Archive for the ‘Windows 8’ Category

Say what you like about Microsoft Windows and its fairly obvious shortcomings and issues, but you can’t deny that Microsoft has found a seriously regular rhythm when it comes to pushing out security updates and critical fixes to the operating system. The unofficial term “Patch Tuesday” is a reflection of that hard work and dedication, referring to the weekly regularity of Microsoft’s updates. However, when those updates start to filter through on a Monday, which is what happened, you know its time to take things seriously. You may want to get to that Windows update mechanism right now if you haven’t already.

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The following tutorial will help you create a bootable USB flash drive for Windows 8.1 or 8 the easy way using Microsoft’s own Windows USB/DVD Download Tool.

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Here are all the Windows 7 / 8 features you’ll lose when upgrading to Windows 10. Complete list can be found right here.

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Microsoft has just announced the Surface 3 tablet, which is a cheaper, slightly small and lesser capable sibling of the powerful Surface Pro 3. Thinner and much lighter than the Pro 3, head over the jump to check out more on Microsoft’s new offering in its tablet-hybrid lineup which also includes a truly important software change.

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During an event in South Korea, Microsoft has given us our first glimpse of something that has the potential to be useful for all kinds of applications – a Windows 8.1 PC on a HDMI stick, like the one Intel announced back in January.

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Microsoft continues to surprise us just when we start believing we’ve seen it all from the software giant. In a move that has literally left us bamboozled, but extremely optimistic for the company’s future, Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users, licensed or not, when it launches this summer. Read on for further information.

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Earlier this week, we learned of an antiquated security flaw that has been lurking for over a decade, and could leave Apple and Google device subject to attack. With the former said to be working on a fix to release in the near future, it has now been revealed that the FREAK security flaw also affects those running Windows machines, adding many millions more devices and users to the list of the vulnerable.

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You can once again buy a real Windows-based tablet computer for just $79 – and even less when you take into account the freebies it comes with. More details can be found right here past the jump.

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After a stuttering start alongside Windows 8, Microsoft’s Surface line-up finally seems to be making strides. The big, bad Surface Pro 3 has certainly piqued the interest of the power user with its large display and robust interior hardware, and for a very limited time, some configurations of the slate-notebook hybrid can be purchased with a saving of $100. The deal is only active for the next few days, and only pertains to certain Surface Pro 3 models, but if you’re interested in picking up a Surface Pro 3, check the full details below.

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If you’re looking to turn your TV into a full blown PC, then Intel has the perfect solution for your needs, and it’s called the Intel Compute Stick. It will turn any HDMI enabled TV into a Windows 8.1 running PC straight away. Head on over the break, for further details.

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Here’s how you can add a battery percentage Live Tile on Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 Start Screen. Completely step by step instructions can be found right here.

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You can now play MKV video file format on Windows 8.1 natively without apps like VLC. More information and download links can be found right past the jump.

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