29 October 2012
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5 points of confusion about Windows 8

Windows 8 is not your conventional Windows upgrade. With  Windows 7, Vista, and XP, you got a fresh OS that added new tools, more  capabilities under the hood, new interface options, and a new look. But all of these were  variations on the basic Windows theme, and ran all your existing Windows  programs. Windows 8 […]


25 October 2012
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Skype for Windows 8

Skype is pushing out a new app to coincide with the launch of Windows 8 on Friday, and unsurprisingly, it’s built to take advantage of Microsoft’s new touch-centric desktop OS. The whole package has been streamlined, and of course brought into line with Microsoft’s “new-style” Windows interface (formerly known as Metro). Skype will get its […]


15 October 2012
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Microsoft releases Windows 8 Packaging

Microsoft has revealed the packaging for Windows 8 and confirmed the  operating system’s pricing ahead of its official launch on 26 October. In a Microsoft blog post, the firm showed off its colourful  branding for the forthcoming platform.  



21 August 2012
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Windows 8 upgrade registration now open, Microsoft offers deal

Windows 7 users can get it for £9.54 Bit by bit, Microsoft is rolling out its new Windows 8 operating system. Last week, it was released to manufacturers and Action Pack subscribers got their hands on it Monday. Though the general public must wait until October 26 to pick it up, those who purchase a […]


15 August 2012
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Microsoft redesigns SkyDrive

Microsoft has overhauled its SkyDrive cloud storage system, and it has also been busy boasting about Outlook.com user numbers. Outlook.com is the recently launched successor to Hotmail (not that the latter has been abandoned – yet), and now apparently has 10 million users already. But the bigger news is the refresh of the SkyDrive.com website, […]


10 August 2012
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Microsoft surfaces while OEMs sink

In the last few months, two massive switch-ups have called the future of OEMs into question. First of all, Google bought Motorola. And secondly, come 26 October, Microsoft will sell its first ever home-grown computer: The Surface tablet. The enormity of these two developments can’t be understated. For almost as long as Microsoft has existed, […]


6 August 2012
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Microsoft abandons Metro name

Apparently due to a trademark clash All we’ve heard from Redmond this year is Metro, Metro, Metro – the trendy user interface with a name inspired by “sophisticated” urban culture, or the Paris underground, perhaps. So it came as a bit of a shock at the end of last week when Microsoft confirmed it was […]


6 August 2012
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Microsoft Windows 8 finished, hits RTM

Less than three months to launch now Microsoft is effectively done with the development of Windows 8, and the operating system has reached RTM (Released to Manufacturing) status. In other words, the OS is being shipped to the manufacturers who will install it on their various devices due out in October. Windows 8 is on […]


17 July 2012
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Microsoft Office 2013 unveiled

Microsoft has pushed out the customer preview version of Office 2013, the next incarnation of its suite which will be cloud-based, and is designed with Windows 8 in mind. There will be physical copies of Office for those who want to install the suite in the traditional fashion, but Microsoft is really pushing three new […]