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Microsoft Surface Book Team Apologizes for the Never-Ending Problems their Customers are experiencing

Two months ago Microsoft came out with the Surface Book aiming to gun down Apple’s MacBook Pro. Joanna Stern of the Wall Street Journal noted in her in-depth review that while she really liked it, she couldn’t recommend getting the … Continue reading

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Microsoft readying next Windows Phone update with folders, 7-inch screens

Before it has even delivered Windows Phone 8.1 to most users, Microsoft is readying its growing number of Windows Phone OEMs for the next release: Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 1. Documents intended for the OEMs were accidentally made available on … Continue reading

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China builds own phone OS, aims to be more secure than Android or iPhone

China, wary of operating systems from the Western world, has built a new smartphone OS that it believes will be more secure than the likes of Android and the iPhone. While China claims it as its own, the OS looks … Continue reading

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Windows Phone needs a remake before it becomes ignored

Three years have passed since Windows Phone made its public arrival, and this year, the mobile operating system earned the coveted third place that Microsoft wanted for it — but wearing the bronze medal matters for naught when one is … Continue reading

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Poor Windows 8, Surface RT performance means pay cut for Ballmer

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer saw his pay docked this year as a result of the disappointing performance of the company’s Windows Division over the past year. The Microsoft head received $1.26 million in compensation for fiscal 2013, with $697,500 of … Continue reading

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The Apple Era begins as Microsoft, Google shift to a hardware centric model

The formerly universal consensus that widely licensed software (like Windows) would always win out over integrated hardware products (like the Macintosh) has finally reached a definitive end, years after being proved wrong. A long monopoly game finally ends At some … Continue reading

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Windows 8 install base surpasses Vista, still trails all Mac OS X installs

Coming off of a relatively strong month, Microsoft’s Windows 8 has surpassed the much-maligned — and six-year-old — Windows Vista inWeb usage, though slow uptake of the new system means that it still lags behind the total install base of … Continue reading

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