The rumor that Nokia would release a Windows based tablet goes a long way back, had numerous leaks and was rumored to be announced multiple times. The company has finally announced that they have been building a device all this time.
Yesterday at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi the company unveiled the Lumia 2520, a 10-inch Windows RT based tablet that features the beautiful poly-carbonate design seen on other Lumia devices.
If you’d ever been into a Microsoft store you likely were very confused when confronted by two differently named devices. The “Surface RT” hit the market late last year while the original “Surface Pro” was released earlier this year and now Microsoft has dropped the “RT” from the original device’s name.
The launch of Windows 8.1 is finally here! Today is the day you’re able to download the final version of Windows 8.1 for the very first time through the Windows Store. You’re able to go and grab it right now, for free if you’re a current Windows 8 user.
As Windows 8.1’s launch draws near Microsoft has released a slew of updates to almost every single official application they have. The updates began rolling out a few hours earlier than the launch.
As Windows 8.1 is set to roll out around the world, Facebook has released their very first app for the new OS marking the first time they have supported it with a native application.
Exciting news! The day is almost upon us: Windows 8.1 is being released to the public tomorrow around the world. Starting with New Zealand at Midnight (which is 4 AM Pacific Time) the free update for Windows 8 will begin appearing in the Windows Store for end users.
Perhaps unluckily, it will be a staged roll out and people around the world may not actually see the code appear at 4 AM PT.
Microsoft has today unveiled the next minor update to Windows Phone 8 hot on the heels of AT&T finally getting around to releasing GDR2 for devices on their network. If you’re not familiar with the GDR releases, they stand for General Distribution Release and are similar to service packs or minor feature updates for the platform.
If you’d asked us what the best antivirus product on the market was we’d tell you hands down that you should use Microsoft Security Essentials. It’s the most un-intrusive, lightweight and simple product available that doesn’t prompt you to upgrade to a paid version since it’s built by Microsoft.
Alas, it looks like Microsoft has given up on the product. In a recent interview given by Holly Stewart, the senior program manager of the Microsoft Malware Protection Center the company has downplayed the importance of the product and recommends you use something else too.
Everyone has run into this at least once before: Skype’s infuriating inability to synchronize messages across devices means that you get multiple alerts about the same message.
One on your phone, then your tablet, laptop and desktop to clear manually. It’s frustrating and ruins the entire experience, but we have good news: Microsoft has announced that Skype will get message synchronization in a future update.
Love him or hate him, Steve Ballmer has been a big part of Microsoft for the past 33 years and has held the CEO position for the last 13. He’s been a unique energetic personality that doesn’t really compare to any other speaker or CEO out there (if you haven’t seen this iconic video, where have you been hiding?)
Last week, Ballmer lead his final Microsoft employee meeting as CEO before he will step down in the middle of next year. The footage of his goodbye speech — set to the soundtrack of Dirty Dancing’s time of my life — is tearful and powerful. It shows a man that was dedicated to Microsoft for the majority of his professional life.