Just as people settled in on the name SkyDrive, Microsoft has just announced that it will soon become OneDrive; a place that despite all the devices you have in your life, you can find and store all of your important documents, photos, videos and important stuff, all in one place.
Gadgets as gifts are truly great to give and to get but how do you select just the right one from the wave of offerings out there? The truth is it’s tough. So here’s a selection of just a few to give you some last-minute food for thought and help you wade through the sea of gadgetry for this holiday season.
Finding a good, reliable laptop can be a chore. For myself, I always want something that’s not too heavy so it’s portable and has a good battery life. And as I am occasionally using memory intensive programs, whether it be for work or play, I want something that’s fast and powerful. And hopefully doesn’t get hot too quickly so it doesn’t burn away my manhood as I use it on my lap.
And on all of these points, the Toshiba Satellite P50t-A satisfies. The p50t-A is an all-around solid laptop. It runs on a 2. 4 GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-4700MQ processor and has 8 GB of DDR3 RAM (expandable to 16 GB). This means the machine is powerful enough to run a number of memory sucking programs at once, without having too many issues.
If you’re looking to get a tablet but want to keep the Windows experience, it might be worth looking at Microsoft’s own tablet – the Surface. Last month, the company released the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2, the second-generation of their Windows tablets. I had the opportunity to check out the Surface 2.
Tomorrow morning at Edmonton’s West Edmonton Mall (WEM), a ribbon cutting ceremony will commemorate the opening of Microsoft’s first full retail store in Western Canada, and only the second in Canada.