The recently concluded Worldwide Partner Conference was the perfect opportunity for Microsoft to share deep details about its upcoming products and services, and as expect Windows 8.1 remained the prime focus of the event. Redmond revealed a ton of news about the upcoming OS both via keynotes and press releases. At...

Redmond has just launched the Metro version of its Skype WiFi application. This Modern UI app offers support for both desktops and tablets that run either Windows 8 or Windows RT. For the uninitiated, the Skype WiFi app provides quick and easy WiFi access through hotspots at public places like hotels, restaurants,...

Well, it took a fair while, but it seems that sense is finally prevailing. After pinning hopes on Microsoft’s newest operating system, the PC industry rushed to criticize Windows 8. Analysts, market watchers, industry leaders, even hardware vendors were quick to jump the gun. But analyst firm Gartner announced earlier...

The PC industry may be going through a radical paradigm shift, with faltering sales and declining numbers. But despite all this, analysts and market watchers had a bit of a hard time crowing a king, the undisputed leading PC supplier. The fight was between Lenovo and HP, and it arose due to difference in calculations....

My, how times change! It is hard to fathom that a single product has managed to unbalance the notebook market to such an extent that some are saying there is no coming back from. Yes, tablets. These new kind of devices have eaten into the sales of notebooks like there is no tomorrow. According to the latest numbers...

Owing to undoubtedly the widest array of supported devices, the public preview build of the under development Windows 8.1 comes with a fair amount of bugs and nagging issues. The upcoming operating system is capable of running a number of computers and devices — from old PCs to the latest tablets, hybrids and...

It is no secret that Redmond is continuously looking at ways to open new Microsoft Stores not just across the length and breadth of the United States, but also at important overseas locations. The expansion of its retail network is often cited to play a key role in the company’s long-term strategy. And although...

It is remarkable to think that with Windows 7 and Windows 8 out in the wild, and Windows 8.1 set for arrival, the ancient old Windows XP still stirs up a debate every now and then. The reason being the ridiculously high market share of the old operating system — Windows XP is the second most popular operating system...

The first generation Surface tablets have been quite an opportunity for Microsoft to not just outline its hardware ambitions and aspirations of becoming a devices and services company, but also to streamline its retail channels. The company has, in the past month or two, been looking into ways to extend channel...

The best thing about to two Microsoft events this close is that the company can afford to split up the official details and statistics in between. This is what is happening right now. While Redmond talked in great detail about Windows 8.1 and its future plans at BUILD, the technology titan is currently throwing around...