Review Category : windows 8

  We all know from previous reports that Microsoft is working on a significant update for Windows 8 codenamed Blue that will be released this year. Now according to Win8china, Windows 8 Blue will be RTMd in June with preview available in coming months. Windows Blue will include less UI changes and more under the hood improvements like low power consumption, better performance, better search integration, etc,. Windows Blue has entered Milestone Preview development phase now. UI hasn’t changed much. will have a better performance, Kernel gets downsized again lower power consumption Scaling is improved for Metro Apps, will fit to the screensize. Better windowing Preview will be available in coming months M1, MP, and then RTM RTM Build number should be 9600 RTM phase starting 7th of June Retail launch planned for August Windows Blue upgrade is free for Windows 8 Users via: Neowin  Source: Windows4Live ...

Read More →

Microsoft has updated the Skype app for Windows 8/RT devices. The update is now available for download from Windows Store. This update brings in the new feature which gives the ability to transfer files during conversation and some bug fixes. What’s new: - Send files and photos - Performance improvements - General fixes Download it here from Windows Store for free. ...

Read More →

eBay has released their updated app for Windows 8/RT devices in Windows Store. This new update fixes some annoying bugsand improves app performance. New features such as eBay messages, my eBay purchase history, etc,. are included in this update. We have been listening to excellent suggestions about usability, and have made many changes to enhance the experience as a result. This update includes several changes improving the ease of use, as well as design of the app. We will be adding more live tiles and seller functionality for creating listings in the near future, and continuing to add features based on the feedback we receive. Please provide feedback or bug reports via the app’s Settings -> Rate and Review. - New features: my eBay messages, my eBay purchase history, ask seller a question, view seller’s other items, save a seller - Pin to start and live tile features: pin my ...

Read More →

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates today had an interview with CBS This Morning program. He was talking mostly about his foundation work while answering some questions related to Microsoft as well. When Charlie Rose asked about the smartphone industry, Bill Gates admitted that Microsoft didn’t “get out in the lead very early.” “We didn’t miss cell phones, but the way that we went about it didn’t allow us to get the leadership. So it’s clearly a mistake.” He also commented on Steve Ballmer being CEO of Microsoft and the work Microsoft has been doing under his leadership such as Windows 8, Microsoft Surface launch, etc,. Watch the video above. Source: CBS This Morning via: Neowin ...

Read More →

Panos Panay, GM for the Microsoft Surface, has had some good news for long-suffering Surface fans. He has confirmed on twitter that Microsoft would be restocking the 128 GB Surface tablet at Best Buy and Microsoft Stores this weekend, with stock expected on Saturday. The less popular 64 GB Surface Pro tablet, which nevertheless also sold out, is being restocked right now. Early estimates are that less than 20,000 Surface Pro tablets have been sold.  Hopefully improved stock will boost this figure significantly. ...

Read More →

BlueStacks allows you to run your favorite Android app on your PC. The app was previously released on Windows 7 PCs and got over 5 million downloads since launch. Bluestacks also got some OEM deals where companies like Lenovo, etc will pre-install BlueStacks on their PCs. Today, BlueStacks announced a new version of their app which is optimized for Surface Pro and Windows 8. BlueStacks App Player now lets you run apps fast and fullscreen with some kind of charms menu as well. Download it here. ...

Read More →

Microsoft’s new Surface Pro ad has quite a catchy tune, but musician Stay Classy felt it was a bit too short, and decided to extend it into this two minute version above. He writes: The Surface Pro song is so amazing, that I was able to make it longer and a lot cooler I know that a lot of us fans would appreciate having a version that we can listen to on the train or on our way to work See his site here for more. ...

Read More →

The reason one choses a Surface Pro Windows 8 tablet over an iPad or Android tablet is pretty simple – the power of a full Windows PC with the portability of a tablet. In the above video we have Martin giving a demo of that power, by playing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on his tablet. He notes the game works pretty well, but is somewhat limited by the keyboard – maybe next time he should drag his Xbox 360 controller with him Have any of our readers managed to get their hands on the short-supply tablet yet? Let us know your experience below. Thanks Martin for the tip. ...

Read More →

WPArea.de reports the Surface RT tablet is coming to Germany on the 14th February and will likely be carried by Saturn and Media Markt. The news was announced by Microsoft already last week, but WPArea reports that television and other media ads, such as the one above and below, have now started appearing, suggesting a real push is underway. Analysts suggest Microsoft has only sold around 1 million or less Surface tablets so far, with Microsoft blaming this on limited distribution. Hopefully this issue will soon be reversed in the next few weeks. There is at present no release date for the Surface Pro in Europe. ...

