Stories by Howard Wen

In Pictures: New Firefox mobile OS

Mozilla officially jumped into the crowded mobile OS field at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where the company demonstrated an early version of Firefox OS, which is being developed under the Boot to Gecko project.

Run Android apps on Windows with the BlueStacks app

Have you ever wanted to run the apps on your Android phone or tablet on your PC? Or would you like to use Android apps even if you don't own an Android device? An innovative application, named BlueStacks, lets you do exactly this: With it, you can install and run Android apps on a Windows computer.

In Pictures: Customise your Android device with CyanogenMod 9

The recently released CyanogenMod 9 is built upon Android 4.0, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich, and is free to download. Here are nine things to know about this latest edition.

In Pictures: First look, Opera 12 ups the ante

The latest release of Opera has some obvious cosmetic and UI changes, as well as several new under-the-hood functions. Overall, here are 12 changes worth noting.

Kinect brings the magic to Windows PCs

Earlier this year, Microsoft released Kinect for Windows - a version of the motion-control Xbox peripheral that works out-of-the-box with a PC running Windows 7 or Windows 8.

In Pictures: 9 Android devices getting an unofficial Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is the latest version to show up on smartphones and tablets

In Pictures: Samsung's new Chromebook

Remember the initial buzz when Google announced it was coming out with a notebook computer. Well, we’re two years into the Chromebook era and the buzz has certainly dissipated.

Google polishes Chrome OS, but is it enough to entice buyers?

Google launched the Chrome OS in late 2010 and has continued to update it despite lukewarm reception by the public toward the platform's model: a browser-centered OS running on a lightweight, minimally-spec'd notebook meant to be used with an always-on Internet connection.

In Pictures: 5 things we love/hate about Windows 8

Now that Microsoft has released the latest beta version of Windows 8, with the clever name of Release Preview, here are 5 things we love and 5 things we hate about the new OS.

In Pictures: 10 websites that time forgot

When was the last time you posted a pic on PhotoBucket? Did a search on AltaVista? Or updated your Myspace page?

Android remote access app shootout

There are times when accessing another computer remotely can be convenient -- to check on the status of a download or code that is being compiled, to start or stop an application, or to load a document to view it. It can be really helpful to be able to do this from a smartphone or tablet. We tested three services that let you use your Android device to connect to your computer remotely.

In Pictures: 8 ways to customise Windows 8

Here are eight ways that you can customise your installation of Windows 8 Consumer Preview.

In Pictures: 7 office suites for Android devices

You can take your work with you, thanks to several office suites which let you view and edit your documents on an Android device.

7 office suites for Android devices

You can take your work with you, thanks to several office suites which let you view and edit your documents on an Android device. Most were originally designed for use on a smartphone, but here are seven that are compatible with most Android tablets that run Android 2.3 (codenamed "Gingerbread").

In Pictures: Firefox Faceoff - Nightly vs. Pale Moon vs. Waterfox

Three unofficial Firefox variants take advantage of 64-bit processors and 64-bit version of Windows 7.