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Windows 9 Threshold rumour round-up: What’s Microsoft planning for its next major OS release?

Windows 9 Threshold rumour round-up: What’s Microsoft planning for its next major OS release?

By 8 hours ago

Windows 8.1 launched to the general public in October, but that doesn't mean Microsoft's Windows team immediately went on holiday. On the contrary, it started working on the next major OS release. According to the latest batch of reports and leaks, the... >>

Microsoft to update Windows 8 every month, with new features and tweaks

Microsoft to update Windows 8 every month, with new features and tweaks

By 9 August 2014

Instead of issuing major Windows 8 updates every few months or years, like the Windows 8.1 Update that debuted in April, Microsoft has announced it will adopt a more frequent update schedule going forward. Microsoft already has a regular monthly update... >>

Toshiba Encore 2 8- and 10.1-inch tablets offer Windows 8.1 at a budget price

Toshiba Encore 2 8- and 10.1-inch tablets offer Windows 8.1 at a budget price

By 27 May 2014

Toshiba has lifted the lid a couple of Windows 8.1 tablet devices that won't break the bank. The Toshiba Encore 2 range comes in two different screen sizes, 8- and 10.1-inch, with 1280 x 800 resolutions. They are powered by Intel Atom processors, have... >>

A week in reviews: 12 - 16 May

A week in reviews: 12 - 16 May

By 17 May 2014

This week smartphones are the big news. In addition to our full review of the affordable and often brilliant Huawei Ascend P7, we've seen the new budget Motorola Moto E and small-scale HTC One mini 2 announced too. We've also been driving in sunny Portugal... >>

Toshiba Encore review
3.5 out of 5

Toshiba Encore review

By 15 May 2014

The 8-inch tablet market is full of a raft of devices to choose from, many of which double-up as laptop alternatives with keyboard dock and stylus inputs. Not so the Toshiba Encore, a full Windows 8.1 device that is just that; no additional bells and... >>

Windows 8.1 Update: What's new

Windows 8.1 Update: What's new

By 8 April 2014

The Windows 8.1 Update was released on 8 April. The first update to Windows 8.1 brings a number of changes and new features to enjoy, but also get used to. Your operating system has changed after that first reboot, but what is new, what do you get, and... >>

Windows 8.1 Update available now, here's how to update your computer

Windows 8.1 Update available now, here's how to update your computer

By 8 April 2014

The Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update was released 8 April, bringing with it a host of new features for Windows 8.1 users. Better task switching and a more keyboard friendly Start Screen are just two. The update is free and available to anyone running Windows... >>

Microsoft teases Kinect 2 sensor for Windows, 'getting closer and closer to launch'

Microsoft teases Kinect 2 sensor for Windows, 'getting closer and closer to launch'

By 28 March 2014

Microsoft has officially unveiled the second-generation Kinect sensor that will be made available to Windows PC gamers. In a blog post on the Kinect blog on Thursday, the Redmond-based company showed a picture of the Kinect for Windows v2 and offered... >>

Still using Windows XP? Microsoft begins $100 deal to get you on Windows 8.1

Still using Windows XP? Microsoft begins $100 deal to get you on Windows 8.1

By 22 March 2014

Microsoft has begun a promotion to give Windows XP users $100 towards a Surface or Windows 8.1 machine that's priced over $599, as support for the older software begins to wind down. The deal, available through the Microsoft Store in the US, will run... >>

Firefox for Windows 8 Metro isn't happening now due to low interest, says Mozilla

Firefox for Windows 8 Metro isn't happening now due to low interest, says Mozilla

By 14 March 2014

After two years of development, Mozilla has announced it will not release a Metro-fied version of Firefox for Windows 8. The Firefox for Metro team has been building, testing, and refining a Firefox product for Windows 8 since 2012, but it has decided... >>