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OneNote becomes top free download for Mac PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 March 2014 02:08

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Microsoft’s new OneNote note-taking software for Mac, released earlier, has quickly risen up the charts of the Mac App Store, pushing aside many of Apple’s own apps to become the top free app in the store as of tonight. OneNote for Mac surpassed Apple’s OS X Mavericks to claim the most downloads among free Mac apps for the day, according to the public rankings in the Mac App Store. The Mavericks update has dominated the category since its release last fall. The momentum bodes well for Microsoft as it aims to make more inroads among Apple users. Microsoft is reportedly slated to unveil its Office apps for iPad next week, although those are expected to be tied to a paid Office 365 subscription, not distributed for free. The company, under new CEO Satya Nadella, is trying to strike a balance between supporting its traditional Windows and Office franchises, and expanding and supporting its overall user base by making apps for competing platforms...More on this interesting development and the download link are posted at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Worst Thing Windows XP Users Can Do Is Nothing PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 March 2014 02:01
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Apathy. The destroyer of many a dreams. Users across the globe are scampering to make sure that they end up on the safe side of the spectrum once support for Windows XP finally ends. The technology world has never seen an event like this, and it probably never will. Hundreds of millions of computers are still running an aging (and soon to be unsupported) operating system. Already one of the weaker operating systems when it comes to security, hackers and cybercriminals will soon bombard Windows XP with any and all exploits that they can get their hands on. These next few weeks, this final stretch before the retirement is just the proverbial calm before the storm. This time we have another expert, the CEO of Progressive, a firm that provides migration services say that Windows XP will soon become very vulnerable to attacks. And Robert Cioffi believes that the worse thing Windows XP users can do is wait for this to happen...As the countdown continues follow the demise of Windows XP on our forum.
 
Share any document to your OneNote account PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 18 March 2014 06:17

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Earlier today, Microsoft revealed that OneNote is now available for Windows desktop and Mac completely free of charge. On top of that, Microsoft has added a new feature that allows you to share any document to your OneNote account, simply by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ! "Email to OneNote is a great way to forward receipts, travel itineraries or documents that you want to keep track of from your mailbox. If you’re on the run and want to send yourself a quick to do, it’s hard to get faster than writing up a quick mail. Or, if you’re in an app, and want to remember what you’re seeing, you can do so quickly by sharing via email," Microsoft stated in an official blog post. Head over to your email settings page in OneNote and select the addresses from which you would like OneNote to accept emailed content. You can even link non-Microsoft account email addresses. The process is simple. You can share your content easily to OneNote...Learn more by visiting windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Google and Microsoft are out to stop dual-boot Windows/Android devices PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 16 March 2014 19:13
We've seen numerous companies announce devices that boot Android and some flavor of Windows, but very few of them ever hit the market. Just yesterday, Huawei announced that it was switching its Windows Phones to dual-OS Windows Phone/Android devices, which would launch in the second quarter of this year. Samsung announced the Ativ Q dual-boot convertible nine months ago, and we never heard about it again. One of the few companies actually shipping dual-boot hardware is Asus, which offers a convertible tablet/laptop and a few all-in-one PCs. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft and Google are both out to stifle any device that doesn't have a firm allegiance to either Android or Windows. The report says that both companies have told Asus to end its dual-OS product lines and that Asus is complying.
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Banks Paying Millions in Support Costs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne   
Sunday, 16 March 2014 16:18
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Banks around the world will miss a deadline to upgrade outdated software for automated teller machines (ATMs) and face additional costs to Microsoft to keep them secure.  The Redmond software giant first warned that it was planning to end support for Windows XP in 2007, but only one-third of the world’s 2.2 million ATMs which use the system will have been upgraded to a new platform, such as Windows 7 by the April deadline, according to NCR, one of the biggest ATM makers. To ensure the machines are protected against viruses and hackers many banks have agreed deals with Microsoft to continue supporting their ATMs until they are upgraded, extra costs and negotiations that were avoidable but are now likely to be a distraction for bank executives. The cost of extending support and upgrading to a new platform for each of Britain’s main banks would be in the region of 50 to 60 million pounds ($100 million), according to Sridhar Athreya...Read the full report posted at windows8newsinfo forum.
 
The World Wide Web Turns 25 PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 16 March 2014 15:57
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The web is turning 25 years old today March 12, 2014. We’ve come a long way since Tim-Berners Lee wrote his paper proposing an information management system to facilitate information-sharing between physicists in universities and institutes around the world. Nowadays it’s hard to imagine what life would be like without the web; it’s permeated virtually every aspect of our lives and shaped the way do things. Although for many the web is synonymous with the internet, they’re actually two separate things -- simply put, the internet is the infrastructure upon which the web runs alongside things like email, file-sharing, instant messaging, VoIP and so on. It’s not a stretch for people to make that common mistake, though, as nearly anything you'll do online can be do through a web browser -- including the aforementioned email, file-sharing, and IM. Twenty five years has brought along a lot of changes to the World Wide Web where we’ve witnessed how it evolved from static to brimming with activity and creativity...We have the timeline posted at windows8newsinfo forum.
 
delete your Facebook Search History PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 15 March 2014 16:53

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Quite often, you may fail to recall your search activity on Facebook. For instance, the last time you checked upon your ex or places recently he/she had been to. Facebook does not! The social network giant stores every single term you enter in the search box. Although the Privacy setting for this data is set to “Only you,” and not visible to others, it can make you feel a bit uneasy if the information there hangs around for long. The searches and other activities you do automatically slips into or pushed to ‘Activity Log’. Your activity log is a list of your posts and activity, from today back to the very beginning. It keeps a record of all the stories and photos you’ve been tagged in, as well as the connections you’ve made – like when you liked a Page or added someone as a friend. So, it’s here where you can find all your searches and get it removed instantly. Facebook Search History, luckily houses an option for this. All you need to do is Log in to your Facebook account and follow some easy steps....Step by step instructions are posted at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Microsoft trademark filing reveals 'LXP' PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 18 March 2014 06:24

