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Windows 8.1 Now Available for Download

Well, Microsoft heard your cries and your old friend, the Start button, is back with Windows 8.1. And this newest version of Windows is now available for download.

Toshiba Introduces Two New Budget Windows 8.1 Tablets at IFA, Starting at $330

Toshiba is taking the opportunity show off two next-gen Windows tablets at IFA 2013 in Berlin.

Daily Deals: $220 Off Asus 21.5″ Touchscreen All-in-One Windows 8 PC

If you're in the market for a new computer and don't have all that much space, you might want to take a look at this all-in-one PC from the fine folks at Asus, because it just so happens to be on sale for $220 off.

Windows 8.1 On Its Way, Will Arrive October 18th

Not a big fan of Windows 8 in its current form? Or simply looking forward to additional features that are expected with Windows 8.1? Well you’ll be happy to know that the date for Windows 8.1 has now been set to October 18th.

Windows 8.1 Screenshots Leaked (Video)

A new leak has brought out screenshots of redesigned Windows 8.1 applications.

Acer Liquid S1 Android phone and Iconia W3 Windows 8 Tablet Unveiled

Acer has shown off their Liquid S1 Android Jelly Bean smartphone and Iconia W3 Windows 8 tablet at this year's Computex event.

Windows 8.1 Will See Start Button Return, But Will It Make A Difference?

Windows 8.1 will also see the return of the Start button, as well as a way to directly boot up each time into the start menu. Will it make any difference?

Windows 8.1 Bringing Back Start Button

New info suggests that Microsoft has plans to bring back the Start button with Windows 8.1, largely due to the strong amount feedback asking for its return.

Cheap Windows 8 Tablets To Take On Android

Intel is promising that the future Windows 8 tablets running the Bay Trail chip will cost as low as $200.
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Windows 8.1 could let PC’s boot directly to desktop

Source code found in Windows 8.1 Blue hints at a new feature to allow users to boot directly to the desktop, as opposed to booting directly into the new UI.

i-Mate Phone Runs On Windows 8 Pro, not Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8? We don't need no stinking Windows Phone 8. The i-Mate Windows Phone runs instead on the power of Windows 8 Pro and an Intel Atom processor.

Staples Offering $75 Off On Any Windows 8 or RT Product

Thinking about getting a Surface RT, Pro or any Windows 8 or RT device? Staples has just the deal for you, offering $75 off Windows 8/RT products.

Dell Latitude 10 Essentials Windows 8 Tablet Announced, Starts at $499

The good news is $500 (or lower) Windows 8 tablets are starting to emerge, giving consumers both a unique Windows Store experience and the ability to run some of their legacy desktop apps. One such device was announced by Dell at CES today, the Latitude 10 Essentials.

Panasonic Unveils 20-inch 4K Windows 8 Tablet at CES

Panasonic is pulling out all the stops to show off something truly stunning, a 20-inch Windows 8 tablet with an impressive 4K display

Asus Transformer AiO is both a Windows 8 All-in-One and Android Tablet

What happens when Windows 8 and Android have a baby? Apparently we get the Asus Transformer AiO

Vizio Announces Windows 8 AMD Tablet

While CES doesn't officially begin until Tuesday, many press announcements and unveils related to the show have already begun. One of this announcements comes from Vizio, who has now announced plans for their first Windows 8 tablet.

Windows 8 Store Surpasses 35,000 Apps in Time for New Years

MetroStore scanner claims that the Windows 8 Store now contains 35,971 apps. This is clearly nowhere near what Google Play and the App Store have. However, the Windows 8 Store started with only 10,000 apps on October 30.
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Windows 8 phone arrives in China with the Nokia Lumia 920T

Despite the huge popularity of domestic Android phones and the iPhone, Nokia is still doing well in China and is looking to grab a larger market share with the launch of the new Lumia 920T.

VLC Turns to Kickstarter to Gather Funds for Windows 8 App

The team behind the VideoLAN VLC media player has officially announced plans to develop a native app for Windows 8. Of course building an app for a new ecosystem isn't free, there is staffing and other expenses to consider. While VLC has traditionally turned to user donations to help fund its endeavors, they are attempting to take this release to the next level by asking for help through a Kickstarter campaign.

