Happy Windows 8 Day! What's that, you didn't know it was Windows 8 Day? That seems hard to believe considering Microsoft has practically held a media event every day for the last few months to chat about it and Windows Phone 8, which officially launches on Monday. Those lucky (?) Surface RT owners should get a taste of what it feels like for Apple gadget buyers to receive their launch day products at home today, so enjoy it, folks!
We're not big fans of locked handsets, but let's face it: It's a fact of life in the USA if you want to get 'em cheap and subsidized. While the iPhone has historically been tricky to get SIM unlocked from AT&T, suddenly this year it seems the floodgates have opened and between the carrier itself offering free unlocks for off-contract devices and a plethora of sources offering cheap freedom for everyone else, a lawsuit against Apple seems like maybe the wrong approach. Didn't hear about it? Read on to find out about that and a handful of other stories you might have missed on Monday.
In case you haven't heard, Apple set a date for its next media event with a casual "we've got a little more to show you" invitation sent to the media on Tuesday. The October 23 soiree is expected to unveil the iPad mini and possibly refreshed iMacs and Mac minis, but we'll just be happy for the arrival of iTunes 11, which Cupertino teased at last month's media event. Here's a look at what else went down on Tuesday you might have missed...
While it's hard to imagine many iPad owners are waiting with anticipation to find out how much Microsoft's upcoming Surface tablet will cost, the company's own online store appears to have leaked the numbers ahead of its release.
Mac users already have plenty of options when it comes to cloud storage, but over the course of the last year, a worthy opponent to Dropbox, SugarSync and Box has arrived from an unlikely source: Microsoft.
Thanks to a Twitter leak, Skype fans are getting their first look at what their favorite VoIP chat service will look like when Windows 8 arrives in late October -- and we could use a bit of this flair on the Mac client!
If you haven't already read the harrowing story of what happened to a Wired editor when hackers exploited a few security flaws, then you owe it to yourself. It's rather terrifying, how porous our online digital lives can be, but luckily we also have an article on there to help boost your online security a little and give you a bit more control. It's the least we could do.
After you read the web's musings, print out this article and stuff it in the bottom of your sock drawer. Five years from now, pull it out, read my next sentence, and compare it to the reality of that future day.