Windows RT

Microsoft's bolt from the Blue: How Redmond expects to keep Windows and Windows Phone fresh

Microsoft's bolt from the Blue: How Redmond expects to keep Windows and Windows Phone fresh

Rich Edmonds 132

We've known for a while that Microsoft will be working on its first set of updates for Windows 8, codenamed "Blue". But now, according to ZDNet, Microsoft is said to be expanding the coverage of said update to reach beyond the realm of Windows. Blue is also referring to Windows Phone, cloud services (SkyDrive, Outlook.com, etc.) and Windows Server. It's a wave of upgrades which are not...

Skulls of the Shogun for Windows Phone and Windows 8 gets special launch pricing

Skulls of the Shogun for Windows Phone and Windows 8 gets special launch pricing

Paul Acevedo 54

Next week’s Xbox Windows Phone release Skulls of the Shogun is possibly Microsoft’s most ambitious game yet. Not only will it be launching on Windows Phone, but also XBLA and Windows 8/RT simultaneously. Take that, WSOP: Full House Pro! Sorry, I just ate some sour grapes. On top of the three-platform release, Skulls also supports shared campaign progress across devices thanks to cloud...

Microsoft announces WSOP: Full House Pro for XBLA and Windows 8 but not Windows Phone

Microsoft announces WSOP: Full House Pro for XBLA and Windows 8 but not Windows Phone

Paul Acevedo 81

We dished out praises like crazy to the original Full House Poker game for Windows Phone. It was the first Windows Phone 7 game to have proper avatar support and is still the only one, really. A picture of the user’s avatar on their stats screen like AlphaJax and Wordament have doesn’t really count; users want to play games as their avatars. Full House Poker also synced up with the...

ASUS VivoBook S400, an attractively priced ultrabook with a touchy-feely screen

ASUS VivoBook S400, an attractively priced ultrabook with a touchy-feely screen

Rich Edmonds 36

ASUS has launched (and will be launching) multiple products that run Windows RT / 8. A family of laptops branded under the VivoBook umbrella, the S200 and S400, are solutions for those who require a light, thin notebook that sport touch screens and all the bells and whistles for Windows 8. We recently invested in an S400 to see what all the fuss is about with this mid-range notebook. We...

Microsoft Surface users account for 8% of Windows 8 devices worldwide, dominates RT category.

Microsoft Surface users account for 8% of Windows 8 devices worldwide, dominates RT category.

Rich Edmonds 58

Latest data from advertisement network AdDuplex reveals usage statistics of both Windows 8 and Windows RT in the first month of 2013. Information presented in this report was collected on January 14th (112 Windows Store apps running the AdDuplex SDK). As well as usages, Windows RT devices and multiple geographic locations are also included. The first chart (above) shows a strong...

Skulls of the Shogun coming to Windows Phone, XBLA, and Windows 8 on January 30th

Skulls of the Shogun coming to Windows Phone, XBLA, and Windows 8 on January 30th

Paul Acevedo 60

We’re still unsure about the next couple of weeks, but the drought of Xbox game releases for Windows Phone will definitely cease by the end of the month. Microsoft has made a rare advance release date announcement for a mobile game – and it’s a good one. At long last, Skulls of the Shogun from 17-Bit and Microsoft Studios will debut on January 30th for Windows Phone 7 and 8, Xbox Live...