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310 Microsoft patents PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 June 2014 08:11

310 Microsoft patents

While Microsoft and Google are rivals in many arenas, Microsoft makes a substantial profit from patents used by Android vendors. However, despite Microsoft's commitment to transparency, these agreements have only been revealed in legal surroundings -- until now. Patent licensing deals agreed between the Redmond giant and Android device makers grant Microsoft revenue for every device made using the company's intellectual property. In November last year, Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund estimated that Microsoft was making as much as $2bn in Android patent licensing agreements. These funds are believed to be covering losses in the tech giant's entertainment division, covering Xbox, Windows Phone and Skype. The company has never revealed the patents and fees centered within licensing deals, unless required to do so in the courtroom. However, documents posted on the Chinese Ministry of Commerce’s website detail the full range of patents included within licensing agreements...You want to know what the patents are visit us at windows8newsinfo forum to find out.


Upcoming Windows 8.1 Update 2 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 17 June 2014 08:08

upcoming Windows 8.1 Update 2

Windows 8.1 Update 2 (or Windows 8.2 as some people are calling it) and Windows 9 are the two big upcoming updates to the Windows operating system. We've heard rumors, we've all read reports, and we've all seen the leaked information. So when are these two updates set to arrive? Let's recap what we know so far. Windows 8.1 Update 2 is set to be the next update to Windows 8.1. Microsoft gave us Windows 8.1 Update 1 in April of this year and a consistent rumor pegs August or September of this year for the release of Windows 8.1 Update 2. Windows 9, on the other hand, is a bit blurred. We've heard various reports stating that it will make an appearance in April of 2015. In Windows 9, we are expected to see modern apps in a window, allowing us to run these apps on the desktop. You will also be able to pin modern apps to the desktop taskbar which will launch in window mode too. This feature will further blur the line between the desktop and the modern environment...Follow these developments on our forum.


AT&T Confirms Customer Data Compromised PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 16 June 2014 08:32

AT&T Confirms Customer Data Compromised

Personal information of an unknown number of AT&T Mobility customers was compromised by employees of a third-party vendor seeking to unlock phones, AT&T has confirmed. Accounts were accessed without authorization between April 9 and April 21 by employees of one of AT&T's service providers and would have provided access to Social Security numbers and dates of birth, AT&T said in a letter sent to customers. While accessing customer accounts, AT&T said the employees would also have been able to view Customer Proprietary Network Information, which includes the time, date, duration, and destination number of phone calls. "We recently learned that three employees of one of our vendors accessed some AT&T customer accounts without proper authorization," AT&T said in a statement. "This is completely counter to the way we require our vendors to conduct business...We have taken steps to help prevent this from happening again, notified affected customers, and reported this matter to law enforcement."...We have more posted at windows8newsinfo forum.


Upgrade your computer to Windows 8.1 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 15 June 2014 08:13

Upgrade your computer to Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 Update has been available for a little while now, and today -- June 10 -- is the deadline for upgrading. From this point forward, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 users will no longer receive any more Windows Updates until they upgrade to Windows 8.1 Update. Today's deadline comes one month after the original cut-off date of May 13, although business users have the option of holding out until August 12. If you have Automatic Update enabled you should find that Update is already installed. But if you are taking care of your updates manually, you will need to upgrade to the very latest version of Windows if you want to continue to receive security updates and other patches. So you want to reap the benefits of the next Patch Tuesday, make sure you have your system fully up to date...Visit windows8newsinfo forum on a regular basis for more information on windows 8.1 update.


New Mass Effect PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 13 June 2014 00:31

New Mass Effect

We only saw flashes of the new Mass Effect at EA E3 presentation, but even with the brief view of progress, I’m already onboard for more space adventures. Mass Effect was a highlight of the previous generation, and I am stoked to see how EA can continue its legacy. As with most fans of the series, I am wondering exactly how BioWare will be tying this new game after the events of the Mass Effect 3. For those who haven’t reached the finishing point yet, its controversial endings don’t vary much in presentation, but the consequences couldn’t be any different. Reapers destroying everything, biological life being replaced sentient life, or all sentient life, the Geth included, totally wiped from the galaxy. How do we carry on a branching story from that point? Well, BioWare isn’t telling, so you’re going to have to wait. BioWare Edmonton and Montreal Boss Aaryn Flynn commented on the issue in an interview with Game Trailers, only saying that the team has some cool ideas on how to progress...For more and a video clip please set your sites on our forum.


