All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Windows 8’

Internet Explorer 11 Now Hits Window 7 Officially

Internet Explorer 11 has now been launched for Window 7 users too. Earlier, Microsoft had promised that the new Explorer will arrive on Windows 7, so this isn’t a big surprise. IE11 is the default browser of Windows 8.1. Starting Thursday, users of Window 7 who decided to remain behind in the launch of Windows 8 (later 8.1) will now …

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Early Windows 8.1 Tablet Sales Fall Short

Though Microsoft is seeing some encouraging growth for its Windows Phone 8 smartphones in the mobile market, it does not appear that its tablets are faring as well. DigiTimes today reported that retailers saw sales of Windows 8.1 tablets in October that are well below what was expected – 20% to 30% lower than estimates, even. The report’s unnamed “sources …

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Windows 8.1 Is Now Available On The Windows Store

It’s been almost a year since Windows 8 hit the scene, and what a year it’s been. After getting off to a super slow start, Windows 8 finally managed to overtake the dead-in-the-water Windows Vista. Sure, it’s not much, but baby steps count for something, right? Besides, Microsoft is just getting started with Windows 8, and is launching phase two …

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Google Chrome To Support Windows XP Until 2015

Are you still using Windows XP? If so, you should probably upgrade already. Microsoft will be taking if off of life support soon, and Google isn’t giving it much longer. Google announced today that it intends to support Chrome for Windows XP up through April 2015. That means Google will continue to provide security updates to the Windows XP version …

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Businesses Avoiding Windows 8, Says Toshiba

PC shipment estimates for the third quarter are out today, and show that the PC market has declined yet again – for the sixth straight quarter. Though shipments saw a slight pick-up due to the back-to-school season, the worldwide PC market is still expected to decline through 2014. The hope going into last year’s holiday season was that Windows 8 …

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Microsoft Brings SkiFree Back For Internet Explorer 11 Promo

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it was bringing back Windows 95 pack-in game Hover as an HTML5-powered Web-based game to show off the capabilities of Internet Explorer 11. That’s all well and good, but I think many of us would have preferred it if Microsoft brought back another one of its more beloved pack in games – SkiFree. In a …

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Windows Updates: Microsoft To Merge To One App Store

Windows is looking at a major update to its systems. Microsoft is reportedly planning to make it simpler for its users by creating a single app store that would encompass all of the company’s various devices including PCs, tablets and phones. With all of the success that the new iPhone is having, Microsoft certainly needs to do something in order …

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The New Surface Is Full Of Potential

Earlier today, Microsoft announced two new Surface tablets – the Surface Pro 2 and the Surface 2. Both will go on sale starting next month, and come with Windows 8.1 preinstalled on them. Alongside the new hardware announcements, Microsoft shared a number of videos that show off what its new Surface tablets are capable of. As you might expect, the …

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Microsoft Announces The Surface Pro 2, Still Costs $899

Earlier this year, Microsoft launched the Surface Pro – a Windows 8 Pro-powered PC shrunk into the body of a tablet. It did well enough for the company, and now it wants to improve upon it even more. At a Surface event this morning, Microsoft unveiled the all new Surface Pro 2. As you would expect, this is mostly an …

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Sony Announces Three New Windows 8 Devices

The big news out of IFA may be the new smart watches, but the traditional PC is still getting some love from the major players. In fact, Sony has announced three new Windows 8 devices to launch around the time that Windows 8.1 hits. The first announcement out of Sony is the new Vaio Fit that combines the functionality of …

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Surface Pro Price Cut Is Now Permanent

The Surface Pro is much too expensive. That’s at least what some consumers think as the tablet isn’t exactly flying off store shelves. In an attempt to remedy that, Microsoft introduced a temporary price cut, but it has apparently proved too popular to discontinue. Neowin reports that Microsoft has opted to keep the Surface Pro’s current price cut permanent after …

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Foursquare Makes Its Way To Windows 8

Windows 8 needs apps, and not just any apps either. It needs the big apps that every other platform has. It won’t be able to compete with iOS and Android until it does. It still has a ways to go, but it’s one step closer today. Microsoft announced today that Foursquare is now available on Windows 8 tablets and PCs. …

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