Stories by Howard Wen

In Pictures: Windows 10 - Inside Microsoft’s latest Technical Preview

The latest version, Build 9926, does not include some of the things that Microsoft showed off on Jan. 21, including deep integration of Skype into the OS, and the new Spartan web browser. But there are many important features in this build.

In Pictures: 5 things we love, hate about the ASUS X205 notebook

The ASUS X205 is a Windows 8.1 notebook designed to halt the encroachment of Chromebooks into the low-end Windows notebook market.

Is the ASUS X205 Microsoft's Chromebook killer?

The ASUS X205 is one of three Windows 8.1 notebooks, all released in November, designed to halt the encroachment of Chromebooks into the low-end Windows notebook market. (The other two are the HP Stream 11 and HP Stream 13.)

In Pictures: 10 new features expected in Windows 10

Later this week, Microsoft is expected to reveal more details about Windows 10. But why wait for Microsoft’s announcement? Here’s what we think is coming.

In Pictures: 10 things you need to know about the Lenovo Yoga tablet

Lenovo’s Yoga Tablet 10 HD+ features an industrial design that makes it stand out from the crowd of other Android tablets.

In Pictures: Windows 10 - A guided tour

Here are some of the most prominent changes to Windows 10 from its predecessor.

In Pictures: 9 useful add-ons for Google Docs

We experimented with several add-ons available for Google Docs. Here are nine that we found to be really useful and easy to use when you’re writing, editing and sharing documents.

In Pictures: New features coming to Internet Explorer

Microsoft’s new Developer Channel offers glimpse into upcoming features of IE.

Four smartphone OSs fighting for survival

The smartphone operating system market is dominated by Android and iOS, but you can never count out Microsoft, so let's say that Windows Phone, despite lagging in market share, rounds out the Big Three.

In Pictures: 5 smartphones running alternative versions of Android

Here are five smartphones that have been, or will be, released this year running unofficial versions of Android.

In Pictures: Lenovo ThinkPad 8

The good, the bad and the money.

In Pictures: Windows 8.1 tablets with 8-inch screens: Which one is right for you?

Dell, Toshiba, Acer, Lenovo and ASUS battle it out for supremacy in the market for low-cost tablets pre-installed with Microsoft Office

In Pictures: 9 reasons users won’t ditch Windows XP

Microsoft stopped support for Windows XP on April 8: Meaning, no more software or security updates for the nearly 13-year-old OS, despite it still holding onto just under 30% of the desktop OS market (according to NetMarketShare). Microsoft wants XP users to upgrade to a newer Windows OS, preferably Windows 8.1. Yet many people are determined to hold on - you’ll have to pry Windows XP from their PC’s cold, dead hard drive. Here are nine reasons why.

In Pictures: Windows 8 app shootout - ModernMix v RetroUI Pro

Which tool works best to re-size Windows applications that run full-screen?

In Pictures: 9 Chrome tab tricks

The following extensions for Chrome provide certain, idiosyncratic functions you may find helpful when dealing with tabs.