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It is claimed that Apple will release new machines alongside the new Mac OS X 10.10 "Yosemite." Both of the refreshed machines are said to feature high resolution displays, probably at a price.
Reports suggest that a 12in Macbook Air was supposed to ship with a Retina Display by late-2014, but was delayed due to shortages. The 11 and 13 inch models are said to be on track for release.
Microsoft has announced plans to retire older versions of Skype for Windows desktop and Mac over the next few months, but adds that "great new experiences for Skype" are on the way.
Microsoft has announced it has recently offered a few Skype users the chance to test a refreshed user interface for the Windows and Mac desktop clients, but did not offer any details.
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS shows that the company is moving toward a more unified experience across phones, tablets, and PC's with the introduction of the Unity 8 interface for Desktop
In a new interview, Chaitanya Sareen, the Principal Program Manager Lead on Windows at Microsoft, admitted that removing the Start button for Windows 8 was like getting rid of a "warm blanket".
A Neowin reader has sent us a screenshot that appears to show a new chat user interface for the Windows desktop Skype client, but it's currently not available for public download.
The company stated that they had to make "some very difficult decisions surrounding [their] core products and services" which led them to shut down their subscription music service.
As previously rumored, Microsoft has now finally launched a free stand alone version of its OneNote app for Mac PCs, along with a free version for Windows desktop users.
A new report claims Microsoft is planning to release a version of OneNote for free to Mac users as well as for Windows on the desktop, along with plans to open up the app to third party developers.
The Sculpt Comfort Desktop is far cheaper than its ergonomic counterpart, yet still claims to offer some ergonomic benefits. But is this more affordable mouse and keyboard set worth buying?
Some of you avid Microsoft fans may still be mourning the loss of the notorious desktop clock, or the much loved RSS Feeder, well now there's a way to get them back!
Another screenshot from Update 1 has leaked online and shows something really surprising: a modern version of the taskbar that appears when Modern apps are opened.
A new report claims that the upcoming Windows 8.1 Update 1 will default to the desktop user interface on startup rather than the Start screen-Modern user interface.
We're giving away a Sculpt Ergonomic Desktop, thanks to our friends at Microsoft UK - including a wrist-friendly mouse, standalone keypad and a stunning keyboard - and there's lots of ways to enter!
Microsoft's latest ergonomic set brings a stylish trio of keyboard, mouse and keypad to your desk. But at $130, will the strain on your wallet be worth the relief Microsoft promises for your wrists?
Microsoft has launched a new update for the Lync desktop client, adding new features such as a way to view photos of the sender and the receiver of chat messages and more.
A programmer working on the Windows 8.1 Modern UI version of Firefox posted today that users will be able to share a single profile for both the Modern and desktop versions of the web browser.
Microsoft has confirmed that new devices with Windows RT 8.1 such as the Surface 2 eliminate the desktop tile on the Start screen as a default, although it can be easily enabled.
The RTM build of Windows 8.1 includes an option not available in the preview version that lets users run Modern Windows 8 apps and then return to the desktop after closing the app.
Microsoft will hold a press conference in Cologne, Germany as part of its presences at the Gamescom convention on August 20th, where the company will likely reveal more about their Xbox One plans.
Microsoft Chief Evangelist Steven Guggenheimer is quoted in a new interview that the desktop UI in Windows will never "go away completely" as some apps still need keyboard and mouse controls.
Nobody likes to be accused of 'pulling out' too early, even if it's only related to a boring desktop sector in the market. Samsung were quick to right this wrong by issuing a statement of denial.
Microsoft has released a new version of its Windows Phone 8 desktop sync app for Windows 7 and 8, with improvements such as expanded podcast support, better file updates and more.
Rumours surrounding the release of Windows 8.1 are flying thick and fast - the most recent of which suggests the Start Button will be returning alongside an updated Charms Bar.
After first launching on competing platforms, Skype new video messaging service has finally arrived on Windows. Folks using the latest Skype Beta version will now have access to this new feature.
Another report has surfaced that reinforces previous speculation and code changes in the latest builds of Windows 8.1, which show that there might be a boot to desktop option in the update
Folks are expecting the new desktop Geforce 700 series to hit market early next year but a rumor says we might see the new graphics chips as early as next month before the Computex trade show.
What does Microsoft have planned for the enterprise environment? We'll be traveling to Las Vegas next week to talk with company leaders to find out their vision for the corporate world.
An analyst from IDC states that their survey of Windows 8 users confirm they want to boot to desktop mode along with getting the Start menu back in the desktop UI.
The company behind Parallels - which, among other things, allows Mac and iOS users to run Windows applications - is planning to bring its popular software to Windows Phones, tablets and PCs.
Ever wanted to see what a 20-inch Windows 8 tablet looks like? We go hands-on with Sony's Vaio Tap 20 in an unboxing video to see how Sony has managed an all-in-one PC with an internal battery
A line-up for Intel's upcoming range of Haswell processors has been leaked, revealing 14 different SKUs including a 3.5 GHz flagship quad-core Core i7-4770K with an 84W TDP
In our latest look inside Neowin's message board, we find that one forum member has his own ideas for creating a Windows 8 desktop that also puts in elements of the "Modern" Start Screen.
I've been using Windows 8 on my main, desktop computer for some time now, and despite the myriad of improvements there are some things about the OS that really suck, and need some serious fixing
Meg Whitman & company are working hard to turn the tables on HP's sinking fortunes, and they think they can pull it off by 2014 with a new consumer strategy that involves less PCs and more mobility.
After breaking the 1,000 app milestone earlier this week, the Windows Store now has a total of 1,080 apps that are specifically for the "Modern" UI of Windows 8.
Microsoft has sent a statement to Neowin about how Internet Explorer 10 will run in the 64-bit and the 32-bit version of Windows 8, in both the desktop and "Modern" user interfaces.
Some Neowin members were wondering if it's possible to bypass the new Start screen in Windows 8 and boot directly to the desktop. As it turns out, no third party software is required: It's built in
Back in February I suggested that Windows 8 was geared too much toward tablets and touch devices, in my view Microsoft had all but abandoned the traditional desktop user. Has my view changed? Nah.
Not everyone was pleased with the screenshots that showed the new desktop theme that will be shipped with Windows 8 when it becomes available later this year, a member set out to show what can be done
When Windows 8 starts, it displays a lock screen that you have to move out of the way before entering your credentials, and then you have to dismiss the Metro interface before accessing the desktop...
Microsoft has just kicked off its WPC conference and is already dropping some big statistics from its Office division by saying that the have Office on over a billion desktops.
It's that time again where we look to our members opinion on gadgets reviewed in our forums. This week Neowin member Nexus18 takes a look at the Cover-Mate Desktop Cradle for the HTC One S.
Microsoft has now confirmed it will offer the free Visual Studio 2012 Express software developers tool for desktop app makers, reversing an earlier decision not to provide such a product.
Facebook has announced plans to launch its own downloadable app store, called App Center. The store would sell iOS and Android apps for mobile devices and web and desktop apps for PC users.
If you love Bing backgrounds and have always dreamed about having the images delivered each day to your desktop, the new app from the Bing team will make you squeal with joy.
Neowin discovers a classic computer from the late 1980s, operating still as a daily piece of hardware at a silver mine somewhere in the world.
Microsoft is onto something with Metro, but it seems that tablet users benefit a lot more than desktop users without touch; why can't Microsoft give us the best of both worlds?