Windows 8.1 is getting real improvements over Windows 8, some of which will please longtime users who found the shift from Windows 7 jarring or uncomfortable. And yet it also goes even farther in the new direction Microsoft is taking.
(19 days ago)
Beginning June 26, users will be able to download the beta or preview version of Windows 8.1 fairly simply, via the Windows Store. But Microsoft officials confirm that upgrading to the final RTM build will include a gotcha-you’ll need to reinstall all of your apps. Put another way, Windows RT users will be forced to reinstall all of the “Metro” apps (now known as modern...
(13 days ago)
The problem with Windows 8 sales isn't Windows 8, it's Windows Phone 8, says a Gartner analyst. As consumers move from PCs to tablets they are more likely to buy tablets with a familiar touch interface, says Gartner principal analyst Mikako Kitagawa. So users of Android phones are more likely to choose an Android tablet, Kitagawa says, and users of Windows Phone 8...
(2 months and 7 days ago)
A Michigan developer last week started selling a $5 utility that lets Windows 8 customers shun the new Modern UI by running apps on the classic desktop. Stardock, best known to Windows 8 users for Start8, software that restores the Start button and menu, shipped a beta of ModernMix on March 6. As it did with Start8, Stardock priced the ModernMix beta at $5 and promised...
(3 months and 8 days ago)
Microsoft is all about the upgrade this month. After announcing last week that all Hotmail users will be upgraded to Outlook.com soon, the company is now upgrading its browser for all Windows 7 users. While Internet Explorer 10 has been shipping with Windows 8 since...
(3 months and 22 days ago)
I thought this was an interesting little finding: the best PC to run Windows on is an Apple Mac. OK, this isn't a 100% reliable test, it's not entirely and wholly comparable the test itself, but it does actually show us what we might want to do in order to get an affordable Windows PC. The finding is, really, that if you run Windows and only Windows then your PC will be much...
(1 month and 23 days ago)
Microsoft said Windows 8 was selling at a similar pace to Windows 7, but it added that many users were frustrated by changes to the software.
(1 month and 11 days ago)
Microsoft just announced on a call with shareholders that the Windows Blue update will officially be called Windows 8.1, which will be a free update. It'll be available for both Windows 8 and Windows RT. A preview will be available to the public after the Microsoft Build conference. Windows 8.1 is expected to fix a lot of the biggest concerns users had with the Metro...
(1 month and 4 days ago)
Facebook has today made a new version of its app for Windows Phone available, which will give users the opportunity to test new features before they hit the main app.The social network and Microsoft are inviting users to join its Beta program for the new application, which brings several of the features most requested by users, in an unrefined form.The Beta app brings...
(1 month and 18 days ago)
By Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp is bringing back the Windows "start" button, offering a stripped-down version among a slew of improvements aimed at winning over tablet users and placating PC customers alienated by Windows 8. The world's largest software company is looking to re-energize sales of its latest Windows version, which has not made the splash with...
(19 days ago)
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