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The latest research from Net Applications released on Friday showed that although it gained slightly, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 still didn’t gain as much as expected. The numbers reflect consumer and enterprise usage for users and show how operating systems are adopted.
Last Thursday was the big day for Windows users as at 4am PST, Windows 8.1 became available from Microsoft to download and update on users computers.
I wish I could praise 8.1 to be an really innovative upgrade, but I found a couple of good reasons why you may want to wait just a little longer before fully upgrading to Windows 8.1
On Friday, one of the most popular apps for Windows Phone 8 got a major update, as Facebook has received a bunch of updates for it. The update includes a series of upgrades that users will find extremely useful, and will make Facebook on Windows Phone 8 easier to use.
On the Fire Hose blog at Microsoft on Wednesday, news around the upcoming Windows Phone refresh came out from Microsoft. They have been hinting since the Build conference about future changes to the Windows Store, but newly released details showcase the new store coming later this month.
On Wednesday, rumors surrounding the upcoming Windows 8.1 interface, apps, and ecosystem came out via a few different blogs that focus on Microsoft. The updates for the Windows Phone system are centered on making the Windows Phone system inline with the desktop systems for developers and users.
One of the most popular programs on Windows 8 and Windows Phone got a huge announcement on Friday, as Microsoft via its Windows Experience Blog announced the new version is coming October 18th, 2013. The new programs will be official in a week or so, and bring a ton of new updates.
For Windows Phone users, Monday was a huge day for news from Microsoft. The announcement of the official notes on the Windows Phone 8 Update 3 gave a ton of new features that users will be able to use soon, and points to the future of Windows Phone is an all new way.
In a very detailed blog post on Tuesday, Microsoft’s AlexGarden, who is the general manager of Xbox MVR, went into details on the new Xbox Music app for Windows 8.1. The new awesome enhancements will give users great new ways to enjoy music and video on Windows 8.1 and in all new ways.
On Friday, the latest updates to the Bing app for Windows Phone 8 arrived, and they bring a ton of new updates for the notifications they give to users. The updates will give users more leisure updates in regards to weather and sports coverage and are available now to download.
Thursday was a big day for Microsoft, as they launched Windows 8.1 for download around the world. But, in addition to Windows 8.1, they also launched the new Facebook app for Windows 8.1 and the remote desktop apps for mobile usage, both which are available now.
On Monday, Microsoft reissued their Windows RT 8.1 update to users, shortly after the initial release sparked a number of problems for Windows RT users. The initial download was pulled by Microsoft, and the latest update went live on the Microsoft servers on Monday.
In a surprise turnaround on Monday, Microsoft announced that the Windows 8.1 RTM would be released to developers. This will make a lot of Windows 8 developers very happy!
Wednesday marked an important date for Windows Phone 8 users, when the update of Skype hit the Windows Phone 8. The update gives Windows Phone 8 users the ability to leave video messages from their Windows Phones
On Wednesday, one of the biggest social media and presence apps arrived on Windows 8. With Foursquare being finally available on Windows 8
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