Windows 8 UX Pack and Windows 8 Transformation Pack 9.0 debut further fixes and refinements
July 14, 2014 – 13:14 | Comments Off
Windows 8 UX Pack and Windows 8 Transformation Pack 9.0 debut further fixes and refinements

WindowsX has released Windows 8 UX Pack 9.0 and Windows 8 Transformation Pack 9.0, new builds for its Windows skinning tools.
Each tool allows users to emulate the newer Windows 8.1 user interface on PCs running …

Start Screen Unlimited 2.0 injects essential shortcuts into the Windows 8 Start Screen
July 8, 2014 – 13:23 | Comments Off
Start Screen Unlimited 2.0 injects essential shortcuts into the Windows 8 Start Screen

Microsoft has had a hard job convincing people of the merits of the Windows Modern UI in Windows 8, so any help it can get to make the Start screen in particular more useful has …

Windows 8 UX Pack and Windows 8 Transformation Pack 8.1 ship with major bug fixes
May 1, 2014 – 11:27 | Comments Off
Windows 8 UX Pack and Windows 8 Transformation Pack 8.1 ship with major bug fixes

WindowsX has refreshed its pair of skinning tools with the dual release of Windows 8 UX Pack 8.1 for PCs running Windows 7, and Windows 8 Transformation Pack 8.1 for earlier versions of Windows, including …

Windows 8 App Remover promises to get rid of unwanted Microsoft pre-installed apps – kind of
April 25, 2014 – 09:54 | Comments Off
Windows 8 App Remover promises to get rid of unwanted Microsoft pre-installed apps – kind of

It’s bad enough removing all those programs your PC manufacturer “thoughtfully” chose to include on your Windows 8 PC, but now it feels like Microsoft is at the same game. If you’re hankering to trim …

Stardock Start8 1.4 update ensures compatibility with Windows 8.1 Update 1
April 3, 2014 – 11:00 | Comments Off
Stardock Start8 1.4 update ensures compatibility with Windows 8.1 Update 1

Stardock Corporation has released Start 8 1.4, a minor update to its Windows 8 Start button and menu replacement tool. There are no new features in version 1.4, just a series of bug fixes and …

Migrate to a new PC with ease thanks to the O&O Migration Kit – now on special offer
March 28, 2014 – 13:39 | Comments Off
Migrate to a new PC with ease thanks to the O&O Migration Kit – now on special offer

The bells are finally tolling for Windows XP as End of Life rolls ominously closer. And while XP itself won’t suddenly stop working once April 8th rolls around, sticking with it long term is no …

Windows 8 Transformation Pack 8.0 released, updates to give earlier versions of Windows the 8.1 look
February 15, 2014 – 10:28 | Comments Off
Windows 8 Transformation Pack 8.0 released, updates to give earlier versions of Windows the 8.1 look

WindowsX has updated both of its skinning tools, Windows 8 UX Pack 8.0 for PCs running Windows 7, and Windows 8 Transformation Pack 8.0 for earlier versions of Windows, including XP.
The latest version of the …

Microsoft’s Project Siena: Windows 8 app development for (almost) all
December 20, 2013 – 09:24 | Comments Off
Microsoft’s Project Siena: Windows 8 app development for (almost) all

Microsoft has released Project Siena, a Windows 8 app which allows anyone to create Windows 8 apps, no programming skills required.
Building the interface is as simple as placing, moving and resizing assorted objects on your …

Classic Shell 3.9 beta enhances Windows 7-style Start Menu
July 26, 2013 – 18:13 | Comments Off
Classic Shell 3.9 beta enhances Windows 7-style Start Menu

The “return of the Start button” in Windows 8.1 might not have delivered what everyone wanted, but it doesn’t really matter. If you need to bring the Start Menu back to Windows 8 then Classic …

8StartButton 2.0 unveils radical revamp, adds support for Windows 8.1
July 4, 2013 – 11:58 | Comments Off
8StartButton 2.0 unveils radical revamp, adds support for Windows 8.1

TotalIdea Software has released 8StartButton 2.0, a major new version of its Start menu replacement tool for Windows 8 users. The new update, which adds full support for Windows 8.1 Preview, comes with a radical …

Microsoft launches Bing Translator app for Windows 8
June 7, 2013 – 18:55 | Comments Off
Microsoft launches Bing Translator app for Windows 8

Microsoft has announced the release of Bing Translator for Windows 8, a free app which builds on its previous Translator App for Windows Phone.
At its simplest the program allows you to type a phrase or …