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The return of the Start button in Windows 8.1 will help unify the desktop and Start Screen

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The inimitable Paul Thurrott today reported two images that detail key features of the coming ‘Blue’ update to Windows 8: the return of the Start Button, and the unification of the Start Screen and desktop interfaces. I wrote some time back that simply adding Start button to Windows 8 sans other...
The return of the Start button in Windows 8.1 will help unify the desktop and Start Screen

Windows Explorer’s UI in Windows 8′s RC: Blue, Flat, and Crowded

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Microsoft is slowly tweaking the Windows 8 user interface to more and more fit the ‘Metro’ design aesthetic. The updating of Windows 8 from the look of Windows 7 has taken Microsoft quite some time, as the company works towards the operating system’s final builds. The fact that the user...
Windows Explorer’s UI in Windows 8′s RC: Blue, Flat, and Crowded

First leaked Windows 8.1 screenshot clearly shows new Start button

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Start button fans, rejoice: Microsoft really seems to have heard your pleas. In addition to the new information we learned today about how Microsoft might implement the Start button in its upcoming Windows 8.1 release, we now have a leaked screenshot of the new operating system that clearly shows the...
First leaked Windows 8.1 screenshot clearly shows new Start button

Three reasons the Surface RT might not work for business

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When Microsoft unveiled its Surface tablet earlier this year, it looked impressive, but left us with few details. This week, Microsoft invited a select group of tech writers for a closer look behind the curtain, and began taking pre-orders for the device that will be available as of October...
Three reasons the Surface RT might not work for business
Windows 8 PC sales reportedly 'well below Microsoft's internal projections'

Windows 7 Phone Almost Ready, Screenshots

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A near final version of the Windows 7 Phone mobile operating system has been leaked.The “RC1 escrow” version was actually built last month at Microsoft but has just been leaked now, so most likely there could be an even closer to actual release version (or in fact the actual release...
Windows 7 Phone Almost Ready, Screenshots
Microsoft reportedly moving Surface into additional retail stores 'within days'

Press Start: Xbox 720 event rumoured for May, Ouya strikes back and more

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Plus, Street Fighter the TV series, Rod Fergusson leaves Irrational Games and how to get more Achievements and TrophiesA selection of links from the Guardian's games writersMicrosoft planning Xbox event for May | The VergeMicrosoft had originally been planning to unveil its next-generation Xbox details at an event in April,...
Press Start: Xbox 720 event rumoured for May, Ouya strikes back and more

Paul Thurrott on the iPad

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Paul Thurrott: Anyone who believes this thing is a game changer is a tool.  ★ ...
Paul Thurrott on the iPad

AT&T is terrible, but it is hardly killing Windows Phone

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Great news: the Nokia Lumia 900 is coming to AT&T for the low, low price of $100. For a flagship device, that’s a killer price point. I expect it to sell briskly, boosting Nokia, Microsoft, and the Windows Phone franchise all at the same time. Given that Windows Phone is...
AT&T is terrible, but it is hardly killing Windows Phone
Microsoft Is Backing Down From One Of Windows 8's Boldest Changes

Next Xbox may sell for $499 or $299 with two-year subscription

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Longtime Microsoft blogger Paul Thurrott writes that the device, which will be unveiled May 21, will run an operating system that "is based" on a version of Windows 8. [Read more]...
Next Xbox may sell for $499 or $299 with two-year subscription
Windows 8 can wipe a PC clean in just six minutes

Reports: Next-generation Xbox unveiling set for May

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It’s looking more like we could be seeing (or at least hearing about) the next Xbox sometime next month. Two longtime Microsoft reporters, Paul Thurrott and Tom Warren, are reporting that Microsoft is planning a May 21 event to provide the first details of its next-generation home console. Thurrott, of...
Reports: Next-generation Xbox unveiling set for May

Here's Why You Shouldn't Upgrade Your Old PC To Windows 8 (MSFT)

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It will be possible to upgrade machines running XP and Vista to Windows 8. But it could wipe out all of your Windows apps, reports Mary Jo Foley on CNET. Microsoft has really only promised that Windows 7 users will be able to easily use Windows 8. Windows 7 apps,...
Here's Why You Shouldn't Upgrade Your Old PC To Windows 8 (MSFT)

Premature Crapulation?

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Premature Crapulation?: Harry McCracken for Time: Windows 8 was never (primarily) about driving PC sales for the 2012 holiday season. It's a long bet on a future in which most PCs have touch capability and many of them are tablets. As such, any current conclusions about how it's doing are...
Premature Crapulation?

