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Microsoft Is Working On Subset Of Windows PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 05:14
On Subset Of Windows
The Windows OS we install on our tablets, PCs and servers takes several gigabytes of space to run. With the increasing adoption of mobile devices by consumers, it is necessary to make Windows run on a mobile device that will have less than 4GB of storage. For that, Microsoft has created a subset of the Windows technology base used to build operating systems that have a smaller footprint than the full Windows Client or Server. These smaller operating systems is in the order megabytes – not gigabytes. A recent job listing revealed that Windows Phone is the first product that was developed using this technology. Also, Microsoft is now pushing their Internet of Things strategy with Windows, this technology could be powering there too. As Microsoft moves towards "One Microsoft" it seems imperative they reduce the size of the footprint of future iterations of the Windows Operating System...Read more at windows8newsinfo forum.
 
Cloud Based Windows Operating System PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 23 April 2014 04:58

Cloud Based Windows Operating System

This week started with some bombastic news yesterday, when some early rumors about what Microsoft is working on next popped up, courtesy of the friendly neighborhood Wzor. According to the famed leaker, Redmond has started work on a cloud-based version of Windows. And what’s more, this is to be offered completely free to users — with room for paid premium features as subscriptions, of course. But essentially, users will be getting Windows as a Service (WAAS) on their chosen device. Or devices. Now, before someone quips about Chromebooks, yes, this notion is similar, but not entirely unexpected. Some very early rumors pointed to this being Windows 10, a completely cloud powered experience. The big question, friends and foes, is whether this is something you would bite? Do you see yourself, running a cloud powered operating system? I am sure Microsoft would want to put in a substantial amount of offline features, or at least tools and options that work when Internet access is unavailable...As Microsoft continues it move toward the  "One Microsoft" concept, it seems imperative they reduce the footprint of future iterations of Windows...Stay on top of this and other upcoming Windows on our forum.

 

 
Microsoft to fix error 80188309 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 22 April 2014 05:48

error 80188309

It's been a while since Microsoft released the Windows Phone 8.1 Developers Preview for users. You can download it even if you're not a developer, but it seems people are having troubles when they try to update to Windows Phone 8.1. The update downloads on the devices, but when the user tries to install it, it ends up with the error 80188309. Most of the users are using the Huawei Ascend W1, but the error has popped up on other models as well. A moderator on the Microsoft support site has responded to the issue, and said an update would be sent to the devices to fix the issue. Microsoft has collected details about the devices, and model numbers of users who are experiencing difficulties, but didn't mention an exact time frame when users can expect the update. A moderator on the support forums said he will provide more details on Thursday, April 24th. "A little clarification on the update notification.  The notification has stopped for all devices that have not yet taken the first update...You can find out more at our forum.

 

 
Xbox One Homebrew Coming Soon PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 21 April 2014 04:07

xbox one hacked

With growing technology and online user data interaction, the industries contributing in keeping the digital world alive by providing digital media and entertainment are gradually becoming more prone to exploitations and online piracy. Almost everything from songs to movies and games can now be pirated and provided to users free of cost. In turn, the investing industries suffer with huge revenue loss. Video game consoles also undergo exploitations and hacks. Microsoft has combated piracy problem for years on their consoles and now just like Xbox 360 which was considered to be more close to hacker than PlayStation 3, it seems Microsoft latest Xbox One console is also soon going to be hacked to play pirated media content and games. The indication comes from a chat log that is reported to be obtained from EFnet lobby #xbonehack and later posted to Pastebin. The log belongs to a conversation between a group of hackers confirming that Xbox One homebrew is about to become a reality soon enough...Follow this as it develops at windows8newsinfof forum.

 

 
End-to-End Encrypted File-Sharing Service PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 20 April 2014 05:35

encrypted file sharing

Tresorit today officially launched its end-to-end encrypted cloud storage service after emerging from its stealth beta. The startup employs multiple layers of security that make its data extremely difficult to compromise. One key advantage to Tresorit is that it doesn’t have a master key to your encryption, so, unlike what happened to secure email service Lavabit, it can’t be forced to provide access to your data. The startup is also based in Switzerland, which should help keep it out of reach of NSA court orders. Tresorit uses AES-256 encryption on the client side before your data is uploaded. It also relies on a patented encryption method for sharing files with others. The service is available on PC, Mac, iOS and Android. A Windows Phone version is currently in closed beta, and a Linux client is in development. It’s worth noting that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden recently recommended the use of end-to-end encryption as an important method for avoiding widespread government surveillance...Want to know more visit our forum.

 

 
Universal Windows apps PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 18 April 2014 06:06

universal windows apps

Microsoft has rolled out the first universal apps for Windows and Windows Phone, allowing users to buy an app once and play it on phones, tablets and PCs. The first two paid apps to take advantage are Microsoft's own Halo: Spartan Assault and 17-Bit's Skulls of the Shogun. Both games cost $4.99 and can be purchased through either the Windows Store or Windows Phone Store. Strangely, the games' Windows Store listings give no indication that these are universal apps. But when you view their Windows Phone Store listings, a small notice on the left-hand side says the apps are “Made for Windows Phones and Windows PCs.” Microsoft has also turned several of its free games into universal apps, including Wordament, Hexic, Mahjong, Minesweeper and Solitaire. Eventually, universal apps will come to the Xbox One, but Microsoft hasn't given a timeline, and the Xbox team will retain control over which apps will appear on the console...If you stop by our forum I assure you will find more information on universal windows apps.

