Halo: Spartan Assault now available for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

Halo: Spartan Assault has officially arrived for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 in each platform’s respective app store. Available now for £4.99, the game has been created specifically with touchscreen devices in mind. It has been released to coincide with Comic-Con 2013, currently taking part in San Diego, and offers a different kind of experience from the normal Halo…

Review: Lenovo Ideapad Lynx Windows 8 Tablet, a more budget friendly option

There is a modest assortment of Windows 8 tablets available these days. We’ve taken a look at the Microsoft Surface, the Acer Iconia W510, and the Samsung ATIV Smart PC500 and find them all to be capable Windows 8 tablets.  We now turn our sights on the Lenovo Lynx Windows 8 Ideapad. The Lynx is a 11.6″ tablet that is well…

Photoshop Express for Windows 8, it’s a good start just a little lacking

Adobe released Photoshop Express the other day for Windows 8 and RT. Our initial impressions of the photo editor was good. It’s a basic editor with the ability to grow through purchasing add-on packs. After using Photoshop Express for a few days now, while we impressions are still good it’s hard to ignore that there is a ton of room…

Skulls of the Shogun Review: Getting ahead in the land of the undead

Microsoft has never released a portable console like the Playstation Vita or 3DS, instead opting to publish Xbox-branded games for Windows Phone and Windows 8… A wise choice given the modern trend towards smartphone and tablet gaming over handheld game systems. With the Xbox 360’s excellent lineup of downloadable games, Windows Phone users rightfully expected the chance to play many…

Skype for Windows 8 updated, improves performance and enables contact blocking

The Skype team has released an update for Windows 8, announcing the changes in an official blog article. Version 1.6 implements a number of improvements to further enhance the user experience. A notable feature addition is the ability for consumers to better control who can contact them by blocking contacts.  To block contacts in the latest release, bring up the…

Shuffle Party, Samurai vs. Zombies, Bejeweled Live, and Delicious available on Windows 8

A couple of days ago, Microsoft announced a slew of Windows 8 games that would be launching over the weekend. Today several of those games are readily available to download: Shuffle Party, Samurai vs. Zombies Defense, Bejeweled Live, and Delicious – Emily’s True Love. The only one that hasn’t shown up yet is Temple Run Brave (based on that movie…

Microsoft updates Mail, Calendar and People apps for Windows 8

Microsoft has announced updates for its Mail, Calendar and People apps, available on Windows 8 (and Windows RT). The updates will be available tomorrow and can be installed by clicking the “Updates” button in the corner of the Windows Store.  The pinacle of the app updates is increased speed and much needed features for improving work-flow. The Mail app is…

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon, one classy Windows 8 laptop

There are only a few Windows 8 laptops in production that we can consider to be the ‘high end’, machines with exacting build quality and specifications to match. While many PC makers are content to push out hum drum machines with middling specs and so so performance the same cannot be said for Lenovo and their ThinkPad range. Over the…

Surface Pro landing in China on April 2, the first retail market outside North America

Microsoft China posted an update on popular social network Sina weibo earlier today that Surface Pro, the Surface tablet/ultrabook that’s built on Intel’s desktop processor, will be available on 9:00pm, April 2nd (Beijing time). Microsoft announced on its official blog that Surface computers will be available in more markets in 2013, and China will be the first new market for…

QONQR Command Center: A Windows 8 Companion App

QONQR is a popular massive multi-player online game for your Windows Phone that is location based. You join one of three factions and as you travel about, you claim and battle for control of certain areas of the map. All totaled, there are three million zones in 250 countries to conquer. The developers recently released a companion app for Windows…