Microsoft revealed today that the company has sold over 100 million Windows 8 licenses so far. In January the number was 60 million. This is quite a run in the last three month for Windows 8.
Microsoft's Tami Reller, Chief Marketing Officer also confirmed Windows Blue. She said about Blue: "Windows Blue is a codename for an update that will be available later this year, building on the bold vision set forward with Windows 8 to deliver the next generation of tablets and PCs. It will deliver the latest new innovations across an increasingly broad array of form factors of all sizes, display, battery life and performance, while creating new opportunities for our ecosystem. It will provide more options for businesses, and give consumers more options for work and play. The Windows Blue update is also an opportunity for us to respond to the customer feedback that we’ve been closely listening to since the launch of Windows 8 and Windows RT. From a company-wide perspective, Windows Blue is part of a broader effort to advance our devices and services for Microsoft."
The touch screen keyboard available on Windows 8.x tablets -- like Microsoft Surface, for example -- gives you access to a wealth of emoji you can use in chats, emails, comments and so on. As well as the usual smileys, there are hand signs, hearts, cartoon characters, vehicles, weather symbols, and many more to pick from. Just select the character set you want at the bottom of the keyboard.
If you’re not using a touch screen device, but still want to access these ch ... Source: BetaNews
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1 day ago, 2:06pm CDT
Windows 9 hasn’t been officially announced yet (we don’t even know if that will be its name) but already we’re starting to see screenshots purportedly showing off the feature that is set to get most, if not all of the attention -- the restored Start menu.
Myce.com managed to get hold of two new screenshots -- one showing off the new menu, and the other providing an example of windowed apps. They were taken from build 9795, which was compiled on July 13 (the calendar says both shots were taken a ... Source: BetaNews
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Jul 22 2014, 4:05am CDT
Microsoft will remove the desktop from mobile-oriented versions of Windows 9, codename "Threshold," writes Mary Jo Foley.
The mobile operating system, available for both ARM phones and tablets, and x86 tablets, won't include a desktop environment at all. Laptop and desktop systems will have the desktop, and will default to it. Hybrid systems are described as offering both a Metro-style mode and a regular desktop mode, governed by whether the ... Source: Ars Technica
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Jun 30 2014, 7:45pm CDT
Rumour has it that Microsoft will not only release a second update to Windows 8.1 later this year, but will also offer the next iteration, Windows 9, for free (or at a substantial discount).That's according to a blog post by Russian hacker group WZOR, which reckons that those who have already purchased Windows 8.2 (or Windows 8.1 Update 2) could be in for a treat, but the decision hasn't yet been finalised at Microsoft HQ.There's also talk ... Source: Tech RadarFull article at: Tech RadarJun 25 2014, 4:45am CDT
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
No Microsoft Start Menu for Windows 8 until 2015: Sources — Summary: It's looking like Microsoft's new ‘mini’ Start Menu for Windows 8.x won't be part of Windows 8.1 Update 2 as rumored. Instead, it's sounding like a 2015 deliverable now. — Microsoft won't be delivering a new Start Menu …
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