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The Best Windows Phone 7 Apps You’re Not Using

[credit provider=”Gizmodo” url=”http://gizmodo.com/5590327/windows-phone-7-in-depth-a-fresh-start”] Windows Phone 7’s Marketplace certainly doesn’t have the most apps available, but it has almost all of the essential apps most people use regularly like Facebook, Twitter, ESPN Score centre, Netflix, a decent selection of games, weather apps, and more.Not only that, but many of these apps look […]
The Best Windows Phone 7 Apps You’re Not Using
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Windows 8 Is Blatantly Ripping Off Apple’s Mac App Store

[credit provider=”Windows 8 centre” url=”http://windows8center.com/news/correction-windows-8-app-marketplace-screenshots-fake/”] The upcoming Windows app store has been an open secret for a while now, but with every new build of Windows 8, we get a better idea what it’ll be like.Last week a few phony screenshots of the app store leaked, but they got the […]
Windows 8 Is Blatantly Ripping Off Apple’s Mac App Store
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Here Are 10 Amazing Windows 8 rumours That Make Apple Nervous

[credit provider=”Geeksmack” url=”http://www.geeksmack.net/uncategorized/windows-8s-secret-logon-screen-revealed/”] It could be almost a year before we finally get our hands on Windows 8.In the meantime, early release versions of the operating system have been seeded to developers, and a ton of hidden feature have been discovered in the code.
Here Are 10 Amazing Windows 8 rumours That Make Apple Nervous
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This Gorgeous Windows 7 Mod Will Make Your PC Look Like A Mac

[credit provider=” via Hamedanger on DeviantArt” url=”http://hameddanger.deviantart.com/#/d3bg7fq”] Are you a Windows 7 user lusting for a Mac, or at least for a Mac-like interface?One way to indulge your craving is using this simple installer to alter Windows 7’s user interface to make it look like the upcoming version of Mac […]
This Gorgeous Windows 7 Mod Will Make Your PC Look Like A Mac
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The Third Biggest PC Maker Warns Sales Are Tanking

Acer, the number-three PC maker in the world, told investors this morning that second-quarter sales will be down 10% from last year. That’s more bad news for PC suppliers like Microsoft and Intel.Acer previously expected flat growth during the quarter.
The Third Biggest PC Maker Warns Sales Are Tanking
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Does Anyone In Silicon Valley Care About Windows Anymore?

[credit provider=”Robert Scoble”] Microsoft is today showing off pieces of the next version of Windows (we’re all calling it Windows 8 ) but I’m wondering if anyone cares anymore about Windows in the tech enthusiast space.Why do I say that?
Does Anyone In Silicon Valley Care About Windows Anymore?
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The Windows App Store Is Coming Whether Microsoft Likes It Or Not

[credit provider=”Rodrigo Sepulveda” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/rsepulveda/5244014637/in/photosof-thibs/”] AllMyApps, a Paris-based startup that wants to be the App Store for Windows, is announcing tomorrow that they have reached 100,000 members three months after opening in beta.Last September, the company raised a million euros in VC from Elaia Partners and the company seems to be […]
The Windows App Store Is Coming Whether Microsoft Likes It Or Not
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How To Get Free Windows Software Daily

When you look up the word free in the dictionary, you’ll find a lot of definitions. It’s the homonym of all homonyms, but in the days of digital dependency and a falling economy, free only means one thing—expensive stuff for nothing. And if you own a Windows computer, one of […]
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ActiveInbox Will Keep Your Gmail Labels Neat And Tidy

[credit provider=”ActiveInboxhq.com”] ActiveInbox is a new browser extension that makes Gmail more useful by enhancing Labels to help you get things done.ActiveInbox is essentially a Gmail plugin, enabling you to create projects and organise emails within folders marked “Action,” “Waiting On,” “Someday,” and “Future.”
ActiveInbox Will Keep Your Gmail Labels Neat And Tidy
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Microsoft Strategy Chief: Tablets May Just Be A Fad

