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Windows XP, Vista and 7 get cheap upgrade to Windows 8 Pro

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Microsoft has revealed the upgrade path for those on previous versions – like Windows 7 and Windows Vista. You will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for only US$39.99 and Microsoft will be offering it to 131 markets (so that, assuming, will include Australia). And those on Windows XP, you will also be able to upgrade to Windows 8 using the same way, and same price. The software […]

Xbox 360, Windows 7 banned in Germany in patent dispute

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This is banned in Germany – with Windows 7 A patent dispute between Motorola and Microsoft has now escalated with a German court ruling that the Xbox 360 cannot be sold within the country. Also included in the banned list include Windows 7, Internet Explorer and the Windows Media Player. The dispute between the two companies is over video compression technologies over the H.264 video codec – a widely used […]

Microsoft extends Windows security update lifecycle for consumers

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Just when you thought Windows XP was dead, Microsoft has yet again extended its support life cycle policies to 8 April 2014 for XP. Meanwhile, Vista’s support has been extended to 11 April 2017 and Windows 7 will stop being supported in 7-8 years, which is 14 January 2020. This means that if any big security flaws are found in XP, Vista or 7 then they will be patched, until […]

REVIEW: Zune Pass

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A few weeks ago the Zune Music store finally arrived in Australia. But while we have enough online music stores, the big part of the announcement was Zune Pass. For $120 a year you get unlimited on-demand streaming music. But are there some hidden problems? Chris Southcott reviews the Zune Pass, after the jump.

BUILD 2011: Windows 8 keynote highlights

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Microsoft has just finished their first keynote at their developer event in California called BUILD. You will be able to download Windows 8 at 1PM AEST from this website. The keynote was dedicated to Windows 8 and here are some of the highlights out of the keynote in chronological order. First Steven Sinofsky, President of Windows, came on stage to roll out some stats. Windows 7 has sold 450,000,000 copies, bringing it […]

Ballmer: Windows 7 has sold 400 million licenses

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It looks like Microsoft has recovered from the car crash of Windows Vista, with Steve Ballmer announcing at their Worldwide Partner Conference that Windows 7 has sold 400 million licences since it’s birth in 2009. The new figure also brings Microsoft the title of the highest selling OS of all time. Also announced at the event was that Office 2010 has sold 100 million copies Corporate vice president and chief financial officer […]

Upgrading from Windows 1 to 7 – with everything in between

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Ever thought about upgrading to Windows 7, but all the way from Windows 1.0? You may be asking, what? Well, a Youtube user has had some spare time (and by the time it took him to upgrade, a lot) to take this challenge and upgrade from Windows 1.0 to 7 – with every single OS in between, with the exception of one. But it’s not that hard to guess. Anyway, […]

Dell Tablet Roadmap leaked – Four Android, Two Windows tablets coming

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Dell’s foray into tablets is soon to get even bigger with at least six new tablets – two Windows 7 tablets and four Android tablets – coming soon this year, after a leaked image of Dell’s entire roadmap for its tablets lineup was posted on the internet. Leaked by Android Central, the roadmap reveals that Dell should release the Gallo, Sterling, Silver Oak and Opus One – all four tablets […]

Review: Windows 7

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Let’s face it. Windows Vista was a disaster for Microsoft. Terrible reviews, unhappy customers, compatibility problems and too many people sticking with XP. So the question on everybody’s lips is: Can they redeem themselves with Windows 7? Let’s jump in and find out!

Tip: Microsoft makes its more-advanced Calculator FREE!

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Just in time when students are set to return to school within the next few weeks, Microsoft has now made the latest version of its CAS-like Microsoft Mathematics software free to download, meaning that you can now make more advanced calculations on your computer. The software replicates a fully functioning graphics calculator (or, what many students call it, a CAS calculator) and allows you to solve equations using the concepts […]

Razer’s new mobile PC gaming laptop concept – the Switchblade

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Razer has partnered up with Intel to bring a brand new concept – something we love to see at CES. Called the Switchblade, it is an Atom-powered laptop that not only redefines the keyboard for laptops, but also redefines gaming on laptops. The laptop concept’s changes how gameplay is done on laptops – with a multitouch display and a keyboard that changes every single time when you play a certain […]

Samsung to create “Sliding PC 7” series, combines benefits of laptops and tablets

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Screw the Lenovo IdeaPad U1. Why make the keyboard removable when it should be a slider? Well, Samsung has got you covered with its own tablet. The Korean maker has announced its “Sliding PC 7” series and will launch its first tablet running the new Intel Atom processor platform, Oak Trail, and ship with Windows 7. Samsung touts it to weigh 2.2 pounds, and will have a 340-nit brightness, 10.1-inch […]

Windows 8 reaches Milestone 2, according to leaks

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While it hasn’t been any secret that Microsoft is already at work in producing the successor to Windows 7 – the OS that happens to repair much of the damage of Windows Vista – but the stage of development of it has been so secretive, it can rival Apple. However, there has been a leak. A Russian website is reporting that Redmond has recently compiled a new build of a […]

The Year in Review 2010: The Top 10 Posts

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Of course, I think this has to be a yearly tradition. We go back through our analytics information to find out what were the top 10 posts you have read through this entire year. We’re going to do things a bit differently than last year, however, as we post the overall list – but we will also post separate lists for the top articles over at Pwnage, Gadgetlyst and Cupertino […]

New Windows zero-day exploit bypasses UAC

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Microsoft has today confirmed that it has begun investigating a new zero-day exploit that allows a malicious attacker to bypass the User Account Control (UAC) on limited access accounts and execute code that could cause damage to the system. According to Prevx, the exploit is a weakness in the win32k.sys file, an important system file that connects the kernel of various Windows subsystems.