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HTC debuts dubiously-named Windows Phone 8X and 8S

HTC introduced its first phones based on the Windows Phone 8 platform Wednesday, with straightforward names: the Windows Phone 8X and 8S. Like Nokia before it, HTC seems content on attracting users to the Windows Phone platform using bold colors and a thin, tapered shape. The 8X is available in purple, red, black, and a neon lime green, while the …Continue reading →

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Budget Windows 8 laptops: HP Sleekbooks and Envy M4

Want to get your hands on Windows 8 and don’t want to spend a small fortune? Great news — HP has taken the covers off a trio of new laptops. The Pavilion Sleekbook 14 and 15 and the Envy M4 are all budget-conscious machines packing Windows 8 and slim designs. If the numbers didn’t give it away, the Sleekbook 14 …Continue reading →

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Full Review Lenovo ThinkPad T430s

Pros: Industry-leading keyboard; Long battery life with bay battery; Bright hi-res screen; Good low-light webcam Cons: Dull colors on display; Touchpad gestures not smooth The Verdict: The Lenovo ThinkPad T430s is a first-class business notebook that strikes just the right balance of power, portability and endurance. A thinner and lighter version of Lenovo’s popular ThinkPad T430 business notebook, the 14-inch …Continue reading →

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Instagram nabbed 50 million downloads on Google Play

Instagram celebrates 50 million downloads on Google Play Inkwell or Walden? Hefe or Valencia? Choosing that one perfect filter for a certain picture can become quite the dilemma for Instagram users. One thing that users won’t find to be a problem is finding and following friends and relatives, who all of a sudden add photography to their list of interests. …Continue reading →

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iPad Mini Could Beat the iPad

The “new iPad” is soon expected to give way to the “new new iPad.” Rumors, inside information, analysis and gossip point to a smaller iPad mini, possibly to compete with the 7-inch form factor made popular by the Google Nexus 7. You can make the case from a business perspective; Remember, we’ve already been down this road before. General Motors’ …Continue reading →

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New iPod Touch & iPod Nano Launched

In addition to the new iPhone 5, Apple unveiled new generations of its iPod touch and iPod nano, which the company still calls “music players” although they both do much more than play music. Like the iPhone 5, both the new iPod touch and the new iPod nano will incorporate Apple’s new Lightning dock connector, that is smaller than the …Continue reading →

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New Kindle Fire Get a Big Upgrade

In a product category dominated by the iPad, Amazon made inroads with its first generation tablet, the Kindle Fire, accounting for as much as 14% of U.S. tablet sales, according to IHS iSuppli. Today, Amazon raises the bar with four new Android-based tablets—two larger 8.9-inch HD models and two 7-inch models, one HD and one upgraded replacement for the original …Continue reading →

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Ultrabooks Make Sense for Business 5 Reasons

Unlike the netbook craze that stormed the PC market a few years ago (and just as quickly fizzled out thanks to the rise of the Apple iPad), it looks as though Ultrabooks are here to stay. Whereas netbooks made use of power efficient, yet pokey Intel Atom processors and slow hard disk drives (HDDs), today’s latest crop of Ultrabooks make …Continue reading →

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First ‘Ultrabook’ with Linux: ZaReason UltraLap 430

We’ve gotten our hands on quite a few Ultrabooks but we’ve never had the pleasure of seeing one based on Linux, the ZaReason UltraLap 430.  It comes with a 14.1-inch display that has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, 2 USB 3.0 ports and 1x USB 2.0, HDMI output as well as an Micro SD Sandisk. The base model comes with …Continue reading →

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iPhone 5 vs Galaxy S III: Specs Compared

The much anticipated Apple event has come and gone, leaving us with a number of new iPods, a revamp of iTunes, and, of course, the new Apple iPhone 5. This is not the incremental upgrade we saw from the iPhone 4 to the 4S. No, this is a whole new beast, featuring a bigger display, faster processor, 4G LTE, and …Continue reading →

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