WINDOWS 8

June 2nd, 2013

Computex 2013: an AMD comeback, Windows 8.1 and More Tablets

What does the next year for computing hold? Well, in all likelihood you’ll find it at Computex. While January’s Consumer Electronics Show makes the case that the “big tent” expo is drifting out of relevancy, as manufacturers prefer the quiet of their own events to the cacophony of a shared space, Computex, in the heart of [...]

February 24th, 2013

Dell XPS 12 Convertible Ultrabook Review

With the release of Windows 8, Dell has quickly followed up with their XPS 12, a notebook which can also moonlight as a 12″ tablet by way of an innovative flip mechanism.  However, is Dell trying to cover too many bases at once?  Can the XPS 12 offer the best of both worlds or is [...]

February 18th, 2013

Microsoft Moves to OSX-Style Update Schedule with Windows Blue

A Microsoft job posting confirms that the company is moving to a yearly update schedule for Windows 8, similar to Apple and OSX. Microsoft has been long rumoured to be considering moving to an annual update schedule. In November, ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley reported that the next version of Windows will not be called Windows [...]

December 6th, 2012

More Stats Point to a Tepid Reception for Windows 8

More statistics are pointing to consumers giving Windows 8 a tepid reception for Windows 8. Analytics consultancy Statcounter released a report last week which showed that Windows 8 has yet to eclipse the 5 percent of worldwide internet usage share that Windows 7 had at the same point in its release cycle. Windows 8 has [...]

November 29th, 2012

Windows 8 Sales Figures are Currently Strong, but will the Trend Continue?

The exact sales figures of Windows 8 have been hard to pin down. Microsoft spent considerable time and money promoting the basic claim that Windows 8 sold 40 million copies in the first month or so, attempting to turn sales momentum into further sales. On the other hand, numerous commentators have pointed out that copies [...]

November 19th, 2012

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Yoga 13 Shows it has no Fear of Surface

While some original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) — most recently Hewlett Packard — have taken the opportunity to bash Microsoft’s Surface, for Lenovo “it’s all good” according to their PR manager in Canada. John Swinimer, Lenovo Canada’s PR manager, told Hardware Canucks that Lenovo isn’t concerned about Microsoft’s non-traditional role as OEM with the Microsoft Surface. “With [...]

November 14th, 2012

Microsoft Pushing Gamers to Upgrade? DirectX 11.1 to be Windows 8 Exclusive

In a post on the MSDN forums, Microsoft has confirmed that Direct X 11.1 will only be available on the Windows 8 operating system.  Back when Windows 7 was released, gamers were introduced to the wonders of Microsoft’s DirectX 11 API but customers who had previously invested in Windows Vista weren’t left out in the [...]

October 26th, 2012

Microsoft Launches Windows 8

Microsoft launched its eighth edition of Windows today, with splashy kick off parties around the world. Windows 8 is a significant step for Microsoft as it marks a concerted effort by the company to bring the Windows experience to the burgeoning tablet and smartphone market. “What you have seen and heard should leave no doubt [...]

October 23rd, 2012

Analysts Worry about App Store on Eve of Windows 8 Launch

With the launch of Windows 8 only days away, some analysts are not confident in Microsoft’s Windows Store strategy. Patrick Moorhead, Principal analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy, has been a long time skeptic of the potential success of the Windows Store. Mr. Moorhead believes that there aren’t simply enough apps available to provide the [...]

September 30th, 2012

Intel Launches ‘Clover Trail’

Intel has long struggled to adapt to the changing realities of the I.T marketplace: the company that dominated the P.C processor market space had fumbled the transition to a mobile-centric computing market, losing market share to ARM licensees. Now, with the introduction of Clover Trail — officially unveiled Friday in San Francisco — Intel is [...]