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At a conference in Boston, Microsoft’s Tami Reller confirmed that the upcoming update to Windows 8, that has been codenamed Windows Blue, will officially be called Windows 8.1 when it releases. She also brought some good news for Windows 8 users, announcing that it will come as a free update [...]Read More »
A version of Windows that actually looks like windows… and no one likes it.Read More »
Three Windows 8 ads by Microsoft have been discovered on the internet after they were mistakenly posted on the company’s general YouTube Channel. The ads, which you’ll see very soon were meant for Asian markets.
The three 30-second spots highlight different strengths of Windows 8 by replacing them with other [...]Read More »
Corporate Vice President for Windows, Julie Larson-Green, spoke at the Wired Business Conference and reiterated on previous comments by Microsoft regarding their approach to improving Windows 8 and incorporating user feedback. But she also confirmed that you’ll be able to try those improvements yourself when Microsoft releases a public preview [...]Read More »
Microsoft officially confirms Windows Blue, announces that 100 million Windows 8 licenses have been sold
It’s an interesting thing hearing all the complaints and disregard towards Windows 8, then finding out that Microsoft has already sold 100 million licenses since its debut back in October of last year. That puts it at around 6 months before reaching the 100 million mark. To put things in [...]Read More »
According to Windows 8, this machine’s My Computer (aka Computer) is “empty”.Read More »
Last week, Acer began teasing a brand new laptop reveal using Star Trek. It raised some eyebrows. What could they possibly be announcing? Turns out it’s just as crazy as that Star Trek cross-promotion trailer. Meet the new Acer Aspire R7 — a transforming laptop that can act like a [...]Read More »
Apparently people hate Windows 8 so much that a Windows 8 sticker on a laptop deters thieves.Read More »
Toshiba’s recently announced Kirabook might be the first premium Windows 8 notebook to truly challenge Apple’s amazing but pricey Retina Macbook Pro lineup. In some ways, it might even surpass it.
Toshiba is taking a neat little approach to the Kirabook. It’s build and weight make it look like a [...]Read More »
There is no shortage of Windows 8 hate, especially not from OEMs (computer manufacturers) who build Windows PCs. In fact, the hate may be deeper than some may realize.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes of ZDNet says some OEMs have personally confided in him in regards to the effect Windows 8 has had [...]Read More »
One of the most hated features about Windows 8 is the inability to boot past Start Screen and go straight to desktop. After all, most people using Windows 8 with a mouse and keyboard are more likely to spend their time on traditional desktop than on Start Screen. It seems [...]Read More »
Last week we heard murmurs about Windows Blue being shown off to the public by Microsoft this June. Now a screenshot by an anonymous user going by the name ‘Kacper.K’ indicates Windows Blue may actually be Windows 8.1.
Check out the screenshot above. You can clearly see it state “Microsoft [...]Read More »
Hot on the heels of a recent Windows Blue rumor comes another rumor: the impending death of Windows RT.
As I’m sure most of you know by now, Windows RT is the tablet-specific version of Windows 8 that runs on ARM processors and can only run Windows RT-specific apps from [...]Read More »
Microsoft admits they are working on Windows Blue, new rumor says Windows Blue will be made public in June
Rumor after rumor after rumor after rumor have been circulating the ‘net, speculating about the next version of Windows which has come to be known as ‘Windows Blue’. Now it looks like at least some of the rumors were accurate because Microsoft has publicly acknowledged the codename.
In an official [...]Read More »
In the original version of this article (shown below), I showed you how to add Google Calendar to Windows 8 Calendar app. However, since Jan 30, 2013, Google has dropped support for Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) connections, which helps you sync email, calendar, and contacts across multiple devices. Therefore, since that [...]Read More »
Windows Blue leaked in video, reveals more Live Tiles sizes, side-by-side Snaps Views, and more [Video]
An early build of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Blue has been leaked online, revealing many of the feature additions and changes we can expect to see when it releases officially later this year.
