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Windows 8: Common Touch Gestures, Multi-tasking & On-screen Keyboards

Windows 8: Common Touch Gestures, Multi-tasking & On-screen Keyboards

Even if you're used to a smartphone or tablet, the many gesture possibilities in Windows 8 can be confusing initially. Here, we show you the most important ones, and reveal their mouse and keyboard equivalents. We also explore a cool new feature called 'snap multi-tasking', and tell you if it works well.

Search for Files, Share Content & Access Settings Quickly with 'Charms' in Windows 8

Search for Files, Share Content & Access Settings Quickly with 'Charms' in Windows 8

What are Charms in Windows 8? Simply put, they consist of five 'shortcuts' to frequently used functions, including search, share, the Start screen, devices, and settings. If you're upgrading to Windows 8, now is the time to get yourself acquainted with these lucky charms.

Hands-on: Dell XPS 12

Hands-on: Dell XPS 12

With Windows 8's Modern UI designed with touch in mind, manufacturers are steadily introducing more and more hardware with touch-enabled screens. The latest is Dell's XPS 12, which uses a swiveling screen form factor to transform between tablet and notebook. Find out how well it works inside:

Windows 8: Lock Screen, Start Screen, Desktop & the Merits of a Microsoft Account

Windows 8: Lock Screen, Start Screen, Desktop & the Merits of a Microsoft Account

Windows 8 is as different from Windows 7 as Windows 95 was from Windows 3.1; and once again, it starts right from the graphical user interface. In this article, we explore the new ways of signing into Windows 8, the tile-based, Modern UI-inspired Start screen, and why you should register for a Microsoft account.

Windows 8: Introduction, Versions & Upgrade Paths

Windows 8: Introduction, Versions & Upgrade Paths

With the launch of Microsoft's brand new operating system, Windows 8, just about three weeks away, we kickstart our lineup of Windows 8-related articles with the basics of this radical new operating system. Get to know about the different editions, and find out what are your upgrade options.

Hands-on: Samsung ATIV Smart PC & Smart PC Pro

Hands-on: Samsung ATIV Smart PC & Smart PC Pro

In a surprisingly move, Samsung today announced a brand new category of devices. Called 'ATIV', it will be made up of devices running on Microsoft's Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 platforms. In this article, we take a look at the two tablet/notebook hybrid devices, the Smart PC and Smart PC Pro.

Microsoft Wedge Mobile vs. Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover - Clash of the Tablet Keyboards

Microsoft Wedge Mobile vs. Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover - Clash of the Tablet Keyboards

With tablets fast becoming the choice for simple productivity needs on-the-go, accessories like Microsoft Wedge Mobile Keyboard and Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover can make work much more bearable. Find out how both of these devices fared in our trials after the jump!

First Looks: Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse

First Looks: Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse

With Windows 8 less than three months away, Microsoft has already started rolling out hardware designed specifically for use with the OS. One of the first available will be the Wedge Touch Mouse, an ultra-portable Bluetooth 3.0 touch mouse designed for use with a Windows 8 tablet. We take a closer look.

Microsoft Launches New Peripherals Designed For Windows 8 Tablets

Microsoft Launches New Peripherals Designed For Windows 8 Tablets

Following leaked images earlier this week of new Microsoft input devices designed specifically for tablets running Windows 8, Microsoft Singapore today confirmed and announced the upcoming launch of those products and gave us a closer look at them.

Microsoft Unveils Office 2013; Consumer Preview Available Now

Microsoft Unveils Office 2013; Consumer Preview Available Now

At a press event held in downtown San Francisco today, Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer has taken the stage to unveil the company's next major version of its office productivity application suite. Yes, 'Office 15' is Office 2013. Find out more about it right after the jump.

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