Category Archives: Windows

  • Windows has a heart of trash

    I did a bad thing. I opened a bad file and it borked my PC. So now, in concordance with the grand tradition of frustrated tech bloggers calling on enormous companies to conform to their wishes, here is my rant on how terrible computers are — Windows ones, this time anyway — and how they […]

  • WeChat beats Google to release apps that don’t need to be downloaded or installed

    Click on a link in China’s top messaging app, WeChat, and you’ll be taken to a rich app-like experience, but without needing to download or install anything. Tencent, WeChat’s maker, on Monday released “mini programs” (Apple wouldn’t allow the word “app” to be used, it seems.) The new mini programs work within the messaging app, […]

  • You’ll be able to pre-order the Nintendo Switch on Friday, sort of

    Nintendo’s highly anticipated Switch hybrid portable handheld/game console will launch in March. When exactly? We won’t know the details until Thursday night when Nintendo holds its Switch tell-all online stream. But one thing we do know is when Nintendo fans will be able to put down their money for a pre-order. According to a tweet […]


    Today only, if you bundle together Amazon’s Fire Tablet and Tap, you’ll save $80 on the two. The bundle includes the Fire Tablet with 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, and 16 GB of storage, and Amazon Tap, the Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker. With the Fire tablet from Amazon you can enjoy millions of movies, TV shows, songs, […]


    PROS Attractive, versatile design; Solid performance and graphics; Above-average battery life CONS Stiff, uncomfortable keyboard; Dim, dull display VERDICT The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 2-in-1 offers good performance and nearly 7 hours of battery life in a versatile design. Convertible laptops — they’re not just a gimmick anymore. Now that nearly all of the major […]


    THE PROS Strong, easy-to-service body; Features USB-A and USB-C with Thunderbolt 3 ; Comfy folding keyboard and active pen included; Active-pen support with 2,048 levels of sensitivity THE CONS Keyboard and touchpad slow to wake up; Mediocre battery life for an ultraportable VERDICT With a top-notch detachable design, strong security features and comfortable keyboard, HP’s […]

  • Never 10 Prevents Windows 7, 8.1 PCs From Upgrading to Windows 10

    Plenty of people, including us, like Windows 10. It’s a substantial upgrade over Windows 8.1, giving users a plethora of improvements and features. We aren’t, however, a big fan of how Microsoft is pushing this upgrade to some people. Ten months since Windows 10’s release, users on Windows 7, and Windows 8.1 continue to report […]

  • Microsoft’s Surface Book is coming to the UK earlier than expected

    Microsoft’s Surface Book wasn’t expected to arrive in the UK until early spring, so it came as a surprise when pre-orders opened up today (January 5). The MacBook rival is available to purchase from Microsoft’s online store and Currys/PC World, with orders set to ship by February 18. Microsoft’s Surface Book is a convertible laptop […]

  • Windows 10 hits another milestone as Microsoft’s OS passes 200m installs

    It was a happy Christmas for Windows 10 as the Microsoft operating system passed the milestone of 200 million users during the festive period. The software appears to be going through a purple patch, gaining 90 million users in just three months to achieve the feat. In fact, Windows 10’s expansion rate makes it Microsoft’s […]

  • Samsung Galaxy TabPro S lands as iPad Pro and Surface Pro 4 rival

    Things are about to heat up in the Windows 10 tablet space, as Samsung has just launched a new Surface Pro 4 rival. Dubbed the Samsung Galaxy TabPro S, the Windows 10-powered slate is also an iPad Pro challenger thanks to its oversized 12-inch form factor. This sizeable display should offer stunningly sharp visuals thanks […]

  • Surface Mini Was Real

    Before Microsoft introduced the Surface Pro 3, the tablet that would later push the company’s tumbling devices revenue closer towards the green zone, Microsoft was also working on the Surface Mini. The device was rumoured to be launched alongside the Pro 3, but the company at the last moment decided against it. It is finally […]

  • Windows Phone apps are disappearing from the platform

    Microsoft has struggled to make Windows Phone a viable competitor in the mobile ecosystem for more than five years now. There have been some good devices running Windows Phone, but the lack of apps has been a constant pain point that has limited adoption. On the cusp of Windows 10 coming to smartphones, Microsoft is […]