[credit provider=”Microsoft”] Microsoft’s chief technical officer and strategic leader Craig Mundie told an audience in Australia that he’s not sure if tablets are here to stay.It’s another example of Microsoft leadership’s blind spot (or perhaps willful denial) about the fastest growing new category in personal computing, which is starting to […]
Microsoft Strategy Chief: Tablets May Just Be A Fad
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PC Makers Get Their First Taste Of Windows 8

[credit provider=”Associated Press”] Microsoft has shipped the first test version of Windows 8 to PC makers, according to posts on online forums, which means it’s on track for a late 2012 release.Windows 8 is a big deal for Microsoft because it will have special features for tablets — it will […]
PC Makers Get Their First Taste Of Windows 8
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HP’s Puzzling WebOS Strategy

[credit provider=”HP” url=”http://h30507.www3.hp.com/t5/Data-Central/CEO-Apotheker-s-Friday-at-HP-Labs-lunch-and-listening-tours-Plus/ba-p/82688″] Hewlett Packard CEO Leo Apotheker confirmed to Businessweek earlier today that every Hewlett-Packard PC that ships in 2012 will include WebOS alongside Windows, adding some detail to HP’s surprise announcement last month.The idea is to create an instantly massive userbase for WebOS so developers will be more […]
HP’s Puzzling WebOS Strategy
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Microsoft To World: Stop Using Internet Explorer 6

[credit provider=”Microsoft” url=”http://ie6countdown.com/”] Microsoft has launched a new Web site, IE6 Countdown, to try and persuade laggards to abandon the 10-year-old Web browser.IE6 is a dog for a lot of reasons: it required sites to build their pages using non-standard HTML and other Web technologies, had serious security holes, and […]
Microsoft To World: Stop Using Internet Explorer 6
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Microsoft Will Enter The Tablet Game In Late 2012

[credit provider=”Robert Thomson via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/14degrees/440515255/”] Bloomberg reports that Microsoft is hoping to have Windows 8 tablets available in time for the back to school season. In 2012.The report cites confidential sources, and it’s in line with what we’ve heard as well. 
Microsoft Will Enter The Tablet Game In Late 2012
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Steve Jobs: Tablets Are Not PCs And Our Competitors Don’t Get It

The iPad is not a computer, and competitors who approach it like the PC market will fail, says Apple’s Steve Jobs.Like he did at last year’s iPad introduction, Jobs closed today’s iPad 2 event by talking about Apple’s philosophy of marrying technology with liberal arts (always a nice moment for […]
Steve Jobs: Tablets Are Not PCs And Our Competitors Don’t Get It
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How To Make Your Computer Run Faster Than Ever

I must admit, one of the most frustrating things in my life is … a slow computer. I hate the way it works and makes me wait, wait and wait. And the most annoying thing … I don’t know why it happened because a couple of years ago my PC […]
How To Make Your Computer Run Faster Than Ever
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LEAKED: Dell Roadmaps Show Big Bet On Android

Somebody just unleashed Dell’s smartphone and tablet roadmap for the next two years onto the folks at WPCentral and Android Central, and the biggest surprise is how heavily Dell — a big Windows partner — is betting on Android.
LEAKED: Dell Roadmaps Show Big Bet On Android
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HP Will Ship WebOS As An Addition To Windows, Not A Replacement

[credit provider=”Gizmodo” url=”http://gizmodo.com/#!5756251/palm-galleryyy//gallery/6″] This morning’s introduction of the HP TouchPad and other new WebOS devices lasted more than two hours, but it was worth sticking it out for the interesting news that came toward the end: later this year, HP will begin shipping WebOS on new laptop and notebook PCs.That […]
HP Will Ship WebOS As An Addition To Windows, Not A Replacement
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Weak PC Sales Could Hurt Microsoft Earnings

