All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Windows 8’

Xbox Entertainment Launching On Windows 8 PCs This Friday

Xbox is no longer associated with just gaming. Microsoft is uniting all of its entertainment choices under the same brand. Those entertainment choices are launching in earnest later this week as Windows 8 is made available to the general public on Friday. Xbox Entertainment has already rolled out to some users in the form of a dashboard update on the …

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Windows 8 Gets A Hulu Plus App At Launch

The Windows 8 announcements are starting to slowly trickle out as we approach the official launch of the operating system on Friday. Earlier this afternoon, Skype gave us an inside look at what the service will look like on Windows 8. Now Hulu is detailing their own Windows 8 app. Hulu announced today that Hulu Plus is coming to Windows …

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Windows 8 Gets An All New Skype Experience

Windows 8 is making software developers rethink how their applications look and feel. That is doubly true for Skype as they had to create a completely new interface for Windows 8 while appeasing their new overlords at Microsoft. The results are looking pretty nice. Skype took time out today to show off the work they’ve done on the new Windows …

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Microsoft’s Surface Still Works After A 30-Inch Drop

The Surface YouTube channel has finally started showing signs of activity recently as Microsoft drums up the hype for its entry into the tablet market. The base $499 device has already sold out, but Microsoft still has plenty of hype left. Today’s hype comes courtesy of a drop test that’s shot in first-person. Microsoft recently shared a video that’s shot …

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Windows 8 Still Baffling to Non-Geeks

Way back in March of this year, when the Windows 8 consumer preview was released, Chris Pirillo, aka LockerGnome, had his father sit down with the new Windows. What followed was an instructive four minutes in which the man struggled to understand the operating system and questioned where the Start menu had gone. His father actually said, “They tryin’ to …

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Microsoft Details The Surface Design Process

By all accounts, Microsoft’s new Surface tablet is doing incredibly well. The $499 model has already sold out, and the others are probably not far behind. Let’s look beyond the hype though. Let’s check out how Microsoft went about actually making the device. On the Surface YouTube channel, Microsoft posted a video that details all the work that went into …

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Microsoft’s Surface Lives A Secret Double Life As A Skateboard

Microsoft’s Surface, which just sold out this morning, is being billed as an incredibly sturdy device. The outer shell of the device is made with VaporMg, a material that’s meant to feel like a luxury watch while being incredibly thin and resilient. To test that resilience, Windows boss Steven Sinofsky did the only reasonable thing – he turned the Surface …

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Microsoft’s 32GB Surface Sells Out In Less Than A Day

Microsoft finally revealed the price of the Surface yesterday. Folks can pick up the basic 32GB model without a touch cover for $499.00. I personally thought it was too expensive, but it seems that everybody else did not. If you check out the Microsoft Surface pre-order page, you will see that the basic 32GB model is now sold out. According …

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Microsoft Surface Price Leaked: $499 For Basic Model

We got our first look at the ad campaign for the Microsoft Surface this morning. It was a fine ad, but it still didn’t answer the most pressing question that’s been around since the Surface was first announced – the price. For some reason, Microsoft just seems hellbent on not revealing the price for its flagship product. On the other …

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Xbox Music Launches Today, Here Are The Basic Features

As previously reported, Xbox Music is available as of October 16. Many consumers want to know more about the offering, and kinds of features it has. For one, every Windows 8 and windows RT tablet and PC will allow users to stream music from Microsoft’s huge music catalog for free. According to the company, you can listen for over 80 …

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Microsoft’s Surface Is Defined By Synchronized Dance Routines

Much of Microsoft’s tablet is still a mystery. We still don’t have a price even though the tablet is set to debut in just a few weeks on October 26. At least Microsoft was nice enough to reveal the first TV ad for its new tablet. Much like the first Windows 8 ad, the Surface ad seems to have nothing …

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Windows 8 Viewed Negatively by Suppliers, Says Analyst

Though today’s commercial shows a fun and highly usable experience, much criticism has been hurled toward Microsoft’s upcoming operating system, Windows 8. As a tablet interface, the OS does look very well-designed. Add a mouse and keyboard, however, and the UI simply confuses people who have been using Windows for years. Today, even more worries are being aired over the …

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