Microsoft Hints at Unified, Mobile-Centric Windows OS for the Future

Microsoft Hints at Unified, Mobile-Centric Windows OS for the Future

NEWS  /  26 Nov 2013  /  47 weeks ago

Speaking at last week's UBS Global Technology Conference, Microsoft executive vice president, Devices and Studios, Julie Larson-Green said it is not possible for the company to continue offering three disparate versions of Windows operating system.

Microsoft Acknowledges Mouse Issues in Games on Windows 8.1

Microsoft Acknowledges Mouse Issues in Games on Windows 8.1

NEWS  /  05 Nov 2013  /  50 weeks ago

Microsoft has acknowledged mouse lag issues in some games on Windows 8.1 and is currently working on a fix. In the meanwhile, there are a few workarounds you can try.

Microsoft: Windows XP SP3 is About 6x More Likely to be Infected with Malware than Windows 8

Microsoft: Windows XP SP3 is About 6x More Likely to be Infected with Malware than Windows 8

NEWS  /  31 Oct 2013  /  51 weeks ago

According to Microsoft, Windows XP systems have an infection rate that's six times higher than Windows 8. And this is likely to increase once support for the 12-year old OS comes to an end next year.

ViewSonic 24-inch Optical Multi-touch Display Announced

ViewSonic 24-inch Optical Multi-touch Display Announced

NEWS  /  21 Oct 2013  /  52 weeks ago

Compatible with Windows 8, the TD2420 boasts a Full HD 1080p LED mercury-free backlight display, 1920 x 1080 resolution, and a 20,000,000:1 contrast ratio.

Acer's 8-inch Iconia W4 Tablet Unveiled; Runs Windows 8.1, Has an IPS Screen

Acer's 8-inch Iconia W4 Tablet Unveiled; Runs Windows 8.1, Has an IPS Screen

NEWS  /  18 Oct 2013  /  52 weeks ago

Acer has announced the Iconia W4, an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet. Powered by an Intel Atom 1.8GHz processor, it now comes with an IPS display for wide viewing angles. Prices start from US$330.

Microsoft Details Features in Windows Phone 8 GDR3 Update

Microsoft Details Features in Windows Phone 8 GDR3 Update

NEWS  /  14 Oct 2013  /  53 weeks ago

Microsoft has officially detailed what's new in the upcoming Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update. The third and last update of 2013 will bring support for larger and higher-res screens, quad-core processors, as well as a handful of features such as Driving mode, improved Internet Sharing, and screen rotation lock. Hit the jump for more juicy details.

Microsoft Admits Surface RT Name Caused Confusion

Microsoft Admits Surface RT Name Caused Confusion

NEWS  /  14 Oct 2013  /  53 weeks ago

A Microsoft executive has admitted that the Surface RT name has caused confusion amongst consumers, which ultimately led to poor sales of its Surface RT tablets.

Windows 8.1 Will Let You Search for Text Inside SkyDrive Photos

Windows 8.1 Will Let You Search for Text Inside SkyDrive Photos

NEWS  /  01 Oct 2013  /  55 weeks ago

In Windows 8.1, you'll be able to search from the desktop for the content of camera roll photos that have had text extracted from them.

Microsoft to Increase Windows 8 and 8.1 App Install Limit to 81 Devices

Microsoft to Increase Windows 8 and 8.1 App Install Limit to 81 Devices

NEWS  /  30 Sep 2013  /  55 weeks ago

Starting October 9, Windows Store apps can be installed on up to 81 devices using the same Microsoft account. This applies to both Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 apps.

Microsoft Working on Unified App Store

Microsoft Working on Unified App Store

NEWS  /  27 Sep 2013  /  55 weeks ago

It has been revealed recently that Microsoft is working on unifying its Windows Phone Store and Windows Store into a single store that caters to all devices. The updated store is also said to debut when Windows Phone 8.1 and a special Windows 8.1 update are ready for launch in the second quarter of 2014.

