If you are one of the few that are still rocking the old version of the operating system, then make way for some news. Stores for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 are all set for retirement. Microsoft clearly wants everyone to move to the latest version of Windows, and shutting down access to the apps repository for...

Microsoft is facing a number of threats from all quarters, and recent steps like free licenses of Windows and Windows Phone for OEMs are a good way to combat some of them. However, Chromebooks present a sustained danger, as these devices are steadily gaining traction. In fact, one large company has just announced the...

The Chinese odyssey with Microsoft’s newest operating system continues. And how! It emerged earlier today that the government recommend authorities in the Jiangsu province to cancel orders for computers running Windows 8. And soon after that a local IT expert warned that Windows 8 is a risk to national security, as it...

Damage control, please. Questions were raised, queries were extended, about the privacy of all Hotmail or Outlook.com users recently, when it emerged that Microsoft accessed the emails of a blogger. A snoop of this unnamed blogger led to the reveal of a former employee that leaked Windows 8 code. Now while Microsoft’s...

In our previous ‘How to’ post we took a look at File History in Windows 8, a powerful feature allowing you to create an automated back-up of your most cherished files and folders.  No more data loss if your PC shuts down, crashes or god forbid you experience hardware failure. Today we take a look at ‘Family...

The Twitter app for Windows 8 was recently released to lukewarm response. While most users praised the application for delivering on a lot of important features, the design left a bit to be desired. But that was the initial release, and the company promised regular new updates. Nevertheless, the Twitter app overtook...

To say otherwise that Microsoft’s software products are perhaps the most pirated in the world, would be distorting reality — Windows and Office, both regularly top lists that tally counterfeit software. In fact, Windows 7 remains one of the most pirated OSes in the world. Microsoft, for its part, has always encouraged...

Redmond’s officially started an AppFest coding marathon in India, this time with a goal to bring together ten thousand students from all across the country for an extended coding session. Late last week we reported that Microsoft had invited Indian app developers to create apps for its Windows 8 platform. The idea...

Microsoft earlier today introduced a new version of its ever popular Skype client for Windows 8, bringing in several changes bringing the app closer to its desktop counterpart. One of the most requested features makes the cut this time. Yes, I am talking about the addition of a file sharing option that makes it...

From My Computer to My Server, how times change. Microsoft recently launched the My Server app for Windows 8 for people that want to access server resources right from within the Modern interface. Now this is one app that looks set for the win. The app can be used to manage users, devices and alerts, but the best part...