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Skype for Android Update Brings Portrait Calling And More Languages

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Skype for Android received a nice update today that includes a new tablet friendly feature: video calling in portrait view on your Android tablet.

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Microsoft Surface Pro Arrives on February 9th, Starts at $899

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Although the Microsoft Surface RT hasn't been a runaway success, it certainly managed to make a pretty big media splashdown when it first arrived. Although some consumers like the idea of the Surface, others need something that can do even more.

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Dell Latitude 10 Essentials Windows 8 Tablet Announced, Starts at $499

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The good news is $500 (or lower) Windows 8 tablets are starting to emerge, giving consumers both a unique Windows Store experience and the ability to run some of their legacy desktop apps. One such device was announced by Dell at CES today, the Latitude 10 Essentials.

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Will Sprint’s Windows Phone 8 Devices be Completely New Hardware?

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Samsung and HTC's Sprint handsets will either be refreshes of existing hardware, or they will be brand new hardware and maybe even Sprint exclusives.

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Windows RT and Microsoft Surface Jailbreak Arrives, Microsoft Applauds the Effort

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It seems that Microsoft's Windows RT has got a jailbreak/unlocking solution of its own. The new jailbreak method makes it possible to run unsigned desktop apps on devices like the Microsoft Surface RT.

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Windows 8 Store Surpasses 35,000 Apps in Time for New Years

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MetroStore scanner claims that the Windows 8 Store now contains 35,971 apps. This is clearly nowhere near what Google Play and the App Store have. However, the Windows 8 Store started with only 10,000 apps on October 30.

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Dell Originally Wanted Microsoft to Drop Windows Name from Windows RT

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There has been a little confusion by some consumers about the difference between the ARM-only Windows RT and the x86-only Windows 8. This is exactly why Dell’s Vice-chairman, Jeffrey Clarke said the company originally tried to get Microsoft Steve Ballmer to rename the Windows RT OS.

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Microsoft Application Submissions up 40%

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This Wednesday Microsoft announced that with the launch of the Windows Phone 8 platform in October, their Windows Phone application submissions have increased a staggering 40%. Because of this huge increase they decided to keep the Windows Phone Store open longer during the holiday season.

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Over 40 new Xbox 360 apps On Their Way Between Now and Spring of 2013

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Very few gaming systems have evolved the way the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 have. When the Xbox 360 game out, it was pretty much just a gaming system. Sure, it had a little bit of multimedia capabilities, but they were secondary at best.

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SkyDrive app coming to Xbox 360, Streaming Photos and Video Made Easy

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Microsoft's SkyDrive is far from being the only cloud storage out there on the market today, but it is about to get a very useful new feature that could certainly help it stand out. SkyDrive is now coming to the Xbox 360 through an Xbox app.

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Rumor: Xbox 720 to Feature a 1.6GHz Processor?

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There was a time when a gaming system was for something called “gaming”. Yes, those we strange times indeed. Today's systems might be gaming devices, but they are also becoming robust multimedia systems that go way beyond shooters, RPGs and action gaming.

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Microsoft Confirms Windows Phone 7.8 on Its Way in Early 2013

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Ever buy a new phone to find out a week later that a better, faster, cooler phone just got released? W'eve all been there before, usually just stuck complaining to whoever will listen. Well those who were Windows Phone 7 early adopters were stuck in that frustrating and helpless position when the Windows Phone 8 was released. Fear not my friends, Microsoft’s long awaited Windows Phone 7.8 update is coming soon.

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Microsoft Surface Pro Pricing Officially Unveiled, Starts at $899

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We are finally getting solid information about the Microsoft Surface Pro. What's the verdict? Pricing will start at $899 for a 64GB version, or $999 for a 128GB model.

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Move over Google TV and Apple TV, Microsoft Xbox Multimedia Box May Be In the Works

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It seems that Apple TV and Google TV might be getting even more competition in the set-top box space. While this isn't the first time that the web has gossiped about such a device from Microsoft, it now seems that more sources are coming out and saying that an Xbox Set-top box is in fact in the cards.

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Steve Wozniak Worries That Microsoft Might Be More Innovative Than Apple

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Steve Wozniak is one of those guys that most of us just like, regardless of what platform we use or how we feel about Apple. Not only is he one of the founding fathers of the personal computer revolution, he tells things how it is and isn't afraid to be honest, regardless of his affiliation with Apple. When speaking at TEDx Brussels, TechCrunch got a few moments afterwards with WoZ.

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