Windows 8 tablets set to surge onto market

Microsoft yesterday confirmed that Windows 8 will be entirely released by the end of October, signaling when Windows 8 laptops, PCs and tablet will start hitting the market.Soon after Microsoft's announcement of Windows

Published on: July 11th, 2012 Kartik Sharma

Windows 8 upgrade to cost $39.99 USD

If you've got a PC running Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, Microsoft will upgrade the operating system to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99 as soon as it becomes generally available.For customers

Published on: July 5th, 2012 Tim Greene

Acer’s sub-$800 Timeline M5 ultrabooks coming to Canada

Acer on Wednesday announced new Timeline Ultra M5 ultrabooks starting at $799.99 that will be upgradable to Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 Pro for $14.99.They will be available at leading retailers across Canadabeginning at

Published on: June 20th, 2012 Agam Shah

Hands on with Microsoft’s Surface tablet

My quick hands-on with the new 10.6-in. Surface tablets at Microsoft's launch on Monday gave me a little surprise: The edges on all four sides are sharp. I was expecting something a little

Published on: June 19th, 2012 Matt Hamblen

Windows 8 primed for business, Microsoft says

Microsoft urged enterprises on Tuesday to adopt Windows 8, its upcoming OS for desktops, laptops and tablets which some industry experts believe faces an uphill battle for acceptance by IT professionals.At a keynote

Published on: June 12th, 2012 Juan Carlos Perez

Apple challenges ultrabooks with MacBook Air price cut

Apple did something very unusual Monday: It cut prices.As part of its long-awaited notebook refresh, Apple dropped the priceof three of the four models in its signature MacBook Air line by $100,representing cuts

Published on: June 12th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Market Windows 8 to your customers before final release

by Stuart Crawford  The perfect storm is brewing and you have no excuse to get out in front of your clients, the marketplace or your industry associations and show off Windows 8. Stuart

Published on: June 8th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Microsoft pumps ‘no compromises’ Windows 8 at Computex

While the viability of ultrabooks is being questioned, Lenovo product chief Peter Hortensius believes a drop in prices and the arrival of Microsoft's Windows 8 OS will signal a major shift in laptop

Published on: June 6th, 2012 Agam Shah

Why RIM could and should bounce back: Mobile needs to innovate

By Jesse Rodgers  RIM has had a hard time since Apple’s iPhone came out. Apple did more than bring the world a touch screen and the app store. It took apart the carrier/phone

Published on: June 6th, 2012 Francis Moran

Nvidia’s sub-$200 Kai tablets coming soon

The first tablets based on Nvidia's Kai platform, which is being built to enable quad-core, 7-inch Android devices for around $200, will be announced in the second half of the year, an Nvidia

Published on: June 6th, 2012 James Niccolai

Acer unveils Windows 8 tablets, ultrabooks with cradles, keyboards

Acer on Monday unveiled new Windows 8 products, including tablets that come with attachable peripherals and ultrabooks fitted with touchscreens, as the company tries to set itself apart from the competition with new

Published on: June 4th, 2012 Michael Kan

Windows 8 Release Preview now available for download

Windows 8 Release Preview is now available for download in 14 languages, Microsoft Corp. announced today. Previously only a Consumer Preview of the next major operating system update from Microsoft had been available.

Published on: May 31st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Windows 8 to automatically detect boot problems

Microsoft yesterday promised that a feature it's added to Windows 8 will put a stop to endless reboots.Unlike earlier versions, Windows 8 will automatically call up a new menu with repair and recovery

Published on: May 23rd, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Windows Phone Marketplace now only compatible with Mango

If you're having trouble downloading apps from the Windows Phone Marketplace, you just might be a pre-Mango Windows Phone 7 user. Microsoft is now enforcing a rule that only users of Windows Phone 7.5, codenamed

Published on: May 23rd, 2012 Ian Paul