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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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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...

VLC For Windows 8′s Metro Close To Being Released

12/03/2013, Good news Windows 8 users, if you were looking forward to the Window 8 Metro version of the media player, you’re in luck because it seems that the app is close to being released. According to the team at VLC who posted on their Kickstarter page, the app...

Facebook Launches Official App For Windows 8.1

10/17/2013, We heard a dedicated Facebook app for Windows 8 was currently in the works just a few months ago, although we haven’t heard much of the application since its confirmation. Wonder now more about the Windows 8 dedicated Facebook application as its...

Windows 8.1 Is Now Available

10/17/2013, It was earlier this summer when Microsoft officially unveiled what it would be improving in Windows 8.1, which included the often rumored Boot to Desktop option, the return of the Start button as well as a number of other improvements. Shortly after the...

Windows 8 App Store Flooded With Rip-Off Nintendo Titles

10/15/2013, Nintendo has had quite the rocky start for its Wii U, although its Nintendo 3DS handheld is certainly at its prime now that Pokemon X and Pokemon Y have been released. Nintendo has always been a pioneer in its first-party published games as they have...