There are some that believe that in going full touch on its operating systems, Microsoft might have put the desktop on the backburner. While it may seem like so on first look, the reality is quite different. The upcoming Windows 8.1 Update 1 puts the focus back on the desktop for keyboard/mouse users with the variety...

Tired of all the Windows Phone 8.1 updates? What, already? The fun is just starting! Microsoft opened up the SDK of the upcoming mobile operating system to developers recently, and details have been coming out at a sustained pace. One of the more useful features that was rumored to be part of this OS refresh is a...

Fans of the Windows Phone mobile operating system can finally rejoice. Microsoft seems to be readying a whole bunch of different features, some small, and others large — literally, that is. We already got our first detailed look at the notification center a little while back. And now it seems that users might soon be...

It is remarkable to think that keyboards related issues have made a rather large part of the Windows 8.1 Preview bug reports. Then again, considering the myriad of hardware vendors and tons of languages the OS supports, this may not be all that surprising. Microsoft has already rolled out a number of updates for the...

The latest firmware update that Microsoft just rolled out for its Surface tablets on Patch Tuesday is one that should not be missed. In addition to several performance enhancements, it also introduced support for keyboard shortcuts. These new keyboard shortcuts include ones that are often used on traditional Windows...

Windows Phone 8 arrived with a range of enhancements in all areas, large and small. One of the bigger changes in the new OS is what Microsoft calls ‘Word Flow’, a range of enhancements on Windows Phone 8 that provide corrections and suggestions to users as they type. The auto-correction abilities of Windows Phone now...

Oops! I forgot to tell you about the On-Screen Keyboard. This is another keyboard available through Windows 8. You can access it by typing “On-Screen keyboard” on your Start screen. To add its icon to both the Start screen and the Taskbar right click on it and select “Add to Taskbar” and “Pin to Start”. This...

Continuing my investigation into the Touch Keyboard,  I checked out the Handwriting keyboard. This seems to be a misnomer for it as there are no keys at all! Using my Surface tablet I tried writing with the mouse but found it a bit jerky. So I tried a finger. Despite adding more finger-marks to those already on...

In this blog I’ll cover what I’ve learnt about the Windows 8 Touch keyboard. There are several different types of touch keyboards available with Windows 8 providing you have a touch screen. The Touch Screen is available for the conventional touch screen computer and of course for the Surface tablet. The Touch Keyboard...

We’ve already heard about audio issues with the Surface RT. Microsoft said these might have to due with the Touch accessory and are giving out replacements as needed. Unfortunately that’s not the only issue that seems to plague the new Touch Cover accessories. Several owners of the Touch Cover are now reporting that the...