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May Patch Tuesday Announced PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 10 May 2014 05:59

May Patch Tuesday

Just like the Patch Tuesday update cycle for last month, when Microsoft pulled the plug off of Windows XP on April 8, this month’s batch of fixes promises to be equally notable. This is the first Patch Tuesday release without any fixes for Windows XP. And although Redmond did well in fixing a critical Internet Explorer vulnerability on Windows XP earlier this month (or otherwise), the retired operating platform is officially out in this new rollout. Microsoft have put up a new advisory for the monthly Patch Tuesday cycle that takes place on May 13 this time around, and users are set to be provided with eight different security updates next week. Elaborate details are missing, obviously, for security reasons, but six of these updates are considered Important, while two come with the Critical tag.Windows, Internet Explorer, Office Web Apps, SharePoint Server are all in line to receive updates. Speaking of the date, May 13 is also important as this is the day when the software titan will stop providing updates to Windows 8.1 users, unless they have installed Windows 8.1 Update...Read more on our forum.

 

 
4K Ultra HD Gaming PC PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 09 May 2014 04:53

4K Ultra HD Gaming PC

The next-generation of monitor technology is upon us, quadrupling the number pixels our monitors can manifest and placing a heavy burden on our beleaguered video cards. What does it take to put together a 4K-ready gaming PC? Let's find out, with a little help from AMD. I first reached out to AMD about the possibilities of exploring 4K monitor technology in the fall of last year. It had been nearly a decade since I'd laid hands on a system that didn't have an Intel CPU and Nvidia graphics card of some sort in it — I'd been sticking to my comfort zone. But with more and more boutique PC makers turning to AMD's Radeon R9 series of graphics cards and the company's exciting Mantle technology hitting the scene, I felt it was time to see how the other half lived. The initial idea was for me to try out a pre-built loaner system and monitor...Thinking about going 4KUHD check your bank account and read this post at windows8newsinfonews forum.

 

 

 
Microsoft Holding “Small” Surface Gathering PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 May 2014 03:28

surface mini

Microsoft will hold a Surface-focused event on May 20 in New York City. Via Bloomberg reporter Dina Bass, the Redmond-based company is ready to pull back the curtain on its next-generation tablet; it’s unclear, however, if we’ll see a successor to the Surface 2/Surface Pro 2 combo, or simply a smaller device, which has been rumored for longer than the Earth is old. The small tablet market has slowly become the preferred form factor among consumers over the past several months, so it would make sense for Microsoft to throw its hat into a ring that’s currently occupied with devices from Apple, Samsung and Google. The invite says the event is for a “small” gathering. That’s a pretty heavy hint, Microsoft. Given that the event is being held in just a few weeks, we’re actually impressed nothing of significance has leaked out before these official invites started circulating. Maybe some announcements can be a surprise in the Internet-age...More on this gathering is posted on our forum.

 

 
Microsoft Office for iPad Review PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 04 May 2014 07:56

Microsoft Office for iPad Review

It has been almost a month since Microsoft made Office for iPad available. The number of downloads of Office for iPad has exceeded all expectations. As we told you earlier, there are three Office components you can have on your iPad and they are Word, PowerPoint & Excel. These three Office apps give you unbeatable experience as compared to any other document creator or editor apps available for iPad. We have used the Office for iPad on iPad with Retina Display and it worked flawlessly without any crashes or bugs. Among the three components, PowerPoint made us its fan because of its delivering a high quality experience in creating and editing .ppt files. Well, Office for iPad is free for you for viewing documents, but if you want to create new documents or if you’re looking for editing documents, you’ll need to buy an Office 365 subscription. Office for iPad is fully loaded treat for your documents if you don’t want to carry your laptop wherever you go...This review covers all  3 apps and it can be found at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Windows XP IE Security Flaw PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 02 May 2014 07:07
Windows XP IE Security Flaw
Microsoft is releasing patches for all version of Internet Explorer, including those on Windows XP. A major security flaw in Internet Explorer was found being exploited in the wild a few days back. Microsoft is releasing an out-of-band patch on Windows Update at 1PM ET today. Microsoft is still creating patches for Windows XP for enterprises and government that have special agreements with the Redmond software giant. However, these patches are generally not released to the public. Many governments advised against using Internet Explorer in light of the exploit. If you’re on Windows XP it is only a matter of time until the next exploit comes out, and Microsoft may not bother patching it next time. Even though Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft and is past the time we normally provide security updates, we’ve decided to provide an update for all versions of Windows XP (including embedded), today...We have quotes from Microsoft explaining the new Windows XP Patch and a link on getting and installing this patch posted at windows8newsinfo forum.
 
