Windows Phone 8.1 Update Announced, Includes Siri-like Cortana Voice Assistant, Action Center, and More

Windows Phone 8.1 Update Announced, Includes Siri-like Cortana Voice Assistant, Action Center, and More

Today at the Build 2014 conference, amidst a wide variety of exciting unveilings, Microsoft finally announced the long-awaited Windows Phone 8.1 update. But don’t be fooled by the update’s seemingly small version number; Windows Phone 8.1 is a huge update featuring Microsoft’s new digital assistant, Cortana, and many other exciting new features.

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Microsoft’s new ad says Windows PCs are better than Macs because they have touch screens

Microsoft’s new ad says Windows PCs are better than Macs because they have touch screens

Microsoft took a big bet with Windows 8 — that eventually PCs and tablets would converge, and computers would have to be optimised for both, touch and mouse inputs. It doesn’t seem to have worked as well as the company would have liked, but Microsoft isn’t giving up.

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Apple sold more Macs and iOS devices in the Holiday Quarter than Windows PCs

Apple sold more Macs and iOS devices in the Holiday Quarter than Windows PCs

Microsoft was quite late in jumping on the mobile bandwagon, and that has caused a lot of problems for the company. In the holiday quarter, Apple sold more Macs, iPhones and iPads than PC manufacturers sold Windows PCs, highlighting how Microsoft has missed out on the growth in the smartphone and tablet market.

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Microsoft announces Surface 2, Surface Pro 2

Microsoft announces Surface 2, Surface Pro 2

After an initial, unsuccessful attempt at taking on Apple’s iPad, Microsoft’s giving its Surface tablets another chance with an updated lineup that features improved internals, better software and a higher-resolution display.

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New Windows 8 tablet ad pokes fun at iPad over multitasking

New Windows 8 tablet ad pokes fun at iPad over multitasking

Microsoft has released yet another ad that takes a dig at iPad’s limited capabilities in certain areas like multitasking.

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New Microsoft Windows 8 tablet ad pokes fun at Apple’s iPad

New Microsoft Windows 8 tablet ad pokes fun at Apple’s iPad

Microsoft has released a new Windows 8 tablet ad featuring the ASUS VivoTab Smart tablet, which pokes fun at Apple’s iPad.

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Get one year of invaluable security for Mac OS X and Windows with Bitdefender [Deals Hub]

Get one year of invaluable security for Mac OS X and Windows with Bitdefender [Deals Hub]

No computer is completely immune to attacks from malware or viruses. Whether you’re running things in a Mac environment or on a Windows PC, you need to take steps to protect your machine. When you’ve taken your Mac and added a Windows element to it – whether through an app like VMware Fusion, Parallels, or CrossOver – taking these steps not only becomes more crucial, but it can be more costly as well.

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Apple Releases iTunes 11.0.2, Brings New Composer View For Music

Apple Releases iTunes 11.0.2, Brings New Composer View For Music

Apple seems to be on a roll. Hot on the heels of releasing iOS 6.1.2 to fix the Exchange Calendar bug and Java update to fix vulnerabilities along with the malware removal tool, they have released an update for iTunes.

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Oracle Releases Java 7 Update 11 To Address Security Vulnerability [Updated]

Oracle Releases Java 7 Update 11 To Address Security Vulnerability [Updated]

Oracle has just released Java 7 Update 11 to address the vulnerability, which we reported on Friday.

The security vulnerability could allow the installation of malicious software and malware on machines that could increase the chance of identity theft, or the unauthorized participation in a botnet that could bring down networks or be used to carry out denial-of-service attacks against Web sites.

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Former Windows Head Steven Sinofsky Has Owned Every iPhone and iPad

Former Windows Head Steven Sinofsky Has Owned Every iPhone and iPad

Quite a few people noticed that Steven Sinofsky, former head of Microsoft’s Windows division, is now tweeting from an iPhone and naturally assumed that now that he’s out of Microsoft, he’s abandoned Windows Phone for iOS.

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