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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...

Microsoft releases new SkyDrive clients for PC and Mac, introduces additional storage-plan pricing

Microsoft releases new SkyDrive clients for PC and Mac, introduces additional storage-plan pricing

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Microsoft takes on Dropbox and Google Drive with the latest version of their SkyDrive service Today Microsoft has announced new SkyDrive storage plans for their cloud service as well as new native sync apps for Windows PC and Apple OSX. Combined with official apps for Windows Phone and iOS that were recently updated, Microsoft looks to undercut the market leader Dropbox and block...

Microsoft to offer SkyDrive paid tier upgrades and native clients for PC and Mac

Microsoft to offer SkyDrive paid tier upgrades and native clients for PC and Mac

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Microsoft has been pouring resources into the SkyDrive service with a recent update that introduced a fresh batch of features and functionality. While 25GB is offered for absolutely nothing (and is more than enough for most users), the software giant is looking to introduce paid upgrade plans according to a report by the Brazilian site Gemind.  The prices for storage upgrades that allow...