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Last week, Acer began teasing a brand new laptop reveal using Star Trek. It raised some eyebrows. What could they possibly be announcing? Turns out it’s just as crazy as that Star Trek cross-promotion trailer. Meet the new Acer Aspire R7 — a transforming laptop that can act like a desktop, a laptop and even a tablet at times.…Read More »
Apparently people hate Windows 8 so much that a Windows 8 sticker on a laptop deters thieves.Read More »
Toshiba’s recently announced Kirabook might be the first premium Windows 8 notebook to truly challenge Apple’s amazing but pricey Retina Macbook Pro lineup. In some ways, it might even surpass it.
Toshiba is taking a neat little approach to the Kirabook.…Read More »
There is no shortage of Windows 8 hate, especially not from OEMs (computer manufacturers) who build Windows PCs. In fact, the hate may be deeper than some may realize.
Adrian Kingsley-Hughes of ZDNet says some OEMs have personally confided in him in regards to the effect Windows 8 has had on the PC industry.…Read More »
One of the most hated features about Windows 8 is the inability to boot past Start Screen and go straight to desktop. After all, most people using Windows 8 with a mouse and keyboard are more likely to spend their time on traditional desktop than on Start Screen.…Read More »
Last week we heard murmurs about Windows Blue being shown off to the public by Microsoft this June. Now a screenshot by an anonymous user going by the name ‘Kacper.K’ indicates Windows Blue may actually be Windows 8.1.
Check out the screenshot above.…Read More »
Hot on the heels of a recent Windows Blue rumor comes another rumor: the impending death of Windows RT.
As I’m sure most of you know by now, Windows RT is the tablet-specific version of Windows 8 that runs on ARM processors and can only run Windows RT-specific apps from Windows Store (not all Windows programs).…Read More »
Microsoft admits they are working on Windows Blue, new rumor says Windows Blue will be made public in June
Rumor after rumor after rumor after rumor have been circulating the ‘net, speculating about the next version of Windows which has come to be known as ‘Windows Blue’. Now it looks like at least some of the rumors were accurate because Microsoft has publicly acknowledged the codename.…Read More »
In the original version of this article (shown below), I showed you how to add Google Calendar to Windows 8 Calendar app. However, since Jan 30, 2013, Google has dropped support for Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) connections, which helps you sync email, calendar, and contacts across multiple devices.…Read More »
Windows Blue leaked in video, reveals more Live Tiles sizes, side-by-side Snaps Views, and more [Video]
An early build of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Blue has been leaked online, revealing many of the feature additions and changes we can expect to see when it releases officially later this year.
The build is listed as Build 9364, and some of most notable differences noticeable from Windows 8 are more sizes for the Live Tiles (they can go smaller now), a new side-by-side Snap View, new system apps, enhanced multi-monitor support and more.…Read More »
When working with Windows, you may be distracted with many dialogs and notifications. One of these notifications is Windows Update dialog that asks users to restart in order to finish updating. It wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t designed to repeat after a period of time then finally restart your computer or tablet automatically.…Read More »
Ready for some more Windows 8 hate? Here it comes!
Bob O’Donnell, Program VP of Clients and Displays and “responsible for tracking the latest and most important hardware developments that impact PCs, notebooks, thin clients and other computing devices” at International Data Corporation (IDC), recently told Brooke Crothers of CNET that Windows 8 sales have stalled because Microsoft made a couple of flaws, namely lack of ‘Start’ button (aka Start Menu) and inability to boot directly to desktop mode:
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There were certain decisions that Microsoft made that were in retrospect flawed.
Hackers successfully crack Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer on Windows 8 and Windows 7 at Pwn2Own hacker competition
Chrome OS may have survived a barrage of attacks at Pwnium 3 but Windows and Windows browsers have not been so lucky. At Pwn2Own, a hacker competition sponsored by HP, hackers were able to exploit vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8, Chrome on Windows 7, and Firefox on Windows 7 which allows the hackers to bypass sandboxes and gain access to the whole system.…Read More »
Samsung executive feels “Windows 8 is no better than Windows Vista”, calls Windows “the less-competitive platform”
It has been a very long time since we last heard some Windows 8 hate. (And by “very long time” I mean at least a few days.) However, thanks to Samsung’s head of memory division Dong-Soo Jun, now e have some more gossip to, erm, gossip about.…Read More »
With the goal of being a hybrid desktop-mobile operating system, Windows 8 contains many elements that are in smartphones. Windows 8’s Lock screen is one of them. You may already know how to customize the Lock screen with your own background and know to manage notifications in the Lock screen.…Read More »
With Google staunchly refusing to develop any apps for Windows 8, us Windows 8 users are left without much choice but to use the browser version for all of Google’s services. But Google Reader users wait no more. Nextgen Reader is a brilliant app for using Google Reader on Windows 8 without having to open your browser.…Read More »
Just a few days ago, a leaked screenshot of what was rumored to be Microsoft’s next iteration of Windows, Windows Blue, made the rounds on the Internet.
