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  • 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

  • Windows Server 2016 will come with commercial support for Docker Engine

    Windows Server 2016 will come with commercial support for Docker Engine

    Microsoft loves to talk about how we are now living in a “cloud first, mobile first” world, but in this world, there is still plenty of room left for Windows Server. Today, at its Ignite conference in Atlanta, the company announced that Windows Server 2016 will be available for purchase on October 1 and will then ship in mid-October. That’s pretty much in line with… Read More

  • MIT scientists invent rapidly self-tinting windows

    MIT scientists invent rapidly self-tinting windows

    They’re more than just a big set of transitional lenses for buildings. For one thing, the new glass technology pioneered by a team of scientists at MIT is capable of changing shades much faster that what you’ll find on those ultra-hip eyeglasses. It also covers a broader spectrum of opacity than such photochromic substances. The material also differs from the electrochromic… Read More

  • Is HTML5 the new Windows? Crunch Network

    Is HTML5 the new Windows?

    If you are as old as me, you remember the transition from MS DOS to Windows in the early 1990s. Might the arrival of new cloud-based apps that run in a web browser and store their data in the cloud create enough of an advantage over the common desktop environment to cause a similar shift? There are many parallels between the arrival of cloud-based apps and the arrival of Windows 30 years ago. Read More

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