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

Windows Web servers under threat from new public exploit

Researchers at Symantec yesterday confirmed that working attack code published Jan. 6 can cripple Web servers running Microsoft's ASP .Net.The proof-of-concept exploit was published last Friday on GitHub, a site that hosts software

Published on: January 12th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft abandons Windows Phone update timeline

Microsoft released an update for Windows Phone that fixes a number of issues. That is great, but it comes with some news that has upset many Windows Phone users. Microsoft is abandoning its

Published on: January 10th, 2012 Tony Bradley

Top 6 technologies to watch for at CES 2012

Just like snowflakes, every Consumer Electronics Show is special. Or at the very least, every CES comes with its own special buzz technology. "It" technologies in recent years have included tablets (a big

Published on: January 9th, 2012 Brad Reed

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

How to make a local backup of your Gmail account

Some unfortunate Google users have suffered through a "Googlesplosion" -- by which I mean Google losing its Borg-like mind and obliterating all of your email. This has happened, admittedly rarely, to some Google

Published on: December 19th, 2011 Mark Gibbs

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

Microsoft to help launch 10 Kinect-based startups

Microsoft on Friday announced a program designed to help 10 developers or startups launch businesses around products for Kinect, the controller that senses motion and voice. Developers with Kinect applications for the Xbox

Published on: November 21st, 2011 Nancy Gorhing

Acer TravelMate Timeline 8481T delivers streamlined performance

Since 2009, the MacBook Air has been a safe bet for road warriors looking for an ultraportable form factor that could still churn out decent gigaflops. But PCs are fighting back with a

Published on: November 15th, 2011 Randolph Burlton

Express IT: Mac vs. PC budget edition

We all have our preference. Some of us live and breathe Windows on the PC platform, while others are die-hard Mac fans - and the debate has been fueled thanks to funny and

Published on: November 10th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Windows Mango – Nokia Lumia 800 and 710

by Yale Holder Let’s face it, Nokia and the North American market are like oil and water – they don’t go well together. In fact, Nokia has lost significant market share over the

Published on: November 8th, 2011 Yale Holder

How to install RAID drives for easy backup and improved performance

Configuring two or more hard drives in a RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks) setup can increase performance and/or provide automatic protection against data loss from drive failure. RAID used to be expensive,

Published on: November 2nd, 2011 Kirk Steers

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