Chinese hardware manufacturer Lenovo has come under fire for allegedly shipping consumer Windows laptops with software that hijacks secure website connections, as well as inserting ads into search results.
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A search for a good $100 tablet turned up not one but two from a major brand. One runs Windows 8.1 and the other Android.
BlackBerry said BBM for Windows retains the native user experience and modern design of the Windows UI.
Microsoft and Windows Phone makers are experimenting with new OS licensing options in an attempt to try to grow Windows Phone's market share beyond four percent globally.
Microsoft looks to be ready to trade OEMs a cheaper version of Windows 8.1 in exchange for shipping new devices with Bing preloaded as the default search engine.
The latest beta release of the Chrome browser for Linux, Mac and Windows introduces support for voice commands, as well as improved support for responsive design for web developers.
One of the problems affecting the adoption of Windows 8.1 is the resistance many have to the radical design of the interface. That can be minimized by the hybrid.
Microsoft's original Surface with Windows RT earned high praise for its design, but it was a flop in the marketplace. One year later, Microsoft is back with a beefed-up Surface 2. Can this year's model earn the respect that eluded its predecessor?
The latest systems from Lenovo continue the experimentation in system design that Windows 8 inspired. If they haven't gotten it right yet, they will eventually.
Microsoft is giving its search experience on Windows Phone 8 devices an overhaul. Here are more details on how and when Microsoft will be delivering these updates.
The Lumia 925 is a slimmer and lighter Windows Phone 8 handset than its 920 predecessor, with a neater and more ergonomic design. It lacks integrated wireless charging but supports LTE and NFC, and has an excellent 4.5in. AMOLED screen.
Nokia used to be known for its wacky devices. Are its quirky days behind it? ZDNet caught up with two of its senior smartphone designers to find out — and discovered the rocky road to the birth of the Lumia 925.
The new Windows 8 desktop takes its design cues from the white Galaxy S4 smartphone.
It's all about the Apple Ecosystem — as if elegant industrial design, an innovative operating system, and top-end hardware weren't enough goodness to persuade Windows users to switch to the Mac. Apple's new iOS-OS X, right-left punch to WWDC attendees was really aimed directly at switchers from Windows.
Microsoft officials are confirming and expanding on many of the new features that are part of the Windows 'Blue' 8.1 release, including the enhanced search capabilities.
Microsoft's Bing is morphing from a 'mere' search engine into more of a service that will power next-generation devices Windows Blue PCs and tablets, as well as the Xbox One.
A new study that measures app usage on Windows 8 PCs finds that Metro style apps are gaining traction slowly. But a surprising result suggests that app developers who deliberately break Microsoft's design guidelines are most likely to win users over.
Although it's expensive for a moderate-performing Atom-based Windows 8 tablet, the ThinkPad Tablet 2's design and build quality are excellent, while pen support is a real bonus.
48 hours ago I published a piece about the mistakes I felt Microsoft had made with Windows 8 design. You replied in your droves. Here's a summary of what you shared...
The Atom-based Latitude 10 is short on performance, but delivers excellent battery life — especially with the optional 4-cell battery. Although some aspects of the industrial design and build quality could be better, this is a decent business-class Windows 8 tablet.
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