Microsoft released its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8, the dramatically different operating system that attempts to bridge the divide between tablets and PCs.
Most of us have the common sense these days to be cautious opening emails from someone we don’t know, or not open suspicious attachments. But now computer crooks have found a way to target us on search engines.
The end of the desktop is near, according to reports trickling out over the last few days.
If you’ve been holding out on buying a new ultrabook or just upgrading your desktop, here’s a list of all the Windows 8 PCs that will be available at launch. Don’t miss the hands-on previews!
For those who still haven’t gotten their hands on the Windows 8 release-to-manufacturing bits via MSDN, TechNet, BizSpark, volume licensing or some other channel, Microsoft is making available via preorder the Windows 8 upgrade media as of October 12.
As back to school kicks off in the U.S., new data claims that Apple’s iPad is outpacing traditional PCs in sales to students and schools for the first time ever.
Computer-security experts took down the world’s third-largest botnet, which they say was responsible for 18 percent of the world’s spam.