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Adobe Photoshop Express now available for Windows 8 and RT

Adobe Photoshop Express now available for Windows 8 and RT

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There are some really good apps for Windows 8 now, but they are still the exception, rather than the rule. Happily, Adobe has launched Photoshop Express to help increase the numbers of useful programmes for Windows 8 and RT users. The app, which is free... >>

Surface Pro UK release date confirmed as 23 May, prices start at £719

Surface Pro UK release date confirmed as 23 May, prices start at £719

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Months after its US release, Microsoft Surface Pro finally has an official UK release date. Note 23 May in your calendars because that's when the Windows 8 tablet-meets-laptop PC will be available to pick up in the shops. The Intel Core i5 powered Pro... >>

Windows 8.1 update official and dated, Microsoft no longer Blue

Windows 8.1 update official and dated, Microsoft no longer Blue

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As expected, Microsoft has ditched the "Blue" codename for its forthcoming free Windows 8 update. Windows 8.1 will be available "later in the calendar year", but a preview version will be opened up for public download on 26 June. Revealed during JP Morgan's... >>

Microsoft says Windows 8.1 preview coming in late June to Windows 8 users

Microsoft says Windows 8.1 preview coming in late June to Windows 8 users

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Microsoft confirmed on Tuesday that the next big update to Windows, codenamed Windows Blue, will be available to users in June in the form of a preview. Speaking at the Wired Business Conference, Julie Larson-Green, head of Windows engineering, said that... >>

Windows 8 installed on more than 100 million devices, Windows Blue update still on course

Windows 8 installed on more than 100 million devices, Windows Blue update still on course

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Microsoft's chief marketing officer and chief financial officer Tami Reller has revealed that more than 100 million licences for Windows 8 have now been taken up across a wide range of devices, from Notebooks and desktop PCs to tablets. Speaking to Microsoft's... >>

Asus looking to make Nexus 7-style Windows 8 tablets this year

Asus looking to make Nexus 7-style Windows 8 tablets this year

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Asus, the manufacturer behind Google's hugely popular Nexus 7 tablet, is hoping to repeat the success with at least one small-screen Windows 8 device. The Wall Street Journal reports that the Taiwanese company will release small Windows 8 tablets this... >>

Skype for Windows 8 now gets video messaging too

Skype for Windows 8 now gets video messaging too

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An update for Skype for Windows 8 has hit the Windows Store, bringing video messaging to the application version of the software. The Windows desktop version saw video messaging added yesterday, which works on versions of Microsoft's operating system... >>

Microsoft Surface tablet range to be bolstered by two smaller models in June

Microsoft Surface tablet range to be bolstered by two smaller models in June

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Microsoft will reportedly unveil 7 and 9-inch versions of a second-generation Surface tablet during the company's Build Developer Conference in June. It has previously been rumoured that the software giant is looking to expand its Surface range with a... >>

Skype Video Messaging for Windows now available in beta form

Skype Video Messaging for Windows now available in beta form

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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 expanding Surface Pro to the UK and 25 other countries in May

Microsoft expanding Surface Pro to the UK and 25 other countries in May

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Microsoft is expanding availability of its Surface Pro running Windows 8 outside of the US, Canada, and China as it hopes to capture more marketshare.  In a blog post, the Surface team announced that the Surface Pro would be available before the... >>