Windows 8

Surface Drops in Price – Does the Public Still Want One?

Surface Drops in Price – Does the Public Still Want One?

Nine months after the first initial release of the Surface RT – the tablet release from Microsoft – the price has already dropped by $150. Announced this past Thursday, Microsoft dropped the price of the Surface RT – their entry offering – in order to entice consumers into buying the RT; the Pro version is still around $900. When the entry level tablet first came on the sce... »

Windows 8.1 Official Preview Released

Windows 8.1 Official Preview Released

So today marks the release of the official, long awaited update to Windows 8.1…well, kind off. It’s a developer preview. But it does give us an idea of what to expect when the free update actually hits the general public. At the moment the only major changes I can see in windows 8.1 as opposed to Windows 8 is that there are more customisation options, and the ability to multi-task has ... »

Asus Transformer AiO: Android Tablet with Windows 8

Asus Transformer AiO: Android Tablet with Windows 8

Last week in Barcelona, Asus showed us their newest devices: The FonePad and the Padfone who are booth based on Android… Now the company just unveiled another device dubbed the Asus Transformer AiO. The Asus Transformer AiO boasts a 18.4 full HD LED 1920×1080 touchscreen display and at the same time the device can un-dock from a Windows 8 base unit personal computer to turn into a  str... »

How To Defend Yourself On Windows 8

How To Defend Yourself On Windows 8

Artice by Phil Chapman, Windows 8 Instructor at Firebrand Training Without doubt, one of the most widespread security concerns for any network – regardless of size – is protection from malicious software and spyware. The varying degrees of potential attacks from the likes of viruses, worms and Trojan Horses leave most users totally confused and paranoid. As with most security; preventi... »

Get A Real Start Menu In Windows 8 With StartIsBack

Get A Real Start Menu In Windows 8 With StartIsBack

I’ve written about Windows 8 quite a lot in the past and on day 6 of my week with Windows 8 I explained how you can make Windows 8 work a little more like a traditional Windows desktop. Within that article I used a tool called Classic Shell in order to get my Windows 8 desktop back to how I like it. However, I’ve since found a much more mature and functional application called Sta... »

Windows 8 Released

Windows 8 Released

Today marks the release of Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 8. If you where thinking that you’re looking forward to the latest release, wondering what the new start menu or taskbar might look like? Well you’re in for a big surprise. It’s well publicised that there is no love lost between me and Windows 8. This is mainly because of the vast different between Wind... »

HP Announce New ElitePad 900 Tablet

HP Announce New ElitePad 900 Tablet

HP announced yesterday their second attempt at conquering the tablet market with the HP ElitePad 900. With there first attempt, the HP TouchPad was a failure to say the least running HP’s proprietary WebOS software. This time around HP may have learnt from their mistakes with the TouchPad. The new ElitePad 900 will be running the new Windows 8 operating  system and with a whole host of ga... »

HTC 8X Unveiled with Windows Phone 8 And Beats Audio

HTC 8X Unveiled with Windows Phone 8 And Beats Audio

The 8X is the new smartphone by Taiwanese company, HTC (you may have heard of them). This is their début device that is going to be powered by Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 operating system. Simple to manipulate with its new design, the HTC 8X may look a lot like the Nokia Lumia 920, but looks are only skin deep. According to HTC, the smartphone design is the most comfortable you’ll e... »

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