Windows 8

Start Again: Everyone's Favourite Menu Is Coming Back

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Tech

Microsoft has relented: the 'Start' menu is coming back for real. Amid the announcement of several major new Windows features at its Build 2014 con...

Look Before You Leap

Charles Donovan | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Charles Donovan

The conclusion seems to be that the Leap Motion has been released before its time. It's a product that should still be in alpha or beta-testing.

Nokia Picks One Hell Of A Day To Unveil A Tablet

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Nokia has finally unveiled its first tablet - but it's picked one hell of a day to do it. The Nokia 2520 is a 10.1-inch touchscreen device which co...

Windows 8.1 Out Now

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Tech

Microsoft has released a huge, free update to last year's Windows 8 operating system. Windows 8.1 might sound like a minor upgrade, but the revampe...

Enterprises Are Unprepared for the "New Normal" of Massive Software Migrations

Vincent Smyth | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK Tech
Vincent Smyth

Continual software migrations are now the "new normal." Today while massive software migration projects such as the move from Windows XP to Windows 7 are underway, already the next wave - virtualization - is gaining steam. Critically, CIOs aren't equipped to handle it.

Microsoft To Launch New Surface Tablets In September

Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Tech

Microsoft may have not exactly set the world alight with its first generation of Surface tablets. In fact, it may have lost about a billion dollars on...

Steve Ballmer To Retire

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Tech

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has announced he is to retire. Ballmer said he will leave the company within 12 months as soon as his successor is chos...

Surface Pro - Is Windows 8 the Biggest Failing of This Expensive Tablet?

Mark Wilson | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Tech
Mark Wilson

Since Windows 8 was first released, I had the feeling that it was a poor hybrid. As far as I'm concerned, there is little wrong with Windows 8's traditional desktop mode. But used on a regular desktop machine, it has always felt to me that the 'modern' side of things was tacked on almost as an afterthought.

Microsoft Shares Plunge Almost 10%

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Tech

Microsoft's shares fell by almost 10% after it incurred a charge of more than $900 million on its Surface tablets. The company's share price was do...

PICS: Microsoft Unveils Windows 8.1 - And Yes, There's A Start Button

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Tech

Microsoft has unveiled the first look at Windows 8.1, its extensive update to Windows 8. And yes, there's a Start button. The new version of the...

Could The Start Button Return?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Tech

Windows 8's eradication of the humble Start button prompted an outpouring of computing grief not seen since the demise of the floppy disk - but it may...

Gates Admits 'Mistake' Left Microsoft Behind On Mobile Phones

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Tech

Bill Gates has admitted Microsoft's "mistakes" have left it behind on mobile phones. In an interview with CBS the Microsoft founder and current cha...

Windows 8: Will You Benefit from the Upgrade?

Victoria Kushner | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Tech
Victoria Kushner

All Internet debates are focused on one thing: whether the eigth version is good for desktop computers and laptops or not.

Windows 8 Sales 'Weaker Than Expected'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Tech

New data suggests that the launch of Windows 8 might have been even weaker than previously thought. Microsoft launched Windows 8 last month with a ...

Microsoft Windows Chief Steven Sinofsky In Shock Departure

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Tech

Steven Sinofsky, Microsoft's head of Windows, has left Microsoft the company said. He will leave "with immediate effect" just weeks after the launc...

WATCH: How Easy Is Windows 8 To Operate When Drunk?

Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.11.2012 | UK Tech

Microsoft has worked hard before and since the launch of its Windows 8 operating system to educate users about how to manipulate the next-gen UI. U...

The Windows 8 OS Smartphone UK Launch

Anne Look | Posted 30.12.2012 | UK Tech
Anne Look

While news can move fast within the London fashion scene, it appears it moves even faster between the touch screens of the techies (maybe even faster than Azzedine Alaïa arrives on the set of Gossip Girl).

Yes, People Queued In London For Windows 8's Midnight Release

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK Tech

At midnight this morning Microsoft released Windows 8, its radical re-imagining of its flagship desktop (and now tablet) operating system. And yes,...

Windows 8 Reviews: What's The Verdict On Microsoft's New OS?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 25.12.2012 | UK Tech

Microsoft releases its brand new operating system on Friday - Windows 8. And this time it really is different. If you haven't been following the lo...

Microsoft Surface Reviews: What Do Tech Sites Make Of The iPad Challenger?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK Tech

There might only be one tablet computer on most peoples' minds this morning, but Microsoft is about to come out with its own competitor very soon - an...

Tech's 'Biggest 10 Days' Ahead As Apple, Microsoft And Google Ready Releases

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.12.2012 | UK Tech

The consumer tech industry is gearing up for what might be the biggest 10 days for gadgets in its recent history. Three of the largest and most imp...

Microsoft Profits Fall Ahead Of Windows 8 Launch

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Tech

Google is not the only tech company whose stocks plummeted on Thursday. Microsoft also suffered big losses - though they did at least release their...

Why Windows 8 Will Change the Way You Use Your PC

Endeavour Press | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK Tech
Endeavour Press

It may not have escaped your attention that there's a new and very different version of Windows due out in October. Whilst Vista was XP in smart suit and Windows 7 was Vista that worked properly they didn't make major changes to the day-to-day experience. Windows 8 does, and how.

Samsung Unveils (Ridiculously Massive) New Phone

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Tech

Samsung has unveiled its latest cross between a phone and a tablet - and yes, it's absolutely, ridiculously massive. The South Korean company rele...

Windows 8 Does Not Have to be a Disaster

Arjen Kamphuis | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK Tech
Arjen Kamphuis

Gartner, IT-journalists and even former employees of Microsoft agree: Windows 8 will be a disaster. The Metro interface designed for tablets (a marke...