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Windows 8 Release Preview leaks online (screenshots)

SkyDrive gets Mac, Windows, iPad apps, drops to 7GB for some

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Microsoft quickly confirmed rumors and has posted preview versions of both Windows Vista/7/8 and OS X Lion desktop apps while curbing the reach of its cloud service. The software now lets users more directly organize their cloud storage, automatically syncing anything loaded into a SkyDrive folder and sorting its contents...
SkyDrive gets Mac, Windows, iPad apps, drops to 7GB for some

Skype built into final Windows 8.1 version, Microsoft drops existing Messaging app

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Microsoft is making use of its Skype acquisition for Windows 8.1, opting to bundle it into a final version of the OS. Existing preview versions of Windows 8.1 do not include the traditional built-in Messaging app. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to The Verge that the final...
Skype built into final Windows 8.1 version, Microsoft drops existing Messaging app

Major Update for Google Docs

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Google Docs has been constantly updated since 2006, Writely and Google Spreadsheets have merged, but adding new features became increasingly difficult. Now that browsers are much better than they were four years ago and cutting-edge apps like Google Wave can run in a browser, it was time for a new...
Major Update for Google Docs
Outgoing Intel CEO Zings Windows 8, Predicts $200 Touch PCs Coming Soon (INTC, MSFT)

End is in sight for free Microsoft Office 2013 Preview

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The party will soon be over for anyone enjoying the free Office 365/Office 2013 Preview, and Microsoft is getting serious about convincing people to buy or subscribe to the new productivity suite before the trial ends. For the past few weeks, Microsoft has notified preview users about the close...
End is in sight for free Microsoft Office 2013 Preview

A new Google Docs

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They say a house is only as good as its foundation, and we believe the same holds true for web applications like Google Docs. With our old foundation, we could continue delivering most features you wanted quickly, but over time it became clear that some just weren’t possible. So we...
A new Google Docs

SkyDrive APIs – Bring your data to any app, any platform, any device

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On Monday, we released preview versions of SkyDrive for Windows and Mac, along with updates for iOS and Windows Phone. With SkyDrive on your desktop, you can now access files in the cloud right from any of your PC or Mac apps. And since we launched our API, we’ve been...
SkyDrive APIs – Bring your data to any app, any platform, any device

Office Web Apps integrate touch support on iPad and Windows 8, brace us for an Office 2013 world

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Touch-friendliness is a centerpiece for the upcoming Office 2013, but don't fret if you prefer to live in the world of Office Web Apps ahead of time. As of new preview versions of both OWA and Office 365, those using at least an iPad or Windows 8 will see...
Office Web Apps integrate touch support on iPad and Windows 8, brace us for an Office 2013 world

Group Photo Sharing Is A Fustercluck, But It Doesn't Have To Be With Cluster

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Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: Mobile app launches to enable users to quickly and easily share photos with one another. Yes, it’s another one of those stories. So the app this time is called Cluster, and it is focused on sharing photos with one’s friends and family...
Group Photo Sharing Is A Fustercluck, But It Doesn't Have To Be With Cluster
Hulu Plus app now available for Windows 8, will come preloaded on select Acer, Sony tablets

Windows Phone app for Windows arrives with expanded podcast support, quick updates, and flexible library selection

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Microsoft today announced the release of the Windows Phone app for Windows desktop. Available as a preview since October, the app is now available as a stable release. Here’s what’s new: Expanded podcast support. Support for iTunes podcasts has been a useful feature in the preview versions of the app,...
Windows Phone app for Windows arrives with expanded podcast support, quick updates, and flexible library selection

Microsoft's Next Version Of Windows, Windows Blue, Is Coming In June

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We keep hearing about Microsoft's next version of Windows, code-named Windows Blue, which is expected to fix all the things people really hate about Windows 8. We just learned from Microsoft's Julie Larson-Green, who leads Windows 8 development, that Windows Blue will be available to everyone at the end of...
Microsoft's Next Version Of Windows, Windows Blue, Is Coming In June

New Office Web Apps get finalized for SkyDrive, Outlook

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As polished and functional as something might be in its preview days, a piece of work isn't done until it is done, and Microsoft's Office Web Apps have finally reached that point. Back in July, Redmond piped out preview versions of OWA and Office 365, focusing on adding tablet-friendly...
New Office Web Apps get finalized for SkyDrive, Outlook

Microsoft releases SQL Server 2012 to manufacturers

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Yes, we expected it to happen around this time, but the moment has arrived at last: SQL Server 2012 has been released to manufacturers. Microsoft has been working on SQL Server 2012, previously codenamed Denali, for so long that we’re almost sad to see it take wings and fly. We’ve...
Microsoft releases SQL Server 2012 to manufacturers
Office 2013 for Windows RT strips down: Will lack complex features, ship as Preview

Office 2013 preview: the speed read

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Microsoft has released a wave of preview versions of its upcoming Office 2013 office productivity software and services, with the first public preview released on July 16. Ars continues to dig into the previews, looking at each aspect of the platform’s client software and cloud services—including the apps for the...
Office 2013 preview: the speed read

Windows 8 to step back on customization in Apple-like choice

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A seemingly minor decision for Windows 8 in the post-developer preview versions has shown an about-face by Microsoft in its approach to design. During new demos on Thursday to TechRadar, Windows 8 communications lead Chris Flores explained that users wouldn't be allowed to change the background of the main Metro...
Windows 8 to step back on customization in Apple-like choice

Meet the bold 20-year-old behind Spanish Firefox OS smartphone maker Geeksphone [Video]

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It’s almost impossible not to be impressed with Javier Agüera, a 20-year-old technology entrepreneur and engineering student from Madrid. I certainly was when I met up with him in the Spanish capital last week, and so was European Commission VP Neelie Kroes, who singled him out a few months ago...
Meet the bold 20-year-old behind Spanish Firefox OS smartphone maker Geeksphone [Video]
Google quickly quashes Nexus Q
Developing for Windows 8: Photobucket app creators talk Metro
Parallels Desktop 7 updated for Mountain Lion and Windows 8 Consumer Preview
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