Download Windows 8.1 Preview With Internet Explorer 11

By | June 27, 2013 |

It’s all about the touch.
Following the release of Windows 8.1 Preview, users installing the following build will also be able to try the latest version of Internet Explorer 11, which seems to be aimed towards improving the touch based usage scenarios.
Now, depending on your usage, it might not look as exciting as you expect (considering that it will soon be a year since IE10 RTM’ed). Basically if all your do is use touch then Internet Explorer 11 is exactly what you’ve been waiting for.
Here’s what you can expect:

- GPU processed gestures and GPU offloaded image decoding, which will not only improve the overall responsiveness but also enhance your tablet/laptop battery life.
- Up to 100 tabs per window (apparently, there was a limit before, which, at least for the Windows Phone version is 6 tabs).
- Full support for Favorite sites with folders and custom tile pictures.
- Swipe gestures for faster navigation with page prediction and pre-rendering, which will load a previous or next page instantly.
- New developer tools (click here for some screenshots)

Download Windows 8.1 Preview With Internet Explorer 11

- SPDY/3 and WebGL support (Microsoft notes that IE11 will scan for unsafe WebGL content and implements a software-based renderer to complement the GPU).
- … and more
Interestingly enough, Microsoft is yet to reveal some of the Internet Explorer 11 features, SPDY support being one of them, which was not detailed in the IE Blog post.

Download Windows 8.1 Preview With Internet Explorer 11

Anyway, if you are curious to read more about the touch UI based improvements, head over to the following page or just download IE11 below.
Windows 8.1 Preview


Download Windows 8.1 Preview ISO File

Posted June 26, 2013 – 9:58 pm in: Windows 8 Guides
At BUILD 2013 conference in San Francisco, Microsoft today released the Preview version of “.1” update to Windows 8. All PC users running Windows 8 can now upgrade their installations to Windows 8.1 Preview by installing this update and then following on-screen instructions.
To help Vista and Windows 7 users, Microsoft is offering Windows 8.1 Preview as an ISO file as well so that interested Vista and Windows 7 users can easily test drive Windows 8.1 on their machines by installing Windows 8.1 in dual boot with Vista or Windows 7.

Windows 8.1 Preview

The ISO file is also useful for those who want to dual boot Windows 8.1 Preview with Windows 8 to avoid reinstalling apps and programs when the final (RTM) build is released.
To download Windows 8.1 ISO file, you need to head over to the below mentioned download link and then sign-in with your Microsoft account (, Live, MSN or Hotmail) to start downloading the ISO file. Depending on your Internet connection speed and load on Microsoft servers, it might take a few minutes to hours to complete downloading the ISO file.
Once you have the ISO file, follow our how to install Windows 8 from ISO file or how to install Windows 7/Windows 8 from USB flash drive guide to successfully install Windows 8.1 on your PC. Mac users can follow our how to install Windows 8 on Mac guide to create a separate partition for Windows 8.1 and then install Windows 8.1 using Boot Camp Assistant.
And if you have a Microsoft TechNet or MSDN subscription, we suggest you download the ISO file from your account to get better download speed.
The download size of Windows 8.1 Preview (x86) is 2660 MB and x64 is 3580 MB.
Note that you’ll need to use NTTX3-RV7VB-T7X7F-WQYYY-9Y92F as the product key to install and activate your Windows 8.1 Preview copy.
NOTE: At this moment, Windows 8.1 ISO files are available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers only.



Best Win8 Apps from

For those of you how have taken the plunge into Windows 8, we hope you’ll find this page of the best Windows 8 apps helpful. We sourced the web to find the best Modern apps for Windows 8 for almost every purpose e.g. social networking, image editing, entertainment, etc.
By Category:
Cloud Storage Food and Drink Games
Image and Photo Editors Music Players Productivity
Reading Shopping Social Networking
Utilities Video Players

Cloud Storage

Box box The Best Windows 8 Modern/Metro Apps
Offering 5GB of free storage, Box is a popular cloud storage solution among home and business consumers alike.
SkyDrive skydrive The Best Windows 8 Modern/Metro Apps
Microsoft’s cloud storage service, use it to store and share files with friends and other devices.
Dropbox windows 8 apps
There is room for improvement in the Dropbox app for Windows 8, but it is functional and allows you to open, edit save and share your data with contacts.
Bitcasa Infinite Storage windows 8 apps
The above cloud storage solutions have an upload limit. Bitcasa Infinite Storage – as the name suggests – does not. Uploaded data is available on any suitable device straight away.

