Wed, March 05, 2014 - It's time to give Windows 8's modern-style apps some respect. Admittedly, some Windows Store apps are inferior to their desktop cousins. But many others take advantage of the full-screen modern (also known as "Metro") interface to provide a different and better experience. With an open mind and a little TLC, your Start screen can be a great resource. Here are four ways you can get the most out of modern apps.
Mon, March 03, 2014 - For the second month in a row, Windows XP and Windows 8 defied their maker's wishes, as XP, which Microsoft just wants to go away, gained user share, and Windows 8, the OS Microsoft hopes will fuel sales of new devices, flatlined in February, an analytics firm reported.
Wed, February 26, 2014 - If you're having a rough time with your Windows 8 computer, several options are available to smooth out the bumps.
Mon, February 24, 2014 - Astute Windows users have pointed out the Achilles Heel of Microsoft's plea for help in getting customers to dump Windows XP: The lack of a smooth upgrade path to Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 8.1.
Sun, February 23, 2014 - Microsoft on Sunday publicly acknowledged what leaks had already shown, that the company will issue an update to Windows 8.1 this spring that provides more tools for owners of traditional PCs controlled by mouse and keyboard.
Sat, February 22, 2014 - Microsoft has cut the price of Windows 8.1 by nearly three-fourths to device makers who produce lower-cost laptops and tablets.
Tue, February 18, 2014 - Windows 8's modern interface didn't go over so well out of the gate. While there was a lot to like among all the Live Tiles and touch friendliness, usability experts panned many of the operating system's design choices, and power users felt abandoned at the altar of the interface formerly known as Metro.
Thu, February 13, 2014 - Microsoft is aiming to slim down Windows 8 so it fits on smaller devices, the company's top marketing executive says.
Tue, February 11, 2014 - Microsoft isn't likely to reveal Windows Phone 8.1 for another few months, but the details are already starting to slip, thanks to a handful of developer leaks.
Fri, February 07, 2014 - New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella certainly has his work cut out for him, but his job pales in comparison to the mess Steve Ballmer inherited in 2000. Nadella should succeed -- and if he does, he owes a lot to his oft-maligned predecessor.
Thu, February 06, 2014 - Microsoft is issuing critical patches for flaws found in Windows 7, 8 and RT desktops as well as for the spam and malware filter for Microsoft Exchange server.
Wed, February 05, 2014 - After taking a plunge with Windows 8's modern UI, Microsoft appears ready to let a PC be a PC and a tablet be a tablet.
Mon, February 03, 2014 - Big changes in this update include improving the modern UI experience for traditional point, click, and type PC users.
Sun, February 02, 2014 - Windows XP's disappearance and Windows 8's march toward some kind of success were both put on hold in January, after a December when the former's user share plunged and the latter's swelled, a Web analytics company said Saturday.