Tag: windows-8

US$999 Ideapad Yoga 2 Pro is a quirky Windows 8.1 Ultraboook with an Ultra-HD Screen
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US$999 Ideapad Yoga 2 Pro is a quirky Windows 8.1 Ultraboook with an Ultra-HD Screen

Looks like I’m in love again with yet another bargain deal of a Laptop. At US$999 for a Lenovo Ideapad Yoga 2 Pro, once you get used to the tongue-twisting name, really grows on you when you realize what you've just bought. With Windows 8 Laptops apparently popular with Jamaicans and Caribbean nationals, I suspect I’ll start encountering this quirky Hybrid Laptop/Tablet Computers on the road pretty soon, so why not review one? I’ve been scoping out Laptops online and this one impresses the hell out of me as for some reason as it reminds me of the HP Chromebook 11 in terms of its build quality. At this low price of US$999 for an Ultrabook, it’s an amazing deal as Ultrabook are usually is priced in the US$1499 to US$2999 Price range. Although it’s on a bit on the pricey side, this clamsh...
Windows Phone 8 – Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 Officially Announced
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Windows Phone 8 – Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 Officially Announced

Nokia today announced the Nokia Lumia 920 and theNokia Lumia 820, the first devices in Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 range. The Nokia Lumia 920 is the flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone, including the latest advances in Nokia PureView imaging innovation. Using advanced floating lens technology, the camera in the Nokia Lumia 920 is able to take in five times more light than competing smartphones without using flash, making it possible to capture clear, bright pictures and video indoors and at night. It also compensates for hand movement while the photo is being taken. “Nokia PureView continues to deliver cutting-edge technology to make it possible for a smartphone camera to take the kind of images usually only seen on a standalone SLR camera,” said Jo Harlow, executive vice president of Nokia...
Meet the new Windows 8 Aspire S7 Ultrabook
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Meet the new Windows 8 Aspire S7 Ultrabook

Acer today introduces its newest premium Windows® 8 Ultrabook™ devices - the Aspire S7 Series - at Computex Taipei. Available in two sizes, 13.3-inch and 11.6-inch, these are the thinnest and smallest, respectively, Full HD touch Ultrabooks™. Both feature a sleek aluminum metallic unibody design and provide a more engrossing computing experience. The larger model additionally sports a glossy, sculpted glass cover, delivering a trendy and elegant appearance. With the aluminum unibody design, the S7 Ultrabooks™ are exceptionally slim and light, yet durable enough to handle the rigors of everyday use. The 13.3-inch model offers up to 12 hours of battery life, while the 11.6-inch model can run for up to 9 hours, to ensure a full day of on-demand productivity and media consumption from a sin...
Windows 8 Editions Announced
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Windows 8 Editions Announced

Windows 8 is only a few months away with Microsoft aiming for an autumn 2012 release. They recently announced on the Indows Team Blog that there will be three editions or "flavors" if you will of the upcoming Windows 8 operatiing system. They are Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro and... Windows RT, really... Windows RT? when I first read the name I thought Windows RT didn't seem to mesh well with the other names and it seems I was not alone as the interwebs is now buzzing with discussions related to Micirisofts choice of Using Windows RT. Windows RT is designed for ARM-designed chips (tablets) while Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro are for Intel based chips. Excerpt of the blogpost on the Windows team blog below. Read the full post as well as the details and differences between the different versions...
Windows 7 trumps Windows XP for Pole Position – Windows 8 Cloudy Future
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Windows 7 trumps Windows XP for Pole Position – Windows 8 Cloudy Future

This just in, my dear readers! Windows 7 is now the No. 1 Operating System for WinTel (Windows and Intel) machines worldwide. This after bearing the dominance of the Windows XP OS, which has held that position for the last ten (10) years, a testament ironically more to the power of software piracy than the quality of the OS! Personally I find this all surprising, as it was only a six (6) months ago that Windows XP was King of the Hill, according to the Statistics of Consumer Report in April 2011AD the US of A. But statistics never lie and analyst and Web Statistician StatCounter handy graphic shows when the break even point occurred between the months of October 2010AD to September 2011AD. For those with a penchant for words, here is the October 2011AD stats rap sheet: Windows 7 ...
Preview of Windows 8 User interface [Video]
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Preview of Windows 8 User interface [Video]

Coinciding with Microsoft Windows president Steven Sinofsky's keynote at D9 Conference, Microsoft has released a video that gives a quick sample of the user interface in the next windows release being called "Windows 8" which expected to be released sometime in mid 2012. The video features Jensen Harris who is the Director of Program Management for the Windows User Experience Team. This is the first a many videos expected from Microsoft covering the various aspects of Windows 8 and more videos will be released up until the final product ships. Excerpt from the release and video below for your reading and viewing pleasure. Today, at the D9 Conference, we demonstrated the next generation of Windows, internally code-named “Windows 8,” for the first time. Windows 8 is a re-imagining of Wi...
IE10 to be the first stake in Microsoft Vista’s coffin
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IE10 to be the first stake in Microsoft Vista’s coffin

A lot of people received a not so welcomed surprise (myself included) when they realized that the recently released Internet Explorer 9 was not compatible with Windows XP (yes I still have Windows XP installed at home). Internet Explorer 10 is in development and Microsoft has announced that Windows Vista will not be supported. Microsoft has been aggressively promoting the idea that a browser is only as good as the operating system it runs on, and that by extension, browsers that run on older OSes are sub-standard. “Windows Vista customers have a great browsing experience with IE9,” says Microsoft in a statement, “but in building IE10 we are focused on continuing to drive the kind of innovation that only happens when you take advantage of the ongoing improvements in modern operating...