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Bing Maps Preview is Microsoft's answer to Google Earth

Microsoft unveiled a preview app for Windows 8.1, with terrain and several famous world cities (plus Fresno, Calif.) redone in glorious 3D.

Windows tablet shipments to grow, but won't challenge Android, iOS

IDC is projecting Windows tablets to have a 10.2 percent market share by 2017, increasing from an expected 3 percent this year.

Report: Microsoft linking Windows, Xbox, phones via 'high value activities'

Are we headed toward a unified Windows OS? Eventually. But the first steps in that direction are making certain apps common among the various Microsoft platforms.

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Windows XP flaw allows attacks via Adobe, security firm says

A new zero day flaw in Windows XP and Server 2003 is being exploited in the wild to bypass the sandbox on unpatched versions of Adobe Reader, security firm FireEye reports.

New Windows privilege escalation flaw exploited in active attacks

A vulnerability in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 is exploited with a flaw in Adobe Reader in a new attack, researchers at FireEye said.

Microsoft exec: 'We are not going to have three' Windows platforms

Windows RT, Windows Phone, or Windows 8: Not all will survive. But which versions of Microsoft face the axe in the future?

New OpenSUSE embraces new 64-bit ARM architecture

OpenSUSE joins Red Hat’sLinux distribution, Fedora, and Canonical’s Ubuntu in offering an experimental Linux distribution that can run on 64-bit ARM processors.

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Nifty Office Remote app for Windows Phone renders PowerPoint clickers obsolete

Microsoft has unveiled a must-have app for business users with a Windows Phone: Office Remote, which allows users to control Microsoft Office presentations with their phone.

Yoga styles and Windows 7: Dell XPS 11 hybrid, refreshed XPS 13 Ultrabook hit the streets

Dell's latest laptops flip, bend, and kick it OS old school to grab your attention.

Bona fides, benefits, and baggage: Rating 5 favorites for Microsoft's next CEO

Although Microsoft may be considering a number of qualified candidates, conventional wisdom says five front-runners are vying to lead the company forward.