Category: Windows 8

Samsung ATIV Tab – Review

Samsung ATIV Tab, a Windows RT based tablet, is this to be an Apple or Google competitor? My personal opinion, no. Purely because I believe that a full blown version of Windows needs to be on a desktop machine, not a tablet. Anyway… Good Points Well Built Excellent …

NVIDIA TegraZone now available for Windows RT

Gaming on Windows RT has huge potential over the next year or so. The NVIDIA TegraZone has previously been an Android app that allowed people who owned Tegra based devices to install Tegra specific games and get news and previews of upcoming games. Now Windows RT users with …

Windows RT arrives on the HTC HD2

The poor, poor HTC HD2. It shipped originally with Windows Mobile 6.5 but had Windows Phone 7 splattered all over it along with Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Now we can add WIndows RT to the mix as CotullaCode has managed to squeeze the OS into the ancient old …

HTC are rumoured to be working on Windows RT devices

HTC are in a dark place at the moment and they’re obviously looking for new product ranges to sell. Their recent move into the phablet arena is an example of this. Bloomberg have reported that HTC are working on two tablets, a 12″ one and most interestingly a …

Audible for Windows 8/RT now available

Audio book lovers rejoice, Amazon’s Audbile service is now available on Windows 8 and Windows RT devices. The app lets you listen to your audio book collection on your tablet/computer and currently offers a free copy of Life of Pi for new sign ups. As expected, it’s been …

Samsung ATIV S and ATIV Tab available in the UK tomorrow

At last – Samsung’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphone!  The Samsung ATIV S  looks set to be available starting tomorrow (Friday 14thDecember) in the UK. Windows Phone obsessed website WPCentral has revealed that both Clove and Expansys in the UK will have stock of the new smartphone available to order tomorrow. Also it insists that, despite …

Windows 8 gets aped on an Android tablet.. for children

Whilst randomly browsing around I stumbled across this rather interesting Android tablet at ToysRUs. The tablet and the interface is designed for children, and the fairly low-end device has a 10.1″ screen with front camera, WiFi and micro-SD expansion. But I couldn’t help noticing the similarities between this …

Win a Lumia 820 with Expansys

Christmas is approaching.. and we all know the best presents are the ones you buy for yourself! Well save your pennies (almost 42,000 pennies actually), because the lovely people at Expansys.com are giving away a shiny new Lumia 820 handset. All you have to do is ‘retweet’ their …

Surface with Windows 8 Pro – Pricing revealed

Over in the US pricing for the Surface with Windows 8 Pro has been announced. The 64GB version will be available for $899 and the 128GB version will sell for $999. It’ll be available in January, although when we checked the UK site is a little more…. errmmm.. …

TV Catchup Now in Microsoft Apps Store

TVCatchup, the service that enables you to watch live UK television on your computer, phone or other devices connected to the internet is now available to download from the Microsoft Apps store for Windows 8 and Windows RT. The app, also available on iOS and Android is a fantastic …

Samsung Ativ range coming sooner than expected

A few weeks ago we brought you some news that the Samsung Ativ S and the Ativ tablet were going to be delayed. The Windows Phone 8 equipped Ativ S was of interest initially to me as it is bar the camera arguably the best spec’d WP8 device …

Microsoft Surface with Windows RT – Review

I’ve had my Surface tablet for a few weeks now and I’ve tried out basically everything that the Surface has to offer. I am still torn whether I like it or not, over the past few years I have tried out a whole range of Android tablets, an …

Microsoft Surface sales “modest” as Steven Sinofsky leaves

You may have seen this guy recently. He’s Steven Sinofsky and showed us Microsoft Surface on stage. Today he quit Microsoft, and you’ll no doubt see headlines suggesting that the company is struggling due to the “modest sales” and his departure. Paul Thurrot has managed to grab the …

Microsoft release a Windows 7 app to sync with Windows Phone 8

Zune is gone. Microsoft decided to re-invent the wheel, the other week they released a Windows 8 and Windows RT app to sync your new Windows Phone 8 devices with and they’ve now released a version for Windows 7. Confused yet? Well you can get the Windows program …

Microsoft Surface with Windows RT – Initial Impressions

A lot has been said about Windows 8 recently. A lot of it has been negative and mainly about the metro new tiled interface. I didn’t buy into any of the negativity and when the Surface with RT tablets came up for pre-order I went ahead and ordered …

Surface Shipping – So we can see them soon.. ish

  We hadn’t mentioned it earlier, but Microsoft UK managed to sell out of the stock it had available for pre-orders of the 32Gb Surface. So out of the three options (32Gb, 32Gb with touch cover, and 64Gb with touch cover), the first two options are off the …

Windows 8 Launch Webcast Live at 1830

So after what seems like an age (well to me anyway) it seems we are here… Come join the webcast now to find what, if anything, new things MS have to offer. View the video by skipping forward to the first blue line on the video below (1.17).

Samsung Ativ Smart PC and Smart PC Pro up for pre order

The 26th of October is getting ever closer. The internet has been filled with mediocre reviews of the Windows RT tablets and people are wondering quite how much the real Windows 8 tablets are going to cost. Well UK based online retailer Misco have started to take pre-orders …

Xbox Smartglass coming to Windows Phone very soon

Yes I just said Xbox. Xbox has become more than just a brand of a console. It is know the unifying multimedia centre that holds together the Xbox console, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 and Windows RT. It offers a wide range of films, tv, music and of …