The build is listed as Build 9364, and some of most notable differences noticeable from Windows 8 are [...]Read More »
When working with Windows, you may be distracted with many dialogs and notifications. One of these notifications is Windows Update dialog that asks users to restart in order to finish updating. It wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t designed to repeat after a period of time then finally restart [...]Read More »
Ready for some more Windows 8 hate? Here it comes!
Bob O’Donnell, Program VP of Clients and Displays and “responsible for tracking the latest and most important hardware developments that impact PCs, notebooks, thin clients and other computing devices” at International Data Corporation (IDC), recently told Brooke Crothers of CNET [...]Read More »
Hackers successfully crack Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer on Windows 8 and Windows 7 at Pwn2Own hacker competition
Chrome OS may have survived a barrage of attacks at Pwnium 3 but Windows and Windows browsers have not been so lucky. At Pwn2Own, a hacker competition sponsored by HP, hackers were able to exploit vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8, Chrome on Windows 7, and Firefox on [...]Read More »
Samsung executive feels “Windows 8 is no better than Windows Vista”, calls Windows “the less-competitive platform”
It has been a very long time since we last heard some Windows 8 hate. (And by “very long time” I mean at least a few days.) However, thanks to Samsung’s head of memory division Dong-Soo Jun, now e have some more gossip to, erm, gossip about.
Talking to reporters [...]Read More »
With the goal of being a hybrid desktop-mobile operating system, Windows 8 contains many elements that are in smartphones. Windows 8’s Lock screen is one of them. You may already know how to customize the Lock screen with your own background and know to manage notifications in the Lock screen. [...]Read More »
With Google staunchly refusing to develop any apps for Windows 8, us Windows 8 users are left without much choice but to use the browser version for all of Google’s services. But Google Reader users wait no more. Nextgen Reader is a brilliant app for using Google Reader on Windows [...]Read More »
Just a few days ago, a leaked screenshot of what was rumored to be Microsoft’s next iteration of Windows, Windows Blue, made the rounds on the Internet.
Now reports out of The Verge and win8china are claiming that not only is Microsoft going to release the next Windows as early [...]Read More »
Have you ever received an email that was sent from the Mail app in Windows 8? Did you notice that it has the signature “Sent from Windows Mail”? Following email clients on smartphone systems, Windows 8 sets the sentence “Sent from…” as the default signature for all emails sent from [...]Read More »
The lack of of a metro style notepad was noted by many users. Microsoft should have released something, but they never did. The developers of Notepad Classic, took note of this and released and released this app. And this app does everything, that the Microsoft app would have done. [...]Read More »
Viruses, malware, spyware, and all kinds of scumware always worry Windows users. Fortunately, Windows 8 comes with built-in Windows Defender, which is know as Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) on other versions of Windows, that can keep you safe without installing any third-party security software. However, there is a big issue [...]Read More »
For all the students out there, we all do know how costly the textbooks recommended and our biggest help in this case would definitely be E-Textbooks. And Kno Textbooks makes this all easy on Windows 8 now. The great app which has been for iOS and Android, now is on [...]Read More »
[Windows 8] How to start, stop, and setup Automatic Maintenance, a feature that automatically scans for viruses, spyware, updates, and more
Not only does it come with many new features, but Windows 8 also improves on features from previous versions of Windows. One of them is Maintenance – the feature that automatically diagnoses your system. It can scan for viruses, spyware, update the system, and other works to keep your Windows [...]Read More »
The best part about Windows 8 definitely has to be the touch interface. And though Metro UI helps many apps use this, we see very less apps actually made for this aspect. Skitch as the developers say, a free app designed to take advantage of Microsoft touch interface. Skitch Touch [...]Read More »
Microsoft Surface Pro 128GB version is sold out within a few hours — a sign of success or clever marketing?
Microsoft Surface Pro 128GB, the version of Microsoft Surface tablets that runs Windows 8 Pro, has sold out in the United States within hours of being available online. Is this a sign of success for Microsoft’s tablet endeavor… or is it a sign of clever marketing on the part of [...]Read More »
Everyday, I spend hours in my college’s library to do my homework and I am always disturbed by the startup sound from people’s computers. By default, when you start your computer, it will make a sound to get your attention. However, in the classroom or the meeting, it’s not a [...]Read More »