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Hands on with Twitter for Windows 8

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It's hard to believe that Windows 8 has gone this long--139 days--without an official Twitter app. The social network's steady stream of bite-sized updates are tailor-made for the snapping and sharing features of Windows 8. Yet since Oct. 26 of last year, users have been forced to seek out...
Hands on with Twitter for Windows 8

Social Apps Are Late to the Windows 8 Party

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Microsoft had a big day last week with the launch of Windows 8, the single largest change to the company’s legacy operating system since 2009. But social apps — one of the most popular app categories — aren’t showing up to Microsoft’s launch party. Neither Facebook nor Twitter have built...
Social Apps Are Late to the Windows 8 Party
Pinball project aims to resurrect the arcade with classic restorations and custom reinventions

Microsoft moves to relegate Windows 7 to second-class status

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As Microsoft goes full speed ahead on Windows 8, a number of signs suggest that Windows 7 is fading fast in Redmond's rear view mirror. On Monday, Microsoft program manager Daniel Moth confirmed in a support forum that DirectX 11.1 will only work with Windows 8. The company has...
Microsoft moves to relegate Windows 7 to second-class status
Windows 8 Is "A Cognitive Burden"

Ten Dollar Fonts brings incredible experimental typefaces to the masses

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The art of type design is for a special breed of designer. The insane attention to detail required to create typefaces is enough to drive the average person crazy, but somehow a special few are able to master the subtle curves and rules that go into type. Fine typefaces can...
Ten Dollar Fonts brings incredible experimental typefaces to the masses

Microsoft to refresh Windows 8 core app trio on Tuesday

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Microsoft will push updated versions of several long-criticized Windows 8 apps, including Mail, Calendar and People, the "Modern"-style program for keeping track of contacts, to the Windows Store tomorrow....
Microsoft to refresh Windows 8 core app trio on Tuesday
Microsoft defends the look of the Xbox One

Windows chief's comments hint at a desktop resurgence in Windows Blue

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Don't give up hope just yet, all ye desktop faithful. While news of 100 million Windows 8 licenses sold may make Microsoft seem less likely to implement any backward-looking changes into its divisive new operating system, comments from Windows honcho Tami Reller in a series of interviews hint at...
Windows chief's comments hint at a desktop resurgence in Windows Blue

The Mega Design Bundle is a designer's dream package [VB Store]

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This sponsored post is produced by StackSocial. If you’re a designer, you’re always looking for more assets to have at your disposal. Here’s a great chance for you to stack up on some high quality design resources so you can tackle any design wishes you may have! The Mega...
The Mega Design Bundle is a designer's dream package [VB Store]

Even more secretive Windows Blue features revealed

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The leaked development version of Windows Blue, an upcoming version of Windows 8 expected later this year, has shed light on even more improvements coming to the operating system. Windows Blue--whose leak prompted Microsoft to admit its existence--won't be a whole new OS, but rather an update or service...
Even more secretive Windows Blue features revealed

Report: Microsoft Office will launch January 29

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The next version of Office software will be commercially available on Tuesday, January 29, according to ZDNet's Mary Jo FoleyMicrosoft hasn't announced an official release date, but the company has already started teasing the launch of Office 365, a subscription version of its productivity software, for January 29. Also, a...
Report: Microsoft Office will launch January 29

Did our first glimpse of Metro Office apps just appear in Microsoft's Windows 8.1 pics?

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Microsoft let many cats out of myriad bags in its whopping 1,817-word reveal of Windows 8.1 yesterday, but it's what the company didn't talk about that's almost more intriguing. Mixed in among all the chatter was a curious screenshot of the Windows 8.1 Start screen, and tucked away in amongst...
Did our first glimpse of Metro Office apps just appear in Microsoft's Windows 8.1 pics?

Microsoft officially acknowledges Windows Blue

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Microsoft has finally broken its silence on Windows Blue, the long-rumored but never-announced update for Windows 8. Whispers about Windows Blue started up months ago, egged on by slip-ups in Microsoft job postings and interviews that mentioned the update by name. Speculation reached a fever pitch this weekend when...
Microsoft officially acknowledges Windows Blue

Shiny, happy households: Formica turns 100

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Formica, the wipe-clean wonder surface that conquered the world, is 100 years old. Oliver Wainwright would like a finish in Skylark, Spindrift or Milano, pleaseIt has lined the interiors of everything from greasy spoon cafes to luxury cruise liners, from hospital wards to train cabins - bringing a fusion of...
Shiny, happy households: Formica turns 100

Ear candy! The best Windows 8 music apps

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The touch-friendly modern UI at the core of Windows 8 looks and feels like no Windows that's come before, but for music lovers, the question is how does it sound? This early into the life cycle of the Windows Store, the best music apps--as with any other genre--are going...
Ear candy! The best Windows 8 music apps

And the study says: Windows 8 users rarely touch Metro apps

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If you were going to sum up Windows 8 in a single sentence, "It's all about the apps" would do the trick. And that's why a new study from Soluto, a company that offers a remote troubleshooting tool for Windows PCs, suggests a somewhat stark reality for Microsoft's new-look operating...
And the study says: Windows 8 users rarely touch Metro apps

Hands on with Outlook.com's new calendar: What Windows 8's Calendar app should be

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Outlook.com's Calendar is the latest Microsoft service to get modern-style makeover designed to match the visual style of Windows 8. It's a much-needed makeover, and it even includes some features you won't find in the all-too-basic Calendar app that's actually baked into Microsoft operating system. Calendar on Outlook.com has...
Hands on with Outlook.com's new calendar: What Windows 8's Calendar app should be

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

New updates streamline the Mail, Calendar and People apps in Windows 8

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Microsoft is nothing if not tenacious, and that's a good thing when it comes to Windows 8's baked-in apps. Those modern-style apps might be eye-catching, but they've been disappointments in terms of pure usability. In fact, Windows co-chief Tami Reller has admitted that Windows 8's default apps need some...
New updates streamline the Mail, Calendar and People apps in Windows 8
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Best Tech Events This Week (NYU Entrepreneurs Festival, Startup Weekend EDU, Silicon Harlem Launch Party, ITP Big Screens, DUMBO Startup Lab Demo Day, Entrepreneurs Roundtable)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. You get...
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Killing the desktop: Can you survive in Windows 8's modern UI alone?

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Can Windows 8's modern UI replace the traditional desktop? That's the question everyone's been asking since Microsoft released Windows 8 last October. Thus far, the consensus theory has been a resounding NO! There aren't enough modern apps in the Windows Store, critics point out. And the full-screen view of modern-style...
Killing the desktop: Can you survive in Windows 8's modern UI alone?
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