Acer, Tablets, Windows

Acer showcases its Windows 8 powered tablets, the W7 and W5

Acer Iconia W5-1 Taiwanese manufacturers Acer, unveiled a host of new Windows 8 enabled devices in Malaysia earlier this week, including the Aspire S7 Ultrabook and Aspire U All-in-one PC. The devices that did not garner as much attention were the Iconia W7 and W5 tablet-hybrids. These devices for us however were Acer's most interesting products on display. Iconia W7 The Iconia W7 is Acer's flagship tablet, set to retail for US$999, the W7 features an 11.6-inch full HD display with 10-ponit touch control functionality. ...

Microsoft, Windows

Microsoft announce Windows 8 and RT patches to resolve security issues

Windows 8 Skype-1 Microsoft announced yesterday that it will release a patch for its Windows 8 and RT devices to address security concerns for both OS' on 13 November. The patch will resolve 19 vulnerabilities in Windows, Internet Explorer and the .Net framework according to Computerworld. There are six updates in total, four of which are rated critical and specifically designed to patch flaws in Windows 8 and RT. These updates come a little more than two weeks after the release of the ...

Microsoft, Windows

Is Windows 8 the most intuitive OS yet?

Windows 8 Skype-1 Many opinions are flying around regarding the Windows 8 UI. Some mention that Microsoft are trying to fix something that was never broken while others note that they’re tired of learning new UIs. Let’s face it, the Windows 8 UI resembles a mobile interface and it demonstrates the future of devices. This convergence of UI sees the space between mobile and desktop shrink even further. Are we really ready for that? Windows has, until now, been a universal operating system, lowest ...

Microsoft, Mobile Phones

Is this the new full HD Windows 8 Phone?

windows-phone-8 Sina Weibo, the Chinese microblogging site, has sparked rumours of a new Windows Phone, after the marketing chief of ZTE, Lu Qian Hao, posted a picture of a not-seen-before handset with the Windows Phone logo on it, and tweeting some specs that it sports a full HD 5.9-inch display, 1920 x 1080 resolution and DTS audio technology. Those kind of specs are not middle of the range for a smartphone, putting this rumour solidly in the flagship model area. As rumours ...

Applications, Microsoft, Windows

Windows Store hits 13 000 apps and counting

Windows Store-Screenshot According to The Next Web Microsoft's Windows Store, specifically designed to enhance the appeal of its latest Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 OS', has reached the 13 000 applications mark. In a recent blog post from WinAppUpdate, the app store was sitting at the 12 985 apps as of 5 November. One can safely say that in the following three days, the store has hit the 13 000 app threshold. As Live Tiles and app integration tailored around the user is ...

Microsoft, Tablets, Windows, Xbox

Microsoft Surface review: a smorgasbord of awesome

Surface In tablets, the big guns have big names. Apple has its iPad 4 and Google has the Nexus 10. And, if Microsoft is to take on the might of Apple and Google in the tablet space with Windows 8, it needs a big name of its own. So welcome Microsoft Surface. The new tablet isn't just the big poster boy for Windows 8, but for Windows RT too, the brand-new version of Windows 8 designed for ARM. Find out: Windows 8 vs Windows RT: what's the difference? Creating a flagship ...

Applications, Microsoft, Windows

Microsoft and Devicescape team up to give WP8 users free Wi-Fi

Windows Phone 8-Data Sense(2) Microsoft has enlisted the services of Wi-Fi hotspot locator Devicescape in an effort to help Windows Phone 8 users curb data overage. This partnership makes use of WP8's newly designed Data Sense app which tracks and controls data usage by compressing all web pages to keep data consumption to a minimum. Devicescape, based in San Bruno California, carries a network of 11 million "curated" hotspots. These hotspots are constantly checked to ensure signal strength, speed, and reliability thanks to a ...

Games, Microsoft, Xbox

Microsoft set to join gaming tablet arena with 7-inch Xbox Surface

xbox surface tablet The initial rumours back in June 2012 seem to be coming true. The Verge reported yesterday that "multiple sources familiar with plans within Redmond" have said that an Xbox Surface is well underway. The Xbox Surface will be specifically targeted at gaming and would possibly not be running a full version of Windows but a custom Windows kernel. Initial reports suggests the Xbox Surface will be a 7-inch tablet with a custom ARM processor and high-bandwidth RAM. The recently heightened security ...

Applications, Windows

Opera 12.10 update, now optimised for Windows 8 and OS X

Opera 12.10 The latest Opera internet suite upgrade, 12.10, integrates several new features for both Windows 8 and OS X users alike. For Windows 8 users, Opera has been refined to take full advantage of the new touch-centric OS. It has been integrated for functionality on Windows 8's live tile start screen. The new update is also backwards compatible and will support use on all Windows 7 PCs. For Mac users running OS X Mountain Lion, Opera has been integrated ...

Lumia, Microsoft, Mobile Phones, Reviews, Windows

Nokia Lumia 920 review: a standout Windows Phone?

Nokia Lumia 920 The Nokia Lumua 920 is the flagship handset from the Finnish firm, but it's no longer Microsoft's darling device, with the HTC 8X selected as the signature Windows Phone 8 handset. That said the Lumia 920 is the most featured packed of the initial Windows Phone 8 line up, as Nokia looks to regain its dominance in the WP market and ride the new OS wave to success. With its impressive spec sheet it's no surprise the Lumia 920 comes at a price, available exclusively for ...

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