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Windows 8.1 Bringing Back Start Button

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New info suggests that Microsoft has plans to bring back the Start button with Windows 8.1, largely due to the strong amount feedback asking for its return.

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Microsoft Confirms They Are Working on Small-Screen Tablets

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We've heard rumors more than once about the idea of Microsoft moving beyond the 10+-inch tablet form factor, but now Microsoft has confirmed it.

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Quickoffice Available Free For Google Apps for Business Users

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Google Apps users can now use the Quickoffice app for editing Microsoft Office documents on iPhone and Android as well, and it’s available for free.

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Microsoft Hit with $731 Million Fine in EU over IE Debacle

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The European Commission has fined Microsoft for the cool sum of $731 million due to an anti-trust violation that Microsoft claims was a computer glitch.

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Windows Phone Update Hinted at in Microsoft Job Posting

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A recent job posting at Microsoft hints at a major Windows Phone updated for the holidays this year. Could this be Windows Phone Blue?

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Microsoft Patent Application Kills Germs on Your Mobile Device’s Display Surface

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It looks like Microsoft wants to protect us from an army of germs in their latest patent, using UV light to get the job done.

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Surface RT Update Fixes Wi-Fi Issues

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Yesterday Microsoft started rolling out a Surface RT update that fixes the Wi-Fi issues and brings several other performance improvements into the mix.

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Windows Phone 7.8 Users Running into Live Tile Glitch

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The recently released Windows Phone 7.8 update brings resizable tiles and some other WP8-style improvements, but apparently also brings a new bug with it.

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Microsoft Surface Pro Now on Retail in US and Canada

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Despite the snowstorm, Microsoft managed to successfully launch their new tablet yesterday, which starts at $899 for the base 64GB model.

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Windows Phone Store Not Working Right Thanks to Error 805a0193

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Having trouble accessing the Windows Phone Store on your Windows Phone 8 handset? You aren't alone it seems.

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Siri-Like Voice Control Coming to Xbox 720

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The current Xbox 360 already has some rudimentary voice controls by way of the Kinect accessory, but they're very menu-based and they're very restrictive. We're hearing that the next-generation Xbox, whether it's called the Xbox 720 or something else, will have better natural language processing capabilities, not unlike what you experience with Apple's Siri digital assistant.

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Microsoft Surface Pro Reviews Hit the Net, Opinions Seem Mixed So Far

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Considering the Microsoft Surface Pro? The first reviews are in from a variety of tech sites. What's the verdict? Things certainly look pretty mixed.

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Microsoft and Huawei Take On the African Smartphone Market

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It looks like Microsoft and Chinese phone manufacturer Huawei are gearing up to release a new smartphone for the African market. The Huawei 4Africa phone features a 4-inch screen and 5 mega-pixel rear camera all while managing an extremely affordable $150 price point, without contract. Microsoft also plans to bring Nokia into the game with 2 custom African Windows Phones from ...

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Nokia Lumia 710 Users On T-Mobile Network Not Getting Windows 7.8

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Looking for an upgrade to Windows Phone 7.8 for your Nokia Lumia 710 on T-Mobile's network? Unfortunately, you will have no such luck it seems.

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Windows Phone 7.8 Coming to Older Handsets Today?

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According to Chinese tech site WPDang, we may be seeing an unannounced software update for all Windows phones with 7.5 and below, starting today.

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