Thursday, 3 Apr 2014
Intel wants to ship 40 million tablets this year and they are attempting to achieve this target by accelerating their product offerings with two new updates to the Bay Trail processor.
At Build 2014, Microsoft also found some time to tease some future updates. One that's bound to please long-time Windows users is the return of the Start menu. And it comes with a twist.
Windows Phone 8.1's Cortana digital personal assistant will launch shortly in the U.S. as a 'beta', and then in the U.S., the U.K., and China in the second half of 2014. For us in Asia Pacific, we've to wait till 2015.
Microsoft has announced at Build that Windows will now be free for OEMs building devices smaller than 9 inches.
At Build 2014, Microsoft has also taken some time to demo the Modern-style version of Office. But this touch-friendly Office looks to be still far away from an official release.
Less than six months after releasing Windows 8.1, the first major update for the operating system is set to arrive next week with many UI tweaks to please keyboard and mouse users.
Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014
The 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet with a Wacom digitizer stylus is now available exclusively at all Best Denki outlets for S$499. Every purchase of the VivoTab Note 8 will entitle you to a free VersaSleeve. The first 100 customers will also get a free Microsoft Wedge Keyboard.
Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014
Samsung today announced a trio of new Android tablets under the Galaxy Tab 4 branding. They are the Galaxy Tab 4 (7.0), (8.0) and (10.1) and will be available globally from Q2.
Friday, 28 Mar 2014
According to Gartner, the worldwide market for tablets is expected to grow by 38.6%, with an estimated 2.7 billion units that will be shipped by the end of this year. This is due to strong demand for such devices in emerging markets, outside of North America.
iPad-optimized versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint have now hit the App Store. Another piece of good news is that home use of Office Mobile for iPhone and Android phones no longer needs an Office 365 subscription.