MobileDemand: Why the iPad May Not Be the Right Tablet for Your Work

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With the iPad taking over businesses large and small–American Airlines is equipping its pilots with Apple’s tablets and Nordstrom department stores have replaced bulky cash registers in favor of iPads for point-of-sales terminals–it’s hard to imagine a world without consumer-grade tablets. However, if you’re running a business, especially a mobile business where employees are frequently […]

Threshold: Microsoft’s Next Thinking on Merging Windows?

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Thoughts about Microsoft combining its multiple OS platforms (Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Phone) have been orbiting around the Internet for quite some time now. To many that kind of move only makes sense. Now it seems that we have a new codename and perhaps a new glimpse into the future plans of Microsoft and […]

Holiday Family Tech Survey Yields Questions

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Every holiday family gathering presents an opportunity for me to gain a little anecdotal knowledge about how real folks are using mobile tech, what their preferences may be, and what their nagging questions are. This past Thanksgiving holiday was different only in the fact that I’m now living in Chicago and surrounded by my wife’s […]

Windows, Windows RT and Windows Phone Merging? Microsoft Says Yes

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The days of users having to know the differences between Microsoft’s three different consumer-oriented operating systems could soon be a thing of the past, according to comments made by Microsoft’s own Devices and Studios chief. Julie Larson-Green, Vice President of Devices and Studios for Microsoft, hinted at the company’s future plans for Windows on stage at […]

Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet Review

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The Lumia 2520 is a bold release for Nokia, a Finnish brand that has in recent years been synonomous with the mobile OS it chooses to use on its phones. Not only is the Lumia 2520 available in bright, bold colors and will be the only other Windows RT-toting tab on the market–other than Microsoft’s […]

Microsoft Merges Windows Phone and Windows Development Accounts

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Developers creating applications for Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Windows platforms won’t need to register two different accounts with the company going forward. In a move that could telegraph future platform mergers to come, Microsoft has combined the developer registration process for both operating systems. Microsoft announced the transition in a blog post late yesterday saying, […]

Windows Notebooks that Can Match the New MacBook Pro Battery Life

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When Apple debuted its new Macbook Pro this morning many industry insiders gawked at the new machines 9 hours of battery life. Although laptops and desktops have been steadily gaining in battery life for years, only recently have they been able to last the amount of time Apple’s new professional-grade notebook does. Fortunately, users don’t […]

Next Big Update to Windows Could Come in Spring of 2015

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With Windows 8.1 only hours away from its official début, depending on a user’s time-zone, rumors are now circulating about the next major update for Windows. Rumors about the next big software update for Microsoft’s new unified Operating Systems Group indicate that the next version of Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Windows operating system could come […]

Facebook Arrives in the Windows Store

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After more than a year of suffering with opening Facebook from a web browser or using temperamental third-party clients, Windows users finally have a native application to post their status updates and place new friends requests. The new application debuted in the Windows Store this morning along with the Windows 8.1 update that’s now rolling out […]

Windows 8.1: The How-Tos You Need to Read

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With Windows 8.1 now going out as an official update through Windows Store, many users are wondering are wondering how the new operating system fundamentally changes the way they interact with Windows 8. The truth is, Windows 8.1 isn’t a re-imagining of Windows 8 at all. Instead, it’s an updated take on the Charms, Start Screen […]

Dell Venue 8 Pro Makes Productivity Mobile With Optional Keyboard Dock

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Just like the Dell Venue 11 Pro, the Dell Venue 8 Pro brings Microsoft’s Windows 8 productivity to the tablet convertible form factor. The Dell Venue 8 Pro comes with an 8-inch display, optional keyboard that fits the display’s size–unlike the humongous Acer Iconia W3 with an equivalent 8-inch footprint that has an optional keyboard […]

Microsoft Kicks Off Day One Pre-Orders for Windows 8.1

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Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 is now available for pre-order from the company’s website ahead of its October 18th release. Pre-orders for the latest and largest update to the Windows operating began this morning, a little over two weeks before the company has said that it plans to release Windows 8.1 to users. While today’s pre-order kickoff […]

Microsoft Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 Pre-Orders Now Live

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As expected, Microsoft has opened up pre-orders for its new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets. These are Microsoft’s successors to the original Surface RT and Surface Pro, and start at $449 and $899, respectively. They’re available to order now on Microsoft’s website, with the Surface 2 coming in 32GB and 64GB flavors, while […]

Phones Offer Hope for Windows RT Success

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In an odd twist, Microsoft may be looking at replacing its Windows Phone operating system with that of Windows RT. In the past, the company has stated that Windows Phone was strictly for phones that that Windows RT was built for tablets, like Windows 8. However, the lines may be blurring as Windows Phone manufacturers, […]

Windows 8.1 Pricing to Match its Predecessor

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When the Windows 8.1 update arrives in stores later this year, it’ll match the pricing structure Windows 8. That’s according to Microsoft, who detailed its plans for launching the update in retail stores earlier today. For the most part, its approach to Windows 8.1 launching in stores will mirror that of Windows 8. Users will be […]

Asus Transformer Book T100: An iPad-Worthy Windows 8 Challenger

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At $349 and packed with Windows 8.1, a detachable keyboard dock, and all-day battery life, the Asus Transformer Book T100 may be the first Windows slate that can go head-to-head to seriously challenge Apple’s iPad and tablets based on Google’s Android OS. Additionally, the T100’s low price point will make it a worthy challenger to […]

Toshiba Encore 8-inch Windows 8.1 Tablet Announced

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Today at IFA 2013, some of the first Windows 8.1 devices are being unveiled, including the first 8-inch Windows tablet from Toshiba, called the Encore. It looks to be the company’s attempt at taking on the iPad mini at full force, with the same $329 price tag. The Encore rocks a higher-res 1280×800 screen packing in […]