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The latest Microsoft Lumia promo focuses on the business credentials of the brand

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Microsoft launched a brand new promo video for its Lumia smartphone family. The clip focuses on the brand’s business credentials.

Unsurprisingly, the video showcases the seamless integration of Microsoft’s productivity solutions into the Windows Phone platform. Read more »

Project Spartan renamed to Edge in latest Windows build

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Project Spartan was the work-in-progress name for the upcoming Microsoft web browser, which should replace the old-school Internet Explorer in Windows 10. The company has already revealed its official name – Edge – a while back.

As of the latest Windows 10 Preview build released a few hours ago, Project Spartan app is finally renamed to Edge and brings a plethora of improvements. Read more »

Lenovo’s David Hill reimagines a retro style ThinkPad with modern hardware

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Remember the old-school IBM ThinkPad notebooks (or laptops as we used to call them back then)? This was before the brand was acquired by Lenovo, who still makes ThinkPads but they have now evolved with the times.

In his blog post, David Hill, Vice President, Lenovo Corporate Identity & Design, wonders about the possibilities of making a retro-style ThinkPad again, but with modern hardware. It will have all the trappings of the older models, including a blue enter key, 7 row classic keyboard, 16:10 aspect ratio screen, multi-color ThinkPad logo, dedicated volume controls, rubberized paint, exposed screws, lots of status LEDs, and more. Read more »

Windows 10 Insider Preview users will get the final version for free

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Microsoft will give Windows 10 Insider Preview users the opportunity to get the final version of the OS for free. Windows 10 will make its official debut at the end of next month, on July 29.

All interested users need to do is install the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview with build number 10130. Read more »

Check this infographic about the Tablet Evolution

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The Apple iPad may have reopened the tablet market, but it surely wasn’t the first one to come. Many have tried before but none quite succeeded. The guys over Mobile Madhouse made an infographic on The Evolution of the Tablet and you can learn what was before the iPad.

As it turns out Apple didn’t make the first ever slate, but the company has a good track record of taking niche gadgets and turning them mainstream and earn good money doing it. Read more »

Toshiba says its Windows 10 laptops will have a dedicated Cortana key

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Japanese manufacturer Toshiba has revealed that its future laptops running Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 operating system will feature a dedicated Cortana key.

The revelation was made by Jeff Barney, who is the general manager and vice president in charge of the company’s America’s PC business. He said that the key – which will be placed in the upper left area, close to the function keys – will be available on all of the company’s Windows 10 PCs, “across the board, top to bottom.” Read more »

Microsoft to retire the modern Skype app on July 7

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Microsoft announced today it is going to retire the modern version of the Skype app for Windows. As Windows 10 launch comes closer it makes sense for Microsoft to unify the user experience across its core apps.

As part of this process Microsoft has been working to optimize its desktop app equally well for touch and for mouse/keyboard input. Those efforts basically rendered the modern Skype app obsolete. Read more »

Real Madrid Windows tablet debuts in Spain with Microsoft branding

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If you’re in Spain and love Real Madrid, this might be pretty interesting. There’s a new tablet out over there, and it’s one that comes with a whole lot of Real Madrid branding. Microsoft’s name is also associated with it, though apparently it isn’t a Microsoft product – instead, it’s made by an unnamed Spanish OEM but Microsoft and Real Madrid are the “featured brands”.

This confusing explanation aside, the Real Madrid tablet is now up for grabs starting at €199, in three different designs. Unfortunately for Real Madrid fans who live elsewhere, its release is so far confined to Spain. Read more »

Asus’ new Transformer Book T100HA comes with Windows 10 pre-installed, promises 14 hours of battery life

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At the ongoing Computex trade show in Taipei, Asus has unveiled the successor to its Transformer Book T100TA 2-in-1 tablet. Dubbed Transformer Book T100HA, the device will come preloaded with Windows 10, which will be released on July 29.

The 10.1-inch two-in-one device is powered by quad-core Intel Atom Cherry Trail X5 processors, and comes with 4GB RAM. It has 8.45mm-thick chassis that weights 580g, and features a reversible USB Type-C port. The Taiwanese company is claiming 14 hours of battery life for the device. Read more »

Windows 10 kicks off on July 29

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Microsoft announced today the official availability of the upcoming Windows 10 – July 29. That’s less than two months from now, which means Microsoft has nothing left to do but polish a few edges.

Windows 10 will introduce universal apps, Cortana, Microsoft Edge browser to replace the Internet Explorer, new Office 2016 included in Windows 10 for free, Xbox Live app and integration, new multimedia apps, among others. Read more »

Microsoft Windows 10 to release on August 31

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Two days ago, we reported that the Microsoft’s Windows 10 RTM build is set to arrive in July 2015. While many thought that was way too optimistic, Microsoft is hell bent to prove otherwise.

Microsoft is prepping to release the Windows 10 for public as well as for its partners on August 31 as per the listing spotted at NewEgg website. To be noted that the listing is for the OEM versions of the Windows 10 Home for $110 and Windows 10 Professional for $150. Read more »

‘Leo’s Fortune’ now available on Windows Phone and Windows

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Popular 2D side scrolling game Leo’s Fortune is now available on both Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1. The game is a universal app and you just have to purchase it once and it will work on either platforms.

Leo’s Fortune won many awards when it came out last year on iOS and Android. It is one of the better looking games on either platform and has good level design with some fun platforming puzzles. Leo, a tiny little furball, also brings a lot of character to the game. Read more »

Lenovo unveils Z51 and Z41 high-end laptops, affordable Ideapad 100

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Lenovo unveiled three new laptops at Lenovo Tech World in Beijing. Two new Z-series offer high performance and even a 3D camera, while the new Ideapad takes aim at the Chromebooks.

All three laptops will launch with Windows 8.1 and will be available in June. Read more »

Samsung patents phone-powered laptop dock with Android/Windows dual-boot

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Smartphones serving as the brain of a laptop always sounded like a great idea, until someone actually makes one. Undeterred by the cold reception of the Motorola Atrix and its laptop dock and the low profile of the Asus Padfone, Samsung has patented a Galaxy Note-like device, which docks into a laptop host.

The patent does get a couple of things right that eluded the Atrix and the Padfone. Read more »

Leaked Windows 10 Beta build screenshots reveal new icon set and a few UI tweaks

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As all of you surely know, Windows 10 is already on its way. It will be a huge step forward in building a uniform Windows ecosystem across all sorts of devices, ranging from TVs and PCs, all the way to smartphones and embedded tech. This time around, Microsoft has remodeled the whole development process and by launching the Windows Insider program, has made everything a lot more-transparent and user-driven.

One of the many consequences of Microsoft’s open model is that we have been able to test some early technical previews of the platform for quite some time now. Read more »