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Exclusive: Microsoft Word 2013 to support built-in PDF editing

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Those who had been using Microsoft Word for their daily word processing tasks knows that ever since Office 2010 the software included the ability to save Word documents as PDF format (and an official plug-in is available for Office 2007 too). However, this had always been a one-way street, as...
Exclusive: Microsoft Word 2013 to support built-in PDF editing

Internet Explorer 11 user agent makes browser look like Firefox, thumbs nose at legacy CSS hacks

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Subtlety can't always avert controversy. That leaked build of Windows Blue is a case in point: it suggests a relatively incremental update to Windows 8, yet some of its revelations are already causing quite a stir. Neowin now reports that Internet Explorer 11, as contained within the leaked build,...
Internet Explorer 11 user agent makes browser look like Firefox, thumbs nose at legacy CSS hacks

Detroit and Honolulu: Gird yourselves, Microsoft is coming to town

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According to investigations into Microsoft’s employment website by Neowin, Detroit and Honolulu will receive their own Microsoft Stores this year. Hiring is already underway. Six other Microsoft stores are already planned for the year, including four that were previously ‘holiday’ locations. Those locations include San Antonio, and San Francisco. Microsoft has crossed the...
Detroit and Honolulu: Gird yourselves, Microsoft is coming to town

Microsoft could capitalize on the iOS 6 Maps brouhaha before Google saves the day

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According to a statement provided to NeoWin, Microsoft has nothing to say on whether it will capitalize in the current, unique situation in the world of iOS, as the most recent update to the mobile platform has led to a storm of controversy concerning its new, Apple-produced mapping capabilities. For many folks,...
Microsoft could capitalize on the iOS 6 Maps brouhaha before Google saves the day

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
HP ‘Slate 8′ tablet with Windows 8 leaks to the web

Microsoft posts weird Windows 8 commercials, then promptly takes them down

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It appears Microsoft either made a mistake by posting new Windows commercials or was just flat-out embarrassed by the initial response. On Wednesday afternoon, both Neowin and WPCentral noticed that Microsoft uploaded three new spots to the official Windows YouTube channel. The ads, titled “Windows 8 Training Camp,” featured groups of...
Microsoft posts weird Windows 8 commercials, then promptly takes them down

Toshiba puts the final nail in the netbook coffin, as it discontinues its range in the US

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According to Liliputing, Toshiba is done with netbooks in the United States. The product variety, basement-priced micro-laptops that were exceptionally portable, sold millions of units, and helped certain brands grow in the public mind. However, the trend is over. Yes, over. What happened? Netbooks were squeezed from two directions: functional...
Toshiba puts the final nail in the netbook coffin, as it discontinues its range in the US

Video: What if Google’s glasses were made by Microsoft?

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Google caused a stir in the tech world last week with the concept video above for its augmented reality glasses, being developed under the name Project Glass. GeekWire readers are decidedly mixed on whether they’d actually wear the things. Also, as reported by Wired, augmented reality experts say Google’s video might promise...
Video: What if Google’s glasses were made by Microsoft?

Snap a picture with your voice? Microsoft wants a patent on it

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Tired of using a timer to snap a picture? Microsoft has a solution for you. Well, it’s not a particularly original solution, at least not at this point. But the company is hoping to patent the approach. A newly surfaced patent application, first reported by Patent Bolt, describes a...
Snap a picture with your voice? Microsoft wants a patent on it

HP Slate 8 render leaks, shows first true Windows 8 tablet

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The first production Windows 8 tablet may have been uncovered early in a presentation believed leaked on Friday. Badged as the Slate 8, the third-generation Windows tablet seen by Neowin in preliminary rendered form would be much sleeker than previous generations. The 10-inch tablet would now be much more competitive...
HP Slate 8 render leaks, shows first true Windows 8 tablet

Microsoft to release 'Switch to Windows Phone' app for Android

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Microsoft is working with a third-party developer to release a new app for Android users designed to make it easier to transition to Windows Phone. The app, dubbed ‘Switch to Windows Phone,’ uses technology from app search engine Quixey to identify and suggest Windows Phone apps that replicate or at...
Microsoft to release 'Switch to Windows Phone' app for Android

Microsoft's branding fizzle: 'Windows 8′ tipped to replace the popular 'Metro'

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Metro is on the way out, that much has been known for days. However, just what Microsoft intends to replace it with has been a bit opaque, until now. The latest from ZDNet is that Microsoft has decided to replace ‘Metro’ with ‘Windows 8.’ If that sounds like a clunky...
Microsoft's branding fizzle: 'Windows 8′ tipped to replace the popular 'Metro'

Outlook.com users report missing emails following transition to the new webmail product

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As early as the middle of October, new users of Outlook.com who switched to the product from other webmail providers were reported account access issues, and missing emails. TNW did not take note of the issue until today, when a report on the sharp Neowin brought the issue to our...
Outlook.com users report missing emails following transition to the new webmail product