NASA Unveils Warp Drive Spacecraft PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 16 June 2014 08:36

NASA Unveils Warp Drive Spacecraft

NASA physicist Harold White is hard at work on a real-world warp-speed starship—he has been since 2010—and it looks phenomenal. This might one day be the vehicle that take humans deeper into space than we ever imagined—to worlds we can only view from afar. For now warp speed is only the stuff of science fiction, but White and other colleagues are exploring the idea, specifically the possibility of “space warp,” which would exploit a loophole in the theory of general relativity. With the help of Mark Rademaker and 1,600 hours of work, White dreamt up an incredible concept that looks as though it was plucked right from an episode of Star Trek. Fittingly the starship is currently named IXS Enterprise. It might not exist in your or my lifetime, but it’s something mankind is actively making progress toward. For warp speed to be possible, a vehicle would need to travel faster-than-light by bending space around it, essentially making distances much shorter than they actually are. No matter what technology we have, 560 light years is going to take ages unless we figure out how to warp the space around us...Learn more and view more images on our forum.


Apple to launch exchange program PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 16 June 2014 08:27

Apple to launch exchange program

Apple on Friday announced a voluntary exchange program for its older style European iPhone power adapter. In rare cases, the accessory may overheat and pose a safety risk according to the Cupertino-based technology giant. The adapter in question, model A1300 with the letters “CE” in solid gray, was included with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models shipped between October 2009 and September 2012 in more than 40 countries. The redesigned adapter is listed as model A1400 with the letters “CE” outlined in gray. If you already have this model adapter, there’s no need to take action. Those with the dated adapter, however, are encouraged to discontinue use immediately and charge the handset by connecting it via USB cable to a computer in the interim. Faulty adapters can be exchanged at an Apple Retail Store or a participating Apple authorized service center free of charge. They’ll need to verify the iPhone serial number as part of the exchange process so be sure to bring your iPhone with you...We have the countries listed on our forum.



Opt-Out of Predictive Online Advertising PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 14 June 2014 02:28

Opt-Out of Predictive Online Advertising

A consortium of national media and marketing associations has developed an online destination where you can opt-out of being targeted by online advertisements designed to track your surfing behaviors. Based on the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising of 2009, the group seeks to educate consumers and hold advertisers accountable for annoying and potentially privacy trampling practices. Online behavioral advertising is when you visit a page or online retailer and it stores your interests, likes, and Internet surfing habits and that information shows up in other online places. For example, if you visit, locate pricing for a specific product and then visit a totally unrelated news web site, an ad containing your previous search will display. Another example is when you visit a technology site focused on something like System Center and then go to read an article on breaking news, a System Center-related advertisement will show on the page's header banner...Find out what this is all about at windows8newsinfo forum.


Microsoft fights U.S. search warrant PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 June 2014 03:09
Microsoft fights U.S. search warrant
Microsoft one of the world’s largest e-mail providers, is resisting a government search warrant to compel the firm to turn over customer data held in a server located overseas. In what could be a landmark case, the Redmond, Wash., company is arguing that such a warrant is not justified by law or the Constitution. Microsoft and other tech firms also fear that if the government prevails and can reach across borders, foreign individuals and businesses will flee to their non-U.S. competitors. The materials sought by the government are e-mails held in a Microsoft data center in Ireland and connected to a drug-trafficking investigation. The battle, which began in December when a magistrate judge in New York issued the warrant, also raises significant economic and diplomatic issues for U.S. companies that store mounds of data for others as part of the burgeoning cloud computing industry, which has been battered in the wake of revelations about its cooperation with U.S. spy agencies conducting broad surveillance...Further details are posted at windows8newsinfo forum.

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