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SkyDrive Gets Deeper OS Integration in Windows 8.1

SkyDrive Gets Deeper OS Integration in Windows 8.1

Compared to Windows 8, SkyDrive in Windows 8.1 is even more deeply integrated into the OS. We find out how much of it has changed, and show you some of the creative ways Microsoft has employed to make all your SkyDrive files available to you, but without using all your local storage.

A Refreshed Windows Store in Windows 8.1

A Refreshed Windows Store in Windows 8.1

Besides a redesign to make it easier for users to find new apps, the Windows Store in Windows 8.1 also comes with a few important new features, such as automatic app updates in the background, the introduction of gift cards, and the removal of app-roaming limit. Find out more after the jump.

Haswell: 4th Gen Intel HD Graphics - All's Well for the new IGP?

Haswell: 4th Gen Intel HD Graphics - All's Well for the new IGP?

Intel has been boasting about their overhauled graphics core built-in to their new Haswell processors. But really, how good is it? We find out using their latest Intel Core i7-4770K flagship processor and test the Intel HD Graphics 4600 engine.

Top 5-inch Smartphones Compared - Which Should You Buy?

Top 5-inch Smartphones Compared - Which Should You Buy?

With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, you now have six premium 5-inch smartphones in the market. If you're having a tough time deciding among them, we've put together a summary comparison to fast track your decision!

Tough Luck - Why Panasonic Isn't Scared of Waterproof Tablets

Tough Luck - Why Panasonic Isn't Scared of Waterproof Tablets

Water resistant or waterproof? Resistance suggests some kind of marginal impedance. Waterproof? Now that's a word with confidence. So why isn't Panasonic's Toughbook division worried about the rapid emergence of waterproof consumer devices like the Sony Xperia Tablet Z and Fujitsu Stylistic QH582? We find out.

A Closer Look at Internet Explorer 11

A Closer Look at Internet Explorer 11

With Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft wants to provide the best Web experience across different Windows devices and screen sizes. Superior touch performance, battery efficiency, and fast page load times are some of its key features. Let's take a closer look.

First Looks: Windows 8.1 Preview

First Looks: Windows 8.1 Preview

Smart search, rich multi-tasking, powerful and harmonious Start screen, perfect for small size tablets, and SkyDrive-powered throughout - these are some examples of how Microsoft describes Windows 8.1. We check out the just announced public preview to see what's in store for you and me.

10 Tips & Tricks for Microsoft Surface Pro & RT Tablets

10 Tips & Tricks for Microsoft Surface Pro & RT Tablets

Have you just gotten your Surface Pro, finished setting it up, and thinking of what to do next? Why not fire up IE10 and read this tips and tricks article? Surface RT users, we didn't forget you - many of these tips apply to you too.

What's Next After Spotify: Movies, TV Shows & Music Video Apps Most Wanted by Us

What's Next After Spotify: Movies, TV Shows & Music Video Apps Most Wanted by Us

Music app Spotify, arrived in Singapore and Malaysia on April 2013, after Europe (2008) and US (mid-2011). There are however many other entertainment apps out there that have yet to reach us because of licensing or regulations. HardwareZone shows you a few we hope may someday make the cut for this part of the world.

AMD Kabini APU Preview - Combating a Changing Computing Landscape

AMD Kabini APU Preview - Combating a Changing Computing Landscape

Superseding the Brazos platform, AMD's new Kabini APUs are touted as the industry's first quad-core SoCs and are AMD's answer to a fast changing computing landscape. We check out the A4-5000 mobile APU to see how it performs.

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