A sneak peek of Windows 8.1

Microsoft granted us a sneak preview of Windows 8.1 here in Manila before it was made available as a free upgrade last Oct. 17. The seemingly incremental update includes many small adjustments that improve overall usability and user experience that add up. Kazuhiro Arai, Microsoft Philippines Marketing and Operations Director; Mae...

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Gameloft’s Asphalt 8 and 14 other top titles to hit Windows Phone 8

Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, recently announced their lineup for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 over the next twelve months. There will be 15 blockbuster titles to hit Microsoft’s platform soon. Beginning with the release of Asphalt 8: Airborne and Dungeon Hunter 4 in the coming weeks, Gameloft...

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Lenovo ThinkPad Helix, the business Ultrabook that rips and flips

Lenovo recently launched a new convertible design for their Windows 8-powered ThinkPad device line. The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix features a special design called “rip and flip” which allows for versatility with multiple ways to use it. The ThinkPad Helix is a new design of a tablet/laptop convertible. There’s still the tablet portion,...

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Discover destinations with the free Windows 8 More Fun Series local tourism apps

Microsoft Philippines, together with the Department of Tourism, and the Tourism Promotions Board, recently launched a series of beautiful Windows 8 apps to help tourists (both local and foreign) discover Philippines more. Called the More Fun Series, this group of apps highlight the country’s 25 key tourist destinations including...

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Microsoft offers Win XP to Win 8 upgrade promo to SMBs

About a month ago, Microsoft announced the end of support for their Windows XP and Office 2003 which will take effect on April 8, 2014. This means no further support will be provided for the said products in case vulnerabilities and security issues are found after that date. To encourage SMBs to modernize their IT infrastructure...

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Nokia Lumia 820 Windows Phone 8 now available for P18,990

Nokia just officially announced the availability of their mid-range Windows Phone 8 handset, the Lumia 820, in the market which will retail for Php18,990. The Nokia Lumia 820 is a far cry from the Lumia 800 in terms of design. Gone is the unibody polycarbonate shell with the off-center rear camera which is a staple of...

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ASUS VivoTab Smart ME400 Review

Windows wasn’t really popular on tablets in the pre-Win 8 era but now, with the Windows 8’s touch-centric UI, it’s as if the OS was built primarily to accommodate tablet usage. The ASUS VivoTab Smart is one of the few Windows 8 tablet-only offerings we have in the market as most Win 8 devices combine the functionality of the tablet...

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PTB’s Top IT Product of 2012

Dec 31, 12 PTB’s Top IT Product of 2012

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Before the year ends, I would like to take time to write about what I think the best IT product of the year was. Last year I limited myself to gadgets and usually it’s either a phone or a tablet so I’m going to widen my scope this year. Just a few guidelines, the Pinoy Tech Blog IT Product of 2012 should be: It should be officially...

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Western Digital releases WD App for Windows 8

Western Digital recently released their own Windows 8 app that not only displays your content on the Start screen but also takes advantage of the new storage features found on Windows 8. First and foremost, the WD app automatically discovers digital content on all directly attached WD drives on your machine and showcases your...

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Microsoft brings Cut the Rope to Internet Explorer 10 and Windows 8 Store

Remember Cut the Rope for the web browser that Microsoft brought last January? Well, this popular game is now optimized for Internet Explorer 10 and also available at the Windows 8 Store to provide us with the multi-touch gaming experience smartphones and tablets are enjoying. Microsoft partnered with Russian app developer company...

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