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Microsoft has fixed and re-released the patch that was pulled from Windows Update after reports of boot issues from users post-installation of the August update earlier in the month.
If you are looking for a cheap Windows 8.1 device, you may be in luck. Microsoft will be offering the Acer Aspire E 15 for just $199 - although the promotion will be available for one day only.
Microsoft has officially announced the release date for the latest installment in the Age of Empires series, which will be coming to Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 as a free download.
Earlier this month, when Microsoft released the 'August Update' for Windows, there was a small group of users whose machines were rendered useless, and now we have more details on the issue.
Microsoft has launched a custom minimized version of Windows 8.1, designed for "a new class of small devices", making the preview OS available to all developers with an Intel Galileo board.
Microsoft has rolled out its latest update to the OneNote 'Modern' app for Windows 8/RT, adding new features such as printing support, highlighting, and the ability to attach files to your notes.
Microsoft has withdrawn a security update from Windows Update after users reported a number of random BSOD occurrences following the update since it was released four days ago.
Earlier today, Microsoft pushed out an update for for Windows 8.1 called the August update and some users are reporting that they are seeing a persistent task bar after running the update.
The Surface RT, Surface Pro and Surface Pro 3 all received firmware updates today as part of Patch Tuesday. Improvements for Ethernet, WiFi and the front-facing LifeCam were amongst the updates.
Microsoft has released the 'August Update' for Windows 8.1 and it brings along a few enhancements for Windows 8.1. We have posted the download links for you after you make the jump.
A few days, Microsoft published a video highlighting new features of Windows 8.1 and why you should be using the platform but the reasons are a bit underwhelming and highlight Windows 8 shortcomings.
Microsoft has released 11 new theme packs for Windows 8 and 8.1, including aerial views from the US and Europe, and some stunning panoramas, with loads of dual-monitor photos from around the world.
Microsoft's next update for Windows 8.1 will be called 'August Update', and will be released on the next Patch Tuesday, August 12 - but unlike the last update, this one won't be mandatory.
Small Windows tablets don't have to cost big money, as the new Kingsing W8 shows, with a quad-core 1.8GHz Intel Bay Trail-T CPU, 16GB storage, 8in IPS LCD, 3G connectivity and more, for just $99.
Microsoft has rolled out a major update to its Xbox Video app for Windows 8.1, giving it a new look in line with that of the Xbox Music app, and including a range of other fixes and improvements.
If you want a custom gaming rig but don't want the hassle of building one yourself, Digital Storm has you covered. Today we take a look at the Vanquish II gaming rig to see how it stacks up.
A screenshot of Windows build 9788 has been spotted in the wild and aligns to previous information that we had heard about this particular build being leaked in the very near future.
Microsoft has released a set of optional updates for Windows RT 8.1, Windows 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 as part of the July update rollup to fix issues with the various platforms..
"Project Spark," a game that allows you to customize nearly everything, has received a launch date for the retail package for the Xbox One. The full release edition will be available in early-October.
Microsoft has released new videos on its Surface Pro 3, with one successfully managing to include just about every significant and noteworthy feature of the new 12-inch tablet in under 90 seconds.
For some users of Windows RT and 8.1, they were unable to update to the lastest version of Microsoft's OS but that is water under the bridge thanks to a new pilot program for the affected users.
In a detailed blog post on the Windows blog, Microsoft, has provided information about a new tool called Sleep Study useful for diagnosing battery drain when the tablet is put to sleep.
CyberPower PC has announced their new "Syber" Steam-centric gaming PC that will compete with Valve's recently delayed "Steam Machine." It will start at $599.99, and offer a higher end model.
The XOLO Win is the first Windows 8.1 tablet from the company, with a 10.1-inch display, aluminium body, 2GB RAM and AMD Temash chipset, and will be joined by XOLO's first Windows Phone this year.
