Sharp’s first Windows 8 tablet has 10.1-inch, 2,560 x 1,600 IGZO display and water resistance (hands-on)

Kicking off this week’s CEATEC show in Japan, Sharp has played to its strengths with its new Windows 8 tablet, the Mebius Pad, factoring in a 2,560 x 1,600 resolution display. That puts it pretty far ahead of the current crowd of 1080p Windows 8 t…


Acer Iconia W4 tablet spotted at event with Bay Trail chip, IPS display (video)

There have been persistent rumors of an upgraded Acer Iconia W3 tablet with an IPS display and, quite possibly, a faster Bay Trail-based processor. Those rumors are now reality, as Bouweenpc.nl has just tried an unannounced Iconia W4 at an Intel e…


Windows app install limit increases to 81 devices starting October 9th

Windows users rejoice: the days of only being able to install apps on five different devices will soon be over. Starting October 9th, apps purchased with a single Windows Store account will be sharable among up to 81 devices. If you recall, we lea…


Microsoft reportedly close to unifying its app stores across Windows and Windows Phone

Microsoft is apparently far closer to bringing together its disparate stores than many thought. The company has reportedly already demoed a single app portal for both Windows and Windows Phone behind closed doors at its annual company meeting in S…


Microsoft reveals Surface Music Cover, gives DJs more musical tools

The new Surface Pro, with its prodigious computing capabilities, has been built as a computing productivity machine for just about anyone. Spreadsheets, editing video, and mixing music are all in the Pros wheelhouse, and that last task is why Micr…


Microsoft’s new Surface Pro 2 gets official

The Surface RT’s full-fledged Pro counterpart just got an update. Today, Microsoft unveiled the follow-up to that x86 / Windows 8-compatible tablet: the Surface Pro 2 and it still comes with a stylus. According to Microsoft’s claims, this new tabl…


Switched On: Windows ReTried

Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology.

Last week’s Switched On discussed the initial confusion and rough ride for Windows RT, which became a dealbreaker for inventive PC designs that used the operating s…


Gameloft and Amiga Games to release 56 titles on Windows 8, WP8 before 2014

Sure, Microsoft’s battle for next-gen supremacy starts in November, but those who lean on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 for their gaming just got a little something to look forward to. Gameloft is readying a total of 15 games that’ll arrive within…