Posts tagged with: windows
  • by | February 10, 2014 4:17 PM

    For those of you interested in a productivity tablet that won't burn a hole in your wallet, Asus left us quite impressed at CES with its announcement of the Asus VivoTab Note 8. What made this tablet special is the fact that it's a full Windows 8.1 tablet that also supports a Wacom digitizer for stylus input, and that was aggressively priced at just $299, according to Asus. The tablet is now officially launched on the Microsoft Store, though with two minor set-backs as it's being priced $30 over the initial price that Asus confirmed, and also because it's already out of stock online, and ...

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  • by | February 4, 2014 3:41 PM

    We've been hearing about Microsoft and Foursquare landing a deal together for over a year, and we finally get confirmation that the deal is finalized. Redmond has just invested a staggering $15 Million in Foursquare, and if you think this deal is just to get your location data, well, that's actually only a small part of the deal. The deal allows Microsoft to license some Foursquare data that nobody else has. This grants Redmond deeper data access and technical components that can be used and integrated into Bing, Windows Phone, and Windows 8 through the Foursquare API. According to ...

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  • by | January 30, 2014 2:41 PM

    It's been nearly five months since Microsoft's Steve Ballmer announced that he would be stepping down for some newer blood to take over. Since then, we've seen lots of rumors regarding the possible successor as CEO, but even though some internal candidates are more credible than the external candidates that declined the job repeatedly, the biggest problem is that it hasn't happened yet. As a result, the company's future is beginning to worry investors. Inside rumors from Re/code hint to this search for a new leader to have come to an end. Apparently the company will be ready to announce a ...

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  • by | January 27, 2014 2:41 PM

    The tough part about legal battles is definitely being the company that loses. If you all remember, last July Microsoft made it public that it was forced to rename its SkyDrive service after the British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) claimed the name legally. Redmond was given a couple of months to find a new name, and that time has come. Microsoft has just announced OneDrive, which shouldn't be confused with a new service, as it is merely the new name the company is giving to its existing SkyDrive service. The transition will take some time though, and Microsoft is not providing specific ...

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  • by | January 21, 2014 7:00 AM

    Funny thing about being a technology writer. You have to use a lot of technology. Different devices, different apps, different technologies. It’s key to keeping a perspective on the mobile landscape.  But then, it’s a funny thing about haters – the abject rejection of…anything…regardless of quality or any arguments approaching logic. Don’t try to reason, it only irritates us. And there I was, smack dab in between these two perfect storms just waiting to be swept away. I started off my technology career years ago as a dyed in the wool, damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead ...

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  • by | January 8, 2014 11:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's recent claims that Windows Phone has surpassed the iPhone in 24 markets, and what that really means. Nokia follows the news as Verizon has just spilled the beans on the Nokia Lumia Icon. Ubuntu is next as Canonical has just confirmed hardware for later in 2014. Apple then takes the stage as more reports on the progress of the iWatch sound badder than we expected. We end today's show talking about Intel's plans to bring us dual OS platform chips in the near future. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Microsoft claims that ...

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  • by | January 8, 2014 7:38 AM

    Even though Intel dominated the world of desktop and mobile processors years ago, one of the things we never quite understood is why they sold their XScale ARM-based processor division years ago. It seems that the company didn't quite understand the potential behind ARM, and that took a toll on their growth in the last couple of years as the company has struggled to be relevant in mobile. Those who thought that the PC would never succumb to the Post PC revolution have been proven to be wrong, and Intel's new strategy could help them gain the relevance they've been searching for. Intel's ...

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  • by | December 3, 2013 6:26 PM

    Most of us in this industry get asked a lot of questions from people in the market to buy new mobile products. "Which smartphone is the best current deal?" "Should I get this phone or that one?" "Which is the best tablet to buy?" But of all the questions I've been asked in my four years of service to the mobile tech media, there is one question that is inherently more difficult to answer than others: "Should I buy a small or full-sized tablet?" The question is difficult to answer to begin with because … who actually needs a tablet? Should anyone buy a tablet to begin with? Of course, ...

