Tagged with: Windows 8

Microsoft’s First Chromebook Competitor is a $199 HP Laptop

Microsoft’s First Chromebook Competitor is a $199 HP Laptop

Microsoft announced that it would be working with its partners to release ultra-low-cost Windows laptops just over a month ago, and now thanks to a leak from MobileGeeks, it looks like HP will release one of the first of these ultra-low-cost computers. The HP Stream 14 is a 14-inch, Windows 8.1 computer that is expected to ...

Report: A ‘Windows 9′ Preview, Focusing on Desktop, is Coming in 2014

Report: A ‘Windows 9′ Preview, Focusing on Desktop, is Coming in 2014

Microsoft is busy preparing a second update to Windows 8.1, but the company is largely focused on a larger "Windows 9" release due next year. ZDNet reports that a preview of codename Threshold — which may or may not be named Windows 9 once it’s released — will be available later this year. The public preview is said ...

Internet Explorer 11 Syncs Your Passwords Across Your Windows Devices

Internet Explorer 11 Syncs Your Passwords Across Your Windows Devices

With the latest versions of its desktop and mobile operating systems, Microsoft synchronizes passwords for websites people visit with the Internet Explorer browser. The sync service means that a password entered on IE11 on Windows 8.1 will be migrated to IE11 running on Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft said in a blog post on ...

Report: Microsoft’s ‘Surface Watch’ Will Work With Xbox One and PCs

Report: Microsoft’s ‘Surface Watch’ Will Work With Xbox One and PCs

Last month Forbes suggested that Microsoft’s smart watch would work with Android and iOS handsets. The supported device list may not stop there, though. Gear Live claims to have briefly used the device and suggests the “Surface Watch” will also connect to Windows computers, Macs and even the Xbox One. Most ...

Is Apple’s Software Hurting its Hardware?

Is Apple’s Software Hurting its Hardware?

Count me among the many excited by Apple’s WWDC keynote on Monday. A bunch of the new iOS features seemed great, I love getting free OS X updates for my MacBook and the developers’ reactions to the dev stuff Apple showed off left me looking forward to apps that’ll launch in the near future. Even though Apple ...

Report: Start Menu Won’t Come to Windows 8 Until 2015

Report: Start Menu Won’t Come to Windows 8 Until 2015

Microsoft won't be delivering a new Start Menu for Windows 8 with its coming Windows 8.1 Update 2, after all. That recent change in plans comes courtesy of a couple of my sources who've had good track records on Windows information. Up until recently, Microsoft was hoping to make a new "Mini" Start Menu part of a second ...

Asus’s Transformer Book V is a Smartphone, Tablet and Laptop in One

Asus’s Transformer Book V is a Smartphone, Tablet and Laptop in One

Taiwanese PC maker Asus has added laptop to the forms that its latest Transformer phone-tablet hybrid can adopt—potentially taunting Microsoft and Google once again with the device’s ability to run both Windows and Android. The Transformer Book V combines a 5-inch smartphone running Android 4.4 with a 12.5-inch Windows ...

Windows 8.1 Will Let You Search Your PC With ‘Everyday Language’

Windows 8.1 Will Let You Search Your PC With ‘Everyday Language’

If you've ever searched a computer's apps or settings, you know how frustrating it can be to guess the keywords you'll need to get a result -- why can't you just say what you want and let the PC figure it out? Microsoft must have asked itself that same question, as it's rolling out an update to Windows 8.1 that introduces ...

Microsoft Wants to Add Interactivity to Windows Live Tiles

Microsoft Wants to Add Interactivity to Windows Live Tiles

Microsoft researchers in Asia are experimenting with the usefulness and feasibility of making Windows' Live Tiles interactive. A newly published video clip from Microsoft Research's TechFest 2014 event in February 2014, Human-Computer Interaction Group researcher Jiawei Gu shows off the Interactive Live Tiles research ...

Microsoft is Releasing Windows 8.1 to Developers on April 14

Microsoft is Releasing Windows 8.1 to Developers on April 14

Microsoft is planning to release its Windows Phone 8.1 update to developers in April. While the software maker unveiled a number of new features in the update during its Build conference this week, no official date was provided. Neowin has published a Windows Phone engineering email which reveals Microsoft is aiming to ...