Microsoft isn't finished improving the Surface tablet. This week, the company will release an advanced version of its first tablet called the Surface Pro that's essentially a full-fledged Windows 8 computer crammed into a tablet form factor. There's an important distinction to be made here: The Surface Pro isn't an iPad...
Microsoft's plans to put Windows on tablets that compete with iPad and Android could be hitting some snags. Brooke Crothers at CNET says Windows RT, which runs on ARM-based chips, could "stumble out of the gate." He believes that Microsoft's PC partners, like HP, and chip-makers are struggling to get...
Microsoft will host media events in Los Angeles on June 18 and in San Francisco on June 20. Best guesses so far focus on Windows 8 RT tablets and/or Windows Phone 8 announcements....
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RT @rajatagr: iPhone 5 India launch pegged for October 26!— Mahendra Palsule (@ScepticGeek) October 09, 2012 After rolling out the device to 22 more countries late last month, BGR.in reported today that multiple sources confirmed Apple is preparing to launch the iPhone 5 in India on October 26: Multiple sources...
On-demand music streaming service Deezer has launched an app for Windows 8 today, grabbing an early lead over rivals Spotify and Rdio. The app is available to users in more than 180 countries, although there’s still no word on a wider release in what could be its most important market...
RT @MLB: ROY HALLADAY HAS THROWN A PERFECT GAME http://MLB.com #Phillies - 20th in #MLB history & second one this season!
RT @WSJ: McDonald's is recalling 12 million "Shrek" drinking glasses, which contain the toxic metal cadmium http://on.wsj.com/96xaG9
It might look a little like Windows 8, but that’s Android The blurring of the line between PCs and tablets looks set to be accelerated after Acer announced an All-In-One (AIO) PC powered by a 3GHz Core i5 Haswell processor, but running Android instead of Windows. Choosing Android over Windows...
RT morganb: RT @nate_elliott: of the 65 online videos that have 100m+ total views, 57% are music vids, only 17% are UGC http://bit.ly/4tAfbO
According to a report from Bloomberg, Microsoft has sold about 1.5 million Surface tablets to date, in both the RT and Pro versions, since the respective debuts. The alleged sales numbers fall short of Microsoft estimates, said to be 2 million of the Surface RT in just the December quarter...
Internet Explorer on ARM machines was not supposed to have Flash support, but Microsoft caved and instead decided to limit Flash on the Metro version of IE10 to only sites on its Compatibility View List. Don’t like the restriction? We have good news for you: the good guys on XDA...
RT @Mike_FTW: LOVE THIS. Consequences of gay marriage: http://twitpic.com/1ugb2g (via one of my moms; @halvorson)
RT @smh_multimedia: The burqa ban debate - for or against? The Rev Fred Nile and Randa Abdel-Fattah present their case: http://is.gd/cidkE
Happy Friday, dear friends. As we do every week, this post is a short look back at TNW’s coverage of Microsoft’s last seven days. Often, the post is light, as the Redmond-based software giant may have had a quiet week. Not this time. That in mind, and as always, check...
There's more confirmation (if you needed/wanted it) that Microsoft is readying Blue builds of Windows RT and Windows Server. [Read more]...
RT @digital_cultura: "Não contem com o fim do livro de papel, o ebook sim é que vai desaparecer", diz Jean-Claude Carrière - http://ht.ly/1Lx9Q
Microsoft’s Surface line of tablets is no small bet by the company. Indeed, we are seeing stirrings that indicate that the company has a broadly global vision for selling the devices, hoping to become an OEM for its software in a meaningful way, on a market share basis. Today, rumor...
RT @mao_tse_tung: RT @thepressproject: Το ισραηλινό ραδιόφωνο μεταδίδει ότι οι νεκροί είναι 15 και είναι όλοι τους Τούρκοι υπήκοοι (JP: http://bit.ly/afROgK)
The strangely named 'Ativ' range includes a Windows Phone, but it's the Windows RT tablets running ARM processors which will attract attentionFirst out of the OEM starting gate with Windows 8 tablets is Samsung, which showed off its new toys ahead of IFA in Berlin on Wednesday .Windows 8 has...
According to The Verge, the final build of Windows 8 has leaked. Yes, it only took about 12 minutes. The build itself is an ‘N’ build which means that it does not contain Windows Media Player. For more on that, run a search for decisions of the European Union against Microsoft....
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