Google Chrome OS 12 hits beta

Google has just pushed an updated version of Chrome OS beta. Chrome OS R12 Beta is essentially the version of the operating system that’s likely to ship on the first Chromebooks from Acer and Samsung next month, but as the beta label implies, Google is still looking to squash a couple of bugs. There are […]

Android 2.3 Gingerbread coming soon to Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung phones

Samsung has announced plans to begin pushing software updates to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 inch tablet as well as a number of phones including the Samsung Galaxy S and Samsung Galaxy Ace. The update from Android 2.2 to Android 2.3 Gingerbread should bring improved support for 3D graphics, lower CPU consumption during multimedia playback, […]

First look at Google Android 3.1 Honeycomb on the Motorola XOOM

Google Android 3.1 is now rolling out to Motorola XOOM tablets, and my test unit received the update this morning, so I thought it was time for a little tour. Overall the tablet feels faster thanks to improved hardware graphics acceleration, smoother system animations, and improved web browser performance. Interestingly, while the tablet scored higher […]

When the time comes, installing Android 3.1 on the XOOM takes about 5 minutes

Google Android 3.1 has been rolling out for Motorola XOOM units for the past few days. While Google officials initially stated that the update would be available for Verizon XOOM 3G customers first, a number of people with WiFi-only tablets have also confirmed that they’ve received the update. Today I got an update notification on […]

3G and WiFi Motorola XOOM users receiving Android 3.1 already

When Google unveiled Android 3.1 for tablets yesterday, company officials said it would roll out first to Verizon customers with 3G Motorola XOOM tablet models first. But it turns out that some WiFi-only XOOM users are also reporting that they’ve received the software update. This is a phased rollout, so if you haven’t received a […]

Windows 8 may show a Black Screen of Death upon system crash

The BSOD, or Blue Screen of Death has been popping up on Windows computers pretty much since day one. Now there’s evidence that Microsoft may be preparing to phase out the BSOD… and replace it with the BSOD, or Black Screen of Death. A poster at the MyDigitalLife forum has uploaded a photo of a […]

Windows 7 SP1 now available

Microsoft has released Windows 7 Service Pack 1 today. You can download the service pack through Windows 7, or you can grab it from the Microsoft Download Center. Most of the changes are security patches and bug fixes. But you actually probably already have most of those if you’ve kept Windows Update running on your […]

Toshiba AC100 now runs Google Android 2.2 Froyo

Toshiba has finally gotten around to launching a system update for the Toshiba AC100 mini-laptop which brings Google Android 2.2 Froyo to the notebook. The AC100 originally shipped with Android 2.1. Chippy from CarryPad has snapped a few photos, and he’s currently testing the new software. The update means that AC100 users can now download […]