Earlier today I reported that Microsoft was privately blaming vendors for slow sales with Windows 8, though keep in mind that the source of the article was an unnamed person reporting to the Register. Now it seems that Microsoft has released its official 4th quarter 2012 calendar year results. How do things look? Not...

Have you bought a brand new Windows 8 laptop yet? If you have, you might have noticed something missing on many of these devices, a little sticker on the bottom of the laptop. For about as long as I can remember now, Microsoft has been issuing product keys. At one point these keys were found on the manual packaging...

The learning curve in Windows 8 is somewhat steppe, or at least it appears to be on the surface. The truth is that Windows 8 has some changes with the Start Screen UI but it’s not hard to use. Recently a usability expert called Windows 8 out as disappointing, is there any truth to that? Honestly, I don’t think so. There...

Many of the readers here at Windows 8 Update might already know a great deal about how Windows 8 looked and felt during its early Beta days. The mobile-centric desktop OS has certainly come a long way over the years. What about going back even further? We now have a few screenshots of the early mockup of what...

Never bet against Steve Jobs. Flash is dead – Long live HTML5! In an official announcement, Adobe’s official announcement, Danny Winokur, Adobe’s VP and general manager of interactive development, wrote: “HTML5 is now universally supported on major mobile devices, in some cases exclusively. This makes HTML5 the best...

Windows Live is Microsoft’s suite of programs that has some programs installed directly on the computer and some programs that are run through a web browser. It was introduced in 2005 and hasn’t really gained as much traction as Microsoft probably expected it to. All of that is about to change. Chris Jones,...