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...

I guess if you want to really nip the evil in the bud, you have to pay attention to the source. Windows 8.1 scam apps, really expensive ones, are still being approved for the platform. This, despite assurances from Microsoft that the company will clear the Windows Store of these low quality submissions. Redmond even...

Or rather, the issue of approving fake and scam applications. The Windows 8 app quality problem will take care of itself in time, but apps that try to trick users into buying or downloading? No sir, that is just not on! Redmond touched upon this issue in 2012, and removed a lot of these low quality applications. But...

Big old Steve. Even when he is out of his position at the very top of the technology world, he is in the news. This time, however, with no magic of his own. Well mostly. You see, Steve Ballmer is not someone you would label as an avoid user of social networks. His successor, the new Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella is...

Buttermilk biscuits! If you managed to download and install the leaked Windows 8.1 Update 1 that became available last week, then, boy, you could be in for a nasty surprise. Word is that this was a premature release, and not the final version. Microsoft put up the download links of Windows 8.1 Update 1 last week...

Such is the wonderful world of web that it does not take long for shady characters to start pulling their tricks in their bid to trap unsuspecting users. It does not take them long at all. With news that an early build of Windows 8.1 Update 1 is about to be leaked in the very near future, interest in this particular...

The official VLC player for Windows 8 just cannot get here fast enough. The VideoLAN team regularly provides updates on the development status of the anticipated Metro app. And the latest on the matter is that the app could be ready for action any time now. But third party developers around the world are trying to...

The number of apps on the Windows Store is growing by the day, with the apps repository reaching an important milestone of hundred thousand unique Metro applications. But a number of apps have started to pop up on the Windows Store that try to fly by under the guise of famous tools, with the ulterior motive of trying...

Fame has a price. To get an idea just take a look at the multimedia section of the Windows Store to get an idea of the various clones of the popular VLC players that regularly make an appearance. The VideoLAN team (developers of the VLC Player) is still hard at work on the Windows 8 and RT port of the popular media...

A series of vulnerabilities were found on Oracle’s Java software a little while back that could be used to be compromise and affect systems. The weakness got deserved attention with several media outlets reporting the news of the liability. Sadly, it also came into attention of a lot of cybercriminals, who are using...