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[UPDATE] German government calls security within Windows 8 "unacceptable" – continues switching their machines over to Linux

[UPDATE] German government calls security within Windows 8 "unacceptable" – continues switching their machines over to Linux

Michael Archambault 96

Do you trust Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8? If you are the Federal Republic of Germany, the answer to that question is "no". Last week internal documents from IT professionals within the government showed a strong rejection of the new operating system calling it "unacceptable for the federal administration and the operators of critical infrastructure". The German...

Lenovo goes behind Microsoft's back – preinstalls "Pokki Start Menu" software

Lenovo goes behind Microsoft's back – preinstalls "Pokki Start Menu" software

Michael Archambault 127

The disappearance of a Start button and traditional Start Menu from Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8, has been controversial. Many users who have been using the software for years feel discombobulated when trying to find their list of installed applications in the new OS. While most OEMs are hoping Windows 8.1’s decision to reintegrate a Start button will clam user...

Pinterest is asking about your interest in official Windows Phone and Windows 8 apps

Pinterest is asking about your interest in official Windows Phone and Windows 8 apps

Daniel Rubino 109

You may not believe it but in the U.S., Pinterest is the third most popular social network behind Facebook and Twitter. Worldwide it has an estimated 70 million users (70% of which are female). That makes it a big player in the social network universe and one that should not be ignored. Because of those numbers, it’s worth pointing out that there is no official Windows Phone or Windows...

Windows 8.1 Build 9471 leaks - apps get redesigned and new frills are added

Windows 8.1 Build 9471 leaks - apps get redesigned and new frills are added

Michael Archambault 73

Windows 8.1 Build 9471 has just leaked to the internet and shows a few new changes to the anticipated update for Microsoft’s operating system. Build 9471 is a confidential build and those with Windows 8.1 Consumer Preview installed will not be seeing it in Windows Update anytime soon. New features to the operating system include an updated Help section with tips on how to use Windows 8...

Sony announces new ruby red coloring for select Windows laptops - Duo, Pro, and Fit

Sony announces new ruby red coloring for select Windows laptops - Duo, Pro, and Fit

Michael Archambault 30

If you are a Windows Phone fan, there is a good chance you are a fan of vibrant colors. I myself am a lover of the color red and keep my vibrant Nokia Lumia 920 on me at all times. Today, Sony has announced a new addition of ruby red Windows PCs. For those wondering, the brightly colored machines are not a part of the (RED) ™ charity. Sony has announced three models in the high gloss...

Halo: Spartan Assault among first Havok powered games on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

Halo: Spartan Assault among first Havok powered games on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

Sam Sabri 57

We’ve been enjoying Halo: Spartan Assault on both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 the past few weeks. How about you? We’re a handful of weeks away from the first update to the title that will bring support for 512MB devices on Windows Phone. If you’re on Windows 8 playing the game you’ll be using your Xbox 360 controller then. We also suspect either new levels or more game modes. Of...

Evidence of Windows 8 apps on Xbox One presumably in front of us the whole time

Evidence of Windows 8 apps on Xbox One presumably in front of us the whole time

Sam Sabri 60

It’s no secret that your Xbox One will be more than just a game console when it launches later this year. There’s of course the media aspects that are being expanded on from the Xbox 360, namely video and music capabilities. But it could be so much more than with rumors and hints of Windows 8 apps and games working on the machine. The latest fuel to the fire comes from Justin Angel who...

SkyDrive gets more robust for online users, adds high DPI photo support, native text file editor, and more

SkyDrive gets more robust for online users, adds high DPI photo support, native text file editor, and more

Sam Sabri 56

Three screens and a cloud is a powerful idea that is moving the technology industry forward. Each ecosystem has its own idea of how that cloud should look and function. If you’re in the Microsoft camp you’re probably using SkyDrive as your cloud. The latest update for the web version of SkyDrive just became even more awesome with high DPI support and much, much more. If you use...

Microsoft claims nearly 5% of tablet marketshare, Apple and Google still far ahead

Microsoft claims nearly 5% of tablet marketshare, Apple and Google still far ahead

Sam Sabri 147

It’s hard to ignore the tablet category of computing devices. The iPad made them accessible to the mainstream with a relatively easy and familiar interface combined with sensible form factor. Since the first iPad releasing back in early 2010 we’ve seen the tablet segment explode with many platforms and players all wanting a piece of the pie. Nearly a year and a half after the iPad...

Review: Lenovo's IdeaCentre B540, an all-in-one for the entertainment lover

Review: Lenovo's IdeaCentre B540, an all-in-one for the entertainment lover

Michael Archambault 37

It’s not hard to see that Microsoft latest operating system, Windows 8, screams for a computer with a built in touchscreen. This week we took a look at Lenovo’s latest IdeaCentre all-in-one, the B540, to see what the Chinese multinational technology company had up their sleeves. Design Upon pulling the 23 inch multimedia touchscreen PC from its box, you see exactly what you were...