As you have probably noticed, Windows 8 has a pretty cool looking user interface. It’s also completely new. Microsoft has done away with the Start Menu and replaced it with a Start Screen instead. The Start Screen runs what is called a Metro user interface which is also used on Windows Phone 7. The Metro user...

A few days ago Microsoft revealed some details about its upcoming Windows 8 app store. It will use the same marketing model as Apple 30% cut for Microsoft, and a 70% cut for developers. A feature that is unlike Apple is that it also allows for open source apps to be distributed in the store. A developer can...

So we all know that Windows 8 will boot a lot faster than previous versions of Windows. It will boot in about ten seconds (That’s compared to what could be anywhere from forty-five seconds to five minutes in previous versions.) Sure Google’s Chrome OS can boot in 9 seconds, but who’s using Chrome OS? The fast...

So, the market leader of tablets right now is the iPad and they start at $499 for their cheapest model which has 16 gigabytes (GB) of flash storage and just WiFi as the wireless communications radio. But you can get one at as much as $829 that has 3G (from either Verizon or AT&T) and 64 GB of storage. In my...

On Tuesday December 9th, Microsoft revealed details about its Windows 8 store, which will be released this February. Microsoft is following Apple’s footsteps with Windows 8, one many would say is taking people away from the traditional freedom of getting or selling apps wherever customer or developers want. In...

Extended monitors have been a growing trend for the past few years for techies, gamers, movie producers, and anyone else who needs the screen real estate that two monitors provide. Extended monitors can be anything from an external monitor that you hook up to your computer, to an actual TV. But Microsoft...

If anyone remembers, Asus stated the whole netbook revolution back in 2007 with their Eee PC. Netbooks became one of the easiest ways to get a cheap, portable computer with basically the same functions as any other computer. After Apple introduced the iPad, netbook sales sank fast. I still have a netbook that...

Do you remember how back in September there was a big debate over whether Windows 8 ARM tablets would have the link (otherwise known as an app) to the desktop in the Metro user interface? And as a matter of fact, on the demos of the ARM tablets running Windows 8, there was a Desktop app. So naturally we...

Intel has always been very supportive of Microsoft and Windows, but now it seems that they are a bit more than supportive. They actually seem excited. Thrilled even. At a  Credit Suisse technology conference, Intel CEO Paul Otellini said that Windows 8 was “one of the best things that’s ever happened to our...

So far, this week has been a tough one for Microsoft’s Windows 8 team. Forrester released their report that fewer consumers want a Windows 8 tablet when one does finally come out. A lot fewer consumers actually. The difference from this quarter to last quarter was 21%. Also the fact that Windows 8 ARM laptops...