Microsoft releases Windows 8.1 update in October

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Microsoft has announced this morning that it is releasing officially the Windows 8.1 update on October 18th. The update will start rolling out as a free update for consumers on Windows 8 through the Windows Store gradually starting with New Zealand, coming to Europe and reaching the US.

After October 18th all new devices will come with the new Windows 81.1 pre-installed. Using the capabilities of the updated WIndows 8.1 we will also see several manufacturers release new 7-inch and 8-inch tablets on the market to compete with the iOS and Android devices.

Windows 8.1 update will bring a lot of new functionality to the operating system, including the much requested and missed Start Button.

For experienced users who are eager to touch and feel what the new Windows 8.1 update is all about Microsoft has already released a Windows 8.1 Preview on its site that you can download and try on your machine. With the official release of the Windows 8.1 update your machine will be updated automatically to the latest version in October.

Source: Microsoft

Twitter App For Windows 8 Updated With New Features

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The official Windows 8 Twitter App got a new update which adds new and useful features. Another notable new feature is the multiple account support.

The announcement on  The Windows Experience blog states that users of the Twitter App for Windows 8 devices now have the ability to sign-in with multiple accounts.

The new Twitter app for Windows 8 also includes list support. Users can now go to their own Twitter profile, or the profile of another user, and view lists. The app also now allows people to pin lists to their Windows 8 Start screen, along with any other Twitter user profile. These offers power Twitter users a way to keep better track of the lists and profiles they track the most.

If you have Twitter for Windows 8 installed already, you will be offered the update soon.

If not, you can download the Twitter App for Windows 8 directly from the Windows Store!