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Microsoft prepping for complete brand and product line relaunch, New York store coming the 26th

Microsoft prepping for complete brand and product line relaunch, New York store coming the 26th

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New, crisp, clean website designs are just a start Microsoft has been busy launching new services, designs for established properties, and keeping a number of secrets under wraps in the run up to the eventful weeks ahead. We've been looking forward to this part of 2012 as it'll be when Microsoft unveils Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, Surface tablets, Office, new Xbox update, and - of...

Shazam hits 250 million users and supports TV show tagging. Windows Phone app reportedly getting an update.

Shazam hits 250 million users and supports TV show tagging. Windows Phone app reportedly getting an update.

Rich Edmonds 23

You'll be able to tag TV shows with Shazam soon enough The popular music tagging service Shazam has reached 250 million users and has unleashed the ability to tag TV shows as well. The added functionality will enable users to find out what music is playing, who's acting on-screen, and more. The service is available in app form for Windows Phone, but it's often overshadowed by Microsoft'...

Business more excited about Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 tablets than Apple devices?

Business more excited about Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 tablets than Apple devices?

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Interestingly on the eve of another iOS announcement, there are signs that business leaders could be more excited about the combined possibilities of Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 than iOS.  Jason Hiner spoke to some IT leaders to see what they were waiting for. The results were surprising. Its no secret that IT departments have begrudgingly come to the current ethos of bringing your...

Microsoft details features and performance of forthcoming WinRT tablets. Looking good.

Microsoft details features and performance of forthcoming WinRT tablets. Looking good.

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Microsoft has so far been rather coy when it comes to the actual performance characteristics of their forthcoming WinRT tablets. That’s to have been expected due to the new ARM requirements but many have wondered how frugal with battery and weight a Windows RT tablet could really be. Windows on ARM devices are designed to compete with existing tablets currently available in the market....

Windows Essentials 2012 drops Live branding but makes up for it with new features

Windows Essentials 2012 drops Live branding but makes up for it with new features

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Windows Live Essentials has been part of most Windows Users standard installation for many years now. This familiar and ‘essentials’ set of applications does much to make Windows come to life as a useful productivity tool. Providing photo editing, movie making, blogging, email, synchronising and instant messaging apps, ‘Essentials’ forms a solid backbone for basic computing throughput...

Microsoft Windows Surface pricing revealed on Swedish retail website - priced to compete?

Microsoft Windows Surface pricing revealed on Swedish retail website - priced to compete?

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Swedish website Webhallen.com is listing Microsoft Surface tablet pricing on its site. If these details are correct then pricing would be substantially higher than previously thought. Of particular interest here is the cheapest Arm based WinRT device, a 32GB model, showing up costing around £648.00 or $1000. It had previously been suggested that WinRT tablets would be priced relatively...

European Commission investigating Microsoft's possible lack of compliance with web browser choice

European Commission investigating Microsoft's possible lack of compliance with web browser choice

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The European Commission announced plans today to open an investigation to determine whether or not Microsoft has failed to comply with its browser choice commitment, which was applied in 2009. The commitment saw the software giant presenting customers of its Windows operating system with a screen listing available alternatives to Internet Explorer (see above). This was put in place due...