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We’ve heard plenty about the oft-rumored Windows 8.1. Most recently, we reported on the rumor that the Start Menu might finally be making a comeback. But it looks like Microsoft won’t just be updating its flagship OS this year.
Code in a recently leaked build has revealed that the company [...]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 [...]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. Take note you [...]Read More »
The ultimate guide to rooting, jailbreaking, and homebrewing your devices: Android, iOS, Windows RT, and WebOS [Updated 2/4/2013]
Is your phone feeling a bit boring? Does your tablet need more customization? Sometimes, your devices don’t feel personal enough. Other times, it can be bogged down by needless bloatware and other cruft. Free it with one of several free tools!
Currently this guide can help with all Android, webOS, and iOS devicesRead 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 »
How many people were outraged when Microsoft announced it would be selling Surface RT starting at $499 and Surface Pro starting at $899? If Microsoft’s silence on Surface tablet sales numbers is any indicator, my guess is many people. It seems like Microsoft may have taken the clue because, in [...]Read More »
Like seemingly every other new OS that’s left in the wild for awhile, Microsoft’s Windows RT has been jailbroken. But hold on before you start rejoicing about the prospects of running all your favorite desktop applications on a Surface, it isn’t quite there yet — at least for now.
Security [...]Read More »
Did anybody get a Microsoft Surface this Christmas? Does anybody know anyone who got Surface for Christmas? Didn’t think so. As solid of a device it is, it just doesn’t seem to be on many people’s wish list this holiday season.
R.W. Baird analyst William Power recounted recent conversations at [...]Read More »
If there’s one application I can’t live without on my computer, it’s VLC. For the rare few of you that don’t already use it on your system, VLC is a highly versatile video player that plays practically everything you throw at it — from HD movies to DVD’s, even YouTube [...]Read More »
I’d like to start with a short breakdown of the current Windows 8 offerings: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 Enterprise, and Windows RT. The first three are compatible with Intel chipsets while RT is only available on ARM-based devices. Windows RT can run a basic version of Office [...]Read More »
In October I wrote an opinion piece on how Microsoft is abuse the ‘Windows’ name to confuse customers into purchasing Windows RT tablets. How true that is, I don’t know. However, intentional abuse or not, it cannot be denied that the difference between Windows RT, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows [...]Read More »
Despite all the Windows 8 hate and doomsday predictions, Windows 8, as it turns out, is doing very well. Tami Reller, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Marketing Office of Microsoft, has revealed Windows 8 has sold 40 million copies since it was released on October 26, 2012. In other words, [...]Read More »
If you purchased a 32GB tablet, I’m sure you weren’t expecting exactly 32GB to store all your music, photos, and files. But I’m also sure you were expecting it to at least be around the neighborhood of 32GB. Maybe 30GB — 28GB even. What if you were only get half [...]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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Last month the tech world was buzzing with the possibility that Microsoft will aggressively price the Windows RT Surface tablet at $199. While there still are no concrete facts on the pricing of Microsoft’s tablets, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer more or less just crushed the chances of a Surface tablet [...]Read More »
Microsoft elaborates on Office for Windows RT, tells us it is “fully-featured” but has some missing functionality
Ever since Microsoft announced Windows RT tablets (aka Windows 8 tablets running on ARM-based processors) will come bundled with Microsoft Office, there have been a lot of questions as to exactly what that means. Will Office on Windows RT be like Office on regular Windows? Will it have missing functionality? [...]Read More »
Back in July it was revealed that Microsoft is being investigated by European Regulators for failing to provide users with the now-famous ‘browser choice’ screen in Windows 8. Apparently Microsoft doesn’t want to go toe-to-toe with the EU because news is coming in that they have caved into European demands.[...]Read More »
Windows 8 Pro full retail version (not upgrade) will cost $69.99 until January 31, then $199 [rumor]
Looking to buy Windows 8? We already know that Windows XP and higher users can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99. We also know people who purchase Windows 7 PCs after July 2 can grab a Windows 8 Pro upgrade for $14.99. If you don’t fall into one of [...]Read More »
Despite rumors that Microsoft will sell its Windows RT Surface for US$199 and price the other Windows 8 Pro Surface around the same as current ultrabooks, pricing on the much-anticipated Windows 8-powered tablets have eluded us for the most part. Enter David Schmoock, Senior Vice President of Lenovo North America.[...]Read More »
We know Windows 8, Windows RT, and Microsoft Surface tablets will be released on October 26. What has been eluding us is pricing for the Surface tabs, and pricing is critical to the success of these tabs. With the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire dominating the sub-$200 market and the [...]Read More »
Microsoft’s Windows RT is a lean version of Windows 8 designed to run on ARM based processors and which will not be sold as a standalone item (i.e. you can’t buy Windows RT in a retail store or online — you need to purchase a tablet to get it). Earlier [...]Read More »
Microsoft is limiting Windows RT tablets to a few, hand-picked manufacturers for quality control purposes
Looking for a Windows RT tablet? First batch of Windows 8 (Windows RT and Windows 8 Pro) tablets should be hitting stores in October. However, you will find Windows RT tablets from only a select number of manufacturers until January. The reason being is Microsoft is limiting Windows RT licenses [...]Read More »
There has been much speculation about the release date of Windows 8. Earlier this month Microsoft put much of the speculation to rest by announcing Windows 8 and Surface tablets will hit stores by the end of October. Now Microsoft has officially announced the exact day when Windows 8, and [...]Read More »
A few days back we reported how Microsoft is being investigated for not properly showing European users the browser selection screen on Windows 7 Service Pack 1 PCs. The saga continues with the European Unionexpanding its Microsoft probe to include Windows 8.
According to Reuters, some third parties allege [...]Read More »
Thinking about shelling out for an ARM-based Windows 8 (otherwise known as Windows RT) tablet? Maybe the Surface variant or a tablet from a different vendor perhaps. Then I’m sure you will be glad to hear Microsoft has officially announced Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 will come preinstalled on [...]Read More »
After Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto this year, CEO Steve Ballmer, in an exclusive interview to CRN, said that Microsoft is looking forward to make life hard for Apple with the release of its Microsoft Surface tablets that are expected to hit the markets by late October.
Ballmer [...]Read More »