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Microsoft details new Spring Windows 8.1 Update

Microsoft details new Spring Windows 8.1 Update

By 23 February 2014

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 8.1 will be getting a spring update that tweaks the User Interface and adds a number of new features. Announced at MWC by Joe Belfiore, the new update will focus on enhancing the experience for keyboard and mice users... >>

Windows 8 surpassed 200 million license sales, says Microsoft

Windows 8 surpassed 200 million license sales, says Microsoft

By 13 February 2014

Microsoft's Windows 8 software has surpassed 200 million licenses sold, it's been confirmed to Pocket-lint. Speaking at a Goldman Sachs technology conference today, Microsoft’s Tami Reller casually revealed sales numbers for Windows 8 licenses. The... >>

Microsoft Xbox Reading app for Windows 8 is in the works

Microsoft Xbox Reading app for Windows 8 is in the works

By 10 February 2014

Microsoft plans to go beyond its Xbox Music and Xbox Video apps by developing a similar app for books. A Microsoft job listing, originally spotted by Chinese Microsoft blog LiveSino, has revealed Microsoft wants to hire a software design engineer to... >>

Who is Satya Nadella? The new Microsoft CEO

Who is Satya Nadella? The new Microsoft CEO

By 4 February 2014

Microsoft's CEO search is finally over: Satya Nadella is the new Microsoft CEO starting today. Nadella, who until yesterday served as Microsoft's executive vice-president of the Cloud and Enterprise group, is not a widely known name across tech media... >>

Windows 8.1 update may bypass Metro interface by default when booting

Windows 8.1 update may bypass Metro interface by default when booting

By 30 January 2014

Microsoft is planning a Windows 8.1 Update 1 that will bypass the Metro interface at boot by default, according to The Verge. The move will put users directly into the desktop interface, seen as more welcoming for mouse and keyboard users. Russian website... >>

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 25 January 2014

Windows 8.1 launched to the general public in October, but that doesn't mean Microsoft's Windows team got a holiday. On the contrary, it has already begun work on the next major OS release. According to the latest batch of reports, the successor to Windows... >>

Microsoft Q2 earnings: $6.56bn profit, record $24.52bn revenue, better Surface numbers

Microsoft Q2 earnings: $6.56bn profit, record $24.52bn revenue, better Surface numbers

By 23 January 2014

Microsoft reported its earnings for the fourth quarter on Thursday, revealing the Christmas months yielded a record $24.52 billion in revenue and a $6.56 billion profit for the company. Microsoft handsomely beat analyst expectations, and showed growth... >>

Google Chrome update lets you track down noisy tabs, launch ChromeOS-like interface on Windows 8

Google Chrome update lets you track down noisy tabs, launch ChromeOS-like interface on Windows 8

By 14 January 2014

Google has released a new version of Chrome, and it's actually a pretty sizable update. It adds the ability to track down noisy tabs, thanks to a new speaker icon that will let you know which is playing music or is showing a video. YouTube added this... >>

Acer Iconia W4 pictures and hands-on

Acer Iconia W4 pictures and hands-on

By 4 January 2014

Announced at the tail-end of 2013, the Acer Iconia W4 is the company's latest Windows 8 tablet. Using the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 as a platform to officially launch the product - it will be available later this month, replacing the W3 - we got... >>

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook available now in Europe

Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook available now in Europe

By 3 January 2014

The attractive and powerful Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook is finally on sale in Europe. The cousin to the Aspire S7 is also available in the UK. The S3, made with annodised aluminium, weighs 1.67kg, is 17.8mm thin and includes a light-sensing backlit keyboard.... >>