In the leaked Windows 8.1 (Windows Blue) build 9364, we caught our first glimpse of a new Calculator app, as well as an Audio Recorder app, a Movie Moments app, and an Alarm app. At the time, we had no idea if Microsoft would allow these apps to make it to the final build of Windows 8.1. As development progresses and the public preview build of Windows Blue approaches, these apps have received a slight change in color.
Microsoft has already implemented a picture password feature in Windows 8, allowing users to pick a picture and draw on it to unlock their computer. This method adds a more personal touch to Windows 8. But what if Microsoft was looking at adding yet another neat password feature?
During the past several months, the internet has been flooded with speculation about Windows Blue (now known as Windows 8.1). When will it come? Will it be free? What will it contain? Now, Microsoft has revealed that Windows 8.1 public preview will take place at the start of Build 2013.
Microsoft's Tami Reller has today confirmed that the official name for the Windows Blue update is Windows 8.1, which was recently seen in leaked development builds of the OS. Along with this info, Microsoft revealed that the update will be free and available from the Windows Store for all Windows 8 users.
Not that long ago, Microsoft officially announced the Build 2013 developer conference, which takes place June 26th to June 28th in San Francisco, California. Immediately, the event sold out. Now, Microsoft is listening to consumers and has re-opened the registration!
It has been widely reported that we will see a public preview build of Windows 8.1 (Windows Blue) during the Build 2013 developer conference in June. Now, it appears that Microsoft has delivered a "Developer Preview" build of Windows 8.1 to OEM partners.
Development of Windows 8.1 (or Windows Blue) has been progressing at a decent pace with Build 2013 rapidly approaching. In a new leaked screenshot of an unknown but allegedly new build of Windows 8.1 showcases one minor change that just makes sense.
Curious to see what it would be like to have alarms displayed on your Windows 8 lockscreen? Check out this video showcasing this new upcoming feature included in the upcoming Windows 8.1 update.
Microsoft recently revealed that Windows 8 has sold over 100 million Windows 8 licenses since it's launch back in October 2012. This means Microsoft has been making on average 15 million sales per month. During the WIRED Business Conference 2013, Microsoft's Julie Larson-Green spoke about the future of Windows 8.
Windows Embedded, the operating system used for kiosks and point-of-sale terminals, will also be receiving the Windows Blue treatment. Windows Blue is set to bring forth updates to Windows 8 later this year.
It appears that we will be able to update Windows Store apps in the upcoming release of Windows 8.1. Movie Moments, an app we know exists in build 9385, was recently and silently updated via Windows Update.
It's been a hectic few weeks due to several leaked build of Windows Blue, Microsoft's upcoming update for Windows 8. Yet another build is rumored to be in the wild. This time, we are seeing Windows 8.1 Pro Preview build 9388 floating around in screenshots.