Tag "Windows 8"

Resetting a Windows 8 computer for fun

December 4, 2017

One of my kids has left long behind her 2012 HP Pavilion G6 notebook computer. It was slow, clunky, overloaded and unwanted, so I decided

Apple kills QuickTime for Windows as Trend spots holes

April 15, 2016

We’re never going to be able to plug up every hole in every bit of software, but Apple’s solution to a new set of flaws Trend Micro has discovered is pretty simple: withdraw the app altogether.

Microsoft to allow Windows 10 owners to go back to 7, 8

November 2, 2015

Not everyone’s a fan of Windows 10, and if you upgraded but prefer to look and feel of 7 or 8, you can return from whence you came.

Sydney’s Microsoft Store to be your everything-Microsoft-guru

August 21, 2015

There aren’t many reasons to write about stores, except to say when a good deal has arrived, and Microsoft’s first store in Australia isn’t necessarily going to be about that. What it will do, however, is answer every Windows question you’ve ever had.

What we’re excited for in Windows 10

July 24, 2015

Next week, Microsoft launches the replacement for Windows 8, and it’ll come free for quite a few PC owners. While we can’t say too much ahead of our review, here’s what we’re excited to see.

HP reveals re-engineered machines made for portability

July 21, 2015

When you’ve been building computers as long as HP has, you need to spend a bit of time refreshing and updating designs to shake things up, and that appears to be exactly what the company has done with a few newbies heading to stores shortly.

Adobe updates Creative Suite, delivering speed and creativity by the truckload

June 17, 2015

Creatives reliant on Adobe’s suite of products listen up, because if you’re a subscriber to the Creative Cloud, you just got upgraded.

Windows 10 coming July 29, free for current Windows owners (for now)

June 2, 2015

If you own a computer bought in the last seven years or so, good news: you won't have to pay for your next copy of Windows. Or possibly one ever again.

Kogan makes a try for budget computers with a 14 inch Atlas

May 21, 2015

Buying a computer for someone who doesn’t need much — say a kid — isn’t always easy, but the “Atlas” hopes to give value driven people something to feel on top of the world with.

Microsoft to go universal with Windows 10 platform compatibility

April 30, 2015

There’s little doubt that Windows 8 hasn’t been a tremendous success, and you could say the same for Windows Phone 8. The next Windows could be very different, and not just because it’s new, but because it’ll be a true cross platform OS.

Lenovo brings pen to screen… but there’s a catch

April 23, 2015

If you own a Lenovo tablet, you might just also have a digital notepad, thanks to some new software the company is rolling out for free.

Acer skips home-grown Ezel for a one-handed hybrid

April 15, 2015

Another day, another laptop, and this week it’s an Acer we’re taking a look at, as the company redoes the convertible laptop-tablet hybrid by focusing on the hinge as opposed to a new design entirely.

Microsoft announces Surface 3 with Windows 8.1, no more RT

April 1, 2015

We always wondered what would become of Windows RT, the light version of Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system that could only run apps made for Windows 8. Today, it is no more, as Microsoft announces a new version of Surface that is all grown up.

Asus shows that Windows hybrids can be thin with the Chi

March 5, 2015

Earlier in the year, Asus showed us how thin a Windows tablet could be, and shortly, Australians will be able to see for themselves, as the company releases its Air-like machine.

Acer builds a home theatre PC that could also be storage for your home

February 27, 2015

The home theatre PC isn’t living the fruitful life many would expect, but Acer might be reviving the area, with a new home entertainment hub that could also act as networkable storage.

Six months on: Microsoft Surface Pro 3 revisited

February 27, 2015

We had high praise for Microsoft’s third Surface tablet to run Windows 8 back in August of last year, when we declared “this was what tablets should be”. Six months on, is it still what tablets should be?

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