Windows 8 may have been one of the most important operating system launches for Microsoft, but Windows 8.1 is shaping up to be even crucial for the Redmond based technology giant. The company is hoping to grab the attention of people still on the fence with its modern OS, those that are still waiting for the brand new...

Let the countdown begin! Windows 8.1, the first ever refresh of Microsoft’s flagship OS is ready to be unleashed in just two months from now, or 60 days for those that prefer their numbers exact. Most of you will already be aware that Windows 8.1 (codenamed Windows Blue) is not exactly a regular service pack, but a...

Windows 8.1 is shaping up to be quite some all-rounder. Microsoft is keen to optimize and enhance as many elements and features of the upcoming OS as it can. And judging by how things are shaping up, the company is doing a fine job. Reports first came out a few months back that Microsoft was about to bring animated...

I have been taking a deep and long look at Windows 8.1 and wanted to wait till all the initial reviews had happened to write down what I felt about the new update. In addition, I find that like recorded music, you may feel differently the first time you see a product versus a few weeks later. So, here goes… Oh by the...

Even though a large number of users have deployed the Windows 8.1 Preview, it is at the end of the day an early test version of the operating system, one that comes with a few bugs here and there. Microsoft expects users that have installed the preview to report these issues so that everything is fixed before the...

Microsoft has brought back the Start button in Windows 8.1, even if its primary function when clicked is to take users to the Start screen. But familiar button with the Windows logo is back indeed. Still, contrary to what most people expected, the new operating system is missing an option to disable the Start button....

The addition of new Live Tile sizes is one make over in Windows 8.1 that grabbed the attention of technology enthusiasts early on. It actually was one of the first reported visuals changes in the upcoming operating system. And it came to light when rumors of Windows 8.1 first hit the web. The past few months have...

Oh, boy, the countdown enters the interesting phase. Microsoft will unleash the Windows 8.1 Preview in less than 10 days, and the software titan is applying final touches to its preparations for the event. Not only are Metro apps being updated left and right, it appears that the final preview build of the OS is also...

We already know that Windows 8.1 will come with options that allow users to boot directly to the desktop and thereby skip the Start screen completely if they want to. A recent image reveals these settings in full that are bundled in the navigation tab. This screenshot above shows the Boot to Desktop option in Windows...

Slot this is as a feature that will surprise almost no one. Microsoft has long emphasized that Windows 8.1 will focus on smaller tablets, the 7 or 8 inch slates that are projected to take the market by storm by the end of the year. It stands to reason, then, that the software titan would implement specific...