Time for Windows 8.1 users to jump ship? Don’t look now but there’s an exodus going on, one where developers are quietly abandoning one of the more popular operating systems on the planet. Windows 8.1, the fourth most used desktop OS, had a share of 4.95%. Enough to give it a user base of millions of users. Microsoft...

The end is near! Windows 8.1 is nearing sunset, as Microsoft has officially ended mainstream support for this version of the operating system this week. It will no longer receive new features and updates. Other than security patches, of course. This development follows this month’s Patch Tuesday rollout, meaning...

The second Tuesday of every month brings along its own unique set of goodies for users of Microsoft platforms, and Windows 7 and 8.1 just got a bunch of new updates as part of Patch Tuesday. To go with a range of fixes released for all four versions of Windows 10. Windows 7 Service Pack 1 users are in line for...

Time for an annual ritual. Or is it biannual? Or monthly? Anyway, finding the best antivirus for Windows 8.1 home users was the point of this test that the folks over at AV-TEST just conducted. Several antivirus products have been put through the paces, and it seems like Bitdefender Internet Security 2015, Kaspersky...

Spring cleaning? Perfect time for it. Microsoft have given the Windows Store another round of cleaning, removing several fake and low quality apps along the way. As a result, the total number of apps in the store dropped significantly last week. You may recall that Redmond promised last year to remove junk from the...

How about a new Windows 8.1 PC? One the size of a dongle? With HDMI, USB and microSD ports for portability as well as connectivity? With decent performance to go with it? While it may not be the first such computer of its kind, Microsoft showed off a brand new Windows 8.1 computer that looks very much identical to a...

Things sure seem quiet ever since Microsoft dropped their policy of advanced notifications for Update Tuesday releases. However, the company did release a few patches on March 10. And one of the update aimed at Windows 8.1 users aims to fix a bit of a widespread issue. A total of 14 security updates are now shipping,...

The question of how low can you go for Windows 8.1 tablets has been answered. The MOMO7W slate has taken things to a radical new low, and is priced at just $48. That’s the price of a good meal. Or two. Microsoft seems to have finally pulled off its strategy of matching and outdoing low priced Android devices, as...

Microsoft may be trying level best to move users to its modern operating platform, but despite these efforts, Windows 7 market share has increased by leaps and bounds in the past few months. The popular OS now easily powers one in two PCs worldwide. And this remains a fact that will not change anytime soon — at least...

Oh boy, not again. It’s Patch Tuesday time. Or Update Tuesday, if you will. And this time around, another patch is causing trouble for users that deployed it on their machines. Not the first time this has happened, but we had a worry free few months prior to this incident. Anyway, the culprit in question is KB3001652,...