Microsoft explains why it bought Nokia, says it needs ‘first-rate’ smartphone experience

Microsoft’s outlined its reasoning behind why it’s gone deep into smartphones in a lengthy presentation file. Alongside cheering Windows Phone’s current growth (No.3!), it’s reaffirmed that it’ll bring its products and services to rival mobile OSes and still involve itself with "iPhone and Android/Galaxy phones". However, it tempers this point, adding that the Redmond company…

Windows 8.1 Pro x86 and x64 leaked in English

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM has leaked yet again, but this time in the x86 and x64 variants and in English. This is the leak many have been waiting for, as the ISO’s are official and untouched meaning it doesn’t require extracting .wims or finding old boot files. View article…