Microsoft Updates Tablet Offerings with Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

Microsoft Updates Tablet Offerings with Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2

NEWS  /  24 Sep 2013  /  56 weeks ago

Microsoft today unveiled new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets which come with updated hardware for significantly better performance and longer battery life. And they've a new kickstand design too!

Microsoft Announces Windows 8.1 Pricing

Microsoft Announces Windows 8.1 Pricing

NEWS  /  23 Sep 2013  /  56 weeks ago

Microsoft has announced the retail pricing of Windows 8.1, which is due to arrive starting October 17. In a nutshell, the prices are similar to the retail prices of Windows 8 today.

HP Extends Portfolio with Consumer PCs, Tablets, Services and Solutions

HP Extends Portfolio with Consumer PCs, Tablets, Services and Solutions

NEWS  /  20 Sep 2013  /  56 weeks ago

HP has unveiled a suite of consumer PCs, tablets, along with new services and solutions, including (but not limited to) the HP Spectre 13 Ultrabook, HP Pavilion 11 x2 (a 2-in-1 detachable), as well as the HP Slate 7 Extreme tablet.

Wacom Introduces Two Professional Creative Tablets, the Cintiq Companion & Hybrid (Updated: Prices)

Wacom Introduces Two Professional Creative Tablets, the Cintiq Companion & Hybrid (Updated: Prices)

NEWS  /  19 Sep 2013  /  56 weeks ago

Wacom has introduced two new professional creative tablets which combine the company's professional pen technology with multi-touch gestures. The Cintiq Companion runs Windows 8 and 8 Pro while the Companion Hybrid runs Android 4.2. The two tablets will be available in November.

Toshiba Announces 8-inch Windows 8.1 Encore Tablet (Update: Hands-on Photos)

Toshiba Announces 8-inch Windows 8.1 Encore Tablet (Update: Hands-on Photos)

NEWS  /  06 Sep 2013  /  58 weeks ago

Toshiba has unveiled the Encore tablet today, an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet with a 1200 x 800 pixel resolution multi-touch display, powered by an Intel Atom processor.

Acer R7 Update Revealed at IFA

Acer R7 Update Revealed at IFA

NEWS  /  03 Sep 2013  /  59 weeks ago

Acer has just revealed an update to the Acer Aspire R7, a 15-inch convertible notebook with an Ezel Hinge -- a single hinge at the back of the machine that lets you tilt the display in a myriad of different ways. The new model now comes with an Intel fourth generation processor, as well as a bundled active pen (N-trig technology).

Microsoft Announces Price Revisions to Surface Pro, RT Bundles & Touch Cover

Microsoft Announces Price Revisions to Surface Pro, RT Bundles & Touch Cover

NEWS  /  30 Aug 2013  /  59 weeks ago

Microsoft has announced price revisions to its Surface Pro tablet, Surface RT bundles, and the Touch Cover accessory. The new prices kick in today.

Windows 8.1 to RTM in Late August (Update: RTM!)

Windows 8.1 to RTM in Late August (Update: RTM!)

NEWS  /  27 Aug 2013  /  60 weeks ago

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 8.1 - the first major update to Windows 8 - will RTM (release to manufacturing) at the end of August. Update: Microsoft has just announced today - August 27 - that the OS has been released to manufacturing.

Windows 8 Banned by HWBot (Updated with fix!)

Windows 8 Banned by HWBot (Updated with fix!)

NEWS  /  26 Aug 2013  /  60 weeks ago

Updated with fix from Ocaholic! HWBot, one of the world's most popular benchmarking and overclocking databases has banned any results from a machine running Windows 8 OS. This is due to a fault in Windows 8′s real-time clock (RTC), which all benchmarking tools use.

Lenovo Announces New Range of Devices for Today's Multi-Faceted Consumer

Lenovo Announces New Range of Devices for Today's Multi-Faceted Consumer

NEWS  /  22 Aug 2013  /  61 weeks ago

Lenovo has announced the availability of its latest range of devices from the multi-mode Lenovo Miix and Lenovo Flex 14, to the U330p, U430 touch, S410 and S210 touch laptops as well as the A3000 tablet.

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