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Microsoft to fix Internet Explorer vulnerability along with other system exploits next week

Microsoft to fix Internet Explorer vulnerability along with other system exploits next week

Michael Archambault 32

Next week, Microsoft is set to patch a collection of security loopholes that have served as a major vulnerability within Internet Explorer. A few months ago, security firm FireEye, discovered that they could exploit machines by using a piece of code that was drilled up by hackers. A second security confirm, Websense, later confirmed the issue and now a patch is ready to be sent out this...

UK AppChallenge gets you to discover new Windows & Windows Phone apps, win gear from Microsoft

UK AppChallenge gets you to discover new Windows & Windows Phone apps, win gear from Microsoft

Rich Edmonds 18

Microsoft has launched UK AppChallenge for consumers in the region to win prizes by downloading and enjoying apps from both the Windows and Windows Phone app stores. Hundreds of thousands of apps are available on both platforms, but highlighted ones from participating developers will bag consumers points to put towards weekly prizes. Not only that, but this provides developers with free...

Macs still dont have touchscreens, so Microsoft says to get a Windows All-in-One instead

Macs still dont have touchscreens, so Microsoft says to get a Windows All-in-One instead

Mark Guim 206

Microsoft’s latest video in their ‘Honestly’ campaign features Windows all-in-one devices like the HP Envy Rove 20, Dell XPS 18, and the Sony VAIO Tap 21. The actress says she was planning to get a Mac, but “Macs still don’t have touchscreens.” She got a new Windows All-in-One instead. She says it’s perfect for planning her wedding. Watch the video after the break. Whether it's...

Watch every March Madness game live on Windows Phone and Windows 8, official apps coming soon

Watch every March Madness game live on Windows Phone and Windows 8, official apps coming soon

Sam Sabri 53

Big college hoops fan? Then you’re going to be pretty stoked that March Madness is right around the corner. Since you’re reading this on Windows Phone Central you’ll be even more stoked to know that an official NCAA March Madness Live app is coming to Windows Phone and Windows 8. Let’s make it rain. This year the NCAA is doing something a little different. All 67 games during the NCAA...

Microsoft reportedly cutting Windows 8.1 licensing fee by 70% for cheaper devices

Microsoft reportedly cutting Windows 8.1 licensing fee by 70% for cheaper devices

Derek Kessler 66

Microsoft recently has been on the offense against perceived competitors in the form of the Apple iPad and Chromebooks powered by Google's Chrome OS , and now they're taking the fight straight to their Windows licensees by slashing the cost they'll be required to pay by 70%. The reported cuts bring the cost per device for Windows 8.1 down to $15 for devices that will retail for less...

Purchase a Dell XPS 12 and receive a free Venue 8 Pro from the Microsoft Store

Purchase a Dell XPS 12 and receive a free Venue 8 Pro from the Microsoft Store

Michael Archambault 51

In the world of Windows devices, there is usually an ongoing promotion of sorts to let you dive in into the experience headfirst, while saving a bit of your hard-earned cash. The latest offer comes directly from the Microsoft Store and offers up the opportunity to grab Dell’s XPS 12 2-in-1 Ultrabook convertible, along with a free Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet with 32 GB of storage. Dell’s...

Microsoft sells over 200 Million licenses for Windows 8 – 'looking forward to the future'

Microsoft sells over 200 Million licenses for Windows 8 – 'looking forward to the future'

Michael Archambault 110

At times, the success of Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8, can seem questionable. While Microsoft was able to sell over 240 million Windows 7 licenses a year after the software’s launch, Windows 8 is just beginning to see any figures close to that number. It has been fifteen months and Microsoft has just now acknowledged that they have sold over 200 million licenses....

Yet another Windows 8.1 Update 1 build leaks on to the web – new surprises onboard

Yet another Windows 8.1 Update 1 build leaks on to the web – new surprises onboard

Michael Archambault 107

As the clock ticks forward, we move closer and closer to Windows 8.1’s first major collection of tweaks and fixes – Update 1. We have previously reported on the changes that the first Windows 8.1 update will bring to your PC, and moving forward, it appears all that we had reported can still be found in the latest leak to hit the internet. That is not all though, the leak contains a few...