From Surface success and the Office touch, to revenge porn, Amazon stores, flagship Lumias and a serving of HTC (c)rap, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
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Even though ARM devices with Windows RT are no longer being built, a Microsoft spokesperson reiterates that the company is still committed to support the OS with updates in the future.
With the Lumia 2520 and Surface 2 out of the race, rumors of a 10.1 inch tablet running Windows 10 have emerged. The specifications of the said device have also been revealed in benchmarks.
Microsoft has confirmed that its Surface 2 is no longer in production, signalling the end of its ARM-based tablet efforts - but the company's update plans for Windows RT are still unclear.
Microsoft was notably quiet about what will happen to Windows RT and ARM-powered Surface tablets at its Windows 10 event Wednesday, though it did say the operating system will receive an update.
Microsoft has shown off Windows 10 running on smartphones and small tablets, which is set to replace the Windows Phone and Windows RT operating systems later this year.
Microsoft will broadcast a live stream of its Jan. 21 event for Windows 10 beginning at 9 a.m. Pacific time. Following the broadcast, the event will be available to watch on demand.
For years, Surface owners have been limited in their ability to create recovery drives without having a working device
It has been an interesting day on the Surface front as Microsoft reassured its customers that the company is in it for the long haul when it comes to the Pro tablets but the RT front has been quiet.
Microsoft focused on how Windows 10 will work on computers yesterday, but the most interesting part of its presentation was a simple image it showed but didn't discuss much.
Microsoft has rolled out its latest update to the OneNote 'Modern' app for Windows 8/RT, adding new features such as printing support, highlighting, and the ability to attach files to your notes.
The modern VLC app for Windows 8 is getting a major update soon and we get to see what VLC for Windows Phone looks like, despite the fact it's still stuck in development for now.
Microsoft has delisted a wave of Windows and Windows Phone games it published from the Windows and Windows Phone stores, including several well-received titles such as "Rocket Riot."
Nokia's 4G Windows RT tablet, the Lumia 2520, is reportedly headed for T-Mobile, over eight months after its launch, while the Lumia 635 4G Windows Phone is now on sale, with some freebies on offer.
Microsoft's upcoming Threshold update will reportedly finally combine its Windows Phone and Windows RT operating systems, which will be used on both smartphones and tablets.
Research firm IHS claims that activity at display suppliers in Asia indicates Microsoft might still be working on a Surface Mini tablet for a launch later this year.
The first-generation Surface 64GB is available from the Microsoft Store for just $249 in a special Memorial Day promotion, while a black Touch Cover can be added to the package for only $30 more.
The Windows RT 8.1 based Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet will finally be hitting the Australian shores and at an exorbitant price, nearly 8 months since its global launch at Nokia World in October 2013.
Nokia has stopped selling its Lumia 2520 tablet in some European countries because of an issue that has been discovered in its AC-300 charger that could cause an electric shock.
Microsoft is a member of a new industry effort to standardize the use of ARM-based processors in servers, which suggests that the company could launch an ARM-based version of Windows Server.
Nokia's UK office has uploaded a new promo video for the recent Lumia 2520 tablet, which takes a strange journey as a man uses the device while getting his hair cut by some odd characters.
Microsoft is rumored to be thinking about a plan to offer Windows RT and Windows Phone for free to OEM for use in tablets and smartphones in order to combat Google's Android OS.
Microsoft will release several critical security bulletins that affect all of its supported Windows operating systems on December 10th as part of its Patch Tuesday event.
Nokia has announced that its first Windows tablet, the Lumia 2520, will launch in the UK on December 4 for £399.99, and will be sold exclusively at John Lewis department stores.
Microsoft's device leader Julie Larson-Green said this week that in terms of the future of Windows 8, Windows RT and Windows Phone, "We're not going to have three."
AT&T has confirmed it will start selling the Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows RT 8.1 tablet on Nov. 22nd for $399.99 with a two year contract, or for $199.99 if it is bundled with a Nokia Lumia phone.
