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Tuesday, 27 Aug 2013

Windows 8.1 to RTM in Late August (Update: RTM!)

Windows 8.1 to RTM in Late August (Update: RTM!)

Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 8.1 - the first major update to Windows 8 - will RTM (release to manufacturing) at the end of August. Update: Microsoft has just announced today - August 27 - that the OS has been released to manufacturing.

Thursday, 22 Aug 2013

Two New Air Cooling Products Announced by Cooler Master

Two New Air Cooling Products Announced by Cooler Master

Cooler Master has just announced two air cooling products; the NotePal I200 for notebooks and tablets, and the JetFlo 120 cooling fan desktop PCs.

Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013

 Google+ Photos App Now Available for All Chromebooks

Google+ Photos App Now Available for All Chromebooks

The Google+ Photos app, previously only available on Google's flagship Chromebook Pixel, is now available on all Chromebooks. It's an app that automatically extracts and uploads photos to your Google+ account from storage media (SD card) inserted into the Chromebook.

Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013

Windows 8.1 to Arrive on October 17 Via Windows Store; Retail Release on October 18

Windows 8.1 to Arrive on October 17 Via Windows Store; Retail Release on October 18

Microsoft has just announced that Windows 8.1 will arrive through the Windows Store on October 17, 7:00pm (Singapore time). The retail version as well as new devices loaded with the updated OS will go on sale a day later on October 18.

Monday, 12 Aug 2013

Acer to Offer More Chromebooks and Android Products

Acer to Offer More Chromebooks and Android Products

Acer President, Jim Wang stated that the company will be offering less Microsoft products, while producing more Android products, as well as Chromebooks. This comes as the company posted a significant second quarter loss due to lower sales and rising expenses.

Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013

Tip: Fix Surface RT Battery Drain Under Windows RT 8.1 Preview By Enabling Bluetooth

Tip: Fix Surface RT Battery Drain Under Windows RT 8.1 Preview By Enabling Bluetooth

Is your Microsoft Surface RT tablet facing severe battery drain during connected standby mode after you installed Windows RT 8.1 Preview on it? Here's an unconventional (but simple) fix you can try.

Google Chrome Test Build Briefly Gets Touch Controls

Google Chrome Test Build Briefly Gets Touch Controls

Google is currently testing touch-friendly features on the test build of its Chrome Browser. In its latest build (nightly Canary build), a slide-to-navigate feature had been discovered. This feature allows users to simply swipe to navigate between web pages.

Monday, 5 Aug 2013

Microsoft Cuts Surface Pro Price In 5 Countries, Singapore Not One Of Them

Microsoft Cuts Surface Pro Price In 5 Countries, Singapore Not One Of Them

Microsoft has dropped the price of its Surface Pro tablet by US$100 in the U.S., Canada, China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan till August 29. Would we see a price cut here too?

Friday, 2 Aug 2013

New Toshiba Ultrabooks Feature Voice Recognition Technology

New Toshiba Ultrabooks Feature Voice Recognition Technology

Toshiba will be releasing two new entry-level Ultrabooks that are built like most other Windows 8 Ultrabooks. However, they also have another trick up their sleeve -- voice commands.

Thursday, 1 Aug 2013

Samsung Extends ATIV Range with Four Windows 8 Devices

Samsung Extends ATIV Range with Four Windows 8 Devices

Samsung has unveiled four new Windows 8 devices as part of the expanded ATIV range: ATIV Book 9 Plus and ATIV Book 9 Lite notebooks, ATIV Tab 3 tablet and ATIV One 5 Style all-in-one desktop PC.

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