Windows 8

  • Windows 8 insanely fast boot-up times thanks to UEFI.

    Instant-on computing is quickly becoming a saleable feature, at least Microsoft thinks so. Microsoft have released a video demonstrating a Windows 8 laptop cold booting in a few seconds. Instant-on is one of the impressive features of the popular tablet market, but in reality, what we see here on...
  • Windows Explorer gets the ribbon treatment in Windows 8

    We all knew this was coming right ? The famous office ribbon UI was first introduced in Office 2007, then made its way to default applications in Windows 7 like Paint and WordPad. Naturally in the next version of Windows, Microsoft is extending the reach of the ribbon even...
  • Quad-core Windows 8 slate has, you guessed it, heat vents

    Microsoft Tech Ed conference in Australia is next week (expect lots of coverage right here), but this week its New Zealand’s turn. Turns out Microsoft spilling the beans on some brand new products. Smarter Geek is reporting that during a session titled ‘WCL101 Come and see the latest and...
  • Podcast Episode #50 – The Facebook

    Episode 50 of the podcast is now available. In this episode I discuss the following stories: 1. Windows Phone 7 Messy launch All 89,000 Microsoft employees are getting one free All paying attendees of PDC10 got one free Multitasking is badly needed Copy and Paste coming early 2011 2....