Windows 8 Coverage

Three years after Microsoft redeemed for the sins of Vista with the launch of Windows 7, another new Windows is upon us. Quite unlike its conservative predecessor, Windows 8 represents a huge departure from the way things used to work. A touch-based “Modern UI” interface now lies at the heart of the Windows experience, which brings a wave of tablet hardware to go along with it. Here’s everything you need to know about the tectonic shift the Windows universe is undergoing – and where it will take us.

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Computing

Microsoft bricks up the door to freedom with the Windows Store’s ‘walled garden’

As Microsoft migrates from an open platform to a walled garden with Windows 8, freedom falls by the wayside.
Computing

Maybe I don’t want a touchscreen laptop

With Windows 8, it seems that Microsoft is forcing the touchscreen laptop upon us. While they work on tablets and hybrids, touchscreens never seem like the best method of control for a machine placed on a desk. Is it possible touchscreen…
Computing

Why won’t my email work in Windows 8’s Mail app?

So you've upgrade to Windows 8 and are now wondering why your email isn't working in Windows 8's Mail app? We know why, and we also know how to help.
Computing

Make it stop! 3 ways to tweak Windows 8 to look more like Windows 7

Don't like the new Windows 8 Start page? Here are three foolproof ways to tweak Windows 8 and revert back to the Windows 7 Start menu.
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Computing

Windows 8 laptop roundup: Traditional PCs get an upgrade

Windows 8 is enabling a buffet of innovative new laptops. These are our currently our favorite in the launch library of Windows 8 devices.
Gaming

Microsoft says games will make Windows Phone 8 a winner, but what’s different?

Windows Phone 8 phones are coming out this fall, marking the next phase of Microsoft's grand Windows 8 transformation. The company says that video games will help the mobile platform thrive, but the company's made the same claims before and…
Computing

Microsoft plays it cool regarding any future 7-inch Surface tablet plans

While all around it are busy building cheap 7 and 8-inch tablets, Microsoft says it will stick with 10.1-inch-plus slates for Windows 8 and Windows RT, but keeps quiet on future plans.