Windows 8 archive

  • Toshiba, Acer and Asus ready to unveil Windows 8 tablets
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    Toshiba, Acer and Asus ready to unveil Windows 8 tablets

    By 1 June 2012

    Windows 8 will be seen running on Acer, Toshiba and Asus tablets for the first time this month at the Computex show in Taipei.  Fresh off the back of Microsoft making its Windows 8 Release Preview available to download, the three manufacturers will use...

  • Windows 8 upgrade will start from just £10
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    Windows 8 upgrade will start from just £10

    By 31 May 2012

    Microsoft will offer its next operating system update, Windows 8, from just £10 to customers who buy a new PC from 2 June. "Beginning June 2, 2012, Microsoft will roll out the Windows Upgrade Offer in 131 markets, including the US and Canada," the company...

  • Windows 8 Release Preview now ready to download
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    Windows 8 Release Preview now ready to download

    By 31 May 2012

    Microsoft has released the latest preview version of its Windows 8 operating system - Windows 8 Release Preview. The new offering, which Microsoft says is still a work in progress, builds on the preview released to the public in February, albeit a more...

  • Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview: download or not?
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    Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview: download or not?

    By 31 May 2012

    The Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview download presents a simple choice for the tech enthusiast of the PC persuasion: should you install it or not? Well, first, it’s probably a good idea to know what a release preview build is. So far, Microsoft has...

  • Windows 8 Release Preview expected today - thanks to Microsoft blog slip-up
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    Windows 8 Release Preview expected today - thanks to Microsoft blog slip-up

    By 31 May 2012

    Microsoft has inadvertently spilled the beans on when its Windows 8 Release Build is expected to hit, and it's today (31 May). A blog posting heralding its arrival, by Chuck Chan, corporate vice-president of the Windows Development Team,  was accidentally...

  • Microsoft: Xbox will go beyond the box, become hub of all entertainment for everything
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    Microsoft: Xbox will go beyond the box, become hub of all entertainment for everything

    By 29 May 2012

    Microsoft has said that it plans to make the Xbox 360 the heart of its entertainment offering across all platforms moving forward. In a blog post ahead of Microsoft's annual press briefing at the E3 gaming conference on Monday, Yusuf Mehdi
, chief...

  • Dell Windows 8 tablet specs revealed
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    Dell Windows 8 tablet specs revealed

    By 25 May 2012

    Dell’s first Windows 8 tablet will be called the Dell Latitude 10 and will house a 10.1-inch display, according to specs leaked on to the internet. Dell has been quite open about its plans to produce Windows 8 devices, but until now how those plans...

  • 80-inch Windows 8 tablet already exists - in Microsoft CEO's office
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    80-inch Windows 8 tablet already exists - in Microsoft CEO's office

    By 25 May 2012

    An 80-inch touchscreen Windows 8 tablet already hangs on the wall of Microsoft CEO’s Steve Ballmer - and it could soon be made available to the public. This is according to Frank Shaw, Microsoft vice-president, talking to Nate Lanxon, editor of Wired.co.uk,...

  • Microsoft: Windows 8 will be the rebirth of MS Windows
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    Microsoft: Windows 8 will be the rebirth of MS Windows

    By 23 May 2012

    Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says there could potentially be 500 million users of the software giant's forthcoming operating system, Windows 8, by the end of 2013 as that's the number of Windows 7 devices that could be upgraded. He has also revealed that...

  • No DVD playback for Windows 8
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    No DVD playback for Windows 8

    By 4 May 2012

    The only way to watch DVDs on Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 8, will be through purchasing Media Center or other third-party software. The absence of any native DVD player was announced on Microsoft’s official Building Windows 8 blog, which...

  • Windows Live is dead: Long live Microsoft account
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    Windows Live is dead: Long live Microsoft account

    By 2 May 2012

    Microsoft is making a lot of noise about its cloud services in the run up to the launch of Windows 8. Today the computing giant announced a change it will be rolling out over the next few months in branding for its cloud services.  Windows Live and your...

  • Microsoft on SkyDrive: 'There is a tonne more to come'
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    Microsoft on SkyDrive: 'There is a tonne more to come'

    By 2 May 2012

    Dark clouds hang in the sky as we take the escalator into the heart of Microsoft’s London HQ. It’s been unseasonably rainy, even for the British spring, but we’ve a date set to talk about an entirely different kind of cloud. With eyes on the future,...

