Windows 8

  • Twitter Launches Its First Official App For Windows 8 And RT

    Twitter Launches Its First Official App For Windows 8 And RT

    Twitter just launched its first app for Windows 8 and Windows RT. It’s been a long time coming, but the new app does seem to do the platform justice, with a number of Windows 8-centric features, including support for the Windows 8 Share and Search charms, snap view (so you can park the app on the side of the screen), live tiles and notifications. The Discover tab uses Windows… Read More

  • After Previously Blocking It, Microsoft Now Enables Flash By Default On IE10 For Windows 8 And RT

    After Previously Blocking It, Microsoft Now Enables Flash By Default On IE10 For Windows 8 And RT

    Today, Internet Explorer 10 in Windows 8’s Metro/Modern UI mode and on Windows RT blocks Flash by default and only allows sites on Microsoft’s curated Compatibility View (CV) lists to play Flash content. Tomorrow, that’s changing: all Flash content will run by default and the CV list will now be used to block sites from playing Flash content. Windows 8 users previously had… Read More

  • A Surface Mini Could Wake Up Windows Phone 8

    A Surface Mini Could Wake Up Windows Phone 8

    I love the idea of the Surface: compelling hardware, striking form factor, and, in the case of the Pro, smart compromises to offer a good value. But the products fail to live up to their promise. They have first generation bugs. But maybe a low-priced Surface with a smaller screen could finally help bring the Surface promise to life. It just better run Windows Phone 8 and not Windows RT. Read More

  • BlueStacks Brings Over 750,000 Android Applications To Windows 8 And Surface Pro

    BlueStacks Brings Over 750,000 Android Applications To Windows 8 And Surface Pro

    BlueStacks, the startup bringing Android applications to PCs and Macs, is today releasing a version of its App Player software optimized for new Surface Pro PCs and others running Windows 8. The move comes on the heels of key distribution agreements with several companies in the PC ecosystem, including AMD, Asus, MSI, and most recently, Lenovo. The various deals will see BlueStacks’… Read More

  • The Microsoft Surface Pro Will Hit The U.S. And Canada On Feb. 9, Starting Price Is $899

    The Microsoft Surface Pro Will Hit The U.S. And Canada On Feb. 9, Starting Price Is $899

    It’s about damn time. Microsoft announced the Surface product family on June 18th. After eight months of waiting, Microsoft announced that on February 9, the fully-capable, Windows 8-packing, Intel-powered, actually-really-novel Surface 8 Pro will finally hit stores in the U.S. and Canada. The Surface Pro is the big daddy in the Surface family. Unlike the $499 Surface with Windows RT… Read More

  • TechCrunch Apparently Now Has An Official Windows 8/RT App

    TechCrunch Apparently Now Has An Official Windows 8/RT App

    So I’m giving the Surface RT another go. I took it down from the shelf, blew off the dust and loaded some movies on it for several trips this month. But during our CES meeting concerning the Surface Pro, I committed to giving Windows 8 a real college try. Why not, really. This brings us to the TechCrunch Windows 8/RT app. We have one. It just launched and no one told us here at TechCrunch. Read More

  • Microsoft Announces 60M Licenses For Windows 8 Sold, Showing Similar Sales Trajectory To Windows 7

    Microsoft Announces 60M Licenses For Windows 8 Sold, Showing Similar Sales Trajectory To Windows 7

    Whether you’re a Microsoft user or not, you have to respect the fact that its install base for operating systems is massive. The company spans plenty of sectors, specifically enterprise, but of course in the home, too. Today, the company announced that its latest operating system, Windows 8, has sold 60 million licenses. Finding out how many of these licenses are consumer and how many… Read More

  • Following AMD & Asus, BlueStacks Strikes Distribution Deal With Lenovo To Bring 750K Android Apps To Its PCs

    Following AMD & Asus, BlueStacks Strikes Distribution Deal With Lenovo To Bring 750K Android Apps To Its PCs

    The good news keeps rolling in for BlueStacks, the startup best known for making technology that enables one and all to download and use Android applications on their desktop PCs — and more recently, their Macs. In anticipation of CES, the company announced today that it has secured a global distribution deal with Chinese PC maker, Lenovo. Lenovo, which some say recently surpassed HP as… Read More

  • One Dev, At Least, Is Doing Great On Windows 8

    One Dev, At Least, Is Doing Great On Windows 8

    Patrick Husting runs a small development shop, ExtendedResults where he sells a product called PUSHBI, a mobile business intelligence app. While the app was popular on iOS and Android, he found some interesting results when he moved it onto Windows 8 – his sales, once flat on Windows, went up to the tune of 2,500 downloads in the last few weeks. He admits it’s not a huge sample… Read More

  • Cross-Platform Drag-And-Drop App Maker Tiggzi Launches Windows 8 Support

    Cross-Platform Drag-And-Drop App Maker Tiggzi Launches Windows 8 Support

    Tiggzi, a DIY mobile app maker, just announced that it has added support for Windows 8 to its cross-platform drag-and-drop development suite. The services, which already offered support for Windows Phone, Android and iOS, will now allow users to create Metro-style apps with support for all the standard Windows 8 features like Live Tiles, Snap views and the Share and Search charms. Read More