In just a few short hours, Microsoft will release the Windows 8.1 update. While only an increase of .1 to the version number, that doesn’t accurately reflect the size of the update.  Initially the general availability of Windows 8.1 was going to be the first chance everyone had to play with...
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    FOX News apparently believes the future of newsrooms need massive touchscreens. There are retooling to cover the news in what they say are the way consumers want it. Information specialists will be on camera, using 55” Touchscreens to validate and expose any breaking news that happens across the web....
  • Google is sneaking Chrome OS straight into Windows 8

    Google is about to release its ultimate trojan horse into Windows with its upcoming version of Chrome, which will essentially be Chrome OS within Windows 8. While Chrome within the “Modern” Windows 8 has traditionally just been a full-screened version of the desktop browser, the latest release on Google’s...
  • Microsoft announces Surface 2

    While Australians only got Surface Pro in June, it’s now September and Microsoft are on stage announcing Surface2. The Surface 2 will come in 2 varieties, just like the first model, except there’s a name change. The Surface 2 is the RT version, but drops the RT branding, while...
  • Review: Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro

    When Windows 8 was released last year it was clear that it had a touch orientated user interface, so the idea of having a tablet that could also dock into being a laptop made perfect sense. The first whiff of this we saw was Microsoft’s own Surface Pro which...
  • Intel HD 5000 driver issues with Windows 8.1 [Updated]

    It seems the folks at Intel have some work to do with their latest on-board graphics drivers. With the 4th generation Intel processor, also came update HD 5000 graphics. It turns out they don’t work so well under Windows 8.1. Now before you jump to point out that this...
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    Windows 8.1 understands we have work and home lives, BYOD enabled

    One of the new features in the Windows 8.1 preview is Workplace Join, it’s the ability to join your computer to your Workplace network securely to enable additional functionality. First of all your workplace has to enable this functionality and be running Windows Server 2012 R2 before you’ll be...
  • See what’s new in Windows 8.1, we go hands-on

    There’s plenty new in Windows, especially for just a .1 release, the full review and analysis will have to wait till I’ve spent more time with it, but for now, here’s a quick summary of what the changes and new features are. Start screen with new tile sizes Unified...
  • Windows 8.1 Preview now available for download

    Ballmer is now on stage at BUILD and just announced that Windows 8.1 preview is now available from http://preview.windows.com  After you install an update, you’ll be taken to the Store to download the preview bits. Something I wasn’t expecting was that it would include Media Center....
  • People are already using Windows 8.1, here’s what they’ve found

    While I wait for one of those stupid metal birds in the sky, I’m watching the #Bldwin hashtag on twitter and see that some early //BUILD/ Attendees are already hands-on with Windows 8.1. Let’s take a look at what they’ve found so far. Networking made easyAccording to this screen...
  • Windows 8.1 will allow up to 4 metro apps to run at once

    Big changes are coming to Windows 8. While not called a service pack, the 8.1 release will fix a number of issues people have raised. One of the biggest changes is to the number of metro apps that can be run simultaneously. In Windows 8, apps are designed to...
  • Windows 8.1 will be a free upgrade

    Microsoft have just announced some more details on Windows 8.1 One of the biggest confirmations is that the update will be a free update to Windows 8 for consumers through the Windows Store. Today at the JP Morgan Technology, Media & Telecom Conference in Boston, Tami Reller shared with...
  • Windows 8.1 might be bringing back the start button

    According to The Verge, Microsoft is planning on bringing back the beloved Start button which it killed with the release of Windows 8. The button is understood to act as a way to simply access the Start Screen and still won’t include the traditional Start Menu and is said...
  • Windows Blue leaks all over the internet

    An early version of Microsoft’s next update of its Windows platform, Window’s Blue has been leaked online, giving Steve Balmer a birthday present he probably will wish he could return. The leak, Build 9364 compiled on March 15 is only a very early version of the update, but still...
  • Microsoft: Next release of Windows Phone set for Christmas

    Microsoft’s next big release of its Windows Phone OS has been slated for the ‘holidays’, which in Australian speak means roughly Christmas time. Another minor update will be released before then under the code name of ‘Blue’. These were both confirmed through Window’s Phone job postings on Microsoft’s website....
  • Surface Pro to be released in more countries, Australia included

    Microsoft announced this morning that it has plans to launch its Windows 8 tablet in the ‘coming months’. In a brief statement the company said that … late March the rollout of Surface will continue, bringing Surface RT with Windows RT to Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore and...
  • Microsoft announces certified Windows To Go partners.

    Late last week, Microsoft announced that it has officially certified disks from five manufacturers to take advantage of its Windows To Go service (which, for those of you who aren’t ‘in the know’, we covered a while back). The new kids on the block are Imation, Kingston, Spyrus, Super...
  • Logitech’s new Windows 8 peripherals [Sponsored Post]

    Logitech have a new of products designed specifically for Windows 8. The Logitech Wireless Rechargeable Touchpad or T650 for those that like model numbers features a large, smooth glass touch surface that supports Windows 8 gestures. It also works to speeds up navigation by allowing you to jump to...
  • Review: Hands on with the Dell XPS12

    “An Ultrabook with the added bonus of being a tablet, what more can you want?” Well you can have this with the Dell XPS12, powered by Intel. I had a chance to test out Dell’s XPS12 Ultrabook convertible. After using it for about a week now, I am overall...
  • /r/etro is the best Reddit app on Windows 8

    /r/etro describes itself as ‘a new kind of Reddit application for a new kind of operating system.’ The great news is that it absolutely lives up to this claim. Most of us who use Reddit quickly migrate from a terribly design website to a 3rd party app to get...
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    Lenovo parades the ThinkPad Helix at CES.

    The Consumer Electronics Show always provides device manufacturers with an avenue to excite and fascinate current and potential customers, and this year Lenovo appear to have brought their A-game with their latest addition to the Tablet/Notebook hybrid space: The ThinkPad Helix. At first glance, the ThinkPad Helix certainly appears...
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