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The future of Windows - Microsoft's devices head hints at further OS unification

The future of Windows - Microsoft's devices head hints at further OS unification

Rich Edmonds 124

Microsoft currently has three operating systems set up for different hardware. Should you be on a desktop, laptop or supported tablets, Windows 8.1 is what powers the system. Windows RT 8.1 is loaded on the Surface 2 and other tablets with ARM chips. Finally, we have Windows Phone 8 for smartphones.  With Microsoft working on further uniting its services and software, how will Windows...

Ethernet supports arrives for Surface RT and Surface 2 - requires some effort to get working

Ethernet supports arrives for Surface RT and Surface 2 - requires some effort to get working

Michael Archambault 60

There used to be the days of woe when new buyers brought home their newly purchased Surface RT device, only to discover that they would never be able to hook it up to a wired network. Then, a few days ago, word had leaked on the internet that the Surface Ethernet Adapter would finally work, but users plugged in their devices and found disappointment when it continued to not work. Don't...

Dell launches new Precision M3800 Laptop and knows how to flaunt design

Dell launches new Precision M3800 Laptop and knows how to flaunt design

Michael Archambault 75

Dell has really been stepping up the design of their machines, which has certainly brightened our view of the company’s future, along with the future appeal of Windows. Today, Dell has announced a brand new Prevision workstation – and wow, it is beautiful. The new Dell Precision M3800 is a 15-inch workstation with an ultra-high 3200 x 1800 multitouch display and a thin 0.7 Inch form...

Kinect has a life outside of gaming - videos showcase a new world of retail

Kinect has a life outside of gaming - videos showcase a new world of retail

Michael Archambault 40

When the majority of us think about Kinect, we think about shouting “Xbox, Play” to get our Netflix movie rolling or we picture ourselves waddling around the living room trying to get our groove on with games like Dance Central. If we step outside the world of gaming, we can see how the Kinect for Windows SDK can be used in retail. To help us imagine the world for Kinect outside of...

Belfiore will lead a team focused on phones, tablets, and PCs as Microsoft's reorganization becomes clearer

Belfiore will lead a team focused on phones, tablets, and PCs as Microsoft's reorganization becomes clearer

Michael Archambault 95

It is no surprise that Microsoft has been pushing the Xbox, Windows Phone, and Windows PC divisions closer together within the Windows unit. Today, AllThingsD has reported a new leadership structure within the unit that showcases a collection of new posts for longtime Microsoft employees. The first name to go around is Microsoft’s Windows and Windows Phone lead, Terry Myerson, who...

Lenovo goes behind Microsoft's back – preinstalls "Pokki Start Menu" software

Lenovo goes behind Microsoft's back – preinstalls "Pokki Start Menu" software

Michael Archambault 127

The disappearance of a Start button and traditional Start Menu from Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8, has been controversial. Many users who have been using the software for years feel discombobulated when trying to find their list of installed applications in the new OS. While most OEMs are hoping Windows 8.1’s decision to reintegrate a Start button will clam user...

PuTTY Windows Phone port currently in development, bringing the SSH client to the small screen

PuTTY Windows Phone port currently in development, bringing the SSH client to the small screen

Rich Edmonds 63

PuTTY (www.greenend.org.uk) is a popular telnet/SSH client for Windows, enabling those with remote access to servers and devices to connect and perform an array of tasks through the terminal or command line interface. A developer has taken to Reddit to announce that he's currently at work on porting the PuTTY Windows client to Windows Phone. While numerous apps are already available for...

Sony announces new ruby red coloring for select Windows laptops - Duo, Pro, and Fit

Sony announces new ruby red coloring for select Windows laptops - Duo, Pro, and Fit

Michael Archambault 30

If you are a Windows Phone fan, there is a good chance you are a fan of vibrant colors. I myself am a lover of the color red and keep my vibrant Nokia Lumia 920 on me at all times. Today, Sony has announced a new addition of ruby red Windows PCs. For those wondering, the brightly colored machines are not a part of the (RED) ™ charity. Sony has announced three models in the high gloss...

Microsoft's "On the Whiteboard" takes us to a top secret medieval torture chamber

Microsoft's "On the Whiteboard" takes us to a top secret medieval torture chamber

Michael Archambault 20

Microsoft’s “On the Whiteboard” video series is beginning to show us how terrifying the Redmond campus actually is. Last week our host, Pamela Woon, took us on a tour to a place where no one can hear you scream. This week we are touring a building that is described by Surface team member, Ben Reed, as “a medieval dungeon where each room has a device that is a torture chamber.” The top...