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Windows 10 is starting to win over Microsoft's most valuable customers

Windows 10 is already looking like it's going to be a big hit with businesses.<p>Of the 75 million machines that downloaded Windows 10 in its first month, enterprise users made up about 2%, or 1.5 million, according to Windows IT Pro.<p>While that might sound like a paltry number out of the gate, it's …

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Hands-on with the Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11

There comes a point when I have to stop for a moment to appreciate how far technology has come. The new Aspire One Cloudbook 11 from Acer is modest in many regards — limited storage space, diminutive monitor — but it’s also a capable machine for an affordable price. The 32GB unit I’m using retails …

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Twitter for Windows 10 catches up with group messages and other new features

Twitter's mobile apps have had this stuff for months<p>Twitter for Windows has been a perfect example of Microsoft's app problems; sure, the app <i>exists</i>, but it has fallen far behind Twitter's smartphone apps in terms of features and functionality. Today, Twitter for Windows is taking a much-needed step …

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Windows 10 Features You Should Know About

At last! Windows 10 has finally arrived and the upgrade is still rolling out to users around the globe. For those of you who are not familiar with Microsoft's latest flagship, there is a few hidden features that can help you get the maximum out of the system. Here are some to get you started:<p><b>Have</b> …

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Windows 10 USB stick is now on pre-sale at Amazon

You can now pre-order Windows 10 on Amazon — but if you don't like waiting (or if you like free things), you might not want to.<p>The July 29 release of Windows 10 is fast approaching, and by making it available on Amazon, Microsoft is making sure customers can buy it however they want. But both the …

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Microsoft opens Xbox-to-Windows game streaming up to everyone

Microsoft's removed the Xbox-to-PC game-streaming restrictions and now anyone with Redmond's latest console and Windows 10 can play <i>Sunset Overdrive</i> or attempt to jump into a few online <i>Halo: The Master Chief Collection</i> matches on their device. More than that, some pretty big new features are hitting …

Windows 10 will get automatic updates for 10 years

In an update to its Window’s Lifestyle Fact Sheet, Microsoft says it will offer support for Windows 10 for ten years.<p>The post notes that it will offer “mainstream security” support until 2020 and “extended security” support until 2025. The support lifestyle cycle is in keeping with both Windows 7 …

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Party chat is coming to the Xbox One app for Windows 10

Microsoft has added a slew of new social and gaming features to its Xbox One app for Windows 10. The company has also enabled game streaming from consoles to PC running the latest version of its upcoming OS.<p>The latest release of the Xbox One app now includes party chat so you can talk to a bunch of …

Microsoft's first Windows 10 ad is all about smiling babies

With Windows 10's launch little more than a week away, Microsoft kicked off its marketing storm last night with the first commercial for the new OS. It's a bit more direct and human than the company's infamous Jerry Seinfeld/Bill Gates ads, with a focus on children and how they're growing up with …

Microsoft Windows 10 free upgrade: the last roundup

With the free upgrade to Microsoft Windows 10 shipping on 29 July, should I upgrade Windows 7? Can I revert to my old operating system?<p>Should I upgrade Windows 7?<p>Should I go for the Windows 10 upgrade or continue with Windows 7? My laptop is five years old and working very nicely after I installed …

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Microsoft Surface 3 LTE goes on sale “unlocked” in the U.S., AT&T gets carrier preference for now

Three weeks after first revealing that the Surface 3 (4G LTE) device was launching in a handful of European countries, Microsoft has finally announced when it’s going to arrive for U.S. consumers — and that day is today.<p>The 4G Surface 3 is available through AT&T today. Business customers can get …

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Microsoft Edge is already good enough for me to drop Chrome

From the tarnished ashes of Internet Explorer came Microsoft Edge, an all-new browser built from the ground up for Windows 10. When we first went hands-on with the browser – then still called Project Spartan – we thought it brought some interesting concepts to the table, but it was much too buggy …

Coming to Minecraft: New Ender Dragon, dual-wielding, redstone for Pocket Edition, Windows 10 beta

LONDON — A panel of Mojang developers speaking at Minecon 2015 teased a number of new features being developed for Minecraft, though they didn’t give a specific timeline for their release.<p>Here’s a quick rundown of some of the more notable elements in the works:<p><b>Ender Dragon</b><p>The general feeling at …

