HP’s Windows 8 Appdate: Good Game Picks

Since Windows 8 Launched, I’ve been doing my part to test it. So, in the name of “work,” I continue downloading the games available in the Windows 8 App store. (I’ve already done a number of stories about Win 8 apps on the blog, but what you’re going to find below is a quick hit list of titles I’ve come across worth checking out.)

HP’s Free Win 8 App List

That new computer you got sometimes comes with pre-installed software that’s really neat – and you might use often. Other times, you’ll just search-and-destroy anything outside the basics and tag everything as bloatware. I’m here to tell you that there are some apps you should keep – and why. And, in the process, I’m also going to show you a couple HP-centric apps in the Win 8 app store right now that you can (and should) go and download right now – for free!

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HP’s Awesome Win 8 Recipe App

I think we can all agree that finding a great recipe on line isn’t difficult, but remembering where we found it when we want to make it again is the tricky part!  This is where HP’s Recipe Box app comes in handy. It’s an application that HP developed specifically for the TouchSmart PC back for earlier versions of Windows. However, with Windows 8, we added a whole bunch of extra functionality that makes me want to cook more!

8 Great Windows 8 Links

First, I started compiling my favorite Windows 8 tips – y’know, since I’ve been playing with it for a while now. Then, I started thinking about it: Why reinvent the wheel when scores of journalists have been dissecting this OS for months. Collected below are eight essential links you should check out for how to get the most out of Windows 8. And, yes, I’m still going to throw in my favorite tips for good measure. Don’t say I never did anything for ya!

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2-Hour Twitter #WinChat Today!

Over the past couple weeks, we’ve been talking about Windows 8. A lot. After all, we’ve got a bunch of sweet new computers coming out that take full advantage of the new OS. But still, we’re sure that people have a lot of questions. Melissa gave you the head’s up about it last week, but there is a Twitter based #WinChat happening today, starting at noon pacific on November 13th (today!)…and we’re going strong for two hours! For more information and how you can get a chance at winning prizes keep reading.

Win 8 Video Lesson: Keyboard, Mouse and Touch Control

If you go out and buy a new PC now, it’ll likely be loaded with Windows 8. This being your first dance with Microsoft’s snazzy new OS, HP’s got your back with a whole battery of tutorials and walkthroughs of some neat features of Microsoft’s Windows 8. Best part, they are available on your new computer. (Just look for the tile on your PC that says, “New Features in Windows 8”) But, to give you a taste of what you can do, we’re bringing you the lessons before you even buy your next HP PC.

HP Support for Windows-8 based Products

In case you haven’t heard the news (REALLY?), the latest version of Microsoft’s legendary Windows operating system has arrived. Windows 8 includes a wide array of upgrades, enhancements and additions, most notably the functionality required for seamless touch screen and mobile computing scenarios. And to make sure that customers who use HP products can take full advantage of the new level of computing power, HP is introducing a lineup of support tools and resources that are easy to access, simple to use and, in most cases, free of charge.

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Checklist: Ready to Upgrade to Windows 8?

With all the talk about Windows 8 coming out, how do you know when it’s time to upgrade the OS versus buying a new PC with Windows 8 pre-installed? If this sums up your dilemma, we've got a good walkthrough for you....

Photos: HP’s Win 8 Launch Party

How would you celebrate the launch of a new operating system? Well, if you’ve got a ton of awesome new products to show off to people, you throw a party. This week, in New York City at Terminal 5, HP threw a big ol’ jam around “The Sound of Touch.” With all the growing excitement for Windows 8, we  wanted to show off why we were excited. Want to see a life-sized laptop, Hip-Hop Group The Far East Movement….and a gang of new HP products….? Keep reading.

Which HP PCs Offer Windows 8?

You’ve probably seen a ton of stories circulating around a certain new OS from Microsoft…and new PCs that’ll be supporting it. Well, if you’re hot for the switch and on the market for a new PC, I wanted to clue you in on which HP models you can order right now. That way, when October 26th rolls around, you can just dig in and start playing with your new computer.

HP ENVY x2: Part Laptop, Part Tablet, All-Awesome

The aptly-named ENVY x2 is going to make a lot of laptops jealous. At first blush, it looks like a thin, brushed-metal machine. But when you flip a slick magnetic toggle and lift out the 11.6-inch display, you suddenly get it – this Hybrid PC packs all the important guts you need behind the screen. Are you the kinda guy that’s constantly debating whether to take a laptop, tablet (or both!) for the day? Here's your next PC.

MS Launches Win 8 Consumer Beta, Takes Flight Today

It’s a busy day for downloading around here. What with the release of the Free-to-Play Flight simulator, Microsoft Flight and the consumer beta for Windows 8 is available for download. Should you care about either? Well….read on and I’ll tell you.

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