Paul Thurrott today confirmed what this blog has been saying for the past 18 months – Windows 8 has fundamentally been a massive failure. In a post today, he outlined the fact that Microsoft are trying to move past Windows 8 as fast as possible. Here are some of the scoops: Threshold is the codename for the...

This site has been covering Windows since 2009 (years before Windows 8) and we were able to correctly predict a lot of the impact this OS would have. From the Start Button to Start Screen bootups to bad Surface Ads, we were able to call a lot of those things first. Well, in that spirit, Ed Bott wrote a really...

It appears that desktop PCs may get one last hurrah. Windows XP is finally fading away, and with mere months remaining between official retirement of the operating system, Microsoft has amped up efforts to convince users and businesses on making the move to a newer version of Windows. A similar script was written...

If it survives the next few years, Microsoft’s Surface RT will have quite a story to tell. The slate was Redmond’s first real foray into the hardware domain. Seemingly, the technology titan learned more from the tablet than it managed to sell the devices. Things like hardware bugs, software issues, retail...

Corning has made quite a name for itself with its Gorilla Glass line. Hardware makers that want to make their laptops, tablets, phones, computer monitor and what not tough opt to go with Gorilla glass. The company is now producing its third generation Gorilla glass, and it has just announced a new type of Gorilla...

The price disparity of computing products (both hardware and software) between different markets of the world is one of the more bewildering factors of the technology industry. Sadly, this practice has been going on for a rather long time. Buying the same stuff in Europe, for example, is a fair bit more expensive...

Microsoft’s tablet market share is an area of interest for many, and even though things are only starting to heat up, the technology titan is slowly increasing its market share in this very important segment. According to the latest report from Strategy Analytics reveals that the Windows operating system has now...

Redmond has already made it clear that it will not be extending the Windows XP retirement date any further. After having done so once, the software titan will no longer release updates for the old operating system as of April 8, 2014. And the company is urging the XP user base to make their move to a newer...

Windows 8 has its share of fans and detractors. But Mark Shuttleworth has often praised Microsoft’s new platform. And once again, the Linux guru had some wholesome good words for the operating system in a recent interview. Speaking of which, the platform has had it tough ever since release — even as Windows 8...

Microsoft sure does like to keep Skype in the spotlight. And what better way to do so than fan contests. The company launches interesting new contests for Skype on a regular basis. The latest one to go live asks users to create and submit art using just the emoticons included in Skype. These tiny little graphical...