How To: Boot Directly to the Desktop with Windows 8.1


Yesterday at Build, Microsoft’s developer conference, they released a public preview of Windows 8.1. With this update to Windows 8, you can now choose to boot Windows directly to the desktop, just like you did with Windows 7. While there’s a whole lot of other goodies in this release, this feature, along with the return […]

Nokia Brings their Music Service to Windows 8

Nokia Music Service

Do you like listening to music? If so, there’s a new kid on the block when it comes to streaming music. Nokia has brought their Music+ service from the Windows Phone platform to the Windows 8 and Windows RT world. This is the same app that users have grown to love on the Windows Phone platform. […]

A Look at Twitter’s Official Metro-Styled Client for Windows 8


It’s been about almost 5 months since Microsoft released Windows 8 to the world. And that’s doesn’t include the pre-release / beta availability that developers and MSDN subscribers had access to for months and months before general release. Regardless, Twitter has finally managed to release a native Metro-styled app for Windows 8 users. With Twitter’s […]

Pre-Order Your Windows Phone Starting Today with Rogers Reservation System


Great news if you’re a Canadian and on the Rogers network, because today you can reserve your next Windows Phone. Just log into the Rogers portal and select Account Info and then Device Reservation, then pick your new phone and site back and wait for it to ship! No line ups, no fuss, just relax […]

Samsung ATIV – Where Did That Name Come From, Anyway?


From the very first moment I saw Samsung’s new name brand for Windows Phone and Windows devices, I knew it wasn’t going to sit well with consumers. Almost instantly there was a influx of tweets as people tried to understand how to say it, and what it means. Galaxy and Focus – these brand names […]

Microsoft Announces Windows 8 Public Availability on October 26


Last week at the Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft told their partners, and the world, that Windows 8 is on schedule for RTM (release to manufacturing) in the first week of August. Along with RTM, the final bits will be available for partners to download from MSDN shortly after RTM. A release to manufacturing for the […]

Microsoft Patent Expands Upon the Asus Transformer Concept


Now here’s a cool concept – Microsoft has a new patent (filed back in June of 2010) that may change the way you think a dock should work. Asus has been relatively successful selling their Transformer and Transformer Prime Android tablets. If you’re not familiar with this product, it’s basically a tablet that has a […]

Microsoft Details Picture Passwords for Windows 8


When Microsoft annouced Windows 8, they showed off a number of really cool and awesome features that focused on the mobile side of things. Showing how finger friendly Windows 8 would be and how agile and fast it would be. Today, Microsoft detailed their alternative login feature – picture password. This is something that many […]

New Features for Ilium’s eWallet GO! Along with a Big Sale


Our friends over at Ilium software have been really busy! On Monday they’re releasing a new version of eWallet GO! for Apple’s iPhone devices, along with a new desktop version for Windows based PCs. The new release brings automatic synchronization on iOS and Windows and adds support for landscape on iOS. While the automatic sync […]

Microsoft Previews Touch-Enabled Windows 8


Back in January at CES, Microsoft announced that the next version of Windows will run on the ARM architecture, hinting that they are taking Windows and moving it into the tablet space. Since then, we’ve seen lots of rumors floating around the internet but nothing really solid from Microsoft about how they planned to make […]