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Windows RT was an awkward, lumbering beast and nobody knew exactly why it existed. This past week, Microsoft officially killed its weird mobile operating system as the last Windows RT tablet rolled off the production line. That last tablet was called the Nokia Lumia 2520 and it represented the final Windows RT tablet of its species. Earlier this year, in January 2015, Microsoft discontinued itsRead More
The release of Windows RT and Windows 8 has come with its fair share of blunders. Microsoft has made some curious choices – like restricting users from customizing their desktops and completely removing the Start button. But one of the most curious mistakes by Microsoft was the lack of Outlook on Windows RT devices. The Outlook app wasn’t even available from the Windows App Store. Since WinRead More
In a news release that will surprise no one, Windows 8 users are apparently not using their Metro apps nearly as much as Microsoft would like. Despite Microsoft’s sales angle for Windows 8 as being “all about the apps” it seems like most users have decided to ignore that silly slogan and simply continue using their Windows computer like they’ve always used Windows computers – to accesRead More
When a company makes a touchscreen tablet, you might think that they would make the screen as responsive as the hardware would allow. But it doesn’t look like Microsoft has figured that out yet. Because a member of the XDA Developers Forum recently released a Windows registry hack/tweak that modifies the responsiveness of the Surface RT’s touchscreen. That’s right: all you need to do tRead More
If you’ve been shopping around for a new tablet lately, then you may be wondering what the difference is between Windows 8 and Windows RT tablets. Windows RT is similar to Windows 8, although it restricts users in a number of different ways. Some users will find that these restrictions aren’t worth the cheaper price of Windows RT tablets, while others won’t care. To help you make your decRead More
Microsoft and its manufacturing partners have had a testy relationship over the last few months. Ever since Microsoft announced the Surface, OEMs like Acer, Asus, and Toshiba have been in an uproar about Microsoft taking away their business. As a result, some OEMs have not signed up to create launch-day Windows 8 tablets. These OEMs include big names like Acer and HP. But Microsoft has known abRead More