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Microsoft has announced Windows 10, an OS for PCs, tablets, and phones

Tom Pritchard Smartphones, Tablets, Tech 1 Comment

Probably in a bid to surprise us all, Microsoft announced Windows 10 last night. Not Windows 9, Windows 10. Why they skipped the nine is unclear, but it' not like this is actually the ninth version of Windows anyway. The first point of note is that Windows 10 is designed to be an operating system…

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This could be the first budget Windows 8.1 tablet

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Windows computers and tablets generally aren't very cheap. They're not expensive either, but licencing costs will inevitably mean budget isn't really an option. That could all change relatively soon, however if these pictures of a Chinese Windows tablet are real. The pictures came from the forums of Chinese tablet manufacturer Pipo, and showcase the Pipo Work-W4…

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Microsoft will unveil the next version of Windows on 30th September

Tom Pritchard Tech 1 Comment

There have been rumours that Microsoft would be unveiling the newest version of Windows on 30th September, but now that the company has sent out invitations it's official. Taking place in San Francisco, Microsoft is expected to be showing off project Threshhold, aka Windows 9, and since the invite mentions that Microsoft will be telling…

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Facebook Messenger now FINALLY on Windows Phone

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Facebook Messenger, the social network's popular app that allows users to send messages to their friends for free, is now available on the Windows Phone platform. There's nothing particularly new or exciting about the Windows version of Facebook Messenger and it has many of the same features as Android and iOS Messenger that we're all…

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Windows 8: What is it and why should we care?

Becca Caddy Tech 1 Comment

What is it? Windows 8 is the next version of the Microsoft Windows operating system (yes Apple fans, that does still exist) which launches to developers this week. Why should we care? Because Windows 8 is expected to offer a range of new and exciting features that we're sure everyone will welcome with open arms,…

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Internet Explorer use dips, now has under 60% of the browser market share

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In Internet browser world, Microsoft Window's Internet Explorer has always been the biggest player but its influence is on the wane and the decline of the browser hit another milestone this week as its market share fell below 60%. Coming pre-installed on all PCs with Windows, it's the default internet browser for millions of people…

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Shiny Gallery: the best iPad knockoffs

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If there's one gadget that consumers are lusting after it's the iPad; and where there's strong demand and limited supply - there are Chinese knockoffs. Some of them run Android, some run Windows, they are all made in China - we do a quick round-up of the best and wackiest iPad knockoffs we can find:

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Smartphones get even smarter: intelligent Nokia bots will learn your behaviour

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Nokia could be making some of the biggest innovations in the packed smartphone market claims a post on ReadWriteWeb. Of course, all attention is on Apple and Android as the two market-leading operating systems, but Nokia's new intelligent bots could be the next big thing. So, what's an intelligent bot and just what is doing…

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Windows Mobile 6.5 this year, version 7 next year?

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If like Dan over at Tech Digest, you have a certain level of detestation for Windows Mobile, just skip onto the next post - this is all about 'Life Without Walls'. So, according to current web tittle-tattle, the next iteration of the Windows Mobile OS could land as soon as Q3 this year. That means…

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Windows mobile to come with added Zune

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer intentionally let a few things slip this week regarding the reinforcement of Microsoft software. When talking about the future of Windows in a recent interview, he said Zune software will be coming to Windows Mobile, and could possibly be integrated into the delayed Windows Mobile 7 operating system. Although he's stated…

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Stalk your favourite celebs from David Beckham to Paris Hilton with Celebrity xRank

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Not in the literal sense of course, that would be criminal. Celebrity xRank is a new service within Live Search that allows you to track the popularity status of your favourite celebrities and find out whether they're at the top or the bottom of the what's hot/what's not scale. This is all based on the…

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