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

FEATURE  /  11 Oct 2012

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

FEATURE  /  05 Oct 2012

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.

Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch (Intel Core i5) review

Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch - The First Windows 8 Touchscreen Ultrabook

REVIEW  /  03 Oct 2012

The 13.3-inch Samsung Series 5 Ultra Touch is the first Ultrabook to be released with a multi-touch-enabled screen and Windows 8 Pro OS pre-installed. How does the Windows 8 Modern UI fare on a traditional clamshell notebook form-factor? We find out.

Samsung @ IFA 2012

Samsung @ IFA 2012

FEATURE  /  06 Sep 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Note II and the Galaxy Camera may have taken all the headlines, but Samsung has more than that going for them at IFA 2012. How does a 55-inch OLED TV, a 75-inch LED Smart TV, or the world's first Windows Phone 8 device sound to you? Come on in to find out all the highlights from Samsung at IFA 2012.

Hands-on: HP's new Envy Touchsmart Ultrabook 4, and HP Envy x2

Hands-on: HP's new Envy Touchsmart Ultrabook 4, and HP Envy x2

FEATURE  /  03 Sep 2012

We were invited to take a look at HP's new flagship touchscreen Ultrabooks, the HP Envy Touchsmart 4 and the HP Envy x2. Read on to find out what we thought about these upcoming Windows 8 devices.

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

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

FEATURE  /  30 Aug 2012

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.

A feature on Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover

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

FEATURE  /  28 Aug 2012

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!

Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse review

First Looks: Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse

REVIEW  /  02 Aug 2012

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

FEATURE  /  02 Aug 2012

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

FEATURE  /  17 Jul 2012

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.

Windows To Go - All You Need to Know About It

Windows To Go - All You Need to Know About It

FEATURE  /  02 Jul 2012

A bootable thumb drive that can run Windows 8 on almost any PC, any number of times? That's what Windows To Go is all about and we detail the finer matters from how it works, to requirements and initial experience.

Windows 8 - Tools for Power Users

Windows 8 - Tools for Power Users

FEATURE  /  30 Jun 2012

In our previous feature, we covered the top performance enhancements made to the Release Preview of Windows 8. This time round, we're following up with three key tools that have been thoroughly revamped and will be most essential for regular Windows users, as well as power users alike.

Windows 8 - Top Performance Enhancement Features

Windows 8 - Top Performance Enhancement Features

FEATURE  /  29 Jun 2012

At Microsoft’s TechEd Europe 2012, we managed to get more updates on features that would delight power users such as key performance enhancements made to the OS. We drill down and share what we found out from senior Microsoft personnel.

CES 2012: The Microsoft Edition

CES 2012: The Microsoft Edition

FEATURE  /  13 Jan 2012

At CES 2012, Microsoft expressed their full commitment of a no compromise user experience across any type of device with the Metro UI being key across desktops, notebooks, tablets, phones and not to forget, the TV via the Xbox. We round-up all you need to know of this progression from Microsoft and its partners.

Microsoft's 2012 Focus - All About Metro and Windows 8

Microsoft's 2012 Focus - All About Metro and Windows 8

FEATURE  /  11 Jan 2012

Summing up Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s CES 2012 keynote speech, Microsoft's all geared up to ensure every connected device will eventually sport some form of the Metro UI that's now the core feature of Windows 8. Details and future goals are right after the jump.

First Looks: Windows 8 Preview

First Looks: Windows 8 Preview

FEATURE  /  26 Sep 2011

With official blog entries and a Facebook page, Windows 8 has kept us enthralled in anticipation. We jumped right into the thick of action with the release of its Developer Preview.

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