With the looming arrival of Surface with Windows 8 Pro tablet, the Surface RT has had ample time in the sunshine to finally be judged. Latest estimates put Surface RT sales number at 1 million units (since its October 2012 launch) while most analysts expected Microsoft to shift twice as many. What went wrong? We take...

In a new post on the Microsoft Windows 8 development blog, Microsoft explain some of the thinking behind their enhanced “on-screen keyboards” in Windows 8. With Windows 8, Microsoft started fresh and took a “first principles” approach to developing the touch keyboard. In the post, Kip Knox, a member of the Windows User...

Microsoft have written another post on their Windows 8 development blog. This one deals with process of efficiently updating live tiles. You can read it in full here. Microsoft’s problem is that if you add a large number of ‘always on’ applications that interact with data taken from the Internet to your mobile...

ARM have finally realeased new details about their upcoming 64 bit ARMv8 architecture at the ARM TechCon conference in Santa Clara. This is ARM’s first foray into 64 bit territory. The new 64-bit chips include two main execution states: AArch64 AArch32 The A64 is for true 64-bit processing, and the existing A32 is...

Microsoft recently announced at the BUILD conference that Internet Explorer 10 in the Metro interface will not support plugins. This means that Internet Explorer won’t support Flash. Gasp!But does this come as a big surprise to you? I mean, Flash has never been supported on any iOS devices, it isn’t shipped on Macs...

The use of API’s that allow applications to detect a machine’s location (Geo-location) seems to have interested Microsoft. Code from the latest leaked build of Windows 8 seems to show that this may be a feature implemented in Windows 8. Redmond Pie seems to have the scoop on this one. Here’s the code that seems to...

So there has been a lot of hoopla about 128 bit processing for Windows 8. There has also been speculation that it’s all BS and isnt going to happen. Just what is 128 bit processing anyway? Wikipedia defines it as the following: In computer architecture, 128-bit integers, memory addresses, or other data units are those...