Monday, 26 Nov 2012

Mozilla Ends Development of Firefox 64-bit for Windows on a Quiet Note

Mozilla Ends Development of Firefox 64-bit for Windows on a Quiet Note

Mozilla has quietly ended its development of Firefox 64-bit for Windows. There were a number of reasons given by the project manager that included the scarcity of plug-ins in 64-bit version, stability issues with the 64-bit builds as well as a general sense of mediocrity among users and testers.

Friday, 23 Nov 2012

Windows 8 Store Passes 20,000 Apps Mark

Windows 8 Store Passes 20,000 Apps Mark

Win App Update has announced that Microsoft's new Windows 8 Store has surpassed the 20,000 apps mark, which translate to a growth rate of close to 500 new apps a day.

Wednesday, 21 Nov 2012

Skype for Windows 8 Announced (Update)

Skype for Windows 8 Announced (Update)

Skype, the voice call and chat service provider which was acquired by Microsoft late last year for US$8.5 million, has announced a new Modern-style version of Skype for Windows 8. The app will be pre-installed on devices from 12 manufacturers, and be made available in the Windows Store come October 26.

Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012

Windows 8 Sales Not as Good as Expected, But is Steadily Improving

Windows 8 Sales Not as Good as Expected, But is Steadily Improving

A senior executive at a popular online retailer has revealed that sales of Windows 8 are not as strong as expected, but is improving steadily.

Monday, 19 Nov 2012

Analysts: Google's Android Innovation Outpacing Apple

Analysts: Google's Android Innovation Outpacing Apple

Analysts have attributed Android's phenomenal smartphone market share to low prices and faster innovation.

Friday, 16 Nov 2012

IDC: Global Mobile Payments to Reach US$1 Trillion by 2017

IDC: Global Mobile Payments to Reach US$1 Trillion by 2017

Market research firm IDC released a report estimating global mobile transactions will reach US$1 trillion by 2017. The prediction is largely based on the escalating popularity of mobile payment technology, as well as data from mobile websites.

Facebook Updates iOS and Android Apps with New Features

Facebook Updates iOS and Android Apps with New Features

Facebook recently updated its iOS and Android apps with a couple of new features, including a Share button, in-line friend tagging, and emoji options for messages.

Now You Get to Email Tweets Too, Says Twitter

Now You Get to Email Tweets Too, Says Twitter

According to Twitter's recent blog post, users will soon be able to email a Tweet directly from their Twitter stream to contacts who are not followers or anyone for that matter. This new feature will be rolled out over the coming weeks.

Thursday, 15 Nov 2012

Coming Soon: Cross-Platform 3DMark Benchmark

Coming Soon: Cross-Platform 3DMark Benchmark

Futuremark announces there will be a new cross-platform 3DMark benchmark scheduled to arrive soon. With it, enthusiasts will now be able to compare scores from machines that run on different platforms and processors.

Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012

Head of Microsoft's Windows Division, Steven Sinofsky, has Left Microsoft

Head of Microsoft's Windows Division, Steven Sinofsky, has Left Microsoft

Head of Microsoft's Windows division, Mr. Steven Sinofsky has left the company with immediate effect. His sudden departure comes shortly after the recent launch of Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 8.

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