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Here's How To Figure Out What Gadgets You'll Have To Replace When You Switch To Windows RT (MSFT)

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If you want to know if your home printer, wireless mouse, or other computer gadget will work with Windows RT, Microsoft's new tablet-oriented operating system, there's now an easy way to find out. Microsoft has added Windows RT to its Windows Compatibility Center website. The site also lists the software...
Here's How To Figure Out What Gadgets You'll Have To Replace When You Switch To Windows RT (MSFT)

14,000 students participate in Microsoft's WOWZAPP global hackathon

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Microsoft opened registrations for its WOWZAPP 2012 global hackathon three weeks ago, an event designed to encourage students and developers to collaborate and create apps for Windows 8. This hackathon weekend kicks off today, in more than 100 locations on five continents, and Microsoft has confirmed that 14,000 people are...
14,000 students participate in Microsoft's WOWZAPP global hackathon

Monday morning Microsoft: Windows Phone 7.8, Surface, and T-Mobile's sales play

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Happy Monday everyone,  I do trust that you have finished off that turkey by now. Happily, the world of technology didn’t stop while we all gorged and napped. To that end, consider this post a catch-up on what has been going on in Redmond. In case you are even further behind...
Monday morning Microsoft: Windows Phone 7.8, Surface, and T-Mobile's sales play

Microsoft opens up registration for WOWZAPP 2012 hackathon in 30 different locations

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Registration has opened for WOWZAPP 2012, Microsoft’s global hackathon for Windows. The event, which will take place in more than 30 different locations, will encourage students and developers to work in teams and create apps that will later be available to download through the Windows store. Anyone taking part in...
Microsoft opens up registration for WOWZAPP 2012 hackathon in 30 different locations

Acer to offer free Windows 8 upgrades on some ultrabooks

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Acer is offering a free upgrade to Windows 8 on some ultrabook models, saying it will refund the upgrade fee being charged by Microsoft on certain Windows 7 PC models purchased by buyers....
Acer to offer free Windows 8 upgrades on some ultrabooks

Week in review: copy protection standards, Start-free Windows 8, and LightSquared's failure

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This week in tech was full of conflict: Microsoft pointed its finger at Google's tracking cookies, the government took steps toward loosening the rules restricting unmanned surveillance drones in the U.S., and Visual Studio 11 revealed a design change that upset many long-time users. The jabs and shots are...
Week in review: copy protection standards, Start-free Windows 8, and LightSquared's failure

Microsoft Surface Pro: a device of many talents

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There's much to like about Microsoft's Windows 8 hybrid tablet-laptop - but it's expensive if you don't need all the specsMicrosoft created a stir when it unveiled its first two tablets - Surface RT and Surface Pro - at a mystery press conference in Los Angeles on 19 June last year....
Microsoft Surface Pro: a device of many talents

Windows RT 8.1 Update Will Bring Full Outlook 2013 Desktop App To RT Tablets

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This has long been rumored, but Microsoft just officially announced that Windows RT, its operating system for ARM-based tablets and other small touch-enabled devices, will get Outlook 2013 once the free Windows 8.1 update arrives. Until now, Windows RT featured the desktop versions of Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint, but ever...
Windows RT 8.1 Update Will Bring Full Outlook 2013 Desktop App To RT Tablets

OnLive Desktop Brings Office and Windows 7 to Android

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After launching OnLive Desktop for iPad users last week, cloud gaming service OnLive released on Thursday its free Windows desktop virtualization app for Android tablets. Now Android users can run Microsoft Office apps and even stream videos and games to the tablet....
OnLive Desktop Brings Office and Windows 7 to Android

17 best apps to download for your new Windows 8 tablet

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The first time you boot up your shiny new Windows 8 tablet and witness Microsoft's live tiles in all their constantly shifting, multi-hued glory, it's only natural to want to dive into the Windows Store and try a few apps out for yourself. Just one problem, though: There are...
17 best apps to download for your new Windows 8 tablet

Outlook 2013 RT Coming to Windows RT Tablets as part of Windows 8.1 Update

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Today at Computex 2013, Tami Reller, CFO and CMO of Microsoft's Windows Division, announced that Outlook 2013 RT will be available on Windows RT tablets as part of the free Windows 8.1 update coming later this year.  This means that if you have a Microsoft Surface or a Windows RT...
Outlook 2013 RT Coming to Windows RT Tablets as part of Windows 8.1 Update

Microsoft extends free Windows Server 2008 support through January 15th, 2015

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Now that its successor is available, you're unlikely to hear much excitement for Windows Server 2008 around IT water coolers, but that's not to suggest it'll fade into oblivion anytime soon. In fact, Microsoft has extended its mainstream support of the server OS -- previously set to expire on...
Microsoft extends free Windows Server 2008 support through January 15th, 2015

Netflix Windows Phone app now supports three new countries

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Netflix on Wednesday released an updated Windows Phone app (free, Windows Phone Marketplace). Among more detailed improvements, Windows Phone owners in Latin America, Ireland, and the UK can now access the streaming movie service. Users will also get the newfound option to watch the shows in their local audio and/or...
Netflix Windows Phone app now supports three new countries
A marketing time-bomb explodes: Android user wins Windows Phone Challenge, gets cheated by MS employees

