In just a few short hours, Microsoft will release the Windows 8.1 update. While only an increase of .1 to the version number, that doesn’t accurately reflect the size of the update.  Initially the general availability of Windows 8.1 was going to be the first chance everyone had to play with...
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    Microsoft announced today that Windows 8 has now reached RTM. Release to Manufacturing means that development on the Windows 8 code is now done. Hardware providers like Dell, HP, Sony, Asus and others will now create their system images for new Win8 machines due for release on October 26th....
  • Windows 8 already running on MacBook Retina

    If yesterday’s announcement of that stunning $2.5k MacBook Retina pushing 2880×1800 pixels, left you wondering how it’d work with Windows 8, wonder no more. a Japanese site (weekly.ascii.jp) has just posted pictures of the new top of the line MacBook running Windows 8 via BootCamp. We’ve seen Microsoft discuss...
  • Aussie apps now available in Windows 8

    Today’s launch of Windows 8 Release Preview from Microsoft seen the introduction of metro applications from Aussie developers. Some of those include SBS OnDemand, AU Weather Pro, Sky News, TVFIX and AU Newswire. SBS OnDemand Want to play catchup with SBS programming? Then this is the app for you....
  • Microsoft unveils $15 Windows 8 Upgrade program

    If you are scouring the market for a new, Windows 7-based PC, you may want to hold off for another day or so. Microsoft announced yesterday that consumers who purchase a PC (between the second of June, this year to the thirty-first of January next year) that ships with...
  • Windows 8 Release Preview now available

    Microsoft initially said the Release Preview would be available in the first week of June, well if you’re in Australia, check the calendar, today is the first of June. A number of news sites had been reporting the release would be early on the 31st of May and in...
  • Windows 8 will implement Family Safety for worrying parents…

    President of Microsoft’s Windows Division, Steve Sinofsky, this morning announced– via the Building Windows 8 Blog, that the next iteration of Windows OS will cater more efficiently to families who wish to keep tabs on their children’s IT footprints. Shipping with the upcoming Windows 8 Release Preview, Microsoft Family Safety...
  • Skitch Windows 8 app released, basic annotate and share

    If you’re running the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, you’re probably getting used to checking for apps. Whilst a new thing for Windows users, smartphone users are quite familiar with the ‘see what’s new’ practice. Right now there’s a trickle feed of new apps coming out and the latest is...
  • Windows 8 Release Preview coming first week of June

    Windows 8 was launched with a developer preview last year, followed by the currently available Consumer Preview. The next release of Windows 8 has just been announced through the Building Windows 8 twitter account. At a developer event in Japan, Steven Sinofsky made the announcement that Windows 8 Release...
  • FlipToast brings Facebook and Twitter to Consumer Preview

    It was surprising when the Windows Consumer Preview shipped without any Social Networking apps in the store. If you remember back to the Developer Preview, users were able share out content using the Tweet@rama app, but in the CP release that disappeared. Now that situation has been remedied with...
  • Windows 8 versions simplified and just as confusing

    Today Microsoft came clean about the official product name and versions of the next version of Windows. As expected the development name of Windows 8 will in fact be the product name for the x86/64 editions of Windows. What was unexpected in today’s announcement was the ARM-based tablet variant...
  • Windows8 developers can now use their iPads for development

    Thanks to a great new app Win8 Metro Testbed by Splashtop, those developers out there building apps for the touch-first, Windows 8 can now use their iPad for development. Remoting to a Windows desktop is nothing new for the iPad, Citrix and others have been doing it for years....
  • Your website could look a little better on Windows 8

    In a recent blog post from the IE Team, they discussed how pinned sites work in Windows 8. Those of you already using Windows 8 will know that pinning sites or tradition apps results in a pretty bland tile with just the IE logo. If you’re an application developer,...
  • Vodafone launch Windows 8 app

    A number of us early adopters have begun to use Windows 8 Consumer Preview as our primary Operating System. We’re now in the cycle of checking the Store daily for new apps. This morning turned up an Australian gem, the Vodafone Windows 8 app, the first telco in Australia...
  • Review: Windows 8 Consumer Preview

    In less than 24 hours, the Windows 8 Consumers Preview was downloaded over 1 Million times. If you’re reading this, then you’ll land firmly in one of two camps. Either you can’t find a spare drive to install and test it for yourself, or you have tried it and...
  • Windows 8 Consumer Preview now available

      Update The ISO Images for Windows 8 Consumer Preview are now available from http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/iso Tonight, Microsoft will release the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. It’s now been 5 months since the release of our first look at Windows 8, the developer preview. Developers have used this time to build...
  • SkyDrive update: Metro-style Win8 app, 2GB file size support!

    Overnight Microsoft have confirmed some rumoured updates to their cloud storage offering – SkyDrive. Arriving with Windows 8, will be a Metro-style SkyDrive app, as well as deep integration into the OS. This means when choosing a file your choice is no longer just local and networked drives, but...
  • Living with Windows 8

    Since Microsoft released the developer bits to the world, more than a Million of you have downloaded it. This doesn’t account for downloading once and installing it many times, so the number of installations is likely to be many more. While most people jumped at the chance to share...
  • Build // Day 2 – Server, Azure, Visual Studio, Ballmer.

    It’s day 2 of Microsoft’s Build Conference and today the focus turns onto Server, Azure and Visual Studio. The first demo of the day showed how a game ‘Tankster’ could write data back to an Azure backend, so PC and Mobile gamers can play against each other cross platform....
  • How to download Windows 8 Developer Preview ?

    Microsoft are making the Windows 8 developer preview available to everyone, today. After being teased with demo’s during the Build Conference keynote, you probably want to try out the preview release. The good news is, there’s no keys or activation to deal with, effectively its open slather. Expect activations...

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