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Microsoft to add 3D printing support to Windows 8.1

While there has been much talk about what will and won’t appear in Windows 8.1, Microsoft has surprised everyone by announcing the operating system update will include native support for 3D printing. According to geekwire, the software giant will incorporate native support into the operating system, allowing users to print directly to a 3D printer […]

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Surface Pro coming to Australia end of May

Software giant Microsoft has finally announced the release of its Surface Pro tablet into new markets. The company announced on its blog overnight that it would launch its own-branded Windows 8 tablet in a range of markets including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, […]

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Will Windows 8.1 bring back the Start button?

We’re starting to see the first leaks of the next version of Windows, Windows 8.1 or ‘Blue’ but while the leaks haven’t shown anything seriously different (apart from the new ‘Kiosk mode’), there are rumours starting to float around that Microsoft might actually go back to providing the old Start button and menu. While you […]

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Why buying Android devices sees you paying Microsoft

If you’re buying an Android device as a way of making a point to Microsoft, you might want to stop and rethink your efforts. A report by is claiming that many of the major Android device suppliers are now paying patent licensing fees to the software giant. Samsung, LG, HTC, Acer, Viewsonic, Nikon, along […]

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Windows 8.1 Build 9369 leaked: does it contain the Start button?

Another leak of Windows Blue aka Windows 8.1 has leaked onto the web. Build 9369 is now winging its way around the globe and although from the shots available at the moment there doesn’t appear to be anything new, is speculating that ‘Blue’ may well contain the one major feature that many Windows users […]

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