The fortunes of two uniquely varying Microsoft operating systems swung wildly in October. Windows 8.1 adoption skyrocketed this past month, while Windows XP experienced its biggest drop this year. Both factors bring with them no surprises, whatsoever. Making users move away from Windows XP to Windows 8.1 has been the...

I guess all the roads these past few months lead to this one reality. The Chinese government has outlined plans to remove Windows from all government computers. Instead, the country wants to focus on a locally developed operating system — development on this Linux based variant is already underway. All this is not...

One of the first big applications to launch on Windows 8, the Yahoo Mail app is no longer available for download from the Windows Store. Odd, but hardly surprising. Microsoft has done a good job convincing developers to code for its modern platform, and while several large companies have brought their solutions to...

Toshiba Satellite Radius 11 is here, bring with it the convertible form factor at a remarkably affordable price. The company has really jumped on the budget bandwagon for Windows 8.1. Several Toshiba devices have launched this year, with a few more in the pipeline for the holiday season. But this one takes the cake,...

A new Windows zero-day flaw has just been unearthed, and worryingly, this vulnerability is already being exploited in the wild with reports of a few installations being compromised. Interestingly, it affects all versions of Windows, except for Windows Server 2003 — ironic, because this is the version of the operating...

Feature parity? We’ll take it, regardless. Internet Explorer 11 just received a new functionality in the form of new tab page. Similar to how things are on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. This update is showing up on previous versions of the operating system, including the x64 version of Windows 8.1 with IE...

The October 2014 Update Tuesday was released for download overnight, and this month sees a total of eight security updates for Windows, Internet Explorer and Office. This actually makes it one down from the nine that were promised. Apparently, one bulletin that addressed a moderate vulnerability in Microsoft Office...

Despite its less than perfect launch, the VLC port for Microsoft’s modern platform is a certified hit. A new VLC for Windows 8.1 has just been made available for download. And this new build ticks all the right boxes — it comes with a fresh new UI, a bunch of new features, and according to VideoLAN, huge performance...

IObit Uninstaller 4 is out, people. While there are a few other good uninstall utilities available for Windows (Revo Uninstaller for one), IObit leads with the most popular solution. And for good reason too — this feather light tool very efficiently removes programs and software installed on a computer, and then scans...

One of the most feature rich apps on modern Windows, Live Interior 3D Pro is now available with an appealing 50% discount. If you are planning some interior design magic soon, this is the app you need. We covered this app last week on App Watch, and the impression was highly positive. Normally retailing for $19.99,...