Windows Store continues solid growth, Windows 8 and RT now have 13000 apps

While Windows RT and Windows 8 introduce a major push forward for Windows tablets, they still have some hurdles to overcome Microsoft wants to win over more consumers. One of these hurdles is apps. The good news is that Microsoft seems to be growing their Windows Store app library very quickly.

LG Touch 10 Monitor Uses Ten Fingers for Windows 8

If you recently upgraded to Windows 8 and find your lack of touchscreen capabilities frustrating, you might be interested in the LG Touch 10. It's a 23-inch montior with full touchscreen tech. In fact, it is able to support up to ten contact points at the same time.

Official Twitter App Coming to Windows 8 in “the coming months”

The good news is that a Twitter app seems to be on its way.

Lenovo Brings on the Windows 8 Convertibles

Windows 8 is almost here, and with it comes a flood of new devices. One of the biggest changes with Windows 8 is that it could finally bring hybrid devices to the forefront. Up until now, most Windows hybrids have been decent as traditional desktop devices but have been limited when it comes to their touch abilities and the lack of Window 7 applications that work well with touch.

Xbox Music Service Offers Free Streaming to Windows 8 and RT Users

While never particularly popular, Microsoft did offer quite an impressive Zune media player client for Windows-- more impressive than its actual media player. The service allowed for streaming of movies and music, and while it didn't offer quite as much as iTunes it was a rather good service.

Microsoft Sends Out Invites for its Windows 8 and Phone 8 Events

Microsoft's mobile invasion is almost here. The Redmond company has officially released invitations to their Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 media events.

HP ElitePad 900 Windows 8 Tablet is Geared Towards Enterprise Users

While many Windows 8/RT tablets are focusing on the average consumer, HP is releasing the ElitePad 900 for businesses that aren't afraid of the change that is coming with Windows 8 and its new Modern UI (previously called Metro).

AMD partnering with BlueStacks to bring 500,000 Android apps to Windows 8

While anyone can download the standard app for an Intel tablet, AMD is partnering with BlueStacks to create the preloaded AMD AppZone Player.

Lenovo ThinkPad 2 Windows 8 Tablet with Keyboard Priced at $799

What you see here is the Lenovo ThinkPad 2. It's a Windows 8 tablet that will ship with a full QWERTY keyboard, giving you a laptop-like experience when you need it. And it's going to sell for $799.
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Rumor says Nook Running Windows 8 is Coming, Announcement in Late-September?

Ever since Microsoft announced it was investing and buying part of Barnes and Noble's Nook division, rumors have often surfaced about a Nook that runs Windows 8. While the newest rumor isn't anything new, it does give a supposed date for such a Nook/Win 8 tablet.

Nokia’s Lumia 920 Windows 8 Phone Leaked

Earlier today we reported on the leaked HTC 8x, now comes yet another Windows Phone 8 device- this time by Nokia. Windows Phone is far from the leader of the mobile market, but WP8 has recently started to get more and more attention focused on it as of late. When it comes to WP devices, Nokia has certainly emerged as the de facto leader, pushing the WP standard to the highest level possible. The new Nokia Lumia 920 will likely not be any different. We don't know tons about the upcoming phone yet, but we do have a little information about the hardware involved.

Finalized Version of Windows 8 Shipped Off to Manufacturers

With the official launch of Windows 8 scheduled for October 26, Microsoft is giving its OEMs and manufacturers nearly three months to prepare its product releases in time.

EU Anti-Trust Regulators Investigating Windows 8 And RT

It seems that Microsoft has had plenty of complaints stacked against their new move with Windows RT, which only allows Internet Explorer to run in the desktop- enough to prompt a EU investigation.

Android-style Market Flood Set For Windows 8 Tablets

When it comes to Android devices, there are tons of different vendors, power configurations, prices and features. This is both a blessing and a curse for the platform, and something that it seems that Microsoft will be repeating with Windows 8 devices.

AT&T Nokia Lumia 900 Halved to $50 on Contract, No Windows 8

In the case of AT&T, they've decided to cut the price of the Windows Phone 7-powered Nokia Lumia 900 down to a mere $50. That's really cheap, considering the hardware that you're packing.

Windows 8 Metro Apps Can Be Test On iPad

Splashtop has created software called the Win8 Metro Testbed, which is essentially software that allows developers to test out their Windows 8 Metro apps right from their iPads.