A new rumor claims that Nokia will announce two new products at the Mobile World Congress in February 2014, including an 8-inch tablet, the Lumia 2020, and a Lumia 1820 smartphone.
A new report claims that both the 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphone and the 10.1 inch Lumia 2520 tablet will launch on November 22nd in the US, with the 2520 to be sold for $499.
Senior executives at Qualcomm have gone on record claiming that the Windows RT 8.1-based Nokia Lumia 2520 is extremely powerful and Microsoft's Surface 2 doesn't come close to its performance.
We compare the just announced Nokia Lumia 2520 to Microsoft's Surface 2, the only two new Windows RT 8.1 tablets that will be battling head-to-head in stores this fall.
Stephen Elop has finally announced Nokia's entrance to the Tablet market with the reveal of the Lumia 2520, as well as the new flagship Lumia 1520 and a new mid-to-low range Lumia 1320.
Microsoft now has a Surface RT Recovery Image available for download, presumably to help out some Surface RT owners who have had issues with updating to Windows RT 8.1.
Futuremark has released a version of its popular PC benchmarking software 3DMark in the Windows Store, which supports Windows RT devices like the upcoming Surface 2 as well as Windows 8 devices.
Jack Cowett, Microsoft's product marketing manager for Surface, has stated in an interview that the Surface RT branding for its first tablet, launched in 2012, caused "some confusion in the market".
The first press rendering of Nokia's long-rumored Windows RT tablet, the Lumia 2520, has been posted to the internet by well-known technology informant @evleaks.
Resellers in the U.K. have apparently sold out of first-gen Surfaces - although it seems that amounts to sales of just 2,000 of Microsoft's tablets through its reseller partners in the last 3 months.
Nokia has announced it will offer a live stream of its upcoming Nokia World press event that's being held at Abu Dhabi on October 22nd, with the live stream starting at 3 am Eastern Time.
An images that allegedly shows off the upcoming Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet looks like it shows a possible built in kickstand for the product that's expected to be officially revealed October 22nd.
Delta airlines has planned to distribute Microsoft's Windows RT-based Surface 2 tablets to its pilots as part of its move to go paper-less in the near future.
The UK government has issued guidelines for its departments that will allow employees to use their own mobile and PC devices at work, including products that use Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and more.
A report claims that Dell will announce a new Windows tablet with an ARM processor next week, which strongly suggests that the company has not abandoned the Windows RT platform after all.
Dell is no longer selling its Windows RT-based XPS 10 tablet on its website, which makes Microsoft the only company selling a Windows RT hardware product for now.
A new report claims the long-rumored smaller Surface will have a 7.5-inch screen boasting a 1,400x1,050 resolution, giving it a 4:3 aspect ratio. Previous rumors indicated an 8-inch screen.
Microsoft's Surface 2 announcement on Monday sent the message of a tablet with a desktop, yet the company's annual Financial Analyst Meeting last week hinted the desktop should be dead in tablets.
We have some quick impressions of the Surface 2, the next generation version of the Windows RT tablet that will be released by Microsoft on October 22nd alongside the Surface Pro 2.
Microsoft has announced today at its Surface event in New York that it will be doing away with the RT branding for the Surface in an effort to reduce consumer confusion about the Windows RT product.
Nokia's first Windows RT tablet - known by its codename 'Sirius' - is reportedly to be called the Lumia 2520 when it launches alongside the 6-inch Lumia 1520 Windows Phone phablet next month.
A website has posted an image of what it claims is Nokia's much rumored tablet that will have Microsoft's Windows RT installed, which has the code name "Sirius."
A new report claims Microsoft will release a smaller version of its ARM-based Surface tablet this year, though it will come after the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 are released.
Microsoft Windows RT 8.1 RTM images, language packs and device drivers have been leaked by prominent Russian leaker Wzor and are now available to download and install on Surface RT