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  • Video: Video: Microsoft Windows 8 developer tools

    Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows division, announced the release at Microsoft's "Build" Professional Developers Conference, being held this week in Anaheim, California.

  • Video: Video: Microsoft shows off Windows 8

    Microsoft will post the first developer preview beta of Windows 8 late on Tuesday, the company announced as it showed off the new OS running on a Samsung tablet.

  • News: Microsoft: No Windows Server for ARM

    While Microsoft is embracing the ARM processor architecture for its next Windows client operating system, Windows 8, the company has no immediate plans to develop an ARM-based version of its next Windows Server, the company executive in charge of Windows Server confirmed Wednesday.

  • News: Microsoft previews next Windows Server

    The story "Microsoft previews next Windows Server," posted to the wire Wednesday, incorrectly identified the source of the SMB protocol, mentioned in the tenth paragraph. The story has been corrected on the wire and the tenth paragraph now reads:

  • News: Microsoft previews next Windows Server

    One day after Microsoft launched the first beta of the next generation of its Windows desktop operating system, Windows 8, the company previewed the next version of its server operating system, Windows Server 8.

  • News: Microsoft Windows 8 release date rumour round-up

    Microsoft has finally confirmed technology's worst kept-secret, there will be a new version of the Windows operating system, and it'll be known as Windows 8. Well that's its code name for now at least anyway.

  • News: Microsoft launches Windows 8 preview

    Microsoft will post the first developer preview beta of Windows 8 late on Tuesday, the company announced as it showed off the new OS running on a Samsung tablet.

  • News: Windows 8: Going In-Depth with Microsoft's Update to Windows

    The buzzword is "reimagine" here at Microsoft BUILD conference where Windows 8 is being shown for the first time in detail to developers and the media. Reimagine refers to the operating system's radical new look, new support for tablets, revamped Start Screen, and integration of a new class of "metro-style" applications.

  • News: Windows 8 steps beyond the desktop

    On the Windows computer of the future, live tiles will replace icons, touch-based gestures will replace mouse clicks and semantic zooming will replace the arduous traversal through nested menus and folders.

  • News: Netflix Now Works on Android 2.2 and 2.3 Devices

    Netflix customers who want to watch the latest shows on the go using their smartphones have gotten some good news, but not everyone will be able to share in the party.

  • News: How to Max Out Your Windows Performance for $1000

    Ever since Microsoft released Windows Vista, all Windows PCs have included a benchmark tool called the Windows Experience Index, which gives you a quick look at how well you can expect the system to handle basic Windows tasks, Aero graphics, more-demanding applications, games, and more. Hitting the overall maximum score--7.9, at the time of this writing--isn't easy without investing in a lot of expensive, specialized hardware, but we've found a PC build that you can tweak to reach 7.8 overall (with a 7.9 in every category except processor speed) for about $1000.

  • News: Speed Up Windows 7 Installs With Slipstreaming and USB

    PC users know that reinstalling Windows is just one of the things that come with the territory. Maybe you're performing a clean install on your own PC to fix nagging issues, or maybe you're bringing your home-office or small-business network up to the latest version.

  • News: HP TouchSmart 520 all-in-one PC unveiled

    HP has announced two new desktop computers for launch in the UK in October. The HP Pavilion HPE Phoenix comes with 16GB of DDR3 RAM and is designed for 3D gaming and high-end digital content creation. The HP TouchSmart 520 is a 23in all-in-one PC costing £599

  • News: Six Big Windows 8 Features for Small Business

    With Microsoft's big BUILD conference right around the corner on September 12, people are buzzing about the Windows 8 news that's sure to come, and for the last couple of weeks, Microsoft has been parceling out information. So far, the features we’ve seen look colorful, fast, flashy, and flexible—but how much of a difference will they make for small business users?

  • News: Philips demos fatigue-fighting monitor tech

    Philips has announced a new tool in the fight against office fatigue. Rather than prescribing shorter working days or more frequent breaks, Philips believes technology itself can be used to improve time spent at our desks staring at our screens. Ergo Sensors built into office monitors will check users' posture

  • News: Medion Android tablet for UK by Christmas

    Medion is to launch its first Android smartphone and Android tablets in the UK. The tablet, the 10.1in screen Medion Life Tab will hit UK stores by mid-December. A 16GB and a 32GB Wi-Fi-only model will be offered, with a 3G-enabled version due out in early 2012

  • News: Security rundown for the week ending Sept. 2

    A mish-mash of security issues came up this week, everything from how to protect virtualized environments to a system that protects copper in utility sites from robbery and a story about digital certificate thefts.

  • News: Feedback: Taskbar Tip, Gmail Management, Antivirus Help

    Readers are so much smarter than me. (Don't tell my boss.) Take Renee, who wrote in regarding last week's Hassle-Free PC, "Keep Your Wi-Fi Secure, Quick Windows Tips." In it I noted that Windows 7 doesn't allow you to pin folders to the Taskbar, and I explained how to set up a keyboard shortcut instead.

  • News: Windows Tips and Tricks: Master the Taskbar and Start menu

    In Windows 7, the Start menu and the taskbar have become both easier to use and more sophisticated. However, they also offer a slew of additional capabilities and customization options that aren't obvious when you first look at them. I'll first walk through the plethora of options for each, and then dive into how to use them more effectively.

  • News: 42% of PCs will run Windows 7 by end of the year

    More than two in five (42 percent) of the world's PCs will be running Windows 7 by the end of the year says Gartner.



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