Food and Drink

Allrecipes windows 8 modern apps
Create meals from 40,000 recipe ideas based on the food in your larder, your dietary requirements or your favourite type of dish.
YumvY Cooking Companion windows 8 modern apps
A great tutorial, hand-holding app for making recipes, ideal if you’re not too hot in the kitchen!
Recipe House windows 8 modern apps
Create your own cookbooks and share them online with friends using Facebook. Recipes can be grouped by type.
Timed2Perfection windows 8 modern apps
If you ever have problems getting your meals cooked properly this app displays the correct temperature and cooking times.
FOODmag windows 8 modern apps
A huge selection of recipes from the Philippines, beautifully presented with full steps and even a weekly planner.


Gravity Guy $2.49 windows 8 apps
Superhero platformer, Gravity Guy is an Xbox Live title that requires you to unlock achievements by getting the titular character to the end of seemingly impossible levels.
Game Dev Tycooon $7.99 windows 8 apps
With this awesome sim you can develop and micro-manage your own game, building a development team, researching new tech and even creating a game engine!
Radiant windows 8 apps
This almost legendary modern redux of classic 8-bit space invader shoot’em ups is hugely addictive.
Xbox Games windows 8 apps
Keep track of your Gamerscore and other Xbox Live gaming details, as well as find and buy games for Windows 8.
Rat on a Snowboard windows 8 apps
Guide Ratty across various landscapes as he snowboards to safety avoiding hazards such as pine trees, giant snowballs and even meatballs!
Monkey Flight windows 8 apps
If you’ve played Angry Birds and like the idea of launching defenseless animals across screens, Monkey Flight is for you. Toss your monkey to win fruity bonuses.
Pin Steam windows 8 apps
Steam’s Gabe Newell might not like Windows 8, but this app certainly makes Steam libraries look excellent.
Pinball FX2 windows 8 modern metro apps
A free Xbox Live title, this virtual pinball machine features some excellent levels and is a lot of fun to play.
Radiant Defense windows 8 modern metro apps
Sequel to the shooter, Radiant Defense is a thematically and graphically similar game but with the gameplay switched to tower defense, in whic you must deal with 300 waves of aliens across 12 missions.
Download | Full review
Robotek windows 8 modern metro apps
An unusual, free online multiplayer game, Robotek is a blend of strategy, action and RPG, a sort of robot Risk.
Adlib windows 8 modern metro apps
If you love word games, this is for you – find as many words as possible before the grid fills up!
1Up Farkle windows 8 modern metro apps
This Yahtzee!-style dice throwing game is addictive and great fun when played against a friend.
Agent 008 Ball windows 8 modern metro apps
Top-down 8-ball pool game with touch optimised and mouse controls, this is fast and fun and comes with various timed missions.
The Chess Lv.100 windows 8 modern metro apps
With 100 adjustable playing levels this chess game offers human vs computer and human vs human (shared) gameplay.
Angry Birds Space $4.99 windows 8 apps
A whole new spin on Angry Birds, as the winged avengers take on the pigs in space with a different physics!
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Angry Birds Star Wars $4.99 windows 8 apps
Largely the same as Angry Birds Space, but with added Star Wars-style levels. One of the best Star Wars-themed games available.
Download | Full review

