If you are one of the few that are still rocking the old version of the operating system, then make way for some news. Stores for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are all set for retirement. Microsoft clearly wants everyone to move to the latest version of Windows, and shutting down access to the apps repository for...

Windows History Microsoft Windows is an Operating System made by Microsoft. Windows is used on the majority of computers today. Windows was first made in November of 1985. There have been many different versions of Windows over the years, including Windows 7 (released in 2009), Windows Vista (2006), and Windows XP...

The second Tuesday of every month brings along its own unique set of goodies for users of Microsoft platforms, and Windows 7 and 8.1 just got a bunch of new updates as part of Patch Tuesday. To go with a range of fixes released for all four versions of Windows 10. Windows 7 Service Pack 1 users are in line for...

Amid all the Windows 10 hype and the Windows 7 market share news, it’s worth keeping an eye on how Windows 8 is doing. More so, how many users are still on that platform. And why. Statistics reveal that Windows 8 users are steadily jumping ship. Microsoft launched this modern version of Windows to much fanfare (almost...

And interestingly, these are not part of Patch Tuesday, or Update Tuesday, or what have you. More so, these Windows updates are flagged as optional on all systems, meaning they are not security in nature. The company, of course, released this month’s Patch Tuesday updates last week. As revealed, most of these updates...

Microsoft may be trying level best to move users to its modern operating platform, but despite these efforts, Windows 7 market share has increased by leaps and bounds in the past few months. The popular OS now easily powers one in two PCs worldwide. And this remains a fact that will not change anytime soon — at least...

Microsoft’s partnership with Dropbox is bearing fruits. Redmond increased collaboration with Dropbox, its cloud storage competitors in the fall of 2014 and consumers are now the ultimate winners. In the first phase, Office users were provided with access to another cloud service to save their documents to, and now...

Microsoft has started rolling out the first Update Tuesday fixes for 2015, and a total of eight security bulletins are now available that fix recently unearthed vulnerabilities in its software. One Critical update is up for grabs this month. But on the whole Windows desktop and server versions are the only solutions...

A new record! A big milestone within reach! Great news all around! The number of Metro apps continues to grow at a brisk pace, and we are miles ahead of the 5,000 count. This was, of course, the number of applications in the Windows Store that were available to users at the time Windows 8 launched. But that was...

And this is a good sign, believe it or not. Channeling a little Robert Ripley here! There is no shortage of people calling Windows 8 the new Vista, what with the modern operating system failing to take off. But with the arrival of Windows 8.1, them more pressing matter was why people failed to upgrade to the newest...