Windows 8 Store Will Carry PEGI 18 Games: Microsoft Backs Down

This week Microsoft announced that its Windows Store in the new Windows 8 operating system will begin accepting games with a PEGI 18 rating. The move was prompted by a large outcry from gamers, who saw the ban on “mature”…

Microsoft Is Finally Expanding Surface RT Availability To Retailers

An analyst with Detwiler Fenton said last week that Microsoft’s Surface wasn’t doing so well. The analyst attributed the lack of success to two causes – limited distribution and a high price. Microsoft hasn’t fixed the price yet, but it…

NORAD Releases Santa Tracker App For Windows 8

NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, plays a pretty big role during the holidays. The organization tracks Santa on Christmas Eve and delivers live updates to children around the world on where Santa is and where he’s heading next.…

Microsoft’s Surface Might Not Be Doing So Well

Microsoft’s Surface tablet started out pretty strong. The base model sold out in the first day of pre-orders. After that, Steve Ballmer said sales were off to a “modest” start. Modest apparently means abysmal according to a report from one…

Windows 7 Still Most Popular OS, Windows 8 Use Slowly Increasing

Back in September, Windows 7 finally overtook Windows XP as the most popular operating system on the planet. It marked the end to an era that was dominated by the PC. Now its Windows 8 turn to capture the desktop…

Surface With Windows 8 Pro Starts At $899

The Microsoft Surface RT is a “modest” success. That’s the official line from Microsoft, but it doesn’t seem like many people are talking about the company’s first foray into tablet hardware. That may be because most are waiting for the…

Still Hate Internet Explorer? You’re Just A Troll

One of the better ad campaigns of the past year has been Microsoft’s “The Browser You Loved To Hate” campaign for Internet Explorer. It was a rare kind of self-deprecatory humor that’s not often seen in a tech industry that’s…

Microsoft Details Its Plans For The Future Of ASP.NET

With the launch of Windows 8, Microsoft has been updating all of its development tools to help developers get the most out of the new OS. The company has shipped a number of products including Visual Studio 2012 and .NET…

Bing And Windows 8 Maps Get Tons Of New Imagery

Microsoft announced today that it has added over 121 TB of satellite and Global Ortho imagery to Bing Maps and the Windows 8 Maps app. The maps offerings now include over 15 million square kilometers of new data mostly covering…

Windows Blue Is Microsoft’s Next OS, Will Move To Annual Release Cycle [Report]

Windows has always been on its own extended release cycle. Microsoft releases a new version of the OS, and then develops the next version over the next couple of years. For instance, Windows 7 released three years ago in 2009,…