It's unexpected, but Microsoft's latest operating system saw a slump in market share for August; Windows 8 and 8.1 both lost points for the month, while Windows 7 and XP continued to dominate.
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Microsoft focused on how Windows 10 will work on computers yesterday, but the most interesting part of its presentation was a simple image it showed but didn't discuss much.
At today's Windows 10 launch, Joe Belfiore demonstrated how Microsoft has re-evaluated its approach to touch on the OS, and admitted that the company "didn't get it quite right" on Windows 8.
HP has announced its new inexpensive laptops and tablets running Windows 8.1, with prices beginning at $200 and $100, respectively, to combat cheap Chromebooks and Android tablets.
Better late than never, Microsoft's Windows Phone platform picks up the important news aggregate app Flipboard and is now available for download.
The long-awaited Nexus 9 tablet, built by HTC, and Nexus 6 handset, from Motorola, are said to be launching on October 15 or 16, followed shortly after by the rollout of Android L to other devices.
Microsoft picks up Amazon's payments product leader to join its own commerce platform. Could the company be looking to create a true competitor to Apple Pay and Google Wallet?
Indian devices brand iBall has unveiled its first Windows 8.1 tablet, featuring an 8-inch display, quad-core 1.33GHz Intel Atom CPU, 2GB RAM, front and rear cameras and integrated 3G connectivity.
Unleash the full capabilities of your Windows 8 Start Screen with Start Screen Unlimited! Add digital clock, Google search, power controls and numerous other gadgets directly to your start screen.
Dell has shown off what it claims is the thinnest tablet ever - but despite its sleek 6mm-thick body, the Android device also squeezes in an 8.4-inch 2560x1600px OLED screen and 4G LTE connectivity.
Stardock has announced the immediate availability of ShadowFX, a customization tool that adds back drop shadows to Windows 8 along with a variety of custom options that tailor to your personal taste.
Microsoft is offering a free one-year subscription to the New York Times Crossword app if you purchase a Surface Pro 3 directly from Microsoft before October 6th.
Asus has announced an 8in Windows 8 tablet that follows in the previous footsteps of a prior device -- the Vivo Tab Note 8 -- but this device drops a few features from its older brother.
During the last few days, it has become clear that Microsoft is now using Office as its primary tool to help make its tablets look more attractive than those running Android.
Acer's new 8-inch Iconia tablet costs just $150, and runs either Android 4.4 or Windows 8.1 - but the Windows version also includes an enticing freebie: a one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal.
Toshiba has unveiled the Encore Mini, a 7-inch Windows 8.1 tablet with quad-core Intel Atom processor and 16GB storage, for under $120 - and it includes an Office 365 Personal subscription worth $70.
The latest data for desktop usage share shows that Windows 8 has gained during the last month while XP has lost nearly one percent, but Windows 7 still remains dominant.
When Microsoft announced that Windows would be free on devices smaller than 9 inches, it was only a matter of time before entry level competitors started putting their OS on cheap tablets.
Microsoft may soon have some competition on its hands in the large-screen tablet realm, with Apple reportedly taking on the Surface Pro 3 with a 12.9-inch iPad set for release in early 2015.
The recently released NVIDIA Shield tablet is showing signs of cracking after limited use. Users are complaining that the device. which retails at $299, have noticed hairline cracks on the casing.
If you have Windows 8 installed on your PC and want to make the OS feel a bit faster, by turning off some animations the results are that the Windows appear to open and close faster.
It has been two years since the release of Windows 8 and HP is still pushing Windows 7 machines to the consumer as Microsoft faces the harsh reality that Windows 8 will never replace Windows 7.
Microsoft has announced a significant update for its OneNote app on Android, adding handwriting support and introducing a new tablet-friendly UI, including the familiar Microsoft Office 'Ribbon'.
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.
Tablets have become so light, there is less of a weight penalty with increasingly larger displays. What's preferable? A 9.7-inch tablet that's 1lb in weight, or a larger one that is slightly heavier?
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.
The USB 3.0 Promoter Group today announced the completion of the USB Type-C spec allowing new devices to have far slimmer USB cables and connectors. It also supports SuperSpeed and USB power upto 100w
New information from a report by Bloomberg suggests that new iPads are going to be unveiled later this year. Sources claim that the potential follow-up to the iPad Air will include an AR coating.
Stardock Start8 lets you return the Start Button to Windows 8. Microsoft Windows 8 is shipped without the “Start” menu. Start8 brings back Windows 7-style Start menu with Windows 8 enhancements.
Microsoft will start blocking outdated ActiveX controls for Internet Explorer in order to prevent security risks involved in using old unpatched third-party plugins with the browser.
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 will arrive in 25 more markets on August 28th. The device has already gone up for pre-order on each market's Microsoft Surface Pro websites with delivery due on launch day.
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.
The Google Nexus 7 can be had for around $215 nowadays, but going below that usually involves some compromises. Today, I'm checking out Asus' attempt at a low-cost Android tablet.
Microsoft pitches Surface as an uber-productivity device but just how well does it perform in a corporate setting? Can the Surface find a place alongside desktops and laptops in the office?
Google has released a more stable beta release of its new 64-bit Chrome browser for Windows 7 and 8, replacing the earlier Canary and Developer builds, which were first announced in June.
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.
A developer working on the VLC player team for Windows Phone has revealed that the popular application will be hitting Microsoft's mobile platform very soon as a private beta.
One of the new features that shipped with Windows 8 is the picture password feature. Now that the product has been out for some time, we are curious if this new login method is helpful to you.
Microsoft has delisted a wave of Windows and Windows Phone games it published from the Windows and Windows Phone stores, including several well-received titles such as "Rocket Riot."
Low-cost airline flydubai introduced Windows 8 tablets with integrated passport scanners and printers for its check-in staff, and has so far reduced check-in times to just two minutes per passenger.
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.
Microsoft's upcoming Threshold update will reportedly finally combine its Windows Phone and Windows RT operating systems, which will be used on both smartphones and tablets.
The latest study reveals a strong preference among youths for tablets. The majority of next-generation tech users prefer to game on devices such as iPads and Galaxy's rather than handheld devices.
Barnes & Noble plans to spin off its Nook business into a separate company by early next year, but it may be complicated by Microsoft's investment in the company from 2012.
Allview has become the latest addition to the Windows Phone platform, announcing two new handsets, including the ultra-thin quad-core 4.7-inch Impera i, as well as a low-cost Windows 8.1 tablet.
For a company looking to build a smartphone or tablet app, the fragmented development landscape adds up to a headache: how do you build a mobile app running across more than one of these?
Microsoft is working on the next couple of updates for Windows and rumors from sources who claim to have insider information have hit the web but not everything can be verified so grab some salt.
Next week, Google is expected to announce the Nexus 9, a 9 inch tablet that has some impressive specs like a high resolution 4:3 display and a svelte aluminum 'zero-gap' body.
The Onda V989, powered by an eight-core Allwinner A80T chipset, has scored over 48,000 points in AnTuTu which is about a third more than the Galaxy Note 3 and twice as much as the HTC One.