We have already had a good look at some of the new functions as well
as the new apps in Microsoft’s Windows 8, and now it would appear that
there will be another new feature in Windows 8 when it launches.
The guys over at I Started Something
spotted something interesting in Windows 8, as you can see in the photo
below there is something called ‘Missed Calls’, which would indicate
that Windows 8 tablets could have the ability to make and receive calls.
It isn’t clear as yet exactly how the call feature will be build into
Windows 8, whether you will be able to make calls over a mobile
network, or if it will use some sort of Skype integration, considering
Microsoft’s recent purchase of Skype.
Microsoft has announced that its Windows 8 Metro applications will
only be available from their own Windows Store, the official name given
to Microsoft’s apps store.
Following in Apple’s footsteps and taking full control over what will
an won’t be sold in their store. Microsoft director Ted Dworkin
explained that the Windows Store will be used to restrict Metro app
distribution to ensure the software applications are secure and
Microsoft also explained to developers that "We will examine
every application that will be submitted to us [and] we will run a virus
check and a malware check on every application,”.
Which will hopefully stop the Windows Store being plagued by
malicious applications laced with code and viruses which has happened
in the Google Market leading to applica
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Last week we saw a couple of different videos which gave us a good
look at Microsoft’s latest version of Windows, Windows 8, and now
Microsoft has released another video which give us a look at apps
running on Windows 8 with their Metro UI.
The video below gives us a look at apps like photos, mail, calendar,
messaging and lots more, as well as some of the built in social
networking features like Facebook integration.
The apps look pretty cool from the videos, and the more we see of
Windows 8 the more impressive it is, we are looking forward to seeing
the final version of Windows 8, specifically on tablets as we suspect it
is going to be very interesting.
We have already seen some Windows 8 running on the new Samsung Windows 8 Developer tablet, as well as running on an NVIDIA Kal-El tablet, and have even seen it running on an old Asus Eee PC netbook.
Now the guys over at Geek decided to load the Windows 8 Developer preview on to an EXOPC Slate, which you can see in the video below.
As you can see from the video Windows 8 seems to run quite a bit
slower on the EXOPC Slate, not bad though considering the EXOPC slates
specifications and the majority of the functions seem to work on the
Yesterday we got to see a video of Windows 8 running on the new
Windows 8 Developer tablet, the tablet which is produced by Samsung runs
an Intel Core i5 processor.
The video below shows Windows 8 running on an NVIDIA Kal-El tablet,
which features NVIDIA’s new quad core Kal-El processor, and as you can
see from the video below, Windows 8 looks pretty good on the NVIDIA
We are looking forward to seeing Windows 8 running on tablets when it
is finally released, from what we have seen so far it certainly does
As well as giving Windows 8 a completely new looks with a new UI, it looks like Microsoft has also replaced the standard Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), which is usually filled with lots of text telling you what went wrong with a more, friendly version.
The photo below, from Chip Hazard shows the new BSoD, and as you can see it now comes with a sad face, and a much easier to understand message than the previous BSoD’s.
Instead of lines of code with various error message numbers, you now get search terms which you can search for on the web to find out what has cause the BSoD on your Windows 8 PC.
If you have been wondering whats new in Windows 8 but just haven’t got time to sit and watch the entire Microsoft
Keynote presentation. The Lifehacker website have created a great video
thats shows you everything you need to know about Microsoft’s new
Windows 8 operating system and its features in just 8 minutes. Watch the
cut down presentation after the jump.
Microsoft has also now made available a Windows 8 Developer Preview of their new Windows 8 operating system, which you can now download Windows 8 and install without the need for any activation.
If this eight minutes of the Windows
8 essentials has whet your appetite for more you can view Microsoft’s
full keynote presentation on their new
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Microsoft has today released a preview of its new Windows 8 software
to developers after presenting the new Windows 8 OS at yesterdays Build
Conference. The Windows 8 Developer Preview is a pre-beta version of
Windows 8 which has been released by Microsoft specifically for
The Windows 8 Developer Preview requires no activation to run and
some Windows 8 features may require additional hardware, or installation
of other software. As updates to the software are rolled out by
Microsoft they should automatically be added to your installation.
However Microsoft offers not additional support for this release.
The new Windows 8 OS from Microsoft will support both tablets
and traditional PCs. To load the Windows 8 Developer Preview you will
require a PC with a t least a 1GHz or faster processor (either 3
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We have already seen some photos of the Samsung Windows 8 tablet,
it has now officially been unveiled at Microsoft’s BUILD conference,
but you wont be able to get you hands on one as it is a developer only
tablet, with what Microsoft describes as an early build of Windows 8.
The Samsung Windows 8 tablet is powered by an Intel Core i5
processor, and it features an 11.6 inch multi-touch touchscreen display,
plus 4GB of RAM and a 64GB solid state drive.
The display features a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, have a look
at the video of it in action below which was put together by the guys
from The Verge / This is My Next.
Other specifications on the tablet include 802.11n WiFi, 3G connectivity, a microSD card slot, HDMI and a USB port, it looks very interesting from the video.
The Samsung Windows 8 tablet wont go on sale, it has been given to
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