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Windows 8.1 is ready for its October 17th release

Microsoft has finalized its Windows 8.1 update. Sources familiar with the company's Windows plans have revealed to <i>The Verge</i> that the software maker completed the development of Windows 8.1 earlier this week — stamped as build 9600 for Release to manufacturing (RTM). The completion of the 8.1 …

Tonido brings personal cloud storage to Windows 8 devices (video)

Codelathe's considerable expertise with Tonido's personal cloud storage gets a new venue today: Windows 8. After downloading a pair of apps -- one for your Linux rig, Mac or PC, and one for your mobile gizmo -- you're all set to stream most files from your home machine to your Redmond-running …

One month after Nokia deal, what is Microsoft's plan?

Change is coming to Redmond, but change itself isn't a plan<p>What does the Microsoft of the future really look like?<p>It's been four weeks since the company announced its $7.2 billion plan to acquire Nokia's phone business, cementing CEO Steve Ballmer's plan to transform Microsoft from a software …

Google is building Chrome OS straight into Windows 8

Google unveiled its Chrome Apps initiative recently to launch apps that exist outside of the browser and extend its reach into more of a platform, but it looks like the company has a whole lot more planned. Over the past few weeks, Google has been updating its developer version of the Chrome …

Windows 8.1 now available to download

Microsoft's Windows 8.1 update is now available to download. Windows 8 users will see a notification in the Windows Store with a prompt to upgrade to the new operating system. Microsoft has added a number of improvements with this update, including built-in Bing search, smart SkyDrive syncing, and …

Microsoft’s Windows 8 Is The Perfect OS That Nobody Wants

Windows 8 looks perfect. But new updates may revert its design to appease consumers. What is going on?<p>With Windows 8, Microsoft did the unthinkable: The company designed a groundbreaking interface of boxes called Metro that could scale from laptops, to tablets, to phones, to Xboxes–meaning any …

Microsoft said to enter the smartwatch wars, won’t be leaving Android users behind

Today’s mobile industry is more demanding than ever. Those who don’t rush to the market will be left behind. We can take Windows Phone as the perfect example, a platform that is still struggling to get apps on board, while the others are growing exponentially. They may have trusted the computer …

Microsoft readying cross-platform capable smartwatch

Yet another company appears to be working on a smartwatch type wearables device and this time it is none other than Microsoft. Yes, the stalwart of …

Americans don't want small Windows tablets, says largest PC maker

Lenovo stops selling two of its smallest Windows tablets in the US<p>Small Windows tablets have gotten a cool response from US customers, Lenovo said today. The top PC maker currently manufactures two 8-inch Windows 8 tablets: the ThinkPad 8 and Miix 2, which have both been available for a number of …

Microsoft Also Axing Nokia’s Entry Level Mobiles

Today’s big Microsoft news is that the company is cutting 18,000 jobs this year — with around two-thirds of those jobs going at the Nokia mobile making division it bought for $7.2 billion back in April.<p>Redmond also today confirmed it would be transitioning some of the Android-based Nokia X devices …

Samsung managers said to return nearly $3M in bonuses

Hundreds of Samsung managers have reportedly returned part of their bonuses for the first half of the year as the electronics maker prepares to report worse-than-expected second-quarter earnings.<p>Nearly 200 managers in the Samsung Electronics mobile division returned part of their bonus, Reuters …

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