Windows 8 archive

  • Microsoft's Times Square store in pictures, we take a walk around
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    Microsoft's Times Square store in pictures, we take a walk around

    By 26 October 2012

    Microsoft launched its latest store in the tourist Mecca of Times Square at 10pm on 25 October. Its mission: to sell the new Surface tablet to as many people as it could find with the cash to spare. Opened by a trio of gigantic scissors, and Steven Sinofsky,...

  • Windows 8 Store will sell adult-rated games in UK, after Microsoft reverses decision
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    Windows 8 Store will sell adult-rated games in UK, after Microsoft reverses decision

    By 26 October 2012

    Games such as Skyrim, Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed and Max Payne will be available to buy through the Windows 8 Store after all, following Microsoft’s decision to relax what content could and couldn’t be sold in the UK.  Previously, Windows App...

  • Windows 8 beginner tips: Where's the Control Panel and more
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    Windows 8 beginner tips: Where's the Control Panel and more

    By 26 October 2012

    Steve Ballmer might have been bouncing about on stage with excitement at the Windows 8 launch, but we know not everything the big B touches is magic. Microsoft has thrown a lot out the Windows (sorry, we had to) with the new operating system, making it...

  • Pocket-lint Podcast #105 - iPad 4, iPad mini, Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface
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    Pocket-lint Podcast #105 - iPad 4, iPad mini, Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface

    By 26 October 2012

    Blimey, in just the space of one week we've seen the launches of the iPad mini, 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, new superthin iMac, new Mac mini, Windows 8, Windows RT and the Microsoft Surface. Apple also pulled a brand new iPad, effectively...

  • Samsung Series 7 AIO 23 pictures and hands-on
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    Samsung Series 7 AIO 23 pictures and hands-on

    By 25 October 2012

    Oddly, the most interesting Windows 8 machines at the launch event weren't the laptops, but the all-in-one PCs. Consistently large crowds gathered to look at these machines, and we can see why. Massive screens with bright colours really suit Windows 8,...

  • Lenovo ThinkPad Twist pictures and hands-on
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    Lenovo ThinkPad Twist pictures and hands-on

    By 25 October 2012

    Sitting in the business class of computers, the Twist offers a powerful Windows 8 laptop, with a twisting screen that allows it to become a tablet - albeit rather a chunky and functional-looking device. While it lacks the funky Dell screen which flips...

  • Windows 8: All the information you'll need
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    Windows 8: All the information you'll need

    By 25 October 2012

    The age of Windows 8 has dawned. It’s time to get to grips with a rather different PC operating system and there’s quite a lot to consider. It might be that you need some Windows 8 help; a glance at the best Windows 8 laptops, tablets and hybrid machines;...

  • Netflix for Windows 8 pictures and hands-on
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    Netflix for Windows 8 pictures and hands-on

    By 25 October 2012

    So far, most of the apps that come with, or can be downloaded, for Windows 8 have left us cold. “People” is awful, and most of the third-party apps are basic and uninspiring. But today at the Windows 8 launch in New York, we’ve seen the newly released...

  • Microsoft launches Windows 8... with no surprises
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    Microsoft launches Windows 8... with no surprises

    By 25 October 2012

    Microsoft has officially launched the latest version of its PC operating system, Windows 8. At its dedicated event in New York, where Pocket-lint was in attendance, the company lifted the lid on both the desktop and laptop versions of the software and...

  • Microsoft: It's not the number of apps, it's what you do with them
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    Microsoft: It's not the number of apps, it's what you do with them

    By 25 October 2012

    Microsoft is not interested in having the largest number of apps in its store, it told Pocket-lint yesterday. It wants high-quality software that's of genuine use to its customers. But then it went on to announce that Windows 8 will have the largest number...

  • Windows 8 app rush begins with ESPNcricinfo
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    Windows 8 app rush begins with ESPNcricinfo

    By 25 October 2012

    ESPNcricinfo is leading the charge of the Windows 8 apps we’re expecting to see when the latest Microsoft OS goes official at 11.15am New York time on 25 October. All the versions of the new Windows software come topped with the Modern UI tile system...

  • Best Windows RT tablets
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    Best Windows RT tablets

    By 24 October 2012

    Windows RT tablets are the must-have device for those looking to get some portable entertainment fun out of the latest software launch from Microsoft. While Windows 8 brings the full-fat, desktop, in-depth computing experience for laptops and the like,...

  • Best Windows 8 all-in-ones
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    Best Windows 8 all-in-ones

    By 23 October 2012

    The all-in-one is like a PC equivalent of a toasted cheese sandwich: get the filling right and the whole package will taste good. Windows 8 goes one further, like adding a slice of ham just before you slam it in the sandwich toaster. So what are the best...

