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Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Release Date

Windows 8.1 is about to get better for mouse and keyboard users

April 1st, 2014

Microsoft will release Windows 8.1 Update 1 following Build 2014, ZDNet reveals, making the operating system more appealing to users who still choose the mouse and keyboard when it comes to interacting with the operating system — especially on those older Windows computers that don’t even have a touchscreen display. Developers who have MSDN subscriptions will …

Windows 8.1 Update 1 New Features

Hardcore Windows 8 hater finds something to like in upcoming update

March 19th, 2014

Slowly but surely, Microsoft is taking baby steps to appease longtime Windows desktop users who absolutely hate the changes Microsoft made with Windows 8. Earlier this month, we wrote about the experiences of U.K.-based tech writer James Woodcock, who did a nice job of outlining all the new features in the soon-to-be-released Windows 8.1 Update …

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Features

5 ways the next Windows 8 update might finally appease Metro-hating desktop users

March 12th, 2014

Listen up, disgruntled Windows desktop users: Microsoft hears your gripes and is working to address them with its soon-to-be-released Update 1 to Windows 8.1. U.K.-based gaming and tech writer James Woodcock has downloaded a leaked version of Windows 8.1 Update 1 and has found himself impressed by some of the features Microsoft added that will …

Windows 8.1 Update Leak

New leak shows how Microsoft plans to make Metro UI less annoying

February 3rd, 2014

The Metro user interface that Microsoft unveiled with Windows 8 has spawned a cult of haters but the company isn’t done coming up with ways to make its live tiles less annoying to its user base. The Verge reports that a leaked build of a new Windows 8.1 update slated to launch next month contains …

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Live Tiles

Microsoft finally realizes that people hate Windows 8’s live tiles

January 31st, 2014

It’s official: Microsoft realizes that most desktop users have no use for the Live Tiles interface. The Verge reports that the next update of Windows 8.1 will make the platform boot up to desktop mode by default, which means that people who buy new Windows 8.1 PCs with the latest update won’t have to look …

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Release Date

Next Windows update tipped for March 11th but Start menu still missing

January 24th, 2014

The many Windows users who are underwhelmed by Windows 8 will have to continue waiting patiently for the next iteration of the operating system, but Microsoft is working hard to address users’ issues in the meantime. According to one of ZDNet’s “accurate and trusted sources,” Windows 8.1 Update 1 will be available on March 11th, …

Windows Store Daily Downloads 2013

Windows Store shows significant growth, still can’t compete with Apple

November 12th, 2013

As more Windows users transition to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, Microsoft’s app store is beginning to gain some traction. TechCrunch has shared Microsoft’s latest numbers, which show that the Windows Store delivered 1.7 million daily downloads in October, a 39% increase over the number of apps downloaded daily from the store in June.

Windows 8.1 Market Share Growth

Windows 8.1 picks up steam, drives adoption of Microsoft’s new OS

November 1st, 2013

When we checked in on Windows adoption rates last month, things weren’t looking great for Microsoft’s most recent operating system. Windows 7 was actually gaining traction faster than Windows 8, but the release of Windows 8.1 has led to a notable increase in Windows 8 users. According to Net Applications, Windows 8.1 now accounts for …

Microsoft Windows Tablets 16 Million

Microsoft hopes massive marketing budget will move 16M Windows tablets this year

November 1st, 2013

Microsoft is planning on doing whatever it takes to get Surfaces and third-party Windows tablets into homes over the holiday season. WinSuperSite reports that Microsoft’s goal is to sell 16 million Windows tablets before the end of December, while simultaneously repairing consumer opinion of the company’s brand after the botched launch of Windows 8. With …