Windows 8 News Stream, Page 5 ▼

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.


Microsoft Confirms Windows 8 And Office Price Cuts For OEMs

06/06/2013, A couple of months ago we heard a rumor that suggested that Microsoft could be looking to cut the price on Windows 8 and Office in a bid to attract more OEMs to their platform. As it turns out the rumor was true as Microsoft has confirmed this themselves....

Toshiba Portege Z10T Detachable Ultrabook Preview

05/29/2013, Toshiba has released its Portege Z10T, an 11.6″ Ultrabook/tablet hybrid that is designed for a professional environment where things like being a full-size computer, a real tablet and “dongle-free” (for Ethernet, VGA…) do really...

AMD Exec Believes Hybrid Devices Are The Future

05/23/2013, Thanks to Microsoft’s Windows 8, we’re starting to see a fair number of hybrid devices being released into the market. For those wondering what we’re talking about, we’re talking about hybrid devices like laptops which have the ability to be...

New Microsoft Windows 8 Ad Has Siri Poking Fun At The iPad

05/23/2013, Microsoft and their allies, Nokia, have not been shy at taking pot shots at their competitors, and in the latest Windows 8 ad, Microsoft seems to have taken Siri and turned it against Apple’s very own iPad! Basically the idea behind the ad was to show...

Leap Motion Gesture Controller Windows 8 Preview Ahead Of Beta

05/20/2013, Leap Motion, the device built to bring touch-like gesture controls -without a touch screen- will enter into its beta phase soon. Before that, the company has posted a video to show what its vision for Leap Motion on Windows 8: watch the video above. The...

Microsoft Says It Pays To Upgrade To Windows 8

05/17/2013, Microsoft wins either way when they recommend enterprises to make the jump to the latest version of their Windows operating system, touting that companies which do not migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 or 8 could eventually end up spending more than...

Nokia Confirms Its Interest In Making Tablets

05/14/2013, Today Nokia held the Lumia 925 launch event in London, where it not only unveiled this new Lumia device, it also admitted that it is very interested in making tablets. A Nokia tablet has been rumored for quite some time now, though the company has not...

iTunes App For Windows 8 Not Arriving Anytime Soon

05/10/2013, While Apple’s iTunes software is currently available for the desktop version of Windows 8, it seems that the Redmond company is interested in having a Metro version of the app, but it seems that Apple is rather reluctant to create an iTunes app for...

Microsoft Sells 100M Windows 8 Licenses

05/07/2013, We know Windows Blue is expected to be released some time this year, but it looks like that’s not the only good news Microsoft has for Windows users today as they are also announcing Windows 8 has surpassed 100M licenses in its first six months of...