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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Microsoft Confirms Windows 8.1 Will Be a Free Upgrade

Microsoft Confirms Windows 8.1 Will Be a Free Upgrade

At JP Morgan's Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, Microsoft's Windows Division CMO and CFO, Tami Reller, confirmed that the upcoming Windows 8 update, previously codenamed Windows Blue, has now been given the official release name Windows 8.1, and will be a free upgrade for all Windows 8 users.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Android has Largest Smart Device Market Share

Android has Largest Smart Device Market Share

According a Q1, 2013 report by Canalys, 59.5 percent of all smart devices in the market -- 308.7 million smartphones, tablets and notebooks -- were running Google's Android operating system. Apple was in second place with a 19.3 percent market share and Microsoft had a market share of 18.1, just slightly behind Apple.

New Wacom Wintab Driver Brings Pen Pressure Sensitivity to the Microsoft Surface Pro

New Wacom Wintab Driver Brings Pen Pressure Sensitivity to the Microsoft Surface Pro

Frustrated that your Surface Pro's pen doesn't support pressure sensitivity in apps like Photoshop? We've the answer for you: Head over to Wacom's website now to download the new Windows 8 driver.

Google Games Hinted at in Leaked Google Play Services APK

Google Games Hinted at in Leaked Google Play Services APK

A leaked Google Play Services (v3.1.36) update file contains codes that hint at a new multi-player social gaming network called Google Games. This new gaming network (expected to be revealed during Google I/O) will be similar to Apple's Game Center for iOS and Microsoft's Xbox Live for Xbox, which includes leaderboards, achievements and more.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Windows 8 Licenses Surpass 100 Million; Windows Blue Public Preview in June

Windows 8 Licenses Surpass 100 Million; Windows Blue Public Preview in June

Despite controversy surrounding the uptake of Windows 8, Microsoft has revealed that more than 100 million Windows 8 licenses have now been sold. And the next update for the OS, codenamed Windows Blue, will see a public preview in June at the BUILD conference.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

ASUS Launching Smaller, More Affordable Windows 8 Tablets Later This Year

ASUS Launching Smaller, More Affordable Windows 8 Tablets Later This Year

ASUS will launch several small Windows 8 tablets later this year as prices of these devices are expected to fall below US$300.

Leaked Microsoft Email Says Next-gen Xbox Will Not Require Always On Connection

Leaked Microsoft Email Says Next-gen Xbox Will Not Require Always On Connection

It looks like the long-running rumor that Microsoft's next-gen Xbox would require an always on internet connection has finally been put to rest thanks to a leaked internal Microsoft email which has dismissed the 'always-on' mandate.

Monday, 29 Apr 2013

WE Learn Mobile Education Project Demonstrates Positive Impact of 3G Technology on 21st Century Learning

WE Learn Mobile Education Project Demonstrates Positive Impact of 3G Technology on 21st Century Learning

Nan Chiau Primary School, the National Institute of Education, the University of Michigan, Microsoft, Nokia, SingTel, and Qualcomm Incorporated, through Qualcomm Wireless Reach, shared results from the WE Learn project, showing significant improvement in students’ 21st century skills.

Google Chrome Now Opens Microsoft Office Files Directly

Google Chrome Now Opens Microsoft Office Files Directly

Google recently announced a new extension (Chrome Office Viewer) for Google Chrome that lets you open Microsoft Office files directly on the web browser. Files are also sandboxed to prevent compromised Microsoft Office files from causing any damage to your computer system.

Thursday, 25 Apr 2013

Unveiling of New Xbox to Take Place on May 21st

Unveiling of New Xbox to Take Place on May 21st

Lawrence Hryb, the Director of Programming for the Microsoft gaming network Xbox Live, has confirmed that the new Xbox will be unveiled on May 21st, with a showcase of the full lineup of games taking place later at E3.

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