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Windows 8.1 Preview build available to download now, the return of the Start button

Windows 8.1 Preview build available to download now, the return of the Start button

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To coincide with its Build developers' conference opening keynote, Microsoft has made available its Windows 8.1 Preview edition for download for free. Aimed at experienced Windows user, says Microsoft, the preview build of the Windows 8 update is available... >>

Microsoft teases Metro-style Office apps for Windows 8.1

Microsoft teases Metro-style Office apps for Windows 8.1

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Microsoft has teased a Metro version of its Office suite for Windows 8.1 at the Build conference.  Microsoft specifically showed off Metro-Style PowerPoint running in Windows 8 during a private session and said it would re-demonstrate the presentation... >>

Microsoft claims 100,000 Windows 8 apps now on Windows Store, with Facebook and Flipboard to come

Microsoft claims 100,000 Windows 8 apps now on Windows Store, with Facebook and Flipboard to come

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During the opening keynote to Microsoft's Build developers' conference, CEO Steve Ballmer revealed that the Windows Store - accessible through the Windows 8 desktop interface - now offers 100,000 applications. That doesn't include apps available for Windows... >>

Samsung ATIV Tab 3 pictures and hands-on

Samsung ATIV Tab 3 pictures and hands-on

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Samsung is continuing its trend of having a tablet device of every shape, size and type available to the discerning customer, with the Samsung ATIV Tab 3 being similar in style to the company's existing ranges, but with Windows 8 installed. In fact, it... >>

Samsung ATIV Q pictures and hands-on

Samsung ATIV Q pictures and hands-on

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There is a distinct feeling that if a kitchen sink could have been attached to the Samsung ATIV Q, it would have been. Samsung has thrown everything at its new hybrid laptop/tablet device and it is an incredible piece of kit as a result. Although there... >>

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is the flagship Windows 8 laptop

Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is the flagship Windows 8 laptop

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Samsung has revamped and rebranded its Series 9 laptops range.  The new models, dubbed the ATIV Book 9 Plus and the ATIV Book 9 Lite, will feature a slim and sleek Windows 8 offering when they go on sale later in the year. The ATIV Book 9 Plus is an... >>

A week in reviews: June 10 - 17

A week in reviews: June 10 - 17

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This week has been all about games, because it's been E3 in LA where Microsoft and Sony both made some big statements about their upcoming consoles. Because of this, reviews has been a little bit more modest. But don't fear, we've still had the chance... >>

Sony Vaio Pro review
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Sony Vaio Pro review

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When Sony announced the Vaio range of computers in 1996 or thereabouts it had one aim - to make PCs stylish, but powerful. Of course, this isn't all that easy and so Vaio desktops and laptops were expensive. But if you could afford one, you'd end up with... >>

Microsoft Bing Translator app brings speedy translation to your Windows 8 device

Microsoft Bing Translator app brings speedy translation to your Windows 8 device

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Microsoft has launched a special translation app for Windows 8 devices called Bing Translator. The app can use Windows 8 tablets' built-in cameras to scan and translate a range of items, including signs, transit schedules and even menus.  On top of this,... >>

Sony Vaio Duo 13 pictures and hands-on

Sony Vaio Duo 13 pictures and hands-on

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Sony has launched a successor to the Duo 11 with the larger Sony Vaio Duo 13. As the name suggests, the model features a 13-inch display, giving you more space to play. The concept remains the same however, giving you a hybrid device offering both a tablet... >>