Windows 8 en Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter First Impressions <div class="field-deck"> Plug and play, or plug and pray? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft's new Miracast-based Wireless Display Adapter is available now for preorder and should be shipping in very late October. Here's a first hands-on peek at the adapter, which is aimed at PC and tablet users that wish to project their screen to an HDTV at home or a projector at work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Miracast Mobile devices Windows 8 Windows Phone Hardware Mobile Music & Videos Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:27:00 +0000 44371 at HP Announces $100 Tablet, $200 Laptop <div class="field-deck"> Looks like Kevin Turner got it right </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Yes, Virginia, the $200 HP Stream laptop is real. And so is the $100 HP Stream tablet, which is arguably even more impressive. Both are shipping in time for the holidays, and both will be accompanied by bigger and slightly more expensive alternatives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile devices Windows 8 Hardware Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:18:00 +0000 44311 at New MSN Goes Live on Windows, Windows Phone and Web <div class="field-deck"> Time to update </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Just weeks after announcing that it would be overhauling MSN on the web and rebranding its Windows and Windows Phone Bing apps as MSN apps, Microsoft is going live with the changes. So the new version of the MSN web portal has dropped the preview label and those with Windows 8.1/RT and Windows Phone 8.1 have some apps to update.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bing Cloud Windows 8.1 Windows Phone 8.1 Windows 8 Windows Phone Windows RT Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:53:00 +0000 44301 at Better than Chromebook? A $250 PC Gets It Done <div class="field-deck"> Surprisingly good value at the low-end of the market </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Thanks to Microsoft's liberal new Windows licensing policies, hardware makers will be unleashing a new generation of inexpensive new PCs and tablets this holiday season. But you don't have to wait for the snow to fall to get a great deal on an inexpensive Windows-based PC: Many fine options are available now. And based on my weeks-long testing of a low-end Acer model, these devices generally provide a better value than a comparably-priced Chromebook.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile devices Windows 8 Hardware Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:44:00 +0000 44191 at Xbox Music and Xbox Video for Windows 8.1 Updated <div class="field-deck"> Nothing major, but always appreciated </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft issued updates for both Xbox Music and Xbox Video for Windows 8.1 today. Neither are updated as much as their Windows Phone counterparts—mostly because they're already of higher quality—and these updates are, as expected, fairly minor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Xbox Music Windows 8 Xbox Video Windows RT Music & Videos Fri, 26 Sep 2014 20:33:00 +0000 44181 at Surface Pro 3 Now Qualified for Pilots <div class="field-deck"> With a cockpit mount and pilot software too </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Thanks to its PC innards, Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 is starting to replace both paper-based documentation and iPads in plane cockpits. And this week, that process is now formalized, with Surface Pro 3 achieving device qualifications as FAA and EASA Electronic Flight Bags (EFB).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft Surface Mobile devices Surface Pro 3 Windows 8 Mobile Thu, 25 Sep 2014 17:59:00 +0000 44091 at Windows 8 Device Stats: September 2014 <div class="field-deck"> Microsoft is already a force in the PC market </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Every month, I highlight AdDuplex's Windows Phone usage statistics, but this month they're taking a peek at Windows device—Windows 8.x-based tablets, 2-in-1s and other devices—usage. The firm provides this kind of survey about twice a year, and it's interesting to see which devices—and device types—are actually taking off with users. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile devices Windows 8 Windows RT Hardware Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:16:00 +0000 44001 at Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter Preview <div class="field-deck"> Could this be the Miracast device that just works? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">OK, I've had my fun with the dichotomy of Microsoft announced two separate Miracast adapters in the last 30 days. Truth be told, the newly announced Wireless Display Adapter does address some slightly different scenarios than the previously-announced Microsoft Screen-Sharing for Lumia Phones HD-10. And I'll be reviewing and comparing both.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android Mobile devices Windows 8.1 Windows Phone 8.1 Windows 8 Windows Phone Hardware Mobile Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:26:00 +0000 43941 at Toshiba Encore Mini First Impressions <div class="field-deck"> First and last </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Toshiba Encore Mini has arrived and as you may expect, I really wanted to like this cheap new mini-tablet. But here's the reality check: You can't price a tablet at $120 without cutting some corners. And in this case, the result is horribly lacking, and something I simply cannot recommend to anyone.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 8.1 with Bing Windows 8 Hardware Mobile Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:20:00 +0000 43811 at Microsoft Celebrates iPhone 6 Launch by Doubling Free OneDrive Storage to 30 GB <div class="field-deck"> Don't worry, it's for anyone who backs up their photos to OneDrive </div> <div class="node-body article-body">OneDrive just keeps getting better. And just a week after Microsoft upped the file size limit in its cloud storage service to 10 GB, it's making another major and positive change: It's upping the amount of free storage from 15 GB to 30 GB, and all you need to do is backup your phone's photos to OneDrive to get it. The bad news? This is a temporary bump, so you need to act fast.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 8 Windows Phone OneDrive Mobile Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:34:00 +0000 43791 at