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New Microsoft Surface Pro 5 details leak out

There have been quite a few Microsoft Surface rumours lately, most of which have surrounded the future of the Surface Book. However, this week, the rumour mill has turned its attention to the Surface Pro 5 instead, with reports this week revealing a few details about Microsoft’s upcoming tablet. According …

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Support for 3DMark and PCMark Vantage ends next month

As Microsoft gears up to officially drop support for Windows Vista, today Futuremark also confirmed that it would be dropping support for 3DMark Vantage and PCMark Vantage on the same day. These decade old benchmarks were designed around Vista back in the day and with just 1.12 percent of users …

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Microsoft’s massive service outage has been fixed

A few weeks ago, Microsoft services suffered an outage, affecting services like Skype, Outlook, Office 365, Xbox Live and more. This week, those service outages appear to be popping up again, with users across Europe and the US complaining about issues connecting to Microsoft services. These issues first appeared yesterday …

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BT and Openreach are being legally separated

Over the years, BT has often come under fire for its operation of Openreach, the backbone of the UK’s internet infrastructure. Upgrades to the lines have been slow and other ISPs who rely on OpenReach have also accused BT of providing a poor service. Now, after a lengthy regulatory battle, …

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Microsoft’s service-wide log-in issues should now be fixed

Update: Yesterday, we learned that many users across the world were having issues with Microsoft’s account-based services, with customers unable to login to Xbox, Outlook, Office 365 and even Skype. At the time, we didn’t have official acknowledgement from Microsoft on the wide-spread issue but today, the company finally got …

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