TouchPal keyboard brings gesture-based typing to Windows 8

TouchPal for Windows 8

TouchPal offers on-screen keyboard apps for Android, iOS, and other mobile platforms. Now the company’s virtual keyboard is available for Windows 8 tablets as well. TouchPal for Windows 8 isn’t yet available from the Windows Store, but you can download the app from the TouchPal website. Right now the installer seems to be in Chinese, […]

Mozilla releases first builds of Firefox for Windows 8

Firefox Nightly

Mozilla has released the first version of Firefox designed to play nicely with Microsoft’s Windows 8 full-screen user interface. If you install the latest nightly build of Firefox for Windows on a computer running Windows 8, you’ll be able to fire up the new “Metro” style app from the Windows Start Screen. Entering Metro mode […]

HP Envy X2 Windows 8 hybrid tablet/notebook review

HP Envy X2

At first glance, HP’s Envy X2 looks like  an ultraportable laptop. And with an 11.6 inch display and a QWERTY keyboard, it kind of  is. But you can also eject the screen from the keyboard and use the X2 as a tablet. While the X2 isn’t  the first device to straddle the line between tablet […]

BlueStacks brings Android apps to Windows 8

BlueStacks Surface Pro

BlueStacks has been offering software that lets you run Android apps on a Windows or Mac computers for a while, but now the company’s venturing into the touch-friendly world of Windows 8. The latest version of BlueStacks is optimized for the Microsoft Surface Pro, and features a full-screen user interface and a Charms menu with […]

gMusic app gives Google Music a touch of Windows 8 style

gMusic

Google Music lets you upload up to 20,000 songs to the cloud and stream your music to any PC with a web browser or to an Android device with the Play Music app. While Google doesn’t offer an official Windows 8 app, there’s a 3rd party app called gMusic which makes Google’s music service feel […]

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix Windows 8 hybrid launch delayed

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix

The Lenovo ThinkPad Helix is a Windows 8 tablet with an 11.6 inch full HD display, an Intel Ivy Bridge processor, and a detachable keyboard which lets you use the tablet like a laptop. It also has the price of a premium laptop: It’s expected to sell for $1499 and up when it goes on […]

Up to 10 percent of Acer’s laptop shipments are Chromebooks

Acer C7 Chromebook

Chromebooks may have gotten off to a slow start when they first hit the streets in 2011. But now Acer CEO Jim Wong says Chromebooks are making up 5 to 10 percent of the company’s shipments since the launch of the $199 Acer C7 Chromebook in November. In an interview with Bloomberg, Wong says the […]