Tag Archives: Microsoft

Microsoft and Google aren’t happy with mutant Android-Windows hybrids

Microsoft may be comfortable with Windows Phone and Android splitting time on a single phone, but when it comes to PCs, fuhgeddaboutit. Google also isn’t too thrilled with the idea of Frankenstein Android-Windows computers, and at least one PC maker may have to dump the hybrid devices from their lineup as a result. Asus, makers […]

Microsoft to drop price of Windows 8 licenses 70% fr low-end devices, report says

In a bid to stave off competition in the low-end tablet and notebook market, Microsoft will be reducing what it charges device manufacturers for its Windows 8.1 licenses, according to a Friday Bloomberg report that references anonymous sources. For devices that retail for less than $250, the cost of a Windows 8.1 install will drop […]

Microsoft confirms 200 million Windows 8 licenses sold: Still short of Windows 7

Microsoft has confirmed thatWindows 8 has crossed the 200 million mark in license sales. It’s been a while since the software giant gave us figures for Windows 8 but after being received with mixed feelings, it has now reached the 200 million milestone. The last time Microsoft gave figures was in May last year when […]

Acer Aspire V5 Core i5 for $499 Deal at Microsoft Store

If you missed the deal from last month for the Acer Aspire Ultrabook for $599.99 at the Microsoft Store with Core i7, well it’s your lucky day, because a similar deal is now back except this time you can get a Core i5 configuration of the Aspire V5 for $499. The $499 deal is for […]

Microsoft Surface 2

The Windows RT tablet is back with a better screen and longer battery life

Microsoft disputes tests that suggest Windows 8.1 has a battery life problem

When Mac fanboys tussle with Windows aficionados, the fur can fly. And at some point, someone will probably bring up the old battery life chestnut: Windows laptops simply run out of juice when you need them most, while Macs just keep on chugging away. It’s a serious problem, as every road warrior fears running out […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 2

The best Windows 8 tablet so far

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review: A compact Ultrabook laptop and tablet with compromises

Price: �719 inc VAT Rating: 7 Tying in with the launch of Windows 8.1, Microsoft has launched the second version of the Surface Pro. The Surface Pro 2 is a device designed to be alaptop and tablet in one. See also the original Surface Pro review – Microsoft tablet offers true power computing on the […]

Microsoft increases roaming limit for Windows apps to 81 devices

Microsoft has announced that the roaming limit forWindows 8 apps has been increased to 81 devices. Yes, you read that correctly, you can now share apps purchased from the Windows Store across up to 81 devices. The previous limit allowed users to roam on up to five different devices. See also: Windows 8.1 release date, […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 details leak ahead of launch

Despite poor sales of its predecessor, Microsoft is forging ahead with a new Surface Pro boasting double the RAM and a latest-generation Haswell processor

Microsoft confirms Windows 8.1 release date as 17 October

Microsoft has confirmed the release date for Windows 8.1 as 17 October.        

Microsoft Surface Pro

Is this the computer Windows 8 was really designed for?

Surface Pro review – Microsoft tablet offers true power computing on the move

The Surface Pro is both a tiny Ultrabook and a bulky Windows 8 tablet. Is the Surface Pro the one device to rule them all? Here’s our Surface Pro UK review. Updated 16 May 2013.        

Microsoft Windows 8 Update “Blue” Coming, Start Button Likely to Return

Microsoft officially announced that there is an update coming to Windows 8 later this year, likely September, in the form of “Windows Blue” (a.k.a Windows 8.1).  According to a Microsoft blog, a public preview of Windows 8 will be shown in June at the BUILD developer conference.  There are high expectations that the Windows 8.1 […]

Microsoft to bring back Start button in Windows 8.1

Microsoft is planning to resurrect the iconic Start button which users are sorely missing from its Windows 8 operating system.        

Asus VivoTab Smart ME400 review: the Windows 8 tablet to rival Microsoft’s Surface?

We take a look at Asus’ new 10-inch tablet running full Windows 8. Here’s our Asus VivoTab Smart ME400 review.

Vizio 14” Ultrabook for $599 at Microsoft Store

The 14” screen Vizio CT14-A4 Ultrabook is on sale for $599 at the Microsoft Store online right now, that’s about $100 cheaper than the next cheapest price of $698 at Amazon.com.   The Vizio CT14 Ultrabook has an HD+ (1600 x 900) resolution screen, making it stand out among other budget Ultrabooks that tend to have […]

Microsoft may slash Windows licensing costs to jump-start cheap, touchscreen laptops

Windows 8 has landed with more of a thud than a bang, to hear many retailers and manufacturers tell it. The root of the problem is up for debate, but a new report suggests that Microsoft is taking one of the possible culprits–the lack of low-cost, touchscreen Windows 8 devices–head-on, offering manufacturers steep discounts on […]

Microsoft drops Windows 8 Pro price to £45

Microsoft has quietly cut the price of Windows 8 Pro to £45 in the UK.

Surface Pro review – if Microsoft can’t make the perfect Windows 8 hybrid laptop and tablet, who can?

The Surface Pro is both a tiny Ultrabook and a bulky Windows 8 tablet. Is the Surface Pro the one device to rule them all? Here’s our Surface Pro review.

Dell Buyout Completed, Microsoft Spends $2 Billion to Help Company go Private

Dell, the third biggest PC maker, no longer has to report to the public its revenue numbers or how many products it has sold as it is no longer a public company.  Yesterday a group of investors that included Michael Dell himself, Microsoft and private equity firm Silver Lake grouped together to buy the company […]

Microsoft Office 2013 and 365 FAQ: What you need to know

Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 365 are now available so here’s everything you need to know.

Microsoft Surface Pro launching on 9 February

Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet will launch on 9 February in the US and Canada.

Microsoft Surface Pro review

The Surface Pro has the potential be both stylish Ultrabook and Windows 8 tablet. Can the Surface Pro succeed at being all things to all people? Here’s our Surface Pro review.

Microsoft Surface RT tablets head to John Lewis

Microsoft’s Surface RT will be available from John lewis for the first time, with UK high-street stores start getting demonstration models and stock