Tagged with: Windows 8

Microsoft to Buyback $40 Billion in Stock, Increase Dividend

Microsoft to Buyback $40 Billion in Stock, Increase Dividend

Microsoft will be purchasing $40 billion worth of its own stock and increasing its dividend by 22%, the company announced. The news sent the stock up slightly by the close of markets. This is only the latest in a string of major moves by a weakened Microsoft which is now focusing all its efforts on getting its bearings in ...

Android + Windows 8 = Asus Transformer Book Trio

Android + Windows 8 = Asus Transformer Book Trio

When Asus released the Transformer Book line of tablet-laptop hybrids, it grabbed a lot of attention — and a lot of headlines. It was the first device from a major manufacturer to try to bridge the gulf between the fun and convenience of a tablet, and the use and productivity of a traditional laptop. Now they've gone one ...

Microsoft SkyDrive’s ‘Secret Sauce’ Makes it Storage-Friendly

Microsoft SkyDrive’s ‘Secret Sauce’ Makes it Storage-Friendly

SkyDrive in Windows 8.1 has a secret weapon no one's talked very much about. It's actually pretty amazing, in that small sort of way that doesn't change much, but still manages to completely alter how you use something. In fact, it might just make SkyDrive the best cloud service around. If you install Dropbox, SkyDrive, or ...

Microsoft Teams Up With Intel to Improve Windows 8 Devices’ Trackpads

Microsoft Teams Up With Intel to Improve Windows 8 Devices’ Trackpads

Microsoft added some gestures to improve trackpads in Windows 8, but the underlying issues with laptop trackpads weren't really addressed fully. With Windows 8.1, it appears that Microsoft is taking the issue seriously and working closely with partners to improve what has been a notoriously mixed experience for Windows ...

Windows 8.1 Features Several Commonly Asked-For Fixes

Windows 8.1 Features Several Commonly Asked-For Fixes

Microsoft’s Build developer conference officially kicked off on Wednesday in San Francisco, with CEO Steve Ballmer delivering the keynote address. Much of the three-day event will focus on courting developers and explaining how they fit into a new world that has seen Microsoft go from a software company to a software and ...

Samsung Unveils New Line of Windows 8 Ativ Devices, Including Ativ Q, a Windows-Android Hybrid

Samsung Unveils New Line of Windows 8 Ativ Devices, Including Ativ Q, a Windows-Android Hybrid

The Ativ name may be silly, but Samsung Electronics is betting heavily on it as the namesake for anything related to Windows. In a showcase Thursday that featured a slew of products, Samsung's Ativ line played a central role. Ativ has become the umbrella brand that includes laptops, tablets, all-in-ones, and smartphones, ...

Acer Unveils Three Windows 8 Devices, Including 8.1″ Tablet

Acer Unveils Three Windows 8 Devices, Including 8.1″ Tablet

Acer has kicked off Computex by announcing a series of new devices, including a refresh of the 13.3-inch Aspire S7 and the launch of the Iconia W3, an 8.1-inch tablet that brings the new Microsoft platform to a smaller screen size. The Intel-powered Iconia W3 weighs just 1.1 pounds and is 11.35 mm thick, it is powered by an ...

Microsoft Shows Off Windows 8.1: Start Tip, No Start Button

Microsoft Shows Off Windows 8.1: Start Tip, No Start Button

When Microsoft rolls out Windows 8.1, the update to its struggling, 7-month-old operating system franchise, the company will not be bringing back the Start button as many users have been requesting. But the company has acquiesced some. The company announced this morning that it will introduce something that a person close ...

Google Engineer Points Out Major Flaw in Windows 7 and 8

Google Engineer Points Out Major Flaw in Windows 7 and 8

A Google security engineer accused Microsoft of treating outside researchers with "great hostility" just days before posting details of an unpatched vulnerability in Windows that could be used to crash PCs or gain additional access rights. Microsoft acknowledged the vulnerability late Wednesday. "We are aware of claims ...

Microsoft Bringing Xbox One’s Kinect to Windows in 2014

Microsoft Bringing Xbox One’s Kinect to Windows in 2014

Microsoft has clarified that the next iteration of Kinect, the motion tracking peripheral unveiled alongside the Xbox One earlier this week, will be coming to Windows next year. We had previously known that the device would eventually be supported by Windows, but didn’t know when. Unfortunately, Microsoft is keeping quiet ...