Category: Windows 8

Nextgen Reader will soon support Feedly

Ever since Google decided that no one used their RSS service Reader and decided to kill it off, I’ve been patiently waiting. I’ve been waiting for a decent replacement to step up. My main concern was the struggle I have keeping up with my RSS feeds on Windows …

Microsoft Surface Pro is now available in the UK

Remember a few months ago when Microsoft announced the Surface tablets? The Windows RT version and the Windows 8 versions seemed to be the answer to everyone’s problems. The RT came out and people complained about installing non store based apps, Microsofts answer was “buy the Pro version”, …

Microsoft are rumoured to be buying Nook Media

Every self respecting ecosystem needs books and magazines, don’t they? Apple have them, Google have them, Amazon have them and Microsoft don’t really have them. Relying entirely on third parties like Kindle and Nook. So what better way to start selling books etc? You just buy a third …

Having a bad day?

Try being involved in Microsoft or Nokia right now. First Microsoft, who received lots of attention yesterday for all the wrong reasons. The Financial Times compared Windows 8 to “New Coke”…. Microsoft is preparing to reverse course over key elements of its new Windows 8 operating system, marking …

What on earth are these “My choice of apps” articles about

We all use apps on our phones, some more than others, some install huge games that take several GB of space, some install dozens of Social Network apps, some install bafflingly pointless apps like fart apps or soundboards. It really is a personal thing it’s your phone and …

Gemini Devices announce a new “All In One” PC

Gemini Devices have been making Android tablets for a while now and the upcoming Gadget Show Live event is where they’re going to unveil something new. A Windows 8 running all in one PC. Luke Prodromou, Head of Product Marketing at Gemini Devices had the following to say. …

Acer Aspire S7 – Review

A few years ago I thought that to have a small lightweight easily transportable device you would have to get an iPad or an Android Tablet. Or get cross with a Netbook or break the bank and get a fancy Ultrabook. I settled for an Android Tablet a …

Windows 8 “No better than Vista”

Are you using Windows 8? Do you know anyone that is? Most people, it seems, are ditching traditional PC’s and are instead going for Android tablets, iPads or other devices. Now Jun Dong-soo, who is president of Samsung’s memory chip division, has really stuck the boot in about …

Samsung are going to stop selling the Ativ Tab in Europe

What this article should have been titled is: “Samsung decide to stop selling their over priced Windows RT tablet as it isn’t going to sell anywhere worldwide ever” It would have been a bit long winded though. The news is though that Samsung have confirmed to German website …

Acer Iconia W700 – Review

Windows 8 has been one of the most intriguing OS launches that I have ever seen. Manufacturers have been given an OS that lends itself to any shape or form that they can think of. Off the back of that we have seen a variety of different shapes, …

MWC – Asus transformer Aio PC

As well as the Padfone, Fonepad confusion Asus had the Transformer Aio PC sat in the corner, looking rather lonely. Essentially, the device is an 18.4 inch tablet that has a rather nice looking dock, which also connects to a keyboard and mouse. The clever part is that …

Tablets sales increase massively for (nearly) everyone

IDC have released the figures for their Tablets sales tracker for the last 3 months of 2012, and nearly everyone is doing well. The figures show sales worldwide for all tablets, with 52,500,000 tablets sold in the last quarter of 2012 – a 75% increase in tablet sales …

PhatPad is now available for Windows 8 / RT

PhatPad has been around for a while on Android and iOS and it let’s you use a stylus or your finger to write on your tablet screen and it will convert your scribble into real words. This will really add a useful and practical use for Windows tablets …

Surface Pro internal storage mostly used up by the OS

One of the big shocks when Surface came out, was how much room Windows RT itself took up in the device’s internal storage. Although the base model came with 32GB, half that was used up for the OS, giving only 16GB usable storage. And even that decreases with …

Surface Windows 8 Pro Overview

Microsoft yesterday announced their new Surface with Windows 8 Pro. For some the price jump over the original and over equivalent spec’d devices is too much to handle (expect a chat about this on the podcast). The Surface with Windows 8 Pro starts at $899 for the 64GB …

Samsung Ativ Tab gets ditched in the USA

It seems that people really aren’t warming to Windows RT. The idea can be confusing and many people tune out when you start explaining it. Let me try now… Windows RT is a special version of Windows 8 which runs on ARM chips. It’s perhaps a little more …