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  • by | November 22, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Nokia's new sale whenever you buy the new Lumia 2520 Windows tablet. We later go through more deals as retailers have dropped the price of the Google Nexus 7. Motorola follows the news as the company has just hired a 3D printing firm to take care of Project Ara. Leaks of Samsung's plans to upgrade the Galaxy Line-up to Android 4.4 KitKat follow after that. We end today's show talking about certain leaks showing a metal frame for the possible Samsung Galaxy S5. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Nokia offering free Power Keyboard ...

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  • by | September 5, 2013 7:56 AM

    We know that Acer beat everybody to the punch with the announcement of the W3, which is the world's first Windows 8 tablet to fit in an 8-inch display form factor. Still, one thing we've learned about the mobile market is that being the first to announce something is not a guarantee that it'll actually reach the market faster or be more affordable than the rest of the competitors that'll arrive at the scene. Such is the case of Toshiba, which just announced the Toshiba Encore, and offers a sweeter package than what Acer is offering with their W3. Both tablets run on Intel Atom chips, but ...

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  • by | July 11, 2013 2:14 PM

    I want to make this clear right up front: as a consumer, I really like AT&T. The nation's second-largest carrier has, for my entire time as a customer, provided me with outstanding LTE speeds, excellent coverage in the places I live and work, and a device selection that blows my previous carrier out of the water. Its rate plans aren't cheap, but they're at least fair - and I'm even reasonably certain the provider has my back in case of a national emergency. I like AT&T a lot. But seeing the Lumia 1020 announced this morning as yet another Ma Bell exclusive put a sour taste in my ...

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  • by | April 26, 2013 7:27 AM

    I've been using Windows since the 3.1 days. Back then my desktop computer cost thousands of dollars. To convince my dad to make the purchase I had to promise that I'd somehow make it last through college -- I wasn't even out of Junior High School at the time. Before you laugh, that was back in the day when such a claim could actually be pulled off. Home computers were generally of the "desktop" variety back then -- they sat on your desk and your huge CRT monitor sat on top of them. A few years later my friend's dad showed me a "luggable" computer. It was essentially a desktop computer with ...

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  • by | April 19, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the HTC One launch in the US and what carriers offer it today. Then we go through the unusual-looking Samsung smartphone leaked in photos. Next we talk about 7-inch Windows tablets, and where Microsoft stands on this project. Google is next as we uncover certain details regarding a new gaming service that they seem to be planning. We end today's show by talking about Google Glass, the fact that it runs Android, and what that means to you as an end consumer. All this and more after the break. Stories: - HTC One Available Today Nationwide - HTC ...

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  • by | February 7, 2013 11:26 AM

    Last week, on the heels of the BlackBerry 10 launch event in Toronto, I crafted a pair of quick-and-dirty comparison videos showcasing the differences between the BB10 OS and the Windows Phone 8 and Android platforms. I admit that the set had its problems, filmed as it was under severe time constraints in a hotel room with horrible audio. Several factual errors needed to be corrected in editing, and we subsequently filmed some follow-up videos to offer a more thorough presentation. Still, neither Android nor Windows Phone came away from the analysis unscathed: in the categories we selected ...

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  • by | January 17, 2013 1:00 PM

    January: the post-holiday comedown mixes with the post-CES recovery and pre-MWC quiet to form a lull of epic proportions. Fortunately though, leaks and rumors never stop, and we've got a few of them to bat around on this episode of the Weekly. Today, Joe Levi and Anton D. Nagy each return to the podcast to talk rumored Sony Xperia tablets, LG Windows Phones, and the will-it-never-die speculation surrounding a cheap iPhone. Also making the cut: the HTC M7 and Samsung Galaxy S IV, the Huawei Ascend W2, and some far-out pseudo-news regarding LG's supposed "Nexus 5" and "Nexus 7.7." All that, ...

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