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Microsoft prices Windows 8.1
September 19, 2013 – 10:00 GMT
Last Tuesday, in a blog post on Microsoft’s Windows.com website, Senior Marketing Communications Manager Brandon LeBlanc announced Microsoft’s Pricing and Packaging for Windows 8.1.
Windows 8.1 Review – Small improvements fix some annoyances
August 10, 2013 – 23:50 GMT
In this two page article I look at the preview of Windows 8.1 and look at what Microsoft decided to update or change in comparison to the current Windows 8.
Download and Install Windows 8.1 Preview
June 26, 2013 – 20:15 GMT
Today at the Build 2013 in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced the availability of the Windows 8.1 Preview.
Disable Windows Automatic Maintenance
June 14, 2013 – 15:00 GMT
Windows 8 includes an automatic maintenance routine designed to run in the background with limited user interaction and minimal impact to performance and energy efficiency. If you want to disable the automatic maintenance (for example if you are running Windows 8 in a virtual environment) you’ll have to change some file permissions to be able to do so successfully.
Check Your Mobile Device’s Battery Health
May 29, 2013 – 11:45 GMT
Like Windows 7, Windows 8 includes a command that let you view details on your computers power usage including details on your computer’s battery. The Windows 8 command will show you even more details if you are running on newer hardware.
Microsoft Confirms Windows 8.1 Update Free for Existing Windows 8 Customers
May 13, 2013 – 15:25 GMT
Today at the JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in Boston, Windows division CFO Tami Reller shared with the audience that the update previously referred to as ‘Windows Blue’ will be called Windows 8.1 and will be a free update to Windows 8 for consumers through the Windows Store.
A First Look at Windows 8 « Blue »
April 10, 2013 – 15:30 GMT
In this two page article I take a look at the leaked 9364 Build of Windows 8 « Blue » and note some of the small improvements Microsoft seems to be making (mainly to the new ‘Modern UI’ interface).
Managing Windows 8 Networking
March 29, 2013 – 17:30 GMT
In this two page article I look at Windows 8 networking an sharing options including managing Wireless networks.
Optimize Windows 8 for use with a Solid State Drive (SSD)
January 30, 2013 – 14:00 GMT
Microsoft got most things right with Windows 8 and Solid State Drive’s (SSD drives have been around for a few years now). So while you don’t have to employ all kinds of ‘tricks’ to get the most out of your SSD drive, you may still benefit from some tips, especially when it comes to saving some disk space (which can come in handy on smaller size SSD drives).
Missing the Start Menu in Windows 8? Feb. 20, 2013
January 7, 2013 – 09:30 GMT
In the Windows 8 Developer Preview, Microsoft had a registry setting that allowed you to switch off Windows 8 ‘Metro’ Start screen. This would also enable the ‘classic’ Windows 7 Start menu. Microsoft took this option away in the Consumer Preview and has not added that simple trick back to the release version of Windows 8, so what do we do now?
Many UK parents find it easier to get their children to do homework, go to bed or have a bath than turn off their phones, laptops and TVs, a poll finds. A survey for the charity Action for Children found almost one in four mothers and fathers (23.1%) struggle to control their children’s screen use. But just 10% found it hard to get them to do the..
Chip-maker Intel has revealed a collision-avoiding drone that automatically dodges obstacles in its path. The device was demoed at the CES tech show where it autonomously detected and avoided a fallen object. Intel part-owns Yuneec, the company behind the drone, and provided the device’s 3D camera sensor.