Windows 8 News

Microsoft confirms that Spectre updates will slow older PCs

Microsoft has begun pushing patches that fix the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities, two recently-revealed processor-level security flaws that affect almost all computers and mobile devices. Because the security vulnerabilities take advantage of processor-level >>

How to run Android apps on Windows 8 PCs in 15 easy steps

Android is currently the world’s dominant mobile platform, having more than a billion monthly users according to Google’s most recent stats. These users have also downloaded billions of apps from the Google Play >>

Windows XP is enjoying a very strong life after death

When Windows 8 launched in 2012, Microsoft struggled to convince users that they should make the switch. The new UI was unfamiliar and unresponsive, the critical reaction was skeptical at best and most >>

This might be the perfect obituary for Windows 8

We know from well-connected Microsoft reporters and even directly from Microsoft employees that Microsoft knows it stumbled badly with Windows 8. Indeed, the Windows 8 brand has become so toxic that the company’s employees have reportedly dubbed >>