With two major changes to the Windows 7 and 8.1 servicing process in 2016, the question remains: Has Microsoft finally fixed this terrible problem?
Recent Windows 8.1 Stories
If you're still running the original version of Windows 8---that is, Windows 8.0, not 8.1---it's time to upgrade to at least Windows 8.1: Support for this version of the OS is expiring on Tuesday.
Microsoft has pushed out Windows RT 8.1 Update 3 that brings the Start menu to the OS. Seeing as Microsoft has not publicly announced this release, we are still working to determine the exact update but it looks like it is KB3033055 that enables the feature. As you can see from the image in this post, the […]
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is the best Ultrabook I've ever used, a sleek, thin and light wonder with a gorgeous screen, stellar keyboard, and good battery life.
The HP EliteBook Folio 1020 features MacBook-like build quality and a thin, light and silent design. It's a solid option for frequent business travelers.
A key Microsoft platform differentiator was silently killed by one of the software giant's biggest partners this week, as Facebook discontinued support for a key API.
The busy beavers at Skype have been busier than usual this week, shipping updates to the communications service on Mac, iPhone, Outlook.com and Windows desktop.
Dropbox is updating its app on both Windows and Windows Phone today, with the big news being that the app is now a universal app with shared code across both platforms.
Microsoft updated OneNote today on a variety of platforms, adding audio recording capabilities and other new features on the Mac and handwriting search on Windows 8.1 tablets and iPad. Plus, the firm recently released OneNote for Apple Watch too. OneNote for Mac OneNote for Mac has been available for a bit over a year, providing […]
Today, Microsoft delivered Hyperlapse for Windows, Windows Phone and Android, providing a neat way to create smooth, time lapse videos from the shaky original videos you shoot on your mobile devices and other cameras. If you’re not sure whether you want or need such a thing, just check out the demo videos. This tool looks […]
This week, Microsoft updated Movie Creator Beta for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1, adding a number of useful new features, including OneDrive integration and support for 4K video. However, this useful app continues to be limited to Microsoft’s Lumia handsets and Surface tablets for some reason. Note: I’d be surprised if Microsoft continued […]
HP’s stunning new Spectre x360 is a near-perfect transforming Ultrabook, blending premium materials and solid build quality with a far more thoughtful approach to the software preload than we typically see with Windows PCs. Yes, it’s a bit thicker and heavier than less versatile PCs, but Spectre also manages to cost less than other premium […]
Today’s launch of Halo: Spartan Strike marks the first time since the original Halo that a Halo game has been available on a non-Windows platform: In addition to shipping the game on Windows, Windows Phone, and Steam (Windows), Microsoft is also making Halo: Spartan Assault available on iPhone and iPad too. Collected yourself? OK, let’s […]
There are Ultrabooks … and then there are Ultrabooks. Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon lands in a hallowed category within which there are few other entries. It is astonishingly light and durable, with a stunning 14-inch screen, and, in the variant I am reviewing, it features a new PCIe-based SSD that should speed performance even higher. […]
Thanks to a recent software update, Amazon’s inexpensive Fire TV Stick—an HDMI dongle that works as a sort of mini digital media set-top box—has improved its support for Miracast wireless display. This means that in addition to its normal functionality, you should be able to use Fire TV Stick to mirror the display on your […]