Geeky Gizmos, Windows

Logitech T650 Wireless Touchpad review: Windows 8 love

Logitech touchpad It's no secret that Windows 8 is an operating system that's geared towards touchscreen devices. This means if you haven't got a touch-enabled computer then you'll miss out on quite a few features and shortcuts of Windows 8. Logitech's T650 Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad is a solution to this, since it enables you to perform Windows 8 gestures no matter what your hardware is. Connecting it up to a PC is perfectly simple, and it comes with a Logitech Unifying USB dongle, which enables you ...

Microsoft, Tablets, Windows

Microsoft Surface Pro: A meta-review

surface pro black keyboard Microsoft Surface Pro reviews have come up on almost all top blogs and news sites. Most of them are about hating this device. Yes, hating it! Only a few of the publications, I suppose, have given us a positive rating for Surface Pro. This is not a review, but a review of the reviews out there, as you read rightly on the title "Meta-Review". Let’s start. The king of Ultrabooks?I looked through dozens of reviews of Surface Pro out there, and ...

Acer, Reviews, Tablets, Windows

Acer Iconia W700 review: high-end 11.6-inch Windows 8 tablet

Acer Iconia W700 01_TR-900-75 Windows 8 has seen a host of fresh designs for tablets and laptops, with many manufacturers trying their hardest to build a device that's capable of doing both jobs. That has led to some innovative thinking, such as the screen-spinning Dell XPS 12 and the Microsoft Surface and its detachable keyboard. However, the Acer Iconia W700 has a slightly simpler take on the hybrid design. The Iconia W700 differs from other hybrid tablets by not having a keyboard that attaches to the body of the tablet ...

Microsoft, Reviews

Microsoft Office 2013 review: it’s finally here

Office Logo Microsoft Office has changed. It's not just that Office 2013 gets the Windows 8 treatment, with a touch-friendly interface and a sparser look, as well as new features in every application. Office is also going to the cloud, with subscription pricing, on-demand installation and automatic syncing of settings and documents you save in the cloud – if you want to pay for it that way. As usual, there are multiple versions of Office 2013, but this time around the different editions ...

Microsoft, News

Huawei and Microsoft bring Windows Phone 8 to Africa

huawei ascend windows phone 1 Huawei and Microsoft have teamed up to produce a Windows-run smartphone exclusively available in Africa, reports the BBC. Launched today, the modified smartphone is part of the Microsoft 4Afrika initiative for what is considered one of the fastest growing technology markets in the world. The smartphone is a modified derivative of the Huawei Ascend W1 handset displayed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month, and sports a display of 4-inches with a resolution of 480 x 800, a ...

News, Nokia, Windows

Windows Phone 7.8 turns Lumia phones into so much more

A multitude of new features have been added to Lumia phones running on Windows 7.5, as an updated Windows Phone OS started rolling out yesterday to certain Nokia Lumia phones. As reported by Conversations by Nokia, Lumia 510, 610, 710, 800 and 900 owners will now have a host of features added that will include various camera features and imaging enhancements, and the release of apps like Contact Share, Play To and Nokia City Lens. The first change has been to ...

Microsoft, News

Microsoft promises more, gives less: 64GB Surface will only have 23GB storage

The new 64GB Microsoft Surface Pro will have only 23GB of free storage. Yes that is confusing, but it's true. According to The Verge, a company spokesman has confirmed that more than half of the Surface Pro's storage is taken up by the Windows 8 install program, built-in apps, and a recovery partition. The time of exponential gigabyte capacity in hard-drives has been dying. No more do we see 500GB+ HDDs in devices (apart from external HDDs and gaming PCs), as ...

Microsoft, News, Windows

Cheaper Surface Pro and RT tablets? Microsoft to offer a “variety of price points”

surface pro black keyboard This was inevitable. With the price of Surface RT costing US$720 (with the Touch or Type keyboard) and the Surface Pro costing an astonishing US$1 000, Microsoft had to eventually create cheaper models that more in line with what actual human beings can afford. And so, it will. Microsoft’s chief financial bigwig Peter Klein said “We’re working closely with chip partners and OEMs to bring the right mix of devices,” (translation: we’re desperately searching for the cheapest hardware to sling Windows ...

Microsoft, News, Windows

Microsoft Surface Pro ready to roll out 9 February

Software giant Microsoft has announced the release of the Intel-powered Surface Windows 8 Pro for 9 February, starting at US$899 for the 64-bit version. The beefier version of the Surface RT, launched in October 2012, will be capable of running older Windows apps and will be powered by an Intel Core i5 processor. The Surface Pro will also be available in 128GB form, and both models will include a gaggle of accessories, with a Block technology Surface pen and the ...

Microsoft, News, Tablets

Asus looks to Windows Phone OS for the next-gen Padfone

Taiwanese PC maker Asustek Computer Inc. is apparently in talks with Microsoft could become the latest Asian manufacturer build a Windows Phone device. At this point it looks like the Padfone is the most likely device to get the Microsoft treatment. according to a Wall Street Journal report, vice president of mobile communication products at Asus Benson Lin said that Asus is "interested in making Windows Phones." While we can not really consider that as a definite, the latest interest ...

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