Tagged with: Windows 8

Microsoft reportedly racing to make sure Windows Phone 8 comes out on time

Microsoft reportedly racing to make sure Windows Phone 8 comes out on time

We now know why Noki didn’t announce any release dates for its first Windows Phone 8 devices: Because Microsoft still doesn’t know exactly when Windows Phone 8 will be ready. The Verge reports that while Microsoft had wanted to release Windows Phone 8 ahead of its Windows 8 operating system this October, the company has ...

Microsoft plans to hire 1,000 employees in China as it gears up for Windows 8 roll-out

Microsoft plans to hire 1,000 employees in China as it gears up for Windows 8 roll-out

A Microsoft executive has revealed that the company is seeking to expand its headcount in China by more than 20 percent over the next year by hiring 1,000 staff in the country, as noted by Reuters. Ralph Haupter, CEO of Greater China for Microsoft, said the new hires will join research and development, sales, marketing and ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 6, 2012

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 6, 2012

And so it’s begun… the wave of Fall product announcements kicked off with new phones from Nokia and Motorola.  Together with Windows, Nokia unveiled the Lumia 920 and it’s cheaper sibling, the Nokia 820. The phones will be the first with the new Windows 8 operating system. Stockholders weren’t impressed – after ...

Five Trends You’ll See in Windows 8 PCs

Five Trends You’ll See in Windows 8 PCs

Microsoft Windows 8, the new operating system slated to launch October 26, isn’t just bringing in a new, tile-like, touch-friendly interface. It’s also ushering in a slew of new hardware styles and features, as PC-makers look to woo consumers and jump-start sales, which, except for Mac, have slowed considerably the past ...

Angry Birds’ ‘Bad Piggies’ get their own game on Sept. 27

Angry Birds’ ‘Bad Piggies’ get their own game on Sept. 27

Wow, Rovio's next game is not an Angry Birds game – though, of course, it does take place within the deep Angry Birds Universe. Bad Piggies stars the hated pig spheres from Angry Birds, and features "all new, never-before-seen gameplay – and not a slingshot in sight!" The teaser video doesn't show exactly what the new ...

Rumors: Nokia may announce Lumia 820 and 920 WP8 devices with wireless charging

Rumors: Nokia may announce Lumia 820 and 920 WP8 devices with wireless charging

We know that Microsoft and Nokia are having an event in New York on Wednesday, 5 September, to reveal upcoming Windows Phone 8 devices, but that is all we know for sure at this point. The folks at The Verge posted details on the possible Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 and we can see both devices are realistic and ...

Microsoft confirms first wave of Xbox games for Windows 8

Microsoft confirms first wave of Xbox games for Windows 8

Been wondering what your gaming options will be when you first take a new Windows 8 PC or Windows RT tablet out of the box? Microsoft has confirmed today that its first wave of Xbox titles (as they're now known) for the OS will include 40 games, 29 of which come from Microsoft Studios. Those include quite a few familiar ...

HP announces Envy X2 tablet-laptop hybrid device with Windows 8

HP announces Envy X2 tablet-laptop hybrid device with Windows 8

Hewlett-Packard on Thursday announced an Envy X2 tablet-laptop hybrid device with the Windows 8 OS, signaling the company's re-entry into the consumer tablet market, which it abandoned after the highly publicized failure of its TouchPad product. At first glance, the HP Envy X2 resembles a netbook, with a keyboard base and ...

Parallels 8 Forces Mountain Lion and Windows 8 to Play Nice

Parallels 8 Forces Mountain Lion and Windows 8 to Play Nice

You may know that you can boot Windows on your Mac machine by virtue of the two operating systems sharing the same processing technology. What you may not know is you can actually run both at the same time through emulator software like Parallels. The app has been around since 2006 (ever since Apple switched to Intel ...

Hardware roundup: Say hello to the latest Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices

Hardware roundup: Say hello to the latest Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices

It’s been a wild morning on the hardware front. If you are a bit confused, don’t fret, as TNW has prepared this short roundup to get you up to speed. For backstory on why tablets are a key component of the Windows 8 hardware ecosystem, head here. For an overview of Windows Phone 8, this post is your friend. Now, let’s ...