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Microsoft confirms Blue update will go by another name

Microsoft confirms Blue update will go by another name

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Microsoft has confirmed in a blog post that an update to Windows 8 is coming, as we suspected, but won't be released under the Blue nomenclature.  Frank Shaw, VP of corporate communications at Microsoft, said in a blog post that the update plans are... >>

Microsoft updates Mail, Calendar and People apps for Windows 8

Microsoft updates Mail, Calendar and People apps for Windows 8

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Microsoft has announced updates for its Mail, Calendar and People apps, available on Windows 8 (and Windows RT). The updates will be available tomorrow and can be installed by clicking the "Updates" button in the corner of the Windows Store.  The pinacle... >>

Windows Blue build leaks online with resizable tiles, app multi-tasking, more

Windows Blue build leaks online with resizable tiles, app multi-tasking, more

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An early build of Windows Blue - the next major update to Windows 8 due out later this year - has leaked online with several changes and improvements. The build that was leaked is from France in the form of a 32-bit edition as a 2.63GB ISO. Reports have... >>

Microsoft Windows Blue demo details new update features (video)

Microsoft Windows Blue demo details new update features (video)

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The rumoured Windows 8 update codenamed Blue has all but been confirmed in a leaked video. Designed to show updates to the Fresh Paint app for Windows Blue, Microsoft's chief technical strategy officer Eric Rudder talks about Blue and his plans for it.... >>

Ubi: The new Windows 8 Kinect app turns any surface touchscreen

Ubi: The new Windows 8 Kinect app turns any surface touchscreen

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A new technology that will turn any surface into a touchscreen with the help of a PC, a projector and Microsoft Kinect has come out of beta and up for pre-order. Created by Ubi Interactive and a part of Microsoft's Kinect accelerator programme, the new... >>

Windows 8 Twitter app goes live

Windows 8 Twitter app goes live

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Windows 8 has just got itself a proper official Twitter app. The app, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store, has all the usual Twitter functionality plus a few extra twists. Unique to the Twitter app are some modern UI treatments - namely, it... >>

Twitter launches native Windows 8 and Windows RT app

Twitter launches native Windows 8 and Windows RT app

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Following a promise last October, Twitter has announced the availability of a native Windows 8 and Windows RT app. The app doesn't offer any huge features that aren't available on other platforms, featuring the obligatory Home, Connect, Discover and Me... >>

Dell XPS 18 pictures and hands-on

Dell XPS 18 pictures and hands-on

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If the current supersize trend is anything to go by then we're in for plenty more giant tablet-meet-desktop-PC concepts this year. Dell's thrown its hat in the ring with the announcement of the XPS 18 - an 18.4-inch Windows 8 tablet meets desktop combination... >>

Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 and RT will now enable Flash by default

Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 and RT will now enable Flash by default

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Microsoft has announced that it will now allow Flash content to run on Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 and Windows RT devices by default, beginning 12 March.  The folks in Redmond have made the change because a number of websites now support Windows... >>

Acer Aspire V5 Touch (V5-571P-53316G50)
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Acer Aspire V5 Touch (V5-571P-53316G50)

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Laptops seem to fall into two main camps these days: pricey Ultrabook-like models that, let's face it, can be astronomically expensive, and those less-hot budget models such as Chromebooks and those plastic-chassis lower-spec models. Then there's the... >>