Review: Microsoft Surface Pro 2 vs Surface 2

Microsoft tries to smooth out the cracks in its original Surface offerings. If you thought Microsoft needed to do something radical to stake its claim in the tablet wars …

Windows 8: Which licence to choose?

The recent announcement that Microsoft had sold 100 million licences for Windows 8 its much-hyped revamp of its hugely successful Windows 7 operating system hammered home one strong point: if you haven’t already upgraded you probably will in the near future. Large businesses may be last in line however: many of those running Windows 7…

ASUS VivoTab Smart ME400C tablet review

Price: $599  |  From: ASUS The VivoTab Smart is a Windows tablet that seems to offer it all. This is a full unhindered Windows 8 device that’s somehow managed to come in both lighter and cheaper than its iPad equivalent plus it’ll let you run all your desktop apps and has a battery that lasts…

Windows 8 tips and tricks – part 1

  Starting with ‘Start’ Let’s begin with the large Windows-dappled elephant in the room: the ‘Start’ menu is gone. If it’s something you were attached to (emotionally or otherwise) it would be rather nice to have it back. We have our very own APC Fix8 tool which helps automate the installation of either Classic Shell…

Must-have mini pc apps

Most mini PCs come with Android 4.0 for the OS but the quality of the bundled apps can be a bit mixed. You’ll also likely find a number of Chinese-focused apps that may be irrelevant to you. While they’re easy to remove (head to ‘Settings > Apps’) you’ll likely need some replacements to get you…

Who will Windows 8 benefit the most?

Students While Windows 8 is cheap it doesn’t actually do anything that you can’t already do with Windows 7. The exception is perhaps battery life performance on mobile devices such as laptops which could be beneficial. That said you might as well wait until your next desktop/laptop upgrade where Windows 8 will come bundled as…