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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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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...

Amazon Leaks First Small-Screen Windows 8 Tablet

05/06/2013, Up until now, there have yet to be any Windows 8 tablets that offer anything below a 10-inch screen, although we recently heard Microsoft was planning on introducing a 7-inch Surface tablet in the near future. It looks like Acer is one of the first...

Windows 8.1 May Update Applications In The Background

05/06/2013, We’ve seen a number of Windows 8.1. leaks over the past couple of weeks, but a new report may bring another highly desired improvement to Windows 8.1. According to users who have installed the latest Windows 8.1 build, which is 9385, it looks as...

Acer Aspire R7 Hands On Review

05/03/2013, Earlier this morning, one of the stars of Acer’s global presentation which took place in New York City was the Aspire R7. Acer called the Aspire R7 its notebook hybrid which not only re-imagines the layout of its keyboard and trackpad, but it also...

Video Messaging Comes To Skype For Windows 8

05/02/2013, Skype has been on a roll recently. They are making a lot of improvements to the service in order to make it easier for users to connect with people that they need to. Just last week, Skype was integrated with Outlook.com, allowing users to make calls...

Touchscreen Ultrabooks Prices Slashed At Microsoft Store

04/24/2013, Touchscreen laptops are more expensive than conventional ones because developing touch displays for laptops is not cheap. Ultrabooks are available in the mid to high price ranges, with both conventional and touchscreen displays. Prices of several models...

Acer Iconia W3 Windows 8 Tablet Purported Images Leaked

04/22/2013, Microsoft is expected to make a lot of announcements at the Build Conference,which takes place in the last week of June. The company will reveal more information about the upcoming software updates, though quite a lot is already known courtesy of leaked...