Leaked Windows Phone 8 vid: Windows 8 kernel and integration, multiple cores

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Windows Phone 8 will be based on the same kernel as Windows 8, and will support multicore processors, NFC, and full device encryption according to a leaked video seen by PocketNow. This in turn inspired Paul Thurrott to reveal a little more about the software too. In the video...
Leaked Windows Phone 8 vid: Windows 8 kernel and integration, multiple cores

The iPad death watch

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Celebrating the three-year anniversary of Apple's tablet computer FORTUNE -- "Behold the Apple iFlop" was the TheStreet's headline. Bill Gates declared it not quite there yet. Paul Thurrott called it "a high priced, unnecessary trinket." Dan Lyons was let down. Eric Schmidt couldn't see the difference between a tablet and a...
The iPad death watch
Windows 8.1 Start button shown in leaked screenshots

Google Glass and wearable tech: This is a game-changer, not a fad

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It’s easy to identify something that’s going to take the world by storm. Just look for the product that’s quickest to be labelled a fad. To be discounted is a serious concern. But we can look directly at a few examples from the past decade that have redefined the world...
Google Glass and wearable tech: This is a game-changer, not a fad

Microsoft planning to ditch full retail Windows 8 version?

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Reports suggest Microsoft may be planning to offer only upgrade and "System Builder" options for Windows 8. Paul Thurrott and Mary Jo Foley of Windows Weekly revealed the alleged plans, which would see Microsoft decline to release a Windows 8 full boxed edition and instead rely on the OEM-edition sales...
Microsoft planning to ditch full retail Windows 8 version?

Site provides sneak peek at Microsoft Office 15

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A glimpse at the upcoming Office product on Paul Thurrott's Supersite for Windows reveals a new suite that tries to mimic the feel of Metro but runs as a traditional desktop program. [Read more]...
Site provides sneak peek at Microsoft Office 15
Microsoft may drop full retail Windows 8 boxes -- and that's a good thing

Boot up: Samsung's Apple loss, Rovio in a flap?, WinRT's problem, Ultraviole(n)t and more

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Plus how guys will really use Google Glass (sorry, women), the new form of disruption, Microsoft readies 7in tablets?, and moreA burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamFrozen Android phones give up data secrets >> BBC NewsFreezing an Android phone can help...
Boot up: Samsung's Apple loss, Rovio in a flap?, WinRT's problem, Ultraviole(n)t and more

Microsoft is rolling out an updated Outlook Calendar design with easier editing and sharing

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Microsoft has begun rolling out a major Metro-style redesign for its Outlook.com calendar. The update arrives today, though some users won’t get it until later this week. The company is touting the redesign as prioritizing “content over chrome”. Adding and editing events on the calendar is now easier thanks to one-click...
Microsoft is rolling out an updated Outlook Calendar design with easier editing and sharing

Microsoft pitches SkyDrive to Mac users, continuing the cloud wars

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The latest flash point between the technology giants is that of cloud storage for consumers, with Google, Apple, and Microsoft all crowding into a space that has long been dominated by the very successful Dropbox. Given that each service is offering a large block of free storage, usually 5 gigabytes,...
Microsoft pitches SkyDrive to Mac users, continuing the cloud wars

Windows 8 sales have been 'slow going,' Microsoft said to be blaming OEMs

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We've already heard about Windows RT's "modest" beginning, and now there's talk full-blown Windows 8 ain't flying off the shelves either. According to MS aficionado Paul Thurrott and his insider sources, uptake of the new OS isn't hitting Redmond's targets, with the blame being put on OEMs and their...
Windows 8 sales have been 'slow going,' Microsoft said to be blaming OEMs

Here's an early look at Outlook 2013 RT, coming as part of Windows 8.1

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This week Microsoft announced the coming arrival of Outlook 2013 RT, which will be released as part of the Windows 8.1 update. Windows 8.1, formerly known as Windows Blue will reach public preview on June 26th. It will be formally released by the end of the year. As usual, Paul...
Here's an early look at Outlook 2013 RT, coming as part of Windows 8.1

Office 15 Technical Preview 'Refresh' screenshots leak, tipped for a June beta

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After announcing its Technical Preview of Office 15 back in January, Microsoft has kept quiet about its plans for a promised summer beta. That might be about to change shortly though, as some are expecting the beta to arrive in June — possibly alongside the Windows 8 Preview Release....
Office 15 Technical Preview 'Refresh' screenshots leak, tipped for a June beta

Paul Thurrott on Randall Kennedy

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Paul Thurrott: But what makes this delicious is that the “source” for this information was egotistical evil maniac Randall Kennedy, and I want to be clear about this description here, because calling him this makes other egoists, evil people, and maniacs look bad by comparison. Put simply, Kennedy is one...
Paul Thurrott on Randall Kennedy
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