[credit provider=”Associated Press”] Microsoft reports earnings for the second quarter of its 2011 fiscal year this afternoon. We’ll be posting analysis as soon as the release hits around 4PM ET, and live-blogging the earnings call at 5:30 as well.Analysts are expecting a decent performance, with revenue up slightly at $19.14 […]
Weak PC Sales Could Hurt Microsoft Earnings
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Why Windows VP Brad Brooks Is Leaving Microsoft

[credit provider=”Microsoft”] Windows marketing chief Brad Brooks announced his departure from Microsoft earlier this week, making him the latest in a string of executives to leave the company in recent months.But he says he’s leaving to focus on the future of computing, not because of any problem with Microsoft.
Why Windows VP Brad Brooks Is Leaving Microsoft
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Intel: We’re Not Worried About Microsoft’s ARM Move

[credit provider=”Flickr/umpcportal.com” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/umpcportal/4271556900/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Intel wants the world to know that Microsoft’s decision to port Windows to ARM processors hasn’t created a rift between the old partners — even if some individual execs are hinting that they’re frustrated with Microsoft’s slow move.An Intel spokesperson said, “With over 30 years of compatibility, […]
Intel: We’re Not Worried About Microsoft’s ARM Move
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What People Don’t Understand About Steve Ballmer

[credit provider=”Associated Press”] Today is the 11th anniversary of Steve Ballmer’s tenure as CEO of Microsoft.He’s been controversial to say the least, with tales of temper tantrums, accusations that he’s missed big opportunities, and an occasionally crazed public demeanor. Outsiders often wonder how he can still be running the company.
What People Don’t Understand About Steve Ballmer
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Ballmer Learned His Lesson From Last Year: No Tablets

[credit provider=”CES”] Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer kicked off CES for the third time in a row this year, and it looks like he learned his lesson from last year: concentrate on the positives and don’t embarrass yourself by showing an inferior product.Last year, he showed off a bunch of tablet […]
Ballmer Learned His Lesson From Last Year: No Tablets
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OK, So Windows Is Coming To ARM Tablets…Someday

In a press conference that was closed to video, Microsoft gave the gathered reporters for a first glimpse of the next version of Windows–the company won’t call it Windows 8 yet–running on ARM processors, as well as chips from its longstanding partner Intel.Windows President Steve Sinofsky kicked it off by […]
OK, So Windows Is Coming To ARM Tablets…Someday
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See If You Can Spot The Problem With Microsoft’s Tablet Strategy

[credit provider=”Gizmodo”] Earlier today, computer maker Asus kicked off the Consumer Electronics Show a day early by announcing four upcoming tablet computers. Three of them run Google’s Android operating system. One runs Windows 7. See if you can guess which one is the outlier: Eee Pad MeMO: starts at $499 […]
See If You Can Spot The Problem With Microsoft’s Tablet Strategy
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French Considering Tax On Tablets…Except Windows

[credit provider=”store.archos.com”] Here’s one way Microsoft can get some much needed help in the tablet market: the French government is considering levying a tax of 12 Euro on all tablet PCs with more than 40GB of internal memory, unless they run Windows.As Techdirt summarizes, pointing to this story in the […]
French Considering Tax On Tablets…Except Windows
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How To Make Your New PC Run Flawlessly

[credit provider=”Associated Press”] Setting up a new PC can be confusing.Every new PC is different. There are three versions of Windows 7, dozens of anti-virus suites, and loads of crapware loaded by the manufacturer.
How To Make Your New PC Run Flawlessly
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Kinect Coming To PCs, Says Game Developer

[credit provider=”yankeyan, YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ59dXOo63o”] A Korean game developer has let slip that Microsoft’s Kinect game controller will soon work with Windows computers.GamePrix recently released a multiplayer role playing game called Divine Souls for the PC, and the company claims that the game is “scheduled to support Kinect.” A GamePrix employee […]
Kinect Coming To PCs, Says Game Developer
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Windows 8 For Tablets? Too Late

