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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...

Sony currently in talks to sell off its PC division - various options are on the table

Sony currently in talks to sell off its PC division - various options are on the table

Michael Archambault 127

Are you enjoying one of Sony’s VAIO Windows PCs (such as the Sony Duo we just reviewed)? If so, you may be in for a bit of surprise when you hear that the company is possibly planning to sell off its PC division. Sony’s PC line has performed poorly for the company, especially when compared to their gaming and home entertainment division. According to reports from, Nikkei, the Sony...

Dell's Latitude E7440 - A business Ultrabook set to redefine standards

Dell's Latitude E7440 - A business Ultrabook set to redefine standards

Michael Archambault 38

When Dell’s Latitude 7000 series laptop showed up at our doorstep for review, there was one simple word that came immediately to mind – “Wow”. The new 7000 series machines from Dell are not only a new standard for Dell, but also a new standard for business machines all around. Read on as we take an in-depth look at the design, performance, and value of Dell’s latest creation. The...

Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaks onto the web - confirms much of what we suspected

Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaks onto the web - confirms much of what we suspected

Michael Archambault 188

With all of the Windows 8.1 Update 1 screenshots that have been leaking onto the web over the past couple of weeks, it wasn’t long before we expected a copy of the actual operating system to show up for us to jump on. A pre-release build of the upcoming update from Microsoft entitled “9600.16596.WINBLUES14_GDR_LEAN.140114-0237”, has made its way onto the World Wide Web in the 64-bit...

More Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaks appear - shows the ability to run Windows 8 apps on the legacy desktop

More Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaks appear - shows the ability to run Windows 8 apps on the legacy desktop

Michael Archambault 161

With the number of Windows 8 Update 1 screenshots flooding the web, it feels like the latest operating system update from Microsoft has already hit. In previously leaked screenshots we were able to see the beginning of a merge between Windows legacy applications and Windows 8 applications. We were shown that the operating system update will bring with it the ability to pin your favorite...

Microsoft finally receives a design patent for Windows 8 Start Screen

Microsoft finally receives a design patent for Windows 8 Start Screen

Michael Archambault 71

Technology moves fast, but the United States government isn’t exactly as quick. Microsoft had originally filed a patent for the Windows 8 start screen in September 2011 (there was some initial confusion at the time on what it meant). The first release of Windows 8 was on October 25, 2012, so in essence, the patent was filled over a year before the operating system appeared on the market...