When Microsoft unveiled Windows 8, it hoped that the new interface and design philosophy will woo the Windows users. That didn’t happen and now, HP has again started shipping PCs with Windows 7, citing their popular demand.
Now a days, all electronic device are being upgraded to the new OS. At present, we have the latest Windows OS – Windows 8, but interestingly, 95% of ATM machines in the world still run on the old Windows OS, Windows XP.
Microsoft’s vice president for media and entertainment, Blair Westlake, has resigned from his post. According to him, the company is moving in a direction that doesn’t fit his expertise and so, he is moving on.
Microsoft sees Office 365 as the future of its Office software suite. In an attempt to bring it to a greater audience, Microsoft has now partnered with GoDaddy, offering Office 365 to small businesses.
Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has pulled off a number of high-profile hacks in the recent past. The notorious hacking group apparently took over Microsoft’s News Twitter account recently, sending out many tweets against the company itself.
Microsoft is all set to shut down all support and security updates for Windows XP come April this year. The company has now revealed that Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP will also expire at the same time.
Android is an increasingly popular OS which, thanks to its open-source nature, has found widespread use. Intel is now hoping to make it big in the PC industry by pushing for such computers which can run both Android and Windows.
The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has decided to celebrate the new year with a solid dose of hacking. The pro-Assad group recently gained control of Skype’s social media accounts, demanding an end to online spying.
Google’s Chromebooks, which were once ridiculed as worthless laptops, are becoming an increasingly popular choice among the consumers. At this rate, these nifty notebooks may soon dominate whatever is left of the laptop market.
Although Microsoft’s Kinect and the Oculus Rift hardware were both meant for the gaming world, they have found a use in more advanced industries. NASA, for instance, is using both of these components in controlling space-bound robots.
Rockstar Consortium, backed by many tech giants such as Apple, Microsoft and BlackBerry, has launched suits against numerous Android partners in the past. Google has now launched a counter-lawsuit, deciding to fight back.
As the Christmas draws near, tech companies are coming up with newer and more enticing deals. Microsoft has announced an early gift for Windows Phone users who can now get their hands on 20GB of free SkyDrive storage.
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