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Microsoft confirms "NoDo" delay

Microsoft has confirmed it will be pushing back the release of its "NoDo" update for Windows phones by a couple of weeks.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 11, 2011; 12:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Microsoft confirms IE9 launch set for March 14

In a blog post that went up on Wednesday, Microsoft confirmed rumors that it is releasing the next version of its Internet Explorer browser on March 14. The post promises the browser will launch "a more beautiful web."

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 9, 2011; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Adobe releases Flash to HTML5 converter

Adobe has announced its release of Wallaby, a drag-and-drop tool used to convert the company's Flash files into HTML 5. The program is available to developers through Adobe's Labs Web site. According to the company's release notes for the program, users can view the output file in one of the supported browsers or on an iOS device.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 8, 2011; 9:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Reports conflict over Windows Mango update

There are questions about the next major update, "Mango," which had been expected by the end of 2011. Mango, the first big update from the original Windows Phone 7 software, will enable multitasking.

By Hayley Tsukayama  | March 7, 2011; 9:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Microsoft's Windows 7 Service Pack 1 does... something

Microsoft shipped the most important update yet to Windows 7 yesterday--or so you'd conclude from the Redmond, Wash., company's home-page promotion of this Service Pack 1 patch. Its name would suggest the same; Microsoft ranks Service Packs among its most comprehensive, sweeping fixes, issued only two or three times for...

By Rob Pegoraro  | February 23, 2011; 11:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
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Microsoft: Windows 7 SP1 set available via download

The first Windows 7 service pack is now available through automatic download .

By Hayley Tsukayama  | February 22, 2011; 9:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Microsoft to make Xbox announcements this week?, Hayley Tsukayama , February 21, 2011
Are Zune's days numbered?, Hayley Tsukayama , February 17, 2011
Angry Birds will be on Windows Phone 7 and in 3D, Hayley Tsukayama , February 16, 2011
Microsoft to ship Windows for ARM processors, Rob Pegoraro , January 5, 2011
Kinect hacks that'll make your jaw drop, Hayley Tsukayama , December 27, 2010
Microsoft hints at new version of Windows, Hayley Tsukayama , December 22, 2010
Request for comments: Java considered harmful?, Rob Pegoraro , October 13, 2010
Microsoft launches Windows Phone 7, Rob Pegoraro , October 11, 2010
Troubled tablets? RIM's 'BlackPad,' HP's Win 7 slate, Rob Pegoraro , September 24, 2010
Microsoft's Kin smartphone: No, it kin't, Rob Pegoraro , July 1, 2010
Messy math about Microsoft and the iPhone 4, Rob Pegoraro , June 28, 2010
Two key Microsoft execs retiring early, Rob Pegoraro , May 25, 2010
Microsoft endorses a Flash video replacement, Rob Pegoraro , April 30, 2010
The missing Microsoft influence at CES, Rob Pegoraro , January 8, 2010
Cheat sheets for setting up a new PC or Mac, Rob Pegoraro , December 18, 2009
Microsoft to open Outlook data format, Rob Pegoraro , October 26, 2009
Windows 7 arrives; Windows Vista leaves, Rob Pegoraro , October 22, 2009
One Last Look at My Windows Vista Review, Rob Pegoraro , October 14, 2009
Microsoft Launches Windows Mobile 6.5, Rob Pegoraro , October 6, 2009
Windows 7 Upgrade Paths: Tread Carefully, Rob Pegoraro , August 14, 2009
Microsoft Names Its Price(s) For Windows 7, Rob Pegoraro , June 25, 2009
Windows 7 To Ship Oct. 22, Rob Pegoraro , June 3, 2009
Conficker Removal Reminders, Rob Pegoraro , March 31, 2009
Apple Releases Safari 4 Beta, Rob Pegoraro , February 24, 2009
Microsoft Unveils New Windows Mobile Software, Rob Pegoraro , February 17, 2009
Free Anti-Virus Protection Still Has Its Costs, Rob Pegoraro , February 12, 2009
Windows 7: Not Quite The Change We Need, Rob Pegoraro , January 29, 2009
A Quick Tour of Windows 7, Rob Pegoraro , January 10, 2009
Windows: Just Another Program To Run On A Mac, Rob Pegoraro , December 11, 2008
Whatever Happened to Windows Home Server?, Rob Pegoraro , December 2, 2008
Microsoft To Offer Free Security Tools, Rob Pegoraro , November 19, 2008
Microsoft Reveals Windows 7, Rob Pegoraro , October 31, 2008
Baby Got Backup , Rob Pegoraro , October 30, 2008
Microsoft's New Message: I'm A PC, Rob Pegoraro , September 19, 2008
Microsoft Previews Internet Explorer 8, Rob Pegoraro , August 27, 2008
Looking For A Lightweight Laptop?, Rob Pegoraro , August 14, 2008
Last Call For Windows XP (More or Less), Rob Pegoraro , June 30, 2008
Microsoft Offers a Peek at "Windows 7", Rob Pegoraro , May 28, 2008
Windows XP's Afterlife, Rob Pegoraro , May 15, 2008
Windows XP Service Pack 3, Rob Pegoraro , May 9, 2008
Insecurity Over Security Software, Rob Pegoraro , April 17, 2008
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Arrives, Rob Pegoraro , March 18, 2008
Windows Vista Turns 1, Rob Pegoraro , January 24, 2008
Good and Bad Betas, Rob Pegoraro , December 19, 2007
Confusing, For Sure, Rob Pegoraro , December 14, 2007
A Poor Outlook For Outlook Alternatives, Rob Pegoraro , November 30, 2007
Microsoft's "Advantage" Malfunctions, Rob Pegoraro , August 27, 2007
Windows Vista at Six Months, Rob Pegoraro , July 30, 2007
The Start Menu Mess, Rob Pegoraro , July 17, 2007
Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0, Rob Pegoraro , June 8, 2007
Google Desktop Turns 5.0, Rob Pegoraro , June 6, 2007
Vexatious Voice Recognition, Rob Pegoraro , May 1, 2007
Windows Snapping Shut, Rob Pegoraro , April 5, 2007
Google Preps a New Pack, Rob Pegoraro , March 28, 2007
"My" Windows Bug, Rob Pegoraro , March 6, 2007
Vista Vistas, Rob Pegoraro , February 22, 2007
Windows Vista Compatibility Watch, Rob Pegoraro , February 13, 2007
Vista's "Reduced Functionality", Rob Pegoraro , February 9, 2007
This Looks Bad, Rob Pegoraro , February 8, 2007
 
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