A new Windows 8.1 leak emerges unveiling new improvements, Toshiba plans to release KIRAbook, a ultrabook with retina display and free Xbox live weekend for everybody.
Welcome to Pureinfotech: Tech Recap edition. Each weekend I will bring you a compilation of articles of the week, including how-to guides, features, tech news, and more. This is simply a list with a brief description of pieces you might have missed or you might just want to read again.
- Free Xbox LIVE Gold access weekend and not just in the U.S.: As many times before, Microsoft is once again allowing every Xbox owner to become a Gold member for the weekend with unlimited access regardless the account status.
- Latest Windows 8.1 leak shows a File app with SkyDrive integration and new tweaks: Even though Windows 8.1 build 9369 isn’t the latest build from Microsoft, it is the latest leak that can be found around the web. The latest Blue leak doesn’t bring many changes, but it does bring some refinements and improvements including a working File app, better Search Charm, and better multitasking capabilities.
- Toshiba KIRAbook, a Windows 8 ultrabook with retina display, available in May: Apple’s MacBook Pro with retina display finally has some serious competition. This week Toshiba has announced that will be shipping KIRAbook, a 13.3-inch ultrabook with a stunning 2560 x 1440 screen resolution (retina display), and it will be available as early as next month.
- Google Glass tech specs: get to know what makes this gadget tick: Even wondered what you will get when you spend $1,500 in a pair of glasses? Google has officially published the tech specs of the upcoming Glass.
- The rumor has it Microsoft is bringing back the Start button in Windows 8.1 (Blue)
- Windows 8.1 (Blue) will bring boot-to-desktop option (Confirmed)
- Microsoft is also working on a smartwatch with touch
- Desktop Fun: Fauna Dynamic theme for Windows
There’s still more you might have missed, check them all here.
Don’t forget to check our Windows 8.1 (Blue) coverage. For the latest, click the big “Windows Blue” button on the sidebar.
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