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Microsoft today announced about a new campaign in US that will help consumers know about online privacy. Privacy is becoming more and more important these days as app developers and ad companies are now focusing on getting users data for ad targeting and other purposes with out user’s consent. To that end, today we are launching a new consumer awareness campaign focused on online privacy, with resources at www.Microsoft.com/YourPrivacy. We want to help people learn more about the tools and technologies Microsoft provides that give them have greater control over personal information as they browse the web and use their favorite Microsoft devices. As part of this, we’re also launching an advertising campaign to kick start awareness and conversation.   Source: Windows Blog ...

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Acer is planning to release a new laptop/convertible form factor on May 3rd. Acer’s is claiming to be a  new innovative notebook. They are promoting it along with the upcoming Star Trek  movie. This laptop/hybrid comes with a sliding hinge on the display lid allows the screen to be adjusted vertically, and in the end it looks like an all-in-one desktop.   ...

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We have already heard about this in the past that Microsoft is working on an update for Windows 8/RT codenamed Blue which will bring back the Start Menu and boot to desktop option. Today, The Verge reported that their sources confirmed the same. The new Start Button will simply act as an shortcut which when clicked will display the new Start Menu. Also they confirmed the book to desktop option which will let users boot their PCs directly to old desktop screen. Source: The Verge ...

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Microsoft maintained its position as No.1 game console in March with Xbox 360 U.S. Xbox 360 sold more units than any other console and emerged out as the best-selling console for 27th consecutive month. March highlights from The NPD Group include: · Xbox 360 sold 261,000 units, maintaining the number-one console spot in the U.S. · Total retail spend on the Xbox 360 platform reached $402 million, (hardware, software and accessories), the most for any console in the U.S. · During the month of March, Xbox 360 held six of the top 10 console game titles including: “Bioshock Infinite,” “NBA 2K13,” “Gears of War: Judgment,” “Tomb Raider,” “The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops II.” Source: Microsoft ...

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We have seen multiple reports in the past that Microsoft is working on optimizing Windows RT/8 for small screen devices with upcoming Blue update. Microsoft confirmed it today at Microsoft’s quarterly conference call with investors. Current CFO Peter Klein announced that Microsoft is working with PC OEMs to develop smaller Windows 8 touchscreens devices. And these devices are expected to be launched in the near future. Are you ready for 7-8inch Windows based e-reader/media consumption device? I think Microsoft badly need those category of devices to compete with Apple iPad Mini and other products. Source: Microsoft ...

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REDMOND, Wash. — Apr. 18, 2013 — Microsoft Corp. today announced quarterly revenue of $20.49 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. Operating income, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $7.61 billion, $6.06 billion, and $0.72 per share. These financial results reflect the net recognition of revenue related to the Windows Upgrade Offer, Office Upgrade Offer and Pre-Sales, and the Entertainment and Devices Division Video Game Deferral, partially offset by the European Commission fine. The following table reconciles these financial results reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to non-GAAP financial results. We have provided this non-GAAP financial information to aid investors in better understanding the company’s performance.           Download:          Web   “The bold bets we made on cloud services are paying off as people increasingly choose Microsoft services including Office 365, Windows Azure, Xbox LIVE, and Skype,” said Steve Ballmer, chief ...

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Few day back, a new Windows Blue build 9369 got leaked on the web. It revealed some interesting features such as improved web search experience, search suggestions from the web, modern UI file manager, etc,. Now, another hidden feature was revealed which can be enabled by tweaking the registry. The new Search experience powered by Bing reveals new UX which you can see in the video above. If you have Windows Blue Build running, read instructions to enable it manually: http://bit.ly/176iDoC or download .reg files, http://bit.ly/13qwxU0. via: youtube ...

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Toshiba unveiled a new line of laptops called Kirabook, the first Windows Ultrabook that comes with 13.3-inch 2560 x 1440 display, 256GB of SSD, 8GB RAM and Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. While the specs directly competes with Apple MacBook Pro Retina models, how about the build quality and design? Early hands on videos from Engadget, The Verge, etc, seems hugely positive about these premium devices. Engadget: Where else to start but with that WQHD display? The minute we saw it, we knew this wasn’t your garden-variety 1,366 x 768 panel. Everything is sharper — even the lettering on the Start Menu — though we would have just as easily assumed this was a 1,920 x 1,080 panel. The Verge: Whether or not the Kirabook sells at MacBook Air levels is less important than what the device represents, though. This is the first truly premium Windows 8 laptop we’ve seen in a ...