Now reports out of The Verge and win8china are claiming that not only is Microsoft going to release the next Windows as early as this summer, but a public preview of the OS is said to be in the works for release in the next few months.…Read More »
Have you ever received an email that was sent from the Mail app in Windows 8? Did you notice that it has the signature “Sent from Windows Mail”? Following email clients on smartphone systems, Windows 8 sets the sentence “Sent from…” as the default signature for all emails sent from the Mail app.…Read More »
The lack of of a metro style notepad was noted by many users. Microsoft should have released something, but they never did. The developers of Notepad Classic, took note of this and released and released this app. And this app does everything, that the Microsoft app would have done.…Read More »
Viruses, malware, spyware, and all kinds of scumware always worry Windows users. Fortunately, Windows 8 comes with built-in Windows Defender, which is know as Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) on other versions of Windows, that can keep you safe without installing any third-party security software.…Read More »
For all the students out there, we all do know how costly the textbooks recommended and our biggest help in this case would definitely be E-Textbooks. And Kno Textbooks makes this all easy on Windows 8 now. The great app which has been for iOS and Android, now is on Windows 8.…Read More »
[Windows 8] How to start, stop, and setup Automatic Maintenance, a feature that automatically scans for viruses, spyware, updates, and more
Not only does it come with many new features, but Windows 8 also improves on features from previous versions of Windows. One of them is Maintenance – the feature that automatically diagnoses your system. It can scan for viruses, spyware, update the system, and other works to keep your Windows healthy.…Read More »
The best part about Windows 8 definitely has to be the touch interface. And though Metro UI helps many apps use this, we see very less apps actually made for this aspect. Skitch as the developers say, a free app designed to take advantage of Microsoft touch interface.…Read More »
Microsoft Surface Pro 128GB version is sold out within a few hours — a sign of success or clever marketing?
Microsoft Surface Pro 128GB, the version of Microsoft Surface tablets that runs Windows 8 Pro, has sold out in the United States within hours of being available online. Is this a sign of success for Microsoft’s tablet endeavor… or is it a sign of clever marketing on the part of Microsoft?…Read More »
Everyday, I spend hours in my college’s library to do my homework and I am always disturbed by the startup sound from people’s computers. By default, when you start your computer, it will make a sound to get your attention. However, in the classroom or the meeting, it’s not a very good function for you — people may stare at you due to that sound.…Read More »
Microsoft Surface Pro reviews roundup: what reviewers from three different blogs say about the tablet
Microsoft’s Surface Pro has received its review treatment on the Internet, and there’s an underlying theme hidden in a lot of the reviews. If you were consider getting Microsoft’s latest tablet/laptop, you might wanna check these out first.
The Verge liked the device’s performance and solid 1080p display, but the device itself and all the stuff it’s trying to do, paired with its design, become a deal-breaker:
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Even a well-executed Surface still doesn’t work for me, and I’d bet it doesn’t work for most other people either.
[Windows 8] How to block access to your location by websites in Internet Explorer 10 and other Windows Store apps
Nowadays on the Internet, privacy is the most sensitive thing to everyone. However, websites want every piece of your information for their purposes (usually for advertising goals); even it’s your location. Yes, your location! Most of current popular web browsers have the ability to track your location.…Read More »
Now that you have jailbroken your Windows RT tablet, you probably want to know what you can do. One thing you can do is get back the classic start menu. In this article, I will show you how to install the classic start menu for Windows RT.…Read More »
Acer says that their Chromebook sales are doing well and HP is about to launch their first ever Chromebook this month. The relation of these two stories? Disappointing and dropping Windows 8 sales.
Acer President Jim Wong tells Bloomberg, ”Windows 8 itself is still not successful, the whole market didn’t come back to growth after the Windows 8 launch; that’s a simple way to judge if it is successful or not.” Since being released in November of 2012, Chromebooks have accounted for 5 to 10 percent of Acer’s US shipments.…Read More »
“Can I run desktop apps on Windows RT devices (such as Microsoft Surface RT)?” That is the main question most users are confused by when it comes to Windows RT. And officially, the answer is “No.” That means Windows Store is the only source of apps for Windows RT tablets.…Read More »
[Windows 8] Tasks by Telerik is a to-do list app with advanced features like project management and syncing options
Tasks by Telerik helps you organize your life with precision and manage time with ease. This app by Telerik is great tasks app by the pros in the game. This app promises to be your best friend and help you manage your planning, organizing and monitoring the progress of all your projects.…Read More »
[Windows 8] Create tiles on the Start screen for files, images, websites, games, and more with Pin Anything
Pin Anything, as the name suggests helps you pin anything to your Start screen. From files to Steam games to your favourite website, you can pin anything to your Start screen on your Windows 8 machine (i.e. create a tile for anything on Start screen).…Read More »