Microsoft, Reviews, Windows

Acer Aspire S7 review: the gold standard for ultrabooks

Acer-Aspire-S7-191_Win8WP-1024x850 One of the best new ultrabook models we've seen, the Acer Aspire S7, may be one of the products that could save Microsoft's latest operating system,Windows 8. While Windows 8 received mixed reviews the fact remains that the best way to experience the OS is with a machine that was designed to take advantage of everything the OS has to offer. Designed for Windows 8, the Acer Aspire S7 boasts a touchscreen and is sheathed in a super thin and sleek ...

Mobile Phones, News

The Find 5, Oppo’s impressively specced flagship smartphone

Oppo Find 5-1 Chinese manufacturer Oppo has just unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Find 5, which as the name would suggest comes fitted with a 5-inch 1080p display encased within a 8.8 mm thin body. This is the exact same display that users will find on the HTC J Butterfly, an Android smartphone exclusive to Japan. The Find 5 also boasts a couple more high-end specs to keep users interested. The Find 5 is set to run Android 4.1.2 Jellybean supported by ...

Android, News, Tablets

Fuhu’s $250 Nabi XD tablet for ‘Tweens’, but will they bite?

Fuhu Nabi XD Fuhu has announced its latest Android powered device, the Nabi XD, a 10.1-inch tablet designed for "Tweens". So what is this kid-friendly tablet packing? The Nabi XD runs Android 4.1 Jellybean, supported by an aforementioned 10.1-inch HD dual-orientation with five-point touch interface. It's powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 3 4-PLUS-1 quad-core processor and said to offer up to 10 hours of battery life according to Fuhu. The Nabi XD's marketing pitch centres around its censorship settings, which restricts specific content that parents ...

Microsoft, News, Samsung, Windows

WP8 powered Samsung Ativ S finally makes 2012 release deadline

Samsung Ativ S It appears that Samsung's flagship Windows Phone 8 device, the Ativ S is finally set to make its 2012 release deadline. We initially reported that the Ativ S' release had been delayed due to Samsung prioritising Galaxy S III production. That is no longer the case, as retailers in Canada and the UK have listed the Ativ S for release on 14 December at the US$599 mark. The Canadian details came courtesy of an internal document leak from Mobile Syrup, who also ...

Microsoft, Reviews, Sony, Tablets, Windows

Sony Vaio Tap 20 review: fails to live up to the hype

sony-vaio-tap-20 In 2012, Ultrabooks have turned the affordable laptop market on its head, touchscreens have attached themselves to every available panel, and tablet-laptop hybrids have left us questioning whether laptops are really even a thing any more. In a market that previously consisted of about three unique designs, things really have changed. That's where the Sony Vaio Tap 20 comes in. Sony has been growing its own crop of game changers. The Sony Vaio Duo 11 puts its Vaio design ethos into one of the niftiest sliding ...

Microsoft, News, Nokia, Windows

Nokia Engineer highlights Windows 8 game flaws, devs should be worried

Windows Phone App Store Nokia's Principal Engineer for Windows Phone 8, Justin Angel has detailed some disconcerting flaws within Windows Store games. This is especially worrying news for game developers as the hack eliminates their major source of revenue. Angel's blog has step-by-step details on how others could potentially disable in-game purchasing, in-game advertising and in-app purchases. The root problem discovered by Angel lies with the apps being stored in the local HD. From there, users can open the game's code in a text editor and ...

BlackBerry, Mobile Phones, News

BlackBerry 10 L-Series images leaked, looks damn fine

BB10 L-Series Leak - 1 With RIM's BlackBerry 10 event coming 30 January 2013, more and more details are coming to the fore regarding the new OS and product lineup. Vietnamese site, Tinh te posted a plethora of images showcasing the new L-Series smartphone, which is set to be the flagship device on which RIM will pin its hopes for the new BlackBerry 10 OS. Looking at the beautiful close-ups, the device looks polished and we'd be surprised if this wasn't the final hardware set ...

BlackBerry, Mobile Phones

BlackBerry 10 L-Series hands-on [Video]

BlackBerry 10 L-Series Hands-On Screenshot As promised, a hands-on video comparing the new BB10 L-Series with the Dev Alpha B handset courtesy of Tinh te. This video does a good job of showcasing the effort that RIM has put into creating a device that is both good to look at and easy to interact with. The video also details the camera quality of the L-Series as well as keypad and contact dialing UI. We also get a sneak peek at the enhanced gestures that BlackBerry has ...

Microsoft, News, Tablets, Windows

Microsoft Surface breaks free of Windows Stores, hits retail outlets December

microsoft surface keyboards Great news for anyone who isn’t located next to a shiny Microsoft Store. Surface is going to hit the retail sector mid-December, says Microsoft. Plus, it’ll be the significantly cheaper Surface RT, which retails for US$499. For those who wanted to walk into a store and grab Surface RT and Pro, it could only be purchased from an official Microsoft store, but this is set to change, says Surface general manager Panos Panay. "The public reaction to Surface has been exciting to ...

Applications, BlackBerry, News

RIM release BB10 SDK ‘Gold’ toolkit, devs start your engines

BB10 SDK Gold With the BlackBerry 10 event less than two months away, it appears the Canadian manufacturer is moving full steam ahead with the release of its "Gold" build SDK toolkit for developers. The Gold build includes all the final tools, components and API’s that now allows develops to create applications designed to work hand-in-hand with the BlackBerry 10 OS. The Gold build is touted to feature BlackBerry Cascades to aid developers in creating visually stunning applications according to RIM. HTML developers are ...

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