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  • Internet Explorer 11 is available now for Windows 7: Get your HTML5 on now
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    Internet Explorer 11 is available now for Windows 7: Get your HTML5 on now

    By 7 November 2013

    Internet Explorer 11, which comes on Windows 8.1 machines as standard, is now available on Windows 7. The update to IE 11 will roll out over the next few weeks to all users. Microsoft claims IE 11 is 30 per cent faster than the competition. READ: Internet...

  • Skype Video Messaging for Windows now available in beta form
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    Skype Video Messaging for Windows now available in beta form

    By 30 April 2013

    Already available in preview form for Mac, iOS and Android, many can now use Skype Video Messaging using the Windows desktop client (for Windows 7 or above). Skype for Windows 8 will add the feature soon, as will Skype for Windows Phone. The last two...

  • Microsoft on SkyDrive: 'There is a tonne more to come'
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    Microsoft on SkyDrive: 'There is a tonne more to come'

    By 2 May 2012

    Dark clouds hang in the sky as we take the escalator into the heart of Microsoft’s London HQ. It’s been unseasonably rainy, even for the British spring, but we’ve a date set to talk about an entirely different kind of cloud. With eyes on the future,...

  • Kupa K11 Pro review
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    Kupa K11 Pro review

    By 8 March 2012

    After years of being relegated to pricey (and heavy) business convertibles, touch and pen are showing up on cheaper and lighter PC slates again, and with longer battery life. But most of the Atom slate PCs have been underperformers with poor touch screens....

  • Facebook Messenger for Windows drops beta tag
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    Facebook Messenger for Windows drops beta tag

    By 6 March 2012

    Three months after the beta testing period went live, Facebook Messenger for Windows has now entered officialdom, giving IT staff across the land another program that they need to blacklist from their employees' workstations. "Millions of people log into...

  • Kinect for Windows to land in February
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    Kinect for Windows to land in February

    By 10 January 2012

    Microsoft is to release the Kinect for Windows SDK to developers on the 1 February. It means sample code, Kinect drivers and APIs will be available to the general public and should spur on the beginning of Kinect software development for the Windows platform....

  • OnLive to bring Windows to the iPad
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    OnLive to bring Windows to the iPad

    By 10 January 2012

    OnLive has branched out from its usual cloud gaming setup to bring Windows to tablets. Plans for an OnLive Desktop app that will let you take advantage of Windows Office applications like Word and PowerPoint has been announced.  The application is due...

  • Fujitsu Loox F-07C: Windows 7 PC / smartphone hybrid pictures and hands-on
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    Fujitsu Loox F-07C: Windows 7 PC / smartphone hybrid pictures and hands-on

    By 4 October 2011

    Back in July, Fujitsu detailed the Windows 7-powered Loox F-07C and Pocket-lint has managed to get up close and personal with the device over in Tokyo, where it is now available. Now, we know what you're thinking - that we've made a typo in that opening...

  • Windows 8 - features and details explained
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    Windows 8 - features and details explained

    By 14 September 2011

    It’s been nearly 2 years since the very successful arrival and uptake of Microsoft Windows 7. With the confident air of triumph in its lungs, the Redmond-based company has hit the world with details of its very next computer operating system under the...

  • Samsung Slate PC Series 7 Windows hybrid tab unleashed
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    Samsung Slate PC Series 7 Windows hybrid tab unleashed

    By 31 August 2011

    If you agreed with us that the Samsung Series 7 700Z premium notebook looks magical then prepare for your second Samsung Series 7 related gasp of the day as, over at IFA in Berlin, Sammy has unleashed a tablet with a twist - the Samsung Slate PC Series...

  • Microsoft: It's time to put Windows XP to bed
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    Microsoft: It's time to put Windows XP to bed

    By 12 July 2011

    Microsoft is urging Windows XP users to jump ship as the ancient operating system nears the end of its days - in terms of extended support at least. Speaking via the Windows Team blog, Microsoft's Stephen Rose said it was time that XP became a relic of...

  • Ballmer talks up 'dawning' of Windows tablets, as Windows 7 continues to sell well
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    Ballmer talks up 'dawning' of Windows tablets, as Windows 7 continues to sell well

    By 11 July 2011

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has said that Windows 8, the company’s next version of its operating system, will be the “dawning of Windows slates” at the company’s annual Worldwide Partners Conference. Ballmer took to the stage to talk all things...

  • Windows 8 build appears online for illegal download
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    Windows 8 build appears online for illegal download

    By 13 April 2011

    Purporting to be Windows 8 but looking incredibly similar to Windows 7, a very early build of the next operating system from Microsoft has appeared on torrent sites for illegal download. Build 7850 has been in the grasp of manufacturers for a while, and...

