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Julie’s gadget diary – I’ve been cheating on my MacBook with a Dell XPS 13 (part 2)

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Several weeks ago I posted the first part of this article where I talked about how I would be using a Dell XPS 13 laptop instead of my 13″ MacBook Pro with retina display and 13″ MacBook Air for a week. To remind folks, I only use Macs at home. There are no Windows PCs to be …

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Julie’s gadget diary – I’ve been cheating on my MacBook with a Dell XPS 13 (part 1)

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I’ve been a Mac fan for many years now, to the point where we’re an all Apple household with three MacBooks. Jeanne has a 2010 15″ MacBook Pro, while I have a 2014 13″ MacBook Pro with retina display and a 2011 13″ MacBook Air. The MBP has been my main workhorse for Gadgeteer reviews and Photoshop work, and the …

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E Fun Nextbook Windows 10.1″ 2-in-1 tablet review

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Developed closely with Microsoft Corp. and Intel, the Nextbook Windows 10.1″ 2-in-1 tablet from E Fun is the first Windows 8.1 device that can be used as both a laptop or a tablet that also has an MSRP below $200 ($179 at Walmart). It features a detachable POGO keyboard, a free one year subscription for Office 365 Personal …

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Snag a copy of “The Windows 8 Guide, Volume 1” (Free eBook expires 8/8)

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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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The tablet wars heat up: the ASUS Vivo Tab Note 8

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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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Amped Wireless TAN1 High Power Wi-Fi Adapter for Windows 8 review

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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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Next Issue magazine app now available for Windows 8

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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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Take your videos to the next level with the ArcSoft ShowBiz Windows 8 movie maker app

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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Logitech’s Newest Touch Devices Designed for Windows 8

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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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Easily transfer data from your old PC to your new Windows 8 PC with this Belkin cable

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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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Kindle Reader for Windows 8

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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 announces the Bluetooth Illuminated Keyboard K810, optimized for Windows 8

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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 ARIS Windows® 8 Certified Compatible Speaker System

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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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