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Microsoft dramatically lowers price for Windows XP custom support

It has emerged that Microsoft has reduced the fees that large enterprises have to pay for custom support, just weeks before the official retirement of the venerable Windows XP operating system.

Spotlight: Compact desktop USB charger juices 5 devices simultaneously

The Anker 40W 5-Port Family-Sized Desktop Charger is a compact charger for USB-powered devices. The size of a deck of playing cards, it incorporates "PowerIQ" technology that the company says is able to identify each connected device to provide the fastest charge time.

Why a startup migrated from NoSQL to SQL

A startup was forced into making the switch from NoSQL to a regular SQL-based database system after running into various issues with the former. This was disclosed by Matt Butcher, the head of the cloud engineering group for a start called Revolv in a personal blog post titled "NoSQL no more".

Dropbox shows off Carousel photo app

Dropbox on Wednesday took the wraps off Carousel, a product that is designed to manage and synchronize photos and videos in smartphones with its popular cloud service. The app works with Android and iOS, and incorporates features that Dropbox gained when it acquired a photo startup called Snapjoy in December 2012.

Microsoft eyes universal app to run on all Windows devices

Universal apps on the Windows ecosystem is about to become a reality, based on a concept that was announced at the company's annual Build conference last week. Developers could build a single application that will run on smartphones, tablets, PCs and even the Xbox One.

Microsoft tightens the screws on adware, spyware

Microsoft has updated its criteria for how it defines adware and undesirable software, as it works to tighten the screws on overtly aggressive advertising and other apps with undesirable behaviors.

IT spending makes its return, Gartner says

Sales of devices and software are helping to drive IT spending worldwide, which will rise to $3.8 trillion this year, according to research firm Gartner.

Windows 8.1 update will be released on April 8

The Windows 8.1 update will be arriving on April 8, confirmed Microsoft this week. The date of release coincides with the final security update for the venerable Windows XP operating system, after which support will be stopped.

Touch-centric version of Microsoft Office demonstrated at Build 2014

At the Build 2014 developer conference on Thursday, Microsoft corporate vice president Kirk Koenigsbauer took to the stage and for the first time demonstrated the upcoming touch-centric version of Microsoft Office.

Spotlight: Nuance Power PDF Advanced offers power PDF capabilities

Nuance on Wednesday took the wraps off  Nuance Power PDF Advanced, a powerful PDF software the company says out-does Adobe Acrobat in features at one-third the price.