Windows 8 has been out for a while now but people are still bewildered by this OS. There are even reports coming out that even though there are plenty of people who purchased the new version of the beloved operating system, few people might actually be activating it. The main reason for this is probably consumer...

The Patch Tuesday update cycle for May just went live late last night and Microsoft has released a whole bunch of fixes in its bid to resolve 33 vulnerabilities in various products. Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Office, Server and Tools are all in to receive this round of improvements. Two of the updates are...

It has been more than six months since both Windows 8 and Windows RT made their way to the market, and Microsoft pledged to keep its newest platforms fully patched with fast and frequent updates. True to the software titan’s promise, both operating systems received a regular flow of patches. But now some official...

It’s tinkering time again. Microsoft just announced that both Windows 8 and Internet Explorer will be getting critical updates next week. And yes, these are part of its monthly Patch Tuesday cycle, which the company uses to provide fixes and updates to its core mainstream software. Only this time, Microsoft has not...

Talk about a patch doing more harm than good. It is not official yet, but a handful of Windows 8 users are complaining that a Windows 8 update causes their Start screen to freeze while other apps fail to respond. Sounds awfully familiar to something in the previous versions of Windows, eh? But it appears that most...

I was reading the story Andrew Grush wrote about the future of Windows upgrades and he brought up some good points. When thinking of updates, upgrades and update numbers though you also have to take into consideration what Microsoft has in plan with Windows. This could go a couple of ways. 1) Microsoft could keep the...

Traditionally, when Microsoft prepares its RTM version there isn’t much changes made for quite a while. Sure, there are updates that offer bug fixes and other minor changes, but that’s it. Breaking longstanding tradition, early Windows 8 users are getting updates made by MS to the client code that bring quite a bit of...

Last week, Microsoft announced that they would be making last minute updates to some of the apps that came with Windows 8. It seems that the app refresh has begun. Users are beginning to see updates to Mail, Calendar, People, Messaging, Maps and Skydrive applications among others. Some users are also reporting updates...

Starting today, many of the apps in Windows 8 are going to start releasing updates. Microsoft’s Gabriel Aul took to the MS blog yesterday and told us that early adopters of Windows 8 would start to see a whole bunch of positive changes in the apps leading up to the big Oct. 26th launch, he would also go into detail...

So this one is quite a doozy but I thought heck, it’s a slow Tuesday so what the heck. On the Winunleaked forums, there was speculation today about Microsoft charging for updates to Windows 8. They are speculating that the $39 upgrade offer would be the first payment of a multi-layered payment structure that would...