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Best Twitter Clients for Windows 8| Twitter apps for W8

Best Twitter Clients for Windows 8| Twitter apps for W8 | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
The post concludes best twitter clients available for Windows 8.
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FutureChronicles - Microsoft Windows from 1.0 to 8.0

FutureChronicles - Microsoft Windows from 1.0 to 8.0 | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it

I am a lay futurist...and an early adopter of Microsoft Windows from 1.0 to the beta of Windows 8.

I predicted Windows would take over the computer PC back in the 1980's even before Microsoft began to seriously start promoting it as a replacement for DOS, so I embraced it as the future operating system of the next century...

 

H Lee Siddons, Jr.

 

http://www.futurechronicles.com/microsoft-windows/

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Surface 2 is 'a bargain' and a worthy iPad competitor, says NY Times review

Surface 2 is 'a bargain' and a worthy iPad competitor, says NY Times review | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Microsoft got an early Christmas gift from the New York Times in the form of a very positive review of the Surface 2, Windows 8.1 tablet.
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Positive IS good!

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One productive week with Microsoft Surface Pro 2 convinces me to try week two

One productive week with Microsoft Surface Pro 2 convinces me to try week two | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
My Chrome OS tablet experiment has morphed into a surprising purchase: One that offers some of the best of my Chromebook Pixel and my iPad Air. It’s not perfect, but this 2-in-1 shows promise for the way I work.
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Windows Weekly 339: Technical Foul

"Threshold" post-Blue plans, CEO search continues, Microsoft + Nokia, cloud wars heats up, and more.
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Windows 8.2??

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Microsoft's Windows 8.1 arrives: A look back, and ahead

Microsoft's Windows 8.1 arrives: A look back, and ahead | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Microsoft's latest version of Windows, 8.1, arrives today. CNET takes a look at what came before it, and what's still ahead. Read this article by Josh Lowensohn on CNET News.
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Dozens of apps updated for Windows 8.1 rollout

Dozens of apps updated for Windows 8.1 rollout | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Microsoft is updating all of its built-in Windows 8.1 apps ahead of the operating system's release later today. Updates are available immediately in the Windows Store for those using the final...
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Microsoft's new Surface tablets close to selling out

Microsoft's new Surface tablets close to selling out | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
The company's developers group says in a tweet that both the Windows RT and Windows 8.1 versions of the device are in short supply. But how short is 'short,' exactly? Read this article by Shara Tibken on CNET News.
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RETROCAST: The Future Chronicles 2.0 - Futurist Futurism Predictions - MICROSOFT WINDOWS

RETROCAST: The Future Chronicles 2.0 - Futurist Futurism Predictions - MICROSOFT WINDOWS | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
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One of my first predictions I made was back in the mid to late 1980's:

 

FutureCast: 1989

Windows will replace DOS on PC's in the 1990s (Actual occurrence:1994 to today)

Predicting the future can be a dubious task, especially when dealing with software and operating systems. There are many variables, including market forces, competition, promotion, user acceptance and costs that influence the success or failure of any new major software releases. Who knew back in 1985 how successful Microsoft would become in developing and releasing Windows.

 

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Epiphany: Windows 8 is a very good tablet OS | ZDNet

Epiphany: Windows 8 is a very good tablet OS | ZDNet | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it

Windows 8 tries to be different things to different people, and according to some it succeeds in areas and falls short in others. At first I didn't find it to be a good tablet OS until getting it on the right device. Windows 8.1 is going to take what I've come to realize is a good tablet OS and make it a great one.

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I agree!

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Windows 8 is 21 times safer than XP, and 6 times safer than Windows 7

Windows 8 is 21 times safer than XP, and 6 times safer than Windows 7 | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
I remember the UK launch of Windows XP very well. It took place in London a few weeks after the attacks of September 11 and security around the event was tight.
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"It's getting safer all the time..."

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Windows Weekly 323: We Are the 3.7 Percent

Windows Phone users are now the 3.7%, Windows 8.1 talk, Xbox One news, and more.
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Security improvements in Windows 8.1: Hardware, access, sensitive data, and malware resistance

Security improvements in Windows 8.1: Hardware, access, sensitive data, and malware resistance | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Microsoft today

Microsoft today outlined some of the security improvements coming with Windows 8.1, broken down into four areas: trustworthy hardware, modern access control, protecting sensitive data, and malware resistance. The company’s Trustworthy Computing team announced the enhancements at Black Hat 2013 yesterday, and now today they’re sharing them with everyone.

At Build 2013, when the preview of the latest Windows update was released, Microsoft talked about security, but not extensively. Now the company is offering a bit more information on what to expect.