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Windows 10 gets its own Minecraft, coming July 29

How many more platforms can Minecraft be announced on? Does Windows 10 count? At today's MineCon conference, a worldwide gathering for Minecraft players, Microsoft announced Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta will be arriving on Windows 10 on launch day, July 29.<p>It joins the many other places you …

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Navigate Microsoft Edge with your keyboard

Sometimes you need to copy and paste a chunk of text from a webpage, and your mouse is just not precise enough to grab the exact lines you want (especially if you happen to be using a touchpad). Luckily, there's a built-in solution in Microsoft Edge: Caret browsing.<p>Caret browsing, which also exists …

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Lenovo LaVie Z series review: super light, super compromised

Microsoft to finalize Windows 10 this week

Microsoft is planning to finalize Windows 10 this week, ahead of its official launch later this month. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell <i>The Verge</i> that the company is currently working on final copies of Windows 10, with a release to manufacturing (RTM) build expected later this week. RTM …

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Windows 10 testers will receive the final build as a standard software update

Windows 10 Insiders – what Microsoft calls its public beta testers – have gotten early access to a lot of the upcoming operating system’s features, but with the July 29th release date approaching, many have wondered how the upgrade process to the final build of Windows 10 will happen.<p>Microsoft took …

Microsoft’s new WordPress plugin lets you directly publish your OneNote documents

Microsoft announced a new partnership today that makes it a lot easier to transfer your OneNote writings over to WordPress.<p>The company has created a WordPress plugin that inserts a OneNote button into your editor. When clicked, you’ll be able to search for the specific onenote page you’d like to …

Microsoft reveals all the editions of Windows 10

While Microsoft has not yet revealed an exact date for the Windows 10 launch (other than summer), the software giant is revealing all the editions today that will be made available when the operating system is finalized. Windows 10 Home is what Microsoft calls the "consumer-focused desktop …

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Microsoft confirms that Spartan will be in the next Windows 10 preview release

Microsoft has been working on a new browser that they currently call Project Spartan. While the name has not been finalized, this new browser …

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VLC returns to iOS and launches on Windows Phone, Windows RT, and Android TV

Also puts out first non-beta release on Android<p>VLC is having a big day. The app, which is essentially the Swiss Army knife of video players, is returning to the iPhone and iPad following a long absence after the release of iOS 8. It's also launching on a ton of other platforms: it's coming to …

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HP's Omen 15 Gaming Notebook Straddles The Ultrabook Line With Voodoo DNA

When industry visionary and entrepreneur Rahul Sood parted ways with HP a few years back, post-acquisition of his boutique game PC company VoodooPC, it was clear that HP had assimilated his start-up company enough such that he felt his job was done there as CTO of its gaming PC business unit. Sood …

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Haier debuts trio of trim tablets

We're already seeing more tablets at Mobile World Congress 2015 than we did at CES 2015 and you can thank Haier for at least three of them. The HaierPad trifecta deliver a trendy skinny aesthetic at a low price in select European markets.<p>Haier<p>HaierPad W800<p>Running Windows 8.1, the HaierPad W800 is …

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Samsung's fanless ATIV Book 9 laptop will be available on March 1st

It looked pretty good at CES, and now it's (almost) here<p>Samsung's new ATIV Book 9 was announced this year at CES, and now it has a release date. The all-aluminum ultrabook, which looks like Samsung's strongest answer to the MacBook Air yet, will be available beginning March 1st. At 0.46-inches …

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Windows 10 Settings menu: The Ease of Access tab

If you're looking for a high-contrast theme, voice narration or closed captions, you'll find them in the Ease of Access tab in the new Windows 10 Settings menu. But for those of you who are more comfortable with Microsoft's Ease of Access Center, which offers up recommendations and optimization …

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Leaked Windows 10 build reveals new Xbox app and Cortana integration

An early look at consumer features<p>Microsoft is currently readying an updated preview of Windows 10 to focus on the consumer features of the upcoming operating system. While the company plans to detail those improvements at a January press event, a consumer build (9901) has leaked out onto the web …