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a new Microsoft OS will support the ARM processors used in most smartphones and tablets. The report matches the rumours that Bloomberg dished up earlier today, with one new wrinkle: the Journal’s sources say the new OS won’t be out for at least […]
Windows 8 For Tablets? Too Late
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Another (Lame) Possibility For Microsoft: Windows CE Tablets

[credit provider=”AP”] ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley has an alternate take on this morning’s Bloomberg story that Microsoft is creating a version of Windows for ARM-based tablets.Instead of porting the current desktop version of Windows, Foley speculates that Microsoft is simply announcing a new version of Windows Embedded Compact–the operating system […]
Another (Lame) Possibility For Microsoft: Windows CE Tablets
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10 Burning Questions About Google’s New Chrome OS

[credit provider=”AP”] Google first announced Chrome OS in September 2008, and on Tuesday the company revealed a few more tantalising details, including the first prototype Chrome netbook, which will be shipping to reviewers in the next couple of weeks.But a lot of questions still remain unanswered.
10 Burning Questions About Google’s New Chrome OS
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Intel Steps Up Urgency On Tablet Battle While Microsoft Waits

[credit provider=”Dell Vlog” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr78DvvYK6w&feature=player_embedded”] Chipmaker Intel has formed a special group devoted to tablets and netbooks, reports the New York Times. That makes a lot of sense: Intel CEO Paul Otellini acknowledged during the company’s last earnings call that tablets are going to affect Intel’s business, and he understands that […]
Intel Steps Up Urgency On Tablet Battle While Microsoft Waits
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The PC’s Death By A Thousand Cuts: Tablets Today, Thin Clients Tomorrow

[credit provider=”Leif K-Brooks”] Today’s Gartner forecast of PC sales focused primarily on the consumer market, which is already being impacted by media tablets such as the iPad.But there was more bad news for PC makers buried near the end: businesses are showing increasing interest in hosted virtual desktops (HVDs). That […]
The PC’s Death By A Thousand Cuts: Tablets Today, Thin Clients Tomorrow
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Now Acer’s Imitating Apple With App And Music Store

As the traditional PC industry races to meet the challenge posed by Apple’s iPad, apparently having your own store is now a checklist feature.In a press event earlier today, Taiwanese PC manufacturer Acer unveiled three upcoming tablets–the dual-screen Iconia, which will run Windows 7 and will be available in February, […]
Now Acer’s Imitating Apple With App And Music Store
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HP Sells 9,000 Slate 500 Tablets, Twice What It Expected

[credit provider=”Cnet” url=”http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-20017895-1.html”] HP sold twice as many Slate 500 tablets as expected, Engadget reports.An Engadget source says HP ordered a 5,000 unit production run of the enterprise focused device. But it’s had 9,000 orders come in.
HP Sells 9,000 Slate 500 Tablets, Twice What It Expected
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Microsoft Insider: Ozzie’s Memo Was A Slap In The Face

[credit provider=”Asa Mathat | All Things Digital”] I asked a couple Microsoft employees for their off-the-cuff reactions to Ray Ozzie’s farewell memo, and they agree that he’s sounding the alarm loud and clear: Windows isn’t going to last forever, and the cloud isn’t just a selling point for the same […]
Microsoft Insider: Ozzie’s Memo Was A Slap In The Face
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Ozzie To Microsoft: You Can’t Rely On Your Huge Installed Base Forever

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Professional_Developers_Conference_2009_Partner_Expo_3.jpg”] Did Microsoft’s departing Chief Software Architect just call the end of the Windows franchise?Not exactly, but Ray Ozzie’s late-night memo to Microsoft employees and executives contained some statements that ought to terrify them. Or at least spur them to action.
Ozzie To Microsoft: You Can’t Rely On Your Huge Installed Base Forever