Don't-Miss Windows 8 Stories
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.
Most Windows 8.1 installations have been easy as easy can be. But the ones that go bad have been going VERY BAD.
The much-anticipated Windows RT 8.1 update appears to be having quality issues for some users, causing Microsoft to remove the update from the Windows Store.
Microsoft has come out with its own remote desktop client for Android and iOS devices, but our initial go-round with the software suggests that you might want to consider easier options first.
If you like to Fetch your SkyDrive files from afar, you won't like Windows 8.1's changes. A warning would have been nice, Microsoft.
Microsoft says that upgrading from Windows 8.1 Preview to the final GA edition will kill any apps that you added after upgrading to the preview. It's actually slightly worse than that.
Beyond its baked-in goodies, Windows 8.1 brought a friend along: A modern-style Facebook app.