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Windows On ARM, Complete With Next Version of Office, To Arrive With Rest of Windows 8

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After being somewhat less than clear about its Windows-on-ARM plans, Microsoft answered a number of lingering questions on Thursday. In an interview, Windows unit President Steven Sinofsky said that the first ARM-based machines running Windows 8 should show up around the same time as the first Windows 8 machines running...
Windows On ARM, Complete With Next Version of Office, To Arrive With Rest of Windows 8

Want to run Windows through an HTML5 browser? Mikogo has you covered

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The German screen-sharing outfit Mikogo has jumped into a new line of business, releasing what it calls a “cloud desktop” – that is, a managed Windows desktop that runs in an HTML5 browser without need for any plugins, Java or special client apps. The advantage of this approach is straightforward:...
Want to run Windows through an HTML5 browser? Mikogo has you covered

10 Windows 8 apps you should download first

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Windows 8 is all about the apps, so it's important to find the best ones for your unique needs. Unfortunately, you need to sift through a lot of crap apps in the process, especially if you're not using a Windows 8 tablet; desktop and laptop PC users don't need to...
10 Windows 8 apps you should download first

Lucrative Windows crapware market is exactly why we need app stores

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Even as Microsoft tries to popularize its Windows Store for PC apps, shown above, the market for Windows crapware remains alive and well. A couple of stories have bubbled up recently about how lucrative the crapware business can be. It started with a post from TechCrunch about InstallMonetizer, a...
Lucrative Windows crapware market is exactly why we need app stores

Should You Buy Windows 8 or Windows RT?

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As Windows 8's October launch date approaches, potential buyers must begin to ask themselves this question: should you buy a full-fledged Windows 8 machine or consider a less-expensive Windows RT device? For most PC users, the question is moot: since Windows RT runs only on ARM microprocessors, anyone planning to...
Should You Buy Windows 8 or Windows RT?

Skype Adds E-Gifting To Its Mac And Windows Applications

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Microsoft-owned Skype is rolling out updates today to both its Mac and Windows desktop applications which introduce the ability for Skype users to send each other gifts in the form of Skype credit Gift Cards. The feature ties in nicely given Skype’s Facebook integration, as users already receive alerts on...
Skype Adds E-Gifting To Its Mac And Windows Applications

Laptop Guide: Timing the Market and The Machines

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[ See post to watch video ] Welcome to my spring laptop buyer’s guide. It should be an easy time for laptop buyers, now that we’re six months past the introduction of Microsoft’s redesigned Windows 8 operating system and laptop makers have had time to get into a new groove....
Laptop Guide: Timing the Market and The Machines

Consider Desktops in the Cloud for BYOD

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Desktop-as-a-Service is an interesting way for IT execs to provide cloud-based Windows desktop sessions, as well as shared resources such as storage....
Consider Desktops in the Cloud for BYOD
Here's What You Have To Think About When Picking A Mac Or A Windows PC (MSFT, AAPL)

Dell Voice offers VoIP, but only to Canadians

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Dell's teamed up with Fongo to offer Dell Voice, a VoIP app that's available exclusively in Canada. It's currently available for Android, iOS and Windows (Desktop), enabling everyone to shoot the breeze about Dustin Penner without charges. You'll get a local phone number that'll let you call all the...
Dell Voice offers VoIP, but only to Canadians
With Windows Blue, Microsoft looks to take a page out of Apple's Mac OS X playbook

Facebook Messenger For Windows Desktop Chat Client Launches After Leaking

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You might spend more time using Facebook if you didn’t have to leave a browser window open, so today Facebook officially launches its Messenger for Windows free downloadable desktop client. But since an early tester leaked the download link in December and Facebook responded by making it publicly available, you...
Facebook Messenger For Windows Desktop Chat Client Launches After Leaking

Sometimes They're Tablets, Sometimes They're Not

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[ See post to watch video ] Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system is a combination of two very different user interfaces, with each best used in a different way. While the whole system is touch-enabled, only the Start Screen, with its own tablet-type apps, is fully optimized for a...
Sometimes They're Tablets, Sometimes They're Not

Windows RT can be tweaked to run desktop apps, hacker says

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Running traditional desktop apps on Windows RT may be one step closer to reality, thanks to a vulnerability that a hacker claims lets you run any desktop app on the ARM version of Windows. A hacker called 'clrokr' recently detailed the Windows RT exploit, which requires manipulating a part...
Windows RT can be tweaked to run desktop apps, hacker says

IT'S OFFICIAL: Google's Dropbox Killer Is Here, And It's Exactly What Everyone Thought It Would Be (GOOG)

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Google has finally unveiled its online storage app, Google Drive.  It's pretty much what everyone expected — an equivalent version of Dropbox, a popular existing online storage service, that's so far designed to play well with Android. Here's what you need to know about the new storage service: You get...
IT'S OFFICIAL: Google's Dropbox Killer Is Here, And It's Exactly What Everyone Thought It Would Be (GOOG)
Mozilla says Microsoft won't allow rival browsers on ARM Windows desktop

Windows 8 Tablets: a Recipe for Confusion?

