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Windows 8.1 Update 1 rumored release date gets more specific, no mini-Start Menu in sight

Windows 8.1 Update 1 rumored release date gets more specific, no mini-Start Menu in sight

Michael Archambault 54

The first minor update heading to Windows 8.1, known as Update 1, is suspected to be bringing more unity between the legacy desktop and newer Windows 8 application environment. In recently leaked screenshots by hacker WZor, we were able to take a brief look at the ability to pin Windows Store applications to your taskbar. The update previously rumored to be coming out this March, has...

Windows 8.1 Update 1 screenshots leaked - shows the ability to pin Windows 8 apps to the legacy taskbar

Windows 8.1 Update 1 screenshots leaked - shows the ability to pin Windows 8 apps to the legacy taskbar

Michael Archambault 114

Microsoft’s 2014 update for Windows 8.1 is aimed to land this April, and as usual, screenshots have begun to leak a few months early. Prominent hacker, WZor, has released a collection of screenshots from the latest build that reveal what may be in store for the future of Windows. Known internally as “Windows Build 6.3.9600.16596.WINBLUES14_GDR_LEAN.140114-0237”, the leaked build is an...

Microsoft Security Essentials to continue to 2015
XP is still end of line

Microsoft Security Essentials to continue to 2015

Michael Archambault 62

There has been a bit of confusion for Windows XP users (yes, they still exist) over whether or not they would be able to obtain antivirus support after July 2015. Let us take a few moments to talk about what antivirus support you won’t have after the 2015 date, but what might still be available. In addition, take a second to learn why you will still be at risk after this April even if...

Firmware updates available for original Surface Pro - fixes Touch and Type Cover issues

Firmware updates available for original Surface Pro - fixes Touch and Type Cover issues

Michael Archambault 41

If you are the proud (or disappointed) owner of a first generation Microsoft Surface Pro, then you might want to check Windows Update for a new firmware updates that are available today. The new updates for the Surface Pro improve compatibility with the second generation Type and Touch Covers. The new firmware updates, numbered 1.0.279.0 and 1.0.280.0, fix issues in which the newer...

Gigabyte unleashes the beast with its super thin Aorus X7 gaming laptop

Gigabyte unleashes the beast with its super thin Aorus X7 gaming laptop

Michael Archambault 19

When it comes to PC gaming, laptops tend to be chunky and heavy machines that are nothing near portable. While we have seen competitors try to battle Dell’s Alienware subsidy with thinner machines, such as Razer’s Blade notebook, nothing can seem to hit the right balance of power, portability, and price. Gigabyte intends to help change that with their latest gaming machine, the Aorus X7...

Microsoft shoots their own "selfie" and revisits their accomplishments of 2013

Microsoft shoots their own "selfie" and revisits their accomplishments of 2013

Michael Archambault 36

You and your Nokia Lumia aren't the only two buddies who can put together an awesome selfie. Microsoft has decided to assemble what they are calling "A Video Selfie" of some of their greatest achievements during 2013. You can checkout the video and more details below, after the break.  The video selfie centers around a Windows 8 interface, in which live titles bring special moments...