- News tagged "microsoft"
Friday, 1 Jun 2012
Microsoft Releases Windows 8 Release Preview; Eligible Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro Upgrade to Cost S$17.99
Microsoft has released Windows 8 Release Preview today in 14 languages. This will be the last public pre-release, as the company moves towards the RTM stage. If you've an eligible Windows 7 PC, upgrading to Windows 8 Pro will cost S$17.99.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
An unpatched exploit that affects Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 8 Consumer Preview allows a user to launch a system shell by manipulating the sticky keys function. This hack is straightforward to implement as it can be executed in a matter of minutes.
Thursday, 24 May 2012
Hardware and software improvements in Windows 8 have drastically reduced the time for Windows 8 to respond to the 'F8' keystroke; hence, its removal from Windows 8 is simply natural progression to make user experience better in this new iteration of the operating system.
Friday, 11 May 2012
According to Mr. Asa Dotzler who is the Product Director for the Firefox desktop browser, Microsoft will restrict third-party browsers from accessing certain APIs on Windows 8 ARM devices, dealing a serious blow to the planned release of their Metro-style Windows 8 version of Firefox.
While it's pretty odd that the Xbox 360 has not had a proper web browser for the last seven years, Microsoft aims to finally give its gaming console one in the form of a customized IE9.
Friday, 4 May 2012
Dolby Labs Inc has signed a pact with Microsoft to include their Dolby Digital Plus multi-channel codecs in the upcoming Windows 8 operating system for tablets and personal computers.
Monday, 30 Apr 2012
Opera has confirmed that it'd be implementing WebKit prefixes. And it has now prepared Opera Mobile Emulator builds to test the WebKit prefix support.
Thursday, 26 Apr 2012
Looks like Microsoft isn't taking a back seat when it comes to cloud storage. Having revamped Skydrive earlier this week, Microsoft is now giving Windows Live and Hotmail users a massive upgrade to 25GB of storage space.
Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012
Tim Cook takes a jab at Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system during a recent conference call. Although the Apple CEO did not mention Microsoft specifically, the insinuative remark was a little too obvious to miss.
Microsoft has announced it will release a 'Release Preview' version of Windows 8 in the first week of June. The president of Microsoft's Windows unit, Mr. Steven Sinofsky made this announcement at a Windows Developer Days event in Japan yesterday.