However, in the last year Microsoft’s newest OS has gained significant traction and new…

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Windows 8.1 Overtakes Windows XP! But Only In France

Windows 8.1 has done fairly well over the past year managing continued growth in most markets despite the relative failure of Windows 8. In France Windows 8.1 achieved a landmark objective this month as it overtook…

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Windows 9 Could Allow Users To Disable Metro

The Russian Group WZOR, a group renowned for their leaks about upcoming Windows products, has revealed some early details about Windows 9. The new full operating system is set for a H1 2015 release and according to WZOR Windows 9…

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XOLO Readies “World’s Lightest Smartphone” Powered by Windows

The attempt to draw as many OEMs as possible looks to be successful for Microsoft, having its Windows Phone operating system gain some ground in the smartphone and tablet sector. One of them is XOLO, a…

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Windows 8.1 Update Now Available!

Microsoft’s latest iteration of Windows has been having incredible difficulty being adopted by Windows users around the world. So much so, that many users fall back to the great Windows 7 or even all the way…

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Windows 9 Could Arrive This Year, Microsoft Aims For Rapid Release Cycles

Speculation about Windows 9 is heating up already. Windows 9 is going to be Microsoft’s next big OS release and they think it will be needed to move Windows users from older operating systems like Windows…

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Windows 8 Ships Over 200 Million Copies, Still Lags Behind Windows 7

Microsoft have revealed that their latest operating system, Windows 8, has just surpassed 200 million licenses sold. This is a great milestone for both Microsoft and Windows, but it’s still a slower growth rate than what…

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Mozilla Launches “Firefox For Windows 8 Touch” Beta

Part of the reason why Windows 8(.1) adoption has been quite slow, in my opinion, is because there has been a lack of adoption from software and hardware developers within the Windows ecosystem. Mozilla is the…

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Microsoft’s “Treshold” Rumored To Be Expected In April 2015 At BUILD

Microsoft is reportedly trying to forget its failure that came with Windows 8.1 behind it by calling the OS Windows 9, and although it hasn’t entered the development phase, the company has already started planning ahead.…

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Iconia W4 Windows 8.1 Tablet Announced By Acer

Acer presents the new 8.1-inch Iconia W4 tablet running Windows 8.1 and the 4th generation Intel Atom processor. Compact enough to hold in one hand yet spacious enough for comfortable viewing, the Iconia W4 brings mobile…

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Samsung Rumored To Start Using “Pleather” Design In Future Notebook Models

Samsung is rumored to start using a sort of faux leather design, so called “pleather”, seen on the Galaxy Note 3 smartphone and Galaxy Note 10.1 – 2014 Edition – tablet in future notebook models, according…

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Windows Phone 8.1 Rumored To Get A Notification Center

Rumors are that Microsoft is preparing to ship Windows Phone 8.1. The new OS, which will apparently be detailed at the company’s BUILD conference in April, will finally add a notification center as well as a…

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Beta Camera App Available To All Lumia Smartphones

Nokia has launched a beta trial for the new Nokia Camera app which is now available for all Windows Phone 8 smartphones. The difference between this new app and the default camera app is that the…

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Nook App Available In 32 Countries For Windows 8.1

According to an article posted by NextPowerUp, the Barnes & Noble rolled out its official app for Windows 8.1 in 32 countries, and in 21 languages as well. It grants users access to their purchased content…

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3D Builder App For Windows 8.1 Allows Easy 3D Object Creation

Microsoft are looking to stay up with the 3D printing trend with Windows 8.1 and the launch of their new App looks set to help 3D printer users with object creation. Creating objects in 3D hasn’t…

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Microsoft To Be Worried About PCs That Are Still Using Windows XP

According to Redmond’s statistics, Microsoft has around 377,000 PCs in New Zealand alone that are running Windows XP and will be made vulnerable after April 8, 2014. Also, users of the old and popular WIndows XP…

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Microsoft Releases Windows 8.1 Patch To Fix The Well Known Mouse Issue

Good news for those of you who did not update to Windows 8.1 due to the mouse bug that was floating around, you’ll be happy to know that Microsoft has issued a fix, just as the…

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Windows 8.1 Battery Life Benchmark

When it comes to mobility and Windows 8.1, it’s all about the battery life. Nobody would want to see their laptops or tablets shut down in the middle of a movie or while browsing the internet…

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Windows 8.1 Users Will Spend $100 Million On Apps This Holiday Season Says MS

Microsoft has released some preliminary new figures about how well it expects its Windows Store(s) to do over the holiday season. Over this year’s holiday season Microsoft says that its Windows Store will notch up around…

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Panasonic ToughPad UT-MB4 20 Inch 4K Tablet Coming January – Costs $5999

Panasonic’s ToughPad UT-MB4 has captured the interest of avid consumers all over the world since CES 2013. Measuring in at 20 inches this tablet boasts an impressive 4K display with a slightly unorthodox resolution of 3840…

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PC Gamers Affected By Windows 8.1 Mouse Bug Says Report

PC World reports of a bug on Windows 8.1 that is affecting the mouse input, something particularly noticeable when gaming. The issue causes “mouse control” problems including jittering (where the cursor jumps back and forth), scale disparity…

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Windows Continues To Lose Desktop Market Share After Windows 8.1 Launch

The latest figures from market analytic firm Net Applications suggest that Microsoft’s Windows based operating systems are  continuing to lose ground to Linux, Mac OS and other operating systems. The figures clearly show a sharp drop…

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Microsoft Cracks Down On Windows 8.1 Piracy – KMS Only Lasts 6 Months

Softpedia reports that Microsoft is cracking down on the way it deals with pirated copies of Windows 8.1. Typically Microsoft had been lenient on the pirate community and copies could be easily activated and manipulated by…

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 Crawls Past 9.25% Market Share In October

The latest figures from market researcher Net Applications show that Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating systems (Windows 8 and Windows 8.1) managed to surpass 9.25% market share by the end of October 2013. That 9.25% is split 7.53% Windows 8…

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Microsoft Targeting The Sale Of 16 Million Windows 8.1 Tablets Over Christmas

Paul Thurrott of WinSuperSite says that Microsoft are hoping to sell 16 million Windows 8.1 tablets over the holiday season this year. To achieve this ambitious goal Microsoft believes it needs to reinvent how people perceive…

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Microsoft Trialling Full-Screen “Hero Ads” In Windows 8.1 Modern UI Web Search

Microsoft is trialling a new concept called “Hero Ads” for its Windows 8.1 advertising arsenal. The Hero Ads are essentially close to full screen advertisements that are delivered in the modern UI’s web search function. These…