Stories by Howard Wen

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.

In Pictures: Leaked features in Windows 8.1 Update 1

Microsoft is expected to release Windows 8.1 Update 1 for free, either next month or early April.

In Pictures: Lenovo Miix 2

Windows 8.1 and Office Home on an 8-inch touchscreen tablet for under $300

In Pictures: 10 Chrome offline apps for business

With the latest release of Chrome for Windows (and Chrome OS on Chromebooks), you can install apps that will work even if your computer is not online.

IN PICTURES: 8 most interesting tech gadgets of 2013

There may be some mind-blowing new gadgets that come out in time for the holiday gift buying season, but here’s a list of the eight most significant tech gadgets released to date.

In Pictures: Android browser tips and tricks

There are several browsers for Android that use the Webkit layout engine. This slideshow presents a quick primer on five of the most popular, highlighting their most prominent features.

In Pictures: Evernote Touch vs. Microsoft OneNote

Which apps works better on Windows 8 touchscreens?

In Pictures: What’s new in Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7

Here’s what’s noteworthy in the upcoming version of Microsoft’s browser.

In Pictures: 8 reasons why Chromebooks aren’t going away

t’s been more than two years since the first Chromebooks went on sale. They certainly haven’t taken the world by storm and there have been varying opinions and doubts about the viability of this notebook platform that runs Chrome OS. But Chromebooks are still alive and may be sticking around for a while. Here are 8 reasons why:

In Pictures: 10 things you need to know about Opera Next 15

In its Version 15 release, several new features have been added to Opera for computer operating systems.