Latest Windows 8 news.

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China forbids Windows 8 use on government computers

China’s decision to forbid the use of Windows 8 OS on government computers to minimize security-related risk has grabbed eyeballs. The decision, many believe, was motivated by the US indictment of five Chinese military officers for alleged cyber-espionage of six […]

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Fix for crashing Antivirus software on Windows 8 / 7 released

If you have been noticing that at times your antivirus software has been crashing on Windows, you might to download and apply this hotfix. Microsoft has just released a hotfix to fix crashing Antivirus software on Windows. Antivirus software crashing […]

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Microsoft finally gets a patent for the Windows 8 UI

Amid much speculation and criticism, it won’t be wrong to say that Windows 8 has bought in major improvements in the operating system’s platform, security enhancements and better support for touch screen devices. The new user interface of Windows 8 […]

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Windows 8 and 8.1 gain users, now run over 10% OS market share

As we had expected, Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 8.1 has started gaining momentum. The OS with Windows 8 now for the first time account for over 10% of all the desktop running in the world. The decade old operating […]

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Preview of Firefox Aurora Optimized for Windows 8 Tablets released

After a prolong postponement, Firefox Aurora optimized for Windows 8 tablets is finally available for preview. Mozilla yesterday announced the Aurora update for Firefox. This update was designed particularly for the modern interface and Metro UI of Windows 8. Firefox […]

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Twitter for Windows 8 updated, supports Multiple accounts, Lists

The Twitter app for Windows 8 has just been updated. Apart from bug fixes, it has some improvements too such as it now supports multiple accounts and lists. This was a much requested feature and users must now be glad […]

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Microsoft launches Maori Version of Office 2013 and Windows 8

Microsoft launched Maori versions of its popular software as a gift for New Zealand’s native people. Windows 8, Outlook, Office 2013 and Internet Explorer 10 are now available in New Zealand’s Maori language. Company’s spokesperson said that the Maori versions […]

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Windows 8 Store apps count crosses 100,000

Windows Store, the only source of Windows 8 apps has now set a record of passing 100,000 apps mark. It was just around a week before when Microsoft acclaimed that Windows Store will reach the 100K apps mark soon during […]

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Windows 8.1 could boost Windows 8 adoption, believes Gartner

After Microsoft unveiled Windows 8 last year the newly introduced user experience was criticized and many came away unimpressed.  A handful of critics complained about the lack of help or cues for the new user experience (lack of Start button). […]

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Endless Skater App for Windows 8 released

The software manufacturer –Microsoft has officially released a new and exciting game for all the Windows’ games lovers. Endless Skater for Windows 8 can be run on a Windows PC, Desktop or tablets running windows RT. Endless Skater for Windows […]

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Skype launches free video messaging for Windows 8 users

If you love recording videos, now  it’s time that you share them as well. And what’s better than sharing it through your Skype account. Yes! Video messaging has come to Skype. With Skype video messaging you can now share your […]

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Microsoft updates Windows 8 Games Minesweeper, MahJong and Solitaire

Microsoft today rolled out the minor updates for three of its most popular games. Microsoft Mahjong apps, Minesweeper and Solitaire. The updated games are now available in the Windows Store. The changelog for these three Windows games features a few […]

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Windows 8 overtakes Windows Vista; Windows 7 still on top

Microsoft’s latest operating system Windows 8 has slowly gained the ground and finally over-took Windows Vista in terms of market share. It has surpassed Windows Vista and has become the fourth most popular operating system variant in the world after […]

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Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Preview Upgrade Policy revealed

With the release of the Windows 8.1 preview being around the corner, Microsoft has decided to go public about how the Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 Preview upgrade will work.  Microsoft Senior Product Marketing Manager Michael Niehaus, during a TechEd session […]

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Halo Spartan Assault for Windows 8 PCs & Tablets unveiled

Good news for the gaming lovers; especially for the fans of Halo game series! Microsoft and the makers of Halo, 343 Industries, have unveiled the new game entry to Halo series, named as Halo: Spartan Assault. The game will debut […]

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Windows 8? Customers are just upgrading to Windows 7, says Dell !

This might come as news but in a surprise revelation, Dell stated that corporate customers are right now upgrading to Windows 7. And Windows 8? Well it still is a far cry, says Dell! During its Earnings Conference call, Brian […]

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Updated Bing Weather App for Windows 8 gets a dynamic map

A few days back Apps for Windows 8, that is News, Finance, Weather, Sports, Maps and Travel were refreshed and were rolled out a significant set of updates across the apps except the Bing Weather app. Today the Bing Weather […]

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Platform update for Windows Defender in Windows 8 introduces new functionality

Microsoft has released an update for Windows Defender in Windows 8 and Windows RT, that adds new improved features to the anti-malware platform. This security update which also resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Microsoft Antimalware Client. Windows Defender is the […]

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Microsoft announces availability of Windows Embedded 8 Industry

Having just announced the release of Windows Embedded 8 platform, Microsoft is all geared up to launch another member from the Windows Embedded family, Windows Embedded 8 Industry, today.           Windows Embedded 8 Industry After the availability of Windows Embedded […]

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Vizio launches new premium Windows 8 PC’s

Californian company VIZIO today announced the availability and pricing of its spring 2013 lineup of high performance Windows 8 PCs. Equipped with 10-finger capacitive touch, these new Windows 8 PCs are supported with rich audio and brilliant picture quality. Selected […]

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Microsoft announces General Availability of Windows Embedded 8

Microsoft recently announced the general availability of Windows Embedded 8, extending Windows 8 technologies to a broader industrial interface and more edge devices. Windows Embedded 8 helps enterprises build up a solid platform to capture, analyze and act on valuable […]

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Official Twitter client for Windows 8 released

After a long wait, Twitter has finally released its official app for Windows 8 today. This was announced on Windows Blog as well as the Twitter blog. There were already some Windows 8 Twitter Client apps like Tweetro, MetroTwit, etc available, but this […]

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Submit your Windows 8 story to Microsoft and win $50000 in prizes

After four months of launching its latest operating system Windows 8, Microsoft has now come up with a video contest for Windows 8 users to share their personal story of how Windows 8 has impacted their lives. The contest winner […]