Joe Belfiore of Microsoft is a candidly frank individual, and he recently talked about Windows 8 and how it was not quite the operating system everyone expected it to be. It has been two years since Windows 8 launched — the October 2012 launch event was held with much fanfare, with Redmond using the New York Times...

Microsoft’s most enigmatic operating system is now two years old. Windows 8 was unveiled on October 26, 2012, and went on sale the very next day. And it’s been quite a ride for the modern operating system, to put it mildly. The new OS brought, undoubtedly, the biggest redesigns in the history of Windows, and with it a...

Remember the Windows 8 Live Tiles lawsuit? Sure you don’t. This fluffy little piece of litigation has been an ongoing process ever since the debut of the software titan’s modern operating system. A company by the name of SurfCast filed a complaint in the United States District Court of Maine, back in 2012, alleging...

It took a little longer than expected, but Microsoft’s modern platform, Windows 8, finally has more users than an ancient fan favorite. The recently retired Windows XP. Redmond spared no expense in promoting this new OS, and although initial uptake was quite a bit slower than expected, Windows 8 (and Windows 8.1) now...

Several sources have weighed in on how Microsoft will release their next operating system. Making Windows 9 free for Windows 8 users is a notion that has been thrown around a lot. And now an esteemed Russian leaker has confirmed that Redmond is indeed planning some surprises. This very short tweet claims that the...

Windows 8 officially launched on October 26. 2012. And since then the modern operating system had its share of criticism from all corners, consumer and corporate. Most of which has toned down now. However, even with all the recent enhancements to the platform in the form of Windows 8.1 and Windows 8.1 Update, the...

Microsoft have confirmed that another high profile app is set for arrival on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone very soon. Modern Combat 5: Blackout launches July 24 on the Windows Store. And a mobile version will also go live on the Windows Phone Store the same day. For those of you out of the loop, Modern Combat 5:...

Microsoft has really amped up its focus on security in the modern versions of its flagship OS. Windows 8, for example, comes with its own security software, Windows Defender, which is installed by default. Initially Redmond only developed an antispyware tool, which was later turned into a fully featured antivirus...

Some may opine that Microsoft has delayed this by a few months, but even if it should have done this a bit sooner, the software titan is paying due attention to gaming for its leading platform. Redmond just now announced a deal to bring several classic games to the Windows Store, and it has also penned a brand new...

Convincing users to ditch Windows XP brings multiple benefits to Microsoft. Not only can the company decrease the market share of the ancient (yet popular) OS, it also gets a chance to pitch Windows 8 to prospective customers. And one such major customer that decided to make the move recently is Bankwest. The company...