Microsoft Surface 2 likely to see better distribution at launch

Microsoft Corp. is readying for a wider distribution of its Surface 2 tablet at launch than its first Surface tablet that was only available to buy directly from Microsoft for months after launch,

Published on: September 18th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Microsoft acquires Nokia devices and services division for $5.3 billion

Microsoft Corp. and Nokia were already close, but now they're going through with the ceremony and entering a full-fledged union. Microsoft will acquire the Devices & Services division of Finnish smartphone maker Nokia

Published on: September 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

The meaning of Ballmer [an insider’s take]

Change at the top of the world’s largest tech companies is always a seismic event. We all remember where we were when we first heard Bill Gates was going to step down as

Published on: August 23rd, 2013 Carmi Levy

Cubicle Fight: Was Steve Ballmer a good CEO for Microsoft?

We just learned this morning that Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is retiring from his post within the next 12 months. Was Ballmer's rein as CEO a triumphant career journey to be celebrated, or

Published on: August 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1

If you're as clumsy as I am, you'll want to take a look at Panasonic's Toughpad tablet line. It's a very portable tablet that's made to take a beating. Panasonic calls describes this

Published on: July 30th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Why the Surface Pro converted me from being a dedicated Mac user

My family and I, from grandpa to grandson,  have been Apple fans – starting out with the Apple and onwards through the various Mac, iPhone, & iPad generations. But from a law practice

Published on: July 17th, 2013 Lou Milrad

PC sales continue to free fall – Gartner

PC sales took another hit in the second quarter of 2013, with global sales falling to 76 million units, or being slashed 10.9 per cent compared to the same period last year. Around

Published on: July 11th, 2013 Candice So

Windows 8.1 adds new gesture controls and restores Start button

Microsoft Corp. has pushed out its first big update to Windows 8 to the Windows Store, responding to some of the criticisms about the touch-oriented operating system. While the live tiles design that

Published on: June 27th, 2013 Paolo Del Nibletto

HP unveils EliteOne, EliteDesk Windows 8 desktops

HP is bringing touch to business as it unveils its latest commercial desktops to market. HP’s EliteOne and EliteDesk 800 series are desktop PCs that are designed for the needs of businesses today.

Published on: June 10th, 2013 Eric Floresca

Asus VivoMouse gives us a new way to point and click

There's been a few attempts to replace the reliable, roller-ball, two-button computer mouse over the years. But let's face it, when you sit down at your desk to use the PC, you're still

Published on: June 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

For HP, Envy leads to a Split with two new laptops

The original Envy x2 launched with Windows 8 last year as a convertible notebook computer that doubled as a tablet. This time around HP’s taken the feedback from the Envy x2 to the

Published on: May 15th, 2013 Eric Floresca

Hands on look at HP EliteBook Revolve

It's a tablet. No wait, it's a laptop. No - it's a desktop. It's the EliteBook Revolve from HP. Think of it as a Windows 8 convertible PC, with a twist. Rotate the

Published on: May 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Will Windows RT go the way of the Zune?

How small is Windows RT’s market share? Blink and you could miss it. Windows RT is the “light” version of Microsoft’s new Windows 8 OS, designed to operate on less powerful devices such

Published on: May 6th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Four reasons the Windows Start Button must return

When Microsoft Corp. launched Windows 8, its redesigned operating system for a mobile-first, touch-enabled world, one change immediately caught desktop and laptop users by surprise, and raised the ire of some: the absence

Published on: April 17th, 2013 Jeff Jedras