Tagged with: Windows 8

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 ...

Windows 8.1, Cortana, Touchscreen Office and More: What Microsoft Unveiled on Day One of Build 2014

Windows 8.1, Cortana, Touchscreen Office and More: What Microsoft Unveiled on Day One of Build 2014

Microsoft packed the three hours of Wednesday's Build 2014 event with announcements for Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1 and even the Xbox platform. Although all of Microsoft’s platforms have news of their own, the biggest focus was on the mobile one: Windows Phone 8.1. The software update starts rolling out to consumers in ...

Microsoft Introduces Universal Windows Apps, Which Work on PC, Mobile and Xbox

Microsoft Introduces Universal Windows Apps, Which Work on PC, Mobile and Xbox

At its Build 2014 conference on Wednesday, Microsoft announced universal Windows apps, which work across PCs, phones, tablets and even the Xbox One. In other words, the Windows runtime in Windows 8.1 Update 1 will be available to Windows Phone developers. This is a huge announcement for developers looking to build apps on ...

Microsoft Leaks Windows 8.1 Update 1 Ahead of April Release

Microsoft Leaks Windows 8.1 Update 1 Ahead of April Release

Microsoft finalized its upcoming Windows 8.1 Update recently, but the company appears to be sharing it a little early on Friday. While the software maker is expected to release the update officially in April, Microsoft has only detailed a few of the features in the update and has not yet provided an official release date. ...

Report: Microsoft is Considering Making a Free Version of Windows 8

Report: Microsoft is Considering Making a Free Version of Windows 8

Bundling services into an operating system is a two-edged sword, a lesson with which Microsoft is having to come to grips. By including free, integrated apps and services like Office, Skype and OneDrive as part of its Windows and Windows Phone operating systems, Microsoft is offering users some decent freebies for taking ...

Windows 8 is 100 Million Licenses Behind Windows 7′s Pace Through 15 Months

Windows 8 is 100 Million Licenses Behind Windows 7′s Pace Through 15 Months

While consumers are certainly still buying Windows 8, the latest and greatest operating system from Microsoft is not getting the same amount of love as Windows 7 did. That seems to be the general consensus, but now there’s data straight from the horse’s mouth to back that claim: at 15 months, Windows 8 sold 100 million ...

Rumor: Windows 8.1 is Delayed Until April

Rumor: Windows 8.1 is Delayed Until April

I've heard from two of my sources in the past week that Microsoft's ship target for Windows 8.1 Update 1 has shifted from March 2014 to April 2014. The idea remains to use Patch Tuesday to distribute the coming so-called "Spring" update via Windows Update, my sources said. If that is the case, Windows 8.1 Update 1 should be ...

Apple, Microsoft Join ‘ConnectED’ Commitment to Education

Apple, Microsoft Join ‘ConnectED’ Commitment to Education

iPads, MacBooks, Windows 2-in-1s, teacher training, and wireless broadband have all been promised as part of a wide-ranging commitment from US companies to support Barack Obama's ConnectED plan. The US president is set to fully announce the news in a speech at a Maryland school today, but most of the participating firms ...

Windows 8.1 Update Leaked Online Ahead of March Release

Windows 8.1 Update Leaked Online Ahead of March Release

Microsoft’s first update to Windows 8.1 has leaked on Sunday on various file-sharing websites ahead of its March debut. The early build includes a number of changes that Microsoft is making to improve the keyboard and mouse experience in Windows 8.1. The most obvious change is a new title bar for Microsoft’s Windows ...