  • Windows 8 release preview arriving in early June
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    Windows 8 release preview arriving in early June

    By 24 April 2012

    A release preview of Windows 8 will arrive in the first week of June, Microsoft has confirmed. The news was announced by Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft President, at Japan’s Windows 8 Dev Days event before posting it on @BuildWindows8 twitter feed. The...

  • Intel Cove Point Windows 8 ultrabook-tablet hybrid shows us future of computing
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    Intel Cove Point Windows 8 ultrabook-tablet hybrid shows us future of computing

    By 18 April 2012

    Intel has shown off a Windows 8 ultrabook-tablet hybrid at its Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in Beijing, demonstrating  what the Ultrabooks of tomorrow will be capable of. Looking like the Asus Eee Slider, the new laptop-come-tablet will be capable of...

  • Windows 8 to be called, err, Windows 8
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    Windows 8 to be called, err, Windows 8

    By 17 April 2012

    Microsoft has confirmed that the next version of Windows 8 will be called - wait for it - Windows 8. That's right, instead of something catchier like Windows XP, Windows ME, or even Windows Vista, the Redmond-based company is sticking with the Windows...

  • Dell ceases to sell smartphones in the US
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    Dell ceases to sell smartphones in the US

    By 30 March 2012

    Dell is no longer selling smartphones in the US, as the company re-evaluates its position in the market. Reports say the manufacturer plans to turn its attention to more emerging markets and products that bring in more capital. We interpret that as being...

  • First Look: Windows 8 tablet review
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    First Look: Windows 8 tablet review

    By 21 March 2012

    Windows 8 is dividing opinion. Some love the fresh new look, others find the two interface system a drag. But Windows 8 is all about touchscreen devices, and with that in mind, Intel is promising touch Ultrabooks this year and there are several touchscreen...

  • Windows 8: Ideal for Mac users
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    Windows 8: Ideal for Mac users

    By 16 March 2012

    I am not a Luddite, not at all, but when I look at Windows 8 I feel a sense of dread. And I feel that way because I think the company is about to make the biggest mistake of its history. I think Windows 8 could be a bigger problem for Microsoft than Windows...

  • Lenovo joins Asus for Windows 8 tablet expected launch in October
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    Lenovo joins Asus for Windows 8 tablet expected launch in October

    By 16 March 2012

    The word on the street (that street being The Verge on the internet, so not a real street at all) is that Lenovo is going to beat the big guns to the Windows 8 tablet punch and be the first manufacturer to market with one. While Dell has promised to be...

  • Nokia design chief confirms tablet development
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    Nokia design chief confirms tablet development

    By 15 March 2012

    Earlier this week we told you how Nokia, according to Digitimes at least, is readying a 10-inch tablet that will come rocking with Microsoft's new touch-friendly OS, Windows 8. And now, speaking to Finnish magazine Kauppalehti Optio, Nokia design chief...

  • Chrome for Windows 8 in the works
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    Chrome for Windows 8 in the works

    By 13 March 2012

    Just a couple of days or so after Mozilla confirmed that it will be launching a version of Firefox that is compatible with the Windows 8 Metro platform, Google has said that it too will be providing an internet Explorer alternative with a Metro version...

  • Nokia Windows 8 tablet touted for 2012
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    Nokia Windows 8 tablet touted for 2012

    By 12 March 2012

    Nokia, according to Digitimes at least, is readying a 10-inch tablet that will come rocking with Microsoft's new touch-friendly OS, Windows 8. Packing a "dual-core platform" from Qualcomm (so presumably the S4) the Nokia tablet could land "in the fourth...

  • Toshiba to launch more tablets in 2012... boasting different operating systems and screen sizes
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    Toshiba to launch more tablets in 2012... boasting different operating systems and screen sizes

    By 7 March 2012

    With the AT200 now successfully launched through Carphone Warehouse in the UK, Toshiba is looking to expand its tablet range with several new devices launches this year. It showed two concept tablets at its Toshiba 2012 Summit in Hertfordshire, but these...

  • First Look: Windows 8 Consumer Preview
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    First Look: Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    By 2 March 2012

    The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is here, allowing you to have a play with some to the new features before the final version of Windows 8 arrives later in the year. As with Windows 7, Microsoft has allowed users interested and keen to review the new OS...

  • Nokia: A tablet would be good for us
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    Nokia: A tablet would be good for us

    By 2 March 2012

    Nokia has told Pocket-lint that a tablet would be good for the company, highlighting the fact that it would sit nicely among its current product line-up. But the company's keen to emphasise that it has no plans to launch one just yet. Speaking during...