Statistics sure do have a consoling, comforting and reassuring side to them. While the days of frequent program crashes are behind us, applications still do give up on users and crash every now and then. Every now and then as in 1.85 times per week on average. This is according to the latest report published by...

CNET’s Eric Franklin has done a great review of the Microsoft Surface RT.  He shows the dual nature of the OS, with the tiled-based Start interface and old Windows interface. Franklin repeats the common refrain that the Surface’s 3 main problems are: 1) Apps  2) Apps and 3) Apps.  He describes Apps as...

The Surface Pro is almost impossible to find at the Microsoft Store and elsewhere A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft launched their in-house tablet computers – the Surface RT and Surface Pro – with much fanfare. The Surface RT is based on the low-power ARM processor and lacks the ability to run native Windows 8...

Microsoft’s new OS, Windows 8 was designed (some would say, primarily designed) to work on tablets and smartphones.  A version of the OS, Windows RT, was engineered to work on the ARM processor, a departure from the Intel family that all Windows OSs previously had run on. Windows 8 RT powers one version of the...

Recently, we’ve been posting more and more updates about Windows 8 applications and the number of applications in the Windows Store. It suddenly occurred to me that there is one company that has been totally silent about Windows 8 – Facebook. Windows 8, arguably one of the largest software paradigm shifts in history is...

My good buddy Wes Miller is doing a valuable public service on behalf of the Windows 8 community. On his site WinAppUpdate.com, he’s keeping track of how many apps are available in the Microsoft store. From his site today: As of today, the Windows Store has 3,610 Windows Store apps available for purchase or free...

Back in March I took a pretty deep look at the many great apps (particularly games) that were starting to surface for Windows 8 Consumer Preview and came to the conclusion that there were many great casual games out there. This is important because with tablet users, casual gaming and general Internet usage tend to be...

This week, Mozilla’s Madhava Enros posted up an online slide presentation showing some mockups of the Windows 8 Metro version of its Firefox web browser Another side showed what a typical web page might look like running under Firefox for Windows 8 Metro. Firefox for Windows 8 Metro – Web Page Finally, the a slide...

There are many different opinions when it comes to Metro and Windows 8. My personal opinion is mixed, but I certainly see potential in Windows 8 if they can win fans over to the new UI changes. The key to this is without a doubt within the amount of high-quality apps that arrive for the operating system. Sure, apps...