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40M Windows 8 licenses in a month, 750K Xbox 360 in a week, but what about Surface?

by: J. Angelo RacomaNovember 28, 2012
Who says the PC is dead? While it's "long live the tablet" for many users around the world, the PC still continues to be a strong platform. Microsoft reports that 40 million Windows 8 licenses have been sold within a month of launch. According to Blogging Windows, Windows boss Tami Reller has informed investors that Windows 8 is outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades.
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4 out of 5 Gmail users want to switch to (and more Outlook news)

by: J. Angelo RacomaNovember 28, 2012

Microsoft’s team has just announced a few updates to its webmail service. On top of this, the email service now has a dedicated app for Android. Will Microsoft be successful in luring Gmail users away?

Microsoft says over a third of users are active Gmail users wanting to try out Microsoft’s new webmail service. Curious as to what Gmail users are looking for in a web email service, the team did more research into the behaviors and preferences of email users, and found out that Gmail users actually loved According to the developers, among the top reasons are a clean design, spam blocking and the ease of sharing photos and [...]

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Apple’s 2012 profit crushed the combined profits of Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay

by: AdrianNovember 27, 2012
There’s a lot of Apple hate going on in the comments section of our website (sometimes justified, sometimes not as much), but if there’s one thing fanboys, Android enthusiasts and neutral tech lovers can’t deny is Cupertino’s ability of turning everything it touches into gold.
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Rumors abound that Foxconn is to manufacture Microsoft and Amazon branded smartphones for delivery in 2013

by: Gary SimsNovember 27, 2012
There are some things you can rely on, like your bread always landing butter side down if you drop it, and there are some things you can't, like being able to get a taxi actually when you need one. There are also news sources that you can rely on, say like the BBC (and Android Authority) and there are those who you need to think twice about before quoting. A story has broken which says that sources close to Foxconn reckon that the big Chinese manufacturer has orders from Microsoft and Amazon for smartphone production.
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Microsoft to offer at least four years of support for the Surface

by: David GonzalesNovember 26, 2012
Have you ever wondered just how much support you're going to get out of Microsoft if you purchased one of their Windows RT-powered Surface tablets? These devices were first launched not more than a full month ago and many people are now curious as to what exactly Microsoft plans on doing with them in terms of support. There haven't really been many enlightening clues regarding this issue. Until now, that is.
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Microsoft to challenge Google Project Glass with own augmented reality device

by: J. Angelo RacomaNovember 23, 2012
Microsoft may be challenging Google's Glass concept sometime in the future, with its own patented augmented reality glasses design.
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Skype for Android gets a makeover, brings tablet optimization and more

by: Andrew GrushNovember 20, 2012
Skype for Android gets a pretty big makeover today with the introduction of version 3.0. Not only does Skype add a new tablet optimized UI, there is also improved sound quality, Microsoft Account support and much more.
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SkyDrive for Android v1.1 now available, update brings SD card file uploads and more

by: Robert NelsonNovember 16, 2012
Microsoft has detailed the latest SkyDrive updates. These include changes to both the desktop and mobile apps. The Android app has been updated with new features and on the desktop side, SkyDrive users now have selective sync and easier sharing.
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Motorola wants a cut of Microsoft’s Surface profits

by: Wenceslaus MuenyiNovember 15, 2012
The legal battle between Microsoft and Motorola just had some gasoline added to it after Motorola requested Microsoft give them a share of their new Surface's profits. Today, in the opening salvo of Motorola's suit against Microsoft, the phone maker's lawyers brought up the Microsoft Surface and claimed that the device’s Wi-Fi technology infringes Motorola's patents.
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Android is wild and uncontrolled, says Steve Ballmer

by: J. Angelo RacomaNovember 15, 2012
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has criticized Android for being "wild" and "uncontrolled." Will fragmentation and malware lead to Android's demise?
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