Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has predicted that a combined 400 million Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices will be produced a year from now, he said on stage today at Nokia’s Lumia 920 launch event.
Microsoft unveiled the first wave of Xbox Live games that will be coming to Windows 8 today.
HitPoint Studios is unveiling its Adera puzzle adventure game that is targeted at Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface tablets.
Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 OS will reportedly launch on Oct. 29, just a few days after Windows 8 launches. But with a launch more than a month after the iPhone 5, is Microsoft seriously hurting Windows Phone 8′s potential reach?
Atari announced that for the 40th anniversary of the game company it would release eight classic titles, completely remade to support touch controls, for browsers.
Say what you will about Windows 8, but it sure is getting PC manufacturers to bring out their innovation guns. Take HP, which is today announcing three new Windows 8 Ultrabooks — one of which could be its answer to Microsoft’s Surface tablet.
Both slates should go on sale Oct. 26 along with Microsoft’s official retail launch of Windows 8.
With the ATIV line, Samsung’s going all out with its Windows Phone 8 support.
With the S Launcher, Samsung shows that just doesn’t know how to quit the Windows start menu.
Microsoft denies claims that its SmartScreen security software allows it to profile Windows users.
Samsung appears to be close to releasing a hybrid laptop-tablet running Windows 8, according to a recently released video teaser from the South Korean tech giant.
A security researcher says that Windows 8 has some security kinks to iron out. But the reality is likely more complicated.
Editor’s Pick With Windows 8, Microsoft favors tablets, touchscreens, and laptops with modern touchpads. Traditional desktops with a keyboard and mouse, on the other hand, have been left in the dust.
Anyone purchasing a copy of Windows 8 after Microsoft’s promotion ends will pay a much higher price.
To get ready for the launch of its latest operating system, Microsoft finally flipped on registrations for its Windows 8 upgrade program for those who bought a PC after June 2.
According to Lenovo $300 will be the magic number for Windows RT tablets this fall.
We’ve picked out 10 stand-out apps that look and work great on Windows 8, and which show off the platform’s potential for gorgeous graphics and tablet-friendly touch controls.
The HTML5 game company launches with several titles today, including a private beta of Catan World, a Settlers of Catan MMO (click through to find exclusive screens).
Microsoft has released Windows 8 RTM, the finalized version of the OS meant for PC manufacturers and developers of Windows apps. It even has a 90-day free trial for anyone to give it a spin, but we’d seriously recommend against it.
Microsoft is taking to task developers who are using the word ‘Metro’ in their app titles.
Microsoft may have upset some of its partners with the Surface tablet, but HP doesn’t appear to be concerned.
Long battery life, small size, and multitouch screens: That’s what Microsoft is promising its PC partners will soon deliver using a version of Windows 8 known as Windows RT. Today, the company delivered some specifics.
Hey Microsoft, this whole new-name-for-Metro thing? It’s getting a little ridiculous. Just give us the new name already.
Digital magazine service Pulse released a new web app version of its popular mobile news reader today, which takes plenty of design cues from Microsoft’s forthcoming Windows 8 software.
We’ve known since February that Microsoft was preparing new touch-enabled Office apps for Windows RT, but now it seems those tablet-focused Office apps won’t have as many features as their desktop siblings.
It was only a matter of time before Microsoft’s hardware partners began publicly criticizing the Surface tablet, Microsoft’s first stab at building its own computing hardware.
Editor’s Pick After the slick mosaics of Metro, we were a bit surprised to see the new packaging for Windows 8. They’re a little bit Pucci, a little bit Lisa Frank, and a little bit Windows 7.
Synaptics announced today that is releasing three new touch-focused technologies for laptops and other mobile devices: ForcePad, ThinTouch, and ClearPad. But the most interesting new technology is ForcePad …
After nearly two years of calling its design language “Metro,” Microsoft has decided to get rid of the name, most likely because of a dispute with the German company Metro AG.
Chief executive Gabe Newell talks about gaming innovations and life at Valve.