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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.

If you use Windows 8, you can download Ubergizmo for Windows 8.


Windows 8.1 Update 1 Direct Download Links Leaked

03/07/2014, According to the reports, Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 Update 1 is most likely set for a release in April, although we did note that according to earlier reports, the Microsoft had already signed off on the final build which would suggest that it’s good to...

VLC For Windows 8 Could Be Released On 10th March

03/05/2014, VLC has long been available for the Windows platform, although the developers have been hard at work trying to create a version fully optimized for Windows 8. Last we heard, it was suggested that the app would be close to being released, but that was back...

Popular Twitter Client MetroTwit Bites The Dust

03/05/2014, If you’re a Windows user and have searched for third party Twitter clients, chances are that you might have come across MetroTwit in some list. Initially launched back in 2012, MetroTwit quickly became one of the most popular Twitter clients for...

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Final Build Reportedly Approved

03/04/2014, According to the reports, Microsoft’s Windows update, Windows 8.1, is expected to make its way out to users and developers in April. In fact last we heard, the update could be released to developers on the 2nd of April, while regular users can look...

Windows 8 License Sales Cross 200 Million

02/13/2014, Recently it was rumored that Microsoft is going to talk about Windows 9 at its BUILD conference presumably because it wants the next major Windows update to start fresh. Apparently it doesn’t want to launch it under the Windows 8 moniker due to the...

Upgrade Windows XP To Windows 8, Microsoft Urges Holdouts

02/09/2014, Windows XP has had a great run, it was undeniably one of the most popular Windows iteration that Microsoft has ever created. Its severely outdated now, succeeded by the likes of Windows 7 and Windows 8. On April 18th, Microsoft is finally going to cut...

HP Clarifies They Are Not Dropping Windows 8

01/26/2014, Microsoft’s latest desktop operating system is Windows 8, but it seems that the platform might not be as well-received as Microsoft would like. In fact a recent ad and announcement by HP seemed to highlight that. Just last week, HP announced that they...

HP Windows 7 PCs Are Back By ‘Popular Demand’

01/20/2014, Windows 8 wasn’t adopted as enthusiastically as Windows 7. The public has different opinions about the former, some dislike the touch UI and say that it shouldn’t have been introduced for desktop PCs, where some like the new UI changes that...

Chrome 32′s Release Brings Chrome OS-like UI To Windows 8

01/14/2014, Microsoft’s Windows operating system and Google’s Chrome OS can be considered rivals of sorts, but it looks like Google might have fired the first shot as they have officially released the final version of Chrome 32 for Windows 8 after it had been in...

Firefox For Windows 8 Sees A March 18th 2014 Release

01/02/2014, When it comes to browsers on our computers, we have a few options to choose from. We have the default Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera, and Mozilla’s Firefox, just to name a few, and the good news for Firefox fans is that if you were waiting for...

Viber For Windows 8 Released

12/18/2013, It was slightly more than a week ago when we brought you word on how Viber offers phone call capability now, and here we are with word that Viber for Windows 8 has rolled out. Just a little bit of history lesson before we continue – Viber first...

Slingplayer Windows 8 App Costs $15 After Free Trial Run Period

12/13/2013, As far as we can remember, the release of Windows 8 (and of course, Windows 8.1 after that) has seen requests made by Slingbox customers for an app which will also be able to play nice on Windows 8 devices, and those will include a plethora of tablets,...

Firefox Start Screen For Windows 8 Version Spotted

12/12/2013, The good people over at Mozilla are currently working on the latest version of the Metro/Modern user interface port, and right now, it seems to be on track for a release later in January next year. As of now, however, the online meeting notes for the...

HP EliteBook Revolve G2

12/10/2013, HP launched the EliteBook Revolve G1 hybrid PC last year and today, the company announced its successor, the HP EliteBook Revolve G2. The second generation features the exact same chassis and gets a hardware update with the 4th generation of Intel Core...