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Windows 8.1 release date revealed, full build available to all from 17 October

Windows 8.1 release date revealed, full build available to all from 17 October

By 14 August 2013

Microsoft has finally revealed the release date of the full consumer build of Windows 8.1. It will be available as a free download to Windows 8 users from 17 October. In fact, the software giant has given a specific time. It states that the update will... >>

Microsoft reportedly releasing Windows 8.1 to the public in October

Microsoft reportedly releasing Windows 8.1 to the public in October

By 13 August 2013

Microsoft is currently testing Windows 8.1 with developers, ahead of a public release, in hopes of bringing several new features and enhancements to the Windows table. According to ZDNET's Mary Jo Foley, who has a stellar track record reporting on Microsoft,... >>

Microsoft's Fresh Paint app lands for Windows Phone 8

Microsoft's Fresh Paint app lands for Windows Phone 8

By 22 July 2013

Microsoft has released its Fresh Paint app for Windows Phone 8. The app originally released for Windows 8 in 2012, bringing the ability to paint, create art or doodle on photos with a phone or tablet. It's a simple app - reminiscent of the simple graphics... >>

Halo: Spartan Assault now available for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

Halo: Spartan Assault now available for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

By 19 July 2013

Halo: Spartan Assault has officially arrived for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 in each platform's respective app store. Available now for £4.99, the game has been created specifically with touchscreen devices in mind. It has been released to coincide... >>

Microsoft suffers $900 million loss during quarter on Surface RT

Microsoft suffers $900 million loss during quarter on Surface RT

By 18 July 2013

Microsoft on Thursday h its fiscal Q4 2013 earnings, with some impressive results, but it more notably showed a massive $900 million loss during the quarter because of Surface RT "inventory adjustments". Read: Microsoft Surface RT tablet prices dramatically... >>

Microsoft Surface RT tablet prices dramatically dropped worldwide

Microsoft Surface RT tablet prices dramatically dropped worldwide

By 15 July 2013

Microsoft has slashed the price of its Surface RT tablet device in multiple stores around the globe. When it was launched in the UK at the end of last year, it cost £399, now you can pick one up for just £279 - a saving of over 33 per cent. That's for... >>

Pictures of Nokia Windows tablet show Lumia slate in action

Pictures of Nokia Windows tablet show Lumia slate in action

By 9 July 2013

Pictures of the long-rumoured Nokia Windows 8 tablet have appeared online. The images show the Lumia Tablet's design to be similar to that of Lumia smartphones, alongside a fairly predictable set of specifications. If rumours are to true, the tablet will... >>

Windows 8.1 preview: Installed, explored and tested

Windows 8.1 preview: Installed, explored and tested

By 29 June 2013

We were pretty harsh about Windows 8 until we reviewed it. The problem for us, was that the user interface was just too much of a departure. Reviews are different from opinion though, and using the OS on a desktop computer made us realise that, as an... >>

Amazon: Cloud Player for Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone would sit well in our strategy

Amazon: Cloud Player for Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone would sit well in our strategy

By 27 June 2013

With Amazon launching its AutoRip service in the UK and several other regions in Europe today, to add to its already established US version, there has been considerable focus on the company's Cloud Player. AutoRip MP3s and those bought on the retail site... >>

Windows 8.1 Preview build finicky for UK users to install, but here's a possible workaround

Windows 8.1 Preview build finicky for UK users to install, but here's a possible workaround

By 26 June 2013

With the preview release of Windows 8.1 now upon us, many intrepid UK enthusiasts who want to give it a try have found issues. Pocket-lint has received several tips from our readers, noting the Windows 8.1 preview build flat-out won't install because... >>