  • Bill Gates talks Windows 8, Surface and Windows Phone 8 (video)
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    Bill Gates talks Windows 8, Surface and Windows Phone 8 (video)

    By 23 October 2012

    Since announcing Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 back in June, Microsoft has steadily kept its foot on the PR gas. However, while the likes of Steve Ballmer have been shouting from the rooftops, Bill Gates, Microsoft’s CEO,  has remained relatively...

  • Brit Spotify rival Rara.com goes Windows 8 and iOS
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    Brit Spotify rival Rara.com goes Windows 8 and iOS

    By 23 October 2012

    Music streaming service Rara.com is increasing its presence by launching iOS and Windows 8 apps, as well as updating its Android and web offerings. Rara.com, a UK rival to Spotify, has also expanded its service to 27 countries, while select Lenovo Windows...

  • LG shows off Windows 8 sliding tablet and 24-inch all-in-one PC
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    LG shows off Windows 8 sliding tablet and 24-inch all-in-one PC

    By 22 October 2012

    A tablet that features a slide-out keyboard and a PC that sports a 24-inch touch display have been demoed by LG as part of the Korean manufacturer’s foray into the world of Windows 8. The LG H160 is something of a hybrid device, at first appearing to...

  • Londoners get to try and buy Windows 8 first at Currys & PC World
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    Londoners get to try and buy Windows 8 first at Currys & PC World

    By 22 October 2012

    London's Tottenham Court Road branch of Currys & PC World will be the first in the UK to sell Windows 8 on its launch day this Friday, 26 October. The shop will open at one minute past midnight and offer a number of other incentives to lure PC fans into...

  • Fujitsu Windows 8 PC uses eye movement for hands-free navigation
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    Fujitsu Windows 8 PC uses eye movement for hands-free navigation

    By 19 October 2012

    Fujitsu has unveiled a Windows 8 PC that can be navigated using the movement of your eyes. With so many Windows 8 laptops, tablets and PCs being revealed ahead of the 26 October launch, it’s becoming increasingly important for manufacturers to have...

  • Best Windows 8 accessories
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    Best Windows 8 accessories

    By 19 October 2012

    Windows 8 is ready to go for your computing experience but are you ready for Windows 8? Sure, you might have a laptop of AIO that can handle it. By Jiminy, you may even be heading down to the shops to buy a new machine specially for it but, either way,...

  • Microsoft posts disappointing financial results ahead of Windows 8 launch
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    Microsoft posts disappointing financial results ahead of Windows 8 launch

    By 19 October 2012

    Microsoft has published its financial results for the first fiscal quarter of 2013, posting a revenue of $16.01 billion (£9.96 billion). The figures mean the company has seen an 8 per cent fall from the same period last year, and falls below the $16.42...

  • Windows 8: Which edition is for me?
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    Windows 8: Which edition is for me?

    By 18 October 2012

    Windows 8 is due to launch on 26 October in several different flavours, each offering something different. Confusingly, there is a tablet-only version, in the form of Windows RT, and then multiple forms of Windows 8, which is tablet and desktop compatible....

  • How do I upgrade to Windows 8?
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    How do I upgrade to Windows 8?

    By 17 October 2012

    After a lengthy wait, the time has finally come for the world to get its hands on Windows 8. Not everyone is going to be installing it clean on a brand new PC, though. A lot of people will be looking to upgrade. So how do you upgrade to Windows 8? For...

  • Microsoft Surface priced at $499 for 32GB model as TV blitz starts
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    Microsoft Surface priced at $499 for 32GB model as TV blitz starts

    By 16 October 2012

    Microsoft has finally priced the Microsoft Surface RT... in the US, at least. The new Windows RT tablet will cost $499 for the 32GB model, although you won't get the Touch Cover keyboard unless you pay a further $100. At the top of the pile sits a 64GB...

  • Samsung finalises its Windows 8 line-up complete with US pricing
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    Samsung finalises its Windows 8 line-up complete with US pricing

    By 16 October 2012

    Samsung has put the finishing touches to its Windows 8 line-up, revealing pricing details ahead of the operating system’s debut on 26 October.  The range of Windows 8 products includes laptops, PCs and, of course, Samsung’s tablet devices with their...

  • Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 comes with dedicated Windows 8 buttons
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    Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 comes with dedicated Windows 8 buttons

    By 15 October 2012

    With the imminent arrival of Windows 8, Logitech has unveiled a Bluetooth keyboard that is optimised for Microsoft’s new operating system, complete with shortcut keys.  The Logitech Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810 actually works with Apple’s...