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The Windows 8 Guide, Volume 1 is a 38 page ebook which normally costs $9.95, but is being offered FREE of charge until 8/8/14. This ebook cover topics for users that are brand new to the Microsoft Windows 8 operating system. It starts off by explaining the differences between the different versions of Windows that are currently available [...]

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I never get tired of tiny Windows machines.  I've owned everything from the OQO to the Fujitsu UH100 to the Viliv N5 to the Dell Venue Pro 8.  Now ASUS has tossed its large hat into the 8" Windows tablet right with its new offering, the Vivo Tab Note 8.  Available in 32 and 64 [...]

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Are you a Windows 8 user that wants their start button back, along with more improvements to the OS? If you already have tried the Windows 8.1 preview, Microsoft has finally announced that Windows 8.1 will be officially released on October 18th worldwide. It will be a free update for current Windows 8 customers, and [...]

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The TAN1 High Power Wi-Fi Adapter for Windows 8 from Amped Wireless is a USB 2.0 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi adapter that uses high-power transmission amplifiers and high-gain antennas to boost wireless range of Windows 8 devices. I tested it out on my aging Acer Netbook to see how it stacked up against typical low-end, built-in [...]

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We've told you about Next Issue a couple of times now.  I've been using it since it was made available for iOS devices, and it's saved me a ton of money on the magazines my family reads monthly.  Next Issue has just announced that they now have an app for Windows 8 machines.  For only [...]

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This post brought to you by Arcsoft. All opinions are 100% mine. Are you tired of your "amateur" videos?  You record your vacation memories, your child's birthday party, or even a wedding, and it all looks somehow unfinished.  Even the grandparents are bored watching their grandkid's star turn in the school play.  With the new ShowBiz [...]

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Windows 8 has been designed to work well with touch screens, but what if you are running it on a computer that doesn't have a touch interface?  These new products from Logitech allow you to add touch to your current laptop just by replacing your mouse or adding a touchpad.  The Zone Touch Mouse T400 (top [...]

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The Easy Transfer Cable for Windows 8 from Belkin will do just that - make transferring data to your new Windows 8 PC a snap.  The 8-ft long cable comes with Microsoft Easy Transfer software (on CD).  You simply insert the CD in the old computer and launch the transfer utility, then put the CD [...]

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Windows 8 Pro Upgrade – $14.99

Did you know that if you purchase(d) a Microsoft Windows 7 notebook or desktop between  June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 then you may be eligible for a Windows 8 Pro upgrade for $14.99? The offer is for customers (e.g. home users, students, and enthusiasts) who purchase a qualified PC. A qualified PC is [...]

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Kindle Reader for Windows 8

For a true cross-platform interoperability reading experience you really can't beat Amazon's "eco-system".  Well Windows 8 users won't miss out on their Amazon books either, as Amazon releases its Kindle Reader for Windows 8. Available from the Windows 8 app Store, the reader supports both Windows 8 and Windows RT.  And it supports all the functionality we've [...]

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Logitech has announced their latest Bluetooth keyboard, the K810.  This keyboard has been optimized for Windows 8, but it works with other Windows, iOS, and Android devices.  The K810 has an aluminum body with a backlit keyboard with variable illumination and sensors that can detect when your hands are approaching and turn the lighting on. [...]

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Aperion Audio announces ARIS, the first speaker certified compatible with Windows 8 (also works with 7).  Using the Windows "Play To" function, you'll be able to send music wireless from your PC, tablet, or smartphone to the ARIS speaker.  The ARIS connects to your home network using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), or with a simple on-board setup [...]

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Following up on our news item of the leaked specs of the new Lenovo Windows 8 Thinkpad Tablet 2, here's a Lenovo Sneak Peek. Not a lot of new information in the video however it's a good visual overview. One thing to note is you won't be able to use the mini-HDMI when the unit's docked [...]

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posted in Laptops and Gear, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

With the announcement of the Microsoft Surface Tablet and with  Windows 8 ready to release soon, Techin5 has some leaked specs for the Lenovo Windows 8 Thinkpad Tablet 2.  Those of you who follow my posts here will know that I love my Thinkpad Tablet running Android ( see links below), so I'll be watching this one closely. The Thinkpad [...]

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