Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 gathers momentum as consumers adopt latest update

A year after Windows 8.1 was made available to users, the Microsoft's PC operating system has finally gathered steam as the market share for computer systems that run Windows 8.1 rose to 10.9 percent in October as opposed to 6.7 percent in September and 7.1 percent in August.

Nov 02, 2014, 18:29 PM IST

Microsoft bets big on tablets in India

Software giant Microsoft is placing big bets on tablets to drive adoption of its Windows 8.1 platform on smart devices in the country.

Oct 02, 2014, 17:26 PM IST

Micromax unveils its 1st Windows-powered phones

Micromax Monday unveiled its first devices powered by the latest Windows 8.1 operating system as the homegrown handset maker charts the next phase of growth to become the country's largest smartphone player.

Jun 16, 2014, 19:46 PM IST

Microsoft confirms Windows with Bing for low cost devices

Microsoft said in its blog that it may also include Office 365 in devices that run Windows with Bing.

May 25, 2014, 22:21 PM IST

Start Menu soon to return to Microsoft Windows 8

Microsoft will reportedly bring the 'Start Menu' back in the second update to Windows 8.1, which is scheduled for August.

Apr 24, 2014, 15:29 PM IST

Windows XP diehards to fend off hackers on their own

On April 8, the US software colossus will stop patching newly found security holes in Windows XP code that hackers could exploit to slip into computers.

Apr 06, 2014, 11:22 AM IST

Microsoft partners with Micromax to offer Windows 8.1 phones

Tech giant Microsoft has partnered with India's homegrown handset maker Micromax to offer Windows 8.1-powered operating system (OS) smartphones in the country, which is considered one of the leaders in emerging markets for smart devices.

Apr 03, 2014, 21:13 PM IST

Microsoft to release update of Windows 8.1 on April 8

Software giant Microsoft has announced a release date for the update of its operating system Windows 8.1, including the smart phone version, to give its users a more familiar and convenient browsing experience.

Apr 03, 2014, 05:21 AM IST

Windows XP end-of-support boosting PC demand: Citi

Microsoft's decision to end its support to the decade-plus-old Windows XP operating system is reportedly driving up sales of PC in the US and other mature markets, a new report by Citi has revealed.

Mar 29, 2014, 20:11 PM IST

Microsoft leaks Windows 8.1 Update 1 before April release

The software maker's Windows Update service apparently released links to the update, which enabled the new desktop-features after installation.

Mar 08, 2014, 18:51 PM IST

Microsoft to cut Windows 8.1 price by 70%

Microsoft is reportedly offering a discount of 70 percent on Windows 8.1 for low-cost devices with a starting range of 229 dollars.

Feb 23, 2014, 17:02 PM IST

Nokia set to launch Here Maps on all Windows 8.1 devices

Nokia has reportedly announced that it is going to soon launch its Here Maps software for all Windows 8.1 devices.

Feb 22, 2014, 12:28 PM IST

Check your Windows 8.1 PC`s performance in 3 easy steps!

Windows Experience Index benchmark tool measures a PC`s performance in terms of its processor, memory, graphics, gaming graphics and hard disk, but finding it in Microsoft`s latest Windows 8.1 OS is a little tricky but still available.

Jan 06, 2014, 19:00 PM IST

10% of PCs now running on Windows 8, 8.1

However, Windows 7 is still more preferred by desktop users as its share rose by 0.88 percent.

Jan 03, 2014, 19:00 PM IST

Windows 7 better than latest Microsoft OS

Microsoft's latest Windows 8 and 8.1 is apparently having a hard time to compete with its own predecessor Windows 7 which reportedly saw an increase in its user base last month.

Dec 03, 2013, 21:53 PM IST

Windows 8.1 gets new Skype

Internet calling and messaging service Skype has been reportedly rolled out for Microsoft's latest Windows 8.1, allowing it to match with the operating system's multitasking feature.

Nov 18, 2013, 12:29 PM IST

Windows 8.1 update released; will also be available in India

Windows 8.1 also brings back Start button as a familiar point of navigation. An All Apps view lets users see all of their apps at once for easy access and new clicks and cues as well as a Help and Tips app that get you up to speed quickly.

Oct 17, 2013, 19:21 PM IST

Windows 8.1 set for October 18 release: Microsoft

A tweaked version of Microsoft's Windows operating system which restores the "Start" button missed by users and updates other features will be available on October 18.

Aug 15, 2013, 09:53 AM IST

Microsoft Windows 8.1 unveiled; preview version on June 26

Windows 8.1 is the next update to Microsoft’s personal computer operating system.

May 15, 2013, 09:15 AM IST