First things first, the rendition of the Windows 8 Smartphone above is not an actual Microsoft product.  It comes from the fertile imagination of Jonas Daehnert, an industrial designer, who was inspired by the Surface. That being out of the way, I’ll proceed to share why I feel we are very likely only a few...

First things first, the rendition of the Windows 8 Smartphone above is not an actual Microsoft product.  It comes from the fertile imagination of Jonas Daehnert, an industrial designer, who was inspired by the Surface. That being out of the way, I’ll proceed to share why I feel we are very likely only a few...

As reported by CNET, a new study by Goldman Sachs titled, “Clash of the titans,” paints Apple as dominant in the smartphone-tablet arena, with Microsoft and Google facing an uphill climb in the market. The 75-page study, which was based on internal survey results says Google and Microsoft will be...

Google has just announced that new users of Google Docs will now have to pay for the previously-free service.  The minimum tier will now cost $50/year. Office 365, which was released in June, 2011 is Microsoft’s answer to Google Docs.  These productivity apps represent part of each company’s ecosystem that...

I just read a great article in Computerworld by Mike Elgan about Microsoft doing what was once unthinkable – competing with its partners. In the old days, the roles were pretty simple, Elgan asserts. Microsoft created the OS and OEMs made the hardware. Fairly easy for all parties to understand. Folks like...

Earlier in the year, several in the computer industry labeled the newly-announced Surface as a strategic mistake by Microsoft. One prominent critic, Michael Saylor – founder and CEO of business intelligence vendor MicroStrategy – said the move by Microsoft was desperate would only alienate both its partners and...

The Microsoft Surface may have not been out very long but the 10-inch competition is already dramatically changing. No longer does the Surface has to compete with only the iPad, there is the Samsung-built Google Nexus 10 thrown in the mix as well. At the same time, having flagship offerings from Apple, Google...

OK I should have gotten to this earlier but there’s been a lot of stuff going on. A couple of weeks ago, Uniblue gave me 5 licenses for me to give out in the competition of my choice. Here are the winners of that contest: Christopher Wood Amanda Petrosky Dennis Akue Michael Sarvesh Motihari Danny...

If you are willing to build creative and innovative Windows 8 apps, Qualcomm is willing to give you money. In a new contest on their developer site, Qualcomm are paying $200,000 to five winners in prizes and marketing support for the development of exceptional Windows 8 applications. From the...

So there’s obviously been a lot of discussion on the web about Windows 8. We’ve heard that a lot of people love what they have seen so far with both the Developer Preview and the Consumer Preview. Here at Windows8update.com, we decided that we’d like to hear from you about why you’re excited about Windows 8. To...