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Ceton Echo Windows Media Extender Review @MissingRemote
     Fri, Nov 30 2012 | 11:52A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The form factor has changed significantly as well, to a sleek device around the size of most modern home theater streamers, but the functionality promised (i.e. small, quiet, efficient MCX) when used with WMC has not. This is an important point to note when examining the Echo on its own, because much of the previous coverage also included mention of Cetons Q (a TiVo like device) which, had it survived the summer, could have provided additional capability beyond what is possible from the standard MCX experience. With firmware releases bringing new functionality and fixes every few days it has proved difficult to nail down a definitive snapshot of the Echos long term capabilities; as retail availability is now upon us it is time to build on our first lool."

Intel NUC DC3217BY Review w/ Windows 8 @ Legit Reviews
     Fri, Nov 30 2012 | 11:13A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
I was able to get the Intel NUC fully assembled and installed Windows 8 in well under 30 minutes. Everything flowed together nicely and this DIY system was easy and fun to put together. The Intel NUC isn`t designed to replace everyone`s desktop PC, but it has enough performance to satisfy the needs of the average PC user. Having an entire PC in a 4 x 4 x 2 cube is pretty darn impressive and it allows you to..."

SysAdmin Corner: Getting More From Windows @ Techgage
     Fri, Nov 30 2012 | 3:18A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As a non-Windows user whos forced to use Windows on regular occasion, there can often be problems or limitations about the OS that can cause you to throw your hands up in frustration. Ive been there. But in this quick article, Im going to talk about some free apps that will help you introduce some new-found power to the OS."

News: TRs Windows 8 system guide
     Wed, Nov 07 2012 | 6:34A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve refreshed our famous system guide to account for AMD`s new A- and FX-series processors, the latest GPU releases, and of course, the arrival of Windows 8."

Windows 8 Review Part Two: The Things I Love @ Techgage
     Tue, Nov 06 2012 | 1:17A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
As difficult as it may be to tell sometimes, Windows 8 does in fact offer a lot to love. Ive already had my say about what frustrates me with the OS, so now, Im taking a look at the other side of the coin. What is it that makes Windows 8 pleasant to use? Select highlights include aesthetic improvements, the improved transfer dialog and the new syncing capabilities."

News: My six days with Windows 8
     Fri, Nov 02 2012 | 1:39A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve all heard about Windows 8 on tablets and touch-screen laptops. What about desktops? TR`s Cyril Kowaliski took the plunge last week and installed the new operating system on his main desktop PC. This is his story."

The TR Podcast 122: Windows 8 VivoTab RT and FX-8350
     Mon, Oct 29 2012 | 2:07A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
In this episode of the TR Podcast, we answer listener mail, discuss Borderlands 2 and Dishonored, get our hands on a Windows RT tablet, examine AMD`s new FX-series processors, and cover some other recent AMD news."

Windows 8 Review @ TechReviewSource.com
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 1:23P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Microsoft`s Windows 8 is a bold innovation, melding the worlds of tablets and PCs. Its excellent touch input, an app store, and better performance are compelling, but the changes will be too drastic for some and as a completely new product, a few rough edges remain."

News: Windows 8: The convertible OS
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 11:59A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
After spending a week with Microsoft`s touch-friendly OS, one thing is clear. Windows 8 is perfect for convertible tablets. Here`s why:"

Microsoft Windows 8 Launch Event Video Footage
     Fri, Oct 26 2012 | 5:46A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
NGOHQ.com is hosting a complete video footage of Microsoft launch event of Windows 8 from New York City on October 25th, 2012"

Windows 8 vs 7 - Gaming Performance Radeon HD 7970 @ Ocaholic
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 12:06P | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Windows 8 is coming out soon, very, very soon. Microsoft`s latest operating system will be released ... Tomorrow, in fact. So we wanted to know how good this new OS will perform with games. So we decided to compare it to it`s predecessor. Going from Windows XP to Windows Vista/7 we did notice that the performances were as near as makes not difference, the same. So, what have we done? Right we took some (15) games and a almost a handful of theoretical benchmarks and checked wether there are suspicious thing going on or not."

The Windows You Love is Gone
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 10:37A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Windows Server is even more telling. Windows Server is not a consumer operating system and yet your choice is the Modern UI, a telling name to occasionally replace Metro with, or Powershell. Visual Studio Express was WinRT-or-bust until developer outcry made Microsoft sweat. Just this week Bill Gates discussed how Windows 8 and Windows Phone platforms are evolving literally into be(ing) a single platform. Compare Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8: Windows RT is the middle ground. Do not be surprised if Microsoft intends to remove the cancer."

Windows 8 Review - Part One: The Things I Hate @ Techgage
     Thu, Oct 25 2012 | 12:46A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
* You`ve heard it here first: Microsoft is about to release a new version of Windows. Called Windows 8, the OS aims to change the way we use our computers, and it`s been built from the ground up with touch in mind. Like all other OS releases, there`s both things to admire and things to complain about. First, we`ll tackle the latter."

[Tech ARP] Why Apple Maps-gate Could Have Been Avoided (Or Not)
     Wed, Oct 24 2012 | 9:48A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The furore over the new Apple Maps doesn`t seem to be abating anytime soon. Every day, there are new articles on how the new Apple Maps has just directed someone to walk into a river, or converted the mighty Derwent River in Hobarts, Australia into a lake... This may seem like your typical fare from Apple detractors, but the fact of the matter is most of these people who are complaining are... Apple users! At the same time, there is a constant slew of articles or commentaries defending Apple Maps as anything from a good start to no one gets it right the first time. They may be right, or they may just be die-hard Apple fanatics. But it doesn`t seem like the tit-for-tat is going to end anytime soon. Even here in Tech ARP, we have different opinions on Apple Maps and how well they handled the aftermath. Let`s take a look..."

[Tech ARP] ED#141 : AssistiveTouch Bug In Apples New iOS 6
     Tue, Oct 23 2012 | 9:48A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Earlier this year, I wrote about Apple`s blahblahblah, a nifty little feature that most of us thought was to make it for the disabled to use the Apple urban haute bourgeoisie. Well, that too, but it also allowed us, able-bodied people, to protect the iPhone`s less than robust Home button so that it wouldn`t die on us so quickly. Needless to say, once you tried it, you will likely not go back to using the Home button. Now that I`m used to it, I find it much easier to use the AssistiveTouch button than the actual Home button! I`m sure quite a few of you feel the same way too. Fast forward to the release of iOS 6, and this urban haute bourgeoisie feature starts getting the wrong kind of love. "

News: How Windows 8 scaling fails on high-PPI displays
     Thu, Oct 11 2012 | 11:06A | Operating System | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
We`ve taken Windows 8 for a spin on Asus` new Zenbook Prime in order to get a feel for the new OS`s PPI scaling capabilities. As we found, Windows 8`s suitability for systems with high-PPI screens may have been exaggerated."

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