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APP OF THE DAY: Netflix review (Windows 8)

APP OF THE DAY: Netflix review (Windows 8)

By 9 November 2012

When Microsoft launched Windows 8 in New York last month the firm told Pocket-lint that it was being careful to get good apps in the store. It went on to tell us that that the apps you have when you launch are crucial to the success of your ecosystem.... >>

Microsoft Surface RT review
4.5 out of 5

Microsoft Surface RT review

By 7 November 2012

In many ways, Microsoft is typical of a massive company. It's visibly slow to react to things, and it takes a very long time for the firm to manoeuvre. But 2012 is looking like the year it finally gets its ducks in a row. Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and... >>

Innovation of the Year: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards contenders

Innovation of the Year: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards contenders

By 2 November 2012

One of the more intriguing categories at the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards is Innovation of the Year. It’s open to all kinds of gadgets, software, apps, websites and just about anything else that we might write about on our good pages of this hive of technology... >>

Microsoft: Four million Windows 8 upgrades in just three days

Microsoft: Four million Windows 8 upgrades in just three days

By 31 October 2012

Microsoft has announced that four million customers paid for a Windows 8 upgrade in the first three days of the new operating system becoming available.  Speaking at the Microsoft BUILD conference, Steve Ballmer, CEO, said that Windows 8 was proving... >>

Microsoft reveals Forza Horizon SmartGlass GPS map doesn't work on Android... yet

Microsoft reveals Forza Horizon SmartGlass GPS map doesn't work on Android... yet

By 30 October 2012

Ever since Xbox SmartGlass for Android unexpectedly hit Google Play at the weekend, there have been murmurings from compatible smartphones about one of its headline features - compatibility with top driving game Forza Horizon. Many have taken to forums... >>

Microsoft's Times Square store in pictures, we take a walk around

Microsoft's Times Square store in pictures, we take a walk around

By 26 October 2012

Microsoft launched its latest store in the tourist Mecca of Times Square at 10pm on 25 October. Its mission: to sell the new Surface tablet to as many people as it could find with the cash to spare. Opened by a trio of gigantic scissors, and Steven Sinofsky,... >>

Windows 8 Store will sell adult-rated games in UK, after Microsoft reverses decision

Windows 8 Store will sell adult-rated games in UK, after Microsoft reverses decision

By 26 October 2012

Games such as Skyrim, Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed and Max Payne will be available to buy through the Windows 8 Store after all, following Microsoft’s decision to relax what content could and couldn’t be sold in the UK.  Previously, Windows App... >>

Windows 8 beginner tips: Where's the Control Panel and more

Windows 8 beginner tips: Where's the Control Panel and more

By 26 October 2012

Steve Ballmer might have been bouncing about on stage with excitement at the Windows 8 launch, but we know not everything the big B touches is magic. Microsoft has thrown a lot out the Windows (sorry, we had to) with the new operating system, making it... >>

Pocket-lint Podcast #105 - iPad 4, iPad mini, Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface

Pocket-lint Podcast #105 - iPad 4, iPad mini, Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface

By 26 October 2012

Blimey, in just the space of one week we've seen the launches of the iPad mini, 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, new superthin iMac, new Mac mini, Windows 8, Windows RT and the Microsoft Surface. Apple also pulled a brand new iPad, effectively... >>

Samsung Series 7 AIO 23 pictures and hands-on

Samsung Series 7 AIO 23 pictures and hands-on

By 25 October 2012

Oddly, the most interesting Windows 8 machines at the launch event weren't the laptops, but the all-in-one PCs. Consistently large crowds gathered to look at these machines, and we can see why. Massive screens with bright colours really suit Windows 8,... >>