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Add this app to the list of potential apps on the Xbox platform. Virgin Gaming has a online tournament gaming community of over 2 million gamers. The new “Xbox Tournaments” application now offers members of Xbox LIVE access to tournaments directly from their Xbox 360 console. This application allows users to find and compete in gaming tournaments without ever having to leave their console. Virgin Gaming has decided to host a $100,000 tournament rewarding users for playing on the app. Here is the description of the app from Vertigo, Gamers can participate in a variety of games and challenges for prize money. The platform supports several top games so it’s likely you can win prizes playing games that you already know and love. If your game isn’t there yet, no worries, more will be added in the future. You don’t need to be a hard-core gamer to enjoy the platform either. Virgin Gaming has ...

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Google today updated their Search app for Windows 8/RT devices in Windows Store. This is not a major update, but it has some little new features. Release notes: - Ability to change voice search language from app settings - Ability to view Google Web History when signed in to the app - Bug fixes Download the app here from Windows Store for free. ...

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Microsoft today announced that they have enabled optional two-step verification for Microsoft accounts. With this release you can choose to protect your entire account with two-step verification, regardless of what service (or device) you are using with your Microsoft account. It’s your choice whether you want to enable this, but for those of you that are looking for ways to add additional security to your account, we’ve worked hard to make set-up really easy. We’ll verify that you have at least two pieces of security information on file (it’s always good to have a second in case you lose the first). If you have a smartphone, we’ll help you set up an authenticator app, which allows you to receive two-step verification codes even while offline (very useful on vacation and to avoid messaging fees). The next time you sign on, you’ll be prompted for a code. To get started, go ...

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Yesterday we reported about the newly leaked Windows 8.1 Blue update build 9369. The new build revealed some new features. Under Search tab of Apps settings page, you can now select option to include search suggestions from the web and even you can control the SafeSearch options. For example, you can choose Moderate level to filter adult images and videos but not text from your search results. There is a new trackpad settings which allow you to turn on or off edge gestures and change the scroll direction. New ModernUI file manager which lets you cut/copy/paste, rename, move files. Source: WinBeta ...

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Microsoft is not new to the world of smart watches. Microsoft introduced Smart Watch category a decade ago by partnering with various watch manufacturers. Those devices used radio waves to get some basic data such as weather report, etc,. Later, Microsoft discontinued the platform due to poor adoption by consumers. Last week WSJ reported that Microsoft is also working on a Smart Watch on its own. Today, The Verge reported that Microsoft’s Xbox team is working on prototypes of Smart Watch. The Smart Watch is expected to have 1.5inch display with removable bands. Microsoft’s smartwatch is said to be in the prototype phase, with teams who have worked on Xbox accessories and the Kinect sensor focused on the device. We’re told it features removable bands attached to a 1.5-inch touch display. One prototype includes the same magnetic power connector that Microsoft uses on its Surface tablets. The MagSafe-like connector is ...

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Toshiba today announced their high-end touch screen laptop lineup called KIRAbook. KIRAbooks comes with PixelPure display with the resolution of 2560 x 1440 powered by Intel Core i7 processors. KIRA REVEALS THE LUXURIOUS SIDE OF TOSHIBA Company Introduces 13-inch KIRAbook with PixelPure Ultra-High Resolution Display and Striking Ultraportable Design; Showcases Toshiba’s Commitment to Engineering Innovation and VIP Customer Service IRVINE, Calif.-April 18, 2013-Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced KIRA™, a new premium brand for consumers. The first device to launch under the brand is KIRAbook™, an all-new Ultrabook™ featuring the company’s first ultra-high resolution PixelPure™ display and a striking new lightweight and compact design precision engineered with AZ91 pressed magnesium alloy. KIRAbook embodies the elegant nature of the new brand with a striking industrial design, premium build materials and an exceptional overall experience with a two-year warranty1, plus complimentary Platinum service ...

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The official app for Deezer music streaming app is now available in Windows Store. Description: Take music to a new dimension! The Deezer app lets you discover, enjoy, and share all the music you want, anytime, anywhere. Enjoy over 20 million tracks for free. Build your music library and create your own playlists. Listen to thousands of artist-based and themed radio channels. Discover the latest tracks and music trends with new releases and Deezer Picks. Take it to the next level with Deezer Premium+: Listen without limits to over 20 million tracks and build your own music library. No ads, no interruptions. Do you have a computer, a mobile, and a tablet? Access your music on up to three devices with one subscription. The Offline Mode will soon be available for Windows 8, allowing you to sync your albums and playlists to your device so that you can listen without ...

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