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Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 will be getting nearly 30 patches later today

Microsoft plans to release over 30 non-security patches for various versions of Windows later today, but Windows 8.1 will be the subject of the vast majority of those downloads. The company has released summaries of all these optional patches on its support page, and it's clear that most of...
Microsoft

Microsoft hits back at Google for publishing Windows 8.1 vulnerability before being fixed

Microsoft has lashed out at Google for making a Windows 8.1 vulnerability public. Chris Betz, heading up the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC), published a new blog post over on TechNet talking about security and how tech companies should work together to better protect consumers against...
Windows 8.1

New OS market share data shows slight gain for Windows 8.1, Windows XP

Net Applications has posted its desktop operating system market share numbers for February 2015, showing a slight gain for Windows 8.1 worldwide. However, it also shows that the 13 year old Windows XP also went up in its market share, 10 months after Microsoft cut support for the OS. Net...
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Windows 8.1

New OS market share data shows small gain for Windows 8.1 and big drop for Windows XP

Net Applications has posted its desktop operating system market share numbers for April 2015, showing a small gain for Windows 8.1 worldwide. It also showed that the 13-year old Windows XP took another big drop. Net Applications, which gathers its data by monitoring PC access to thousands of...
Micromax Canvas Laptab

Micromax to launch Canvas Laptab Windows 8.1 notebook in India for Rs. 14,999

After previously launching two Windows Phones in its home country of India, Micromax is expanding its hardware partnership with Microsoft with today's announcement of the Canvas Laptab Windows 8.1 notebook. The announcement, which was teased by Microsoft's Facebook page earlier this week,...
How to make a full backup of a Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 PC

How to make a full backup of a Windows 10 or Windows 8.1 PC

There is no such as thing as too many backups. If you can make a backup of the backup, do it. Luckily, Windows makes it super easy to make an exact copy of your entire computer using the System Image Backup utility. Never used it before? We'll explain what it does and how to use it. What is...
How to dual-boot Windows 10 Technical Preview alongside Windows 8.1

How to dual-boot Windows 10 Technical Preview alongside Windows 8.1

Creating a dual-boot system will let you safely test Windows 10 Technical Preview using the full power of your PC's hardware alongside Windows 8.1. In Windows 10, Microsoft is doing something differently as it's letting customers download and install versions of the operating system early on, so...
Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 will be getting nearly 30 patches later today

Microsoft plans to release over 30 non-security patches for various versions of Windows later today, but Windows 8.1 will be the subject of the vast majority of those downloads. The company has released summaries of all these optional patches on its support page, and it's clear that most of...
Dell XPS 13

Overall PC shipments showed sharp declines in Q1 2015 worldwide

Research firms Gartner and IDC both showed sharp declines in PC shipments worldwide in the first quarter of 2015. Gartner stated that 71.7 million PC units shipped in the first quarter of 2015, which is a 5.2% decline from the same period a year ago. IDC said 68.5 million PC units shipped in the...
Windows 8

New OS market share data shows big gain for Windows 7 while 8.1 remains steady

Net Applications has posted its desktop operating system market share numbers for March 2015, showing a big gain for Windows 7 worldwide. Meanwhile, numbers for Windows 8 and 8.1 remain steady for the most part. Net Applications, which gathers its data by monitoring PC access to thousands of...
Project Spark

Project Spark to launch Conker episodic game and content packs April 23

The team behind Microsoft's Project Spark game creation tools for Windows 8.1 and the Xbox One will finally release the long-awaited game and content packs based on Conker April 23. The very adult squirrel was the star of Rare's classic M-rated action-platformer Conker's Bad Fur Day for the...
Windows 8.1

New OS market share data shows slight gain for Windows 8.1, Windows XP

Net Applications has posted its desktop operating system market share numbers for February 2015, showing a slight gain for Windows 8.1 worldwide. However, it also shows that the 13 year old Windows XP also went up in its market share, 10 months after Microsoft cut support for the OS. Net...
VAIO Z with Windows 8.1

VAIO's first two post-Sony laptops are also 2-in-1 hybrids

VAIO's first all-new Windows 8.1 laptops since breaking away from Sony in 2014 were revealed today. Both the VAIO Z and the VAIO Z Canvas are 2-in-1 hybrids. The VAIO Z includes a hinge on its display so it can be turned into a tablet, while the VAIO Z Canvas is designed so that the screen can...

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