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German court rules against Microsoft in Motorola patent fight

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A court in Mannheim ruled on Wednesday that Microsoft infringed Motorola Mobility's patents and ordered Microsoft to remove its popular Xbox 360 gaming consoles and Windows 7 operating system software from the German market.


How to get the Mac's best features on Windows

How to get the Mac's best features on Windows

Whether you're a die-hard Windows fan or simply a Mac user required to occasionally use Windows, it's hard to argue against the fact that Mac OS X has some killer features. Here's how to get the best of them on Windows.


Skype goes down globally again, Microsoft starts wondering if it bought wisely

Uh oh, Skype's experiencing its second big outage in the space of just a couple of weeks, as we're hearing reports from the UK, Netherlands, and yes, even Bulgaria, claiming the online communications service is down. Our own Skype clients are currently unable to move past the "Connecting..." status note, both on Mac OS X and Windows 7.


Microsoft to Limit Windows Tablets

Microsoft plans to restrict the number of computer hardware makers that initially can make tablets using its Windows operating system, requiring five select chip makers to pair up with one development partner each.


Microsoft Windows sales slip, shares drift lower

Microsoft Windows sales slip, shares drift lower

Microsoft Corp reported a dip in quarterly sales of its core Windows operating system, mirroring a recent downturn in personal computers and sending its shares down slightly.


Halfway to Windows 8, Windows 7 Has Sold 350 Million Licenses

In the nature of Microsoft product updates, Window 7 is entering its middle years. Generally, Microsoft comes out with a new update to Windows every three years and Windows 7 is currently 18 months into its game. In that time Microsoft has sold 350M licenses to the operating system making it perhaps the fastest selling software of all time.


Acer Dual-Screen Iconia Touchbook Review

Acer Dual-Screen Iconia Touchbook Review

Acer Iconia Dual-Screen Touchbook is now available and will be shipped in the U.S. Market from April. It is a baffling and compelling device. It has Core i5 chip, Windows 7 and two 14-inch screens made of high-strength Gorilla Glass which allows us for typing, multi-touch, and gestures.


Internet Explorer and Safari first to fall at Pwn2Own 2011, Chrome and Firefox still standing

Pwn2Own, the annual three-day browser hackathon, has already claimed its first two victims: IE8 on Windows 7 64-bit, and Safari 5 on Mac OS X.


Microsoft set to report lower profit on stale PC growth

Microsoft Corp is set to report a dip in earnings on Thursday, a year after the launch of its Windows 7 operating system blew away Wall Street estimates, as sales of personal computers lag expectations and Apple Inc's iPad eats away at the fringes of its core market.


Tablet Battle: HP Slate vs. iPad vs. Galaxy Tab vs. Playbook

Tablet Battle: HP Slate vs. iPad vs. Galaxy Tab vs. Playbook

Remember that disappointing HP tablet with Windows 7 from January everyone thought it was scrapped? Well, it's called the HP Slate and it's out now for a whopping $799. Before you get click-happy on HP's website, though, you might want to have a look at this: put alongside other tablets, the HP Slate could disappoint you, again.


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