Microsoft has already promised that it will share more details on the Windows 8.1 upgrade leading up to the debut of the public preview set for late next month. Since little in particular has been confirmed, we have had to make do with the rumor mill and keen eye of the technology community that has analyzed the...

I first realized that I was in love with Windows 7 back during the beta. While I enjoyed the improvements to the Vista interface and the overall speed-ups, I think I was most impressed by just how finished and refined it felt for a product that wasn’t even out the door. I remember thinking, “If this is how it is,...

Microsoft has submitted a patent claim for its Windows 8 sketch-based password authentication feature. The patent, numbered 8,024,775, was originally filed on 20 February, 2008, but was only approved yesterday, giving Microsoft legal protection for its novel approach to device security. The patent covers a graphical...