Tag Archives: windows 8
Thu, May 03, 2012 | 08:08 BST
Microsoft has announced Windows Live will be re-branded as Microsoft Account with the release of Windows 8. The cloud services featured in the OS will be an update to the Live platform in which users will create an identity to be used across Microsoft services such as Xbox 360 to SkyDrive and more. MS is changing the service in order to implement “a truly connected experience,” which it felt Live ID didn’t live up to. The firm also stated the change should eliminate any confusion among consumers when logging into MS owned services. There’s a video explaining it more detail below. Thanks, Neowin.
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 | 22:18 BST
A Forrester Research report states tablet sales are expected to hit 375 million by 2016 with 760 million tablets in use worldwide, an annual growth of 46% compared to the 56 million tablets purchased in 2011.
Wed, Apr 25, 2012 | 14:55 BST
Microsoft is poised to preview its replacement for Zune during E3, according to a report on Polygon. The service, codenamed Woodstock, will not only be available through the Xbox 360 dashboard, but will be cross-compatible for Windows 8, Android, and iOS through a browser. It is being described by the site’s source as “Spotify-like”, and browser plugins won’t be required. It also works with Facebook by allowing followers to build group playlists and share tracks. The source also claimed it will contain a function similar to iTunes Match which will allow users to find and import their music collection into the service. The service is expected to launch with Windows 8.
Tue, Mar 13, 2012 | 19:07 GMT
Wed, Feb 29, 2012 | 19:33 GMT
Wed, Feb 08, 2012 | 21:32 GMT
Fri, Jan 27, 2012 | 17:18 GMT
A report posted on tech blog The Daily claims Microsoft is looking to license Kinect technology to Window-based laptop makers. According to the post, two laptop prototypes were observed in Asus-based netbooks running a build of the Widows 8 OS. A source close to the site said these prototypes weren’t experiments, but officially MS-approved tech. Microsoft announced previously Kinect would be released for Windows systems as early as February 1, and Windows 8 will be shown to the public for the first time next month. Thanks, Neowin.
Wed, Nov 09, 2011 | 21:33 GMT
A second batch of hump day shorts are below the break and chock full of power at that.
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 | 20:44 BST
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said during his keynote at BUILD today in California, that there have already been over 500,000 downloads for the Windows 8 developer preview which launched yesterday evening. The preview comes with the new interface, better desktop performance, and a new interface for tablets called Metro. MS also confirmed yesterday Xbox Live would be included with W8, with more details to be announced at a later date. The Windows 8 developer preview can be downloaded here. Thanks, Newowin.
Wed, Sep 14, 2011 | 02:15 BST
Microsoft have announced new plans to bring Xbox Live to the Windows 8 operating system.
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 | 22:16 BST
It’s time for a second round of shorts to get the weekend started. Some of you have already started the weekend. Just don’t pass out, or you could get pranked.
Tue, Jul 12, 2011 | 06:21 BST
Unless the console-free digital revolution is even closer than anticipated, pile some salt on this one. Rumour has it Xbox 360 games will be playable in Windows 8.
Fri, Jun 10, 2011 | 17:17 BST
Tue, May 24, 2011 | 18:22 BST
Microsoft has revealed during its Tokyo press conference today that Window 8 will be released next year, and will be optimized for “tablets, PCs, a variety of different form factors.”