Windows 8

  • The fan made Windows 8 commercial that Microsoft should use

    Ahead of the retail launch of Windows 8 later this month, many have questioned how Microsoft will market the new operating system. Below is a creation by YouTube user rimondliu who says he made the commercial for an assessment. The video attempts to answer the long running question of...
  • Photos from TechEd’s Opening Party

    After yesterday’s keynotes came the welcome party for attendees. On show this year was the latest wares from Microsoft and it’s partners. The highlights included the ability to get hands-on with the mega 80” Perceptive Pixel touchscreens displays, a playable Forza Horizons demo and a couple of Triple-screen racing...
  • App Fest is a 24hr hackathon at TechEd

    Next week is Microsoft Australia’s biggest conference of the year, Tech.Ed and before it even officially begins, developers are invited to hack. What better place to showcase your talents than the sunny Gold Coast. Designers and developers will have access to some of the smartest minds in the business....
  • Oh Snap! techAU Windows 8 app now available!

    While Windows 8 hit the RTM milestone last week, you don’t need to wait any longer to get your grubby mits on the techAU app. Built according to Microsoft’s Metro Windows 8 guidelines, the app takes advantage of a clean, slick UI showcasing the latest posts, reviews, podcasts, writers...
  • MetroTwit hits the Windows 8 Store.

    Popular Windows-only Twitter client MetroTwit has just made its metro way into the Windows 8 Store. Those running the Release Preview can grab it now to move from a Metro-style app, to a real life, grown up Metro app. The app supports the familiar multiple columns layout that we’re...
  • 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...