Windows Store apps to run in desktop mode (eventually)

Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system can sometimes feel a bit like two operating systems instead of one. There’s the desktop mode, which looks an awful lot like Windows 7. And there’s the Modern mode, which allows you to run full-screen, touch-friendly apps which you can download from the Windows Store. But eventually you may be […]

Samsung launches $1800 ATIV Book 9 Plus with Core i7, Windows 8.1

The Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus is a premiumultrabook with a high-resolution display, a fast processor, and a thin and light case. Now Samsung is introducing a new model that keeps all those features, but which adds a faster processor and Windows 8.1 software. It also has more memory and storage… and a higher price […]

Windows 8.1 hits the streets (and maybe your PC)

About a year after releasing Windows 8, Microsoft is making Windows 8.1 available as a free update starting October 17th. You can also purchase a downloadable copy. Starting October 18th you’ll be able to buy boxed copies in stores, and odds are that most new computers on store shelves will have Windows 8.1 preloaded. For the most part Windows […]

Lilbits (10-15-2013): Kindle Fire HDX torn apart, Angry Birds still angry

Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets aren’t necessarily meant to be hacked, upgraded, or repaired by customers. They’re basically cheap tablets with good screens and decent performance designed to get you to buy more content from Amazon’s digital music, movie, book, and app stores. But Amazon’s tablets do have a track record of being pretty easy to root, install […]