All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Windows’

Best Laptops: Here Are a Few Suggestions

As laptops have taken the main stage as the solely used computer in many households, the importance of choosing the right one has grown substantially. Things to consider when purchasing one of the best laptops are its battery life and if it can handle all of your necessary tasks. Here are the top three from a recently chosen lift of …

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Android, Windows Butt Heads on Dual OS Tablets

The Android mobile OS and Windows OS have co-existed peacefully for years, dominating their respective tech realms. As the tech industry moves toward the true internet-of-things, however, Android is increasingly becoming the OS of choice for a variety of new devices. With Microsoft re-designing its Windows OS to be more smartphone and tablet friendly it’s clear now that the operating …

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Microsoft Loses Two Executives In Wake Of Nadella Being Appointed CEO [Report]

Whenever a new CEO takes over, it’s inevitable that there will be shakeups and departures on the executive level. Microsoft isn’t immune to this. In fact, it seems far more susceptible to departures. Case in point, the company is losing two executives this week if a report out this morning is to be believed. Re/code reports that Microsoft’s EVP of …

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Nokia Lumia Icon: Boxy Windows Phone at Your Service

Boxy phones are so 2009. Windows phones, if they ever were a thing, had their heyday during some brief moment in history that historians can not agree on. Nokia, however, boldly spits in the faces of those who hold these opinions by releasing a boxy Windows phone in 2014. And some people love it. The Nokia Lumia Icon looks as …

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Google And VMWare Team Up To Bring Windows Apps To Chromebooks

Google has seen the popularity of Chromebooks increase, but one of the biggest knocks against them is always the lack of desktop app support. That changes now to some extent. Google announced today that it has partnered with VMWare to bring traditional Windows apps and desktops to Chromebooks. “Cloud applications allow flexibility, scalability and security and enable a work-anywhere environment, …

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Will Chrome OS Ever Replace Windows In Enterprise Environments?

In 2011, Google launched the first Chromebooks – a laptop featuring Google’s very own Chrome OS. The machines and accompanying operating system were marketed as an affordable alternative to Windows for those who use computers to browse the Web and nothing more. Since then, Google has become a bit more ambitious with Chrome OS and its recent moves make it …

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Microsoft Invests $15M in Foursquare, Acquires Location Data for Bing, Windows

Foursquare has just received a cash injection from Microsoft, and Microsoft products will soon sport billions of Foursquare data points. The two companies have just announced a strategic partnership that will see Windows OS, as well as Bing, receive location information from the popular check-in app. “So, in the near future, when you use Microsoft devices powered by the Windows …

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Here’s What AMD Has In Store For 2014

For the past several years, AMD has always played second fiddle to Intel when it came to CPUs. Recently, the company has been moving away from the CPU market to APUs – CPUs that have a GPU on the same die. At CES 2014, AMD remained committed to its new strategy. Gavin Gear from the Extreme Windows blog got a …

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Microsoft Envisions The Future Of Retail, Thinks Everybody Will Have Windows Devices

What’s been the most innovative technology in retail over the past few years? If you immediately thought of Square, you win. The POS hardware/software combo has made it easier than ever for small businesses to accept and process credit card payments at any time and anywhere. Now Microsoft wants a piece of the pie. In a new video from Microsoft, …

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Apathy May One Day Be The Death Of Microsoft

When was the last time you really cared about Microsoft or its products? It was probably when you first bought a Windows XP desktop or laptop during the PC revolution of the late 90s/early 2000s. At that time, you were the coolest if you had a PC. Oh, how the times have changed though, and Paul Thurrot thinks that change …

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Windows 7 May Have Left Retail, But It’s Still Alive In PCs

Are you looking for a new Windows PC, but don’t want to get into Windows 8? Well, you’re out of luck if you were hoping to find a copy of Windows 7 through retail as Microsoft stopped selling individual copies of the operating system back in October. Now your only choice is to buy a PC that comes with the …

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Microsoft’s Followup To Windows 8.1 Is Codenamed ‘Threshold’ [Report]

In October 2012, Microsoft dragged Windows into what it saw as the next era of computing with Windows 8. Not only did the new OS embrace the touch screens that have become so common these days, but it also united the Windows operating system across desktop, tablets and phones. With its next release, it looks like Microsoft is taking that …

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