 

 
Windows Spring Update Being Reoffered PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 18 April 2014 05:43

kb2919355

If you see KB2919355 being reoffered in your list of Windows Updates today, don't be alarmed. Just about everyone is seeing that. Since Update 1 for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 released, there have been multiple fixes made available, but instead of offering them separately, Microsoft has updated KB2919355 to include them. However, when you see KB2919355 offered again, it is smart enough to only install those pieces that you need. It will not reinstall the full update. For me, the reoffer took less than 2 minutes to apply. A reboot is needed, though. What does this mean for the MSDN and Volume Licensing site downloads? The ISOs have already been replaced to include most of the same fixes. It was replaced on April 15. So, if you downloaded prior to that to build your reference images, you'll need to download it again and replace what you already have stored on-premise. KB2934018 and KB2959977 are still needed to complete the set...For more on this possible reoffering visit our forum.

 

 
Office Mix Preview Available PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 22 April 2014 05:53

office mix

Up until now, the Office division at Redmond seemed like it was more interested in refining and polishing the productivity suite, instead of adding new applications and features. But it now appears that Microsoft is not done, when it comes to developing new solutions for its popular suite of productivity applications. A breezy new service has been discovered, one that goes by the name of Office Mix, and this is actually a new tool for the classroom. The official website bills this as a service that turns PowerPoint presentations into interactive online lessons that can then be shared with anyone. These new type of presentations can be shared with students, and once they have the links, they can watch it on any and all sorts of devices. This new tool is clearly designed for the educations sector, but something similar could also be developed for business use later down the line. The potential is there. Essentially, it is a way for educators to distribute and then interact with their presentations...Visit windows8newsinfo forum for more and a download link.

 

 
Windows Phones could be touch free PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 21 April 2014 04:15

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OK, so we've all got Windows Phone 8.1 installed… what's next? How does the idea of controlling your phone touch-free sound? The idea isn't completely new, but some of Microsoft's patents show that there is serious interest in pushing forward in this area. It may sound slightly futuristic and distant, but the collection of patents brought together by Patent Bolt show that Microsoft's dream could become a reality far sooner than you might think. Patents filed by Microsoft show designs for tablets and phones that feature two cameras -- one of which is a visible light device, and the other a depth camera. Used in conjunction with each other, it would be possible to track the possible of a user or their finger, and then translate this into on-screen movement -- be that with a visible cursor in the case of a tablet, or an on-screen selection with a phone. In many ways this is like a mobile version of Kinect, and there are numerous practical as well as entertaining possibilities...Get caught up on this new possibility on our forum.

 

 
Windows Phone 8.1 Security Features PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 20 April 2014 05:44

wp8.1 security

The Windows Phone operating system is secure. But Windows Phone 8.1 goes several steps further and offers several security features that are useful to the home user as well as the enterprise user. All devices need to be safe and secure, but this is more important for mobile devices and smartphones. This post talks of the Enterprise-level security features available in Windows Phone 8.1. The Windows Phone operating system offers security features like such as Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) with virtual smart cards and PINs to its defense-in-depth, multilayered approach that addresses organizational security requirements in numerous ways. Windows Phone 8.1 shares many of the same underlying components, including those related to security, as Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 operating systems. A Windows Phone 8.1 mobile device is malware resistant as it uses the same technologies that are used by Windows 8.1 desktop operating system...Turn to windows8newsinfo forum for more details + the download link.

 

 
Easily find drivers for Unknown Devices in Windows PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 19 April 2014 05:45

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If you're mucking around with a new Windows installation, you're probably going to run into driver headaches. No matter whether you're installing a fresh copy of Windows on a freshly built rig or simply upgrading your PC to a new version of Windows, the OS fails to properly identify all of the hardware connected to the system more often than not. I typically like to download drivers for all of the major components in a PC before I even begin an OS installation, but inevitably a motherboard will have an obscure controller on-board or the system will have a non-descript add-in card that Windows doesn’t recognize. People deal with driver problems in different ways. Some will hit a motherboard manufacturer’s website and search for the mobo, in hopes of identifying a component by the perusing the motherboard’s manual or spec sheet. Some folks resort to yanking the rig apart—ick—and searching the web for random part numbers on chips or cards they don’t recognize...Further details posted on our forum.

 

 
Growth For Bing Is More Than Double That Of Google’s PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 18 April 2014 05:54

bing's growth

In its “State of Paid Search” report for the first quarter of the year, The Search Agency finds that Bing’s growth has more than doubled the rate of Google’s in ad spend. Of course, with Google being such a dominant force, and Bing still working to catch up this doesn’t come as a huge surprise, but either way, it spells good news for Microsoft. Advertisers spent more on both compared to the previous year, but Bing grew by 60%, and Google grew by 29%. The Search Agency also found that mobile (including tablets) accounted for 28% of all impressions. They expect this to be 40% by the end of 2014. The majority of mobile growth came from true mobile use. Smartphone impression increased 60% while tablets increased by 42%, and desktop by 9%. Still, spend on smartphones only grew by 26%. “Bing gains ground in overall search traffic and has proven to be an appealing alternative to Google,” said Delia Perez, SVP Marketing Strategy at the firm...Find more details at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
‘Zero knowledge privacy’: NSA-proof email service goes online PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:50
Secure email for everyone. Meet the most secure email account you'll ever own. A new email service that protects its users from the prying eyes of the NSA and other spy agencies has gone online. The service’s creators say it will make encrypted messaging accessible to all and curtail internet snooping. Germany-based Lavaboom was inspired by Lavabit, the encrypted email service that was believed to have been used by whistleblower Edward Snowden before it shut down its operations in August last year. The service pioneers a new system called “zero-knowledge privacy”, which allows users to personally encrypt and decrypt their mail from their browsers using JavaScript codes. “Key handling is a very sensitive issue," Lavaboom said in a technical FAQ section on its website. "We let you download your keypair during registration. This is to ensure that your key remains in your possession.”
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