Articles about Windows 8 (page 6)

Intel CEO Charts $200 Starting Price For Future Windows 8 Tablets
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 out Windows 8 tablets are few and far in between. Well, this does not mean that Windows 8 tablets will continue to remain obscure, as the right price as […]

Outlook.com Android App Update Brings New UI And Features
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 response to Outlook.com has been very positive, but their Android app was quite behind. They say they’re very excited to take this large step forward, which will give Android […]

Microsoft Rolls Out Major Windows 8 Update To News, Maps, Travel and More
Microsoft is currently working on its Windows 8.1 update which may or may not come with a Boot to Desktop option, but that doesn’t mean the company isn’t ready to push out some updates to Windows 8 right now to improve a rather large number of some of its core applications.A total of six applications were updated today on the Windows 8 platform: News, Weather, Finance, Travel, Sports and Maps. Each […]

Windows 8.1 May Include 'Boot To Desktop' Option
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 touch-screen computers in mind. Getting to the desktop requires an additional unnecessary step, although according to a recently published rumor, it may look like Microsoft is considering cutting the extra step it […]

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Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Review
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 tablet that featured a 10.1-inch display, a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor  and a few additional bells and whistles.With the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2, the company decided to offer a tablet equipped […]

Drop In PC Shipments Linked To Windows 8 Flop
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 for PC shipments since 1994 when the International Data Corp. started keeping track of quarterly PC shipments. Weak economy is not the only thing that is hurting PC sales, […]

Windows Blue Will Merge Windows 8 And Windows Phone 8 [Rumor]
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 released for Windows 8. It has also been rumored that Microsoft will be releasing Windows Blue as part of the Windows 8 wave, and that it is certainly […]

Nokia Windows 8 Tablet Could Be Real
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 out a Windows 8 tablet for the masses, or are they not going to do so? The latest development on a potential Windows […]

VLC Team Updates Fans With Their Windows 8 Progress
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 campaign launched, we’re sure many fans of the software are wondering what’s the progress. Well the team at VLC have updated their Kickstarter page to explain why there […]

Report: Windows 8 Market Share Now at 3.17%
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 is has everyone reacted to Windows 8 the way Microsoft had intended? According to a report from Net Applications, they have compiled data from around the world and […]

Skype For Windows 8 Updated To Version 1.6
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 8 will be updated to version 1.6, where the team behind this app update has managed to address top user feedback while delivering some […]

Windows 8 Tablet Screen Requirements Lowered To 1024x768 Resolution
Microsoft did set some pretty stringent standards for those who want to churn out tablets that run on the Windows 8 operating system, and among one of those would be a screen resolution count of 1366 x 768 pixels. Of course, the lower the common denominator, the better since costs would be lowered as well, but this was not the case, at least not until a few days ago, where […]

Microsoft To Release Major Windows 8 Built In App Updates Tomorrow
The native Mail, Calendar and People apps on Windows 8 were criticized as they lacked functionality. Microsoft has addressed all those issues and starting tomorrow, it will release a major update for the aforementioned built in apps for Windows 8. Users will be able to download these updates from Windows Store. Microsoft says that these apps have been designed to seamlessly manage communication between Windows tablets and PCs using multiple […]

Windows Store Now Has Over 50,000 Apps For Windows 8 And RT
The Windows Store has finally crossed the 50,000 mark. It is now home to over 50,000 applications for Windows 8 and Windows RT. Despite that it is being reported that the number of apps being submitted to Windows Store is declining each month. Reportedly app submissions have slowed down substantially ever since Windows 8 was launched back in November 2012. To put things in perspective, the Mac App Store has […]

Microsoft Offering Windows Developers $100 In Cash For New Apps
Microsoft has started a new marketing campaign in the US geared primarily towards Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 developers. The Redmond based company is offering $100 in cash to developers who will submit new apps for both of these platforms. They can submit 10 apps in each store and earn up to $2,000. The apps have to be submitted before June 30. The cash incentive will be given to […]

Native Twitter App for Windows 8
For Twitter users running Windows 8, great new! Twitter had finally released a native app in Windows Store for Windows 8 on Wednesday. Designed with Windows 8 in mind, Twitter takes advantage of tools like Share function in Charm Bar to allow users to tweet from any app and Live Tiles that will display tweets no matter which app the user is currently using.On the other hand, Snap view enables […]

Internet Explorer 10 On Windows 8 Has Two Major Exploits
I am not quite sure which planet you live on, but if you happen to run Windows 8 as your operating system of choice and use Internet Explorer 10 as your primary Web browser, then perhaps reading about a couple of major exploits appearing on Internet Explorer 10 might scare you into switching over to other browser alternatives. It seems that these two exploits can be used to hijack Windows […]

Microsoft To Cut Prices For Windows 8 And Office To Encourage OEM Adoption
According to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal (paid article), it seems that Microsoft will be offering price breaks on their Windows 8 and Microsoft Office software. Unfortunately these price breaks will not be for consumers, but rather they are catered towards OEMs in hopes that by making Windows 8 and Office cheaper to license, it will spur the development of smaller, touch-based Windows laptops. Apparently Windows 8 […]

Surface Pro Clone Caught At CeBIT
[CeBIT 2013] The Microsoft Surface Pro has been available for nearly a month in the U.S. and has steadily been making itself available again through Microsoft’s brick & mortar and online stores. Microsoft announced today the Surface Pro is heading to Germany during this year’s CeBIT, but it looks like clones of the company’s popular tablet has made its way to the show.The Surface Pro clone looks an awful lot like […]

Razer Edge Available For Pre-Order Starting March 1
The Razer Edge gaming tablet was launched at CES this year and is now one step closer to being an actual product you can have in your home now that Razer has announced they’ll be accepting pre-orders starting March 1 for Windows 8 gaming tablet, with shipments expected to go out “later that month.”Two variations of Razer Edge will be available to consumers: the vanilla Edge will feature an Intel Core […]