Windows 8 Tablet

Microsoft is no stranger to making hardware – along with the odd mouse and keyboard, it has been making and selling its successful Xbox line of game consoles for a decade.

It... now seems that Microsoft will enter into the tablet market. Microsoft has scheduled an event on Monday in LA, where it promises to make a major announcement. Although the nature of the event has not...

quick office

Google has just made a very important acquisition today. They’ve bought the QuickOffice mobile app, which is known as one of the very best, if not the best mobile office applications on... any mobile platform. Along with the technology, Google also acquired the team behind it, a very experienced group of people that have been working on QuickOffice probably for more than a decade.

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microsoft on{X} android app

A few weeks back, LG has announced its plans to release a thinking smartphone, one that will be able to wake you up a few minutes earlier if heavy traffic was detected on your route to work,... and perform other similar smart functions. If that previous post got you thinking (pun intended, maybe?) what else could a smartphone be programmed to do, you are going to love Microsoft’s on{x} web...

asus-android-windows-8-tablet

With a few days to go until Computex 2012 kicks off, Asus has decided to put up a few short teaser videos that include various hints at certain features that upcoming... Asus devices could offer. But more importantly, some of these videos suggest that the Android device maker may announce a dual-booting Android-Windows 8 device next week.

The first video – wh...

Android Windows Phone

Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform has been released for more than a year and a half, but it has struggled to become a worthy competitor to Google’s Android and Apple’s... iOS. The small number of devices running WP, as well as the relatively poor ecosystem have led to sales of just 2.7 million Windows Phone gadgets in Q1 2012. The mobile operating system powered only 2...

Google And Motorola Ordered To Share Android Development Data With Apple

If you can’t beat your competitor, sue them for copyright infringement and have the court ban their products from entering the market! That seems to be the strategy... that tech companies are using against each other with varying degrees of success. Sometimes you lose, sometimes you win – and sometimes there’s no clear winner at all. The latest patent battle between...

windows-8-samsung-tablet1

Don’t say I didn’t warn you, but reports from Taiwan are now confirming what I’ve said since the beginning of this year. Windows 8 tablets will not be price... competitive with Android tablets and the iPad, even for the ARM version, so expect the Intel tablets to cost even more.

ARM situation is very bad

Manufacturers from Taiw...

firefox vs internet explorer

Although for many it might be a model worth following, Microsoft has a longstanding tradition of not only discouraging competition, but trying to eliminate it by any means possible. That includes... dirty, unorthodox, and sometimes even illegal moves through which they’ve managed to monopolize the desktop operating system market, and, for a long while back in the ‘90s and early ‘2000s, the brows...

Barnes & Noble's Nook

GoodEreader

Though Microsoft is no stranger to patent battles of its own, the company isn’t shy of reaching a win-win settlement with other corporations. It looks like Redmond just killed... two birds with one stone when it decided to jump into the e-book market by investing in Barnes & Noble’s Nook reader, while settling its patent lawsuit against the e-reader company.

Annou...