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Google promises to fix Chrome bug on Windows, causing laptop batteries to drain

Google promises to fix Chrome bug on Windows, causing laptop batteries to drain

Rich Edmonds 180

Google has announced that a serious flaw in the web browser, reportedly affecting Windows machines since 2010, will finally be addressed. The issue is Chrome fails to return to an idle state when not being used, requiring more juice from the power supply, a serious problem for laptop and tablet owners. The company has pushed the flaw to the top of the to-do list for the Chrome team so...

Blast from the past as Microsoft releases MS-DOS and Word for Windows source code

Blast from the past as Microsoft releases MS-DOS and Word for Windows source code

Michael Archambault 62

Sometimes we get so involved with Windows 8, Surface, and other products from Microsoft that we forget about their humble beginnings. Microsoft itself has not forgotten where it came from though and has released the source code for early versions of MS-DOS and Word for Windows. If you wish to step into a time machine and travel backwards to the 1980s where the adventure began, read on...

Microsoft shoots their own "selfie" and revisits their accomplishments of 2013

Microsoft shoots their own "selfie" and revisits their accomplishments of 2013

Michael Archambault 36

You and your Nokia Lumia aren't the only two buddies who can put together an awesome selfie. Microsoft has decided to assemble what they are calling "A Video Selfie" of some of their greatest achievements during 2013. You can checkout the video and more details below, after the break.  The video selfie centers around a Windows 8 interface, in which live titles bring special moments...

Asus still bets on the Android/Windows 8 hybrid - introduces the TD300 at CES 2014

Asus still bets on the Android/Windows 8 hybrid - introduces the TD300 at CES 2014

Michael Archambault 100

The creation of Android/Windows 8 hybrid machines is nothing new. I personally wrote an editorial a month ago, entitled "A Tale of Split Personalities: Windows 8-Android Hybrids", that concentrated on the negative effects these machines could have on the Windows 8 ecosystem.  This year at CES 2014, the trend continues as Asus announced its Transformer Book Duet TD300. The unit itself...

Viber, the cross-platform messaging and VoIP app, arrives on Windows 8 with nifty features

Viber, the cross-platform messaging and VoIP app, arrives on Windows 8 with nifty features

Abhishek Baxi 49

If you are a Viber user, here’s great news for you! The company has just announced Viber for Windows 8, bringing the leading messaging and VoIP platform with over 200 million users to tablet and desktop devices running Windows 8.1. Viber users can send free text messages, fun stickers, photos, videos and doodles, share locations anywhere in the world, and make free HD-quality calls...