Windows 8 Upgrade: No Touch, No Good
BYTE's Chris Spera has been using Windows 8 since the first preview version. There's a lot to like about it on the new touch PCs and tablets, but upgrading Windows on your old non-touch PC to the new OS isn't worth the trouble.
4G World: The Need For More Spectrum
The wireless industry may run out of spectrum in three years, and it needs government help to find more to realize the promise of mobile broadband.
Microsoft Uses Office To Push Windows Phone 8
On iOS, Android and Symbian Microsoft provides Lync and OneNote, but on Windows Phone 8 you also get Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The company wants Windows Phone 8 to be the best phone platform for Office document use.
Slick Windows Phone 8: An Acquired Taste
BYTE's Boonsri Dickinson spent some time using the Windows Phone 8X by HTC and found that it is relatively easy despite some problems along the way. Watch her video interview with the engineer in charge of Windows Phone 8 development to find out more about the phone's security features.
Google Announces Android 4.2, New Nexus Tablets, Phone
The new Nexus 4 phone and Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets keep the competition fierce in the tablet world. Google claims the Nexus 10 tablet has "the highest resolution tablet on the planet," meaning higher than the Retina display in the iPad.
Windows Phone Users, Rejoice: More Apps On The Way
The biggest weakness Windows Phone has is the weakness of the Windows app store. Why will Windows Phone 8 make any difference? Because, in most cases, developing a Windows Phone 8 app gets you almost all the way to developing an app for Windows 8, a product almost certain to sell hundreds of millions of units.
Phone, Tablet Insurance Set To Flourish
With the launch of the iPad Mini this week and overall tablet sales expected to skyrocket in 2012, industry observers say it's time to consider buying insurance for your devices. [Corrected]
8 Cool Windows 8 Tablets
As Microsoft and its hardware partners produce Windows 8 devices in droves, here's a look at some of the more noteworthy launches.
Windows 8 As It Was Meant To Be
When I heard that Windows 8 would be a dual-use PC/tablet operating system, I had a vision of how I would want to use it. That vision has come to pass in the form of the Dell Latitude 10 tablet and optional docking station.
Windows 8 Review: All About Touch
Microsoft's new OS offers the option of using a mouse and keyboard. But for most applications, it will have you touching, tapping and swiping.
Microsoft: Windows 8 Ends Tablet Era
With Windows 8, Surface, and the many OEM Windows 8 systems being released, Microsoft is attempting to redefine the personal computing market. In the new vision, tablets are PCs, and tablets that can't do the things PCs do--such as use a keyboard and mouse and multitask--are deficient. Windows 8 PCs and tablets can do these things; Android and the iPad cannot. If Microsoft can make the sale, then we are in store for an industry revolution.
Microsoft Needs To Push BYOD For Surface, Win8
Microsoft finally makes its mark in the new smartphone and tablet era, but will enterprises adopt the Surface as quickly as they have the iPad, and will developers create apps for it?
iPad Mini Leaves Gaping Price Umbrella
The iPad Mini is a modest product at a premium price. That's good news for Google, Amazon, and Barns & Noble, but it probably won't prevent the iPad from slipping below 50% market share.
iPad Mini: Apple Could Have Done More
It's Just A Smaller iPad. Yes, the components in Apple's devices keep getting better and faster, but they haven't really done anything bold and innovative lately. Eventually someone else will win over customers by thinking different.
BYOD Gadgets Bloom Thanks To Crowd Funding
Romo is a mobile dock for smartphones that you control with another smart phone or other device, such as an iPad, or a Web browser. Crowd funding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have made it easier to get a hardware startup off the ground.
AirWatch Brings MDM To Windows Phone 8
Mobile security vendor AirWatch announces its mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM) software tools will support Windows Phone 8 devices, which are expected to be released next week.
Bring Your Own iPad mini?
If the iPad would work for you as a BYOD device, the iPad mini is an easy choice to make. But you'll pay for the privilege. Saving money doesn't seem to be the point for Apple. $329 is a lot of money, but Apple doesn't play by everyone else's rules.
Apple iPad Mini: Pros And Cons
Apple's tiny tablet impresses, but still leaves out some key features. Here are some pros and cons of the new, smaller iPad Mini.
Consumer Confusion Coming As Retailers Mislabel Windows RT
Retailers are doing a lousy job of teaching customers the difference between Windows RT tablets and Windows 8 tablets. This sloppiness will come back to bite them when customers discover RT tablets' limitations and return them to the store.
Verizon Data Collection Doesn't Bother Me
There is a deep, dark, secret on the Web: Advertisers are trying to sell you products and services. To do this they will stop at nothing, even paying ISPs to show you advertisements designed to match your interests! Naturally we are helpless against these wiles and will buy whatever we are told to. The latest privacy Nazi? Verizon, who (gasp!) aggregates user data.