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Steven Sinofsky has been the President of Windows and Windows Live at Microsoft since July 2009. His reign has now officially ended and he is to be replaced by Microsoft veterans Julie Larson-Green and Tami Reller. As President of Windows and Windows Live, Sinofsky was responsible for a good number [...]Read More »
[Windows 8] How to fix an error on a Windows 8 computer or tablet — by using “Refresh” or “Reset” features
System Restore was introduced in Windows XP to help people undo changes to their system. Windows 8 comes with two great new restore features to help you deal with serious problems which cause your computer to be unstable. They’re called “Refresh” and “Reset” feature, and, in this article, I will [...]Read More »
Windows 8 is the first version of Windows that focus on touchscreen gestures and experiences and still keeps the traditional desktop for non-touch users. This “hybrid” environment causes big problems for users with mouse and keyboard. Thankfully, Windows 8 provides you a lot of keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys) to master its [...]Read More »
[Windows 8] How to change Lock screen background and how to add app notifications on Lock screen [Guide]
Start screen and Lock screen are two new big things in Windows 8. As you already know, Start screen is the place of live tiles and other desktop app icons; it plays the role that Start menu did in previous Windows versions. In addition, the new operation system has Lock [...]Read More »
Windows 8 is out. One new feature included in Windows 8 is the new Start screen that has something called tiles. Among these tiles, there are “live tiles” which regularly and automatically update themselves to display varying information. Want to see (read?) some cheap Windows 8 humor? Check it out:[...]Read More »
Windows Store is the place where you can find thousands of apps for Windows 8. Aside from downloading apps, one of the other functions performed by Windows Store is it also looks for updates for your installed apps. Windows Store, of course, has the ability to automatically update apps but [...]Read More »
When it debuted last month, many people (including myself) thought Microsoft featured the entry-level Surface RT tablet with 32GB at $499 because it wanted to be price-competitive with the iPad, who’s 32GB costs $599. As it turns out, that probably isn’t the reason why.
You see the two Surface RT [...]Read More »
[Windows 8] How to change the background of the Photos app and its Start screen tile picture, and how to reenable Photos app live tile
Since Microsoft’s new OS becomes official, I have heard many questions from Windows 8 users about how to change the Photos app’s background. In this article, you will find out the answer and I also show you some other cool stuffs to personalize the Photos app.[...]
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[Windows 8] How to change size of tiles, turn off live tiles, remove tiles, rearrange tiles, and group tiles on the Start screen
Windows 8 comes with the new Start screen which is designed for best use with touch screen. How about desktop users? If you’re having a mouse and still confuse in how to use Start screen effectively, this article will show you some tips to master it. You can actually even [...]Read More »
Most tech pundits have given a negative outlook to Windows 8, primarily due to its touch-optimized interface on keyboard and mouse PCs. Great, we know how techies feel about Windows 8. How about real people? Yeah, yeah, we have already seen some reactions from “normal people” when prompted to use [...]Read More »
Ever wanted to check your monitor for dead pixels? Well, you can with Dead Pixel Checker. This is an extremely small Windows program that will help you spot all of the dead pixels on your screen, or lack thereof if you suspect a dead pixel and aren’t sure.[...]Read More »
Windows 8 officially launched yesterday, Friday October 26. With so many monetary discounts provided by Microsoft for those that upgrade, I’m sure curious as to how many dotTechies have already upgraded or plan on upgrading. So, if you will, please cast your vote in the poll below and leave a [...]Read More »
There has been a lot of Windows 8 hate lately. How about some Windows 8 love? No, I don’t mean the kind coming from Bill Gates but rather the kind coming from the average Joe. …The average 3 year old Joe, that is.
The following is a video of a [...]Read More »
Had enough Windows 8 hate to digest? Too bad, ’cause here comes more.
Jakob Nielsen, a user interface expert at Nielsen Norman Group who has been working with user interfaces for years, conducted a test with people on Windows 8. What did he find? He found people have “a lot [...]Read More »
Some ex-executives are not shy about criticizing the company they founded. Is Bill Gates one such person? Well, for one, he isn’t an ex — he is still chairman of Microsoft. For two, in regards to the original question, I don’t know. I do know, however, Gates is not going [...]Read More »
Marc Benioff is the CEO of Salesforce, a company that pioneered cloud-based CRM and is considered one of the leaders in today’s cloud computing market. Benioff is also the latest person to vent Windows 8 hate.
Speaking to reporters after Salesforce’s Cloudforce show in Manhattan, New York, Benioff stated:
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Had enough Windows 8 hate to go around? Too bad, ’cause here comes more.
