Poor old UK electrical retailer Comet is about to feel the full legal force of Microsoft, with the US software giant claiming Comet made and distributed over 94,000 illegal copies of Windows XP and Vista.
Services like 1Password and LastPass are life changers, you sign in with one master password and the app logs you into everything. No need to remember how many symbols and alphanumeric codes you've used. No need to remember 312 different passwords. Well, Windows 8 is going to have the same awesome password management built-in.
Windows Phone 7 is a beautiful mobile OS precisely because you can't screw it up. Microsoft created something clean and gorgeous, and no phone company can slather their themed dreck all over it. However, if you're a masochist, try this!
In the real world, golf is the game you play between attempts to drift a golf cart. I'm sure dressing like you're going to world's blandest ska show while swinging a stick is fun. But it's funner (that's a word) when you you can level up your balls in a video game based on golf.
More good news from Microsoft: Windows 8's upgrade process won't be like a mythological Greek hell punishment. Through clever software design, Windows 8 's setup will blow Windows 7 away—82 per cent fewer clicks, and massively cut install times.
This morning I watched a video compilation of botflies—parasitic, skin-burrowing larvae—being pulled out of bleeding human flesh. Compared to this "Windows Phone 7 Fangirls Video," the botfly footage is like butter and sugar. This internet deserves destruction. Now.
Futuremark, arbiter of all synthetic benchmarks that upend message boards and LAN party envies around the globe, is ready to make you feel bad about your rig all over again: 3DMark for Windows 8. But there's a twist!
As rumours go, it's a small one. But today's Bloomberg report that Samsung may be putting Windows 8 in its sleek and shiny Series 7 marks the first time in a long time I've gotten all jittery about a laptop not called MacBook Air.
The Microsoft Courier died an unfortunate death, which was somewhat shrouded in mystery. Now Cnet has the full story, which chalks it up to bureaucracy, a fear of losing its corporate customer base, and an unyielding loyalty to established brands like Windows.
You see that photo right above these words? That's a bloody ice cream sandwich. You know what's on the next generation of Android phones? An operating system. Android 4.0 to be specific. I defy you to eat it.
Searching within Windows, much like tackling the Task Manager, has always one of the most nightmarish components. It was ugly, disorganized, and slow. Not anymore. Part of Microsoft's "now Windows is actually pretty great" initiative means making search un-horrible. Finally.