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Windows RT tablets won’t run Windows 10 PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 23 January 2015 13:54

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Microsoft unveiled its plans for a free copy of Windows 10 for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users yesterday, but it looks like Windows RT is being left out in the cold. In a statement provided to The Verge, Microsoft confirms the Surface Pro 3 and "entire Surface Pro lineup" will get the update to Windows 10, but Windows RT won't get the full OS. "We are working on an update for Surface, which will have some of the functionality of Windows 10. More information to come," says a Microsoft spokesperson. This means tablets like the Surface RT and Surface 2 won't get Windows 10. The software giant refuses to discuss details of the mysterious update, but it could involve rolling out some of the built-in Windows 10 universal apps to Windows RT. A similar situation occurred with Windows Phone 8, leaving Windows Phone 7 with no direct upgrade path. Microsoft supplied a Windows Phone 7.8 update to provide some functionality, but most of the new features were only available on Windows Phone 8 devices. We predicted this situation in our preview of Windows 10, and the disappointing news is only balanced by the fact that not many consumers own Windows RT devices. Microsoft was left alone as the single hardware maker using Windows RT in late 2013 after Dell, Lenovo, Asus, and Samsung all bailed on the ARM-based operating system...Read the rest on our forum.


Windows 10 is free for lifetime of device PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 January 2015 14:17

Windows 10 is free for lifetime of device

Microsoft announced earlier today that Windows 10 would be free for all Windows 7 users and Windows 8.1 users within the first year of Windows 10's launch. This is excellent news, as it means there's no excuse for users running the older operating systems to upgrade. However, it appears there is some confusion as to whether users who upgraded will need to pay after that year. Gabe Aul on Twitter has confirmed that those who update to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 will receive Windows 10 for the lifetime of their device, meaning you don't need to pay yearly or monthly fee after that first year is up. So yes, everyone can relax and look forward to updating to Windows 10 when it launches later this year. Now, that doesn't mean new customers won't have to pay for Windows 10. Right now, it only looks like Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users will get a free pass to Windows 10. New customers coming from other operating systems may have to pay for a license, or perhaps Microsoft is planning a subscription based module for Windows 10? Windows 10 will run on all device form factors, including PC, tablet, phone, Xbox and big screen displays. The company earlier today unveiled a number of new OS features, including Spartan, Cortana, and more, which will be available to Windows Insiders over the next few months...More encouraging news on this upcoming OS can be found at windows8newsinfo forum.


Windows 8.1 OEM Pricing Revealed PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015 05:15

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But thanks to a document published on Microsoft's OEM Partner Center site, we do know how much it is charging PC makers for Windows 8.1 on Intel-based tablets. (And why Microsoft describes its under nine-inch screen pricing as "zero dollars" instead of free.) Microsoft announced last year that it would make Windows 8.1 available for "zero dollars" to its OEMs for devices with screen sizes of under nine inches. Microsoft also made available a new Windows 8.1 version to its partners known as "Windows 8.1 with Bing" that was designed for devices with screen sizes of nine inches or more. The Windows 8.1 with Bing SKU requires OEMs to set Bing search as the default (though users can still change the default once they buy machines with it included). It also requires OEMs to use MSN as the default setting on the home page or any browser, again, with users being able to change that default if they so desire. Microsoft officials didn't disclose the price of the Windows 8.1 with Bing SKU, and some assumed it was free. Others of us believed it was "low cost." The latter is actually the case. According to Microsoft OEM pricing information -- a screen capture of which is embedded above in this post -- Windows 8.1 with Bing is listed at $10 per copy for Intel-based tablets under nine inches in screen size. But after a "configuration discount," of $10, OEMs get that SKU for those tablets for free...Turn to windows8newsinfo forum for more.


Obama’s proposed hacking law PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 15 January 2015 14:01

Obama’s proposed hacking law

Next week, Obama is expected to unveil an update to the US’ CFAA law against hacking in a State of the Union address, hot on the tail of Sony’s massive hacking attack that unfolded in late 2014. A draft version of the new law has been published on the White House website and gives us a look into a scary future in which clicking a single link could make you complicit in committing a hacking crime. A letter accompanying the proposal dated January 13 introduces the new law to Congress for discussion. Remember when Sony wanted to sue Twitter (and individual users) who posted screenshots or links to its stolen data? According to Errata Security, these new laws could pin you as a “racketeer” who willingly participated in hacking if you were one of those users (or if you clicked one of those links); punishable by up to 10 years in jail. Didn’t click a link? There’s plenty of other ways you could be in legal trouble; Errata points out that something as trivial as being in an IRC channel where others are discussing a hack or having an online conversation with a “hacker” could make you a member of a “criminal enterprise” which would allow the FBI to confiscate all your electronics. The above piece of legislation also could cover data like email address and password dumps that might be found on services like Pastebin...Get the details by visiting windows8newsinfo forum.


