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Microsoft Band tested in the rain (video) - MSPoweruser

We know that the Microsoft Band is able to withstand rain, but is the touchscreen usable in the rain? I used a hose to simulate a light rain, and …

The Surface Pro 3 is nigh-on impossible to repair, just like its ancestors

If you had dreams of upgrading your shiny new Surface Pro 3, you'd better shelve them. The crew at iFixit has torn down Microsoft's latest slate, and it proves just as daunting to repair as both of its predecessors. About the only replaceable part is the solid-state drive, and there's a good chance …

New Banksy Appears in England

A fresh work by Banksy appeared in Folkestone, England this week. Entitled <i>Art Buff</i>, the stencil depicts an elderly woman listening to an audio tour …

Poll - Are you on Lumia Cyan yet?

Poll time! After today's Preview for Developer OS update, which unlocked the Lumia Cyan firmware for a larger swath of phones, we are curious as to …

Microsoft more trusted than Apple, study says

Trust me, there aren't many people (or things) you can trust these days.<p>Everyone is out for themselves, ready to take advantage -- often, it seems, because it's just so much fun to take advantage.<p>However, I know you have a weak spot. You can't hide it. I have the research to prove it. You really, …

The best apps for your new Windows PC

Wunderlist<p>Over the break, take some time to get organized and ready for the new year. It's hard to go wrong with to-do app Wunderlist, and the full-featured app has reminders, due dates, and perhaps most importantly, it seamlessly syncs across iOS, Android, Mac, and when you need it, the …

Best apps for your new Windows Phone

Windows Phone has come a long way in a year’s time. Since WP8 debuted last November, Microsoft (and Nokia for that matter) have struggled hard to earn legitimacy with customers — and it’s starting to pay off. Now, must-have apps like Instagram and Vine have found homes in the Microsoft Store, with …

Windows 8.1 update may default to desktop on startup

(<b>Update:</b> ZDNet is calling the report into question, saying, "if Microsoft did make skipping the Metro Start screen a default option, the company would give developers even less of a reason to write Windows Store/Metro Style apps.")<p>The expected update for Windows 8.1 could bypass the touch-centric …