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Microsoft warns against using Gmail from Google

August 1, 2011
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In a weird advertisement from Microsoft (for their new Office 365), they warn users against using Google’s free e-mail solution, Gmail. Probably all Gmail users have noticed ads when you’re using the free web-based version of Gmail, but not all might know that the ads are actually based on the content of your e-mails. Google […]

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5 Leaks on the New Windows 8 Smartphone Operating System Improvements

July 3, 2011
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The Windows 8 promises some great improvements for those who love to use their smartphone. The new operating system will allow us to have the same operating system on our tablet, laptop and smartphone. This will be the first time we have had this as a reality. The closest thing to this has been Apple’s […]

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Which one is the best adblocker for Google Chrome?

June 13, 2011
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All advertisements on every website can easily be disabled in Google Chrome with the help of adblock-extensions that are available for free in the Chrome Webstore. But which one of them is the most efficient in blocking ads on our favorite websites like Facebook and Youtube? The Google Chrome browser is becoming increasingly popular and […]

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Flash no longer included on Macs per default

October 27, 2010
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The new MacBook Air from Apple comes without Flash pre-installed, something which Mac’s have had for a long time. But as you might know, Steve Jobs is not a big fan of Flash and Flash is not even possible on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Apple is now doing the same as Microsoft by […]

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HTC Desire HD vs HTC Mozart – Froyo vs WP7

October 5, 2010
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High Tech Computer Corp, commonly known as HTC, is one of the top smartphone brands in the world. Even the iconic Nexus One had been developed by this company, for Google. Both Google and HTC have shared a very steady relationship since the birth of the Android platform. The HTC Dream, was in fact the […]

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Video: Microsoft Created Real-Life ‘Nigeria Scam Letters’ – Teaches New Yorkers A Lesson

August 11, 2010
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We continue to see videos like the one below, popping up every now and then and sometimes also as part of certain promotions, but there’s a reason for it – people continue to be stupid when it comes to giving up personal information that should have been kept personal, at all times. In the video […]

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Facebook Doubles Size of Data Center in Oregon

August 5, 2010
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Facebook first told us about their plans for building a data center in Oregon back in January this year, a data center more than 13,000 square meters big. They have now decided to add another 14,000 square meters to it, according to IDG News Service. First part of the construction is scheduled to be finished […]

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Internet Explorer Gains Market Share – Firefox Lose

August 2, 2010
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New data from Net Applications, who’s in the business of analysis Internet-related stuff, shows that Internet Explorer for the second month in a row has been able to increase its market share, after having been on the decline for several months. In July, Microsoft Internet Explorer accounted for 60.74% of all browsers, up 0.44% compared […]

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Microsoft Giving Free Windows Phone 7 To Its Employees

July 26, 2010
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Just like Google and Apple did, Microsoft has (apparently) also decided to give away free Windows Phone 7 phones to their employees, says Gizmodo based on an e-mail they’ve gotten their hands on. Out of the major US-based cellphone providers, only Palm (now owned by HP) didn’t give a free phone to their employees. Microsoft […]

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H.264 Already Won vs Flash – Microsoft Picks H.264 for Internet Explorer 9

May 14, 2010
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past, oh I don’t know, few months, you would already know that there’s quite a battle going on between Apple and Adobe over the use of Flash on iPhone and iPad. Few weeks ago, Apple posted a letter on their site called “Thoughts on Flash” by […]

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First Windows Phone 7 Ad (+ Fun Bonus Video)

March 22, 2010
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I don’t watch that many Microsoft TV ads. Maybe because they’re mostly shown in the US or UK? I rarely see them where I watch TV, but every now and then, Microsoft release an ad that’s so bad it’s a must-see. Like the one with Microsoft Songsmith. If you haven’t seen it yet, you can […]

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Microsoft Phone 7 Copies Apple – No Copy/Paste, No Multitasking & No Flash

March 19, 2010
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Most advanced Mac users are used to seeing Microsoft copying many of the thinks that comes out of Apple in Cupertino (like Mac OS X Leopard and Windows Vista, as shown in this video by David Pogue). Well, it’s no surprise that Microsoft probably is a bit jealous of Apple’s success with iPhone, so they’ve […]

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Steve Ballmer Compliments Apple On The iPhone !!!