New Features Coming In ‘Spartan’ Web Browser PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 09 January 2015 14:28


In the past couple of days, we are starting to receive more information about the new web browser codenamed ‘Spartan’ Microsoft is building for Windows 10. Today, the Verge reported some new features that will be part of the Spartan web browser. Some of them are not yet available on any other web browser in the market. Find the summary of features that will be included in Spartan. Remember the Courier tablet video? An user can annotate a webpage or clip a webpage by marking it with stylus and share it with others. Spartan will include the same level of inking support that allows users to annotate a web page with a stylus and send the notes and annotations to a friend or colleague. Notes will be stored in user’s OneDrive and can be access from anywhere. As annotations are shared, multiple users can doodle on a web page and share edits and annotations between groups. Yes, previous reports on Spartan browser were correct. It will have Cortana integration. Since Cortana will surface information on flights, hotel bookings, package tracking, and other data, when a user tried to search something related to it, Cortana will directly provide the answer.  Example: If you use Cortana to track a particular flight and start to search for “American Airlines” in the browser address bar, it will automatically display tracked flights and allow Spartan users to view the status of the flight directly...Have the need for more on Spartan and Windows 10, visit windows8newsinfo forum.


New Windows 10 Build After January 21 Event PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 21 January 2015 05:37

New Windows 10 Build After January 21 Event

Microsoft is all set to discuss plans for their two of their upcoming operating systems tomorrow. A fresh new Windows 10 build is also expected to be released in the coming days. Previous reports claim that while the company will demo a new Technical Preview version at the gathering tomorrow, it will only be released for Windows Insiders towards the end of this month. Late January, according to hearsay. However, Gabriel Aul, the head of the Windows Insider program recently said in a tweet that Microsoft plans to release a new build shortly after the event. Meaning, the late January timetable was just that — not a finalized timeframe. It has been over a month since we’ve had an official release. Sure, Windows 10 build 9901 leaked sometimes in the middle of December, but it apparently has a bug that does not allow updates to be installed over it. So essentially, only those running build 9879 and 9888 will be eligible to deploy this new version. Which according to most reports is set to be called the January Technical Preview, or JTP for short. Redmond apparently wants to release a new build every month, so subsequent releases could potentially be labeled as February Technical Preview and March Technical Preview. That is, until we get to the Consumer Preview phase, sometimes towards the end of April...As Windows 10 is set to take center stage tomorrow stay with us here at windows8newsinfo forum for the latest from Redmond.


Spartan Is Actually Internet Explorer 12 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 17 January 2015 06:18

Spartan Is Actually Internet Explorer 12

Well, that’s a shock, is it not? Microsoft is apparently not yet ready to give up on the IE name, and according to one analyst, the codename Spartan is actually just that. A codename for version 12 of Internet Explorer. We’ve all heard that Redmond is currently working on a new browser that will be bundled with Windows 10, and this new solution is believed to represent a completely new beginning for Microsoft in a market where some users still have negative perception with the IE brand. Anyway, Rob Enderle, the principle analyst at Enderle Group thinks that Spartan will not be used as a name for the final product — the Internet Explorer moniker is here to stay for the foreseeable future. He is, however, sure that Microsoft will unveil this new solution at the upcoming January 21 event in Redmond next week. Internal sources have hinted that the software titan has at least juggled with the idea of changing the name of its web browser, and if this is to happen, then Spartan is the perfect point to just do it...With January rapidly approaching windows8newsinfo forum will posting all breaking news we can find to keep you updated on this exciting new browser.


Microsoft’s Spartan Browser PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 January 2015 05:44

New details surrounding Microsoft’s Spartan browser have surfaced on the internet indicating that the new browser may set new standards in internet browsing. Microsoft Corporation’s upcoming internet browser, dubbed "Spartan" has started to gain attention as more details about the browser’s features have begun to surface on the internet. Spartan will be one of the major elements of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 10 operating system and is set to adopt a variety of enhanced features that are currently not present in competing browsers such as Google Inc.’s Chrome. According to a report by the  Verge, people close to the matter have said that the Spartan web browser will be heavily linked to Microsoft’s Cortana digital assistant. Moreover, current features that work with Bing in Internet Explorer will start using the Cortana interface in Spartan. Microsoft has already revealed that Cortana will form an integral part of the Windows 10 operating system. Cortana will allow users to search the web directly and access information such as flight details, hotel bookings directly from the new tab interface being touted for Spartan. A separate feature of Spartan allows the grouping of tabs in order avoid the general untidiness associated with numerous tabs in the browser. The tabs can be grouped together according to a user’s preferences, for instance users can have one group for work related tabs while the others grouped under leisure...For more visit our forum.


Intel Reveals Tiny ‘Curie’ Computer PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 09 January 2015 14:21

Intel Reveals Tiny ‘Curie’ Computer

Intel has stepped up their push into the wearable sector, providing what seems to be a challenge to mobile chip sector giant Qualcomm, with the announcement of a new chip, named Curie, which adds computational functionality to the smallest of devices with minimal power usage. Curie is also incredibly small – the size of a button – and according to Intel the device is capable of transforming seemingly everyday items into gadgets capable of doing computations, even those as small and mundane as jewelry, luggage, accessories and other small items carried around by people every day. The tiny Curie chip even has a small real time operating system on board, which, along with accelerometer, gyroscope, Bluetooth LTE radio and a six axis sensor, make the device one of the smallest ‘computers’, if you will, that has ever been made. The main focus of Intel’s Curie chip is to provide a hardware platform for developers of small devices with big ideas. The framework is there with the hardware, and according to Intel all developers need to do is adapt the chip and the software required to make their tiny wearable do whatever they want. A development kit for Curie is thus under production, with Intel being able to provide the real time operating system and the development tools for a Curie device with reference wearable applications called Intel IQ Software Kits...Follow this development as it grows at windows8newsinfo forum.



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