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New data shows big OS market share drop for Windows 8 and 8.1 in September

While Microsoft may have launched a public preview of Windows 10 this week, the current versions of the OS, Windows 8 and 8.1, are actually losing market share among PCs worldwide, according to the latest numbers from Net Applications. Based on stats generated by unique visitors to its...
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Microsoft issues patch for Windows issue that was first revealed by Google

Microsoft has now issued its newest batch of software security updates during its "Patch Tuesday" event. The eight bulletins included one that fixes a Windows vulnerability that was first revealed publicly by Google a couple of weeks ago. Microsoft was highly critical of Google's actions in...
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Microsoft pulls Visual Studio update that was causing some Windows PCs to freeze

Microsoft has now pulled an update it released earlier today for Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime. This was done after a number of online reports stated that the update was causing many Windows PCs to freeze after it attempted to install a patch. The update, KB 3001652. was...
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VAIO Z with Windows 8.1

VAIO's first two post-Sony laptops are also 2-in-1 hybrids

VAIO's first all-new Windows 8.1 laptops since breaking away from Sony in 2014 were revealed today. Both the VAIO Z and the VAIO Z Canvas are 2-in-1 hybrids. The VAIO Z includes a hinge on its display so it can be turned into a tablet, while the VAIO Z Canvas is designed so that the screen can...
Windows 7 PC

Microsoft pulls Visual Studio update that was causing some Windows PCs to freeze

Microsoft has now pulled an update it released earlier today for Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime. This was done after a number of online reports stated that the update was causing many Windows PCs to freeze after it attempted to install a patch. The update, KB 3001652. was...
Windows 8.1

New OS data shows gains for Windows 8.1 while Windows XP still hangs around

The latest desktop operating system market share numbers for January 2015 show a gain for Windows 8.1 worldwide. However, it also shows that the 13 year old Windows XP is still the second most used PC OS in the world, several months after its official support was cut off by Microsoft. Net...
Alaska Airlines Windows 8.1 tablets

Alaska Airlines to offer Windows 8.1 tablets for passengers on long flights

Alaska Airlines will begin to offer Windows 8.1 tablets to its passengers who are on long-haul flights beginning on February 1. The tablets will be given to First Class customers and MVP Gold75K members at no charge; everyone else can rent them for $8-$10 a flight. The tablets will come pre-...
Dell V8

Windows 8.1 with Bing is free for OEMs despite initial $10 charge

Microsoft technically charges OEMs $10 for each copy of Windows 8.1 with Bing for installation on new tablets under nine inches. However, newly revealed OEM pricing documents show that Microsoft is currently offering those same OEMs a $10 "configuration discount" for Windows 8.1 with Bing,...
Google security researcher outs another security exploit in Windows 8.1 and 7

Google security researcher outs another exploit in Windows 8.1 and 7

After having outed a vulnerability in Windows a few weeks ago, Google is at it again. This time a Google security researcher detailed another vulnerability in in both Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. Similar to the exploit that Google previously detailed, this vulnerability could allow a user to...
Windows

Microsoft issues patch for Windows issue that was first revealed by Google

Microsoft has now issued its newest batch of software security updates during its "Patch Tuesday" event. The eight bulletins included one that fixes a Windows vulnerability that was first revealed publicly by Google a couple of weeks ago. Microsoft was highly critical of Google's actions in...
Hardees

Microsoft's working with Hardee's to offer faster fast food

Microsoft is working with Hardee's and TGI Friday's to help speed up orders for food at their restaurants by using Windows 8.1 devices. One is a self-serve order system while the other gives tablets to servers in place of paper and pens. Microsoft announced these new partnerships during the...
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Microsoft hits back at Google for publishing Windows 8.1 vulnerability before being fixed

Microsoft has lashed out at Google for making a Windows 8.1 vulnerability public. Chris Betz, heading up the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC), published a new blog post over on TechNet talking about security and how tech companies should work together to better protect consumers against...
Intel Compute Stick

Intel's Compute Stick is a tiny $149 PC with Windows 8.1, set to arrive in March

Would you like to have a full Windows 8.1 PC that can be held in your hand? Intel is showing off such a device during CES 2015 this week. The Intel Compute Stick is an upcoming HDMI dongle that's about the size of a Chromecast or Amazon Fire TV Stick that's due out in March for just $149 with...

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