Review: Boxcryptor encrypts data in the cloud

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You may be too concerned about privacy and security to leave naked files lying around on a remote server. That's completely fair, but don't let it keep you from using the cloud. Boxcryptor is a free Windows desktop app that creates an encrypted folder that can be placed inside...
Review: Boxcryptor encrypts data in the cloud
Verizon to offer free Windows Phone 8 smartphone before the end of the year

BlackBerry PlayBook now supports Qt in bid to lure disgruntled Nokia developers

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Alec Saunders, RIM VP of developer relations, just announced BlackBerry PlayBook support for the Qt developer framework. Alec was joined on stage by Nokia's Lars Knoll, Qt Chief Architect. Qt is the popular cross-platform application framework that was previously the focus of Nokia's worldwide developer corps. However, when Nokia...
BlackBerry PlayBook now supports Qt in bid to lure disgruntled Nokia developers

Microsoft revives free Windows desktop development tools, didn't mean to make you cry

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Microsoft has resuscitated Visual Studio Express for Windows Desktop, a few weeks after deciding to bump it off. The company had wanted to push developers onto the $400 professional edition of the software, but a volley of complaints forced the climbdown. When it arrives in the fall, it'll let...
Microsoft revives free Windows desktop development tools, didn't mean to make you cry

Microsoft sells 40 million Windows 8 copies in the first month, defying skeptical expectations

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In surprising but wholly welcome news, Microsoft has announced that, since its release one month ago, it has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses — roughly the same number of Windows 7 licenses sold in the same period three years ago. Furthermore, in terms of upgrades, Windows 8 is “outpacing”...
Microsoft sells 40 million Windows 8 copies in the first month, defying skeptical expectations

Acer to Offer Free Windows 8 Upgrades on Some Ultrabooks

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Acer is offering a free upgrade to Windows 8 on some ultrabook models, saying it will refund the upgrade fee being charged by Microsoft on certain Windows 7 PC......
Acer to Offer Free Windows 8 Upgrades on Some Ultrabooks

Microsoft details Windows 8.1 updates, confirms Start button returns

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Microsoft has revealed more details about its free Windows 8.1 update that it will release later this year. The company has confirmed yesterday's rumors about the return of the Start Button, as well as revealing more about the incremental changes that will form part of the free software pack, previously...
Microsoft details Windows 8.1 updates, confirms Start button returns

Microsoft's Wowzapp Hackathon Attracts 17,000 Student Developers Who Want To Build Windows Apps

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Three weeks ago, Microsoft announced that it would hold a free global hackathon in over 100 cities around the globe. Today is the first day of this “Wowzapp 2012” event and Microsoft just announced that it has managed to attract over 17,000 developers – many of them students – who...
Microsoft's Wowzapp Hackathon Attracts 17,000 Student Developers Who Want To Build Windows Apps

Tellmewhere Makes Check-ins Make Sense

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Tellmewhere Makes Check-ins Make Sense is a post from Chris PirilloI am still on the fence when it comes to location-based applications. I can honestly see both sides of the coin. On one side, they can be useful when trying to make plans and connect with others. On the darker...
Tellmewhere Makes Check-ins Make Sense

Windows Phone users rejoice: You can now listen to NPR on the go

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Everyone gather around and give a clap for Brandon Hubbard, the guy who hacked up an NPR app for Windows Phone. Price? Zilch. The bad boy is free. Windows Phone commands but a sliver of mobile smartphone marketshare, and thus killer apps are often in short supply; many major brands...
Windows Phone users rejoice: You can now listen to NPR on the go

Microsoft accidentally gifts pirates with a free Windows 8 Pro license key

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In an amusing twist that undoubtedly spells the end of some hapless manager's career, Microsoft has accidentally gifted pirates with a free, fully-functioning Windows 8 license key. If you so desire, it is now possible to activate Windows 8 Pro using a legitimate key provided by Microsoft itself....
Microsoft accidentally gifts pirates with a free Windows 8 Pro license key

Review: Classic Shell brings the Start menu to Windows 8 for free

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Windows 8 doesn't have a Start button. If you don't think that's something that needs fixing, you're probably in the minority, at least for now. Maybe in time, Windows 8's Modern-style Start Screen will grow on users and it'll turn out Microsoft was right all along. Until that happens,...
Review: Classic Shell brings the Start menu to Windows 8 for free

Baidu Launches English-language Antivirus Software

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Chinese Internet search giant Baidu launched a free Windows security suite today, in the company's latest effort to crack foreign markets. Will international customers use antivirus software from a Chinese company? China-based Internet powerhouse Baidu is betting they will--the company's new English-language Baidu Antivirus 2013 launched today. The free...
Baidu Launches English-language Antivirus Software
Microsoft reportedly prohibiting workers from buying Apple products with company funds

Microsoft adds WP8 app to Windows Store just in time for launch

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If you're aiming to get your hands on one of the many WP 8 devices coming around after Microsoft launches the OS later today, it would be nice to be able to sync it with your Windows 8 PC, no? Redmond has you covered in the nick of time,...
Microsoft adds WP8 app to Windows Store just in time for launch

Microsoft confirms Windows Blue will be called Windows 8.1, a free Windows 8 update via the Windows Store

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Microsoft on Tuesday announced Windows Blue will be officially called Windows 8.1. Furthermore, the new version will arrive as a free Windows 8 update via the Windows Store. The news was revealed at the JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in Boston, by Tami Reller, Chief Marketing Officer and...
Microsoft confirms Windows Blue will be called Windows 8.1, a free Windows 8 update via the Windows Store
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