Time for Windows 8.1 users to jump ship? Don’t look now but there’s an exodus going on, one where developers are quietly abandoning one of the more popular operating systems on the planet. Windows 8.1, the fourth most used desktop OS, had a share of 4.95%. Enough to give it a user base of millions of users. Microsoft...

The dreaded USB Device Not Recognized error is one of the worst problems you can encounter on Windows, and Windows Update KB3022345 is causing this issue on several PCs. In fact, the whole Patch Tuesday this month turned out to be quite some fiasco in terms of issues. Several updates have caused problems on computers...

Time for an annual ritual. Or is it biannual? Or monthly? Anyway, finding the best antivirus for Windows 8.1 home users was the point of this test that the folks over at AV-TEST just conducted. Several antivirus products have been put through the paces, and it seems like Bitdefender Internet Security 2015, Kaspersky...

Spring cleaning? Perfect time for it. Microsoft have given the Windows Store another round of cleaning, removing several fake and low quality apps along the way. As a result, the total number of apps in the store dropped significantly last week. You may recall that Redmond promised last year to remove junk from the...

How about a new Windows 8.1 PC? One the size of a dongle? With HDMI, USB and microSD ports for portability as well as connectivity? With decent performance to go with it? While it may not be the first such computer of its kind, Microsoft showed off a brand new Windows 8.1 computer that looks very much identical to a...

Things sure seem quiet ever since Microsoft dropped their policy of advanced notifications for Update Tuesday releases. However, the company did release a few patches on March 10. And one of the update aimed at Windows 8.1 users aims to fix a bit of a widespread issue. A total of 14 security updates are now shipping,...

The question of how low can you go for Windows 8.1 tablets has been answered. The MOMO7W slate has taken things to a radical new low, and is priced at just $48. That’s the price of a good meal. Or two. Microsoft seems to have finally pulled off its strategy of matching and outdoing low priced Android devices, as...

Been quite some time since we’ve heard a success story for Windows tablets, but here is one to brighten things up. Alaska Airlines is the latest company to introduce these slates on its flights. At least, some of its flights. The company announced that these Windows powered tablets will provide access to games and...

Although the Windows 8.1 pricing scheme is not the biggest mystery in the world, things got rather interesting when Microsoft announced at BUILD 2014 that it was making the OS free for OEMs. Certain OEMs, mind you, those that create tablets with display sizes smaller than 9 inches. This was clearly an attempt to bring...

What took them so long! Windows XP still powers some 18% of computers the world over, but the vintage platform is steadily losing users and people upgrade to newer solutions. Once such solution is Microsoft’s latest — Windows 8.1. Although this version of Windows fixed a lot of issues with Windows 8 vanilla, not...