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Windows 8 was revealed during CES 2011 and formally launched on October 26 2012. This new version of Microsoft operating system (OS) aims at bridging the gap between desktop OS and mobile OS. To ensure API compatibility between Windows 8, Windows 8 RT (for ARM-based processor) and Windows Phone 8, Microsoft has unified the code base of all those operating systems. This should make it very easy for developers develop once and deploy on all platforms with a minimal amount of tweaks. The most visible change is the Metro design language, which is very much suited for mobile applications.

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Box building a Windows 8 Metro-style app?

05/10/2012, Box, the online file sharing and cloud storage service provider, will most likely be among the first of third-party services to feature a Windows 8 Metro-style app. Even more interesting is Techland’s claim that Box is preparing to launch its own...

Windows 8 to Cost Less than Windows 7?

05/04/2012, Sometime yesterday, Microsoft put up an eye-opening post about its Media Center and Windows 8. It talked a lot about how the application itself would be used with the upcoming Microsoft OS but the key point about the post is that the native DVD or Blu-ray...

NPD: Apple Will Lose Quarter of Tablet Market by 2017

05/04/2012, According to NPD DisplaySearch the global market research and consulting firm, the tablet market is expected to grow by five times, over the next five years. The firm predicted that from a total of 81.6 million tablets that were shipped in 2011, it will...

Dolby Digital Plus to be featured in Windows 8

05/04/2012, According to Dolby, their Digital Plus audio technology has been built into Microsoft’s Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate, but will it find its way into Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system? After all it was only last year...

Paying for Windows Media Center in Windows 8?

05/03/2012, It looks like we’re finally hating one feature in Windows 8. So far, based on what we’ve seen, we are pretty impressed with Microsoft’s latest operating system. But today’s announcement changed our opinion a bit. The company...

Cloud services for Windows 8 gets “re-imagined”

05/02/2012, Microsoft has already announced the roaming capabilities of Windows 8 and SkyDrive – just two aspects of many features that we can expect once Windows 8 arrives. Chris Jones, the vice president of the development and operations of services and apps...

Is Huawei working on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices? [Rumor]

04/25/2012, Huawei has largely dealt with Android as its choice of operating system so far, but according to WPDang, the company may very well expand their portfolio to include Windows Phone handsets and a possible Windows 8 tablet in the future. According to the...

Windows 8 Release Preview Coming in June

04/24/2012, At the Windows 8 Developer Days Conference in Japan, Microsoft announced that it will be launching the much-awaited Release Preview version of Windows 8 in the first week of June. Microsoft believes that the short spree you are currently enjoying with the...

Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and Windows RT announced

04/16/2012, Microsoft has just announced that they will be offering different editions of Windows 8 when the operating system hits the market, and this is where you come up with the “You don’t say?” look. Don’t you just love it that back in...

Splashtop for iPad now supports Windows 8

04/12/2012, Splashtop has just announced that its iPad app supports Windows 8 gestures and touch controls. Now that the Windows 8 consumer preview is out, enthusiast users and developers can get a feel for what Windows 8 tablets will behave like, from an iPad. If you...

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga gets priced at a staggering £1,200

04/11/2012, Earlier this year in January, Lenovo revealed the IdeaPad Yoga. The device was something of a hybrid between an notebook and a tablet and featured the ability to fold backwards, thus transforming the notebook into a tablet-like device. It is also expected...

Windows 8 won’t have start button in the final version?

03/30/2012, When the consumer preview of Windows 8 was released, a lot of people noticed that one of the most prominent features of Windows that was present since Windows 95 was missing: the Start button. Well, it looks like it’s going to stay that way in the...