Tagged with: Windows 8

Parallels 8 Forces Mountain Lion and Windows 8 to Play Nice

Parallels 8 Forces Mountain Lion and Windows 8 to Play Nice

You may know that you can boot Windows on your Mac machine by virtue of the two operating systems sharing the same processing technology. What you may not know is you can actually run both at the same time through emulator software like Parallels. The app has been around since 2006 (ever since Apple switched to Intel ...

Hardware roundup: Say hello to the latest Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices

Hardware roundup: Say hello to the latest Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 devices

It’s been a wild morning on the hardware front. If you are a bit confused, don’t fret, as TNW has prepared this short roundup to get you up to speed. For backstory on why tablets are a key component of the Windows 8 hardware ecosystem, head here. For an overview of Windows Phone 8, this post is your friend. Now, let’s ...

Microsoft releases SkyDrive for Android, continuing its cloud storage push

Microsoft releases SkyDrive for Android, continuing its cloud storage push

Just a short heads up: Microsoft is deadly serious about SkyDrive becoming the consumer cloud storage tool of choice. The product will be a key part of Windows 8, and Windows Phone 8 I suspect. However, Microsoft knows that to be truly mass market, all platforms must be supported. To that end, the company today release a ...

How Samsung Is Making Windows 8 Less Scary

How Samsung Is Making Windows 8 Less Scary

Windows 8 changes a lot of things about how the operating system works, but one of the features Windows traditionalists will find jarring is the lack of a Start button. Although the button’s functions are still present in various places, users may miss its easy click-and-start-typing familiarity. Well, Samsung‘s ...

Microsoft keeps customers in the dark over Windows 8 prices

Microsoft keeps customers in the dark over Windows 8 prices

With just two months to go before the retail launch of Windows 8, Microsoft has yet to price the new OS. Analysts today blamed Microsoft's attempt to accommodate both desktops and tablets with Windows 8 for the lack of information. "The delay in releasing pricing is all about uncertainty around the PC market and competition ...

Windows Phone 8 gets a huge gaming boost with Unity3D graphics engine support

Windows Phone 8 gets a huge gaming boost with Unity3D graphics engine support

The next generation of Windows Phone devices will reportedly support the high-caliber Unity3D graphics engine. WMPoweruser notes that Unity3D developer Unite Technologies has announced it will support both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 when the two operating systems are released later this year. As the site writes, this is ...

Microsoft reveals new logo after 25 years, proves that it’s (still) okay to be square

Microsoft reveals new logo after 25 years, proves that it’s (still) okay to be square

Remember that time Microsoft teased what most sane humans thought were new logos? That was right around two years ago, but the branding you see above is no mistake -- that's the new Microsoft logo, landing just months after Windows 8's new flag and merely weeks before the aforesaid operating system takes the planet by ...

The Windows 8 ‘tutorial’ is a joke

The Windows 8 ‘tutorial’ is a joke

It's now too late to whine about the user interface changes in Windows 8. They may be "confusing" and put a "cognitive burden" on ordinary users, but for now at least, these changes are there to stay. That means it's time to put down the pitchforks and flaming torches and help people get used to the changes. Windows 8 ...

UI expert: Windows users will hate the new Windows 8 experience

UI expert: Windows users will hate the new Windows 8 experience

Microsoft should brace for a user backlash against Windows 8 that will make the company pine for the days of Clippy, according to usability expert Raluca Budiu of the Nielsen Norman Group. During an interview with Laptop Magazine, Budiu said that the billion-plus users around the world who have become accustomed to Windows ...

Office Web Apps integrate touch support on iPad and Windows 8, brace us for an Office 2013 world

Office Web Apps integrate touch support on iPad and Windows 8, brace us for an Office 2013 world

Touch-friendliness is a centerpiece for the upcoming Office 2013, but don't fret if you prefer to live in the world of Office Web Apps ahead of time. As of new preview versions of both OWA and Office 365, those using at least an iPad or Windows 8 will see larger, more finger-ready controls by default. The switch also tweaks ...