Windows 8

  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update review: Hints at a future that embraces even more of the past 18-04-2014 01:48 PM

    New York: Even as Microsoft prepares for a future dominated by touch-screen devices, it is steering its Windows system to embrace more of the past. The divide between old and new is less pronounced in the latest, free update. That's a welcome change, as that's one of the things that...
  • End of Windows XP: 7 things to know 08-04-2014 12:44 PM

    New York: Microsoft is saying goodbye to Windows XP. Although the operating system is more than 12 years old, and Windows XP computers haven't been shipped since 2010, there are still millions of them in use. Gartner estimates that as much as 25 per cent of Windows PCs in the...
  • Windows 8 updates expected at Microsoft conference 02-04-2014 10:20 AM

    New York: Microsoft is following through on a promise to update its Windows 8 operating system on a regular basis to respond to consumers' complaints and other feedback. Just months after the release of Windows 8.1, Microsoft is preparing changes to make it easier for people to use Windows with...
  • Ex-Microsoft employee charged for leaking copies of Windows 8 to a blogger 20-03-2014 01:48 PM

    Bangalore: A former employee of Microsoft Corp is facing criminal charges after he allegedly passed trade secrets to a blogger in France, US court documents showed. Russian national Alex Kibkalo, a former Microsoft employee in Lebanon and Russia, admitted to Microsoft investigators that he provided confidential company documents and information...
  • Microsoft to cut manufacturer price for Windows by 70 per cent: Report 23-02-2014 11:37 AM

    Chicago: Microsoft Corp is reducing the price of Windows 8.1 for manufacturers of low-cost computers and tablets by 70 per cent to compete with cheaper products like Google Inc's Chromebooks, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday, citing sources familiar with the program. Computer makers will be charged $15 to license Windows...
  • Microsoft Windows 8 continues to lag behind Windows 7 14-02-2014 02:13 PM

    Seattle: Microsoft's Windows 8 system has racked up more than 200 million license sales since its launch 15 months ago, according to Tami Reller, its head of marketing, lagging Windows 7 which sold 240 million within its first year. The latest Windows 8 sales figure, announced by Reller at a...
  • Dell launches Android, Windows 8 tablets; priced between Rs 10,999 and Rs 26,499 21-01-2014 11:38 AM

    New Delhi: Four months after going private, PC maker Dell announced its first major launch with the introduction of 'Venue' line up of Android and Windows-based devices in India, one of its top 10 markets globally. In September last year, founder of the US-based computer maker Michael Dell had announced...
  • Xolo Win tablet with 10.1-inch display, Windows 8 announced 08-01-2014 04:05 PM

    Las Vegas: Xolo, the smartphone brand of Indian handset maker Lava, today unveiled its first AMD-powered 10.1-inch tablet 'Xolo Win'. The company said the tablet will be available in stores across India towards the end of this month. However, the price of the Windows 8 certified device was not announced....
  • Micromax LapTab unveiled, runs both Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and Windows 8 07-01-2014 12:08 PM

    New Delhi: Micromax unveiled LapTab, its first dual-boot tablet powered by Intel, at CES 2014. The company will officially launch the LapTab in early February. Powered by an Intel processor (Bay Trail-M), the device supports both Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS and Windows 8. Users would need to simply reboot...
  • Asus launches 3-in-1 Transformer Book Trio at Rs 98,099 11-12-2013 04:54 PM

    New Delhi: Asus announced the availability of the Transformer Book Trio, a new device with a two-part dockable design that can be used by one person as a laptop, or by two people as a separate tablet and desktop PC. With the ability to switch between Windows 8 and Android...
  • Lenovo launches dual-mode notebook IdeaPad Flex in India at Rs 42,250 07-11-2013 11:02 AM

    New Delhi: Lenovo launched what it claims to be the world's first dual-mode notebook PC with 10-point multitouch. The device is powered by the Windows 8 operating system and flips 300 degrees. The 14-inch notebook enables users to switch between Laptop and Stand modes. The Laptop mode is the classic...
  • Asus launches Windows 8 tablet-cum-laptop, 7-inch Android tablet in India 30-10-2013 02:24 PM

    New Delhi: Taiwan-based computer products maker Asus launched an Android-based 7-inch phablet - a tablet with voice calling facility - at a price of Rs 17,499 targeted at young consumers in the country. The company also launched a Windows 8.1 OS based tablet-cum-laptop at a competitive price of Rs 34,099....
  • Apple offers OS X Mavericks operating system for free 22-10-2013 11:12 PM

