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BlueStacks Android App Player Windows 8

BlueStacks brings more than 750,000 Android apps to Surface Pro and Windows 8

February 12th, 2013

BlueStacks on Tuesday announced the availability of its Android “App Player” for the Surface Pro tablet and other Windows 8 devices. The announcement comes a little over a year after the company first announced that it was working on bringing its popular program, which gives users access to more than 750,000 Android apps, to Microsoft’s …

Microsoft Surface Pro Review

Microsoft Surface Pro review

February 5th, 2013

I first laid eyes on Microsoft’s (MSFT) Surface tablet just about four months ago. It was a rainy Monday morning in Redmond, Washington and we were barely into the first 20 minutes of a full day of meetings when I knew the Surface was a huge, huge deal. Microsoft — the world’s largest software company, …

Windows 8 Market Share

Windows 8 adoption increased 2.26% in January

February 1st, 2013

The adoption rate of Windows 8 increased by more than 30% in January, according to the latest monthly numbers from analytics firm Net Applications. Microsoft’s (MSFT) latest operating system accounted for 2.26% of the market, compared to 1.72% in December and 1.09% in November. Despite the small increase, a majority of users continue to ignore …

Windows 8 Pricing Increase

Upgrading to Windows 8 will be more expensive starting tomorrow

January 31st, 2013

Despite the fact that most people haven’t upgraded to Windows 8, the promotional price for Microsoft’s (MSFT) latest operating system is coming to an end. The company has offered Windows 8 upgrades for as little as $39.99 for the past few months, but starting on February 1st that price will more than double to $119.99 and a …

Acer Chromebook Sales

Acer CEO looks to Chrome as alternative to ‘not successful’ Windows 8

January 28th, 2013

Executives at Acer (2353) have had some harsh words for Microsoft (MSFT) regarding its Windows 8 operating system. CEO JT Wang was fuming after the software giant unveiled its Surface tablet and even issued a warning to the company, while other executives have blamed Microsoft for confusing would-be Windows 8 buyers. President Jim Wong said in an …

Microsoft Cheaper Windows 8

Microsoft plans to expand Surface lineup, offer cheaper Windows 8 devices

January 25th, 2013

Microsoft (MSFT) has a problem on its hands: Its Surface tablets cost an arm and a leg to purchase, and so far it looks like no one is buying them. The ARM-specific Surface RT is available for $630 with the optional, but highly recommended, magnetic keyboard dock, while the Window 8-powered Surface Pro is offered …

Microsoft Surface Pro Release Date

Microsoft Surface Pro to launch February 9th starting at $899

January 22nd, 2013

Microsoft (MSFT) previously announced that the Windows 8-powered version of its Surface tablet would launch in January starting at $899. The company was unable to meet its deadline, however, and on Tuesday announced that the device will now launch on February 9th in the U.S. and Canada. The base model of the Surface Pro is …

Microsoft Windows 8 Pricing

Microsoft reveals new Windows 8 pricing details

January 18th, 2013

Microsoft (MSFT) has been running a special promotion to entice consumers to upgrade to Windows 8, where the company has offered the operating system for as low as $39.99 since it was released last year. However, that offer price is slated to end on January 31st and Microsoft on Friday announced pricing information for Windows 8 …

PC Sales Decline

PC sales get hammered as consumers turn toward tablets during the holiday quarter

January 14th, 2013

Another week, another gloomy assessment of the PC market. Gartner on Monday released new research showing that “worldwide PC shipments totaled 90.3 million units in the fourth quarter of 2012, a 4.9 percent decline from the fourth quarter of 2011.” The reason that PC sales have fallen, says Gartner, is that consumers are using tablets …