Acer had been one of the companies to be the most vocal about their critique of the Surface, blasting Microsoft over its decision to suddenly become a tablet-maker. Now they want to show Microsoft that they've got an alternative in ChromeOS, so they're going to heavily promote their next-gen Chromebooks supposed to come out this October.
Steve Ballmer pretty much confirms that the Surface will not cost $199
Three months ago, Microsoft announced their response to the iPad. They called it the Surface. Forget about the specs and the hardware design for a second, the company failed to disclose two key pieces of information: When will consumers be able to buy it and how much is it going to cost?
Google preparing to drop Google Apps support for Internet Explorer 8
Will Microsoft Office for Windows RT be the same as Office on the desktop? Microsoft has released some more details about what Office for Windows RT will contain and more importantly what it won't contain.
The Android release is similar to the iOS application, and offers the same functionality, including viewing personal documents, shared documents and recently-read files. SkyDrive lets users manage online files, which includes sharing with other SkyDrive users. Users can also upload photos and videos directly from the smartphone or tablet's gallery.
Is Barnes & Noble Nook the weak link in the tablet war?
Technology companies are trying to avoid aggressively bidding for Eastman Kodak's imaging-related patents. Google, Apple, Samsung and other firms in the smartphone business are likely to form a consortium or partnership in an effort to keep the price down.
Gartner: Samsung and Apple saw huge growth compared to last year, almost everyone else declined
Gartner's data for the June quarter shows that Samsung and Apple saw biggest gains in sales compared to a year ago, Huawei and ZTE also gained, while HTC, LG, RIM, Nokia and everyone else saw a decline in sales compared to the same time last year. More after the break.
Outlook.com not playing well with Android devices?
Android users and enthusiasts have observed that Outlook.com does not work well with Android devices. In particular, attachments cannot be edited (or even viewed) on a mobile web interface, and Outlook.com requires that a compatible editor be installed on the device.