All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Windows 8’

PC Shipments See Steep Decline In Q1, Windows 8 To Blame [Report]

PC shipments and sales are declining. It’s an undeniable fact. What people can’t seem to agree on is the cause. Some say the rise of tablets and smartphones are to blame, while others think it’s just a longer than usual transition period. Both are right in their own way, but one research firm says the root cause can be traced …

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Microsoft May Be Working On A 7-Inch Surface Tablet [Rumor]

The 7-inch tablet is the new 10-inch tablet. Consumers have stopped wanting the best instead opting for the cheapest, which explains why the Nexus 7 and iPad Mini are so popular. It would seems that Microsoft is finally catching on. The Wall Street Journal reports that Microsoft is now in the planning stages of a 7-inch Surface tablet. The interesting …

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Windows XP Users Only Have A Year Of Official Support Left

Windows XP remains one of the most popular operating systems on the planet, especially for businesses that don’t feel like upgrading to Windows 7 or 8. That popularity will surely continue for years to come, but Microsoft won’t be along for the ride starting next year. As per its support schedule, Microsoft announced that it’s dropping extended support for Windows …

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You Can Now Block Contacts In Skype For Windows 8

Do you find yourself hounded by obnoxious or offensive people on Skype for Windows 8? You would normally block such unwanted guests, but Skype for Windows 8 shipped without the functionality. Thankfully, Skype has finally decided to fix that little oversight. Skype announced that its latest update, which went live on March 29, added the ability to block, report or …

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Windows 8 Might Be Coming to 7-Inch Tablets

Windows 8 was obviously built with tablets in mind, but the OS only supports tablets with 1366×768 displays. That’s all going to change, and it could mean big things for Windows 8 going forward. In a recent Windows Certification Newsletter, Microsoft announced that Windows 8 now supports a minimum resolution of 1024×768. The company says the new rule is for …

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Microsoft’s Latest Internet Explorer 10 Ads Drop The Humor

In the past, Microsoft has been rather witty with its Internet Explorer 10 ads as it continued its self-deprecating “The Browser You Loved To Hate” ad campaign. It didn’t really sell people on the browser, but hey, the ads made us laugh or fondly remember how stupid Pongs were. Unfortunately, the latest ads for Internet Explorer drop this trend of …

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Don’t Expect The Next Windows To Actually Be Called Blue

For the past few months, it’s been rumored that the next operating system from Microsoft would be called WIndows Blue. It sounds like a code name, and Microsoft suggests that will remain the case. In an update on the Official Microsoft Blog, Frank X. Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications, updated us on what the company has planned for …

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Microsoft Updates Mail, Calendar and People Apps On Windows 8

Windows 8 users have probably come to know three apps very well – Mail, Calendar and People. To help provide a better experience to those using these apps, Microsoft has released an update that improves overall stability while adding new features. For many, the Mail app is probably the most used app in the Metro interface. As such, Microsoft is …

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Windows Blue Leak Reveals New Customization Options, Internet Explorer 11

After numerous leaks, it’s pretty much a given that Microsoft’s next OS will be Windows Blue. What we don’t know is when it will be released. A leak of an early build over the weekend suggests that we may be seeing the new OS sooner than we thought. Some intrepid Windows explorers have installed Windows Blue already and are now …

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Windows Blue Name-Dropped In Leaked Microsoft Video

Windows Blue is all but confirmed to be the next version of Microsoft’s operating system after showing up in multiple job listings. If you’re still unconvinced, a leaked video may just convince you that Windows Blue is indeed real. MSFTKitchen got its hands on a video of a demo that was shown internally during Microsoft’s annual TechFest. The team behind …

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Microsoft Will Give You $100 Per App To Develop For Windows 8

A platform is only as strong as the applications built for it. That’s something Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are both struggling with as some developers aren’t too keen on making apps for the Windows Store. Microsoft is hoping to fix that with some good old fashioned bribery. Microsoft revealed a new initiative to attract developers by paying out …

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Twitter Finally Launches Native Windows 8 App

After promising Windows 8 users that a native app was on the way, Twitter has finally delivered. Twitter for Windows 8 has just hit the Windows Store. Twitter first announced that they were working on an app for Windows 8 back in October 2012, saying that Windows 8 “needs a great Twitter app.” Twitter, who is all about user consistency …

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