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June 3, 2013  10:24 AM

In Wake of Computex, First Surface Pro 2 Hints Start Circulating



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

OK, so it doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand that MS has to do something to boost Surface Pro battery life, not only to establish parity with other emerging Windows 8 tablets, but also to help level the playing field with ARM-based Apple and Android tablets, too. That's what makes this...

May 27, 2013  11:23 AM

Could AMD really leapfrog Intel with its new graphics-intensive mobile CPUs?



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Well, well, well. It's been forever since the worm turned and AMD got a leg up on Intel--almost seven years, in fact, since the introduction of Intel's Core family of processors whipped the daylights out of AMD and gave them the undisputed processor crown they've worn exclusively ever since then....


May 24, 2013  11:07 AM

Analysis of Windows 8.1 “Blue” APIs Reveals Cool Coming Attractions



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Over at PC World, Mark Hachman reports on a terrific bit...


May 23, 2013  9:58 AM

Soluto Survey Shows Only Minimal Use of Tile-based Windows 8 Apps



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Call them "Windows Store apps," "Modern UI apps," or even "Metro apps," the latest monthly report from Soluto reveals that these apps don't figure much into how actual...


May 20, 2013  1:05 PM

Surprising Difficulty in Killing Initial Windows 8 Login Account



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

As I mentioned in my last blog post, I've been setting up and breaking in a new touch-screen...


May 17, 2013  11:52 AM

Breaking In a New Tablet/Ultrabook: Dell XPS12



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

I’m working with some staff at Dell, and with a loaner XPS12 convertible tablet/ultrabook running Windows 8, to explore ways to boost the usability and productivity gains (both personal and professional) that access to such nice gear can deliver.


May 15, 2013  12:15 PM

Preparing Surplus PCs for Loaner Use in the Classroom



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

For the past year, I've had the pleasure of knowing that my son's 3rd grade class had the use of two extra laptops I had laying around unused for daily use in surfing the web, taking reading tests, visiting math and science resources online, and more. This prompted a story I wrote for EdTech...


May 14, 2013  9:20 PM

Windows Blue Officially Called Windows 8.1



Posted by: Diana Hwang
Desktops

The upcoming release of Windows 8, formerly known as Windows Blue, is now (drum roll, please) called Windows 8.1. Windows 8.1 will be delivered as a free update to Windows 8 and Windows RT and it will be accessible from the Windows Start Screen through the App store, said Tami Reller,...


May 13, 2013  2:50 PM

Mary Jo Foley Has a Great Take on Windows Blue Changes



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Lately, there's been lots of interpretation and speculation swirling about the general topic of Windows "Blue" (aka Windows 8.1, scheduled for release to the world sometime before the end of 2013). The best take on this emerging phenomenon so far comes from ZDnet, in Mary Jo Foley's occasionally...


May 10, 2013  12:49 PM

Windows Blue Gets PowerShell 4.0, Too



Posted by: Ed Tittel
Desktops

Just saw a very interesting bit of "build detective work," by Rafael Rivera over at the Within Windows blog. It's entitled "

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