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Acer Launches 8-inch Iconia W4 Tablet: Windows 8.1, Bay Trail and Improved Screen at $330

Acer Launches 8-inch Iconia W4 Tablet: Windows 8.1, Bay Trail and Improved Screen at $330

The wave of Intel Bay Trail devices grows, as Acer makes official its Iconia W4 tablet, which is an improved successor to the Iconia W3, and is Acer’s second 8-inch tablet. Intel’s Bay Trail chips seem to be getting along very well with Windows 8.1, which has just been made official by Microsoft. Acer didn’t see too many sales with the […]

     
 
 

Intel’s Haswell Chips Pushing Windows RT into Oblivion

Intel’s Haswell Chips Pushing Windows RT into Oblivion

Intel has started shipping the fourth generation Haswell chips for tablets, which brings power-efficient processors and hence much better battery life to Windows tablets. According to IDG, Intel has now started shipping new low-power, fourth-generation Core i3 processors, including one that draws as little as 4.5 watts of power in specific usage scenarios. These new Haswell processors could go into […]

     
 
 

Windows 8.1: What’s New

Windows 8.1: What’s New

Just a while back, at Microsoft’s //build/ conference, Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, announced that Windows 8.1 will be available to download starting today. For those that are not aware, Windows 8.1 will be an update to Windows 8 rather than a full OS as some voices assumed and it will also come in the shape of a customer preview. […]

 
     
 
 

10 Little Known Windows 8 Features

10 Little Known Windows 8 Features

Windows 8 has been around for some time now, and in this period, users have found most of the hidden features that it has. Although these features offer access to more tools and an overall better experience, there are still many Windows 8 users that do not use them simply because they don’t know exactly how to enable them. Today, […]

     
 
 

What is Windows Blue and What Does it Mean for us?

What is Windows Blue and What Does it Mean for us?

Those who followed the news recently have no doubt heard about Windows Blue, and all those rumors related to Microsoft’s new OS version. While speculations have been floating quite for some time, with sources even claiming that this might be Windows 9, a completely new release which should sweeten sales for Microsoft, all the madness stopped when the Redmond-based giant […]

 
     
 
 

DailyApp: Twitter (Windows 8): a Swipe of Twitter on the Tiles!

DailyApp: Twitter (Windows 8): a Swipe of Twitter on the Tiles!

When it comes to apps, Windows 8 has been high on quantity, but relatively more grounded in terms of quality. And one of the apps whose absence seemed particularly glaring and galling in equal measure was the official representative of the microblogging site supreme – Twitter. So there was cheering aplenty when it was announced that an official app for […]

     
 
 

Windows 9 in Sight: Will Microsoft Abandon Windows 8 that Fast?

Windows 9 in Sight: Will Microsoft Abandon Windows 8 that Fast?

Although Windows 8 is not that old and yet to receive a major service pack, it seems that Microsoft has already started working on the next version of the operating system. News about Windows 9 have circulated on the web, but now they have surfaced on the official channel. If you were thinking of a grand unveiling from Microsoft or […]

     
 
 

How to Quickly Start and Shutdown Windows 8 PC

How to Quickly Start and Shutdown Windows 8 PC

Windows 8 is all about speed: low memory consumption, fast app opening times, almost instant start-up from hibernation and power optimization to the best. Unfortunately, the latest Microsoft-made operating system comes with a few downsides, one of them affecting the shutdown function. As you may have already noticed, the new UI formerly known as Metro is pretty much the foreground […]

     
 
 

Daily App: News Bento (Windows 8) – Windows 8 gets its Flipboard?

Daily App: News Bento (Windows 8) – Windows 8 gets its Flipboard?

Blame it on Flipboard. The app that made it big on the iPad has pretty much redefined our expectations from newsreading apps, pulling us away from the text-heavy RSS feeds of yore and tossing us into territory that looks more like a digital news magazine than anything else. The result: scarcely does a new platform pop up on the horizon […]

     
 
 

Daily App: MINE for Facebook (Windows 8) – Facebook, the Win 8 way

Daily App: MINE for Facebook (Windows 8) – Facebook, the Win 8 way

Windows 8 has been out and about for a while, but so far there has been no sign of THE social network (the one owned by the mighty Zuck) deigning to grace the OS with an official app. Of course, Facebook addicts can still get their fix by the simplest method of all – heading over to the browser and […]