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Microsoft prices Windows 8.1
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.
Windows 8.1 Review - Small improvements fix some annoyances
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.
Download and Install Windows 8.1 Preview
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.
Disable Windows Automatic Maintenance
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.
Check Your Mobile Device's Battery Health
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.
Microsoft Confirms Windows 8.1 Update Free for Existing Windows 8 Customers
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.
A First Look at Windows 8 "Blue"
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).
Managing Windows 8 Networking
March 29, 2013 - 17:30 GMT
In this two page article I look at Windows 8 networking an sharing options including managing Wireless networks.
Optimize Windows 8 for use with a Solid State Drive (SSD)
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?
Google announced that it will begin to roll out an update to Chrome that will make your browser speeds much faster.
The update contains a new data compression algorithm called Brotli, which Google first unveiled in September. It squishes the size of a website down by 26% more than Chrome's previous compression tool, Zopfli.
Like Zopfli, the new a..
Lots of companies -- and even the White House -- use a conference calling system that could possibly be tapped by hackers, according to new research.
On Thursday, cybersecurity experts at SEC Consult revealed a secret doorway that's built into a popular conference calling product built by a company called AMX.
AMX makes tablet panels used to cont..
Google drivers had to intervene to stop its self-driving cars from crashing on California's roads 13 times between September 2014 and November 2015.
The disclosure follows a local regulator's demand for the information.
Six other car tech companies also revealed data about autonomous-driving safety incidents of their own.
Google wants to build c..
After rumours that Apple was going to get rid of the headphone jack in its imminent iPhone 7, more than 200,000 people have signed a petition asking them to reconsider. This humble plug is a rare example of technology that has stood the test of time, writes Chris Stokel-Walker.
For what remains an unconfirmed rumour, a lot of people are upset abou..
Facebooks Oculus is finally offering clarity on how much of a premium a virtual reality experience will cost.
After months of teasing the introduction of its Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles, the company said on Wednesday that it had opened orders for the system, which includes a headset and controller devices, with a price of $599. Thats wit..