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Welcome to the Windows Store!

Welcome to the Windows Store!

Launching concurrently with Windows 8 is the Windows Store, a place where you can discover and download Modern-style apps for the new OS. In this article, we highlight the key features of Microsoft's latest app storefront, getting desktop apps and managing your apps across multiple devices.

A Modern Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8

A Modern Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8

Windows 8, the new operating system from Microsoft, will also be ushering in a new browser called Internet Explorer 10. And for the first time ever, there will be two versions of the browser running on the same OS: a standard desktop app and a Modern-style one. We tell you what to expect.

Windows 8: Built-in Apps & the Power of the Cloud

Windows 8: Built-in Apps & the Power of the Cloud

Find out why your Microsoft account is like a portable, personal PC as we explore the various cloud-connected, built-in Modern-style apps in Windows 8 (such as Mail, Calendar, People, and SkyDrive) in this fifth installment of our Windows 8 series of articles.

Windows 8: Common Touch Gestures, Multi-tasking & On-screen Keyboards

Windows 8: Common Touch Gestures, Multi-tasking & On-screen Keyboards

Even if you're used to a smartphone or tablet, the many gesture possibilities in Windows 8 can be confusing initially. Here, we show you the most important ones, and reveal their mouse and keyboard equivalents. We also explore a cool new feature called 'snap multi-tasking', and tell you if it works well.

Search for Files, Share Content & Access Settings Quickly with 'Charms' in Windows 8

Search for Files, Share Content & Access Settings Quickly with 'Charms' in Windows 8

What are Charms in Windows 8? Simply put, they consist of five 'shortcuts' to frequently used functions, including search, share, the Start screen, devices, and settings. If you're upgrading to Windows 8, now is the time to get yourself acquainted with these lucky charms.

Hands-on: Dell XPS 12

Hands-on: Dell XPS 12

With Windows 8's Modern UI designed with touch in mind, manufacturers are steadily introducing more and more hardware with touch-enabled screens. The latest is Dell's XPS 12, which uses a swiveling screen form factor to transform between tablet and notebook. Find out how well it works inside:

Sony Unveils the Vaio Duo 11 Sliding Hybrid Ultrabook

Sony Unveils the Vaio Duo 11 Sliding Hybrid Ultrabook

Sony today unveiled its Vaio Duo 11, an 11-inch full HD touchscreen Ultrabook with a unique sliding form-factor that lets it easily switch between tablet and notebook mode. We were lucky enough to get a hands-on with the new model. Find out what we thought inside:

HP Launches Eight New Windows 8 Products

HP Launches Eight New Windows 8 Products

With Windows 8 releasing in just two weeks time, today HP revealed no less than eight new Windows 8 devices (more than half of which are touch-enabled) that are sure to get you excited about Microsoft’s new OS. We had a closer look at each of them.

Windows 8: Lock Screen, Start Screen, Desktop & the Merits of a Microsoft Account

Windows 8: Lock Screen, Start Screen, Desktop & the Merits of a Microsoft Account

Windows 8 is as different from Windows 7 as Windows 95 was from Windows 3.1; and once again, it starts right from the graphical user interface. In this article, we explore the new ways of signing into Windows 8, the tile-based, Modern UI-inspired Start screen, and why you should register for a Microsoft account.

Windows 8: Introduction, Versions & Upgrade Paths

Windows 8: Introduction, Versions & Upgrade Paths

With the launch of Microsoft's brand new operating system, Windows 8, just about three weeks away, we kickstart our lineup of Windows 8-related articles with the basics of this radical new operating system. Get to know about the different editions, and find out what are your upgrade options.

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