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BBC forces removal of unofficial BBC News app for Windows

BBC forces removal of unofficial BBC News app for Windows

By 29 March 2013

Microsoft employee Lawrence Gripper's third-party BBC app for Windows has been forced to be removed from the Windows stores, following legal pressure.  Gripper's BBC News app is available for Windows Phone and Windows 8, serving half a million people... >>

Windows 8 hardware specification change suggests 7-inch tablets planned

Windows 8 hardware specification change suggests 7-inch tablets planned

By 29 March 2013

A tweak to the Windows 8 hardware certification guidelines suggests that 7-inch WP8 tablets could be just around the corner. This would mean Microsoft is hoping to take on the world of affordable tablets, like the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD. The hardware... >>

Windows Blue will bring Start Screen sync between PCs

Windows Blue will bring Start Screen sync between PCs

By 27 March 2013

Microsoft's Windows Blue update for Windows 8, due out later this year, will add the much-needed feature of being able to sync the Start Screen between different PCs. Syncing will also go a step further with tabs for Internet Explorer 11.  The new syncing... >>

Microsoft confirms Blue update will go by another name

Microsoft confirms Blue update will go by another name

By 27 March 2013

Microsoft has confirmed in a blog post that an update to Windows 8 is coming, as we suspected, but won't be released under the Blue nomenclature.  Frank Shaw, VP of corporate communications at Microsoft, said in a blog post that the update plans are... >>

Microsoft updates Mail, Calendar and People apps for Windows 8

Microsoft updates Mail, Calendar and People apps for Windows 8

By 25 March 2013

Microsoft has announced updates for its Mail, Calendar and People apps, available on Windows 8 (and Windows RT). The updates will be available tomorrow and can be installed by clicking the "Updates" button in the corner of the Windows Store.  The pinacle... >>

Windows Blue build leaks online with resizable tiles, app multi-tasking, more

Windows Blue build leaks online with resizable tiles, app multi-tasking, more

By 24 March 2013

An early build of Windows Blue - the next major update to Windows 8 due out later this year - has leaked online with several changes and improvements. The build that was leaked is from France in the form of a 32-bit edition as a 2.63GB ISO. Reports have... >>

Microsoft Windows Blue demo details new update features (video)

Microsoft Windows Blue demo details new update features (video)

By 21 March 2013

The rumoured Windows 8 update codenamed Blue has all but been confirmed in a leaked video. Designed to show updates to the Fresh Paint app for Windows Blue, Microsoft's chief technical strategy officer Eric Rudder talks about Blue and his plans for it.... >>

Ubi: The new Windows 8 Kinect app turns any surface touchscreen

Ubi: The new Windows 8 Kinect app turns any surface touchscreen

By 20 March 2013

A new technology that will turn any surface into a touchscreen with the help of a PC, a projector and Microsoft Kinect has come out of beta and up for pre-order. Created by Ubi Interactive and a part of Microsoft's Kinect accelerator programme, the new... >>

Windows 8 Twitter app goes live

Windows 8 Twitter app goes live

By 14 March 2013

Windows 8 has just got itself a proper official Twitter app. The app, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store, has all the usual Twitter functionality plus a few extra twists. Unique to the Twitter app are some modern UI treatments - namely, it... >>

Twitter launches native Windows 8 and Windows RT app

Twitter launches native Windows 8 and Windows RT app

By 14 March 2013

Following a promise last October, Twitter has announced the availability of a native Windows 8 and Windows RT app. The app doesn't offer any huge features that aren't available on other platforms, featuring the obligatory Home, Connect, Discover and Me... >>