Microsoft is announcing their Lumia Cyan software update is coming soon. Starting today, those Windows Phones running Windows 8 will start seeing the update. The Windows 8.1 update has a lot of bells and whistles, with Cortana leading the charge.
Back on April 8th, 2014, Microsoft released Windows 8.1 to the public for free download as an upgrade to Windows 8. A number of users were unable to grab the update at that time - and since - because of a problem which locked them in an update failed cycle. Microsoft’s newest solution to this comes in a Windows 8 and Windows RT Pilot Program.
Toshiba is bringing the Windows 8.1 battle to Android, with a new 7-inch tablet - the Toshiba Encore 7 - developed with Microsoft and Intel to try to show that you don't necessarily need ARM for an affordable slate. Unveiled at the first time at Computex this week, the collaboration runs Intel's 1.33GHz Atom quadcore, and has 16GB of onboard storage.
Home automation firm Insteon has pushed out its new apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8, bringing native smart home control to Microsoft's platform. The new apps follow boxed Insteon automation starter kits showing up in Microsoft stores for those just getting onto the smart home bandwagon.
Toshiba's touchscreen push isn't only about twisting and docking notebooks today, with the company also outing a trio of tablets measuring 10-inches or under. The Encore 2 - in 10- and 8-inch sizes - run Windows 8.1, while the Excite Go is smaller still, running Android 4.4 on a 7-inch screen.
Microsoft has officially announced Windows 8.1 with Bing, a new version of its latest OS that comes with Bing as the preloaded search provider, and will be loaded on low-cost notebooks, desktops, and tablets. Based on the same Windows 8.1 Update that Microsoft confirmed back at BUILD, the "with Bing" version will only be offered as a pre-install, not to individual users.
Acer has outed its latest ultraportable, the TravelMate B115P, managing to fit in a touchscreen, ten hour battery life, and a full-sized keyboard into a fanless chassis. Targeting students and mobile workers, the TravelMate B115P - and its non-touch B115 sibling - has an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 display and measures 21.2mm thick, with aluminum trim on the top.
Starting today, users all around the world will begin to gain access to Windows 8.1 Update. This is the first major update to the Windows 8.1 system, a re-structuring of what was originally offered in the touch-friendly Windows 8. This update will be accessible through Windows Update primarily, a system which you can access by moving your cursor to the bottom-right of your display or by pulling in from the right of your display if you have a touchscreen PC or tablet.
Microsoft brought on well over two hours of content to the public this week on the first day of BUILD 2014, the company’s developer conference. Here we learned about Windows 8.1 Update, Windows Phone 8.1, and Universal Windows Apps. We also got our first glimpse of Microsoft’s natural language personal assistant, Cortana.