Ever since its launch, Windows 8 hasn’t exactly seen an overwhelmingly positive response, with many criticizing the new direction Microsoft took with the UI design of the OS. We have even seen companies like Acer, ASUS and Fujitsu bemoan the lack of demand for Windows 8 products.
Now, Samsung’s head of memory chip division – Jun Dong-soo – has joined the rank of people complaining about Windows 8, saying it’s no better than Windows Vista, an OS known best for being one of the biggest failures in the history of technology. Read more »
A new version of the popular Humble Bundle is out and brings with it some exciting new games. For those who are not aware, Humble Bundle is a bundle of games that you can purchase for much less than the total price of all the included games. In fact, you are given the option to name your own price and decide how it is distributed among the game developers, The Humble Bundle team and a charitable organization.
Now on to the latest bundle, the Humble Bundle 5 includes Beat Hazard Ultra, Dynamite Jack, Solar 2, NightSky HD and EFF. If you pay above $6.64 average price, then you also get Dungeon Defenders along with all its DLC and Super Hexagon. And and as usual, they have included all the soundstracks to the games. Read more »
Microsoft has officially released the final version of the latest Internet Explorer to Windows 7 users. The Internet Explorer 10 is available in 95 languages and Windows 7 users will all get the update to the latest version of IE automatically in the upcoming days but eager users are able to download it manually.
Microsoft’s upcoming OS update scheme named Windows Blue, which will allow the company to have a low-cost Windows platform on a yearly update schedule is supposed to get underway later this year. Now, Microsoft has more or less confirmed the arrival of the upgrades through a job posting on its careers site.
Microsoft has called for a software development engineer to join its core experience team to work on the new Windows UI, representing most of what customers touch and see in the OS. Read more »
Microsoft split its Windows OS into two – Windows RT on ARM and Windows 8 on x86 processors – and with that there are two sibling tablets, the Surface and Surface Pro. The RT-powered Surface was already taken apart by iFixit to judge how hard it is to repair, now it’s the Pro’s turn.
Here are some of the more interesting components found inside the Surface Pro: Read more »
Microsoft launched the Surface Pro slate just two days ago and its 128GB edition is already out of stock. However, this hasn’t stopped Microsoft’s ad campaign for the tablet and we just got to see its first TV commercial.
The video won’t show you many of the Surface Pro features, but it’s still pretty cool and worth your time. Read more »
The open beta version of the Real World Racing is now available for all the race gaming fans. The title brings a whole new dimension for gaming as it is built using real satellite images, which lets you to race on the real streets.
Unfortunately, the game is not fully built yet, but the beta version still offers you different modes including single player, time trial and multiplayer with six different cars along with three maps – Rome, Berlin and London. Read more »
Angry Birds Star Wars has been updated today with the final 20 levels of the Hoth episode.
You’ll get 20 new addictive levels, two bonus ones you’ll need to unlock, and a boss fight. Read more »
If you are an Android or an iOS user, you’ll be familiar with the Speaktoit’s Assistant for sure. It’s a third-party assistant like Apple’s Siri and Google Now and does an excellent job.
It’s a really nice alternative (sometimes even better) than the default voice assistants and I’m sure you’ll be happy to know that the app is now available on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 as well. Read more »
For those of you who are getting ready to shell out $899 for a Microsoft Surface Pro on February 9, there’s a rather unpleasant surprise waiting for you. It turns out that the 64GB version of Microsoft’s über tablet will come with only 23GB of available memory out of the box.
The 128GB version of the slate will come with 83GB of available storage. All in all, it looks like the Windows 8 OS, together with the built-in apps and recovery partition take up a cool 40+ gigs of the tablet’s built-in memory. Read more »
The Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365 are finally on sale. The Office 365 Home Premium is currently available for $99.99 a year as expected. For that kind of cash you get to install the software on up to five PC’s or Macs.
Office 365 is also available in a “University” version for all the college students and the variant is priced at $79.99 with a four year plan. Read more »
Nokia has updated the map data, which is used on its navigation apps – such as Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive for Windows Phone, as well as the here.com web service.
The update includes three new regions, more detailed coverage in some of the previously supported areas as well as new or amended roads in various countries worldwide. Read more »
Microsoft had an interesting final quarter for 2012 – the three months period that saw the launches of both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. As a result, the company is reporting record revenues but also a slight decline in operating income.
Sales of Windows saw a 24% increase from the year ago quarter, but the Windows 8 launch is behind the Windows 7 launch, which boosted sales by 76%. Even Vista brought a 65% jump in sales, though in terms of monetary value the Windows 8 launch brought in more cash (Vista replaced 5 year old XP, while Windows 7 is still relatively recent). Read more »
The much-anticipated tablet from Microsoft finally has a release date for when we’ll get to enjoy all of its Windows 8 goodness.
The Surface Pro is set to hit online outlets and select retailers on February 9, some three months after the release of the Surface RT. Read more »
When Microsoft released Windows 8 last year, they were kind enough to offer a considerable discount on the full price for those who would be upgrading from previous versions of Windows. However, that gesture was for a limited time and is about to expire at the end of this month.
Microsoft has now released the new prices for Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro upgrade editions. Read more »