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    Microsoft Joins Fight Against Bear Bile Farming

    In China and much of Southeast Asia, bile from several species of bear, particularly one colloquially called the moon bear, is an expensive commodity. The bear’s bile, or its entire gall bladder, in some cases, can fetch lucrative sums on black markets, due to its reputed importance in traditional medicine. The interest in the bear’s […]

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    3 Simple Email Organization Tips to Keep your Inbox SANE

    In there’s-a-week-for-everything news today, it’s National Clean Out Your Inbox Week. And yes, this is an actual sanctioned “week,” not something someone just made up. The issue of email overload deserves all the fuss, because the average person gets around 10,000 emails a year. Sifting, sorting, and managing all that cyber clutter takes up tons […]

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    How to Set Up Your Windows 8 Device with Outlook.com

    So you just got a new shiny Windows 8 device for the holidays, and you’re setting it up for the first time? Your device will prompt you to sign in with an email account. We recommend using a free Outlook.com account to sign in. Here’s why. 1. An @outlook.com account works best with the Windows […]

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    Understanding Microsoft Office 365: A Brief Tour

    Thank you to Microsoft Office 365 for sponsoring this article. Learn more about how Microsoft Office 365 can improve productivity for your team at: Microsoft Office 365. I’d say we’re in the middle of a massive transition in the business world, but that seems too narrow in scope. The entire world is being transformed through […]

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    Microsoft Releases Subscription Based Office 365

    A lot of what Microsoft has been doing in the past couple of years has felt like a company in the middle of an image makeover. Core software and services like Windows, Outlook, and Hotmail have all seen major overhauls, so it’s no surprise that Office’s number was going to get called next.

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    Samsung’s First U.S. Windows 8 Smartphone – ATIV Odyssey

    Flaunting a shiny 4″ Super AMOLED touchscreen hi-res display, the ATIV Odyssey made a splash at CES. 1.5 GHz dual core processor and Verizon’s 4G LTE network means fast, fast, fast. This world phone works in 220 countries and comes nehanced with security features such as the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, and on-device AES 256-bit encryption. […]

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    Windows Phone 8 – What You Need to Know

    Microsoft gave everyone a first look at their new smartphone operating system, Windows Phone 8, yesterday in San Francisco. The first thing you need to know is that the core operating system, and the hardware requirements for that core, have been overhauled. That means if you’re a current owner of a Windows Phone, you aren’t […]

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    Hands-On With the Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    Maybe the biggest news coming out of Mobile World Congress this year came in the form of the world’s very first official look at Windows 8, the future of Microsoft’s operating system. And there should be an emphasis on the word future, because, as Microsoft’s Steve Sinofsky put it, Windows 8 is the biggest redesign […]

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    Deanne Cheuk Uses the Microsoft Touch Mouse as Her Canvas

    Microsoft is no stranger to creativity when it comes to their mice and today is no exception as they have just debuted the new Touch Mouse Artist Edition. New York-based artist Deanne Cheuk was so captivated with the captured motion and finger paths of people using the Touch Mouse that it became the basis of […]

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    Microsoft Explorer Touch Mouse Features Sideways Scroll Capability

    Move over Apple Magic Mouse, Microsoft’s new Explorer Touch Mouse not only looks super slick but it also packs in neat touch capabilities. For starters, it features an advanced scroll strip for vertical and horizontal navigation. That means that the mouse has support for side-to-side swipes and five customizable buttons, plus it also packs in […]

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    Windows Phone 7.1 Mango Update – Hands On Photos

    As expected, Microsoft has just announced their Mango 7.1 update for Windows Phone. The update brings a slew of much needed features to currently available, as well as upcoming Windows Phone 7 devices. There are actually 500 new features packed into this update, including the likes of multitasking for 3rd party apps, visual voicemail and […]

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    Microsoft Teams Up with Artists for Wireless Mouse Series

    Microsoft hardware has unveiled a new series of mice that aren’t just colorful, they are actually works of art. The company’s design team actually commissioned five of their favorite artists to produce six different mice as part of the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Studio Series Artist Edition. Yep, that is a mouth full. The artwork […]

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    Microsoft Surface Lands at Clinique in Bloomingdale’s

    The Clinique counter at Bloomingdale’s flagship store in NYC is the latest retail space to now offer the Microsoft Surface experience. Microsoft’s Surface table has been integrated in Clinique’s Smart Bar as a new interactive way to experience the Clinique products. Customers can place specially tagged Clinique products on Microsoft Surface in order to access […]

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    CES 2011 Windows 7 Booth Tour

    At the Windows 7 booth, Microsoft showed one of some of the new Windows 7 laptops, tablets, and everything else in between. Below are a few of the nicest products we saw. There’s the Acer Iconia laptop, which substitutes the keyboard for a full sized multi-touch display, Samsung’s ultra thin 9 Series Notebook, Asus’ Eee […]

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    HTC HD7 Review (Windows Phone 7 | T-Mobile)

    It’s not just the hardware on the new HTC HD7 that is pretty exciting, but the fact that it is running the new Windows Phone 7 operating system. I myself go way back with Windows on mobile devices. My first “PDA” was a monochrome Compaq Aero running Windows CE. To put that in perspective – […]

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    Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 Studio Series is All About Art

    Microsoft just released a bunch of new mice with artistic personalities.  The Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 Studio Series line features six different graphic patterns that will color coordinate with your outfit, laptop case, skins, etc… These new patterns were inspired by the places that people will use them – at home, perhaps Starbucks, or maybe […]