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.
, We are at CES 2013, and ViewSonic has just unveiled three of its latest touch displays running Windows 8 OS. Enter ViewSonic’s TD 40 Series, which includes the 23-inch TD2340, the 27-inch TD2740, and the 32-inch TD3240. The TD 40 [...]
, [CES 2013] We have seen our share of new touch notebooks for Windows 8 and today, Vizio is coming to CES with its Thin+Light Touch lineup. The 14-inch model runs the AMD A10 4657M Quad Core 2.3GHz processor with 8GB [...]
, [CES 2013] VIZIO is coming to CES with a number of Windows 8 including thin laptops and one 11. 6” tablet. A hair thicker than the iPad (0.4” vs. 0.37” – 9.4 mm / 10.16 mm) for a significantly larger [...]
, Good news Windows 8 users, if you’re an active user of Dropbox, you might be pleased to learn that the official Dropbox app for Windows 8 is now available for download via the Windows Store. Available for both Windows 8 [...]
, We’ve already seen Microsoft’s original design mockups for its Windows 8 OS. But today, we are seeing earlier concepts of Windows 8′s Startscreen and the Lockscreen, thanks to its designer, Marius Bauer, who recently posted the designs on his website. [...]
, The US Department of Defense (DoD) has jumped aboard the Windows 8 bandwagon at last, after issuing a press release last Friday which confirmed that different sections of the military have started to make use of the Windows 8 operating [...]
, It was not too long ago (a matter of weeks, in fact) that there was a new and free Windows 8 app which was given the nod of approval by the folks over at Microsoft to publish it on the [...]
, In our review of the Microsoft Surface RT, we mentioned that good games were very hard to come by on Windows 8 RT. This is something that just got easier as NVIDIA has launched TegraZone for Windows RT. If you [...]
, We expect that down the road there will be a lot more Windows 8 tablets made available as more manufacturers get on board, but if you’d rather not wait, Kupa might have a Windows 8 tablet for you that could [...]
, Windows Blue was the talk of the town last month when fellow tech site The Verge revealed that Microsoft’s next-generation operating system, presumable dubbed “Windows Blue,” is coming. Details were bleak, but at least we learned that its price will [...]
, It is a known fact that Windows 8 finally went on sale a couple of months back, but even so, you cannot rule out a certain segment of computer users who might be running one of the three previously released [...]
, Windows users before Windows 8 was released this year have probably clicked on their “Start” buttons to raise up the Start menu probably over 100 times, but I could certainly be underestimating that a tad. With Windows 8, Microsoft did away [...]
, We all know by now that Microsoft picked up Skype recently, and for what looked like a bargain price considering how Skype has continued to grow in strength from time to time. Well, having said that, you will not be [...]
, Now here’s something that you don’t see everyday. At a Microsoft store in Lisbon, Portugal, an 11-year old child is making a small product demonstration on Windows 8 to curious customers. If you’re wondering what is that all about, do [...]