Windows 8

Surface Watch (Concept)

Report: Microsoft’s ‘Surface Watch’ Will Work With Xbox One and PCs


Last month Forbes suggested that Microsoft’s smart watch would work with Android and iOS handsets. The supported device list may not stop there, though. Gear Live claims to have briefly used the device and suggests the “Surface Watch” will also connect to Windows computers, Macs and even the Xbox One. Most smartwatches available today act […]

WWDC 2014

Is Apple’s Software Hurting its Hardware?


Count me among the many excited by Apple’s WWDC keynote on Monday. A bunch of the new iOS features seemed great, I love getting free OS X updates for my MacBook and the developers’ reactions to the dev stuff Apple showed off left me looking forward to apps that’ll launch in the near future. Even […]

Windows 8.1

Report: Start Menu Won’t Come to Windows 8 Until 2015


Microsoft won’t be delivering a new Start Menu for Windows 8 with its coming Windows 8.1 Update 2, after all. That recent change in plans comes courtesy of a couple of my sources who’ve had good track records on Windows information. Up until recently, Microsoft was hoping to make a new “Mini” Start Menu part […]

ASUS Transformer Book V

Asus’s Transformer Book V is a Smartphone, Tablet and Laptop in One

Taiwanese PC maker Asus has added laptop to the forms that its latest Transformer phone-tablet hybrid can adopt—potentially taunting Microsoft and Google once again with the device’s ability to run both Windows and Android. The Transformer Book V combines a 5-inch smartphone running Android 4.4 with a 12.5-inch Windows 8.1 tablet. The smartphone slides into […]

Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 Will Let You Search Your PC With ‘Everyday Language’


If you’ve ever searched a computer’s apps or settings, you know how frustrating it can be to guess the keywords you’ll need to get a result — why can’t you just say what you want and let the PC figure it out? Microsoft must have asked itself that same question, as it’s rolling out an […]