  • AdvanceTC Magic W3: The Windows 7 smartphone
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    AdvanceTC Magic W3: The Windows 7 smartphone

    By 28 February 2011

    We're kinda stumped as to how to introduce the AdvanceTC Magic W3 to you. Is it a smartphone? Well, with a 4.8-inch screen and a telephony touch UI - yes it is. Is it a tablet? We supposed the 4.8-inch display is a tad small for a tablet, but it has docking...

  • Windows 7 SP1 arrives
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    Windows 7 SP1 arrives

    By 22 February 2011

    Microsoft has started to release its Windows 7 SP1 to consumers around the globe, giving them the first major update to Windows since it launched. The new download that clocks in at 1.9GB should be appearing in the automatic update area of your Windows...

  • Viewsonic ViewPad 10 Pro runs Android on Windows 7
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    Viewsonic ViewPad 10 Pro runs Android on Windows 7

    By 21 February 2011

    The ViewPad 10Pro is ViewSonic’s 10-inch dual boot tablet sporting Android 2.2 and Windows 7 launched at Mobile World Congress. The dual-boot functionality means that you’ll be able to treat the tablet like a laptop when you need to do some work and...

  • Pioneer details Windows 7 boasting DreamBook ePad F10
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    Pioneer details Windows 7 boasting DreamBook ePad F10

    By 9 February 2011

    Now, let us first curb your enthusiasm. This isn't a tablet from the Japanese electronics giant Pioneer, but an effort from Australian company Pioneer Computers with its DreamBook ePad F10. But it's still a nifty sounding slate, and it's boasting an Intel...

  • Dell 10-inch Windows 7 tablet teased
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    Dell 10-inch Windows 7 tablet teased

    By 8 February 2011

    Dell has done its usual trick of teasing those who turned up to the the manufacturer's Business Event in San Francisco on Tuesday, with the promise that the company will launch a Windows 7 powered tablet later this year, but then failing to say much...

  • Apple slams other tablets, says working on iPad 2
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    Apple slams other tablets, says working on iPad 2

    By 18 January 2011

    Tim Cook, Apple's COO, has confirmed that the company is working on a new iPad, while at the same time suggesting that the current competition just isn’t up to the challenge. “If you look at what’s shipping today, there isn’t much out there. There...

  • Asus Eee Pad MeMo, Eee Slate EP121, Eee Pad Transformer and Eee Pad Slider tablets debut
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    Asus Eee Pad MeMo, Eee Slate EP121, Eee Pad Transformer and Eee Pad Slider tablets debut

    By 4 January 2011

    Asus has used its CES press conference in Las Vegas to launch a range of new tablet devices for Android and Windows 7 fans alike. Taking on the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the Asus Eee Pad MeMo will feature a 7-inch capacitive display, powered by a Qualcomm snapdragon...

  • Microsoft to hit Google where it hurts with Windows internet TV
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    Microsoft to hit Google where it hurts with Windows internet TV

    By 4 January 2011

    It's been reported that Microsoft will be announcing a Windows 7 internet TV system at CES 2011 in Las Vegas, during its opening keynote. According to the Seattle Times the new platform is supposed to be a stripped-down version of Microsoft's current...

  • Microsoft to show off a slew of tablets at CES
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    Microsoft to show off a slew of tablets at CES

    By 14 December 2010

    Who knew that the collective noun for a group of tablets was a "slew"? Not us, but that's the word that The New York Times has gone with when it describes just how many slate devices Microsoft will be showing off at CES in January. The report quotes a...

  • Acer Revo 100 hands-on
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    Acer Revo 100 hands-on

    By 8 December 2010

    The streaming boxes market is starting to heat up with Apple TV, Boxee Box, and others all starting to fight to turn your TV into something considerably more intelligent than it probably is at the moment. The latest contender is the Acer Revo 100 a full...

  • Three new Acer tablets to mix up the market
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    Three new Acer tablets to mix up the market

    By 23 November 2010

    We've got tablet news coming in thick and fast from Acer, also hint of a tablet/phone hybrid, as it has just announced the launch of three new tablets. And of the three new Acer tablets two come touting Android, and one has the Windows 7 OS. So let's...

  • First Look: Exo PC Slate review
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    First Look: Exo PC Slate review

    By 22 November 2010

    The Exo PC Slate is a tablet computer that takes a rather different approach to other tablet devices currently doing the rounds. Rather than being based on a mobile operating system, the makers behind the device have taken the brave step of including...