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Windows 8 security update prepared for November 13th

Windows 8 security update prepared for November 13th

The first software update for Windows 8 is already headed right out the door, here with security in mind for the masses. Recent word is that this version of Windows is already significantly less venerable to malicious attacks than its much earlier brethren, but until the operating system is ready to fight off all of its enemies, Microsoft will continue to update. Thusly there is this Version 1.0 Microsoft Security Bulletin scheduled to be bringing you an update on the 13th of November.

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Mobile Internet Explorer 10 flash workaround discovered

Mobile Internet Explorer 10 flash workaround discovered

Depending on who you ask, Windows 8 and Windows RT are either awesome or terrible. We happen to fall in the former group (at least as far as Windows 8 is concerned), but there's one thing that is an annoyance to anyone using either operating system: the Internet Explorer 10 Metro browser comes with limited support for Flash. It will likely stay limited for at least a little while too, as websites need to be added to Microsoft's whitelist before Flash functions properly.

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Google shows Windows 8 users how to easily ditch Bing and IE

Google shows Windows 8 users how to easily ditch Bing and IE

Windows 8 is here at last and, for the most part, we think it's pretty great. However, as with all new Windows installs, Internet Explorer and Bing are both present. Most people would rather leave those two behind and use different browsers and search engines instead, and today we're seeing Google capitalize on that. Google has launched a new "campaign" of sorts to get new Windows 8 owners using both its search engine and Chrome as quickly as possible.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 17, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 17, 2012

It's time to begin counting down to the weekend once again, because we've hit Wednesday evening. Today we heard that the iPad Mini could launch on November 2, which makes sense considering that date is just over a week after Apple's October 23 press event. Later in the day, more sources were mentioning a November 2 release date for the iPad Mini, as well as spilling a few more details about the long-rumored device. The Isis NFC mobile payment system will apparently be launching on October 22, and Microsoft said that Internet Explorer 10 will be coming to Windows 7 in mid-November.

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MSN portal takes giant Windows 8 touchscreen cue

MSN portal takes giant Windows 8 touchscreen cue

If you're a Windows user who makes MSN their homepage on the regular, you'll be glad to hear that they'll be getting a giant re-design optimized for the touchscreen environment this Autumn. This change comes at the same time as Windows 8 is released, with a jump-off date of October 26th in the mix. This update brings Windows 8 and Windows RT users using Internet Explorer 10 the chance to keep their touchscreen-usefulness at its hight.

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Windows 8 promises it’s been tested on its makers first

Windows 8 promises it’s been tested on its makers first

When Microsoft has a new product they want to make perfect before release - all of their products, that is - they work with a testing model they call dogfooding. With dogfooding, they feed themselves the product, the product here being Windows 8, before they send it out as a final iteration. An update from Patrick O'Rourke of Microsoft IT revealed this week how they deployed Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 to their staff well before they did to the general public to test the builds in real world situation on the regular.

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