Lumia 2520: How Nokia’s new tablet embodies all of Microsoft’s dilemmas in one elegant device

Nokia’s Lumia 2520 is a well crafted package, but beyond that tells you much about the state of Microsoft’s assault on the tablet market. The Lumia 2520 is Nokia’s first attempt at building a Windows tablet. The device runs Microsoft’s Windows RT, an operating system dropped by other hardware manufacturers who found little appetite for hardwrae running the OS; as a result, apart from Microsoft itself, Nokia is the only company left still making RT-powered devices now. I’ve been using the Lumia 2520 as my everyday tablet for the last couple of weeks and I like it a lot. However, it … Continue reading Lumia 2520: How Nokia’s new tablet embodies all of Microsoft’s dilemmas in one elegant device

Awesome Privacy Tools in Android 4.3+

To date, there has been no way to run apps on Android with real and reliable privacy controls. Android version 4.3 and higher take a huge step in the right direction, letting users install apps while denying some of the apps’ attempts to collect the user’s data. Android was built from scratch to have quite a sophisticated and strongly enforced system of per-app permissions. But many of the privacy-sensitive permissions are poorly delineated and confusing.1 And the way the OS and Google’s Play Store worked, users could not install an app but say “no” to that app’s demand that it be … Continue reading Awesome Privacy Tools in Android 4.3+

Here’s what Windows 9 could look like: pictures

With Windows 8.1 just out the door, Windows 9 is slated for a late 2014 release. With little to go on except sheer creativity and a bevy of ideas, designers and enthusiasts have published what they think the next-generation desktop, notebook, and tablet software should look like. With a new release cycle of roughly each year, Microsoft is slated to supply its next-generation version of its desktop operating system, likely named Windows 9, by fall 2014. Recent reports suggest the software giant will slim down its line-up down from three versions — Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Phone — to two … Continue reading Here’s what Windows 9 could look like: pictures

8 Staggering Facts About Windows

Amazingly, Windows has been around for 30 years this month. In that time frame, it’s been purchased and used by hundreds of millions of people and powered computers numbering in the billions. It’s also brought in billions in revenue for Microsoft — in fact, Microsoft would nab pretty high spot on the Fortune 500 with Windows alone. We’ve rounded up the best numbers and comparisons for getting an idea of just how big Windows really is. Related articles Nokia shareholders approve sale of devices business to Microsoft (neowin.net) All the Windows 8.1 Editions Free Download Links ! (onhax2.wordpress.com) Facebook Login … Continue reading 8 Staggering Facts About Windows