X

Its Microsoft’s “make or break moment”So what’s new?

Windows 8.1 went on sale today, Microsoft’s attempt to stay relevant in the touch based mobile world, and clean up the fatal errors made on ‘8’, now a year old. 
Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc puts it 8.1 is Microsoft’s “vision of highly personalized mobile computing.”

After an unmitigated disaster, Windows 8.1 is a ‘richer’ experience and the much loved “Start’ button has now been put back in its rightful place, along with better functionality. (You can start your Windows at the Start screen or the desktop.)
You can make Windows floating tiles smaller and fiddle around for new sizes, new background designs and colors – personalise the Start screen, banishing stuff you don’t want. 
There’s an improved Apps view to see all your apps the way you want, LeBlanc points out.  Multitasking is better as users can now have up to four apps side by side. 
Redmond has also improved Microsoft apps line up – Skype Mail, News, Weather, Xbox Music and you can watch TV and movies with Xbox Video on the 8.1.Adobe Photoshop Express, Box, Evernote, Facebook and NOOK, for Windows 8.1. 
Keeping up with the current health craze, there’s two new Bing apps – Food & Drink and Health & Fitness. 
8.1 runs Internet Explorer 11 that syncs browsing history, favorites, and settings across all of your Windows devices. 
There’s better with SkyDrive with files are accessible across all devices, so you can create, edit, save and share files anywhere, on/offline from the cloud.

Windows 8.1 comes as a free update online through the Windows Store. Starting today, October 18th, Windows 8.1 will also be available on new devices and as a packaged DVD product at retail stores. 

If you don’t already have Windows 8,  8.1 costs A$149.99, 8.1 Pro has a RRP of $399.99, 8 Pro Pack is $249.99. 
If you on a device running Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, or the Windows 8.1 Preview , click here for information in order to upgrade.
3sixT GS24 EDM 728 x 90 px 02 Back To The Start! Windows 8.1 Is Live
Martin Logan 728 x 90 Back To The Start! Windows 8.1 Is Live
4Square – Channel News 728x90 Back To The Start! Windows 8.1 Is Live
Flick of a switch 728x90 1 Back To The Start! Windows 8.1 Is Live
Middleton 728x90px Product Back To The Start! Windows 8.1 Is Live
PRO 5 PRICE DROP 2024 Banner 728x90px Back To The Start! Windows 8.1 Is Live
728x90 Back To The Start! Windows 8.1 Is Live
Banner Z10 Al Wh 728x90px EN Back To The Start! Windows 8.1 Is Live
4SquareMedia 728x90 scaled Back To The Start! Windows 8.1 Is Live
Whatmough 728x90 Back To The Start! Windows 8.1 Is Live
Uniden PRO 2k 728 x 90 Option 2 2x Retina Back To The Start! Windows 8.1 Is Live
BlueAnt PumpAirANC WebBanner 728x90 Back To The Start! Windows 8.1 Is Live
Aspire Vero Banner Intel CCF 728x90 Back To The Start! Windows 8.1 Is Live
Motorola Banner Ads 728 x 90 72ppi Back To The Start! Windows 8.1 Is Live539486
Haier 728x90 1 Back To The Start! Windows 8.1 Is Live
728x90 Iconic Back To The Start! Windows 8.1 Is Live
240215 SAV R Volution CNewsFeb Leaderboard 1 Back To The Start! Windows 8.1 Is Live
Leaderboard 728x90 1 Back To The Start! Windows 8.1 Is Live
BEL2385 4SQ Dock Banners 4SQ 728x90 Back To The Start! Windows 8.1 Is Live
QUEEN 728x90 Back To The Start! Windows 8.1 Is Live
hitachi banner 728x90 Back To The Start! Windows 8.1 Is Live
728x90 Back To The Start! Windows 8.1 Is Live


YOU MAY ALSO LIKE