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September 19, 2013 - 10:00 GMT
Last Tuesday, in a blog post on Microsoft's Windows.com website, Senior Marketing Communications Manager Brandon LeBlanc announced Microsoft's Pricing and Packaging for Windows 8.1.
August 10, 2013 - 23:50 GMT
In this two page article I look at the preview of Windows 8.1 and look at what Microsoft decided to update or change in comparison to the current Windows 8.
June 26, 2013 - 20:15 GMT
Today at the Build 2013 in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced the availability of the Windows 8.1 Preview.
June 14, 2013 - 15:00 GMT
Windows 8 includes an automatic maintenance routine designed to run in the background with limited user interaction and minimal impact to performance and energy efficiency. If you want to disable the automatic maintenance (for example if you are running Windows 8 in a virtual environment) you'll have to change some file permissions to be able to do so successfully.
May 29, 2013 - 11:45 GMT
Like Windows 7, Windows 8 includes a command that let you view details on your computers power usage including details on your computer's battery. The Windows 8 command will show you even more details if you are running on newer hardware.
May 13, 2013 - 15:25 GMT
Today at the JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in Boston, Windows division CFO Tami Reller shared with the audience that the update previously referred to as 'Windows Blue' will be called Windows 8.1 and will be a free update to Windows 8 for consumers through the Windows Store.
April 10, 2013 - 15:30 GMT
In this two page article I take a look at the leaked 9364 Build of Windows 8 "Blue" and note some of the small improvements Microsoft seems to be making (mainly to the new 'Modern UI' interface).
March 29, 2013 - 17:30 GMT
In this two page article I look at Windows 8 networking an sharing options including managing Wireless networks.
January 30, 2013 - 14:00 GMT
Microsoft got most things right with Windows 8 and Solid State Drive's (SSD drives have been around for a few years now). So while you don't have to employ all kinds of 'tricks' to get the most out of your SSD drive, you may still benefit from some tips, especially when it comes to saving some disk space (which can come in handy on smaller size SSD drives).
Missing the Start Menu in Windows 8? Feb. 20, 2013
January 7, 2013 - 09:30 GMT
In the Windows 8 Developer Preview, Microsoft had a registry setting that allowed you to switch off Windows 8 'Metro' Start screen. This would also enable the 'classic' Windows 7 Start menu. Microsoft took this option away in the Consumer Preview and has not added that simple trick back to the release version of Windows 8, so what do we do now?
Don't be stupid Cybercriminals are experts at duping people into downloading malicious software that can give them access to your personal information and passwords. But there are commonsense steps you can take to avoid getting hacked.
Almost five billion mobile phone location records are logged by the NSA every day, reports the Washington Post. The data is said to help the NSA track individuals, and map who they know, to aid the agency's anti-terror work. The "dragnet surveillance" was condemned by digital rights groups who called for the NSA's snooping efforts to be reined in..
More than two million stolen passwords used for sites such as Facebook, Google and Yahoo and other web services have been posted online. The details had probably been uploaded by a criminal gang, security experts said. It is suspected the data was taken from computers infected with malicious software that logged key presses. It is not known how ..
Google has revealed it has taken over seven robotics companies in the past half a year and has begun hiring staff to develop its own product. A spokesman confirmed the effort was being headed up by Andy Rubin, who was previously in charge of the Android operating system. The spokesman was unwilling to discuss what kind of robot was being develope..
The world isn't ready for Amazon drone deliveries. Having robots fly themselves to your doorstep is currently illegal. The sensor technology to avoid collisions isn't there yet. And turning Amazon distribution centers into mini airports is too expensive to make business sense. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' plan to have "octocopters" deliver packages to ..
Microsoft has issued a warning about a bug in older version of Windows that could let attackers take over a computer. The vulnerability in Windows XP and Server 2003 is being actively exploited by cyber-thieves, it said. It has taken the unusual step of issuing a temporary workaround that closes the loophole. However, it acknowledged that applyi..
There's plenty of advice out there about how to protect yourself from identity thieves. But you don't often hear from the bad guys themselves about the tricks of their trade. Now Jumio, a company that allows customers to make mobile payments and verify their identities online or by phone, has come out with "The Fraudsters' Playbook." The report o..
Microsoft has responded to reports that owners of its new Xbox One console are experiencing problems with the disc drive by offering a free download. Some users have said the drive makes very loud noises when they try to insert a disc and in some cases is not reading discs at all. Microsoft said only a very small number of users are affected. Th..
The US National Security Agency (NSA) infected 50,000 networks with malware, Dutch newspaper NRC has reported. The Tailored Access Operations department used it to steal sensitive information, according to a censored slide leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. NRC said 20,000 networks had been hit in 2008, with the program recently expa..
Small businesses are the No. 1 target for cybercriminals. Here are 6 of the most dangerous cyberattacks hitting small firms.
Microsoft's Xbox One game console went on sale in the UK at midnight. About 300 game shops and 100 Tesco stores across the UK stayed open so gamers could buy the device. Microsoft held launch events in London, New York and Los Angeles to mark the arrival of the successor to the Xbox 360. The launch comes a week after the US launch of Sony's Play..
Critics who say Apple lacks innovation have a new report to underscore their claims: The iGizmo maker barely cracks the top 50 list of corporate research and development spending. Apple came in at No. 46 on the European Union's R&D spending report released this week, which ranked the top 2,000 global companies. Though Apple's lack of groundbr..
Winamp, the iTunes predecessor you didn't realize still existed, is alive and kicking -- for one more month. AOL announced Wednesday that it will stop supporting the 15-year-old Winamp software, service and website as of Dec. 20. Winamp was one of the most popular tools for playing MP3s and digital music in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Its pop..
Shareholders of the phonemaker Nokia have agreed to sell their mobile phone business to technology giant Microsoft for 5.4bn euro). The deal goes ahead despite objections from some investors who opposed the sale of a Finnish asset. Regulators must clear the sale, but is expected to close early next year. In September, Microsoft agreed to buy the..