Posts tagged as: Windows 8.1

Parallels Access 1.1 Now Has Full Support for Mavericks, Windows 8.1

Parallels has released a new version of Access, its remote access app for the iPad. The v1.1 update has been redesigned to match the look of iOS 7, but has also gained a variety of features, including full support for OS X Mavericks and Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. The update also includes easier access […]

Microsoft Reveals the Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 Tablets and Accessories

Microsoft has launched updated models of both the Surface RT and the Surface Pro slate computers, at an ongoing launch event. The Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 appear to be similar in design to the originals, except for the new two-stage kickstand in the Surface Pro 2, with both devices having a number of […]

Microsoft to Offer Windows 8.1 Starting at $120

  Microsoft promised to deliver its highly anticipated Windows 8.1 update to Windows 8 users free of charge, and that’s still true. Starting October 18th, Windows 8.1 will be a free update from the Windows Store. At the same time, users new to the touch-friendly operating system altogether can jump straight into the Windows 8.1 […]

The $349 Touch-Based Dell Inspiron 11 3000 Launches Next Month

This week Dell introduced the Inspiron 11 3000 Series notebook sporting an 11.6 inch edge-to-edge touch screen and an impressive starting price tag of $349 for the AMD model and $379 for the Intel “Haswell” Celeron model. The laptop will feature Windows 8.1 right out of the box, and a battery promising up to eight […]

Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac Shipping Sept. 5th

  Following up on an earlier announcement, Parallels has revealed more details of Desktop 9 for the Mac. The virtualization software will ship September 5th, and support not only OS X Mavericks but Windows 8.1. Parallels is promising substantial performance boosts, including a 40 percent jump in disk performance, and a 25 percent increase in […]

Windows 8.1 Has Been Released to Manufacturers

Microsoft’s Update to the Windows 8 operating system is reportedly complete and has been released to manufacturers. Noted Microsoft commentator Paul Thurrott tweeted on Friday that Windows 8.1 had reached RTM status, but Microsoft has neither confirmed nor denied the report. The update will improve the functionality of the operating system and bring back some […]

Microsoft Will Rename SkyDrive Following UK Court Settlement

Microsoft will be renaming SkyDrive, its personal cloud storage offering that the company has been touting as a big part of Windows 8 and the upcoming Windows 8.1. Microsoft is doing so after reaching a settlement with British Sky Broadcasting Group, which had contended that Microsoft’s use of the name “SkyDrive” infringed on the British […]

Microsoft Releasing Windows 8.1 by Late August

Microsoft will be shipping the final version of Windows 8.1 to computer producers in late August, claims Windows CFO Tami Reller. The version heading to OEM partners comes after the software giant made its free Windows 8.1 Preview available to download and test, and in theory will allow for computers running Windows 8.1 to go […]

Microsoft Makes Windows Blue Officially Windows 8.1 – Update Will Be Free

Microsoft has revealed more details for its upcoming Windows Blue update for Windows 8. Given the official title of Windows 8.1, the software pack will be made available as a free update to users of Windows 8 via the Windows Store, with a public preview of Windows 8.1 for Windows 8 and Windows RT also […]

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