Starting today and running through January 31st, you can enjoy FREE unlimited access to articles from The New York Times courtesy of Microsoft and The New York Times. You can download The New York Times for your Windows PC or tablet from the Windows Store here or for your Windows Phone here from the Windows Phone Store (it’s called “NYTimes” on Windows Phone). With The New York Times app, you can explore more than 25 sections, watch videos, and view picture slide shows. You can also pin your favorite sections and blogs from The New York Times directly to your Start screen as well. Grab the app today if you haven’t already and enjoy a week of free access!
When I got my new touch laptop for work, I was expecting an adjustment period while I learned to use touch gestures alongside the mouse and keyboard I’m more familiar with. I was a little worried that it would make using my PC awkward, or that I’d have a hard time getting used to new ways of doing things. What I found was that touch with Windows 8.1 became second nature to me very quickly. I think most people have a unique “system” when it comes to their PCs and devices. They stay organized in a certain way, keep track of what they’re doing in a certain way, and navigate however feels comfortable. My favorite thing about Windows 8.1 is that I can choose how to do all these things. I found that touch became part of my mouse and keyboard “system” pretty seamlessly.
Microsoft Corp. has announced that its newest Surface models — Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 — as well as an expanded portfolio of new Surface accessories are now available for purchase at Microsoft retail stores, http://www.microsoftstore.com, select third-party retailers and authorized commercial resellers in 21 initial markets, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The new Surface products will be available in China in early November.
Ceton today unveiled its new Ceton Companion, a family of mobile apps that extend the Windows Media Center PC and Ceton home entertainment experience to Apple iOS, Android and Windows smartphones and tablets. Ceton Companion puts total control of Media Center PCs in users’ hands, wherever they are, inside or away from home. Continue reading