Windows 8 Will Support High-End Retina-Style Displays

In the blog post Microsoft's David Washington detailed how Windows 8, which is on its way later this year, will handle a multitude of different equipment and display setups, including the way that Metro will scale itself with different resolutions. At the standard 1366x768, no scaling will be needed but at other resolutions this is going to change in order to make the UI look and work as best as possible. With a 1920x1080 resolution there will be 140% scaling applied and for 2560x1440 resolutions there would even be 180% scaling.

October 2012 Pegged for Windows 8 Official Release

Consumer Preview of Windows 8 went live late last month, but when is Microsoft going to officially launch its successor to Windows 7? Insider reports are pointing toward October of this year and they've got some evidence to back that up.

Windows 8 App Can Remotely Control A Police Car

So you have your new iPad, and you love it. The apps are great and it can do so much – but can it control functions in a police car? Well, apparently Windows 8 can, thanks to a new partnership between Microsoft and public safety solutions firm, Modularis. Microsoft first showed the police car running on the Modularis technology as part of Modularis' Worldwide Public Safety Symposium, where officials gather to discuss public safety and ways to improve the overall state of safety.

Microsoft Unveils Windows 8 Tablet Requirements

The truth is that Vista wasn't that bad if you had the right hardware, unfortunately Microsoft didn't enforce any minimums and so most of us never really saw the 'good side' of Vista (though Windows 7 cured many of these problems). Microsoft isn't repeating any of these mistakes with its Windows 8 tablets, and has already set some specific hardware requirements that all Win8 tablets will have to meet.

Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga: Windows 8 Tablet And Ultrabook In One

We know that many of you out there are interested in some of the Ultrabooks and tablets that have been unveiled at the ongoing CES 2012. But what if you could play with a device that would let you enjoy the best of both worlds? Well, that is what you will be getting with the newly unveiled Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga.

BlueStack Android App Player Coming To Windows 8’s “Metro” UI

While BlueStacks already has its “Android App Player” running on Windows 7 PCs, now they have announced a special Windows 8 version is in the works that will install Android apps directly as tiles on the Metro (mobile/touch) UI.

The Nokia 1 Windows 8 Concept Tablet

After positive attention for the Nokia Tab Windows 8 tablet concept, a similar designed concept device is now being shown off by YrOnimuS under the name Nokia 1.

Windows 8 To Have Picture Gesture Passwords

finger gestures on a sensor screen. On legacy devices, like signing off your purchase, or a receipt, it's similar to a digital signature. But this time, in Windows 8, it's more fun, even if Microsoft Developers' blog puts a lot of serious calculations and figures behind it.

Windows 8 Gets Public Beta And App Store in February 2012

Microsoft has recently announced the availability of the first public beta (apart from this summer's Preview) for their flagship OS, the Windows 8.

Will Windows 8 Appeal To Desktop Users?

IDC research analysts have made 10 predictions for trends in 2012 computing. One such prediction states that Windows 8 may not reach the hands of the traditional PC users, that is, those with the PCs bundled with keyboard, mouse, and all the usual PC hardware.

Windows 8 For ARM Tablets May Lose Traditional Desktop Mode Support

Engadget has collected insider tips that Microsoft might have sacrificed backward compatibility with its "legacy" software (mostly of Windows 7 desktop variety) when shaping the design of Windows 8 for ARM tablets.

Intel: Windows 8 Ultrabooks To Feature Touchscreens Soon

We already know that Windows 8 is going to be a platform that is simultaneously geared toward both tablets and regular PCs, but it has now been confirmed by Intel that you'll effectively being able to get both in one package with touchscreen-enabled Windows 8 ultrabooks.

Video showdown: Windows 8 slate vs. iPad iOS 5

The desktop experience can be much like the tablet experience, which in turn is a blown-up version of what we're getting now with Windows Phone 7. So, how does the Windows 8 slate experience stack up against the iOS5 experience on the iPad?

Video: Windows 8 Optimized for Touch

Yesterday Microsoft unveiled Windows 8 at D9, much like Google's Android tablet optimized Honeycomb, Windows 8 has been built around the use of touch devices, but they assure us it will work equally as well with a mouse and keyboard.
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