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10 advantages Windows 8 tablets have over the iPad and Android | ZDNet

10 advantages Windows 8 tablets have over the iPad and Android | ZDNet | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Windows 8 tablets may be behind the iPad and Android tablets in market share but they have significant advantages over the competition. Here are 10 of them.
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YES!  The benefits of Windows 7 desktop...

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Microsoft's Devices Future | Mobile content from Windows IT Pro

Microsoft's Devices Future | Mobile content from Windows IT Pro | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Some of the key hardware devices that shipped in 2013 came from Microsoft and Nokia (which will soon be part of Microsoft). This bodes well for the devices part of Microsoft's devices and services future.
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Here's Why Microsoft's New Mobile Strategy Will Help It Overtake Apple In 3 Years

Here's Why Microsoft's New Mobile Strategy Will Help It Overtake Apple In 3 Years | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Most technology companies don’t often get the chance to regain a market category lead after being swept aside by not one but two technology giants.
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This could definitely happen!

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Microsoft's latest ads show the Surface beating the iPad, again

Microsoft's latest ads show the Surface beating the iPad, again | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Here we go again. Microsoft today released two new Surface ads that show its tablet beating Apple's iPad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsknmA96Jv0

The first shows how the Surface ...
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Windows 8.1 Was Designed To Lead The Industry, Says Microsoft

Windows 8.1 Was Designed To Lead The Industry, Says Microsoft | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
If there is one thing you could associate with Microsoft’s modern platforms, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone, is that they are designed to offer a similar experience across a variety of devices, from desktop PCs to tablets, and smartphones.
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Meet Windows 8.1 - What's new in Windows 8.1 (pictures)

Meet Windows 8.1 - What's new in Windows 8.1 (pictures) | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
The Start button is back, and you can boot directly to the desktop, but there's so much more that Microsoft added to Windows in this update.
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You can now download the release version of Windows 8.1, boxed option available in stores from tomorrow

You can now download the release version of Windows 8.1, boxed option available in stores from tomorrow | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Microsoft's update to Windows 8.1 is now widely available to download, free for Windows 8 users, from the Windows Store.

The new software brings updates to core apps like Mail, Calendar ...
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Meet the new Surface

Thinner. Lighter. Faster. Say hello to Surface 2. From Microsoft.
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Future is looking brighter for Surface AND Windows 8

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Microsoft Windows 8.1 3D Printing Standards Explained (video) | Geeky Gadgets

Microsoft Windows 8.1 3D Printing Standards Explained (video) | Geeky Gadgets | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
This week Microsoft has detailed the Microsoft Windows 8.1 3D Printing Standards that are include in their latest Windows 8.1 operating system. Windows 8.1
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Wacom Cintiq Companion: Windows 8 and Android Tablets For Artists Only

Wacom Cintiq Companion: Windows 8 and Android Tablets For Artists Only | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Artists, illustrators, and designers of all kinds rely on Wacom's line of drawing tablets. Up until now, the devices only worked as peripherals.
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Now totally integrated into Windows 8 machines...

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Windows 8.1 will launch on October 18th, available a day earlier on Windows Store

Windows 8.1 will launch on October 18th, available a day earlier on Windows Store | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it

Microsoft continues Microsoft continues to finalize its Windows 8.1 update, but the company revealed today that it plans to make it available on October 18th. The free update will be listed in the Windows Store for existing Windows 8 users at 7AM ET on October 17th, with boxed copies, new hardware, and a full retail release on October 18th. The final copy of Windows 8, known as Release to Manufacturing (RTM), is expected to be made available to PC makers and partners in the coming weeks. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans previously revealed to The Verge that Microsoft plans to update and patch Windows 8.1 in the weeks leading up to the October release.

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It's official!!!

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Windows Weekly 322: Bye-Bye Sky

Microsoft caves on the SkyDrive trademark fight, Surface mess, and more.
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I've been listening or watching Windows Weekly since it's debut.  IF you want to keep up with the latest news, information, rumors, opinion on Microsoft Windows let Leo Laporte with top notch commentators Paul Thurrott of the Super Site for Windows and Mary Jo Foley of All About Microsoft tell all!

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Real-world confessions from Surface RT owners: Who loves it and why | PCWorld

Real-world confessions from Surface RT owners: Who loves it and why | PCWorld | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
The much-maligned slate actually has its fanboys. We talk to living, breathing people who use Microsoft's low-end tablet PC.
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Surface RT is NOT dead...

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The Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview Is Out, Here’s Where To Get It And What It Contains | TechCrunch

The Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview Is Out, Here’s Where To Get It And What It Contains | TechCrunch | Windows 8 Debuts 2012 | Scoop.it
Today Microsoft released the Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview, an early build of the coming Windows 8 refresh aimed at large companies that need extensive control features to keep their machines, software and data secure...
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How quickly will IT embrace Windows 8.1?  My guess 8.2 or 8.3 will start the migration...

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