Windows 8

  • 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 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 January 8, 2014

    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 January 7, 2014

    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 the...
  • Asus launches 3-in-1 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 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 November 7, 2013

    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 mode...
  • Asus launches Windows 8 tablet-cum-laptop, 7-inch Android tablet in India October 30, 2013

    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 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 first-ever tablet October 22, 2013

    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 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, tile-based interface could do on its own. For many basic tasks, I had to...
  • Microsoft releases Windows 8.1: 16 new features that make the update worthwhile October 18, 2013

    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 that...
  • Nokia Lumia 1020 with 41 megapixel camera coming to India today September 26, 2013

    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 September 24, 2013

    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. ...
  • Microsoft Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 tablets launched at $449, $899 September 24, 2013

    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 at an...
  • Surface 2: Microsoft likely to launch new Surface tablet today September 23, 2013

    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 to...
  • German agency warns Windows 8 PCs vulnerable to cyber threats August 25, 2013

    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 federal...
  • Microsoft sets October 17 release date for Windows 8.1 August 15, 2013

    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 powering...