Is this the beginning of the end for live tiles? We have some new intelligence that Microsoft wants to get rid of live tiles for Windows Lite, and instead go with a static Start Menu. News has been slowly trickling out for this new version of the operating system that is in development behind closed doors at...

Looks like Microsoft is aiming big! The company is said to be working on Windows Lite, an operating system that it hopes takes the fight to the Chrome OS platform. Redmond has toyed around with the idea of a lighter operating system for a while now. First with Windows RT and then with Windows 10 S. However,...

Schools, not just in the United States, apparently, are choosing Chromebooks, and not Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 with Bing devices. According to Google, that is. The search engine giant has finally responded to the Chromebook assault by Redmond. Presiding over the Global Education Symposium, a gathering of...

There is no shortage of voices that claim Chromebooks are basically useless. For power use, at least. These affordable laptops do not have the necessary array of productivity applications. And that is without getting into the debate that you need to be connected to the Internet to use them, although Google...

The world of Windows 8.1 tablets just got a fair bit more interesting these past few months, and it seems that the good stuff is yet to come, with more and more companies jumping in. Now there is word that LG might be launch its very own solutions — better in early, I say. The company has found good success...

Low end hardware. Barely any onboard storage. Limited software support. These are some of the things that come to mind when one mentions Chromebooks. But times are changing. And they are changing fast — as this Acer device, with an Intel Core i3 CPU shows. Dell has become the newest company that believes...

Chromebooks. Microsoft really does not think too highly of these devices, as is evident from the various signals coming from Redmond. From company officials to Scroogled campaigns, Microsoft have made it clear that these devices are downright limiting. There is no Office for productivity, the company says, no...

Microsoft is facing a number of threats from all quarters, and recent steps like free licenses of Windows and Windows Phone for OEMs are a good way to combat some of them. However, Chromebooks present a sustained danger, as these devices are steadily gaining traction. In fact, one large company has just...

The first major patent coup of the year! Microsoft and Dell have entered into an agreement relating to intellectual property that will see both companies license each other’s patents, going forward. Microsoft announced this in a press release, with Horacio Gutierrez, corporate vice president and deputy...

Acer. The hardware company that lives in the hearts and minds of Windows 8 users. Or not. The company has made some radical choices in the past, starting with its unadulterated criticism of Microsoft’s newest operating system. But another totally out of the ordinary thing Acer has done is gone on to create...