posted on 20 Aug 2014, 02:47 19 1. techperson211 (Posts: 1280; Member since: 27 Feb 2014) Good job for MS. Still android is a lot more functional and reliable as of these time. posted on 20 Aug 2014, 03:38 15 11. ManusImperceptus (Posts: 724; Member since: 10 Jun 2014) Functional? As in more versatile, yes. As in everyday usability, no. posted on 20 Aug 2014, 03:43 7 17. dimas (Posts: 2661; Member since: 22 Jul 2014) Agreed. Being an open source system means more room for flaws. Most android users criticize iPhone and WP for being strict with their system but the benefits out weight the option of being customizable. 49. sgodsell (Posts: 5788; Member since: 16 Mar 2013) First of all Windows Phone is NOT as good as Android for multitasking. WP has limits on how many task can run and how they can run. Android does not have such limits. 64. Dastrix (unregistered) Dude, you're late to the party. Windows Phone 8.1 is as good as Android for multi-tasking, if … [Read more...] about Comments for : With the same battery, HTC One (M8) for Windows listed to have nearly double the battery life of the One (M8) for Android
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0. phoneArena posted on 16 Oct 2014, 18:05 Today is a day of jubilation at camp Apple. As expected, the company presented a whole bunch of new products at its official event, among them being a brand new iPad model, the iPad Air 2. And, boy, is it a tablet worth being excited about! Compared to the previous model, it is thinner, lighter, faster, and better in dozens of ways. Is it better than what Apple's rival, Samsung, has to offer? Well, there's a broad spectrum of tablets in the latter's portfolio, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 is shaping up as a worthy competitor to the new iPad model. Let's stack the two against each other and see how they compare... This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here posted on 16 Oct 2014, 18:21 16 1. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013) Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 rakes the marginally-upgraded iPad Air 2. posted on 16 Oct 2014, 23:32 0 12. TyrionLannister (unregistered) Because hating Apple is … [Read more...] about Comments for : iPad Air 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5: in-depth specs comparison
Acer is going even deeper into the world of affordable laptops, this time rolling out its cheapest 2-in-1 Windows tablet/laptop to date. Already available for sale, Acer’s new One 10 sports a modest $200 price tag and specs that fall right into what we’d expect to see from a budget laptop in that range.Jumping into those specs, buyers will find that the Acer One 10 has a modest 2GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, and a quad-core Intel Atom processor. Obviously, these are all on the lower end of the spectrum as laptops go, but pretty much on par with what we’ve come to expect from a computer falling into that ultra-budget $200 price range. It also comes with Windows 8.1 installed out of the box, which means users will be able to get an upgrade to Windows 10 when it releases in just a few days.The new 2-in-1 from Acer features a 10.1-inch display with a 1,280 x 800 resolution. It also features micro HDMI support for connecting it to an external display. … [Read more...] about Acer releases the One 10, a Windows 2-in-1 that sells for just $200
If you’re wary of that newfangled thing called the Internet and demand your Windows updates in a box made of dead trees, you’re in luck. Microsoft just started taking preorders for the cardboard-boxed version of Windows 8.1, now in lovely purple.A boxed version of a free upgrade? Sort of. You’re not really paying to upgrade Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, you’re paying for a fresh Windows license with a disc that will install the latest version. At $120, Microsoft has priced the boxed version of Windows 8.1 the same as the boxed version of Windows 8, so the purchase is a no-brainer for anyone buying Windows moving forward. They’ll be able to install Windows 8.1 out of the box, rather than wasting time installing Windows 8, then waiting for it to upgrade to Windows 8.1 via the Web.As for the rest of us with paid-for versions of Windows 8 already installed, Microsoft will begin pushing the automatic upgrade out on October 17.For many disgruntled Windows 8 users, … [Read more...] about Microsoft will let you preorder a shiny, boxed version of Windows 8.1 for $120
When we initially reviewed the latest Dell XPS 13 in March, we crowned it the best 13-inch laptop on the market. Times change, though, especially as developers and manufacturers race to outfit their machines with the latest-and-greatest hardware.Apple has announced the latest in its lineup, the simple MacBook. Not only is the new offering the thinnest laptop Apple has ever produced, but the 12-inch machine comes equipped with a Retina display, all-day battery life, and a host of updated hardware. However, how does the forthcoming device compare with our current front runner when placed side by side? Check out the direct comparison below for a closer look at the two competing devices and their capabilities. 2015 MacBook2015 Dell XPS 13Dimensions11.04 x 7.74 x 0.14-0.52 (in)11.98 x 7.88 x 0.33-0.60 (in)Weight2.03 pounds2.60 poundsKeyboardFull size, backlit keyboardFull size, backlit keyboardProcessor1.1GHz dual-core Intel Core M processor (4MB Cache, up to 2.4GHz)Intel … [Read more...] about MacBook vs Dell XPS 13: Which is the king of portable laptops?
