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Skype Gets Significantly Improved Chat Experience

Skype is an old technology trying to fit in a new world, and as such, the service has been going through some growing pains recently. Between all the numerous issues – the slow transition to high definition video conferences and an often subpar mobile…

Report: Microsoft Considering Bringing Android Apps to Windows

A report on the Verge today suggests that Microsoft may be considering bringing Android apps to its Windows powered devices. If true, it would seem that the company is coming to grips with the reality of its Windows Phone division. Embracing the mentality…

Windows 8.1 Reportedly Getting March 11 Update

In the wake of today’s great news for Microsoft’s bank account (and stock market performance), it seems only fitting that we’d also get news about an update to its current operating system, Windows 8.1. A post on ZDNet cites an unnamed but supposedly…

Windows 8.1 Update May Bring Windows Store Apps to the Desktop...

In an ongoing quest to further improve the functionality of the “classic” Windows desktop experience after customers have largely rejected Windows 8′s Start Screen interface, a new screenshot leaked by popular Microsoft leaking group Wzor has…

95% Of ATMs Are Still Using Windows XP. No, Really

Who is still using Windows XP, an operating system which is now twelve years old? Other than “everyone’s mom,” the real answer might not...

Microsoft Eying April 2015 Release for Windows 9

Microsoft may have just put the finishing touches off of their last significant upgrade to the desktop Windows platform, Windows 8.1, but they’re not stopping there – according to long time Microsoft enthusiast and blogger Paul Thurrott, who has…

Premature Defenestration: Lagging PC Sales Don’t Mean Windows is Doomed

As CES 2014 draws to a close, there seems to be a growing feeling among tech sites that Windows is in some trouble. The most direct discussion of Windows’ impending demise can be found over on the Verge, with the smartly titled “Closing Windows”…

The PC is Dead, and This Year’s CES Proves It

A decade ago, the PC was the center of the digital world. Web TV aside, a full-scale Windows or Mac OS PC was the...

Chromebooks and the Cost of Complexity

While there is a question of degree, it seems quite certain that Chromebooks had a pretty good 2013. Many are attributing this to price...

Chromebooks Are Crushing It and Here’s Some Data to Prove It

Microsoft has another big problem on its hands: Chromebooks.  You know, those inexpensive laptops manufactured by the likes of Samsung, Acer, and others that run Chrome OS instead of Windows?  They are selling like crazy.  You may remember how we…