Windows 8 tablets miss CES, will have five-point multi-touch

Five-finger multi-touch, 720p cameras and 1366-by-768 resolution screens will be among the requirements for Windows 8 tablets, according to documentation from Microsoft.Rafael Rivera, who blogs at Within Windows, picked through Microsoft's Windows 8

Published on: January 18th, 2012 Jared Newman and Melissa J. Perenson

Express IT: Three tech predictions for 2012

What technology future does 2012 hold for small businesses?Will Intel's Ultrabooks become a successful form factor and flagship device for Windows 8? What features will be included in the new iPhone 5? Has

Published on: December 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

Four Windows 8 features you can get right now

Windows 8 will be the first Windows operating system since Windows 95 to drastically modify the user interface. Not only will we see a port of the Windows Phone 7 Metro UI, we'll

Published on: December 20th, 2011 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

World’s top tech stories for 2011

In 2011, the increasingly mobile and socially networked world of technology became more intertwined than ever with politics and the law. Patent wars shaped competition in tablets and smartphones, hacktivists attacked a widening

Published on: December 14th, 2011 Marc Ferranti

Four early concerns ahead of Windows 8 beta

Microsoft in August said Windows 8 would be the most significant reimagining of its trademark operating system since Windows 95. But all those changes may not be for the better, at least based

Published on: December 12th, 2011 Ian Paul

8 tech trends to watch for 2012

2012 may be the year the tablet market gets a reality check, the cloudgets personal, Ultrabooks and Near Field Communication get a biggerpush, Windows 8 finally sees the light of day, and Research

Published on: December 12th, 2011 Christine Wong

Tablets of 2012: faster, thinner, higher-resolution

What will tablets look like in the coming year? Tablets are out of their infancy and moving into adolescence--which means that we can expect big changes ahead as tablets' design and components improve.Tablet

Published on: December 9th, 2011 Melissa J. Perenson

ITBusiness.ca’s Top 10 most popular items of 2011

Published on: December 5th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Microsoft SkyDrive improvements make sharing files easier

Microsoft recently added some new features to SkyDrive, the company's free online file storage service, that make it easier to share and manage your files online.You can now use SkyDrive to easily shareindividual

Published on: December 1st, 2011 Ian Paul

What the laptops of 2012 will look like

Tablets and smartphones are in, but don't count laptops out. Impressive new laptops planned for 2012 promise to be thinner, lighter, and faster, as well as to carry longer-lasting batteries.All the pieces are

Published on: December 1st, 2011 Jason Cross

Microsoft aims for painless Windows 8 installation

Microsoft wants to make upgrading to Windows 8 from older Windows versions easier and faster through online delivery, no product key entry for at least one installation method and a process that involves

Published on: November 23rd, 2011 Ian Paul

Two-thirds of Canadian SMBs run Windows 7, or plan to this year

Calgarian Lanny Meyer doesn't care to spend much time thinking about whatsort of operating system his Hearth and Home Fireplace Specialties Ltd. business should use – he just wants it to work.“We only

Published on: November 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Windows 8 Task Manager offers simplicity and power

Design simplicity is the key for Windows 8, and Microsoft recently discussed on its blog yet another popular Windows feature getting streamlined in Windows 8: the task manager. The new task manager echoes

Published on: October 17th, 2011 Ian Paul

Silverlight’s version 5 coming soon

Although Microsoft has given a cold shoulder lately to its Silverlight rich Internet plug-in platform, it's preparing version 5 for release soon, and some users expect Silverlight to have a long life ahead

Published on: September 27th, 2011 Paul Krill