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How Windows 8 Surprised Me

  I recently got a Windows 8 tablet and yes, I like it! I’ve been using Windows since the days of 3.0 (yes, I’m that old) but when I first heard about 8.0, I wasn’t exactly thrilled. Most of what I heard was negative and no start button? Really? When I got a new laptop last fall more »

LaCie Debuts Largest Range of Thunderbolt Solutions

At the recent NAB Show in Las Vegas, LaCie announced it has the largest range of Thunderbolt solutions certified for use with Thunderbolt equipped Macs or PCs. As the preeminent provider of Thunderbolt peripherals, LaCie is the only manufacturer to ensure five products in its Thunderbolt Series are compatible with Mac OS X and Windows 7 and more »

Pandora Comes to Windows 8, Ad-free for the rest of 2013

Today, internet radio service Pandora just extended it’s reach to include Windows 8 phones, releasing a dedicated app for the platform. For the rest of the 2013 calendar year, Pandora will provide ad-free customized radio on Windows 8 devices, courtesy of Microsoft. The app comes with a couple of rather boring “platform-exclusive” features, i.e.: Live more »

Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 10 Preview for Windows 7

Those rocking Windows 7 and looking to check out the latest in terms of Internet Explorer, Microsoft has a release for you — Internet Explorer 10 Preview. Yup, the preview edition of IE10 has come available for Windows 7 users. The browser can be downloaded from the Microsoft Downloads website (link below). For those who more »

ViewSonic ViewPad 97i PRO with Windows 7 quietly unveiled by way of eBay

ViewSonic announced the ViewPad 97i PRO tablet earlier in the month. Of course, at that time the availability was limited to those in China. And well, based on this recently discovered eBay listing, the company seems to have quietly launched the ViewPad 97i PRO for those in the US market. This particular tablet is sporting more »

Recently purchased Windows 7? Here is how you can get your $15 copy of Windows 8

It looks like Microsoft has opened up the Windows Upgrade Offer, which for those not familiar — this is a method of getting Windows 8 Pro at a deeply discounted price. Well, that is assuming you have recently purchased (or will be purchasing) a Windows 7 computer. The offer is simple enough, provided you have more »

Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A now available with Amazon; arrives with a 13.3-inch display and priced from $1150

As many had expected, Asus has brought the Zenbook UX31A notebook lineup to the US market. The notebooks, which are priced from as low as $1150 are available by way of Amazon. These models all feature 13.3-inch displays and are powered by Intel Core i5 or i7 processors and running Windows 7. The shipping and more »

600 million; the number of Windows 7 licenses that have been sold by Microsoft

Coming out of Computex 2012, Microsoft’s Steve Guggenheimer offered up some sales figures for Windows 7. Guggenheimer stated that Microsoft has now sold more than 600 million licenses of Windows 7. The OS was originally available in October 2009 and managed to climb to 240 million in sales during the first year of availability. After more »

Acer Aspire S5 ultrabook now available for pre-order with the Microsoft Store, has an expected ship date of June 25th

Acer may have originally announced the Aspire S5 during CES, but the good news as of today — the Windows 7 running ultrabook has officially come available for pre-order. The Aspire S5 is available by way of the Microsoft Store where the price is $1,399. Specifically, the model is the Acer Aspire S5-391-9860. In terms more »

Does anybody care for operating systems anymore?

Operating systems are the source of countless debates in geek culture. Each of the three major OSs have grown a loyal user-base, and when time comes to fend off any slanderous allegations, fanboys are there to support their platform of choice. Stephen Vaughn from Computerworld is positing that operating systems are becoming an afterthought for more »

Facebook is testing a Chat and Ticker app for Windows 7

Facebook has quietly started testing a new way of interacting with friends on your desktop without visiting the Facebook website. Some select users today have started seeing prompts to download Messenger for Windows to bring the Chat and Ticker sideboard right to their Windows 7 desktops. The new app is fairly straightforward, it takes the more »

Toshiba introduces a new 23-inch All-In-One desktop

The holidays are almost here, so expect a ton of new announcements in the coming weeks. Today’s announcement comes from Toshiba in the form of a new All-In-One desktop PC, the DX735. The Toshiba DX735 is a 23-inch All-In-One that’s designed to be not just a computer, but an entertainment hub. The 23-inch display has more »