WINDOWS 8 Posts on XDA

How to make Google Chrome Touchscreen Friendly on Tablets & Laptops

Google Chrome is by far the world's most popular Internet browser. There's a version for every major operating system out there, however, the only versions that are best suited for touchscreen devices are the Android and iOS ones. With Chrome OS tablets soon on the way, Google has been working on making the Chrome browser...

Tasker Pro: Unlock your Windows PC with your Fingerprint!

Automation is supposed to be about simplifying everyday tasks to give you more precious time doing the things you love. At XDA, we've shown you how you can use Tasker to secure your device, improve productivity, or make driving safer, all a part of our series called 'Tasker Week.' But the fun doesn't end there. If...

Microsoft Build 2014: Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana and Action Center, Windows to Bring Back Start Menu

Today in San Francisco's Moscone Center, Microsoft kicked off its annual Build developers conference. Up until now, many had been questioning Microsoft's continued relevance in this new mobile-friendly age. However, today's keynote clearly shows that Microsoft doesn't intend on letting Google and Apple have all the fun.Does Windows have what it takes to be your...

Google Nexus 5 and 7 are Your Top Smartphone and Tablet Picks for 2013

Back when we launched our Best of 2013 Holiday Gift Guide, we asked you to cast your vote and pick the best smartphones and tablets of 2013. Well folks, the votes are in, and you've made your voices clear!Starting off with your top tablet picks, the winner by a mile was the Google Nexus 7...

Create Windows Apps with Microsoft’s New Project Siena

For Android users who have made the leap of faith to Windows 8 or RT, the limited number of available Modern UI apps can be quite a shock. But this shouldn't be a surprise, as the majority of tablets now ship with Android. This is then naturally reflected in user and developer contributions.It seems like...

Microsoft Doesn’t Want Three Windows OS Versions

Which company has not one, not two, but three operating systems being actively developed at the same time? Microsoft does, and they're getting tired of it.The strongest suggestion of this comes with Microsoft executive Julie Larson-Green's statement that "We [Microsoft] have the Windows Phone OS. We have Windows RT and we have full Windows. We're...

Spotlite Brings Native Spotify Experience to Windows 8/RT

If you're a Spotify user running Windows 8/8.1 or RT, you may have noticed that there's currently no official offering available in the Windows App Store. While x86 users can simply download the official client directly from Spotify's website, ARM-based users aren't so lucky.To alleviate this, XDA Forum Member hsalps created Spotlite and uploaded it to...

Dual Boot Windows 8 and Android on Your Acer Iconia W700

The Acer Iconia W700 is a perfect blend of the tablet form factor and ultrabook specs. Sure, it's a little heavier and chunkier than your average Android tablet, but that's the price you pay for having the power of a full desktop OS like Windows 8 at your disposal. Well, at least it is if you want...

Several Standard Desktop Apps Ported to Windows RT

One of the main limitations of Windows RT is that most 32- and 64-bit applications aren't compatible. Therefore, if you are buying a Microsoft Surface and intend to install all your favorite Windows programs, then you're going to have a bad time. To remedy this issue, XDA Recognized Developer GoodDayToDie has begun an initiative to get...

Calibrate Windows 8 Touch Screens with Greater than Four Points

Despite not being an actual mobile OS, Windows 8 has seen a surprising amount of development here at XDA. Whether it's because of the Windows App Store or the Microsoft Surface is uncertain, but users and developers alike have been adding some great content for Windows 8 users. There is now a tutorial that will...

Spare Your SSD by Installing Metro Apps to Another Drive

Since SSDs are becoming increasingly affordable and commonplace, computer enthusiasts have been adding them to their computers in greater frequency. And for those who dare, RAIDed configurations yield even more insane speeds (albeit without TRIM on all but a handful of SSD and chipset combinations). However, because they are still somewhat expensive, most buy smaller SSDs...

SNES Emulator Released for Windows RT, Microsoft Surface

Android has enjoyed a myriad of emulators for quite some time now. There are emulators for SNES, NES, Genesis, PlayStation, N64, and many more. With the release of Windows 8 RT, developers have a chance to introduce the emulator goodness all over again. Microsoft Surface owners can now get their hands on a SNES emulator.XDA...