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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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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...

Outlook.com Android App Update Brings New UI And Features

04/16/2013, The Outlook.com Android app was previously updated back in November last year. Today Microsoft has announced a new update for this app, which brings an overhaul for the entire user interface as well as new features. Microsoft says that the overall...

Windows 8.1 May Include ‘Boot To Desktop’ Option

04/15/2013, One of the biggest gripes people have with Microsoft’s Windows 8 is the fact they completely replaced their traditional Start button experience found in previous versions of Windows with a UI that was specifically designed with tablet and...

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review

04/11/2013, Lenovo unveiled its Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 in August 2012, which would obviously be the latest version of their previously released ThinkPad Tablet. The company’s first attempt at offering a tablet to its customers resulted in an Android-powered...

Drop In PC Shipments Linked To Windows 8 Flop

04/10/2013, According to a report published by International Data Corp., first quarter global computer shipments dipped 14% as compared to last year. The decline is almost double than the forecasted figure, which was pegged at 7.7%. In fact this is the worst quarter...

Windows Blue Will Merge Windows 8 And Windows Phone 8 [Rumor]

04/08/2013, We’ve been hearing quite a lot about Windows Blue lately. Microsoft has only confirmed the Blue moniker, they’ve not said anything else about it. Previous Blue related rumors claim that this update will be akin to a service pack which will be...

Nokia Windows 8 Tablet Could Be Real

04/05/2013, Nokia has vehemently denied that they have a Windows 8 powered tablet in the pipeline, although developers do seem to work against Nokia’s favor as they on the other hand, keep on leaking it, so we as consumers remain up in arms. Is Nokia going to churn...

VLC Team Updates Fans With Their Windows 8 Progress

04/03/2013, Windows 8 users might recall that back in November of 2012, popular media player, VLC, launched a Kickstarter campaign to help get their app made and optimized for Microsoft’s latest Windows 8. Given that it’s been almost half a year since the...

Report: Windows 8 Market Share Now at 3.17%

04/02/2013, Windows 8 is Microsoft’s latest operating system not just for desktops, but for laptops, tablets and hybrid devices that are sort of like a laptop + tablet combined. It sounds like it could be a potentially interesting operating system, but the question...

Skype For Windows 8 Updated To Version 1.6

03/31/2013, Sometime this month, we brought you word that the next Skype for Windows 8 app update would deliver HD (High Definition) video support to the masses, and well, right at the end of mad March, the folks over at Microsoft has announced that Skype for Windows...