Sinofsky Parts Ways with Microsoft

Steven Sinofsky

Microsoft has announced that they are parting ways with the man behind Windows 8, mere weeks after the release of the company’s most aggressive launch in decades, sparking debate over just what caused the unexpected shake-up. With rumors swirling over what exactly caused Sinofsky’s departure, analysts have speculated that he is being blamed for a […]

3 Great Third-Party Windows 8

Windows 8

One of the most exciting features of Windows 8 is the closely associated launch of the Windows Store, a place for software – now called apps – for Windows 8 that will offer some level of quality assurance among what should quickly become many thousands of available titles. We’re still a few days from the […]

Microsoft Touches Up Crucial Windows 8 Apps

Windows 8 Metro Interface

With the release of Windows 8 just around the corner, Microsoft is taking the time to touch up a few of the crucial apps that users of the consumer preview had complained about, promising that their latest operating system will be the most ready-to-ship OS that they’ve ever released. Previous versions of Windows have long […]

Lenovo Shows Off Windows 8 ThinkPad 2

Lenovo ThinkPad 2 Windows 8 Tablet

The fact that Microsoft will soon be entering the tablet market with hardware of its own has other OEMs like Acer and HP worrying about a massive loss of sales, but that isn’t stopping everyone from getting to work on Windows 8 tablets and the upcoming Lenovo ThinkPad 2 serves as a perfect example. The […]

Windows 8: Say Goodbye to Metro

Windows 8 Metro Interface

The threat of a lawsuit from an unknown company is apparently knocking Microsoft off of the name “Metro” for its Windows 8 user interface, though the company denies that a suit is the cause and rather says that they planned to ditch the name all along. After an internal memo circulated among Microsoft employees asking […]

Windows 8 Ships to OEMs; Gamers Still Mad

Minecraft & Windows Battle

Amid news from Microsoft today that Windows 8 has officially shipped to manufacturers who will utilize the software in their upcoming product releases, the gaming firm behind the smash hit Minecraft is joining the ranks of independent gaming studios who are not happy with the third-party app limitations to be found in the upcoming Windows […]

Windows 8: Not For Gamers?

Windows 8 Gaming

High-ranking executives within two of the world’s most popular video game studios have spoken out against Windows 8 this week, with one of them calling it nothing less than a “a catastrophe for everyone in the PC space.” Gabe Newell of Valve made comments earlier this week while attending the Casual Connect gaming conference, dropping […]

3 Best Features in Windows 8 Release Preview

Windows 8 Metro Interface

Microsoft made the Windows 8 Release Preview available to all today and, while many are complaining that not enough has changed since February’s Windows 8 Consumer Preview, there are more than a few redeeming qualities to be found. Whether you plan to install today’s release in order to get a feel for it or you […]

Windows 8 Release Date Rumors

Windows 8

Why Windows 8 previewed before its final release?