News tagged ‘windows 8’

Friday, 23 Nov 2012

Windows 8 Store Hits 20,000 Apps

Windows 8 Store Hits 20,000 Apps

Win App Update has announced that Microsoft's new Windows 8 Store has passed the 20,000 apps mark, which translates to a growth rate of close to 500 new apps a day.

Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012

MSI Launches Windows 8 GX 60 Notebook Equipped with AMD Trinity APU, Radeon HD 7970M

MSI Launches Windows 8 GX 60 Notebook Equipped with AMD Trinity APU, Radeon HD 7970M

MSI has announced the launch of the GX60, a 15-inch AMD-powered gaming notebook running on Windows 8 OS and armed with an AMD Trinity A10 quad-core processor along with an AMD Radeon HD 7970M GPU.

Monday, 12 Nov 2012

Windows 8, RT to Get First Critical Security Patches

Windows 8, RT to Get First Critical Security Patches

Microsoft gets ready to release its first security patches for Windows 8 and RT operating systems. These patches are meant to address vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer and the .NET framework.

Friday, 9 Nov 2012

Microsoft Highlights Differences Between IE10 for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

Microsoft Highlights Differences Between IE10 for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

In addition to talking about the new features of Internet Explorer 10, Microsoft also highlighted the differences between IE10 on Windows Phone 8 and the desktop-based Windows 8 in a recent article published on their Windows Phone Developer blog.

Tuesday, 6 Nov 2012

Security Firm Uncovers Multiple Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and IE10

Security Firm Uncovers Multiple Zero-Day Vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and IE10

Researchers at Vupen Security (a private security firm that is based in France) claimed that they have discovered multiple zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows 8 and IE10. These security flaws may potentially allow cybercriminals to gain control of a Windows 8 machine remotely.

Tuesday, 23 Oct 2012

Skype for Windows 8 Introduced

Skype for Windows 8 Introduced

Skype, the voice call and chat service provider that was acquired by Microsoft late last year for US$8.5 million, has announced a new Modern-style version of Skype for Windows 8. The app will be pre-installed on devices from 12 manufacturers, and be made available in the Windows Store come October 26.

Bill Gates Talks Windows 8

Bill Gates Talks Windows 8

Bill Gates recently sat down with Steve Clayton, who writes for Microsoft's Technet blog, to share his thoughts on Windows 8 and what this new operating system means for the company.

Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012

Microsoft Debuts Official Windows 8 Commercial

Microsoft Debuts Official Windows 8 Commercial

With Windows 8's launch date just ten days away, the countdown's officially underway with Microsoft rolling out its first 30-second commercial for the new OS. Check it out inside.

Friday, 12 Oct 2012

Microsoft Announces Windows 8 Pro Prices and Packaging

Microsoft Announces Windows 8 Pro Prices and Packaging

It's two weeks to the October 26 launch of Windows 8, and we finally have pricing and packaging confirmation from Microsoft. The Windows 8 Pro upgrade DVD costs US$69.99, and an online upgrade costs US$39.99.

Thursday, 11 Oct 2012

Microsoft Updating Built-in Apps for Windows 8 Till Oct 26 Launch

Microsoft Updating Built-in Apps for Windows 8 Till Oct 26 Launch

If you're running the RTM version of Windows 8, remember to check the Windows Store for updates to the built-in apps. The Redmond giant will continue to issue updates all the way to the OS' public launch on 26 October.

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