Windows 8

Asus VivoTab Note 8 runs Windows 8.1, starts at $329

Asus unveils Windows-based 8-inch tablet with quad-core processor and Wacom digitizer pen for $329. Ships March 25.

Windows, Windows Phone apps one step closer with Microsoft Universal Store

Universal Store coming? One of the biggest challenges facing Microsoft is a deficit in quality apps. Unifying its myriad of platforms could help.

For Microsoft it’s Vista Deja Vu all over again

Perception is everything. Once consumers get a bad taste in their mouths about a particular brand then the task to restore trust and confidence is monumental.

Where on earth is the Windows 8 notification system?

With Android, Google sets the gold standard. Notifications appear along the top bar of the device, be it a tablet or smartphone. By swiping down you can access all the key alerts you missed since last checking. With Windows 8, Microsoft has catching up to do.

Dell Venue 8 Pro a Windows 8.1 tablet bargain (This Is My Next)

Can the Dell Venue 8 Pro best the Apple iPad Mini and Google Nexus 7 in the quest to rule the mini-tablet market?

Foursquare for Windows 8 a visual knockout

I tested Foursquare side-by-side on the Surface Pro with a Nexus 4, iPad Mini and (for kicks) an old Samsung Galaxy Tab. There's no comparison: Windows blew them all away.

Microsoft Post-Ballmer: To Do List

Ballmer's legacy will be controversial. There's no question he was key in the company's early success. How much of that gets apportioned to him is a matter of debate.

Review: Next Issue for Windows 8

Now that Next Issue is available for Windows 8, find out how it compares to its Android and iOS peers.

Next Issue magazine app now available for Windows 8

Subscribers to Next Issue, which operates like Netflix with monthly plans starting at $9.99 per month, can access over 80 titles including TIME, Fortune, The New Yorker, People, ESPN, Wired, Cosmopolitan, Fast Company, and Car & Driver, among others.

PC Shipments Fall 8%, Worst Since 2001

"The third quarter was also a transitional quarter before Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system release, so shipments were less vigorous as vendors and their channel partners liquidated inventory."