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Windows 8 | RT Compatible Logo Usage Guidelines released

Microsoft has released a set of guidelines for the use of Windows 8 Compatible and Windows RT Compatible logos. Companies can now display these logos on their product packaging, provided the product has passed certification testing. Apart from packaging, companies […]

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Microsoft opens Windows 8 Upgrade Offer in 140 countries

To prevent interested users, who may be in the process of buying a new laptop, from waiting for the release of Windows 8, Microsoft had some time back announced the availability of Windows 8 Upgrade Offer for customers planning to […]

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Windows 8 Released To Manufacturing

Right on schedule, Windows 8 has been Released To Manufacturing. What this means is that Microsoft has completed the product development and the testing of Windows 8 operating system, and has started handing over its final code to its OEM […]

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Windows 8 GA announced on 26th October 2012

Microsoft today announced the General Availability date of Windows 8. Steven Sinofsky, while speaking at Microsoft’s Annual Sales Meeting said that consumers will be able to buy the new operating system starting October 26th 2012. Earlier, there were signs from […]

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Windows 8 to RTM in August; to be generally available in October

Today at the annual Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto, Canada, Microsoft shared the details about the upcoming Windows Milestones with its partners. The Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller provided details on Windows 8 General Availability.   Windows 8 […]

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Microsoft to launch its own Windows 8 tablet … WinTAB ?

There are reports floating arount that Microsoft may be on the verge of announcing a self-manufactured Windows 8 based tablet, at an event on June 18th, 3.30 PM in Los Angeles. According to TheWrap, Microsoft’s new tablet will run on […]

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Google confirms working on Windows 8 Metro mode version of Chrome

With the release of Windows 8 coming closer day by day, companies are working hard to make their products compatible to Windows 8 Metro UI. Now according to the latest news, Google has confirmed that it is developing a new […]

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Windows 8? Microsoft Wants You To Migrate To Windows 7 For Now!

In its latest whitepaper, Microsoft has urged people to move over and leave Windows XP. Interestingly though, it did not ask people to migrate to Windows 8 and spoke very little  about it. Instead, it wanted people to move over […]

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FAQ: Media Center and DVD playback support in Windows 8

Yesterday as Windows 8 blogged about Windows Media Center in Windows 8,  lots of people had many related questions on DVD playback support , media player and Media center in Windows 8. People had the query that – Why will […]

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Microsoft to release Windows 8 Release Preview or “RC” in June 1st week

At Japan’s Windows 8 Dev Days, Microsoft President Steven Sinofsky announced that the near-final version of Windows 8, called Windows 8 Release Preview will be released in the first week of June 2012. Building Windows 8 tweeted about the same and uploaded a […]

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Windows 8 Store expands to include 33 new markets

Windows 8 users will be aware that the Windows Store is a great place to browse for and download apps for Windows 8. While some apps a free apss, there are even paid apps, ranging from $0.99 to even $999. Microsoft […]

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Windows 8 Drivers and Software for Microsoft Hardware Products

Sometime back, Microsoft released Microsoft Device Center application for Windows 8. The free application allows all mouse and keyboard users to easily personalize and customize their peripherals. Now the software giant has updated its hardware products page to help its […]

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview Event Wrap-up

Many Tablets, Smartphones and Apps got released at MWC 2012 till today. However, the biggest attraction was of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, which happened a few hours ago in Barcelona, Spain. The event was led by three Microsoft executives displaying […]

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Pentagram explains the rationale behind the new Windows 8 logo

Microsoft recently unveiled a new logo for Windows 8, which has received a mixed response. While some have applauded its clean, minimalistic, modern metro look, others have found it too basic and bland. Pentagram the designers of the new Windows […]

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Windows 8 gets a new logo – Its Official!

So it was true … the Windows logo has been redesigned! The re-imagination of Windows 8 is now complete! Nothing has been left unexplored, including the Windows logo! Microsoft today announced that the old familiar and popular Windows flag logo would be […]

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Mozilla to release Metro version of Firefox for Windows 8

Mozilla, the developers of the popular browser, Firefox, revealed today that it will be offering a Metro version of Firefox for Windows 8. The new Firefox for Metro, like all other Windows 8 Metro apps will focus on touch interaction […]

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview Release Date – Feb 29

So, the long wait is over! Windows 8 Beta or Consumer Preview, as Microsoft prefers to call it, will be finally released at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The Mobile World Congress is mainly all about mobile devices, […]

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Move mouse cursor & launch apps with your Eyes in Windows 8 with Tobii

Touching the screen of your tablet to launch apps may soon seem out-dated! Tobii Technology has demonstrated how its Gaze can make it possible for you to control the mouse cursor, launch apps, open links and do more, simply by moving […]

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Nokia Windows 8 tablet, an iPad killer ?

In an interview with French newspaper Les Échos, Paul Amsellem, head of Nokia France, said that the company would have a tablet running Windows 8 in June 2012. And this announcement suddenly led to a lot of rumors. Immediately after […]

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Windows 8 introduces new Services startup type: Start on Demand

Microsoft has made several changes to the way Services run in Windows 8. Windows OS services configured to run all the time are a significant source of ambient memory use. In Windows 8, Microsoft has removed 13 services which used […]

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Download Windows 8 Fact Sheet from Microsoft

Today at its first-ever, developer-focused BUILD conference, Microsoft Corp. showcased a preview of the next major release of Windows, code-named “Windows 8.” The company also offered new tools for developers to help write applications for more than 1 billion people […]

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Microsoft unveils Windows 8 – New features and screenshots

Microsoft has officially taken the wraps of Windows 8 at the BUILD conference and given a detailed preview of things to come. Windows 8 introduces a beautiful new user interface (UI) designed specifically for touch. The company also highlighted several […]