Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013
Microsoft has announced plans to discontinue the TechNet Subscription service. Currently, it allows subscribers to try full version and beta software from Microsoft's extensive library, for an annual fee as low as US$199. However, this service will be retired by the end of August 2013.
Apple finally reached a deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) to make chips for its products starting in 2014.
Bloomberg reports that Apple is applying a trademark for "iWatch" in Japan, which raises speculation that the tech company is indeed working on a smartwatch. (Update: Apple submitted similar applications in Mexico and Taiwan.)
Maxthon has partnered with AMD to release its new Windows-based Maxthon Cloud browser, which is optimized for AMD's next generation of Accelerated Processing Units (APUs).
Mozilla states its intentions to go beyond smartphones for its Firefox OS.
Notebook contract manufacturers, mostly based in Taiwan, have been reporting low notebook shipments for a while now. However in Q1 2013, shipments hit the lowest point in three years -- lower than even what analysts have expected it to be.
Linux kernel version 3.10 has been released. While there may not be many major new subsystems, Linux 3.10 will provide a new method for SSD caching and upgrades to Radeon graphics drivers.
Monday, 1 Jul 2013
A recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) listing reveals the specs of an upcoming ASUS K009 tablet, which is marked "nexus" for "marketing purpose".
With a 2.4-inch display, the Nokia 301 comes with a classic alphanumeric keypad, and includes a step-by-step voice instruction that guides you through taking the perfect selca, along with a 100-degree panorama function which lets you get more in your shot.
Driven by a Intel Haswell i7 mobile processor along with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M graphics, the 13.3-inch XG13 runs on the Windows 8 platform, and features a backlit keyboard, a 2-megapixel webcam, as well as two storage slots.