Onwards and upwards! Microsoft’s Windows 8 platform is now starting to show some real strength, with Windows Store now offering more than 175,000 unique Metro apps for download. They took a while coming, though. Towards the end of July, we had figures of 170,000. And that amounts to what, five thousand apps...

VideoLAN just released a much needed new version of VLC for Windows 8.1 on the Windows Store, but VLC for Windows Phone is still eagerly awaited by many users. You can read up on the launch of the Windows 8.1 refresh with its new user interface here. And speaking of user interfaces, the Windows Phone port of...

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...

Either Microsoft is doing something right, or other companies are doing it wrong. Probably a bit of both. Sony is the newest technology titan that has outright copied the Modern UI. Or Metro, for the purists among you — crazy copyrights be darned. So the story is that the user interface Redmond introduced,...

Nothing earth shattering, but just something that inches the Modern UI closer to the traditional desktop environment in terms of feature sets and all that. A simple new addition. This probably is how Microsoft will keep its future operating systems updated with new bells and whistles from now on. And in some...

Metro, Modern, Material, what’s in a name, eh? Google is currently holding its I/O developer event, and one of the first things showcased in the keynote was the company’s new Material Design language. This is Google’s attempt at a unified design language — complete with flatter visual elements, enhanced focus...

Skype is one Microsoft service that gets updates on a regular basis, and this new one is rather interesting. Desktop users of Skype are in line to get some Modern features in the very near future. And although the company has not mentioned what exactly is coming, the announcement states that the UI on both...

Rumors, technology rumors in particular, should always be taken at face value. They can turn out to be true as easily as they can be false. Microsoft, for instance, was expected to talk about a couple of key upcoming products. Expected, or you can say, reported to. There was talk that the company might unveil...

Mozilla dropped a bomb recently when it stop development on Firefox for Windows 8, citing the slow adoption of the Modern UI as the deciding factor in this strange decision. The news hit the technology world by sudden surprise, as the app was already in beta. And now one of the developers that worked on...

The final three weeks. April 8 is so close, one can almost feel the sun rising on that momentous day approaching. It is set to be the day when Windows XP receives its final batch of security updates. After that the Windows XP users are on their own. And while Microsoft is still encouraging everyone to make...