Windows 8

  • 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...
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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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...