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Yet another report points to Q4 launch for Microsoft’s iWatch rival

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Just a few short days after a report surfaced suggesting that Microsoft is planning to release a wearable smartwatch or smart band this coming October, yet another report has emerged to state that the company is indeed getting ready to go head to head with Apple's upcoming iWatch. This time, word comes from Paul Thurrott, who is often a reliable source for information surrounding Microsoft's ...

Jul 3 2014, 8:30pm CDT

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Topics: Microsoft, Smart Watch, Apple, iWatch


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Microsoft readying next Windows Phone update with folders, 7-inch screens

Source: Ars Technica

The Lumia 1520 is currently the biggest Windows Phone, but at a mere 6 inches it could be dwarfed by future devices. Before it has even delivered Windows Phone 8.1 to most users, Microsoft is readying its growing number of Windows Phone OEMs for the next release: Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 1. Documents intended for the OEMs were accidentally made available on Microsoft's developer s ...
Full article at: Ars Technica 1 hour ago
 


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Updated: Windows 9 release date, news and rumors

Source: Tech.co.uk

What's the Windows 9 release date and price?Update: We've gathered some brand new information on when we'll see Windows 9 and how much it might cost. Read on to learn what's up!With Windows 8 and now Windows 8.1, Microsoft tried – not entirely successfully – to make tablets part of a continuum that goes from number-crunching workstations and high-end gaming rigs through all-in-one touchscreen media systems and thin-and light notebooks down to slender tou ...
Full article at: Tech.co.uk 6 days ago, 4:34pm CDT
 

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Everything You Need To Know About Windows 9, Microsoft's Next Major Software Release

Source: The Business Insider

When Microsoft introduced Windows 8 in 2012, it ushered in some of the biggest changes in Windows history. Windows 8 is meant to be a single software working seamlessly across traditional laptops, hybrids, and tablets. To achieve this, Microsoft axed the classic Windows start menu, added a new tiled interface, and completely changed the way users interact with Windows.  But it didn't catch on quite as quickly as Microsoft had hoped. With it ...
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Another 'in-the-know' says Microsoft's wearable will be a wristband, not a watch

Source: Tech Radar

Speculation continues to mount that Microsoft will launch a fitness tracking wristband, rather than a smartwatch before the year is out.Corroborating reports from last weekend, the well-connected Paul Thurrott of the Winsupersite has 'confirmed' Redmond will serve up a Samsung Gear Fit-style device, with a similar price point, in Q4.Thurrott suggested the difference will merely be in the form factor, with notifications from smartphones and live da ...
Full article at: Tech Radar Jul 2 2014, 9:26pm CDT
 

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Microsoft reportedly working on iOS-compatible fitness band for Q4 release

Source: 9to5Mac

Photo: in.com Microsoft is planning its own entry into the wearable market, but won’t make it exclusive to Windows devices, according to a report from Paul Thurrott. The device won’t be a watch, but a simple fitness band that can sync with multiple smartphone platforms, including Windows, iOS, and Android. The company is said to be aiming for a Q4 release with pricing similar to that of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear. No word yet on whether the ...
Full article at: 9to5Mac Jul 2 2014, 7:45pm CDT
 

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Microsoft Working on Fitness Band That Will Work With Windows, iOS

Source: MacRumors

Microsoft, like Google, Apple, and Samsung, has been working on its own wrist-worn device for more than a year. While early rumors suggested the device would be a smart watch with a 1.5-inch display, a new report from Windows blogger Paul Thurrott suggests that Microsoft's project is actually more of a fitness band than a smart watch. More akin to the band-style Samsung Gear Fit than the watch-styl ...
Full article at: MacRumors Jul 2 2014, 7:29pm CDT
 

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Microsoft's Surface Mini does exist - the Surface Pro 3 user manual says so

Source: Tech.co.uk

The Microsoft Surface Mini may have skipped its widely-expected debut at the Surface Pro 3 launch event last month, but at least the elusive tablet found its way into the Pro's user manual.As discovered by Microsoft blogger Paul Thurrott, there are "Surface Mini references all over" the Surface Pro 3 user guide. Something he describes on Twitter as "hilarious."A quick look at the manual shows a section reading: "You'll pair ...
Full article at: Tech.co.uk Jun 20 2014, 10:48am CDT
 

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Is the Xbox One still paying for last year’s E3 PR blunders?

Source: BGR

Let's be clear right off the bat: The Xbox One is an awesome console even if it is currently in second place behind the PS4 in terms of sales. All the same, sales do matter and shrewd Xbox fan Paul Thurrott notices that this year's Xbox One presentation at E3 marked a dramatic reversal from the presentation that Microsoft gave at E3 2013 where it went out of its way to tout all of the new console's home entertainment ...
Full article at: BGR Jun 10 2014, 1:21pm CDT
 



 

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