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Microsoft Store will stop pushing app updates to Windows 8.x phones next summer, Windows 8.x computers in 2023

If you’re one of the handful of folks still using a smartphone running Windows Phone 8 or Windows Phone 8.1, starting next summer it’s going to be an even less useful operating system than it already is. On July 1st, 2019, the Microsoft Store will stop distributing app updates to Windows Phone 8.x. Developers will […]

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Microsoft discontinues Windows 8 Pro Pack, Media Pack sales Oct 30th

Want to upgrade from Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 Home to Pro editions or buy an upgrade pack to add Windows Media Center to the operating system? You’d better act fast: Microsoft will be discontinuing Media pack and Pro Pack sales on October 30th, 2015. Right now you can upgrade from Windows 8.1 Home to […]

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Mozilla kills Firefox for Windows 8 Metro, figures you probably won’t notice

Developers at Mozilla have spent the last few years getting the Firefox web browser ready to run on Windows 8 computers with Microsoft’s new Metro-style, touch-friendly user interface. A beta was released just over a month ago. But now Mozilla is pulling the plug. It’s not that the browser didn’t work well on Windows tablets… […]

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51Cube iwork 10 is a Bay Trail convertible that’s thinner than an iPad Air

Chinese manufacturer 51Cube is ready to jump into the Windows 8 convertible fray. Their newly-announced iwork 10 is a dockable tablet that follows in the footsteps of the Microsoft Surface and Asus Transformer Book T100. Like the Transformer Book, the iwork 10 ships with an Intel Bay Trail Atom processor. It’s clocked at 1.8GHz and […]

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Lilbits (12-13-2013): Emulating an Amiga 500 in your browser

Google’s Portable Native Client is software that lets a web app use your computer’s hardware much the way that a native app would do — and this allows you to develop web games, services, and even more complex software that acts like something that would normally run straight from your PC, not a web browser. […]

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Toshiba Encore 8 inch Windows 8 tablet up for pre-order for $330

The Toshiba Encore is an 8 inch tablet with an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor, Windows 8.1 software, and Microsoft Office 2013 Home & Student. Toshiba introduced the tablet in September, and now it’s up for pre-order from Amazon for $330. Tosihba’s first 8 inch Windows tablet is powered by an Intel Atom Z3740 quad-core […]