Windows 10 October 2018 Update started to roll out last week, but some users immediately reported that their documents were being deleted. There have been multiple complaints that the latest update has deleted documents, and this includes pictures, music, and videos among other things.
DJI has announced that they’re partnering up with Microsoft to announce new developer tools for Windows. The tools are designed to enable real-time AI and machine learning for drones. This, DJI says, will help businesses “harness the power of commercial drone technology and edge cloud computing”. It all sounds very cool, but I’m having some pretty serious Terminator 3 flashbacks.
Hot on the heels of Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 announcement yesterday comes Hewlett Packard. The Surface Book 2 looked pretty impressive 24 hours ago. Now, though it’s looking a little weaker by comparison. It comes with up to 32GB RAM, vs the 16GB limit on the Surface Book 2, and up to 2TB internal SSD storage. The ZBook X2 also features an even higher resolution 4K multi touch screen display.
It’s also a true 2-in-1 laptop, in the sense that you can completely detach the keyboard from the display and turn it into a tablet. Not just flip the screen around and fold it backwards. More like Microsoft’s Surface Pro, albeit with a substantially higher spec.
Ever since I first got my hands on an iPad, I haven’t touched my laptop. It’s sat in a box under the bed for about the past 6 or 7 years. I do all my serious work on desktops. I have considered picking up a tablet/laptop hybrid type deal a couple of times, though. But when hearing reports of how badly most suck for video editing work, I abandoned the idea.
Now, though, Microsoft’s newly announced Surface Book 2 looks like it might finally give me a reason to look at laptops again. Especially now it comes with an Nvidia GPU, up to 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, an 8th generation i7 quad core processor and up to 17 hours of battery life
Apple have taken a lot of criticism over the last year or so, especially from working photographers, editors and designers. Partially because of new dongle requirements, and due to the limited amount of RAM. Some blame this on Apple’s dedication to the iPhone and iPad above all else. Personally, I think they’re just turning their laptops toward the more lucrative market. General consumers.
With cameras getting higher and higher resolution with each new generation, and 4K video becoming more pervasive in our lives, many just want more power. I’ve seen a lot of people talking about making the switch, and quite a few very well known photographers have done so. One such photographer is Trey Ratcliff. Who now offers some tips and advice for those looking to make the switch.
This kinda reminds me a little of the Ferrari branded Hasselblad. A brand jumping into another completely different industry for no apparent reason. Except that this doesn’t just seem like a fancy paint job for a pre-existing product. Porsche Design have teamed up with Intel, Microsoft and Quanta Computer to launch the first of what they say will be a new Porsche Design Computing product line.
The Porsche Design Book One is a high end 2-in-1 convertible Windows 10 device. Which is a weird, but cool idea. Most laptops-that-aren’t-really-laptops are either one or the other. They’re either a convertible OR a 2-in-1 with a removable keyboard. This is both. The screen will rotate up to a full 360 degrees on a hinge inspired by the transmission of a sports car. It’ll also flip around for reverse mounting. Or you can completely remove the keyboard and turn it into a Windows tablet.
Looking at the advert for Microsoft’s new Surface Studio they’re taking a square aim at two very distinct products. Obviously they want to take a big chunk out of the Apple iMac’s share of the designer desktop computer market. It also seems, though, that they want to try and replace the Wacom Cintiq, too. As desktop PCs go, the new Surface Studio has an extremely elegant design, and is probably one of the most versatile units to hit the market.
Of course, it still runs Windows, which will put many users off right away. The vast majority of Windows issues I’ve seen over the years seem to be down to the hardware choices made by OEMs and PC builders, though. That Microsoft are able to specify exactly what hardware goes into the unit should result a much smoother and more stable system (in theory).
It’s taken a while, but it’s finally happened. Instagram is finally available for Windows 10 tablets. An app had previously been released for Windows 10 Mobile back in April, but now we have it on the Windows desktop.
It features all the usual features, including Instagram Stories, messaging and Explore. You’ll also be able to capture, edit and post straight from your Windows 10 device. Although, there is a caveat. You have to have a touchscreen Windows device.
With windows 10 release just around the corner, Microsoft made a huge celebration about its upcoming new default wallpaper.
The video below describes how the team created that photos and trust me no effort was spared. It has special glass made, haze, projection and camera mapping, and even special Lasers. The process actually is quite fascinating.