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What is Windows 10 S?

What is Windows 10 S?

Microsoft's May 2 event in New York City was ostensibly focused on education. But the biggest surprise was a major addition to the Windows 10 family. Here's what you'll find on a PC running Windows 10 S.

May 2, 2017 by in Windows 10

How the Surface Pro 3 changed the way I work

How the Surface Pro 3 changed the way I work

For the first time in 20 years, I don't own a conventional clamshell laptop PC. The Surface Pro 3 has taken over all the functions that I used to need a laptop for, and it makes an excellent tablet, too. Here's how I use this device in PC and tablet modes.

October 28, 2014 by in Mobility

A closer look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview

A closer look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview

The first release of Windows 10, officially known as the Windows Technical Preview, is designed primarily to make life easier for mouse-and-keyboard aficionados who were turned off by the touch-oriented Windows 8 interface. Here's what you'll find inside.

October 2, 2014 by in Windows

Steve Ballmer: The Legacy

This far-reaching discussion between ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan and Microsoft columnist Mary Jo Foley explores the Steve Ballmer legacy at Microsoft and Mary Jo's exclusive exit interview with Ballmer.

December 12, 2013 in Microsoft

How to install Windows 8 on your Mac

Microsoft has had over 1 million downloads of its Windows 8 Consumer Preview in just one day, Redmond says. But why should Windows users have all the fun? Today, we'll show you how to install it if you're a Mac user.

March 1, 2012 in Microsoft

Microsoft's Ballmer mocks Android phone

At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks about why users should buy a Windows phone rather than an Android device: "You don’t need to be a computer scientist to use a Windows phone and you do to use and Android phone."

October 19, 2011 in Microsoft

Five Windows Phone 7 tips

If you recently picked up a Windows Phone 7 device, it's probably your first time using the operating system. It's new to us, and with a new OS comes a host of fresh tricks, features and tips to uncover.

August 21, 2011 in Microsoft

CES: Microsoft launches Surface 2.0

At the Consumer Electronics Show Wednesday in Las Vegas, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and VP Mike Anjiulo show off the company's new Surface 2.0 platform. The multitouch, tabletop will be available in late 2011 in 23 countries and will retail for $7,600.

January 6, 2011 in Microsoft

Microsoft launches Windows Phone 7

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer officially introduces Windows Phone 7 at a press event in New York City. Microsoft's latest mobile foray showcases nearly every development group within the company, from Bing search to Xbox gaming, to Zune media streaming to Office business content creation.

October 11, 2010 in Microsoft

Acer Aspire e650

Acer Aspire e650

The Acer Aspire e650 is a powerful, feature-rich media centre, but we're still not convinced that Viiv is mature enough for mass adoption.

September 7, 2006 by in Intel

ASUS P525

ASUS P525

ASUS enters the local smartphone arena with a bang -- the P525 quad-band PDA looks to be a great companion for the mobile professional.

August 24, 2006 by in Collaboration

Nokia 6280

Nokia 6280

Nokia brings ease-of-use to 3G with the introduction of the 6280. Boasting a 2-megapixel camera, an MP3 player, video camera, and an updated interface, Nokia paves the way for those cautious of third-generation phones.

April 9, 2006 by in Microsoft

Nokia 6111

Nokia 6111

The Nokia 6111 is an attractive, small phone that boasts plenty of functionality under the hood. Pity the onboard memory wasn't larger, though.

March 29, 2006 by in Microsoft

HP iPAQ rw6800

HP iPAQ rw6800

The BlackBerry for non-corporate users who require extensive multimedia capabilities, in addition to push-e-mail.

March 5, 2006 by in Windows

Nokia N70

Nokia N70

It might be the baby of Nokia's N Series, but it still sports a 2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth and a 64MB reduced-size MMC.

January 2, 2006 by in Microsoft

O2 Xda Atom

O2 Xda Atom

It has Wi-Fi, a 2-megapixel camera and runs on Windows Mobile 5.0, yet shares the same dimensions as the Xda II Mini. Find out what the hype on the Xda Atom is all about.

November 29, 2005 by in Windows

First Take: Nokia 7380

First Take: Nokia 7380

A keyless dial and built-in mirror aims to please women looking for a discreet phone to slip into their handbags. The tiny 7380 also contains a 2-megapixel camera for taking surreptious snaps while out on the town.

November 20, 2005 by in Microsoft

First Take: Nokia N92

First Take: Nokia N92

Watch TV broadcasts on your mobile with Nokia's N92 3G handset. There's also Wi-Fi, USB 2.0 and Bluetooth for connectivity and an external memory card slot for recording your favourite shows. Nokia Australia is yet to announce local availability. Stay tuned to CNET.com.au for more information about Nokia's Nseries.

November 17, 2005 by in Microsoft

Nokia 6230i

Nokia 6230i

Nokia's 6230i is an upgraded version of its classic, unpretentious 6230 with a higher quality screen, 1.3-megapixel camera and Bluetooth.

July 11, 2005 by in Microsoft

O2 Xphone IIm

O2 Xphone IIm

O2's Xphone IIm should appeal to those who want a smarter than average phone, but against serious smartphone opposition it comes a very distinct second.

June 20, 2005 by in Windows

Nokia 3230

Nokia 3230

The 3230 continues Nokia's run of style-plus-substance phones, offering a 1.2-megapixel camera, video editing and a positively lush-looking screen.

May 2, 2005 by in Microsoft

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