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Microsoft is offering users a choice between Metro and the traditional Windows desktop on ARM tablets, but that may be more puzzling than flexible....
Windows 8 Tablets: a Recipe for Confusion?

While you were Apple-ing: News from Windows Phone, Skype, and Visual Studio

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No one told Microsoft that today was Apple’s press cycle. That in mind, while TNW was thrashing out every critical ounce from Cupertino’s event, its Redmond-based competitor knocked out a number of important announcements. Allow us to catch you up. Windows Phone’s Marketplace Marketplace no more, my friends. As TNW...
While you were Apple-ing: News from Windows Phone, Skype, and Visual Studio

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

Twitter killing off mobile Tweetdeck, will keep Mac/Win apps

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Twitter has announced that it will be discontinuing support for mobile versions of its multi-service posting client TweetDeck this spring, removing the apps from the App Store and Google Play in May and discontinuing support for existing iOS and Android versions shortly thereafter. It will -- for the time being...
Twitter killing off mobile Tweetdeck, will keep Mac/Win apps

Hands on with Mailbird, a fast, slick, Sparrow-inspired email client for Windows

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Windows users pining for a mail client similar to Sparrow for OS X have had their wishes granted courtesy of Mailbird, a new email client for the Windows desktop. Mailbird is a speedy, no-nonsense client that offers basic email functionality without all the clutter that power-user programs such as...
Hands on with Mailbird, a fast, slick, Sparrow-inspired email client for Windows

Tiny Windows 8 tablets will ship with Office 2013 baked-in

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Windows tablets are about to get a whole lot more Office-y. Mere moments after announcing that Windows RT tablets are receiving a version of Outlook 2013 with the Windows 8.1 update, Windows CFO Tami Reller also said that all small-screen Windows 8 tablets will ship with a free copy...
Tiny Windows 8 tablets will ship with Office 2013 baked-in
Two screens, four modes, one odd Ultrabook: The Asus Taichi 21 review
MarkedUp launches to bring premium app analytics to Windows 8 and WP8 developers

Microsoft to release free Windows 8.1 update as public preview next month

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Microsoft this morning gave more details about the Windows 8 overhaul known previously as “Windows Blue” — confirming it will be called Windows 8.1 and be released as a free update for existing Windows 8 machines through the Windows Store. The company also said it will release a public preview...
Microsoft to release free Windows 8.1 update as public preview next month

OnLive changes its Windows on iPad licensing to appease Microsoft

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OnLive, the company providing hosted a hosted Windows desktop on the iPad and Android, has taken steps to comply with Microsoft licensing terms....
OnLive changes its Windows on iPad licensing to appease Microsoft

No-cost Windows 8 desktop development returns with Express for Desktop

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In response to pressure from the community, Microsoft has announced Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Desktop, a no-cost development environment for the creation of traditional desktop and command-line applications. Throughout the development of Visual Studio 2012 (formerly known as Visual Studio 11), Microsoft's stance has been that desktop development...
No-cost Windows 8 desktop development returns with Express for Desktop

HTML5 Epic Citadel demo shows the power of OpenGL in the browser

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Epic Games has released a new version of its popular Epic Citadel tech demo that runs entirely using open HTML5 and JavaScript standards in order to show off the potential for plugin-free game development inside a Web browser. To convert the Unreal Engine 3 tech demo to standards-compliant HTML5,...
HTML5 Epic Citadel demo shows the power of OpenGL in the browser

Would you use a cloud-based version of Windows?

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It's been two years since Chromebooks running Google's Chrome OS appeared on store shelves. So far, Google's plan--to turn your Web browser into an operating system and websites into desktop-app replacements--does not appear to be catching on But what if instead of accessing just websites, Chromebooks connected to a...
Would you use a cloud-based version of Windows?
Windows Blue could restore the Start button, boot straight to the desktop
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