Microsoft and others take stand against FCC PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 08 May 2014 17:26

Microsoft and others take stand against FCC

A sizable coalition of technology companies has today taken a stand in favor of net neutrality in the form of a letter to the Federal Communications Commission. The group, led by giants including Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Twitter, and Yahoo, challenges a proposal the FCC is considering that threatens net neutrality. While the letter does not explicitly mention a course of action — like calling on the FCC to regulate internet service providers as utilities — the coalition strongly espouses the benefits of an open internet. "The Commission's long-standing commitment and actions undertaken to protect the open internet are a central reason why the internet remains an engine of entrepreneurship and economic growth," the group writes. The letter marks a first time some influential tech companies, like Amazon, have formally expressed a stance on net neutrality regulations since news of the FCC proposal broke on April 23rd...Get fully informed on this hot issue at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Microsoft May Bring 'Halo' Series To Showtime PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 05 May 2014 06:19

halo on showtime

Leading Microsoft's big original content push is their live-action Halo series, produced by Steven Spielberg and greenlit after the positive reaction to Halo 4′s promo webisodes, Forward Unto Dawn. But now it seems the show might have enough clout to make it to traditional TV after all. Variety is reporting that Microsoft is “deep in negotiations” with Showtime to bring their Halo series to the pay channel. The details are still being worked out, but supposedly as it stands right now, Halo episodes would air on Showtime first, and Xbox second. This is…odd, given the fact that the entire point of Microsoft investing in shows like Halo was to show that they could produce original content, skipping the traditional TV model. If Halo airs on Showtime first, then Xbox is essentially just getting reruns of its own original show. There’s been a distinct lack of space-based science fiction on TV these days, with sci-fi relegated to mostly Earthbound concepts like Orphan Black, Continuum, Almost Human, Revolution and so on...Continue reading at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Tech Companies Start Warning Customers PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 03 May 2014 03:58

tech companies start warning customers

Apple, Microsoft, Facebook and Google are revising their policies around customer notification of subpoenas, and will warn customers about non-FISA requests, according to the Washington Post. In a case of bad PR trumping legalities, big U.S. tech providers will alert customers when their records have been subpoenaed by the U.S. government, according to a Washington Post report. Tech companies — Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple among them — have grown increasingly alarmed about government data gathering procedures, in which they receive subpoenas for customer information stored in their cloud systems but are told not to inform their customers about the searches. Now, according to the Post, those companies have decided to err on the side of disclosure despite what’s printed on the subpoenas. The report cites industry lawyers who say the companies will start ignoring instructions that tell them not to alert subjects about these data requests. Notably, none of these changes would apply to requests from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, which are dubbed secret by law...Read more on our forum.

 

 
Airport City on Windows 8.1 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 02 May 2014 06:54

Airport City on Windows 8.1

Ever wondered how amazing it would be to build and manage your own airport, sending in flights to different corners of the word? Airport City is a excellent game for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1, which lets users build their own personal airport, as well as a city surrounding it. Once created, players can send flights to exotic locations across the globe, meet new characters, and collect different items from different places. The game offers two exciting modes: one involves the building of a modern airport, while the second requires players to build a city to support the airport. As you move along with the game, your level rises and unlocks new destinations and aircrafts."Build your very own personal airport and send hundreds of flights into the sky. Airport City is taking off in two exciting modes: the first offers you the chance to build a modern airport, and the second has you build the city to support it. While you're managing your airport, flights will be traveling to every corner of the globe...Posted on our forum we have game features more images and a download link.

 

 

 
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