Tagged with: Windows 8

Microsoft’s ‘Project Siena’ Lets You Create Windows 8.1 Apps

Microsoft’s ‘Project Siena’ Lets You Create Windows 8.1 Apps

Microsoft is releasing "Project Siena" on Thursday, a Windows 8.1 app that lets you easily create your own Windows app. It’s designed as a quick tool for building Windows 8-style apps without any programming skills. It’s also a touch-friendly way to create apps from a tablet, rather than using the desktop equivalents. ...

Report: Microsoft May Bring Back the Start Menu in Windows 8.2

Report: Microsoft May Bring Back the Start Menu in Windows 8.2

As we noted last week, Windows 8 is a very polarizing operating system. While many Windows users find it much faster and more stable than earlier versions of Windows, other users simply hate the Metro UI and wish it would go away forever. Paul Thurrott reports some good news for desktop users who feel spurned by Windows 8 ...

Microsoft Releasing Service Pack 1 For Windows 8.1 ‘Early Next Year’

Microsoft Releasing Service Pack 1 For Windows 8.1 ‘Early Next Year’

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that the company plans to release Service Pack 1 (SP1) for its 2013 productivity suite of products, including Office, SharePoint and Exchange. SP1 will arrive “early next year” – the company wouldn’t give a more specific date. Microsoft did, however, share that SP1 will deliver ...

Microsoft Pulls Surface RT Windows 8.1 Update, Posts Recovery Image

Microsoft Pulls Surface RT Windows 8.1 Update, Posts Recovery Image

Microsoft has pulled temporarily its recently released Windows RT 8.1 update from the Windows Store due to a vaguely explained "situation." Microsoft pulled the RT 8.1 update some time in the morning of October 19, as reported by WinBeta.org, two days after it first made it available for download by existing Windows RT ...

Microsoft Releases Remote Desktop App for iOS and Android

Microsoft Releases Remote Desktop App for iOS and Android

Until Microsoft releases a touch-optimized version of Office for iPad, the next best solution might be the new Remote Desktop app for iOS. Microsoft released the free software on Thursday for iOS and Android, allowing users to remotely connect and control a Windows PC from a phone or tablet. There are a number of uses for ...

Microsoft Previews Photo and Movie Making Apps for Windows 8.1

Microsoft Previews Photo and Movie Making Apps for Windows 8.1

While Windows 8.1 adds a lot of features and improvements across the OS, the built-in apps include some of the biggest changes. Microsoft is detailing a few of the more creative ones ahead of the Windows 8.1 release on Thursday. The photos app in Windows 8 included Facebook and Flickr integration, but the Windows 8.1 ...

Google is Building Chrome OS Directly Into Windows 8

Google is Building Chrome OS Directly Into Windows 8

Google unveiled its Chrome Apps initiative recently to launch apps that exist outside of the browser and extend its reach into more of a platform, but it looks like the company has a whole lot more planned. Over the past few weeks, Google has been updating its developer version of the Chrome browser to run what's ...

Microsoft Looking to Combine Windows Phone Store and Windows Store

Microsoft Looking to Combine Windows Phone Store and Windows Store

Microsoft is planning to combine its Windows Phone Store and Windows Store into a single app store. Sources familiar with the company's plans have revealed to The Verge that Terry Myerson, head of the operating systems group, confirmed the move in an internal company meeting today attended by thousands of Microsoft ...

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 ...