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Microsoft “Retires” Windows Gadgets Gallery

I sure hope you downloaded the gadgets you loved … Looking for gadgets? The Windows Live Gallery has been retired. In order to focus support on the much richer set of opportunities available for the newest version of Windows, Microsoft is … Continue reading

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Adobe’s Plans for Supporting Windows 8 & Metro

Reposting from Adobe Blogger, Danny Winokur “We expect Windows desktop to be extremely popular for years to come (including Windows 8 desktop) and that it will support Flash just fine, including rich web based games and premium videos that require … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 Team Starts Blogging!

Building Windows 8: An inside look from the Windows engineering team “We’ve been hard at work designing and building Windows 8, and today we want to begin an open dialog with those of you who will be trying out the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Discontinuing eBook Reader

Closing the Book – “Microsoft is discontinuing Microsoft Reader effective August 30, 2012, which includes download access of the Microsoft Reader application from the Microsoft Reader website. However, customers may continue to use and access the Microsoft Reader application and … Continue reading

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Mac vs. Windows: Walter Mossberg is Wrong

Walter Mossberg from the Wall Street Journal recently replied to a question: “I have a small but fast-growing business and am strongly considering going with Macs, but I’m not sure if it’s the cost-effective way to go. What are the … Continue reading

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Microsoft Retires "Office Genuine Advantage" Program

Buried in Knowledge Base Article KB917999 pertaining to Office validation error code: 0x8018111″ — is this comment: KB917999 – The Office Genuine Advantage (“OGA”) program has been retired.

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Microsoft “Security Essentials” Available FREE to Small Businesses (up to 10 PCs)

  Microsoft’s free consumer AntiVirus & AntiSpyware "Security Essentials" program will become available in October for Small Businesses with up to 10 computers.  (Thanks Eric)

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Microsoft & Partners Release “Internet Fraud Alert” Website for Consumers

  Internet Fraud Alert "brings together a wide assortment of stakeholders, including retailers, financial institutions, services providers, technology companies, academic researchers, consumer advocates and government agencies in the shared interest of reducing online fraud and protecting consumers.  Through Internet Fraud … Continue reading

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Windows Mobile Phone 7 Series Emulator “Unlocked”

  Windows Mobile Developer, Dan Ardelean,  spent 6 hours working (and digging) to "unlock" the ROM Image in Microsoft’s Windows Mobile Phone 7 Emulator CTP. Dan will describe his methods later – but has posted some screenshots, and upload the … Continue reading

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YouTube: 24 Hours of Videos Uploaded Every 60 Seconds!

  YouTube:  Last year, YouTube announced 20 hours of video were uploaded every minute — today an entire day’s worth of video is uploaded every minute!  

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