Windows 8 News
Windows Phone is recovering from a sluggish start as Microsoft have announced that the number of app downloads has doubled.
The Windows 8 login screen that is used in the leaked M3 build and possibly in Windows 8 beta builds was leaked by withinwindows:
It looks like Paul Thurrott and Rafael Rivera are hard at work writing a book about Windows 8. Their last book “Windows 7 Secrets” was a great read, so I’m looking forward to this new book about Windows 8.
Even though Microsoft is being criticized for being late and waiting till Windows 8 to jump in to the tablet PC game, it might actually be the best option that the company has.
Let’s take a look at the latest Windows 8 leaks: A new “immersive” browser, possibly Internet Explorer 10 with the design of a Windows Phone 7, a new “Tile UI” and an integrated PDF reader in Windows 8.
Windows 8 is rumored to have a feature that allows you to mount ISO files, according to the latest leaked Windows 8 screenshots.
One of the recently leaked Windows 8 screenshots shows a new feature called “History Vault”. The History Vault could be something like the Mac OS X feature “Time Machine” – only better.
Now before you try to download the latest Windows 8 builds online, here’s a word of caution.
Image: New User Account Settings On Taskbar Feature
We already knew the rumors that Windows 8 might introduce a completely new explorer. According to the latest Windows 8 rumors, the Windows Explorer will have a Ribbon UI that you might know from Office, perhaps even with tabs.
Windows 8 could make it difficult for crackers. A so called “Genuine Center” could possibly actively compare your key with a list of blacklisted Windows 8 product keys.
Windows 8 might introduce animated user account pictures. According to the latest leaked screenshots by cnbeta, you can now use WMV files as account pictures.
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