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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...

Report: Acer releasing updated Iconia W3 8-inch tablet, improving the terrible display

Report: Acer releasing updated Iconia W3 8-inch tablet, improving the terrible display

Daniel Rubino 48

Like most people who picked up an Iconia W3 8-inch tablet, running full Windows 8 on an Intel Atom processor, we loved the concept but recoiled at some of the execution.  We’ve joked in the past that Acer has two design teams: A and B with the former being responsible for the S7 and R7 (gorgeous devices) and the B team overseeing the less-than-pretty W510 and W3. Forgetting the looks of...

Surface 5 in 1 Adapter Review: Plug more things into your Surface or Windows 8 tablet

Surface 5 in 1 Adapter Review: Plug more things into your Surface or Windows 8 tablet

Paul Acevedo 64

Having recently acquired both the Surface Pro and RT tablets at Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference, I’m now fully prepared to bring you a variety of Surface accessory reviews. The first of these is the Microsoft Surface 5-in-1 Adapter from Juiced Systems. The 5-in-1 Adapter is designed for the Surface Pro and RT, though it could also be used with other Windows 8 tablets that have...

Review: Lenovo Ideapad Lynx Windows 8 Tablet, a more budget friendly option

Review: Lenovo Ideapad Lynx Windows 8 Tablet, a more budget friendly option

George Ponder 49

There is a modest assortment of Windows 8 tablets available these days. We've taken a look at the Microsoft Surface, the Acer Iconia W510, and the Samsung ATIV Smart PC500 and find them all to be capable Windows 8 tablets.  We now turn our sights on the Lenovo Lynx Windows 8 Ideapad. The Lynx is a 11.6" tablet that is well built but one of the more budget friendly tablets available. The...

Updates for Windows 8.1 Preview fix app crashes, improve compatibility and more

Updates for Windows 8.1 Preview fix app crashes, improve compatibility and more

Sam Sabri 89

If you’re running the preview of Windows 8.1 on a machine you’re well aware of the fact that this is basically beta software. And with that said, you’ve probably encounter a few problems here and there. That’s why Microsoft supplies somewhat fast and frequent updates for Windows 8.1 during this period. There’s one important and four recommended updates you might want to install. Hit up...

Windows 8.1 apps don't want to close - "tombstoning" is the new cool

Windows 8.1 apps don't want to close - "tombstoning" is the new cool

Michael Archambault 87

If you are geeky as we are, you have already downloaded and installed Microsoft’s latest operating system update – Windows 8.1 Consumer Preview. As you enjoy the latest software goodies from Redmond, you might notice that the behavior of closed Windows 8 apps have changed slightly. In the past, dragging an application down from the top would completely close the application and remove...

How do the Charms work with multiple apps running on Windows 8.1? Here’s how.

How do the Charms work with multiple apps running on Windows 8.1? Here’s how.

Sam Sabri 107

While we use this weekend to recover from the whirlwind that is //BUILD/, there is still plenty of news to discuss from the past week. A preview of Windows 8.1 was released to everyone in attendance at Build and to anyone willing to try it out around the globe. Microsoft stressed that Windows 8.1 is just Windows 8, but refined. And in the short few days we’ve been playing we’re going to...