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October 2012 Pegged for Windows 8 Official Release

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Consumer Preview of Windows 8 went live late last month, but when is Microsoft going to officially launch its successor to Windows 7? Insider reports are pointing toward October of this year and they've got some evidence to back that up.

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Windows 8 App Can Remotely Control A Police Car

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So you have your new iPad, and you love it. The apps are great and it can do so much – but can it control functions in a police car? Well, apparently Windows 8 can, thanks to a new partnership between Microsoft and public safety solutions firm, Modularis. Microsoft first showed the police car running on the Modularis technology as part of Modularis' Worldwide Public Safety Symposium, where officials gather to discuss public safety and ways to improve the overall state of safety.

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Sony ‘Hybrid’ Prototype Tablet Might Arrive As VAIO U

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Remember that tablet/notebook cross which was shown off by Sony at CES earlier this year? The convertible concept tablet dubbed "Hybrid" looked interesting although there was no confirmation whether the company would work on the prototype for market launch. And now a new info suggests that Sony has plans for bringing out the QWERTY-equipped slider.

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Windows Phone 8 Details Leaked and Confirmed

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While Windows Phone hasn't enjoyed the same level of success as iOS and Android up to this point, it is still a very solid, if not sometimes misunderstood, operating system. Luckily, a new leak regarding WP8 shows that Microsoft is wasting no time in adding many great new features that might further push Windows Phone adoption beyond their highest expectations.

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A Look Into AT&T’s First Quarter Phone/Tablet Releases

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Looking to see what AT&T has in store for us in the first part of 2012?

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Microsoft Unveils Windows 8 Tablet Requirements

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The truth is that Vista wasn't that bad if you had the right hardware, unfortunately Microsoft didn't enforce any minimums and so most of us never really saw the 'good side' of Vista (though Windows 7 cured many of these problems). Microsoft isn't repeating any of these mistakes with its Windows 8 tablets, and has already set some specific hardware requirements that all Win8 tablets will have to meet.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga: Windows 8 Tablet And Ultrabook In One

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We know that many of you out there are interested in some of the Ultrabooks and tablets that have been unveiled at the ongoing CES 2012. But what if you could play with a device that would let you enjoy the best of both worlds? Well, that is what you will be getting with the newly unveiled Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga.

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BlueStack Android App Player Coming To Windows 8’s “Metro” UI

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While BlueStacks already has its “Android App Player” running on Windows 7 PCs, now they have announced a special Windows 8 version is in the works that will install Android apps directly as tiles on the Metro (mobile/touch) UI.

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Ultrabook Hybrids On Their Way

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A new feature article by PC Magazine discusses the future of 'convertible' style tablets. Essentially the article focuses on how convertibles have existed for a while, but with changes in technology and the introduction of Windows 8, they are finally becoming feasible.

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The Nokia 1 Windows 8 Concept Tablet

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After positive attention for the Nokia Tab Windows 8 tablet concept, a similar designed concept device is now being shown off by YrOnimuS under the name Nokia 1.

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Windows 8 To Have Picture Gesture Passwords

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finger gestures on a sensor screen. On legacy devices, like signing off your purchase, or a receipt, it's similar to a digital signature. But this time, in Windows 8, it's more fun, even if Microsoft Developers' blog puts a lot of serious calculations and figures behind it.

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Windows 8 Gets Public Beta And App Store in February 2012

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Microsoft has recently announced the availability of the first public beta (apart from this summer's Preview) for their flagship OS, the Windows 8.

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Will Windows 8 Appeal To Desktop Users?

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IDC research analysts have made 10 predictions for trends in 2012 computing. One such prediction states that Windows 8 may not reach the hands of the traditional PC users, that is, those with the PCs bundled with keyboard, mouse, and all the usual PC hardware.

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Windows 8 For ARM Tablets May Lose Traditional Desktop Mode Support

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Engadget has collected insider tips that Microsoft might have sacrificed backward compatibility with its "legacy" software (mostly of Windows 7 desktop variety) when shaping the design of Windows 8 for ARM tablets.

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Intel: Windows 8 Ultrabooks To Feature Touchscreens Soon

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We already know that Windows 8 is going to be a platform that is simultaneously geared toward both tablets and regular PCs, but it has now been confirmed by Intel that you'll effectively being able to get both in one package with touchscreen-enabled Windows 8 ultrabooks.

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