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A shopper is viewed through an advertising display for Microsoft Corp.'s Windows. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Getting started on the upgrade from XP to Windows 7 or 8

You can upgrade to Windows 7 or 8 by buying a disc. You will need to back up your files and have discs for any programs you may have installed, as upgrading requires completely wiping […]

04/08/2014

A pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 8.1 on a tablet (AP Photo/Ryan Nakashima)

Windows 8 updates expected at Microsoft conference

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is following through on a promise to update its Windows 8 operating system on a regular basis to respond to consumers’ complaints and other feedback. Just months after the release […]

04/01/2014

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Nokia unveils new Windows phones and its first tablet

NEW YORK (AP) — Nokia is expanding its lineup of Windows phones and introducing its first tablet computer, all sporting the powerful camera technology found in its flagship Lumia 1020 smartphone. The struggling cellphone maker […]

10/22/2013

A pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 8.1 on a tablet (AP Photo/Ryan Nakashima)

Microsoft releasing Windows 8.1, a year in making

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is releasing its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download starting Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8, the dramatically different operating system […]

10/16/2013

Microsoft's Surface Pro 2. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Microsoft unveils new Surface at NYC event

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft introduced new Surface tablets, including a professional model that allows people to use it more like a laptop or a desktop computer. The Redmond, Wash. company is trying to boost […]

09/23/2013

In-Soo Suh, associate professor of the Graduate School for Green Transportation at KAIST, and his research team developed a foldable, compact electric vehicle that can be utilized either as a personal car or part of the public transit system to connect major transportation routes within a city. (Posted on YouTube)

Experimental car parks and folds nearly in half

Sometimes you might wish your car was half the size so it could fit in a tight parking spot. Well, the technology is already here. An experimental electric car called the “Armadillo-T” and made in […]

09/05/2013

Microsoft founder Bill Gates

Microsoft reshuffles company structure

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft Corp. is reshuffling its business in an attempt to promote faster innovation and a sharper focus on devices and services. The move by the world’s largest software maker comes amid […]

07/11/2013

Google maps App demonstrated on an Apple iPad. (AP Photo)

Research firm: PC sales plunge as Windows 8 flops

NEW YORK (AP) — Global shipments of PCs fell 14% this year, the sharpest plunge since research firm IDC started tracking the industry in 1994. Tablets and smartphones pull money away from PCs, but the latest version of Windows also shares the blame.

04/10/2013

Microsoft releases IE 10 browser for Windows 7

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The latest version of Microsoft’s Web browser is now available to the vast audience using personal computers running on the Windows 7 operating system. The redesigned browser, Internet Explorer 10, made […]

11/13/2012

Windows 8 could pose challenge (video)

Consumers are in for a shock when Microsoft releases the Windows 8 operating system later this week. The interface changes are the most widespread the OS maker has undertaken since the release of Windows 95.

10/22/2012

Microsoft Windows Update emails try to steal your Gmail, Yahoo, AOL passwords

Security blogger Graham Cluley is senior technology consultant at Sophos. In his post today, he has an important alert for Microsoft users: Beware any emails which claim to come from privacy@microsoft.com – it could be […]

09/25/2012

Microsoft releases Windows Server 2012

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) – Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday is releasing the first major update to its server operating system since 2009, a prelude to releasing Windows 8 to consumers in October. Microsoft says Windows Server […]

09/04/2012