Don't-Miss Windows 8 Stories
According to multiple reports, Microsoft has released Windows 8.1 to manufacturing, known as RTM. That will give hardware makers time to test the new OS before its release on Oct. 18.
The Surface RT may not be selling as well as Microsoft hoped, but recent price cuts have created a BIG spike in usage, AdDuplex says.
With less than 12 months to decide on a replacement for Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, members of the company's executive committee will have their work cut out for them. Here are five possibilities to fill the CEO post.
Skype is now baked into Windows 8.1, Xbox One, and Outlook.com. But until Windows Phone gains momentum and the wireless carriers chill out, it will never become a mobile standby.
A teaser video from Sony suggests the company is planning a Vaio laptop that folds into a tablet, not unlike Lenovo's well-regarded IdeaPad Yoga.
All the desktop operating systems are integrating mobile features, but they're using very different methods.
Wacom on Tuesday surprised artists around the globe with a foray into the pressure-sensitive iPad stylus market along with its own mobile tablet solution based on the Cintiq line.
Mozilla will launch Firefox for Microsoft's Windows 8 "Modern" user interface in mid-December, more than a year after the operating system's launch, according to the open-source developer's planning documents.
Mark your calendars! Microsoft just made the Windows 8.1 release date official.
Computer makers will get the final version of Windows 8.1 later this August, but you won't see it for a few months.
Buyers reject touchscreen laptops, spooked by higher prices and concerns about the value of Windows 8's touch-based user interface.
Microsoft makes a few more adjustments to Windows 8.1 before shipping the update to users, and OEMs, which should happen any day now.
Microsoft's Windows 8 app ecosystem badly needs a jolt to make it competitive with iOS and Android on tablets, analysts say.
PC shipments are already in a steady decline with the growing adoption of tablets, and buyers are not yet willing to pay a premium for machines with Microsoft's Windows 8, analysts point out.
After showing off 3D printing capabilities at three Microsoft locations, demos of MakerBot's device are expanding to 15 other stores around the U.S. It's part of an effort to show off the 3D printer support coming with Windows 8.1.