All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Windows 8’

Nokia Lumia 920 Hits AT&T For $99 On Friday

The Nokia Lumia 920 is the face of Windows Phone 8 going into the holiday season. If the new phones do well, AT&T will have a winner since the Lumia 920 is exclusive to the carrier. Of course, we never had a solid release date beyond sometime in November. Now AT&T has revealed its plans for the Nokia Lumia 920 …

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Windows RT Takes Up Quite A Bit Of Space On The 32GB Surface

Microsoft’s Surface is apparently popular. The company’s first foray into the tablet market resulted in the 32GB tablet selling out in less than a day. Consumers were stuck with the 64GB model, but that might not be such a bad thing. It’s fact of life that all forms of memory are not as spacious as the number on the box …

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Windows Phone 8’s Close Ties To Windows 8 May Save It

Windows Phone 8 is going to launch this month. Microsoft needs this to be a hit, or it could lose its small lead over RIM when BlackBerry 10 launches early next year. The key to victory is apps, but apps require developers. Microsoft thinks it has a development platform that will attract developers from all over the world. Microsoft is …

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Microsoft Rumored To Be Axing Windows Live Messenger In Favor Of Skype

Windows Live Messenger has been Microsoft’s IM client for the past 13 years. It has served the company well, but it might a little redundant now that Microsoft also owns Skype. It appears that Microsoft is thinking the same thing. Speaking to multiple sources, The Verge reports that Microsoft is axing its old Windows Live Messenger client in favor of …

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Microsoft Is Reportedly Testing Its Own Windows Phone 8 Hardware

It’s pretty obvious why Microsoft made the Surface. It needed to raise the bar on Windows 8 tablets and force OEMs into making attractive hardware. It’s not a problem with Windows Phone 8 as the Nokia Lumia 920 and Windows Phone 8X are already attractive enough. That might not stop Microsoft from making its own Windows Phone though. A report …

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Windows 8 Is Already Bringing Out The Patent Trolls

Every new technology brings with it the risk of patent litigation. It’s an unfortunate reality that we must face. Windows 8 may have a broken a record, however, as its already on the receiving end of patent litigation after being available for less than a week. Prior Smart reports that SurfCast, a Portland-based OS development company, has filed a lawsuit …

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Twitter Is Building Its Own Official Windows 8 App

Over the past week, Microsoft has made it clear that Windows 8 is built around the individual. The sentiment was even stronger during its Windows Phone 8 event. Part of appealing to the individual is a strong connection with social media which Microsoft showed off with a Facebook app. Strangely enough, Twitter was nowhere to be found. Despite being one …

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Can Bing Now Lure More Searches Away From Google?

October has been a huge month for Microsoft, and it’s going to be interesting to see how the company’s new products and implementations inspire Bing use. Is Bing poised to make a bigger dent in Google’s share of the search market? Do you intend to use Bing with Microsoft’s new products? Do you intend to use Microsoft’s new products at …

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Four Million People Upgraded To Windows 8 Over The Weekend

Windows 8 launched last Friday, and there was some concern that it wouldn’t immediately sell. Some were content with Windows 7 while others didn’t even know Windows 8 existed. It seems that those fears may have been unfounded as Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said the new OS was performing well. During the company’s BUILD 2012 conference, Ballmer announced that Microsoft …

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Here’s All The New Features In Windows Phone 8

On Monday, Microsoft filled in the blanks regarding the company’s Windows Phone 8 launch. We got a look at all the new features coming to the OS, and when we can expect to see the hardware hit stores. All of that can be read in our live coverage of the event, but it’s sometimes better to see the device in …

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Most Americans Haven’t Even Heard of Windows 8, Says Survey

If you watched any sort of TV this weekend, especially if it was online, then it’s almost certain you saw an advertisement for Windows 8. Microsoft has bet big with its new operating system, redesigning it to better integrate with smartphones, tablets, and the Xbox 360. The company is backing up that gamble with a huge advertising campaign. However, Microsoft’s …

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Consumers Don’t Even Know Windows 8 Exists

What’s the biggest threat facing Windows 8 in today’s marketplace? Is it the rise of Apple? Is it perhaps the move away from desktop computing? All of these things may be contributing, but the biggest threat may just be that nobody knows or cares about it. The AP and market research firm GfK recently surveyed 1,200 US adults over the …

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