Windows 8 archive

  • Microsoft claims 100,000 Windows 8 apps now on Windows Store, with Facebook and Flipboard to come
    Apps

    Microsoft claims 100,000 Windows 8 apps now on Windows Store, with Facebook and Flipboard to come

    By 26 June 2013

    During the opening keynote to Microsoft's Build developers' conference, CEO Steve Ballmer revealed that the Windows Store - accessible through the Windows 8 desktop interface - now offers 100,000 applications. That doesn't include apps available for Windows...

  • Samsung ATIV Tab 3 pictures and hands-on
    Tablets

    Samsung ATIV Tab 3 pictures and hands-on

    By 20 June 2013

    Samsung is continuing its trend of having a tablet device of every shape, size and type available to the discerning customer, with the Samsung ATIV Tab 3 being similar in style to the company's existing ranges, but with Windows 8 installed. In fact, it...

  • Samsung ATIV Q pictures and hands-on
    Laptops

    Samsung ATIV Q pictures and hands-on

    By 20 June 2013

    There is a distinct feeling that if a kitchen sink could have been attached to the Samsung ATIV Q, it would have been. Samsung has thrown everything at its new hybrid laptop/tablet device and it is an incredible piece of kit as a result. Although there...

  • Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is the flagship Windows 8 laptop
    Laptops

    Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is the flagship Windows 8 laptop

    By 20 June 2013

    Samsung has revamped and rebranded its Series 9 laptops range.  The new models, dubbed the ATIV Book 9 Plus and the ATIV Book 9 Lite, will feature a slim and sleek Windows 8 offering when they go on sale later in the year. The ATIV Book 9 Plus is an...

  • A week in reviews: June 10 - 17
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    A week in reviews: June 10 - 17

    By 15 June 2013

    This week has been all about games, because it's been E3 in LA where Microsoft and Sony both made some big statements about their upcoming consoles. Because of this, reviews has been a little bit more modest. But don't fear, we've still had the chance...

  • Sony Vaio Pro review
    Laptops 5 out of 5

    Sony Vaio Pro review

    By 11 June 2013

    When Sony announced the Vaio range of computers in 1996 or thereabouts it had one aim - to make PCs stylish, but powerful. Of course, this isn't all that easy and so Vaio desktops and laptops were expensive. But if you could afford one, you'd end up with...

  • Microsoft Bing Translator app brings speedy translation to your Windows 8 device
    Laptops

    Microsoft Bing Translator app brings speedy translation to your Windows 8 device

    By 6 June 2013

    Microsoft has launched a special translation app for Windows 8 devices called Bing Translator. The app can use Windows 8 tablets' built-in cameras to scan and translate a range of items, including signs, transit schedules and even menus.  On top of this,...

  • Sony Vaio Duo 13 pictures and hands-on
    Laptops

    Sony Vaio Duo 13 pictures and hands-on

    By 6 June 2013

    Sony has launched a successor to the Duo 11 with the larger Sony Vaio Duo 13. As the name suggests, the model features a 13-inch display, giving you more space to play. The concept remains the same however, giving you a hybrid device offering both a tablet...

  • Asus VivoBook S500 review
    Laptops 3 out of 5

    Asus VivoBook S500 review

    By 5 June 2013

    Asus has gone from a company that mostly made computer components like PC motherboards and graphics cards, to a being big player in laptops, tablets and even phones. It is without doubt one of the most interesting companies that has appeared in a world...

  • Hands on with the first Windows 8.1, 7-inch tablet from Inventec
    Tablets

    Hands on with the first Windows 8.1, 7-inch tablet from Inventec

    By 5 June 2013

    At the close of Microsoft’s presentation on the eagerly awaited Windows 8.1 at Computex the company quickly flashed a very interesting looking device. The world’s first 7-inch Bay Trail-powered tablet designed to run on Windows 8.1 (and indeed Windows...

  • Windows 8.1 previewed
    Laptops

    Windows 8.1 previewed

    By 5 June 2013

    Ahead of the official launch later this year, probably in the autumn, and beta version due at Build this month, Microsoft has given a half-hour live demonstration of Windows 8.1 at its Computex summit. Right from the kick-off it's clear that Microsoft...

  • Outlook 2013 RT coming to Microsoft Surface and other tablets as part of Windows 8.1
    Tablets

    Outlook 2013 RT coming to Microsoft Surface and other tablets as part of Windows 8.1

    By 5 June 2013

    Microsoft has announced it will be bringing a version of its new Outlook 2013 application to Windows RT tablets, including the Microsoft Surface and other Windows 8 slates from a variety of other hardware manufacturers. Revealed during Computex 2013 in...

  • Toshiba takes on the iMac with Qosmio PX30t 23-inch touchscreen entertainment hub
    Gadgets

    Toshiba takes on the iMac with Qosmio PX30t 23-inch touchscreen entertainment hub

    By 4 June 2013

    Toshiba is looking to steal some undecided mass-media consumers from peering longingly at the iMac with its Qosmio PX30t all-in-one desktop Windows 8 PC. With a 23-inch Full HD LED touchscreen, Harman/Kardon speakers with Slipstream technology, and a...

