Posted by A Ocean on May 21, 2013 ·
Microsoft unveiled Xbox One, its next-generation home game console which aspires to go beyond gaming and become the focus of a consumer’s living room entertainment experience. Microsoft showed off the console along with a new gamepad controller as well as a new Kinect motion camera.
Xbox One runs on an eight core processor based on AMD’s Jaguar. It comes with 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 500GB [...]
Posted by A Ocean on May 15, 2013 ·
Google is unhappy with the version 3.0 official YouTube app for Windows Phone which was released last week. Google reportedly sent Microsoft a cease and desist letter today, which The Verge has reported, the lack of ads on the YouTube app for Windows Phone seems to be the primary complaint.
Google has asked Microsoft to “immediately withdraw this application from the Windows Phone Store and [...]
Posted by A Ocean on May 12, 2013 ·
The Windows Phone marketplace now has 145,000 apps up from Microsoft’s figure of 120,000 apps in October 2012. The fact was mentioned by Microsoft in a post announcing the Nokia Lumia 928.
Windows Phone has taken nearly 11 months to add 45,000 apps, after Microsoft announced 100,000 apps in June 2012. The 50,000 apps before this took only 6 months, though the first 50,000 took around 14 [...]
Posted by A Ocean on April 29, 2013 ·
Microsoft has on Monday launched Skype video calling features for Outlook.com, which allows users to make video calls directly from their Browsers. Users here in the UK will be the first to recieve the feature. The roll out will start in the UK today, followed by US and Germany availability in the “coming weeks,” and worldwide support by the summer.
“With the preview version of Skype [...]
Posted by A Ocean on April 11, 2013 ·
PC sales registered “steepest decline ever in a single quarter” by falling as much as 14 percent this quarter on a year over year basis according to a report by IDC, who had earlier forecasted a 7.7 percent decline, this is the biggest decline since IDC started tracking the PC market nearly two decades ago.
IDC’s full press release is posted below.
PC Shipments Post the Steepest Decline [...]
Posted by A Ocean on April 11, 2013 ·
Rumours of Microsoft prepping Office for iOS and Android has been surfacing at regular intervals, Microsoft repeatedly kept denying those were real, according to a fresh report by ZDNet Microsoft’s Office app will not be on iOS or Android mobile devices until mid-2014.
The report is based on a roadmap for Office supplied by a source. Microsoft, as expected, has declined to say anything [...]
Posted by A Ocean on April 3, 2013 ·
Microsoft’s tablets currently have a minimum 10 inch display, smaller devices running Microsoft OS were on the cards with Microsoft making changes to the resolution requirements which would have enabled hardware manufacturers to put Windows 8 mobile OS on smaller 7-inch tablets. Details of the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet have leaked, after Amazon.com by mistake published a listing for [...]
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Posted by A Ocean on March 30, 2013 ·
Microsoft has quietly made a change to the resolution requirements for Windows 8 devices which is quite significant as it will enable hardware manufacturers to put Windows 8 mobile OS on smaller 7-inch tablets, enabling Windows 8 to take on devices running Android and iOS.
Microsoft earlier required that all tablets running Windows 8 must have a minimum display resolution of 1366×768, the new [...]
Posted by A Ocean on March 19, 2013 ·
Starting today Microsoft will begin rolling out Windows 7 SP1 automatically through the pre-installed Windows Update to Windows 7 users who still are running the RTM (release to manufacturing) version without SP1 installed.
Microsoft posted more details on it’s Blog.
Starting tomorrow, Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) will begin rolling out automatically on Windows Update. Updating customers [...]
Posted by A Ocean on March 13, 2013 ·
Android tablets will continue to grow and cut into Apple’s worldwide tablet market share according to Research firm IDC’s 2013 forecast for worldwide tablet shipments.
Tablets powered by Android Operating System will reach to 49 percent of the market in 2013, while iPad’s share will drop to 46 percent. In 2012, Apple commanded 51 percent, compared with Google’s 46 percent.