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  • Lenovo storms CES with a deluge of Windows 8 hardware

    Posted January 7, 2013 - 10:39 am

    Lenovo, stop. Please -- just stop. The sheer volume of your CES offerings is out of control, and we're not sure the world can absorb so many new Windows 8 hardware announcements in a single day.
  • Windows 8 notebooks aren't selling partly due to price

    Posted January 6, 2013 - 9:49 pm

    Windows 8 notebooks apparently didn't create a lot of cheer around the Christmas tree this holiday season.
  • Cool gadgets and hot tech that will shine at CES 2013

    Posted January 5, 2013 - 8:25 am

    With less than a week to go before this year's International CES Show in Las Vegas commences, it's unclear which new products will generate the most buzz among attendees of the massive trade show. However, Ultra HDTVs, Windows 8 tablets, smart appliances, and smartphone apps figure to fight for center stage.
  • Customize Windows 8's boot screen with Boot UI Tuner

    Posted January 5, 2013 - 8:15 am

    One thing you might have noticed about Windows 8 is its new boot loader (i.e. the screen that appears shortly after you start your PC). It has a graphical interface, which is nice, but it's not great for anyone who prefers a dual- or multi-boot setup, and it also makes it a little harder to get to advanced boot options.
  • Create a system image backup with Windows 8's hidden backup tool

    Posted January 4, 2013 - 2:50 pm

    You have to know where to find the option first
  • The Weekly Hash - January 4, 2013

    Posted January 4, 2013 - 11:47 am

    A tongue-in-cheek review of tech stories from this first week of 2013, today featuring Mark Zuckerberg getting back to his roots, Google and the FTC making nice and the reason YouTube’s return in Pakistan was so brief
  • 10 third-party alternatives for 'missing' Windows 8 apps

    Posted January 4, 2013 - 9:00 am

    We've sifted through the Windows Store to identify the best Band-aids for the most painful Windows Store no-shows.
  • Microsoft Patch Tuesday: Just two critical fixes but they affect a lot of Windows systems

    Posted January 3, 2013 - 9:08 pm

    Microsoft is issuing two critical fixes on this month's Patch Tuesday, one of them affecting its most popular operating system -- Windows 7 -- in conjunction with Windows Server 2008 R2.
  • Microsoft to patch Windows 8, but stays mum on IE zero-day fix

    Posted January 3, 2013 - 9:05 pm

    Microsoft will release seven security updates next week -- including one rated critical for Windows 8 and Windows RT -- to patch 12 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, SharePoint Server and the company's website design software.
  • 10 reasons why Windows 8 makes sense for business

    Posted January 3, 2013 - 3:52 pm

    Even in the best of times, businesses don't like upgrading their PC operating systems. The process is expensive and time-consuming, and usually demands retraining a technically challenged workforce. And now Windows 8 threatens to make workplace system swaps even less attractive than before.
  • Update: Windows 8's early uptake lags behind Vista's

    Posted January 2, 2013 - 3:30 pm

    Final online usage numbers for 2012 released Tuesday confirmed that Windows 8 failed to match Windows Vista's uptake pace during its first two months.
  • Windows 8's uptake falls behind Vista's pace

    Posted December 27, 2012 - 9:45 pm

    With just a week left in the month, Windows 8's usage uptake has slipped behind Vista's at the same point in its release, according to data from Net Applications.
  • Apple can benefit from lukewarm Windows 8 reception

    Posted December 27, 2012 - 8:21 am

    A funny thing happened recently. A survey of 45,000 PCWorld readers found that a majority prefers Apple laptops. While that's just one perspective from one audience, it represents a trend that Microsoft and Windows PC OEMs should be concerned about.
  • Review

    17 best apps to download for your new Windows 8 tablet

    Posted December 26, 2012 - 10:54 pm

    The first time you boot up your shiny new Windows 8 tablet and witness Microsoft's live tiles in all their constantly shifting, multi-hued glory, it's only natural to want to dive into the Windows Store and try a few apps out for yourself. Just one problem, though: There are tens of thousands of Windows 8 apps available, and Microsoft doesn't do a great job of directing people to the cream of the crop.
  • Ultimate Windows 8 starter guide: Must-know tips, apps and utilities

    Posted December 26, 2012 - 10:50 pm

    The year is drawing to a close, so there's a very good chance that you now find yourself staring straight down the gaping maw of Windows 8.
  • The year in tech: biggest fails, flops, and faux pas

    Posted December 23, 2012 - 9:00 am

    2012 brought its fair share of mistakes, flops, and failures. Here are 20 of the biggest tech mishaps from the past year.
  • The 2012 tech news quiz

    Posted December 22, 2012 - 9:00 am

    From the Facebook IPO to McAfee on the run to the much needed iPad Mini, 2012 has been a busy and wild year in technology
  • How to activate Windows Defender in Windows 8

    Posted December 22, 2012 - 8:35 am

    Like every new Windows release, Windows 8 is more secure than the operating systems that came before it. That's due in large part to three major enhancements: An increased emphasis on UEFI Secure Boot optimizations, the extension of the SmartScreen Filter across the operating system, and the default inclusion of a more robust version of Windows Defender, which now protects against all kinds of malware--not just spyware.
  • Consumer Reports makes case for Windows 7 PCs

    Posted December 21, 2012 - 2:28 pm

    Windows 7 may be the better choice as a PC operating system on new systems than the just-released Windows 8, Consumer Reports magazine said this week.
  • Top 20 questions of 2012: What ITworld readers wanted to know

    Posted December 21, 2012 - 8:21 am

    Mobile device questions were top-of-mind in 2012 as readers looked to switch devices or to get more from their smartphones and tablets. But 2012 wasn't all iPhone and Android. Windows 8 also grabbed its share of attention, and Raspberry Pi, SOPA, and 802.11ac also got their due.
  • Review

    The 5 best Windows 8 tablets and laptops you can buy today

    Posted December 17, 2012 - 4:43 pm

    The clamshell laptop is finally joining the beige desktop in the museum of computer artifacts. The basic hinged design made its first appearance in a device called the Grid Compass way back in 1982, so no one can scoff at the clamshell's longevity. Nonetheless, times are finally changing, which means it's time for the pure clamshell laptop to ride off into the sunset.
  • Microsoft Surface pricing makes sense, analyst says

    Posted December 17, 2012 - 4:29 pm

    Tablet makers have tried to chip away at Apple's popularity by offering much cheaper products, but Microsoft has taken the unusual step of going head-to-head on pricing with the iPad.
  • Review

    3 Windows 8 ultrabooks: lightweight and powerful

    Posted December 15, 2012 - 8:05 am

    While much of the attention surrounding the long-awaited introduction of Windows 8 has focused on the latest tablets and convertibles, ultrabooks seem to have been lost in the frenzy. But although they aren't Transformers that can assume several computing personalities, ultrabooks tend to be lighter and less expensive -- and, for most business users, more useful.
  • New ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch: a focus on gestures

    Posted December 15, 2012 - 8:05 am

    Lenovo wants to make sure business laptop users are not left out of the Windows 8 touchscreen fray. The company Monday announced the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Ultrabook, which builds on durability of the original carbon fiber-clad X1 Carbon with the addition of a 10-finger, 14-inch HD+ touch display.
  • Dell scraps Android smartphones in favor of Windows 8 tablets

    Posted December 13, 2012 - 5:41 pm

    Dell doesn’t plan on returning to the Android smartphone market any time soon, announcing that it will focus instead on creating Windows 8 touch-enabled computers and tablets.
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