    San Francisco: Apple says its latest operating system for Mac computers is available free of charge, a knock to rival Microsoft, which is selling its Windows 8 Pro operating system for $199. Apple made the announcement Tuesday at an event in San Francisco, where the company is also expected to...
  • Lumia 2520: Nokia launches its first-ever tablet 22-10-2013 02:09 PM

    New Delhi: Along with its 6-inch phablets and three new Asha phones, Nokia has also announced the launch of its fist tablet - Lumia 2520. The Lumia 2520 has a 10.1-inch HD (1080p) display. The Lumia 2520 combines both 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity. The Lumia 2520 has a 6.7...
  • Windows 8.1 review: Far better than Windows 8, but far from perfect 18-10-2013 03:24 PM

    New York: I doubt I was alone in rolling my eyes when I first used Windows 8 a year ago. I found its touch controls and gestures awkward, and I was troubled by how little its primary, tile-based interface could do on its own. For many basic tasks, I had...
  • Microsoft releases Windows 8.1: 16 new features that make the update worthwhile 17-10-2013 03:06 PM

    Los Angeles: Microsoft is releasing its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download starting Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8, the dramatically different operating system that attempts to bridge the divide between tablets and PCs. Windows 8.1 still features the dual worlds...
  • Nokia Lumia 1020 with 41 megapixel camera coming to India today 26-09-2013 10:58 AM

    New Delhi: Nokia is all set to launch its 41-megapixel cameraphone, the Lumia 1020, in India today. Unveiled a few months back, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is equipped with a 41-megapixel camera which is said to record more details than other camera phones and even tops point-and-shoot cameras. More pixels...
  • Lenovo launches new range of gaming PCs at Rs 50,990 onwards 24-09-2013 12:32 PM

    Bangalore: Leading personal Computer maker Lenovo announced the launch of a new range of gaming PCs, priced between Rs 50,990 and Rs 1,36,500. The new feature-rich gaming PCs are powered by Windows 8 and the Intel Core i7 processor, Lenovo said in a release. This launch signifies Lenovo's entry into...
  • Microsoft Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 tablets launched at $449, $899 24-09-2013 12:15 AM

    New York: Microsoft introduced new Surface tablets, including a professional model that allows people to use it more like a laptop or a desktop computer. The Redmond, Washington company is trying to boost its tablet business as sales of traditional desktop and laptop computers decline. The Surface Pro 2, unveiled...
  • Surface 2: Microsoft likely to launch new Surface tablet today 23-09-2013 10:41 AM

    New York: Microsoft Corp. is expected to announce new Surface tablet computers, including a version with a smaller screen to compete with Google's Nexus 7 and Apple's iPad Mini. The company has an announcement event scheduled in New York on Monday.It comes about a month before Microsoft releases an update...
  • German agency warns Windows 8 PCs vulnerable to cyber threats 25-08-2013 10:51 AM

    Franfurt: A German government technology agency has warned that new security technology in computers running Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system may actually make PCs more vulnerable to cyber threats, including sabotage. Germany's Federal Office for Information Security, or BSI, said in a statement posted on its website on Wednesday that...
  • Microsoft sets October 17 release date for Windows 8.1 15-08-2013 01:02 PM

    San Francisco: Consumers waiting for Microsoft's revamped version of its latest Windows operating system will be able to get the software beginning October 17. The release date for Windows 8.1 is nearly a year after the debut of Windows 8, a dramatic overhaul of the operating system that has been...
  • Nokia Lumia 625 unveiled: 4G, 4.7-inch display, 5MP camera, Windows 8 23-07-2013 01:55 PM

    New Delhi: Nokia has announced the launch of its another Lumia smartphone named the "Lumia 625". The Lumia 625 is 4G/LTE-ready, and has a 4.7-inch super-sensitive LCD screen. It includes five coloured changeable shells. At 220 euro ($290.11), the phone is competitively priced. The phone features a 5 megapixel autofocus...
  • Asus launches Windows 8-based Transformer Book TX300 at Rs 91,999 04-07-2013 05:30 PM

    New Delhi: Asus announced the launch of the Transformer Book TX300 in India at Rs 91,999. The company claims it to be the world's thinnest Window 8 tablet and detachable notebook. The Asus Transformer Book is a 13.3-inch notebook with a detachable tablet which has a Full HD IPS touch...
  • Windows 8.1 review: New features make the update worthwhile 27-06-2013 01:43 PM

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp CEO Steve Ballmer says the latest update to Windows is a "refined blend" of its older operating system for PCs and its new touch-enabled interface for more modern, mobile devices. After some hands-on time with it, the update seems to me like a patch over an...