How-To: Taking Screen Shots on the Surface Pro & RT


With regular old Windows, there are plenty of ways to do screen captures. From the simple Print Screen key for the whole screen, other key combinations for windows and applications in focus, or the use of any of the great 3rd party applications. But with the new Metro applications? If you’re running Windows 8/RT Metro […]

CES 2013 – Microsoft has Sold 60 Million Windows 8 Licenses


Microsoft may not have a booth on the show floor at CES this year, but that hasn’t stopped them from make an announcement. At the 11th Annual J.P. Morgan Tech Forum, Microsoft’s Windows Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer Tami Reller announced that Windows 8 has sold 60 million licenses to date. That number […]

CES 2013 – Lenovo Announces the IdeaCentre Horizon Tablet PC


More awesome announcements from Lenovo here at CES. The IdeaCentre Horizon is a 27 inch touch enabled tablet. The Horizon is aimed at being a multi-mode device for the home. The unique hinge on the Horizon allows for it to lay flat, which automatically actives the Aura Multi-User interface. Lenovo’s simple UI lets families play, […]

CES 2013 – Lenovo Introduces the ThinkPad Helix

Lenovo isn’t resting on their success of the Yoga. They’ve just introduced a new Windows 8 powered convertible mini-ultrabook. The Helix is a full laptop, but it’s also a fully functional tablet. All he traditional computing parts are stashed away in side the screen half of the Helix. So you can take the screen and […]

Over 40 Million Windows 8 Licenses Sold


Microsoft is reporting in the first month of availability, Windows 8 has already sold more than 40 million licenses, outpacing the ever popular predecessor Windows 7. There was no breakdown of these numbers to indicate how many are new sales versus upgrades. There was also no mention of exactly how many Microsoft Surface RTs have […]

Microsoft Announces Pricing for Surface Pro Coming in January


It was originally scheduled for 90 days after the the Surface RT and Windows 8 became available, and it looks like Microsoft is on target to make that happen. Today they announced pricing for the Surface Pro – like the RT, but powered by Intel with more memory, more storage, and running Windows 8 Pro. […]

Microsoft Launches Windows 8 with a Splash in New York


Microsoft took to the stage today in New York to announce the availability of their latest operating system – Windows 8. The launch event featured a product demo showing a lot of the features that many of us have already come to know, as well as showing off a variety of hardware running Windows 8. […]

Microsoft’s New Music Service: Xbox Music


This week saw the announcement and launch of Microsoft’s new Xbox Music service. And in typical underdog fashion, Microsoft has taken a long hard look at their competitors and brought the best features together into their new music service. Various analysts were quick to praise it for doing what other services just haven’t been able […]

Pre-Order Starts Today for Windows 8 Pro and New Windows 8 Systems


Beginning today, stores and online retailers have started taking pre-orders for Windows 8. New systems – like the IdeaPad Yoga 13 that we reported on yesterday, along with many more from other manufacturers, can be pre-ordered from your favorite retailers. But don’t expect delivery until October 26 at the earliest. In case you’re not looking […]

Lenovo Officially Announces the IdeaPad Yoga


Lenovo has officially announced their Yoga line of convertible tablet-laptops. Back in January at CES 2012, Lenovo showed off the hardware running Windows 8 Developer Release, but they declined to talk any real details about availability, specs, and price. All they would say is that it will be ready for the Windows 8 launch. And […]