Posts Tagged 'Microsoft'

Microsoft Wedge Touch Mouse & Keyboard for On-the-go Computing

Microsoft has released details on two new products, the Wedge Touch Mouse and the Wedge Touch Keyboard, which look perfect for when you’re on the go and you get tired of using the touch-based keyboard on your tablet.

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Microsoft Surface Tablet: Better Late than Never?

The internets are abuzz with Microsoft’s latest offering. The first tablet from the software giant borrows its name from their already well-regarded multitouch system, and is named Surface. The tablet was unveiled last night in LA with big fanfare at a press event. Surface will initially come in two variations, and will run Microsoft Windows 8.

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Microsoft Universal Translator: Star Trek Gets Real

Anyone who’s used Google Translate on a mobile device on the go has realized how close we are to getting a universal translator. While Google Translate isn’t always accurate, it does the job well enough for you to be able to get the gist of another language that you don’t speak. Now, Microsoft is trying to come up with their own software that will translate multiple languages, speaking with a synthetic version of your own voice.

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iDesk: A Microsoft Surface-Like Alternative for Macs

Anyone who’s seen or who knows about Microsoft Surface understands that the idea of a giant touchscreen tabletop is nothing new. Adam Benton’s iDesk concept is simply the Apple-lover’s version of the same expensive tech that’s been available for Windows for some time. While I do think that Surface is extremely cool, the price of these large touchscreens is still out of reach for mere mortals (~$8,400 USD).

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Using a Touchscreen Through Your Pocket Made Possible by Microsoft PocketTouch

Have you ever needed to use your phone inside you pocket? I haven’t, but I’m sure it could be useful in some situations. New technology from Microsoft Research could allow you to use a touchscreen through fabric. The system is called PocketTouch and yes, you can now use your smartphone from the outside of your pocket.

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A Few More Alternatives to OneNote in OS X

020811_rg_MoreOneNote_00.jpgThanks to our readers, we managed to learn about a few more alternatives to Microsoft OneNote, our former favorite note-taking application before we switched to a Mac. Microsoft OneNote is currently available on Windows PCs only, and it’s a shame because this application works extremely well to take all sorts of notes on your computer. Here are the others that might fill-in for your note taking tasks.

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10 Tested OS X Applications for Note Taking

When Microsoft’s OneNote was initially launched, we had trouble figuring out what it was for. But over time, it became apparent that OneNote was a powerful way of taking notes of almost any kind, from scrapbooks, logs, diaries, to lists of all sorts. The only trouble is that OneNote is a Windows-only app, so you won’t find it on OS X. Here are some alternatives we found for OS X users who are looking for something like OneNote…

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Microsoft Surface 2: Cool and Expensive Enterprise Toy

It’s not only iOS devices that have a good grasp of touchscreen UIs, Microsoft isn’t bad at them either. However, there are only a few computers available that allow you to use gestures, and one of those is the Microsoft Surface. At CES 2011, M$ unveiled their next-generation Surface 2 tabletop computers.

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Microsoft Touch Mouse Will Bring Easy Multitouch to PCs

010711_rg_MSTouchMouse_01.jpgWell, it’s taken quite a while, but finally, Microsoft will release its Touch Mouse, their variant of Apple’s Magic Mouse. As many Mac users have noticed over the last 14 months, the Magic Mouse is not without its faults. It begs the question: will Microsoft’s PC Touch Mouse solve these problems, or simply create new ones?

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Prefer Office But Use Google Docs? Try Google Cloud Connect

112310_rg_GoogleCloudConnect_01.jpgGoogle Docs is the way to share documents between many people, but that doesn’t stop the interface from being quite banal and minimal. Some people love this, but ultimately, I like to use something that more suited to my needs. The latest Microsoft Word interface is good and it works well for many different uses. But how can you use both at the same time? By using Google Cloud Connect.

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