While numerous vendors have released tablet devices that use Windows RT, Lenovo has gone with Windows 8 Pro for its hybrid notebook/tablet, the ThinkPad Helix. According to Lenovo Think PC and visual category manager Simon Kent, Windows 8 Pro was the right choice because it is the "full version of Windows" and not "cut down" like RT, enabling users to use the Helix as a...
(21 days ago)
It may not be setting the world alight, but Windows 8 is certainly beginning to get some traction, so millions of microblogging addicts will be delighted to know that an official Twitter for Windows 8 app has now been released. Available now in the Windows Store, Twitter has taken its time as it tries to (and we quote) "bring you all the design, features and functionality...
(2 months and 9 days ago)
Microsoft recently announced Internet Explorer 10 or IE 10 for Windows 7 and has created a buzz among the users. Initially released for Windows 8 operating system, IE 10 is gaining its popularity with its features like fast speed, fluid...
(2 months and 3 days ago)
Don't let the Windows 8 haters brainswash you: Microsoft actually introduced a few great features in its new operating system, some of which will help keep you safer from malware and other security threats. Though most of these security enhancements are active by default, you still must be proactive to get the most from them. Also, one new Windows 8 feature presents specific...
(3 months and 12 days ago)
Windows 8.1 (codenamed "Blue") will reportedly reinstate two sorely missed features, but there's no need to wait for Microsoft's update to get them.
(1 month and 3 days ago)
Twitter has released an app for Windows 8, with several features designed specifically for the new operating system from Microsoft. The company said the app features two Windows charms for searching and making posts on Twitter. The search feature is similar to existing Twitter apps, allowing users to find specific accounts or filter by hashtags, while the other allows...
(2 months and 9 days ago)
It's official: The Windows Blue update will be dubbed Windows 8.1, it'll be available for Windows 8 and Windows RT devices alike, and it will cost you the low, low price of zip, nada, zilch. Interestingly, the free Windows 8.1 update will be available through the Windows Store, not the usual Windows Update method. "Windows 8.1 ... continues the journey we first began with...
(6 days ago)
"Windows 8 on a desktop." The very phrase makes some people recoil and instinctively mouse over their Start buttons. It's too bad that the modern UI has proven so contentious, because aside from the eye candy—or eye cancer, depending on your perspective—an abundance of welcome nuts-and-bolts changes makes Windows 8 the hands-down best version of Windows that Microsoft has...
(2 months and 12 days ago)
Whether you use one monitor or three, Windows XP or Windows 8, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, you’re bound to have windows on your desktop. And you probably juggle several of them at once. Windows operating systems come with several built-in management features, but they’re very basic and don’t always play well with multiple monitors. To control a cascade of windows...
(20 days ago)
Microsoft is resurrecting the Start button with Windows 8.1, a.k.a. Windows Blue, according to a report Monday by the Verge. This might be great news, as the missing button is one of the biggest complaints about Windows 8, along with the perception that an upgrade requires a steep learning curve. Windows 8 is so different from its predecessors that PC makers have blamed...
(27 days ago)
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