Windows 8

A pre-release version of Microsoft Windows 8.1 on a tablet (AP Photo/Ryan Nakashima)

Microsoft releasing Windows 8.1, a year in making

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Microsoft is releasing its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download starting Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8, the dramatically different operating system […]

10/16/2013

Microsoft's Surface Pro 2. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Microsoft unveils new Surface at NYC event

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft introduced new Surface tablets, including a professional model that allows people to use it more like a laptop or a desktop computer. The Redmond, Wash. company is trying to boost […]

09/23/2013

Microsoft Windows 8 screenshot

Microsoft tweaks Windows 8, blamed for PC slump

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is trying to reverse slumping PC sales and quiet growing criticism of its flagship operating system with the release of a revised version of Windows 8. On Wednesday, Microsoft made […]

06/26/2013

Microsoft Windows 8 screenshot

Microsoft touching up Windows 8 to address gripes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft is retooling the latest version of its Windows operating system to address complaints and confusion that have been blamed for deepening a slump in personal computer sales. The tune up […]

05/07/2013

Google maps App demonstrated on an Apple iPad. (AP Photo)

Research firm: PC sales plunge as Windows 8 flops

NEW YORK (AP) — Global shipments of PCs fell 14% this year, the sharpest plunge since research firm IDC started tracking the industry in 1994. Tablets and smartphones pull money away from PCs, but the latest version of Windows also shares the blame.

04/10/2013

Microsoft releases IE 10 browser for Windows 7

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – The latest version of Microsoft’s Web browser is now available to the vast audience using personal computers running on the Windows 7 operating system. The redesigned browser, Internet Explorer 10, made […]

11/13/2012

Poll finds weak demand for Windows 8

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Microsoft is making a big push for Windows 8 and consumers are saying, yawn. A phone survey of nearly 1,200 adults conducted by The Associated Press and GfK finds 52 percent […]

10/29/2012

Where do I click, again? A guide to Windows 8

NEW YORK (AP) — With the launch of Windows 8, people are about to discover a computing experience unlike anything they’ve seen before. Here’s a guide to getting past some of the hurdles. The main […]

10/26/2012

Windows 8 could pose challenge (video)

Consumers are in for a shock when Microsoft releases the Windows 8 operating system later this week. The interface changes are the most widespread the OS maker has undertaken since the release of Windows 95.

10/22/2012

Analysts, PC industry cool on Windows 8

NEW YORK (AP) – While Microsoft is touting next week’s launch of Windows 8 as the savior of the computer industry, PC makers and analysts are increasingly skeptical that the new operating system will lure […]

10/17/2012

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