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Microsoft PLAY brings Xbox Arcade to Windows 8 and RT

Microsoft PLAY brings Xbox Arcade to Windows 8 and RT

Both Windows 8 and the tablet-based iteration of the OS Windows RT are now able to access the brand new system known as Microsoft PLAY, full of Xbox games for the masses. This system is part of PlayXBLA, aka Xbox Live Arcade, Microsoft's initiative dedicated to bringing games developed in part (or in whole) by Microsoft itself, often collaborating with independent development studios to bring optimized games to Xbox 360, Windows Phone, and Windows 8/RT. Interestingly enough, you'll find that this particular project is done in collaboration also with NVIDIA and their Windows 8/RT on Tegra program, too.

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Microsoft Surface Pro production in full force

Microsoft Surface Pro production in full force

Microsoft's upcoming update to its Surface tablet line is just weeks away, and it's been noted that the first units are just now coming off the production line, signaling that Surface Pro production is now in full force. General manager of Microsoft's Surface division, Panos Panay, tweeted the news yesterday.

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Windows RT jailbreak tool opens the door for Surface homebrew

Windows RT jailbreak tool opens the door for Surface homebrew

So far, Microsoft hasn't been supremely successful with its Surface RT tablet. The Windows RT running ARM-powered tablet has sold slowly with Microsoft blaming much of the poor sales on the fact that it doesn't have a wide distribution platform. Reports have surfaced this week that the Windows RT operating system has now been jailbroken.

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Samsung’s Ativ Tab Windows RT tablet will not be available in the US

Samsung’s Ativ Tab Windows RT tablet will not be available in the US

Samsung's Windows RT Ativ Tab tablet will not be available in the US, Samsung's Mike Abary told the folks over at CNET. The reason? Samsung's retail partners reportedly indicated that demand for Windows RT tablets is low, and that the burden of educating consumers on Windows RT is too high. As a result, the Korean company has decided that it "ought to wait."

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Microsoft Surface Pro said to arrive at the end of the month

Microsoft Surface Pro said to arrive at the end of the month

We heard in the past that Microsoft's upcoming Surface Pro line of tablets would be releasing sometime in January, which created speculation that the new tablets might make an appearance at CES 2013 next week, even though Microsoft isn't attending this year. However, several sources say that the Surface Pro will be released later this month.

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Microsoft’s 2012

Microsoft’s 2012

A lot of companies had a big year – Apple released the highly anticipated iPad mini and iPhone 5, Samsung found a smashing success in the Galaxy S III, Nintendo launched the Wii U, while Google delivered Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and released a number of impressive Nexus devices. Despite all of that, Microsoft arguably had a bigger year than all of them. 2012 was huge with Microsoft, with the release of Windows 8, Microsoft Surface, and Windows Phone 8 all happening in a high-energy span of just a few weeks. It wasn't so much that these new operating systems and products were released this year either, but rather the fact that Microsoft was taking so many risks with the launch of each and every one.

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Microsoft enticing iOS developers to build apps for Windows

Microsoft enticing iOS developers to build apps for Windows

Both iOS and Android have a ton of apps to choose from -- over 700,000 each, to be exact. However, Windows 8 and Windows RT aren't quite there yet as far as having a rounded out app store. The Windows Store only has 100,000 apps available so far, but Microsoft is working hard to raise that number, to the point where they're wooing iOS developers to build Windows apps.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 27, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 27, 2012

Welcome to Thursday evening everyone! Today a collection of BlackBerry 10 slides outed video chat and screen sharing through BBM, and we learned that smartphone and tablet activations rose to huge numbers of Christmas day earlier this week. There's a new survey from Pew and NPD that suggests tablets are beginning to replace eReaders and print, while we heard that Apple might be thinking about producing the Mac Mini here in the US.

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Windows RT ported to HTC HD2

Windows RT ported to HTC HD2

We've seen the HTC HD2 running essentially every mobile operating system from its birth till now, but nothing could have prepared us for this: hackers have ported in Windows RT! This operating system is meant to be a sort of half-way point between full-on desktop mode and mobile for the Windows tablet universe hoping to join in on the Windows 8 fun - it's creators certainly never intended it to be worked with on a smartphone. But there it is, on the HTC HD2, no less, the most-hacked smartphone of all time, without a doubt.

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NVIDIA TegraZone hits Windows RT: beastly tablet gaming unveiled

NVIDIA TegraZone hits Windows RT: beastly tablet gaming unveiled

As it has been for many moons with the Tegra-enhanced Android universe, so too does Windows RT get the NVIDIA TegraZone treatment: a listing of games made great for your Tegra processor-toting tablet! This listing of games opens in an extremely simplified display with touch-friendly pushing and pulling in mind. What you're getting here is a guide to games that will work fabulously on your device that's working with both Windows RT (that Windows 8 operating system made for your tablet specifically) and an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor under the hood - like the Microsoft Surface with Windows RT, for example - hot stuff!

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Nokia Windows RT tablet to feature keyboard cover with its own battery

Nokia Windows RT tablet to feature keyboard cover with its own battery

We mentioned a few days ago that rumors continue to swirl that Nokia was hard at work on its own Surface RT tablet competitor. We still don't know a lot about the rumored Nokia Windows RT tablet. Rumors still insist that the tablet will debut in early 2013.

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Nokia 10-inch Windows RT tablet due February 2013 tip sources

Nokia 10-inch Windows RT tablet due February 2013 tip sources

The persistent rumor of a Nokia Windows tablet has reignited, with claims that a 10-inch model running Windows RT is in the pipeline for a February 2013 reveal. According to the insiders, Nokia has been in talks with Qualcomm around using the Snapdragon S4 processor for the slate, with a previous 2012 launch schedule put on ice, DigiTimes reports, after Microsoft itself waded into the Windows tablet market.

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