Image and Photo Editors

Fhotoroom windows 8 apps
Excellent photo app migrated from Windows Phone, with a collection of basic editing tools and over 70 styles, frames, filters and “light leaks”.
Fresh Paint windows 8 apps
Easy to use painting/art app with very low learning curve, this is ideal for kids and adults, – all you need is a desire to paint!
Perfect365 windows 8 apps
Unhappy with the way you look? Add a touch-up or have a makeover – digitally, of course, with this unusual but effective portrait app.
Gallery HD windows 8 apps
Find photos and videos on your computer, network or external storage and enjoy them in stunning slideshows with fade and zoom effects.
Fotor windows 8 apps
Easy to use photo editing app, offers standard editing, visual effects, frames, tilt shift, collage option and more.
Picasa Albums ($1.99) windows 8 apps
The best solution to view your Picasa gallery on Windows 8, optimized for touch. You can pin albums and photos to the Start screen.
Skitch Touch modern windows 8 apps
Communicate visually with your friends and colleagues, using your finger to annotate images, perhaps mark maps or photos with relevant details.

Music Players

8tracks radio modern windows 8 apps
Curated Internet radio, with over 700,000 playlists chosen by music lovers and categorised by mood.
Nokia Music modern windows 8 apps
Mixes of music collected by genre are available in Nokia Music, based on favourite tracks that you specify.
TuneIn Radio modern windows 8 apps
Does it get better than free Internet radio? The popular mobile radio streaming app, now on Windows 8.
7Digital Music Store modern windows 8 apps
This is where you buy new music on Windows 8. With access to a library of 22 million tracks, you can buy and download music anywhere.
Shazam modern windows 8 apps
The popular music discovery service on Windows 8. Use your computer microphone to identify music, then buy, share, watch the video or get the lyrics!
MusicTube best modern windows 8 apps
Enjoy the best music with this and YouTube mashup that plays great music videos.


OneNote best modern windows 8 apps
Make notes, plan outlines, clip resources and sync your digital scrapbook to the cloud with this fast, impressive app with its unique finger-friendly dial menu. Features SkyDrive syncing to other devices.
Evernote Touch best modern windows 8 apps
The biggest name in digital note-taking, Evernote is free and syncs notes created on one device to all others with an Evernote app installed.
Remote Desktop best modern windows 8 apps
Connect to multiple remote desktops all in one go with an interface not dissimilar to Internet Explorer with this excellent free app using RemoteFX from Microsoft.
Teamviewer Touch windows 8 apps
Setup a connection to another computer in seconds, whether it is a Windows, Mac or Linux device. Connections are secure and no configuration is required for firewalls and proxis.
PDF Touch best modern windows 8 apps
More than a PDF reader, this app also enables you to annotate documents and articles using your finger or a stylus. Fast, efficient and stable, also allows you to save changes.


Kindle best modern windows 8 apps
Access to over 1 million books on the Kindle Store is granted to you with this app, which can sync across devices. Get reading!
Nook best modern windows 8 apps
This Kindle competitor offers over 3 million titles, 1 million of which are free, along with magazines, newspapers and comics. You can also use your Microsoft account to sign in.
Wikipedia windows 8 best modern apps
In Windows 8, Wikipedia has become more like an old fashioned encyclopedia in book form, and it has never looked better.
Pulse News windows 8 best modern apps
Gathers news that you’re interested in and throws in some RSS feeds that you add to bring your favourites to you in one place.
Nextgen Reader ($2.99) windows 8 best modern apps
Designed as a Google Reader app, this tool offers support for many other RSS feed reading services as well.
for later windows 8 best modern apps
Popular tool for saving interesting online content to be read later, when you’re less busy. Syncs links to other devices via your Windows 8 ID.
Comics windows 8 best modern apps
Delivers access to over 30,000 comics and graphic novels from Marvel, DC, Image, IDW, Dynamite and others. New releases and best sellers will be delivered for instant reading!
Book Bazaar Reader windows 8 best modern apps
Provides access to thousands of free books from typical open source libraries such as Guttenberg, Flibusta, FeedBooks, FreeBooks and more.
News Bento windows 8 apps
Offering similar functionality to Pulse News, News Bento also offers a magazine view and the ability to add custom sources from RSS feeds.
Discourse best modern apps windows 8
Enjoy your favourite news sources in a single, clean designed, image-rich format that somewhat resembles a digital newspaper.
Adobe Reader Touch best modern apps windows 8
Read and search PDF documents, view in single page or scroll mode, and basically do whatever you do with Adobe Reader on the desktop.
Manga Flow ($2.99) best modern apps windows 8
Provides access to a selection of 50,000 manga tales, includes offline reading and a download feature, choice of views and reading direction.