  • Toshiba Satellite S, C and L series offer touchscreen thrills for the bargain hunter
    Laptops

    Toshiba Satellite S, C and L series offer touchscreen thrills for the bargain hunter

    By 4 June 2013

    Toshiba has introduced three new laptop ranges, two refreshed from previous models and one entirely new, which add premium features and design at affordable prices. It has also brought touchscreen technology down through its ranges, ensuring that even...

  • Hands-on: Acer Iconia W3 review
    Tablets

    Hands-on: Acer Iconia W3 review

    By 4 June 2013

    With the Iconia W3, its new 8.1-inch Windows 8 tablet, Acer is hoping to put a fully-functioning desktop in the palm of your hand and wipe out the need for the iPad mini or Nexus 7 at the same time. It seems it might well have achieved exactly that. The...

  • Hands-on: Asus Transformer Book Trio review
    Laptops

    Hands-on: Asus Transformer Book Trio review

    By 3 June 2013

    After last year’s launch of the dual-screened Taichi at Computex, Asus has a bit of a reputation to maintain and it didn’t disappoint this year with the announcement of the Asus Transformer Book Trio – a three-in-one mobile device which switches...

  • Dell XPS 12 review
    Laptops 5 out of 5

    Dell XPS 12 review

    By 3 June 2013

    It's indisputable that Dell is going through a pretty tough time of things at the moment. The firm has suffered massive a massive drop in profits as the PC sector continues to decline, and gets replaced with tablets, phones and other smart devices. Dell...

  • Dell XPS 11 to take on Lenovo Yoga
    Laptops

    Dell XPS 11 to take on Lenovo Yoga

    By 3 June 2013

    Dell plans to launch a new laptop-come-tablet called the XPS 11 later this year that will feature a hinged keyboard, letting it fold back on itself in a way similar to the Lenovo Yoga, an exec for the company has confirmed. Talking to The Wall Street...

  • Acer Iconia W3: The first 8.1-inch Windows tablet
    Laptops

    Acer Iconia W3: The first 8.1-inch Windows tablet

    By 3 June 2013

    The Acer Iconia W3. That's the name of the new 8.1-inch Windows 8 tablet announced by Acer at Computex in Taiwan on Monday and the device that starts a new size of Windows 8 tablets. The Acer Iconia W3 was introduced today at a press event at Computex...

  • HTC reportedly ditches 12-inch Windows 8 tablet plans, will press on with 7-inch
    Tablets

    HTC reportedly ditches 12-inch Windows 8 tablet plans, will press on with 7-inch

    By 31 May 2013

    HTC has allegedly scrapped plans to release a larger screen Windows 8/Windows RT tablet this year because there has been "weak demand" for such a product. However, it is said to be pressing on with the manufacture of a 7-inch Windows RT device. News service...

  • Windows 8.1 features detailed, more personalisation, better search and IE11 confirmed
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    Windows 8.1 features detailed, more personalisation, better search and IE11 confirmed

    By 30 May 2013

    With the preview version of Windows 8.1 to be available for public download on 26 June, Microsoft has pre-empted its Build conference in announcing some of the key new features the operating system update will bring to the table. The update formerly known...

  • Windows Phone App for Desktop leaves preview with new features
    Phones

    Windows Phone App for Desktop leaves preview with new features

    By 29 May 2013

    Microsoft on Wednesday released an update to its Windows Phone App for Desktop, pulling the software out of preview and making it available as a stable build. In addition to the official status of the app, which is especially useful if you find yourself...

  • 'It's back, baby': Windows 8.1 Start button appears in leaked screenshots
    Laptops

    'It's back, baby': Windows 8.1 Start button appears in leaked screenshots

    By 29 May 2013

    Technology blogger Paul Thurrott published on Wednesday leaked screenshots of a new Start button that Windows is rumoured to reinstate through an 8.1 update.  "It’s back, baby," said Thurrott in a post on his Winsupersite blog, although ZDNet said...

  • A week in reviews: May 20 - 24
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    A week in reviews: May 20 - 24

    By 25 May 2013

    This week in reviews, we took a look at a camera that aims to rival the GoPro, both in terms of features but also in terms of pricing. The Veho Muvi comes with a remote and a waterproof housing that can keep it safe in some very deep water. In short,...

  • Microsoft unveils two new Sculpt mice with Windows 8 button
    Gadgets

    Microsoft unveils two new Sculpt mice with Windows 8 button

    By 23 May 2013

    Microsoft has unveiled two new computer mice, aimed to gel well with your Windows 8 PC. The first is the Sculpt Comfort Mouse, which Microsoft calls the perfect companion to the Sculpt Comfort Keyboard that was introduced in autumn 2012. The Comfort Mouse...