Don't-Miss Windows 8 Stories
Users say they're getting an error message when they try to update to Windows 8.1; Microsoft says it's looking into the matter.
Android tablets drove tablet sales growth in the third quarter of 2013. Apple’s iPad shipments were flat, and Windows tablets continued to struggle, according to two research reports.
MacBooks continue to outlast PC laptops. But why?
A subtle tweak in Windows 8.1 hardware requirements is leaving some users behind on Windows 8. Even worse, affected users will be cut off from critical updates in 2015.
We all know that apps installed while running the preview release of Windows 8.1 need to be reinstalled after upgrading to the final version. But what about apps that just don't work?
Microsoft saw record first-quarter revenues in the first quarter after drastically reorganizing its reporting structure. But excluding sales of Windows Pro, OEM Windows sales dropped 22 percent.
Good-bye, Messaging. Farewell, My Computer. These and some other features were left behind in the jump from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, but for the most part you won't miss them.
Apple's claim of revolutionizing pricing with OS X Mavericks isn't quite as revolutionary as claimed. The new-age "One Microsoft" is already laying the groundwork for free Windows upgrades.
Even the first-gen Surface slate is getting a makeover in Microsoft's online store.
Two roughly $500 Windows RT tablets with optional keyboard accessories enter the ring. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE! ...or is there room for peaceful coexistence?
Windows RT 8.1 is back in the Windows Store, cured of the the errors that caused it to bork some Surface RT tablets.
But is the tidbit a tip of things to come, an oblique reference to features we already know about, or just plain erroneous?
When Microsoft asks you to open your wallet for a Surface 2 or a new Windows PC, it's really asking for a larger commitment. Here's how Microsoft's latest products ask you to buy into Microsoft itself.
Apple's iPad may be more well-rounded, but the Surface 2 and Windows RT 8.1 win screens-down for Office-centric productivity.
But the flawed Windows RT update still isn't available in the Windows Store.