Published: Wed, August 22, 2018
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Another nail in Windows 8's coffin

Another nail in Windows 8's coffin

Microsoft gave the still-twitching corpse of Windows Phone another kick yesterday as it confirmed plans to stop app updates from July 2019. This is the date that Microsoft will stop accepting new apps for Windows 8.x or Windows Phone 8.x. The company is now working on a big revamp of Sticky Notes Windows app which will include new features like a dark theme, a formatting bar, new animations, and improved performance and accessibility. The only difference is that they'll only be distributed to Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile devices after the cutoff.

If you're still on an older version of Windows, Microsoft has been very clear that it wants you to move on.

As the tech giant Microsoft has long wanted to end support for these versions and this will be the most logical step for this to happen, prompting users to upgrade Windows 8 or switch platforms in the case of Windows Phone. With Windows 10, Sticky Notes got a much-needed revamp. It's no surprise, given that Windows Phone 8.1 hasn't been supported in over a year.

Microsoft has been gradually winding things down for Windows 8 and 8.1, along with Windows Phone 8, for some time.

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There are various factors that lead to Windows 8 hate.

Windows Phone users will lose support for their native Microsoft Teams, Yammer, and Skype for Business apps as of next month. While desktop programs behave the same on Windows 8.x as they do on Windows 7 devices, it is an entirely different situation for apps.

Microsoft already has a note-taking app with cross-platform syncing available on both Android and iOS: OneNote.

Earlier this month, the software maker updated the app with a new feature that lets you mark the photos as favorite and these favorite photos come under the Favorites section that you can access from the Album tab.

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