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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    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...
  • New Samsung ATIV Smart PC products makes your office portable [Sponsored]

    Samsung’s here and ready to play with a range of Windows 8 devices. The ATIV Smart PC product range give you plenty of options, but one of the most interesting is the ATIV Smart PC Pro. The convertible tablet and with keyboard dock brings the productivity of a notebook...
  • Introducing Vizual, the fullscreen twitter stream for Windows 8

    Vizual is a Windows 8 app that lets you visualise your twitter stream in a simple, fullscreen mode. This app is perfect for that spare monitor or even a business display. Once you’ve signed in, you’ll see your timeline stream down the screen. There’s landscape and portrait orientation support,...
  • NewHouse release 2 adds ARM support

    NewHouse is the Windows 8 app to track your decisions as you build a new home. Initially when I published it, there was a bug preventing ARM support from working correctly, so instead release 1 supported only x86 of x64 processors. Great news this morning, release 2 of NewHouse...
  • Giveaway: Win a ticket to AppFest Sydney

    This morning Microsoft announced that they had sold 40 Million Windows 8 licences since it’s launch on October 26th. That’s an awful lot of people who are wanting apps for the new platform. AppFest Sydney is Microsoft Australia’s first developer app-building event since Tech.Ed. It’s a great opportunity to...
  • NewHouse keeps track of your house building decisions

    When building a new house, people face literally hundreds of decisions. From the number of rooms, right down to the tap styles and location of power points. With so many decisions required, it’s difficult to keep track of all the choices made. NewHouse is a Windows 8 app that...
  • Microsoft are building a gaming tablet…?

    Reports straight out of The Verge, who have elected not to disclose sources relating to this matter, are detailing (and practically confirming) that Microsoft is ready to begin building its own gaming tablet. Simply stating that “multiple sources familiar with plans” have been in contact with them, the report...
  • Angry Birds Space now on Win8

    What good is a new platform without Angry Birds right? Well check that one off the list, Angry Birds Space is now available in the Windows 8 Store. It does cost A$4.99 and has no trial option. The game would be amazing on some of the new touch-enabled hardware,...
  • Photos and video from the Australian Windows 8 launch event

    You’ve read far too much about Windows 8 at this point, you’ve likely already made up your mind if your going to upgrade or not, so enough with the text. Now site back and watch the introductory video that was not just played, but presented at the Australian media...
  • Windows 8 released to the public

    Overnight Australia became one of the first countries in the world to start selling Windows 8 to consumers. While most developers and enthusiasts have been running previews of the OS for more than a year, it’s now time for retail availability. This means some of that new Windows 8...
  • World’s first 21:9 Ultrabook shows off more Windows 8 tiles

    Now it’s Toshiba’s turn to introduce Windows 8 hardware and there’s one that stands out. The Satellite U840W is features a 14.4” cinematic display is the world’s first Ultrabook with a 21:9 display. The ultra-thin, ultra-light Ultrabook now features a two-tone aluminium chassis, textured palm rest, multiple USB3.0 ports...
  • Dell unleashes their Windows 8 hardware

    While there was no fancy 2 hour press conference at 4am, but today hardware manufacturer Dell has had a cracker. The company announced their first round of Windows 8 products. The large variety of new form factors is on display here and touch now standard on almost every new...
  • Introducing Skype for Windows 8, coming October 26th

    Ahead of the launch on October 26th, Microsoft have released a video to introduce the Skype app for Windows 8. Naturally the app takes on the clean Metro UI and integrates pretty heavily into the OS. The video shows off Skype integration into the people hub as well as...
  • Western Digital manufactures Windows-To-Go-specific hard disk.

    Windows-To-Go is arguably one of the more “interesting” additions to Windows 8 Enterprise, allowing a user to execute a self-provisioned installation of Windows form a USB-based flash drive. However, what may be more interesting is the fact that popular hard disk manufacturer Western Digital are now marketing an external...
  • Wait to see all Windows 8 hardware before you decide

    LG have are the latest in a growing list of hardware manufacturers to announce Windows 8 hardware. While some of you have already popped on a Surface RT, there’s a lot of new hardware on the way. Gone are the days of dull beige boxes being the boring smart...
  • Readiculous is a ridiculously good RSS Reader for Windows 8

    Readiculous is a brand new Windows 8 app to read your RSS Feeds. While some are calling RSS dead, its apps like this that will keep it alive and well. After installing the app, you’ll be met with a prompt to connect to your Google Reader account. This gives...
  • The fan made Windows 8 commercial that Microsoft should use

    Ahead of the retail launch of Windows 8 later this month, many have questioned how Microsoft will market the new operating system. Below is a creation by YouTube user rimondliu who says he made the commercial for an assessment. The video attempts to answer the long running question of...
  • 4Browsers tries to answer your Metro Multitasking needs

    A new application in the Windows 8 Store is 4Browsers. As the name suggests it’s 4 browsers in 1. This tries to solve a problem with Windows 8 apps, that is their single-tasking nature. Sure you can snap an application to the side of the screen, but power users...
  • techAU v1.1 Win8 app now available

    The nature of software development means that you never get things right the first time. With that in mind, it’s now time to check your Windows 8 app updates because version 1.1 of the techAU app for Windows 8 is available! There’s a number of bug fixes and changes...
  • What Microsoft got right with Windows 8

    So Windows 8 is done, about to be available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers and soon to be shipping to the public. So now that it is here, the question is – why should you care? What’s new in Windows 8 that you should consider when deciding to update?...

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