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Microsoft stops sales of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 to all OEMs

After having mentioned October 31, 2016 as the final date for issuing out Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 licenses to all OEMs, Microsoft has officially ended all sales for these 2 licenses to their vendors, including Dell, HP and […]

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Microsoft stops selling Windows 8 and 8.1 Pro Pack and Media Pack

If you are looking for an upgrade from Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 Home to Pro versions, you unluckily are late now. As announced earlier, Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 8 and 8.1 Pro Pack and Media Pack as of […]

iBall launches world’s most economical Windows tablet for Rs 4999

Indian electronic manufacturer iBall on Tuesday launched a new tablet iBall Slide i701 in collaboration with Intel and Microsoft. This latest tablet running Windows 8.1 is said to be the world’s most economical Windows tablet and is priced at an […]

British Army employs Kinect and Windows 8.1 to fight Ebola

The hype of Ebola has died down it seems as news media is now talking again about terrorism and cops fighting innocent men. However, the danger is still there and the danger is big because Ebola spreads through contact of […]

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Windows 8.1 OEM pricing revealed

The recent document that is being published on the Microsoft OEM’s Partner Center site has revealed how much Microsoft is charging its PC maker partners for Windows 8.1 Intel based tablets. The pricing model for Windows 10 has not been […]

Swipe Ultimate Tab 3G launched with Windows 8.1

The successor of Swipe Ultimate Tab has just been launched. Pune (India) based Swipe Technologies recently launched their Windows 8.1 based tab Swipe Ultimate Tab 3G. Intel Processor-powered Swipe Ultimate Tab 3G  is said to be an updated version of its […]

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Microsoft chides Google for publishing Windows 8.1 security vulnerability

Disclosure of vulnerability is not only important but also sensitive. When dealing with vulnerability disclosures, security researchers and software companies need to act together and work cohesively as a single unit so that customer’s benefits could be guarded. From past […]


Intel Compute Stick puts Windows 8.1 on a stick

In the ongoing CES 2015 event in Las Vegas, Intel quietly announced Intel Compute Stick. Just like Google’s Chromecast and Amazon’s Fire, it is a HDMI stick that comes installed with the Windows 8.1 with Bing OS, which is designed […]

E FUN announces a 10.1 inch Windows 8.1 tablet for $179

A new Intel-powered Windows 8.1 tablet with a detachable keyboard will soon be available at Walmart Stores at just $179. An official blog post by Windows Blogs today announced that E FUN, the the fifth largest tablet supplier in the […]

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Download Windows 8.1 August Update now

Windows 8.1 August Update is now available for download from the Microsoft Download Center. Your Windows Updates may not be offering this update yet, as it is being gradually rolled out. So if you do not want to wait, you […]

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New features in August Update for Windows 8.1 announced

Microsoft has announced the list of new features that it proposes to add to Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 R2, bundled together and referred to as the August Update, to add new features, enhancements and improvements to the operating […]

Windows 8.1 Optional Update adds new OneDrive features

In the recent Patch Tuesday updates, there were a lot of security and other updates for Windows 8.1 and Office in important categories. But along with this, there was an optional update for Windows 8.1 This optional update is named  […]


Microsoft announces Windows 8.1 with Bing, a new edition of Windows

Today generally many smaller devices like tablets running Windows have a higher price point, since the cost of the OS is high – although some economical versions of the devices are available too. Earlier, we were told that Windows will be free for […]

Windows Store Refreshed for Windows 8.1

Windows users having Windows 8.1 Update installed on their machines or devices are qualified to get Windows Store Refresh, beginning from today in Windows Update. Why a refresh now? For once, you will agree, although Windows Store has a healthy […]

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Microsoft extends deadline to install Windows 8.1 Update by 1 month

Microsoft had made it clear that with effect from Patch Tuesday in May 2014, if Windows 8.1 Update was not installed on your computer, future Windows Updates would not be offered to your computer. But Microsoft has now announced that […]

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Bing Smart Search in Windows 8.1 gets smarter

Bing Smart Search in Windows 8.1 has just got smarter after Microsoft announced yesterday that it is rolling out a series of improvements that allows Windows 8.1 users experience a better way to search and arrive at the results very […]

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Troubleshooter updated to fix Windows Update 10×80070002, 0x80070003 errors

Microsoft appears to have updated Windows Update Troubleshooter to fix Windows Update 0x80070002 and 0x80070003 errors in Windows 8.1.  Yesterday, Microsoft updated its Knowledge Base article to explain that Windows Update may still again offer you the Windows Update KB2919355 […]

Microsoft suspends distribution of Windows 8.1 Update to WSUS servers

Microsoft has suspended distribution of the Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355) to some enterprise customers after a bug was discovered that could  cause some systems updated with the KB2919355 update, to stop scanning against Windows Server Update Services 3.0 Service Pack […]

Windows 8.1 to get the Start Menu and more, soon!

Microsoft looks set to follow the path it abandoned in the past with the introduction of Windows 8. The company unveiled its plans to re-introduce the Start Menu in Windows, as per the announcement made at the annual BUILD developer conference. […]

Windows will be FREE for OEM devices with 9 inch or less, screen size

Microsoft has announced it would be making the Windows operating system available free of cost to smart phones and tablet manufacturers that build products with screen size smaller than 9 inches. Windows will be free for small devices Until now, […]

Windows Phone 8.0 is upgradeable to Windows Phone 8.1, confirms Microsoft

Windows Phone 8.0, the most popular and current version of the said mobile OS is upgradable to Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft has confirmed. In an interview to ComputerWorld, the director of Windows Phone public relation at Microsoft confirmed that Windows […]

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 […]

Age My Face app for Windows 8.1 lets you see your future self

Have you ever wondered what you will look like, when you grow old? Don’t worry, there is an app on Windows Store that is now available, which will help you do just that. Popular software firm, PurplePenguin has brought its top-chart […]

Windows 8.1 Preview License to expire in Jan 2014

If you are running the Preview version of Windows 8.1, and are looking for the Windows 8.1 Preview expiration date, it’s time you take some decisions as the license of the said OS is expiring in January 2014. Depending on how […]

OneNote for Windows gets OCR feature to let you scan images for text

One of the most popular Microsoft product, OneNote received another major update recently. The update integrates OneNote app with Windows 8.1 to use Share Charm and other features of Microsoft’s latest OS enhance and uplift the general functionality of this […]

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) 2013 R2 now supports Windows 8.1

Microsoft Desktop Optimization Package (MDOP) is a suite of technologies available to Software Assurance customers that helps administrators manage, control and deploy client software. The suite employs six technologies to improve desktop management, including application virtualization, asset management and more. […]