Windows 8 is now available for anyone to download, and it already shows a ton of potential. In fact, Microsoft’s bold new OS, which reminds us a lot of Windows Phone, outshines the iPad in some key areas. Granted, there were things we didn’t like in our Windows 8 Consumer Preview – — and the iPad 3 or iPad HD is just around the corner– — but there’s no question that Apple will soon have a real fight on its hands. Here are the top 10 ways Windows 8 is better than the iPad right now.
The Windows 8 logo, unveiled today, replaces the multicolored flag with a blocky, blue window.
In Israel, most Ethiopian Jews are trapped at the bottom of society in dead-end jobs. Asher Elias gives them high-tech training to boost their upward mobility.
Warning: Windows 8 looks very different than Microsoft's past operating systems. At an unveiling Wednesday, the company explained that Windows 8 is designed to run on all sorts of desktop and mobile hardware. That adaptability might give Microsoft a leg up in the tablet arena.
Microsoft fourth-quarter earnings handily beat expectations. But Microsoft Windows division sees revenues dip for third straight quarter.
In the second day of its Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft reveals new “Mango” handsets from Samsung and others. And new details about Windows 8 could raise excitement about Microsoft’s presence in the tablet market.
The Nokia N9 gets a range of high-end hardware and software, and a big, lush AMOLED screen.
Not only did the unemployment rate fall, but the US economy added 192,000 jobs in February. But economists view the numbers differently.
After a decade of shaky starts, tablet computers have finally arrived. Unlike their bulky, expensive parents, this current generation of slates boasts trim frames, gorgeous screens, and power-house specs. So, here are the 10 most intriguing tablets of 2011, in order of screen size.