With Windows 8, Microsoft have started down the road to platform unification. I’ve spoken before on what the end game would be for a unified Microsoft – Phone, Tablets, Bing, Xbox, PC’s, Laptops, Servers etc all communicating with each other via cloud based web services. I started thinking about what our lives would look...

New Windows 8 Wallpaper New Windows 8 Metro Screenshot Win8china.com is reporting that there are a bunch of new Windows 8 screenshots that are different from the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. There are obviously some new wallpapers but they also show slight differences in the tile structure in the Metro interface. Hard...

Bing has launched a massive redesign of its services. They have reorganized their search pages to reflect 3 new columns. Standard Search This form of Bing is the results that you know or don’t, but if you have used Bing, this is what you likely are familiar with already. Snapshot This is the new action column. Fusing...

It is no secret that Windows XP way outlasted its intended timeframe, with much of the credit going to the massive failure that was Windows Vista. When Windows 7 finally arrived, many users hesitantly started to make the move away from the aging XP, but many more still have yet to make such a move. If you’ve considered...

This is too funny. Rafael Rivera tweeted this and I got a real kick from it. It’s a link on MSDN where some user is complaining about a bug they have working on…. the Windows 8 Release Preview. Maybe it’s a Microsoft developer or a leak user but it’s funny because…what the heck are we meant to do with that information?

When it rains, it pours. I got an email from a rep at Digiarty software notifying me that they are giving away their award winning dvd ripping software WinX DVD Ripper Platinum – version 6.8.5. WinX DVD Ripper Platinum is the best DVD ripper in the market. Fully compatible with Windows 8 and other Windows systems, it...

In a new post on the Windows 8 Development Blog, Microsoft talk about the new NTFS health model for Windows 8 and their redesigned tool for disk corruption detection and fixing, the chkdsk utility The post was authored by Kiran Bangalore, a program manager on their Windows 8 core system team. Basically their key...

Speaking at the Global Influencer Summit, executive vice president of HP’s Personal Systems group, Todd Bradley, affirmed that the firm will work with partners to gain a foothold in the tablet market. “Our strategy is around partnering with Microsoft and bringing Windows 8 tablets to the market place. It’s not to say...

I met Manan Kakkar in the press room at the Microsoft BUILD conference last September. Manan is a soft spoken tech writer who writes about technology for ZDNet, Techie Buzz and my his blog Being Manan. He’s a Microsoft MVP for Windows Desktop (2009, 2010 & 2011) and he just finished his masters degree in Information...

OK this is getting quite ridiculous. Recently, we have been flooded with free software from vendors for you guys to the point where I have 4 months of free software to give out every week. This week, my friend Jean at Aomeitech has given us 5 free licenses of their software Aomei Partition Assistant Professional...