Articles about Windows 8 (page 8)

New Windows 8 Leaked Build 9374 Shows Off Kiosk Mode
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 year. As far as this latest leaked build, 9374, is concerned there aren’t any substantial changes when compared to previous ones.The Kiosk Mode feature will […]

Microsoft Working With PC OEMs On Smaller Windows RT/8 Devices
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 on optimizing Windows RT and Windows 8 for smaller screen devices with the next update of the operating system. Microsoft did not state specifically that […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]