- Reads from WWW
Thursday, 4 Apr 2013
According to ZDNet, Windows Blue will be officially named as Windows 8.1. As we have reported in August last year, the Redmond software giant has alleged plans in the pipeline to speed up the release cycle of their new Windows operating system. This development is in line with its decision.
Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013
Microsoft has started selling the Surface Pro in China yesterday. In addition to the regular edition that runs Windows 8 Pro, there's a new ‘Surface Chinese’ that only supports the Chinese language, runs Windows 8 (the core version), and comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013.
The Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium (HMCC) has announced its new DRAM memory architecture, called the Hybrid Memory Cube (HMC) technology, which is touted to improve performance over standard DDR3 and DDR4 DRAM while simultaneously reducing power consumption.
The WSJ published a piece saying that Apple will begin production of a new iPhone in the second quarter of the year, leading to a possible summer launch. However, the really juicy bits came up later in a Branch discussion, which featured tech-writing heavyweights like MG Siegler and John Gruber.
Facebook sent out invites for an event on 4th April with a teaser to see its new home on Android. Sources told TechCrunch that Facebook will be launching a modified Android version with Facebook integration on the home screen of a HTC phone.
According to sales data, sales of hybrid vehicles has gone up considerably in the U.S. and now has a market share of 4%. This figure is expected to double by the end of the decade.
In order to keep pace with Hotmail from Microsoft and Gmail from Google, both of which provide access to SkyDrive and Google Drive respectively, Yahoo has struck a deal which will offering Dropbox integration for their Yahoo Mail service.
Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013
Apple CEO, Tim Cook, has posted an apology on Apple's Chinese website, followed by details on how the company would amend its warranty policies in China. The apology comes after China's state-run media criticized Apple's warranty policies on certain products.
According to data from Net Applications, market share of Windows 8, though increasingly steadily, is only at 3.31%. More than 80% of Windows users are still using Windows 7 and XP.
Android Police managed to obtain the Facebook phone application package file (APK) and uncovered some new details on what to expect at the Facebook event on 4 April.