Leaked Windows 8 compatibility stickers confirm horrifically ugly new logo

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This is a quick one, boys, and a sad one. As it turns out, that Windows 8 logo that is fashionable to hate, appears to be the real deal. Damn the pulbic reaction, full speed ahead! The image in question, from the annoyingly well-sourced WinUnleaked and via NeoWin, shows off...
Leaked Windows 8 compatibility stickers confirm horrifically ugly new logo

To the top: Windows 8 hits #1 on Amazon's software sales charts

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This is a small piece of good news – akin to leading in early voting in an election – but one that Microsoft is likely willing to smile about: Windows 8 is currently atop the Amazon software sales charts. At the time of writing, here’s what things look like: Yes,...
To the top: Windows 8 hits #1 on Amazon's software sales charts

IE11 to appear as Firefox to avoid legacy IE CSS

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IE11 to appear as Firefox to avoid legacy IE CSS: Max Slater-Robins for Neowin: To further ensure IE11 users don't receive an odd version of the site, Microsoft also included the command "Like Gecko" which instructs the website to send back the same version of the website as they would...
IE11 to appear as Firefox to avoid legacy IE CSS

This Will Be The Default Wallpaper On Windows 8 (MSFT)

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The default wallpaper for Microsoft's next operating system, Windows 8, leaked today on NeoWin. (Which we found via The Verge.) Windows 8 will launch on October 26. Here's the wallpaper. Click for a larger version: Please follow SAI: Tools on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »...
This Will Be The Default Wallpaper On Windows 8 (MSFT)

Meet Gabriel Weinberg, the man taking on Google and Bing

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DuckDuckGo is a small startup search engine which offers fair and unrecorded results to anyone. Neowin has interviewed Gabriel Weinberg, the founder and CEO of DuckDuckGo, on Google, Bing and more. Read more......
Meet Gabriel Weinberg, the man taking on Google and Bing

Hello, Michigan: Ballmer heading home to open Microsoft Store

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When Microsoft opens retail stores in markets around the country, it often brings out celebs and execs with connections to the local community to participate. Which means that a special guest is in store for residents of Troy, Michigan, when the company opens s store there this week. No,...
Hello, Michigan: Ballmer heading home to open Microsoft Store
Microsoft to open London retail store in March 2013

Promotions, Hires and Changes at The Next Web

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“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” Wise words from American author Gail Sheehy, which I’ve included here because it’s the only quote I can remember with the word “change.” That said, it also brings me neatly onto a few recent changes...
Promotions, Hires and Changes at The Next Web

Microsoft planning “major announcement” for June 18th

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The hubbub we’re hearing right now says that Microsoft is sending out an event invitation to something that it says will be “a major Microsoft announcement”. With the company on the cusp of a few major products, it’s hard to venture a solid guess as to what the event might...
Microsoft planning “major announcement” for June 18th
Dell Latitude 10 and XPS 12 Windows 8 tablet images surface

Microsoft may be set to combat piracy with special Chinese edition of Windows 8

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This is quite interesting. In a potential bid to combat piracy, Microsoft is said to be building a specific Windows 8 SKU, or build, for the Chinese market. This edition of Windows 8 will likely, if built, be cheaper than other versions of the operating system, making it more generally...
Microsoft may be set to combat piracy with special Chinese edition of Windows 8

Microsoft turns Surface tablet into a skateboard, Windows chief Steven Sinofsky takes it for a spin

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Gorilla Glass 2 and a chassis forged from magnesium lend Microsoft's Surface slates some durability, but the firm's decided to prove just how tough its tablets are by turning one into a skateboard. The wheeled slice of Windows 8 is said to have been rolled out during a tour...
Microsoft turns Surface tablet into a skateboard, Windows chief Steven Sinofsky takes it for a spin

Visual Studio 11 beta due February 29th

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Microsoft today announced that betas for Visual Studio 11 and .NET Framework 4.5 will be made available on the 29th of February. Apparently in love with the fact that February has an extra day this year, Microsoft has also scheduled a press event for Windows 8 on that date. The company is...
Visual Studio 11 beta due February 29th

Windows Phone 8 could come as early as September

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According to unnamed sources speaking to PocketNow, Windows Phone 8 devices might be out in the market earlier than what was previously anticipated. It had been expected that Windows Phone 8 would RTM in September, but not reach the market until November. PocketNow has it that certain Windows Phone 8...
Windows Phone 8 could come as early as September

More slides on Dell's Windows 8 Latitude 10 tablet surface, detail docking station and launch window

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A slide detailing a Dell Latitude 10 tablet running Windows 8 surfaced late last month, and today more information about that slate has hit the internet. Neowin's "insider source" provided additional slides pertaining to the Dell Latitude 10, rounding out the product's specs and adding its time-to-market to the...
More slides on Dell's Windows 8 Latitude 10 tablet surface, detail docking station and launch window
Shiny new Windows 8 Skype app leaks online
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