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Windows 8.1 update an admission of failure as Microsoft attempts to repair desktop OS

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Microsoft is slowly walking away from the touchscreen future of Windows, today announcing an update that backtracks on their initial vision of the new OS. In a significant update for Windows 8.1, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore today announced at Mobile World Congress that “some of those touch affordances weren’t really tuned as well as we could do for those mouse and keyboard users.” The update will introduce a title bar at the top of […]

Microsoft announces Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 and a slew of accessories

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After eighteen months in development, Microsoft has announced the next generation of Surface tablets, with Redmond revealing the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 at a press conference in New York City. As rumoured, the Surface 2 (dropping the RT moniker) features an NVIDIA Tegra 4 SoC, a hefty upgrade from the ageing Tegra 3 in the current Surface RT, and will be running Windows RT 8.1. Most of the […]

Windows 8.1 is official! Due to be released October 17th

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Stewart Wilson / TechGeek Today Microsoft have officially announced the release date of their highly anticipated update, Windows 8.1. The update will be available on October 17th at 4:00am Redmond time (or 10:00pm Sydney time) worldwide through the Windows Store as a free upgrade for all Windows 8 users. The company has also announced that devices will be on sale with Windows 8.1 pre-installed from October 18th in stores. Windows 8.1 […]