Windows 10 has been released. Kind of, at least.Earlier this week, Microsoft revealed and launched the Windows 10 Technical Preview. It boasts a small handful of new features, including a refreshed Start menu, the ability to run Metro apps in windowed mode, and virtual desktops. There’s little doubt that the return of the Start menu is the biggest reason to use the Windows 10 Technical Preview, especially for people who use Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Both of those operating systems are Start menu-less. Plus, the Technical Preview is free.Microsoft has noted that this is an early build of Windows 10, and that it will receive more consumer-oriented features (including Cortana, it looks like) down the line. However, we can’t help but wonder whether the inclusion of a new Start menu, which arguably never should have been removed in the first place, is enough of a reason to make a big chunk of users grab the Technical Preview in its current form. For some, that answer is a clear … [Read more...] about Windows 10 Poll: Is the new Start menu enough of a reason for you to upgrade?
With the official launch of Windows 10’s release client in just a couple of weeks, and more people likely to update than ever before thanks to the free upgrade Microsoft is offering those with Windows 7 and 8 licenses, compatibility is on everyone’s minds. Fortunately though, GoG games shouldn’t run into too many problems, as the curators of those good old games have spent a lot of time making sure just about everything works correctly on the new OS.To reassure fans who have been asking on the GoG forums whether their favorite games would carry over to Windows 10, the platform provider released a statement on its blog that set everyone straight.“When GOG.com launched in 2008, Windows XP was by far the most popular operating system among gamers. Ever since then we’ve meticulously tested our entire library to introduce Day 1 compatibility with every new Windows release. We’ve done it for Windows 7, we’ve done it for Windows 8 — … [Read more...] about GoG games will work on Windows 10 without issue
For Windows 8.1 and 7 upgrades onlyIf you’ve utilized Microsoft’s free upgrade from Windows 8.1 or 7 to Windows 10, you can use a more automated process to downgrade your software from Windows itself. While this process is easier than the above because it will preserve some of your files, it’s always a good idea to back up personal data just in case something goes wrong. That’s an appealing option, but there are some caveats.This process only works for the first 30 days after the update to Windows 10. After that, the operating system will delete the previous OS files to make room on the hard drive. If you’ve run Windows 10’s disk cleanup operation, it may have prematurely deleted those files, but only if you ran it manually.This process also won’t let you roll back to Windows 8, only Windows 8.1. Part of the Windows 10 upgrade process involves moving to 8.1, so that’s technically the last OS installed on the system. If you want Windows 8 … [Read more...] about Here’s how to uninstall Windows 10 and revert to an older version
While downloads of Windows 8 and Windows 8 apps have grown as of late, the amount of apps being developed and released has trended southward in the past several months.Based on numbers from MetroStore Scanner, a site that lest you browse Windows apps from the Web, June saw 19,000 new apps released in the Windows Store. In July, that count dropped to 12,000. From there, a clear pattern developed, with a mere 5,400 apps seeing the light of day in August. Even less Windows 8/8.1 apps were released in September – 5,100, to be exact. Only last month did that number perk up a bit to 7,300, but that likely had something to do with the fact that Windows 8.1 was released on October 17. Because a significant amount of the new apps released last month likely coincided with the 8.1 launch, we expect another downturn this month and down the line.The decrease in app releases could represent a strategic shift that focuses on quality over quantity, though it’s just as likely that … [Read more...] about The number of Windows 8 app releases has fallen and can’t get up
OneDrive to rule them allMicrosoft wants you to use OneDrive to store and sync all your data across devices. That’s why it’s pushing out OneDrive apps to all platforms and giving you 1TB of online storage per machine with an Office 365 subscription. The Office 365 Home subscription provides 1TB of OneDrive storage for up to five machines, which at $100 a year or $10 a month, is an attractive proposition. Microsoft knows you won’t ever be able to fill that space with documents alone. But you can basically store anything on OneDrive and its seamless integration with Windows 10 and various applications ensures your files are automatically backed up, synced, and easily accessible.Smart features like OneDrive may make upgrading to Windows 10 irresistible. And that’s precisely what Microsoft wants. Editors' Recommendations Windows 10 Fall Creators Update news — everything you need to know Windows 10 Fall Creators Update puts a spit polish on the … [Read more...] about This is how OneDrive works in Windows 10