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  • iTunes is coming to the Windows Store

    iTunes is coming to the Windows Store

    Here is a surprise: at its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced that Apple’s iTunes will come to the Windows Store by the end of the year. The iTunes app will have full iPhone support and users will essentially get the same iTunes experience from the Windows Store app that the existing Windows app currently offers, including access to Apple Music and the iTunes Store. Why… Read More

  • You’ll be able to upgrade any Windows 10 S device to Windows 10 Pro

    You’ll be able to upgrade any Windows 10 S device to Windows 10 Pro

    Microsoft just unveiled a new operating system — Windows 10 S. This secured and streamlined operating system is perfect for the education market. But Microsoft is also going to ship Windows 10 S on its perfectly capable Surface Laptop. During the press conference, the company has compared the new $999 laptop with various MacBooks, making it even more puzzling that it opted for a… Read More

  • Microsoft’s new education push plays to its strengths, the cheap and familiar

    Microsoft’s new education push plays to its strengths, the cheap and familiar

    Microsoft never mentioned Chromebook by name, but it’s clear that Google’s browser-based hardware offering was at the front of everyone’s mind at today’s education event in New York City. The company has managed to control much of the market internally, but the Chromebook has swiftly eroded marketshare here in the States. Microsoft’s solution is playing into… Read More

  • Microsoft to shut down Wunderlist in favor of its new app, To-Do

    Microsoft to shut down Wunderlist in favor of its new app, To-Do

    Microsoft acquired the popular mobile to do list application Wunderlist back in 2015, and now it’s preparing users for its eventual demise with the release of its new application “To-Do,” announced today. The new app was built by the team behind Wunderlist, and will bring in the favorite elements of that app in the months ahead, Microsoft says. The company also added that… Read More

  • Microsoft is holding a big education event in New York on May 2

    Microsoft is holding a big education event in New York on May 2

    Invites have just dropped for Microsoft’s latest press conference. Details are scant for the “Learn What’s Next” event happening May 2 in New York City, but between the title and the big #MicrosoftEDU hashtag that graces the crudely colored artwork, this looks to be focused on the company’s next big play at the education sector. Back in January, the company… Read More

  • Report: Android overtakes Windows as the internet’s most used operating system

    Report: Android overtakes Windows as the internet’s most used operating system

    Mobile is today as important, if not more important, than desktops when it comes to the internet and apps. A clear reminder of that comes with news of a report claiming that Google’s Android has overtaken Windows as the internet’s most used operating system. Read More

  • Google Cloud takes aim at Microsoft customers with new Windows VMs

    Google Cloud takes aim at Microsoft customers with new Windows VMs

    Google announced several new products today aimed at luring IT pros who are using Windows in their data centers to the Google Cloud Platform. With that in mind, Google introduced support for Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise and Windows Server Core on the Cloud Platform. In addition, the company announced support for SQL Server Always-On Availability Group for customers who are concerned about… Read More

  • Alcatel’s new Windows phone is a T-Mobile exclusive

    Alcatel’s new Windows phone is a T-Mobile exclusive

    Alcatel’s new Windows phone is coming exclusively to T-Mobile on November 10 here in the States, priced at $470. And the company’s cramming the package full of free stuff, including a pair of VR goggles built specifically for the device, a 45-day free trial of Hulu Plus, a 30-day trial of Microsoft’s Groove music service and a copy of Halo: Spartan Assault, all aimed to get… Read More

  • Microsoft updates the Surface Book with double the graphic performance

    Microsoft updates the Surface Book with double the graphic performance

    This morning’s big Microsoft event is all about the software, but, as anticipated, the company also had a few hardware surprises up their brightly colored sleeves. After all, you’re going to need some devices specially tailored to the new Windows 10 Creators Update, what the company is modestly referring to as, “the world’s largest collaborative software… Read More

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