Alienware will release its Steam Machine console, called Alpha, this year for $549 with Windows 8.1 instead of Valve's SteamOS. The console will feature a custom interface that integrates with Steam.
It has been one month since Microsoft extended the update requirement for Windows 8.1 and starting today users who haven't updated to the "Spring" update will stop receiving support.
Vido has released three tablets, heavily inspired by the Lumia and Surface range, that feature a full-blown Windows 8.1 OS and a series of other nifty specifications
Microsoft and Intel have teamed up to help create a $100 Windows 8.1 tablet that is built by a Chinese company. While the specs are quite low, the price makes this device compete directly with Android
ASUS has unveiled the Transformer Book V. This is a device unlike any other to date, with the capability of becoming five different types of devices, running both Android and Windows.
ASUS has unveiled the Portable AiO, a 20-inch all-in-one touchscreen PC with an integrated carry handle and a battery, which the company says is good for up to five hours of usage on the move.
It now seems highly unlikely that the new, smaller Start Menu will come to Windows 8.1 this year, as well-informed sources say Microsoft has delayed its return until the launch of Windows 9 in 2015.
According to the latest statistics from Net Applications, more consumers now use Windows 8.1 than Windows 8 but Windows XP has nearly twice the users of Windows 8, and Windows 7 had 50% of the market.
An alleged screenshot showing off a build of Microsoft's new Windows 8.1 with Bing has been leaked on a forum, ahead of Computex where the first devices running the OS will likely be revealed.
Microsoft has released new updates for its Bing Maps and the Bing Maps Preview apps for Windows 8.1, adding in new features such as integrated reviews from Yelp, TripAdvisor and more
Toshiba has announced a number of new Windows 8.1 products, like the Satellite Click 2 tablet-notebook hybrid and the Encore 2 tablets, including an 8-inch model with a starting price of $199.99.
Microsoft has finally confirmed the Windows 8.1 with Bing rumors by announcing the new edition of Windows today. For OEMs only, it will open the door to lower-cost Windows devices in the near future.
Microsoft used a road sign on stage at the Surface Pro 3 announcement earlier today as a direct reference to a similar action by Apple last year during which they claimed Microsoft to be 'confused'.
Insteon has announced a new partnership with Microsoft that will bring Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone apps as well as Microsoft-branded devices for connected home and business use.
Microsoft has announced it has added some new features to the beta version of its Windows App Studio service, and also revealed it has reached the 1 million user mark.
Microsoft has updated the user interface for the Windows Store in Windows 8 and 8.1, adding in features such as a persistent navigation bar on top with catagories, app sales charts and more.
Microsoft has extended the deadline for installing Windows 8.1's first major update to June 10. Those who don't install the update will no longer receive any updates to Windows 8.1.
Microsoft has released "Wordament Snap Attack" today, the sequel to its popular word puzzle game. The title can be downloaded for free via the Windows Store or Windows Phone Store.
Microsoft released a small update for the Windows 8.1 Skype app today, adding a way to sync favorite contacts among devices along with a small UI change to improve recent conversations.
Net Applications' PC OS numbers for April reveal Windows XP's market share dropped by 1.4 percent compared to March but it is still installed on over a quarter of all PCs worldwide.
Microsoft says it will be rolling out some improvements to the Bing Smart Search feature in Windows 8.1 this week that allow it to find results based on more natural language requests.
Acer announced a number of new Windows 8.1 PCs, including the Switch 10, a tablet-notebook hybrid with a magnetic keyboard dock that can also flip around on a hinge.
Microsoft has announced a new program for U.S. school systems that will allow them to purchase Windows 8.1 devices from various OEMs with prices that start at under $300 each.
Lenovo is getting ready to release a new Windows 8.1 tablet, the ThinkPad 10, thanks to what looks like an accidentaly reveal on the company's Australian website.
Microsoft has released a new Windows 8.1 app called Bing Wikipedia Browser that combines all of the content in the user-created encyclopedia with Bing search engine features.