Read More →

WinZip was released in Windows Store 3 months back at a steep price of $7.99. If you were planning to buy this app at some point, download it now. Because, WinZip can be downloaded from Windows Store for free. App Features: Open and save .zip and .zipx files Secure confidential files from prying eyes, whether they are sent by email, shared online or stored on your system, with WinZip’s military-grade encryption Easily send large files by email by zipping your attachments first or by using the integrated ZipSend file delivery service Securely share any type of file and rich content on Facebook using seamless integration with ZipShare Use the Windows 8 ‘Share’ charm to deliver zipped files to your contacts through email, social media or other apps Experience super easy-to-use Windows 8-style interface with touch-friendly features Securely send files to mobile devices with WinZip’s password protection Compress large files, entire folders or archives for ...

Read More →

Last week many tech blogs reported about the free storage space left is Surface Pro models are very less. Ed Bott from ZDNet today posted a detailed comparison between Surface Pro 128GB and Macbook Air 128GB. According to his analysis, both Microsoft Surface Pro and Macbook Air offers similar out-of-the box free storage space. MacBook Air 128: 92.20 GB (approx. 99 billion bytes) Surface Pro 128: 89.7 GB (approx. 96.3 billion bytes) In Surface Pro, you can even increase the free space by moving your recovery partition contents to USB Drive or external HDD. Read the source link below for more details. Source: ZDNet ...

Read More →

According to the market research firm Forrester, 32% of the enterprise users wants Windows tablet as their next work device. This data was compiled from the sample size of 9,766 information workers that Forrester polled. Even though Apple now leads the enterprise tablet numbers with 26% market share, it’s a encouraging news for Microsoft that more than 30% of the workers prefer Windows tablets. In the smartphone side, Microsoft has more work to do. About 33% of workers want their next phone as iPhone while 22% want an Android device, 10% of the people want a Windows phone device. Source: Readwrite ...

Read More →

Three months back Barnes & Noble released its Nook Reading app for Windows 8 devices in Windows Store. All x86, x64, ARM based devices were supported for this app. Nook app got updated today to v 1.2 which adds the ability to sign in using your Microsoft account. Since hundreds of millions of people are already having Microsoft Account, this new Nook app integration will dramatically simplify users reading and shopping experience. Download it for free from Windows Store here. ...

Read More →

Another popular Windows Phone free game expands to the bigger screens of Windows 8! With 900,000 installs on Windows Phone, 3D Paperball becomes now also available on your PC and Windows tablet. This new release comes with completely rewritten controls and game strategy, to better suit the new platform. 3D Paperball is a highly addictive, simple and relaxing game in which you compete with other players globally. Throw the paper ball into the trash can, trying to make it bounce against walls and objects in the room first, to score higher. Beautifully rendered 3d environment, 3d physics and cool sound effects! 3D Paperball is free and available now at the Windows Store. ...

Read More →

Microsoft Game Studios has released a new Xbox game called Gunpowder for Windows 8/RT devices. It costs $3.99 with free trial available, so give it a try. Description: Play as Incendio, our hero, armed with your wits and a keg of gunpowder to liberate the town’s gold from the evil Boss Grimshaw in this explosive new puzzle game! 100 levels of puzzles and mind-bending mayhem await as you blaze a gunpowder trail across the Wild West. Save the day using flaming wagons, Gatling guns, chandeliers, cannons, mine carts, and more! Burn your way through each puzzle and crack the safe with a cleverly placed powder keg! Blow up all of Boss Grimshaw’s piggy banks and race the clock to compete with friends as you work your way toward freeing the people’s money from his greedy paws. But don’t underestimate Grimshaw’s trickery. He isn’t going to make this easy! Download Gunpowder ...

Read More →

Microsoft has released a new app called My Server for Windows 8/RT devices which allows you to manage Windows Server 2012. Description: My Server for Windows 8 is an application designed to help you keep seamlessly connected to your server resources through devices running Windows 8. With My Server, you can manage users, devices, alerts, and access shared files in Windows Server 2012 Essentials. In addition, files that you have recently accessed with My Server files continue to be available to you even when offline. Features: •Browse, edit and search files stored on your server •Manage users, devices, and alerts •Share local resources to server or save server resources locally •Access files that you opened recently even without an Internet connection. The changes made offline will be automatically synchronized to the server when online •Playback of media files stored on server Download it from Windows Store here. ...

Read More →