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Microsoft is hoping to offering $100,000 in prizes to game developers who create apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Continue reading

In The News 7-26-2013

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

In The News 7-26-2013 – Deadly iPhone charger shocks, Microsoft earnings drop & a battery made from wood. Continue reading

L. Elaine wants to know why Microsoft had to go change Hotmail to Outlook.com. We look at some of the reasons. Continue reading

In The News 7-19-2013

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

In The News 7-19-2013: DEF CON un-invites Feds, a management shake-up at Microsoft and how Twitter is targeting you. Continue reading

Microsoft has some critical security patches ready for Windows. That includes one for Windows Defender and a vulnerability that lets hackers get to your computer through TrueType font files. Continue reading

What’s new with Windows 8.1? The Start Button Is Back, but there’s more. We check out the changes and let you know when 8.1 will be available. Continue reading

Windows 8 Passes Vista, XP Still Popular

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Windows 8 has finally passed the equally unpopular Windows Vista in the number of users, but Windows XP is still hanging in there. Continue reading

In The News 6-28-2013

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

In The News – 6-28-2013 – Amazing images from Mars, Microsoft Xbox One changes and Firefox cookie blocking postponed – again. Continue reading

Microsoft has released some crucial details about its new Xbox One entertainment system, when you can buy it and how much it’s going to cost. Continue reading

Outlook 2013 Coming To Windows RT

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Microsoft is bringing Outlook to Windows RT tablets and making other changes in hopes of attracting more business customers. Continue reading

Microsoft has a new program that allows students to ask friends and family to chip in and buy them a new PC. The company is dubbing it a “student PC crowdsourcing program.” Continue reading

Taffy from NSW. Australia writes: Why weren’t we told that all Outlook.com emails would be stored on Microsoft computers????? My emails were stopped until I logged into Outlook.com. I felt that this was illegal & therefore I contacted my provider who help me change back. It was only then that I received my emails from 4 days prior! Was this Legal? Continue reading

Users hoping that Microsoft would bring back the Start Button with the Windows 8.1 update are going to be disappointed. Instead, Microsoft will offer something called a Start Tip, a Windows logo that appears when you hover the cursor over the lower-left corner. Continue reading

Microsoft Teams Up With NFL

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Microsoft announced a multi-year partnership with the NFL that they say will “deliver truly unique interactive NFL television experiences for the next-generation Xbox One and leverage Microsoft devices and services to evolve the in-game, sideline experience for coaches, players and other personnel.” Continue reading

Those complaining about the lack of apps available for Windows 8 devices, aren’t going to like this bit of news. Google has demanded that Microsoft pull their recently released YouTube app from the Windows Phone Store and disable any of the apps already installed on devices. Continue reading

Microsoft announced that it’s ready to reveal the next generation of Xbox on May 21 at a even it promises will reveal a new generation of gaming at an event on the company’s Xbox campus in Redmond Washington n May 21. They have a countdown clock to the big event posted on their website. Continue reading

Flixster Now Available On Xbox Live

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Popular movie app Flixster is now available to Xbox LIVE subscriber in the United States. Users will also have access to their UltraViolet movie collections and access to movie rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster joins Amazon Instant Video, Crackle, epix, ESPN, GameSpotTV, Hulu Plus, Netflix and other video services along with multiple music services and, of course, games. Continue reading

With the end of support for Windows XP only a year away, Microsoft is encouraging businesses to upgrade now to a newer operating system by offering a 15% discount through their Get2Modern offer. Continue reading

Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

If you’re a Windows user, there’s a special day every month you should know about. The second Tuesday of every month is known as “Patch Tuesday,” the day that Microsoft releases the critical security updates for the month. Continue reading

Will My Windows XP Still Work?

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Question: At the present time I have Windows XP. I read that I will no longer be able to use XP in 2014. Is this correct? Can I switch to Windows 7 at that time or will I have to go to Windows 7 before that time. If I have to switch how do I switch to Windows 7? Continue reading

MIcrosoft General Manager Panos Panay says the company will restock the Surface Pro in stores by Saturday, February 16. Customers were disappointed when the devices sold out early in the day on the product launch day. Continue reading

Computer maker Dell Inc. announced Tuesday morning that it was going private with the help of a two billion dollar loan from Microsoft. Dell is the third largest computer maker in the world, but has been losing market share recently as more users make the switch to tablets. Continue reading

Microsoft is launching Office 365 Home Premium, a subscription-based version of the popular Microsoft Office products. Instead of spending up to $400 for a full suite of Office programs, you purchase a yearly subscription for $99. Continue reading

Customers purchasing the new Microsoft Surface Pro could be asking, “Where’s the rest of my hard drive?” The tablets come out of the box with a lot less free hard drive space than you might expect. Continue reading

Microsoft is offering a significant price break to college students on its Office 365 subscription service. Office 365 University will cost $79.99 for a four-year subscription, just $1.67 a month. Continue reading

Microsoft Surface Pro Coming February 9

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Microsoft says the much-buzzed-about Surface Pro tablet will be in stores starting February 9. Touted as a tablet/laptop hybrid, the Surface Pro will retail starting at $899 and will be available in 64GB and 128GB models. Continue reading

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