Self-professed geek Chris Pirillo, best known for founding the website Lockergnome, took to the streets to see how “normal people” react to Windows 8. What did he find? Let’s just say, with reactions like “whoa”, [...]Read More »
With the combination of magnesium casing and Gorilla Glass 2, no one can deny Microsoft Surface tablets have an excellent physical build… despite the questionable price tag(s). Steven Sinofsky, the President of Windows and Windows Live at Microsoft, tweeted “couldn’t resist taking it out for a spin” with an accompanying [...]Read More »
Any semi-techie that has being following the development of Window 8 and Windows 8 tablets knows that Windows RT tablets are akin to Android tablets and the iPad — Windows RT is essentially a mobile version of Windows 8. However, the general public is not full of techies and people [...]Read More »
Microsoft Surface tablet (32 GB, Windows RT version) is sold out within 24 hours — a sign of success despite the ridiculous price?
Yesterday Microsoft unveiled the pricing on the Windows RT Surface tablet, and opened preorders for the Oct 26 release. Less than 24 hours later, the 32 GB standalone version is backlogged, going from an estimated 10/26 shipment date to “within 3 weeks”… which more or less means it has sold [...]Read More »
Not liking Windows 8? You aren’t the only one. And it seems individual consumers aren’t the only ones unhappy with Windows 8. According to the Wall Street Journal, a survey by Forrester Research shows that only 33% of businesses plan on upgrading to Windows 8, either soon or in [...]Read More »
It is official: Microsoft Surface tablets start at $499, Windows RT version will be available Oct 26
After much speculation, the cat is out of the bag. Microsoft has officially announced the pricing on one of the Surface tablets… and it isn’t very pretty.
According to Microsoft, the WiFi-only Windows RT Surface tablet with 32GB will start at $499. If you want the “smart cover”, an awesome [...]Read More »
There is enough Windows 8 hate to go around. Apparently Asian manufacturers are in the same boat. Topeka Capital analyst Brian White recently traveled Asia meeting with various Asian manufacturers, at different nodes in the supply chain. White felt “the sentiment around Windows 8 was overwhelmingly negative” and most manufacturers [...]Read More »
The release of Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface tablets is almost here yet the speculation about Surface tablet pricing is still alive and kicking. We have had multiple people chip in over the months about Surface pricing, from a $199 rumor to Microsoft CEO hinting at iPad-like pricing. Today we [...]Read More »
Windows Store may only have a few thousand apps when Windows 8 is launched but Windows 8 tablets and PCs running on AMD processors will have access to hundreds of thousands of more apps. Hundreds of thousands of Android apps and games, to be more specific.
AMD has teamed up [...]Read More »
Valve hates Windows 8, Blizzard Entertainment isn’t very enthusiastic about Windows 8, and a user interface expert feels Windows 8 is a “cognitive burden” on people. Who else is a Windows 8 naysayer? How about the developer of Minecraft.
Minecraft is a popular game for PCs. Markus “Notch” Persson, the [...]Read More »
Bubble Star is a free game on the Windows Store that offers 100 levels and ”hours of fun”–and it’s not just talk. It’s for real. Bubble Star, which is essentially Frozen Bubble with powerups, is a great game to play for a few minutes at a time, eventually working your [...]Read More »
The internet is all about sharing photos, videos, music, and much much more. A large part of this is entirely YouTube, the online video sharing site that has become a home for high quality (and low quality) videos produced by everyone and their dog. Youtube Player brings that great content [...]Read More »
Remember that browser choice screen Microsoft promised to include in all EU-destined Windows PCs from 2009 onwards? That same browser choice screen Microsoft “accidentally” forgot to include in Windows 8 but has now promised to add it? Yeah, well, despite Microsoft’s assurance, EU regulators have finalized their probe into Microsoft [...]Read More »
So few games released today are slow, relaxing puzzlers. That’s what makes MetroPuzzle stand out: rather than being all about rushing as fast as you can, it makes you stop and think. It’s all about the relationships between the blocks themselves, and trying to remove the central white shape by [...]Read More »
Popular Science is a cool magazine, and has made a great switch over into web magazine form. It has an official Android app, an iOS app, and now, a Windows 8 app. It rolls all of the latest stories and headlines into one big, beautiful app that lets you read [...]Read More »
Are you a fan of checkers? If you are, you’ll probably be disappointed to hear that there is not going to be an official Microsoft release of checkers for Windows 8. However, that doesn’t mean that other developers can’t come in and create their own versions of the game–and that’s [...]Read More »
Microsoft changed thousands of things between Windows 7 and Windows 8. Not the least of the differences is the omission of Gadgets. Originally introduced in Windows Vista as the Sidebar, they were eventually reduced down to just individual gadgets in Windows 7, and taken out entirely in Windows 8. However, [...]Read More »
Many people use scientific calculators only once or twice a month. This means that the rest of the time, they’re sitting, occupying space, for vast amounts of time. Ditch the physical device and start using your extremely powerful computer as a calculating machine with Calculator² for Windows 8.
One of [...]Read More »
More pricing details for Windows 8 tablets are revealed, turns out the tablets will be insanely… expensive
In August a rumor generated buzz about the possibility of seeing Windows RT tablets — specifically the Windows RT Surface — for as low as $199. A few days later Lenovo stoked the rumor by publicly saying Windows 8 Pro tablets will sell for $500-$700 and Windows RT tablets will [...]Read More »