eBay best modern apps windows 8
Easily search, bid, buy and list your own items for sale or auction with the official eBay app for Windows 8.
Amazon best modern apps windows 8
Using this Amazon app is faster than using the website. Search is fast, processing purchases efficient – try it!
Craigslist+ best modern apps windows 8
Whether you’re looking for something for sale, somewhere to live or even somewhere to work, this remarkable app lets you “win” at using the Craigslist.

Social Networking and Communication

RedditToGo windows 8 apps
Metro-style Reddit experience, this app shows the front page and all subreddits, either of which can be pinned to the Start screen.
Reddit on ReddHub windows 8 apps
An alternative Reddit reader, this is highly regarded and also features full integration with your Reddit account.
Twitter windows 8 apps
Limited compared to some of the alternatives, Twitter nevertheless offers everything you would expect as well as the Discover tool to find trends and follow suggestions.
MetroTwit windows 8 apps
Heavily influenced by the Metro UI, MetroTwit is simple to use and displays everything you need to use Twitter effectively.
Skype windows 8 apps
Always on, Skype helps you stay in touch with your contacts either via text, voice or webcam. This is the full-screen Metro version of the popular app.
StumbleUpon windows 8 apps
Official app for the popular website that finds content tailored to your interests, such as photos, videos and web pages that you can share with friends.
IM+ windows 8 apps
Offers access to major instant messengers such as Windows Live Messenger, Facebook, Skype chat, Google Talk and many mroe.


Toolbox for Windows 8 windows 8 apps
Displays up to six from a choice of 12 different tools (including clock, calculator, weather, timer, web search and social Facebook) in a single full-screen app. Useful!
File Brick windows 8 apps
Access all of your ocal and cloud storage from one simple app. File Brick also acts as a DLNA server and facilitates sharing from YouTube, Picasa and Flickr.
YourConverter windows 8 apps
Should you need to convert units of measurement length, time, temperature, weight etc., this app has over 140 conversios for you to use.
Calculator – Calc Pro HD ($7.99) windows 8 apps
Replace your pocket calculator with Calc Pro HD, with 10 powerful built-in calculators, five modes and five display options for you to use.
Code Writer windows 8 apps
Free text and code editor app that can handle HTM, CSS, JavaScript, XML and many other common languages, with active syntax highlighting.
Google Search windows 8 apps
Windows 8 comes with Bing search but if you need Google, this app will bring the search box to your desktop or tablet, with Voice Search available!
LastPass windows 8 apps
Securely store all of your logins with LastPass, and never be caught without a website password again!

Video Players

Netflix windows 8 apps
Enjoy TV episodes, movies and original content from the world’s leading streamed subscription service.
Hulu/Hulu Plus windows 8 apps
What could be better than unlimited streaming of top TV shows and fantastic movies?
Vimeo windows 8 apps
You can record videos on your computer and upload them with this app, a great tool for running your own online TV show.
TVCatchup windows 8 apps
50 live TV channels streamed to your computer. There’s no actual “catching up” involved, however, just great choice (UK only).
Xbox Smartglass windows 8 apps
A control interface for the Xbox 360, Smartglass is essentially a remote control for the console, utilising your Windows 8 tablet’s touch features.
PrimeTube windows 8 apps
Accessing YouTube is a little clunky through the browser, but with PrimeTube you can watch subscribed channels, manage favourites and even download videos.
Plex ($2.99) windows 8 apps
If you use a Plex Media Server, this app will stream music, videos and photos from your central computer to your Windows 8 device.

MediaMonkey windows 8 apps
Tile-based media player facilitating the management of media collections on Windows 8 devices and across a Windows network.
Xbox Video windows 8 apps
Windows 8′s native video app allows you to purchase subscriptions to top TV shows and movies and stream them to your computer.