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Earlier in the month Microsoft filed a trademark application for the name LXP, although the listing revealed very little: "The mark consists of the letters "LXP" superimposed over an image of an astronaut." It seem as though the trademark is for an in-house games developer for Microsoft which, although it has existed for some time, has only just been assigned an official name. Over on NeoGAF, a forum poster was able to establish a link between the LXP trademark listing and a London design firm called Territory Studio, and the company's website reveals that it was tasked with creating an image for the team. "Leap Experience Pioneers (LXP) are an in-house games developer for Microsoft based in the US. Although they had been in existence for some years they thought it was the right time to define their identity. Something that all parts of their business could relate to, but more importantly, be inspired by. We then set about creating some short animated logo stings and brand guideline document." I bet there is more on this posted on our forum.

 

 
The First Gaming Provider Starts Accepting Bitcoins PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne   
Monday, 17 March 2014 09:12
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Something very interesting has just occurred in the less-lit areas of the Gaming Industry. Bigfish Games, a major gaming provider (for a very select niche of games) is prepping to start accepting Bitcoin Transactions. For Bitcoins this is a very significant event in its history, it has already received a blow from Mt. Gox’s fiasco and this will not only strengthen Bitcoin but could bring about a revolution in the Gaming Sector as well. Its worth nothing here that other Game Providers have dabbled with Bitcoin, but none of them have ever opted for a mainstream implementation. Bigfish Games is teaming up with Coinbase to set up a pioneering system for Micro-transactions across its 3000-strong Games Library. Unless you have been living on the moon, you would know what Bitcoin is; but if you don’t, Bitcoin is basically a virtual currency. It is decentralized and usually completely anonymous. Bitcoin has been shrouded in controversy and then some, since its inception...Find out more on our forum.
 
Firefox 'Metro' app abandoned because no one wants Microsoft's Modern UI PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 16 March 2014 18:09
Not even the third most popular web browser wants Microsoft's UI Don't expect Firefox to surface on your Surface 2 or Windows 8.1 start screen, as the open-source software developer behind the browser has abandoned its Metro-styled app. Mozilla realized launching the 1.0 version of its Microsoft Modern UI app "would be a mistake," wrote Johnathan Nightingale, vice president of Firefox, in a blog post. "It looked like the next battleground for the web," noted Nightingale. Now he says, "we've been watching Metro's adoption. From what we can see, it's pretty flat." While pre-release versions of Firefox's desktop browser are beta tested by millions of people, the company never saw more than 1,000 active daily users taking advantage of Metro.
If a bug exists in a Metro app, does anyone hear it? The problem with Microsoft's new design language isn't just that it's unpopular; it's also hard for app developers to properly bug test their software.
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Titanfall, the game that will ruin all other shooters PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wayne   
Sunday, 16 March 2014 16:02
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Titanfall launched earlier this week with a year’s worth of hype behind it and was received with much excitement from the gaming community. Gamers flooded online as it launched at midnight in the US, taking the game’s dedicated servers offline seemingly immediately. Call of Duty changed the way we thought about first person shooters and Titanfall comes from some of the greatest minds that birthed the original franchise at Infinity Ward. Developer of Titanfall, Respawn Entertainment was born with ex-senior executives Jason West and Vince Zampella from Infinity Ward at the helm. Titanfall is Respawn’s first self-created title, which is an attempt to break the mould of paltry, mediocre updates to shooters that don’t do much more than change the graphics around every year. When you first start Titanfall, ironically, it seems like any other shooter out there. You start the game as a pilot being dropped into a battlefield with a standard-looking weapon but quickly discover you’ve got mobility like no other game you’ve ever played...We are following Titanfall developments on our forum.
 
Firefox 'Metro' app abandoned because no one wants Microsoft's Modern UI PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 15 March 2014 17:07
We're all familiar with the ongoing tick-tock of the impending end of XP support on April 8. While many of us have been planning updates, many of you have also insisted that you're staying with XP come hell or high water. Whatever floats your boat: There is some good news. While Microsoft refuses to issue any more updates for XP after April 8 -- much to my disagreement and to my ZDNet colleague Ed Bott's desire to let the OS die with dignity -- Microsoft will still let you run Windows Update on XP systems after the April 8 date. That bit of relief comes from the keyboard of another ZDNet colleague, Mary Jo Foley, who writes: "Microsoft will continue to make all patches and fixes made to Windows XP up until April 8, 2014, available to users via Windows Update. 'There are no current plans to remove existing Windows XP security updates from Windows Update after end of support on April 8, 2014,' a spokesperson confirmed."
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Windows 9, Microsoft has a problem... PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 14 March 2014 13:22
Microsoft has a problem, because a huge number of users still aren’t upgrading to Windows 7 or Windows 8 even though there’s just over a month to go until XP support ends. Microsoft does have one more card to play that it hopes will finally convince XP diehards to switch: Windows 9. Microsoft knows that Windows 8 is a nonstarter for many XP users, which is why it’s apparently designed Windows 9 with the desktop user much more in mind. The company began its efforts to appease desktop PC users with Windows 8.1 — which added back a Start button and the option of booting up to desktop — and it’s only going to further down this road with its next major release. Windows 8.1, launched in October 2013, definitely made the platform feel more like a single unit than the previous Desktop/Modern UI double-feature, Windows 8.1 GDR1, scheduled to launch in April, will supposedly help merge the two together. Windows 9? Even more. Dell marketing exec Margaret Franco recently said that her company’s customers are expressing “a lot more interest around developing
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