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Live from Microsoft's Windows 8 press event at Mobile World Congress 2012!

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Today's the day! It's been months since we tested the Windows 8 Developer Preview, and now Microsoft is finally ready to let the general PC-using public give it a whirl. While we already have a feel for the overarching interface, which mashes together the traditional desktop and Metro-inspired tiles,...
Live from Microsoft's Windows 8 press event at Mobile World Congress 2012!

HMV goes bankrupt after 91 years in the disc-selling business

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The first time we mentioned HMV on Engadget was back in 2009, when the British retailer discounted the PSP Go -- ironically, one of the earliest devices to do away with disc-shaped media. As the picture above shows though, HMV's history goes back much further than that. Its first...
HMV goes bankrupt after 91 years in the disc-selling business

Metro-styled build of Chrome in the works for Windows 8

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Windows 8's impending metro/desktop split means some programs may be pulling double duty in your task manager -- one for its classic environment, and one for its fancy facade. Google, not to be outdone by Mozilla, recently told Mashable that it's building a version of Chrome optimized for Windows...
Metro-styled build of Chrome in the works for Windows 8

GitHub branches out, releases Windows client

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GitHub, the version tracking and collaboration platform for developers, has proven quite popular, especially with the open source crowd. There's been one glaring issue with the dev hub, though -- lack of an easy to use Windows client. Sure, app creators could sync their changes though command line tools...
GitHub branches out, releases Windows client
Microsoft Office on iPad Spotted, Coming Soon to App Store
Microsoft reportedly working to block apps that re-enable the Windows 8 Start button

LinkedIn releases official Windows Phone app, and it’s beautiful

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LinkedIn has quietly released an official Windows Phone 7.5 application over the weekend (picked up earlier by Guardian, Neowin and many others). I gave it a quick whirl, and the verdict is that it looks really fast, and gorgeous – see more screenshots below – but comes with a...
LinkedIn releases official Windows Phone app, and it’s beautiful
Windows 8 vs. iPad: feature by feature

Hands-on: GitHub for Windows takes the pain out of using git

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GitHub uses the git distributed version control system originally created by Linus Torvalds to help manage Linux's development as its backbone. It provides project hosting, bug tracking, and more, all wrapped up in a powerful Web interface. GitHub's most important feature is perhaps its trivial ability to fork projects. It...
Hands-on: GitHub for Windows takes the pain out of using git

Nokia and Microsoft create AppCampus to teach devs how to make more Metro apps

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Windows Phone may be picking up the pace in the hardware department thanks to some Nokia know-how, but the platform still lags behind its competition in the apps department. Team Redmond and team Espoo are taking steps to remedy that dearth of software, however, with their new AppCampus development...
Nokia and Microsoft create AppCampus to teach devs how to make more Metro apps

Mozilla slaps Windows RT as a return to the 'digital dark ages' for limiting browser choice, Google also waves fist angrily

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Mozilla is waving red flags about Microsoft's forthcoming Windows RT (the variety designed to run on ARM processors). It's claiming that only the Internet Explorer browser will run under the much more (in computing terms) privileged Windows Classic environment. It claims this effectively makes IE the only fully functioning...
Mozilla slaps Windows RT as a return to the 'digital dark ages' for limiting browser choice, Google also waves fist angrily
Microsoft Office logo goes Metro, hints at 2013 release for Office 15
Windows 8 Consumer Preview now available to download
New Windows 8.1 leak includes 'Metro' file explorer and improved multitasking
Windows 8 Consumer Preview hands-on

Google releases Windows 8 search app

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Google has launched a dedicated search app for Windows 8 ahead of Friday's official release of the OS. Google Search for Windows 8 is now available free in the Windows Store and will be an alternative to Bing, which is the default search engine in Internet Explorer on Windows...
Google releases Windows 8 search app
Microsoft's Courier-like radial menu for OneNote Windows 8 (hands-on)
How Microsoft plans to teach the world to use Windows 8
ReadWrite Survey: Consumers Like Windows 8 & Surface, But Prefer Windows 7

Dell XPS One 27 review roundup: an all-in-one PC worth owning

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Let's be honest here: there hasn't been an overly compelling option in the all-in-one PC space in a really, really long time. Not to say there weren't decent options, but that "blow you away" factor has been missing for a good while. No more. Dell's wildly handsome XPS One...
Dell XPS One 27 review roundup: an all-in-one PC worth owning
Google Chrome Metro style Windows 8 browser released (hands-on)

Splashtop's Win8 Metro Testbed comes to Android slates, keeps everyone happy

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Shortly after launching its Win8 Metro Testbed on Cupertino's tablet, Splashtop's bringing the Microsoft OS simulator over to the Android side. The app is essentially identical to that of the iPad, meaning it'll give developers (or any other adventurers) a Windows 8 canvas to test out possible future applications...
Splashtop's Win8 Metro Testbed comes to Android slates, keeps everyone happy
This Is What Microsoft Office Looks Like On An iPad

How to add Windows 8's best desktop features to Windows 7

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"Windows 8 on a desktop." The very phrase makes some people recoil and instinctively mouse over their Start buttons. It's too bad that the modern UI has proven so contentious, because aside from the eye candy--or eye cancer, depending on your perspective--an abundance of welcome nuts-and-bolts changes makes Windows...
How to add Windows 8's best desktop features to Windows 7
Windows RT tablets do not need a desktop mode
Breaking! Windows 8 Wallpapers Leak Ahead Of Official Debut
The big problem with Microsoft's Flash whitelist

Mozilla and Google accuse Microsoft of unfair browser competition

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Microsoft will restrict third-party browsers like Firefox and Chrome to the Metro sandbox in Windows 8 for ARM devices, while treating Internet Explorer 10 as an “intrinsic feature” of Windows. Mozilla and its primary backer, Google, say that’s not fair....
Mozilla and Google accuse Microsoft of unfair browser competition

7digital launches early digital music store on Windows 8, available now on Preview version

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Digital music store 7digital has announced that it's launching a Windows 8-based version -- and you can even shop around on the preview iteration, ahead of the operating system's October launch date. The store will offer up 20 million tracks, with your account still working across the existing platforms,...
7digital launches early digital music store on Windows 8, available now on Preview version
Apple Introduces iOS 6
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?