App Attack #025: Essential Apps for Travelers

App Attack #025: Essential Apps for Travelers

So it's the holiday season! When it comes to hotel and flight bookings, to activities that'll keep you occupied during those long-haul flights and bumpy road trips, there's an app that's apt for every situation. Travelers, here are the essential apps you'll need when you make that journey across the border!

A HardwareZone PlayTest Event with Microsoft's Windows 8 - Demystifying the New OS

A HardwareZone PlayTest Event with Microsoft's Windows 8 - Demystifying the New OS

The new Windows 8 OS is sort of an enigma to some users, with its colorful smart tiles and dual environments. With plenty of new features and even a Windows 8 Store full of apps, we collaborated with Microsoft to bring forth a PlayTest event in an effort to provide usage guidance, tips and tricks to first timers, hands-on with the latest Windows 8 devices and have their queries of the new OS answered.

A Day with the Lumia 920 - A Photo Journal (Updated with Night Shots)

A Day with the Lumia 920 - A Photo Journal (Updated with Night Shots)

We took the Nokia Lumia 920, its PureView technology, 8.7-megapixel sensor and f/2.0 Carl Zeiss lens for a nice walk to capture its photographic qualities. Here's the outcome!

Windows 8 - Optimized for Businesses Too!

Windows 8 - Optimized for Businesses Too!

Windows 8 is also built for business-minded users and supports different working styles in order to meet the myriad needs in an enterprise IT environment. We share some of the notable business oriented features that should appeal to many users.

Jamming with the Jamo 360

Jamming with the Jamo 360

The Jamo 360 Series comprises of two home theater systems which aim to provide exceptional surround sound with the help of their Omnipolar acoustic design. With modularity, the speakers can be used to provide audio in large indoor spaces while still being suited for smaller, more personal environments.

New AV Products Debuted at the International Sound & Sight Exhibition 2012

New AV Products Debuted at the International Sound & Sight Exhibition 2012

Catering to an audience with elevated tastes in audio, the International Sound & Sights Exhibition returns for its 2012 iteration. Among the highlights, Yamaha and Pioneer flaunt their new AV receivers, JVC and Sony unveil renewed home theater projectors, while Beyerdynamic and Sennheiser showcase their new headphones.

Ushering in the Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC (Update)

Ushering in the Windows Phone 8X and 8S by HTC (Update)

HardwareZone managed to get a quick hands-on with upcoming Windows Phone 8 duo from HTC, the 8S and 8X. As HTC puts it, these are part of a "joint franchise with Microsoft", so read on to find out more!

Windows 8 Upgrade FAQ & Usage Tips

Windows 8 Upgrade FAQ & Usage Tips

Are you intending to upgrade to Windows 8, but don't know how to go about doing it? Fret not, here's a list of commonly asked questions about the upgrade and installation process; we also offer a few usage tips for those getting to know Windows 8 for the first time.

AMD to Debut 64-bit ARM-based Opteron Server Processors by 2014

AMD to Debut 64-bit ARM-based Opteron Server Processors by 2014

The message is clear and AMD is hoping to drive change to the computing landscape once more with multi-core 64-bit ARM architecture based Opteron server processors targeting data centers. We provide more details on this new initiative and the challenges ahead.

Windows Phone 8 - Top Eight New Features

Windows Phone 8 - Top Eight New Features

Looking to get the next Windows Phone 8 device when they come in November? Take a glimpse at what we feel are the top eight new features in WP8.

Telcos' Strategies to Manage Mobile Data Traffic Flow

Telcos' Strategies to Manage Mobile Data Traffic Flow

Having established the challenges that operators faced in 4G LTE deployment, what are telcos doing to manage the increasing data traffic flow on their networks? Is data throttling on mobile networks a myth or fact? Hit the link to find out more.

8 Free Windows Store App Suggestions

8 Free Windows Store App Suggestions

While Windows 8 won't officially launch until October 26, there are already plenty of good apps in the Windows Store. Here's a list of eight apps that we recommend. The good news is, they are all free of charge.

Acer Launches Touchscreen Windows 8 Ultrabooks and Tablets

Acer Launches Touchscreen Windows 8 Ultrabooks and Tablets

Of all of Acer's strengths as a PC manufacturer, design hasn't always stood out as one of them. However all that is set to change with its new line-up of Windows 8 products. We take a closer look at what you can expect in retail stores from this weekend.

The Weird-Looking Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 Speakers

The Weird-Looking Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 Speakers

Is it a satellite dish? Is it a light reflector? Is it a hand-held drum? No. This is the new BeoPlay A9 speakers from Bang & Olufsen which comes with the capacity to deliver 480W of power and sound.

ASUS Launches Windows 8 Compatible Notebooks, Tablets and AIOs (Updated with Taichi and Transformer Book)

ASUS Launches Windows 8 Compatible Notebooks, Tablets and AIOs (Updated with Taichi and Transformer Book)

Today, ASUS announced a whole year's worth of products that will be using Microsoft's latest and greatest operating system, Windows 8. Could one of these be your next Windows 8 device? We're certain there's something for everyone, including one of the most impressive gaming machines available.

Apple Unveils 7.9-inch iPad Mini and Fourth-Gen iPad

Apple Unveils 7.9-inch iPad Mini and Fourth-Gen iPad

Apple finally put the rumors to rest with its official launch of the iPad Mini and the fourth-gen iPad. Were the rumors and leaks right? Hit the link to find out more.

4G LTE Phone Contract Price Comparison

4G LTE Phone Contract Price Comparison

The second half of the year sees the influx of several 4G LTE smartphones into the market. Wondering which telco offers the best deal for a particular 4G model that you want? Hit the link to find out more!

HardwareZone's Windows 8 Mega Guide

HardwareZone's Windows 8 Mega Guide

Microsoft's latest OS, Windows 8, has gotten a new user interface replete with touch gestures, much improved cloud-connected services, a new app store, and more. In this Tech Guide, we explore what's new and different, starting from the installation process and the new Start screen, to the various core apps and business-related features.

Welcome to the Windows Store!

Welcome to the Windows Store!

Launching concurrently with Windows 8 is the Windows Store, a place where you can discover and download Modern-style apps for the new OS. In this article, we highlight the key features of Microsoft's latest app storefront, getting desktop apps and managing your apps across multiple devices.

A Modern Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8

A Modern Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8

Windows 8, the new operating system from Microsoft, will also be ushering in a new browser called Internet Explorer 10. And for the first time ever, there will be two versions of the browser running on the same OS: a standard desktop app and a Modern-style one. We tell you what to expect.

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