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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...
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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...
iBall Slide i701

The iBall Slide i701 Windows 8.1 tablet launches in India for just Rs. 4,999

Just a few weeks after India-based Micromax launched its Windows 8.1 2-in-1 notebook, the Canvas Laptab, in that country, another local OEM, iBall, is joining the party. This week, it announced a new Windows 8.1 7-inch tablet, the Slide i701, that should go on sale later this week for Rs. 4,999 (...
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Windows 10

Windows 10 captures 5.21% of the worldwide PC OS market share in August

Windows 10 officially launched on July 29, but the new PC operating system from Microsoft has already managed to claim 5.21% of the total worldwide OS market share for its first full month of release in August. The numbers were revealed today by research firm Net Applications, who monitors stats...
How to downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 8.1

How to downgrade from Windows 10 to Windows 8.1

Microsoft released Windows 10 on July 29th, and since launch there have been over 50 million installs of the operating system. And there are good reasons. The software giant is betting on Windows 10 to be one of the best operating systems you want to use. After all, it brings familiar features...
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...
Windows SDK for Facebook lets developers bring 'Likes' and more to their apps

Windows SDK for Facebook lets developers bring 'Likes' and more to their apps

Microsoft has announced a new way for app developers to integrate Facebook functionality into their apps. The Windows SDK for Facebook will allow developers to build Facebook login, likes, and graph functions directly into their Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 apps. Here's a list...
Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 finally dethrones Windows XP as the second most used desktop PC OS

It's taken several years, but finally Windows XP, which launched in October 2001, has finally lost its second place position in the desktop PC market share to another operating system. The research firm Net Applications has posted its desktop OS market share numbers for June 2015, and it shows...
iBall Slide i701

The iBall Slide i701 Windows 8.1 tablet launches in India for just Rs. 4,999

Just a few weeks after India-based Micromax launched its Windows 8.1 2-in-1 notebook, the Canvas Laptab, in that country, another local OEM, iBall, is joining the party. This week, it announced a new Windows 8.1 7-inch tablet, the Slide i701, that should go on sale later this week for Rs. 4,999 (...
Windows 8.1

May 2015's 'Patch Tuesday' brings 13 security bulletins from Microsoft

Microsoft continues to issue a large number of security updates for versions of Windows and other software products on the second Tuesday of each month, otherwise known as "Patch Tuesday." Today was no different as the company issued 13 security bulletins, three of which were labeled as critical...
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 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...

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