Articles about windows 8.1

Microsoft No Longer Selling Windows 7 And Windows 8.1 To PC Makers
While Microsoft is going to support Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 for some time now, the company has decided to no longer sell these iterations of its operating system to PC makers. What this means is that the company is now pushing them to make PCs that run Windows 10 by default. It makes sense since Windows 10 is the latest and greatest iteration of Microsoft’s operating system and the […]

Windows 10 PC Market Share Reaches 21 Percent
Microsoft has been trying very hard to get Windows 10 running on as many PCs as possible. Some might say that it’s trying too hard and that’s why it has been sued by people who are not happy about its update antics. That being said, Windows 10 has made considerable progress in the one full year that it has been out. Latest data from Net Applications shows that Windows 10 […]

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Release Date Is August 2nd
A couple of months ago Microsoft confirmed what its first major update for Windows 10 is going to be called, it said the Windows 10 Anniversary Update would be released this summer. The company is yet to confirm an official release date but it appears to have inadvertently confirmed it through a blog post which said in its title that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update release date is August 2nd.

Microsoft Will Charge $119 For Windows 10 Upgrades From July
It doesn’t feel like it but it has almost been a year since Microsoft released Windows 10. Microsoft provided Windows 10 as a free upgrade for all those who were running Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, provided that they upgraded within one year of the release which took place on July 29th last year. Microsoft is now reminding that starting July 30th it’s going to charge $119 for Windows 10 […]


Microsoft Revises Support Policy For Skylake Devices
Earlier this year in January, Microsoft outlined a support plan for devices powered by Intel Skylake processors. The plan was aggressive, particularly for enterprise customers, with many taking the company’s “recommendation” as a push towards Windows 10. It said back then that next-gen processors from the likes of AMD and Intel, even Skylake, will not have support for any version of Windows other than Windows 10 with the exception of […]

Microsoft Surface Videos Still Sport Windows 8.1
Those who feel that summer should be half a year long as compared to the other seasons will definitely not like all of those back to school advertisements which are a constant reminder that summer has to share the time within a year equally with winter, spring and autumn. Having said that, Microsoft has already shown off a bunch of new videos that depict the functionality of the education oriented […]

Windows 8.1 Finally Overtakes Windows XP On The Desktop
We suppose out of all the Windows versions that have been released in the past decade or so, Windows XP and Windows 7 are probably some of the favorites. Windows Vista kind of bombed and Windows 8 was met with a rather chilly reception to, no thanks to its redesign which left many users confused on how to use it.So much so that for a while there, Windows XP continued […]

Real Madrid Gets Windows 8.1 Tablet
Real Madrid happens to be one of the richest football clubs in the world – not to mention the most popular, too, and a big chunk of this is due to their rich and storied history as well as European pedigree, having picked up La Decima last season, although coming up empty this season. Armed with a new manager, it looks like this team of galacticos has another triumph in […]

32GB Surface 3 Will Only Be Sold To Educational Institutions
Microsoft recently announced the Surface 3 tablet and now it has revealed that there will be a special version which will only be sold to educational institutions. This particular version is going to have 32GB of onboard storage and 2GB RAM, these simple changes will make the tablet cheaper, and thus more affordable for schools. Microsoft will also be providing 10 percent discount on the Surface 3 along with the […]

Samsung's Curved All-In-One PC Begins Shipping
At the International Consumer Electronics Show 2015 Samsung showed off an all-in-one Windows powered PC that has a curved display. The company has certainly taken a liking to curved displays given that it has used the technology in smartphones, smartwatches and big-screen UHD TVs. Why not an AiO PC then? Those who are interested in picking one up can now do so as the company has begun shipping this PC.

Yoga Tablet 2 Introduces Lenovo's AnyPen Technology
Lenovo is out in full force at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 and the latest product it has lifted the wraps off of is a Windows 8.1 powered 8-inch tablet that introduces a new technology the company calls AnyPen. The Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (8-Inch) has an 8-inch 1,920×1080 pixel resolution IPS display with 10-point multitouch. It can be used in four ways, hold, stand, tilt and hang. Under the […]

ASUS Transformer Book Chi Series
 At the International Consumer Electronics Show 2015 in Las Vegas ASUS has unveiled new 2-in-1 detachable notebooks which can easily transform from laptops to Windows 8.1-powered tablets. The Transformer Book Chi Series comes in three models with varying screen sizes between 8.9-inch to 12.5-inch with IPS display that provide up to WQHD resolutions. This series has a fan-less design, meaning operation is quite silent, and are powered by Intel Core […]

Samsung Has A Windows 8.1 AiO With Curved Display For CES 2015
Samsung seems to have taken a liking to curved displays. After making smartphones, smartwatches and TVs with curved displays it is now turning its attention towards All-in-One computers. The company is going to show off a new Windows 8.1 AiO at the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 and its pièce de résistance will be a display that’s curved.

Native MKV Support Arrives On Windows 8.1
Earlier this year Microsoft added native support for the MKV file format to its latest gaming console, the Xbox One. This was the first time that the possibility of this support being brought over to Windows was raised, and that’s exactly what has happened now. The Matroska Multimedia Container file format, commonly known as MKV, is now natively supported by Windows 8.1.

MaxPad Windows TV Revealed
Just in case you were wondering on how Windows 8.1 would look like on a large display, the time to stop using your imagination is in the here and now. Enter the MaxPad, where it is touted to be the first Windows multi-touch TV in the world which can be assembled in four different ways. For instance, you will be able to have it assembled as a desktop, or perhaps […]

Windows 8/8.1 Finally Takes 15% Of The Market
It is no secret that Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 have had a hard time in the market. Their predecessor, Windows 7, boasted a strong adoption rate not long after it was released but sadly that hasn’t been the case with these two iterations of Microsoft’s operating system. A bump in performance was seen last month though which has enabled Windows 8/8.1 to now account for 15 percent of the […]

Skype Update For Windows 8.1 Lets You Edit Sent Messages
Ever wished that you could have the ability to edit Skype messages after you had sent them? Rejoice as Skype has finally heard you. Today it released an update of Skype for modern Windows which brings the ability to edit messages after they have been sent. After from this headliner the update also brings a few more improvements for the software on Windows.

Windows 8.1 August Update Released
A few days back Microsoft confirmed the next update for Windows 8.1. It also clarified that the August update would not bring major changes for the OS even though many had expected that initially. Instead the company is going to break down the changes that it plans on making over the next few months into smaller updates that will be pushed out monthly. Today the Windows 8.1 August update has been […]

Microsoft Details Windows 8.1 'August Update'
We had been hearing rumors that soon Microsoft is going to confirm the second major update for Windows 8.1. It was said that the company is going to call this release Windows 8.1 “Update 2,” but that’s not the case. Microsoft confirmed its plans today and detailed the “August Update” for Windows 8.1, this release builds up on “Update 1” which was released back in April.

Windows 8.1 Update 2 Release Expected On August 12th
The next major update for Windows 8.1 could be less than a month away if recent reports are to be believed. We had previously heard as far back as April that Windows 8.1 Update 2 will be released in August though this is the first time that someone has come up with an actual date. Obviously Microsoft has not confirmed it as yet so we must take it with a grain […]