Articles about Windows 8 (page 5)

Lenovo Brings Missing Start Menu To Windows 8 PCs
What is the most common perceived complaint from users when it comes to the Windows 8 operating system from Microsoft? Chances are pretty high that the missing Start button with its menu that users have been so used to all these years would be top on the list. The missing classic Start menu has made life difficult for those who have made the jump to Windows 8, and developers themselves […]

German Government IT Experts Reportedly Consider Windows 8 A 'Security Risk'
When Edward Snowden leaked a number of top secret documents detailing National Security Agency’s spying programs, a lot of questions were raised regarding the alleged participation of some of U.S.A’s top software and internet companies. Microsoft was named in those documents as one of the participants of NSA’s PRISM program. A German publication called Zeit Online claims to have obtained leaked documents that reveal IT experts within the German government believe […]

Windows 8.1 Release Date Confirmed For October 17
It was just yesterday when we reported on a rumor concerning the possible release of Windows 8.1. The rumor pegged the update to be released in mid-October, and today we received official word from Microsoft the long-awaited update will be making its way to a PC near you on October 17.Microsoft also announced an exact time of when its Windows 8.1 update will be made available, which should roll out […]

Acer To Increase Focus On Google-centric Products
For the most part when it comes to Acer’s hardware offerings, the Taiwanese company has put out Windows-based products, although they have expressed their general dissatisfaction with Microsoft when the company announced their own brand of Windows tablets in the form of the Surface RT and Surface Pro. While Windows has a pretty big user base, we would have expect Acer to continue plodding on despite their dissatisfaction, but as […]

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Acer Iconia W3 Review
Acer unveiled the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet just few months ago when they announced its Iconia W3. The Acer Iconia W3 features an 8.1-inch WXGA 1280 x 800 display, a 1.8GHz Intel Atom Z2760 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 2MP front-facing and rear-facing camera and, of course, it features a full-blown copy of Windows 8 and not Windows RT as you would have expected.Being able to carry around a […]

Side-Kick Rolls Out Windows 8 Game That Uses Your Body As A Controller
If you have not had enough of Microsoft’s Kinect on the Xbox 360, then you would be interested to hear that Side-Kick’s “Top Smash Tennis” has already integrated extreme reality technology within, allowing it to pave the way for an whole new gaming experience by using a standard 2D camera on any Windows 8-powered device to map your body as the controller. This is made possible thanks to Extreme Reality’s […]

Microsoft Working On Improving Laptop Trackpads In Windows 8.1
Microsoft is working with its partners to help improve trackpad support in Windows 8.1

Windows 8 Surpasses 100,000 Apps Mark In Eight Months
Microsoft announced its Windows Store has reached 100,000 apps.

High-Res Windows 8 Tablets Possibly Hinted By Microsoft
If you’re not satisfied with the display resolution of Windows 8 tablets at the moment, it seems that Microsoft could be interested in upping the resolution in future tablets, such as the next-gen Surface Pro and other Windows 8 tablets of the 7” variety as well. This is according to Tom Warren over at The Verge who thinks that Microsoft could have inadvertently let the cat out of the bag […]

Native Foursquare App For Tablets Hitting Windows 8 And Windows RT
The native Windows 8/RT app for Foursquare has been announced.

Unity 4 Coming To XBox One, Free Windows Support
Earlier today, Microsoft and Unity have made a joint announcement about the fact that Unity is coming to Xbox One, and that Microsoft Developers who already have a Unity Pro 4 license will get the Windows support (re-compiling the game on Windows/Xbox 1) for free (a $1500 value). If you are unfamiliar with Unity, it is a game-engine that comes with all kinds of ready-to-use libraries (graphics, physics, collisions, particles…). […]

Windows 8.1 Drops Messenger In Favor Of Skype Integration [Rumor]
Microsoft plans to drop its Messenger app when Windows 8.1 is released in favor of full Skype integration.

Windows 8.1 Preview Now Available To Download
Microsoft has released a preview version of its Windows 8.1 update.

Official Facebook App For Windows 8 Confirmed
There will be an official Windows 8 Facebook app.