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Monday, 13 Aug 2012

Microsoft to Drop 'Metro' Design Name, Looks to Replace It with 'Modern' (Update)

Microsoft to Drop 'Metro' Design Name, Looks to Replace It with 'Modern' (Update)

Microsoft is advising developers (and maybe even OEM partners) to not use the word 'Metro' when they're referring to the interface of Windows Phone or Windows 8. The reason? It's just a code name.

Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012

Microsoft's Plan to Build its Own Surface Tablet Irks OEM Partners

Microsoft's Plan to Build its Own Surface Tablet Irks OEM Partners

Acer's CEO JT Wang has criticized Microsoft's intentions to compete in the tablet space their own Surface tablet, insisting that such a move would harm the Microsoft's relations with its manufacturing partners.

Windows 8 Box Packaging Design Revealed

Windows 8 Box Packaging Design Revealed

The Verge has managed to get their hands on a couple of images showing exactly how the Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro retail boxes look like. Yes, even the boxes are not spared the 'Windows 8 Style UI' treatment.

Monday, 6 Aug 2012

Microsoft to Tighten OEM Activation Process for Windows 8?

Microsoft to Tighten OEM Activation Process for Windows 8?

According to leaked slides on the Internet, Microsoft will be updating its OEM Activation mechanism to version 3.0 for the upcoming Windows 8. OA 3.0 will allow OEMs to digitally order and receive keys from Microsoft. Also, a unique product key is required to be written into each PC.

Thursday, 2 Aug 2012

Windows 8 Reaches RTM

Windows 8 Reaches RTM

Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 has reached the RTM stage. This milestone signals the completion of product development and testing, and the handing off of the final code to hardware manufacturers as they prepare for its October 26 general availability.

Wednesday, 1 Aug 2012

Microsoft Replaces Hotmail with Outlook.com (Update)

Microsoft Replaces Hotmail with Outlook.com (Update)

Microsoft is rolling out a new email service, Outlook.com, to replace Hotmail. Users have the option to sign up for a new @outlook.com email address or retain their existing @hotmail or @live.com addresses.

Tuesday, 31 Jul 2012

Windows 8 Surface Tablets Available on October 26th

Windows 8 Surface Tablets Available on October 26th

Microsoft has confirmed in its annual report, that Windows 8 will be available to the public on the 26th of October, 2012. That will also be the day that consumers will also be able to put their hands on a Surface tablet.

Monday, 30 Jul 2012

New Microsoft Peripherals Designed for Windows 8 Coming Soon?

New Microsoft Peripherals Designed for Windows 8 Coming Soon?

Online sources have leaked images of new input devices from Microsoft, seemingly designed with Windows 8 tablets and ultra-portable PCs in mind: the Wedge Touch Mouse and the Wedge Mobile Keyboard.

Thursday, 26 Jul 2012

Dell Possibly Left Out of Windows RT Launch

Dell Possibly Left Out of Windows RT Launch

Reports point to Dell as being the next manufacturer to participate in building Windows RT devices. However, recent reports say otherwise, indicating that Dell might be left out of the upcoming Windows RT launch.

Swedish Website Lists Microsoft Surface Tablet Prices

Swedish Website Lists Microsoft Surface Tablet Prices

A Swedish online tech store, Webhallen, was found to have the retail prices of Windows Surface tablets listed on its site. The prices indicated for the ARM-based Windows RT tablets, are much higher than an iPad with similar specs.

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