Posts tagged as: Windows 8.1

Oculus Moving Away From Supporting Windows 7 & 8.1

Oculus is now recommending that Rift owners upgrade their PCs to Windows 10, if they haven’t already, in order to enjoy the “full Rift experience.” Otherwise, they may miss out on certain features when Rift Core 2.0 (and later versions) roll out. “As of today, we’re updating our minimum and recommended spec OS to Windows […]

AMD’s Catalyst 15.10 Beta Optimizes ‘Ashes Of The Singularity’ DX12 Performance

AMD’s latest Catalyst driver for Radeon graphics cards is a Beta driver that tackles a handful of issues. It is the 15.10 Beta driver (15 because 2015, 10 because October), and it is most interesting if you’re playing Ashes of the Singularity due to some new DirectX 12 quality and performance optimizations. Additionally, the driver […]

Asus Reveals the VivoTab 8 Windows 8.1 Tablet powered by 64-bit Processor

Asus has launched another tablet in its VivoTab range, just a week after its similar IFA launches. The VivoTab 8 is visibly similar Windows 8.1 tablet to the VivoTab Note 8 from February, and though it loses the Wacom digitizer and has the same 8-inch 1280×800 display, Asus has made a number of changes to […]

New Windows 8.1 Update Coming August 12 – Just Don’t Call It Update 2

Microsoft on Tuesday confirmed that the next update for Windows 8.1 is going to deploy on August 12. This isn’t the rumored Update 2 we’ve heard about, but is instead going to serve as part of a regular push during which Microsoft will issue updates on Tuesdays. The company said that, in fact, there’s never […]

Rumors Have Windows 8.1 Update 2 Coming on August 12

The next scheduled major update to Windows 8.1 could be coming as early as next month, according to a rumor. Windows 8.1 Update 2 could arrive on the next “Patch Tuesday” on August 12th, a month suggested in earlier speculative reports, and though the exact contents of the update remain unknown to all but Microsoft, […]

Toshiba Announces Excite Go 7-inch Android, Encore 2 Windows Tablets

Toshiba has introduced a trio of tablets, with one running Android and the others on Windows 8.1. The Excite Go continues Toshiba’s Excite range of Android devices, while the Encore 2 tablets follow on from the original, offering 8-inch and 10-inch displays with a resolution of 1280×800 packed into a 0.4-inch device that’s considerably thinner […]

Nokia Commits to Bringing WP8.1 to All Lumia Windows Phone 8 Phones

Nokia today said that it will update all Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices to Windows Phone 8.1 “this summer.” That includes entry-level devices such as the Lumia 520 – which is the best-selling Windows Phone device in the market. The update will be supplied as an over-the-air download.

Nokia Updates Imaging SDK for Windows Devices

Nokia today made a new software developer kit available to app writers that will allow them to add more Lumia imaging tools to their own applications. Nokia Imaging SDK 1.1 adds several key functions, such as performance optimizations that allow advanced features, such as Lens Blur, to run on low-end Lumia devices like the Lumia […]

Windows 8, 8.1 Was 21 Percent of Systems Using Steam in January

The adoption of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 by gamers has broken 21 percent for the first time, up from 20.06 percent for December, according to the latest figures from the Steam Hardware & Software Survey. Last month, Windows 8.1 systems made up 10.75 percent, with Windows 8 existing on 10.56 percent of reporting systems, […]

Lenovo’s 10-inch Miix 2 Tablet Launches

One of the many, many products that Lenovo introduced at CES in Las Vegas earlier this month was the Miix 2, a 2-in-1 convertible tablet based on Windows 8.1 and due out in March/April. Today, Lenovo surprised us with the early release of the 10-inch model. The 10-inch model was originally scheduled for launch in […]

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