Microsoft this week loosened its restrictions on Adobe Flash within Windows 8, allowing the program to run within the immersive UI (previously known as Metro) version of its new OS by default.
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Microsoft has launched yet another privacy awareness campaign, but this time around, the company decided to focus more on its own privacy right-doings rather than Google's alleged wrongdoings. Declaring “ your privacy is our priority,” the campaign runs online, in print, and on TV, billing Microsoft as the “good guy” of online privacy and offering educational resources for...
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Filed under: Investing Software giant Microsoft has never had a good track record with consumer hardware. That's why the company's departure from its modus operandi with Surface is such a big deal. The new tablet is arguably Microsoft's biggest and boldest attempt at first-party hardware. Considering Steve Ballmer's proclamation of Microsoft's future as a...
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The long-promised Internet Explorer 10 is finally available for Windows 7 users as Microsoft suddenly remembers that there are a few of you out there. You'll need Service Pack 1 installed, but if you're running Windows 7 and haven't blocked the upgrade, it should install automatically through Windows Update - those of you with the IE10 Release Preview installed will get the...
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Microsoft has rolled out a new visualization feature for Excel called GeoFlow. It's definitely pretty, and if you're using Windows and trying to track activity over space and time, it might be useful, too.
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Microsoft said it will start automatically pushing Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to customers Tuesday as a last-ditch move before it drops the original 2009 edition of Windows 7 from support next month. Windows 7 RTM—the latter stands for "release to manufacturing," Microsoft-speak for a launch edition—will be retired from support, including security updates, after April...
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Microsoft has sold its IPTV platform Mediaroom to Ericsson, in a move that will now let Redmond dedicate all of its resources to its Xbox TV service.The deal, announced by Microsoft today, will allow it "to commit 100 per cent of its focus on consumer TV strategy with Xbox," according to a statement on its blog.Rumours of Microsoft building its own Cloud TV service have been...
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There's a war brewing for the hearts and minds of the videogame industry's independent developers. The weird thing is, Microsoft doesn't seem interested in participating.
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Internet Explorer 10 got an update today that finally allows Flash to run by default out of the Windows 8 start screen.While Flash was always enabled in the desktop version of IE 10, running the browser through Windows RT or the Windows 8 start screen limited Flash to only a few whitelisted sites.With today's update, Microsoft says that the majority of Flash content on the...
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Windows 8's tile-based interface puts a bold new spin on the familiar Windows interface—so bold that many long-time Windows users are threatening to jump ship to another operating system rather than learn Microsoft's "modern" UI. Of course, you'll still find yourself in foreign territory even if you actually follow through and make the jump. Installing a new operating system...
(3 months and 3 days ago)
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