WINDOWS 8

  • Windows 10: Seeks to offer the familiarity of Windows 7 with the benefits of Windows 8 October 1, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign of Windows by reviving features from older versions while still attempting to nudge desktop users into a world of touch screens and mobile devices. The company on Tuesday gave an early preview of the new Windows 10 software, which it aims...
  • Windows 9: Microsoft to offer first look at new Windows on September 30 September 27, 2014

    Seattle: Microsoft will unveil a new name for its best-known product on Tuesday when it offers the first official glimpse of its latest Windows operating system. The project, known for the past few years as "Threshold" inside the software company and "Windows 9" outside it, will likely get an entirely new...
  • Notion Ink launches Intelpowered hybrid tablet in India at Rs 19,990; features 10.1inch display, Windows 8.1 September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Betting big on growing popularity of 2in1s, devices maker Notion Ink is making a comeback in the Indian market with 'Cain', developed in partnership with Intel, priced at Rs 19,990. The Windowsbased 2in1, which works both as a PC and a tablet, will be available exclusively on eCommerce website...
  • Explained: Why Microsoft fails to get more people in emerging markets pay for its software August 11, 2014

    San Francisco: On a trip to Beijing a decade ago, Bill Gates was asked by a senior government official how much money Microsoft Corp made in China. The official asked the interpreter to double check Gates' reply as he couldn't believe the figure was so low. It's a problem that hasn't...
  • BBM for desktop? BlackBerry is still not sure August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: For BlackBerry Messenger fans who spend much of their day before a computer screen had cheered BlackBerry CEO John Chen's March announcement that the company was taking "a very serious look" at bringing BBM to desktop. With BBM now available for Windows Phone devices, it appeared that the...
  • China launches probe against Microsoft, orders raids July 29, 2014

    Beijing: China has placed US technology giant Microsoft under investigation while officials today conducted raids on its offices in four cities. The State Administration for Industry and Commerce sent its investigators to the company's offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu for an official investigation, Hong Kongbased South China Morning Post...
  • China bans use of Microsoft's Windows 8 on government computers May 20, 2014

    Beijing: China has banned government use of Windows 8, Microsoft Corp's latest operating system (OS), in a blow to the US technology company which has long been plagued by sales woes in the country. The Central Government Procurement Centre issued the ban on installing Windows 8 on government computers as part...
  • Indian Railways launches new mobile app to track train schedules April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Now rail users can get information on expected arrival and departure timings of a particular train on their mobile phones besides tracking its its position on a real time basis. Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), the information and technology arm of railways, has launched a new mobile...
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update review: Hints at a future that embraces even more of the past April 18, 2014

    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 annoy...
  • End of Windows XP: 7 things to know April 8, 2014

    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 April 2, 2014

    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 traditional...
  • Ex-Microsoft employee charged for leaking copies of Windows 8 to a blogger March 20, 2014

    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 to...
  • Microsoft to cut manufacturer price for Windows by 70 per cent: Report February 23, 2014

    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 8.1...
  • Microsoft Windows 8 continues to lag behind Windows 7 February 14, 2014

    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 Goldman...
  • Dell launches Android, Windows 8 tablets; priced between Rs 10,999 and Rs 26,499 January 21, 2014

    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 Windowsbased devices in India, one of its top 10 markets globally. In September last year, founder of the USbased computer maker Michael Dell had announced...
  • Xolo Win tablet with 10.1inch display, Windows 8 announced January 8, 2014

    Las Vegas: Xolo, the smartphone brand of Indian handset maker Lava, today unveiled its first AMDpowered 10.1inch 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 January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Micromax unveiled LapTab, its first dualboot tablet powered by Intel, at CES 2014. The company will officially launch the LapTab in early February. Powered by an Intel processor (Bay TrailM), the device supports both Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS and Windows 8. Users would need to simply reboot the...
  • Asus launches 3in1 Transformer Book Trio at Rs 98,099 December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Asus announced the availability of the Transformer Book Trio, a new device with a twopart 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 dualmode notebook IdeaPad Flex in India at Rs 42,250 November 7, 2013

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

    New Delhi: Taiwanbased computer products maker Asus launched an Androidbased 7inch 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 tabletcumlaptop at a competitive price of Rs 34,099. ...
  • Apple offers OS X Mavericks operating system for free October 22, 2013

    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 unveil...
  • Lumia 2520: Nokia launches its firstever tablet October 22, 2013

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

    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, tilebased interface could do on its own. For many basic tasks, I had to...