Tag: windows

  • Google to finally fix a 2010 Chrome for Windows battery drain bug

    PCWorld reported that Google has finally promised to fix a battery bug in its Chrome browser. This bug wouldn’t be too surprising if it was introduced in a recent update. But according to Morris, the first report of it popped up in 2010, and a more recent bug report in Chromium has been racking up […]

  • Windows 8 sells 100 million fewer cpies than Windows 7 at 15 months

    The Next Web reports on Windows 8 selling 100 million copies less than Windows 7 after 15 months from launch. Windows 7 launched on October 22, 2009. In October 2010, Microsoft revealed that it had sold over 240 million Windows 7 licenses in the operating system’s first year, and in January 2011 that number grew […]

  • Apple passing Microsoft

    Benedict Evans reports on how Apple sold more computers than Windows PC sold globablly in Q4 2013. This is a pretty good illustration of the scale of mobile: Apple limits itself only to the high end of the mobile market but still sells more units than the whole PC industry. It is also significant to […]

  • How the value trap squeezes Windows PC makers’ revenues and profits

    The Guardian discusses the impact of the value trap on Windows PC makers. The problem for Windows PC makers is that they are caught in the “value trap”. Even as prices are being forced down by commoditisation and slumping demand, they have no obvious way to capture any of the money that a consumer who […]

  • Will Microsoft use Windows RT or Android for low end devices?

    Rumors of an Android-powered Nokia phone have been going around for years now, and while there hasn’t been a mass market version of it yet, you can be assured there are at least some Android-powered devices being tested internally by Nokia. There was a loud outcry back when Stephen Elop decided that Nokia would use […]

  • Mint app comes to Windows and Windows Phone

    Business Insider reports that popular finance app Mint is now available on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8. The biggest difference with this app compared to the Android and iOS alternatives is it takes advantage of a core element within the Windows 8 operating system: Live Tiles, which are app icons that update in real […]

  • Mobile wars: Microsoft predicted to overtake Apple in 3 years

    Not every prediction comes true, but one of the more daring claims has surfaced from a Forbes article. According to the writer, Microsoft will be able to surpass Apple on the mobile scene in 3 years. If that does become a reality, it will be no easy feat as Apple is currently riding high with […]

  • Microsoft OneNote gets a major update

    Think steroids. Microsoft Issues Major Update to OneNote App for Windows

  • Time to give up on Windows?

    Adrian Kingsley-Hughes writes on ZDNet how he has given up on Windows. Troubleshooting is costly, time-consuming, and frustrating, and while I once used to relish the challenge, I now try to avoid it whenever possible. I found that I could do more and more with less and less. Tasks that once required a full-blown desktop […]

  • Window’s 30 years of evolution

    Business Insider reports on how Windows has evolved over 30 years. It also shows how much technology has advanced during that period of time.