Articles about Windows 8 (page 9)

VLC launches Kickstarter for fully featured Windows 8 port
While it seems that VLC currently does support Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8, the company is hoping to make it a more native experience and are looking at bringing a fully featured port onto the new Windows 8 User Experience. The company is hoping to make a version that will support ARM-based tablets in the future, such as the Microsoft Surface RT tablet, and since they are looking at […]

MultiTouch Windows 8 Interactive Displays Are A World’s First
MultiTouch has stepped forward to introduce what they deem to be the first fully integrated Windows 8 interactive displays in the world, coming in 42” and 55” sizes. Called the MultiTaction Cell multitouch displays, they come fully integrated with the Windows 8 environment. If you want to be more specific, you can refer to them as the MultiTaction Cell 42” (MT420W8) and 55” (MT550W8), and regardless of which model you […]

Microsoft Sells 40 Million Windows 8 Licenses
Just a month after its official launch, Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8, has already sold 40 million. And that number is growing. Announcing the milestone via Microsoft’s Windows blog, the company says that Windows 8 is also outpacing Windows 7 in terms of upgrades. “The journey is just beginning, but I am pleased to announce today that we have sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses so far,”said Tami Reller, […]

Windows Store Apps Cracked And Pirated
It has been drummed into the heads and minds of many, that if you are using pirated software, it is as good as using stolen goods. Assuming you do not want to have any kind of goodwill with Santa this coming Christmas, you might want to find out just how you are able to crack and pirate apps from the Windows Store. It goes without saying, there is no 100% […]


Microsoft may have inadvertently given Windows 8 pirates a working activation key
Back in early August, the final copy of Windows 8 was leaked online which we assume was much to the dismay of Microsoft. Pirates got ahold of the copy and distributed it, but thanks to Microsoft’s activation technology, the pirates had yet to figure out a way to fully activate the operating system. Instead pirates had to rely on third party KMS servers that would activate a copy for 6 […]

Early Windows 8 design mockups revealed
Microsoft’s Windows 8 was released not too long ago with a brand new UI, but have you ever wondered what Microsoft’s design team did before finally arriving on that design that we see in our tablets and computers these days? Well in a UX Week 2012 presentation by Microsoft’s Jensen Harris, some of Windows 8’s earlier designs and mockups were revealed. According to Fast Company, Microsoft began working on Windows […]

Emirates Look At Windows 8 Tablets For Inflight Comfort
Emirates Airline is right now one of the world’s largest carriers, and they intend to get in on the tablet action as well, although they have decided to forgo the all too popular iPad and settle for Windows 8 tablets instead. In fact, Emirates intend to hand out a thousand of such devices to its cabin crew, where these tablets will run an in-house app known as Knowledge Driven Inflight […]

Barnes & Noble Nook reading app arrives on Windows 8 and Windows RT
After agreeing on a partnership with Microsoft last month, Barnes & Noble launches its Nook reading app for Windows 8 and Windows RT today. The app, which is available for free, allows Windows 8 users to view Barnes & Noble’s list of books, magazines, newspapers, and comics. Users can even shop from over three million titles including New York Times bestsellers, new releases, and the hottest newsstand issues.On the other hand, if […]

Asus VivoTab RT arrives on AT&T this November 16th for $499.99
AT&T has just announced that they will be offering the Asus VivoTab RT this coming November 16th at $499.99 a pop, where this is one tablet which was specially designed for the Windows 8 operating system. That purchase will also be accompanied by a free Mobile Dock with a keyboard as well as an additional battery. You can say that AT&T is in a class of its own, as they […]

Yahoo rumored to be testing new home page design with Windows 8-like features
Google might still be the world’s most popular and most used search engine, but recent efforts made by Yahoo, now under the leadership of ex-Google engineer Marissa Mayer, could change the entire game. Yahoo is reportedly testing Windows 8-like features on its home page. One user, who claims to have tested the new feature, sent a couple of screenshots to AllThingsD showing a new design that somewhat resembles the tiled characteristics of […]

