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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
There have been countless reports of people being unable to update to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8.0 and Windows RT. Apparently there’s a glitch that prevents them from updating to the latest software. Microsoft has finally taken note of the problem and is working on a fix. In select markets it is currently testing a new automatic update which takes care of this issue and allows users stuck on Windows 8.0 and […]
Its no secret that Microsoft has been on a mission to get more and more OEMs to develop mobile devices powered by its software. Some of the new OEMs it added to the roster recently include local manufacturers in emerging markets. XOLO is a prime example. Based in India it has primarily focused on developing Android smartphones and tablets. Now it has outed the “Win,” its first ever Windows 8.1 powered […]
Dell’s sleek, carbon fiber-clad XPS 11 is a hybrid convertible laptop that attempts to marry the best of a powerful Ultrabook and a performance tablet in a slim package. Rather than start with a tablet and then add a keyboard dock like in Asus’ Transformer series, the Dell XPS 11‘s form factor is more conservative, bringing business-like aesthetics, the power and performance of Intel’s fourth generation Haswell processor, and the […]
The folks over at Microsoft have confirmed rumors which swirled around concerning a new version of Windows 8.1. In fact, the latest SKU is known as Windows 8.1 with Bing, where it will be aligned more towards OEMs so that they will be able to churn out more affordable Windows-powered devices which in turn, will benefit the end user, especially those who want to jump aboard the Windows platform but […]
Almost one month back Microsoft released a major update for its desktop platform. The Windows 8.1 Update brought with it several new features apart from a host of bug fixes and performance improvements. Initially the company had said that all consumer customers had to update by May 13, which is this month’s Patch Tuesday. However now Microsoft has confirmed that it has extended the Windows 8.1 Update deadline to ensure that those […]
It’s never easy to change the status quo. For the most part, modern tablets are used for content consumption, not content creation. With traditional notebook and desktop PC sales declining year over year, Microsoft and its hardware partners have been trying to convince consumers that tablets are capable work machines, too. That you can have work and play on the same tablet.The Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is an 8-inch tablet marketed […]
Microsoft has slowly been moving towards consolidation of its software and today that mission evidently continues with the launch of two Windows 8.1 applications for Windows Phone 8.1. The latest WP update was announced earlier this month and a developer preview has already been released. The public release of Windows Phone 8.1 is scheduled for this summer though anyone with a compatible device can get their hands on the developer […]
While Windows 8.1 saw its first major update roll out last week, word on the street has it that this will not be the last, as the second has been rumored to make its way to the masses later this coming August. ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley claimed that her sources do point to a second major update for Windows 8.1 that will arrive then, being part of Microsoft’s efforts to […]