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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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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...

Windows 8.1 Will Reportedly Mark The Return Of The Start Button

04/22/2013, We’ve been hearing some interesting rumors in regards to Windows 8.1 over the past few weeks, such as the next Windows update possibly including a “Boot to Desktop“ option. It seems Microsoft may be considering bringing back the old...

New Windows 8 Leaked Build 9374 Shows Off Kiosk Mode

04/21/2013, In the last two weeks we have seen two Windows 8 builds being leaked. Yet another build has been leaked and it shows off an entirely new feature, one that is quite exciting. Called Kiosk Mode, it is expected to be released with Windows 8.1 later this...

Microsoft Working With PC OEMs On Smaller Windows RT/8 Devices

04/19/2013, If you fancy smaller tablet devices, like the Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire, Galaxy Tab 7.7, and the iPad mini, you might be interested to learn that Microsoft has also expressed an interest in smaller devices as well and has confirmed that they are working...

Intel CEO Charts $200 Starting Price For Future Windows 8 Tablets

04/16/2013, Windows 8-powered tablets are not exactly the most popular tablets out there in the market, partly because the platform is still relatively now compared to more established names like Android and iOS, not to mention the number of manufacturers who churn...