Some notebook vendors expected to continue pushing Windows 7 devices for the remainder of the year [Rumor]
It wasn’t too long ago that Windows 8 was released to the masses which resulted in 4 million upgrades in less than a week, which means logically we can expect to see manufacturers start updating their products with the latest Windows operating system, right? While that might hold true for some companies, a report from Digitimes has suggested that some notebook manufacturers (no names were mentioned) will continue hawking their […]

Microsoft's Data Sense Revealed: It's a, Uh, Map of Wifi Hotspots
Microsoft made a big deal of its Data Sense feature included in Windows Phone 8. It’s a good feature, as carriers put more draconian data caps on our plans at the same time that our LTE connections mean we pull more data. Plus, the Live Tile interface threatens to pull more data than competing platforms. We just got a good sense of the most major Data Sense feature: Microsoft is […]

What If Windows 8 Was Mounted Like The Original Surface?
The tablet known as Microsoft Surface wasn’t the first computer that Microsoft called “Surface.” Way back in the heady days of 2010, Microsoft demoed a multi-touch table called Surface, but the project never made it all the way to market, and Microsoft liked the name so much they used it for their newest tablet. However, the concept of a 40″ multi-touch table is too cool to be held back, and […]

Acer's Greater China president wants Microsoft to leave the hardware to the "professionals"
It is safe to assume that many of Microsoft’s manufacturing partners were surprised when Microsoft unveiled the Surface tablet, a device designed and made by the Redmond company as opposed to sourcing it to companies like Dell, HP, Acer, etc. Acer was probably the most vocal when it came to voicing their displeasure, with the company’s CEO stating in August that Microsoft’s decision to make the Surface would have a […]

MSI Wind Top AE2712 All-in-One Windows 8 PC announced
MSI, the Taiwanese consumer electronics company, has just announced its flagship Windows 8 All-in-One PC, the Wind Top AE2712. The new AIO sports a 27-inch full HD display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and it supports up to 10 multi-touch points which, according to MSI, is highly optimal for Windows 8. Contrary to traditional panels, MSI adds that the Wind Top AE2712’s frameless design will prevent dust from getting […]

Windows 8 Pro upgrade for just $15?
You know what they say, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. It seems, however, that you are able to take advantage of a loophole in the official Windows Upgrade Offer site to purchase Windows 8 Pro for just $15, never mind you purchased a Windows 7 PC before June 2nd of this year, while informing Microsoft otherwise. This has been tried and tested by some […]

4 million Windows 8 upgrades in less than a week
Does 4 million Windows 8 upgrades in under a week sound impressive to you? This is quite a strong start by any standards, as Microsoft continued with their aggressive overhaul of its Windows operating system, now arriving at Windows 8. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer shared some statistics at the annual Build developer conference, citing that 4 million Windows users have already upgraded their operating systems since it was launched late […]

Steve Balmer rally developers around Windows 8 at BUILD
This week, Microsoft is holding its BUILD developer conference. Steve Balmer (Microsoft’s CEO) went on stage to demonstrate himself what Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 were about. He did a really good job rallying the Windows 8 developers (arguably a crowd already converted here) and the crowd went away energized and enthusiastic. The top devices were shown, including the Microsoft Surface RT which had the biggest round of applause […]

Microsoft launches Windows Phone 8 companion app for Windows 8 and Windows RT
It was already rumored last month that Microsoft is working on a Windows Phone 8 companion app for its latest operating system. And with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 event just around the corner, the Redmond-based technology giant has just released the said companion app for Windows 8 and Windows RT. Essentially, the new app will allow Windows Phone 8 devices and computers running Windows 8 to work together seamlessly “so […]

Microsoft Surface RT Review
With the Surface for Windows 8 RT tablet, Microsoft introduces a Windows computer that runs with the same chip which powers Android competitors. To consumers, it means that they can now have a Windows computer that looks like a tablet, weighs like tablet, behaves like a tablet, while being able to run a “real” version of Microsoft Office, along with a Windows desktop environment for file management and settings. The […]