March 9, 2010
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This is almost breaking news, because when Apple announced the iPhone, Steve Ballmer laughed at it. Now, a different choice of words are coming out of Steve Ballmer’s mouth, about the iPhone, when he said at a speech at the University of Washington: “Apple’s done a very nice job that allows people to monetize and […]

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Friday Flick Find: Steve Jobs’ Meanest Jokes About Microsoft

February 26, 2010
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Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, turned 55 yesterday. Happy Birthday, Steve! I hope you didn’t get a Magic Mouse though 🙂 Because of Steve’s birthday this week, I want to dedicate this Friday Flick Find to him. Well, to his “jokes”, that is. I doubt we will see much of this in the future, unless Microsoft […]

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What Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Think Of Each Other

February 11, 2010
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Bill Gates was impressed by the iPhone when Apple first announced it but he’s not quite as impressed by the iPad. When asked, he said it’s not like he thought “Oh my God, Microsoft didn’t aim high enough”. He thinks the iPad is a nice reader, but nothing he looks at and wished Microsoft would […]

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Windows 7 Resulted In More Satisfied Users Than Snow Leopard

February 5, 2010
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Both Microsoft and Apple released their newest operating systems in 2009 and according to a British opinion survey by YouGov, Microsoft’s operating system was the software users were most satisfied with. YouGov followed the “satisfaction rating” for Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard for the past 6 months. A group of users […]

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Internet Explorer Turns Your PC Into A Public File Server

January 30, 2010
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In the beginning of February, the Black Hat Technical Security Conference is held in the US, where Jorge Luis Alvarez Medina will be speaking on a topic that might interest you, it will certainly interest Microsoft. The topic is “Internet Explorer turns your personal computer into a public file server”. In this presentation we will […]

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Windows 3.1 In Your Browser? Try It Out!

January 25, 2010
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Nostalgia? Why not take good ol’ Windows 3.1 for a spin in your browser. Michaelv.org has a decent version of Windows 3.1 running and it requires nothing else than your modern-day web browser to use it. Windows 3.1 was first released in October 1992 and later replaced with Windows 3.11 in 1993. A few years […]

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Germany Warns Against MS Internet Explorer

January 18, 2010
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After Microsoft admitted it’s Internet Explorer was the weak link in the recent attack on Google’s systems, Germany has responded by warning web users to use an alternative browser than Internet Explorer. Even though spokesman Thomas Baumsgaertner, Microsoft Germany, said that the attacks were by “highly motivated people with a very specific agenda” and that […]

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66% Of Google Users Would Use Bing – Survey Paid For By Microsoft

December 7, 2009
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A survey, paid for by Microsoft, shows that if you’re a Google user and tries out Bing, there’s a 66% chance you will stick with Bing for your future Internet searching needs. How was the study conducted? Well, 15 Google users were told not to use any other search engine than Bing, for a whole […]

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Craving For A Huge Windows 7 Whopper? Visit Japan!

October 23, 2009
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Microsoft did not exactly throw any big parties to celebrate the release of Windows 7, but they have however come up with a few things such as opening a Coffee shop in Paris and a a Microsoft Store in Scottsdale, Arizona. Unlike the Microsoft Store, the coffee shop is only intended to be open for […]

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Friday Flick Find: Microsoft App Lab & Apple On Windows 7’s Broken Promises

October 23, 2009
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I think it’s safe to say that we’re in a “Microsoft week” this week, with the release of Windows 7 and the Windows 7 Whopper, Bing getting Twitter and Facebook search indexing access and probably a whole lot more that I didn’t pay attention to since I’m more to the other side of the force […]

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Windows Mobile 6.5: All The New Features

October 12, 2009
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Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 didn’t exactly win any prizes when it was released last week, but it does have some visual changes and new features you can enjoy, while you wait for Windows Mobile 7 to be released sometime next – here’s a list: Features MSN Widget (real-time weather, sports, etc.) Facebook Mobile MySpace Mobile […]

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Windows Mobile 7: RTM Spring 2010, ETA Few Months Later

October 12, 2009
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Windows Mobile 6.5 barely hit the streets before new rumors are saying that Windows Mobile 7, which is said to be a whole new user experience, is going to be RTM (Release To Manufacturing) during Spring 2010. The picture (to the right) shows a slide from a presentation of Microsoft Office 2010 and at the […]

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