Windows RT

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Microsoft pulls Windows RT 8.1 update as some users report bricked devices

Microsoft temporarily removed the Windows RT 8.1 from the Windows Store last Saturday, barely two days since it was available for digital download on October 17. A "situation affecting a limited number of users" who faced issues updating their Windows RT devices were cited, though no additional details were offered.

Spotlight: Logitech Tablet Keyboard for Windows 8, RT and Android

The Logitech Tablet Keyboard for Windows 8/RT and Android is a wireless keyboard that pairs over Bluetooth with Windows 8, Windows RT or Android tablets.

Why Windows 8 is more vulnerable to attack

The complexity of Windows 8 has increased its security vulnerability, says Wayne Kirby, a product specialist from Kaspersky Lab.

IDC: Windows RT tablets seeing dismal shipment numbers

Only 200,000 Windows RT tablets shipped in the first quarter, making up just 0.4 percent of the tablet market, said IDC on Wednesday.

Price of Windows RT tablets lowered by manufacturers

In a development that sends out troubling signals about the viability of the Windows RT platform, Computerworld reports that some manufacturers have started lowering the prices of their Windows RT tablets.

Analysis: Why Windows RT was doomed from the start

Neil McAllister from The Register has written a thought-provoking critique about why the ARM-based Windows RT tablet from Microsoft was "DOA" or dead on arrival.

Jailbreak tool for Windows RT unlocks it in 20 seconds

Earlier this week, we reported on how a hacker has succeeded in cracking Microsoft's security system of locking down Windows RT tablets to prevent unauthorized desktop software from running. Well, it appears that another hacker has now packaged the exploit into a jailbreak tool that will unlock a Windows RT tablet within 20 seconds.

Windows RT successfully hacked to allow unsigned desktop apps

A hacker claims to have cracked Microsoft's system that prevents unsigned desktop apps from running on its Windows RT tablet platform. Identified only by the name "clrokr" on Twitter, the hacker says he exploited a vulnerability that was in the Windows kernel "for some time," according to a new blog post that outlined the technical details behind the hack.

Windows RT devices have enough apps, says analyst

Does the Windows Store have enough apps for Windows RT devices to be successful? At least one analyst thinks so, though reviewers have criticized it for poor selection and lack of "high-profile" apps. However, Patrick Moorhead, principal analyst with Moor Insights & Strategy told Computerworld that the available apps in the Windows Store at launch is adequate to entice buyers.

A simple guide to Windows 8 devices

Planning on buying one of the new Windows 8 devices scheduled to be released next week? For those of you confused by all of the Windows 8 devices out there, I've put together this simple guide to quickly help you shorten your shopping list.