Tag archives for Windows

SkyDrive Pro apps now available for iOS and Windows 8

Consumer apps for Microsoft's consumer cloud storage solution have been available for some time, but the enterprise version, SkyDrive Pro, now has a duo of applications up for grabs, too. iOS and Windows 8 users can now snag free downloads from the Windows Store and App Store, respectively, letting you ...

Samsung Ativ Q: a laptop-tablet hybrid running Windows 8 andAndroid

There’s no mistaking it now; the global shift from desktop PCs to mobile devices is in full swing. In an attempt to bring out the best of both worlds, Samsung unveiled the Ativ Q on Thursday, a true laptop-tablet hybrid. Although the device can seamlessly shape-shift from one form to ...

Vizio shipping 11.6-inch Windows 8 tablet with AMDAPU

Consumer electronics-maker and PC-dabbler Vizio has launched its latest computing device: an 11.6-inch Windows 8 PC-based tablet for $600 (MT11X-A1). The slate features a generously-sized 1080p display, 64GB SSD, 2GB and an AMD Z-60 APU. Pair that up with a 2MP front-facing camera, stereo speakers and Micro HDMI/USB ports and ...

Windows Store recommendations could one day reflect your usage patterns

Yesterday was the day Microsoft made Windows 8.1 available as a public download; today's the day we ask 'what's next?' Here at the company's annual Build developer conference, we sat down with Ted Dworkin, the man who oversees the Windows Store, to do a deeper dive on the store's latest ...

Adventures in Floppy Disk Transfers

Remember that scene from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” in which Ferris says that life moves pretty fast, and if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it? The same might be said for technology. One day I was saving files to floppy disks on ...

The Weekly Roundup for 06.24.2013

You might say the week is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workweek, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Weekly Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past seven days -- all handpicked by the editors ...

Windows 8 Mail app gains desperately needed features, breaks Google Calendarsupport

As promised, Windows 8 and Windows RT's native productivity apps have finally received some update love. Although severely spartan in both design and features, Mail, Calendar and People now boast a number of new tricks which aim to make your out-of-the-box Windows 8 (and RT) experience slightly more enjoyable. Thankfully, Microsoft's ...

ASUS VivoTab RT review: everything you loved about the Transformer tablets, but with Windows

More Info ASUS outs Tablets 600 and 810, Transformer-like slates running Windows 8 ASUS outs dockable Windows 8 VivoTab and VivoTab RT ASUS VivoTab RT 10.1-inch Windows 8 RT tablet comes to AT&T ...

Hack to run traditional desktop apps on Windows RTdetailed

Microsoft's ARM-based version of Windows is only intended to run Metro-style apps downloaded directly from the Windows Store as well as a pre-loaded, touch-oriented version of Office and IE10. But an enterprising hacker claims to have come up with a workaround that would in theory enable any unsigned application, even ...