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NO - IE for Android or IOS PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 17:32

NO - IE for Android or IOS

They are not in the plans for Microsoft. The demand for both versions is rather high, and even though Redmond has developed for iOS and Android, Internet Explorer is not on the cards. The software titan wants to keep its flagship web browser exclusive to the Windows platform — that is, Windows and Windows Phone. Even the recently released (and discontinued) Nokia X2 Android powered handset came with an alternate browser. Anyway, the IE team disclosed this in an AMA session on Reddit, explaining that everyone is busy working to make Internet Explorer better on Windows. Obviously, porting Internet Explorer to iOS and Android (and doing a good job of it) could help Microsoft negate the negative perception that affects some of its software these days. But then again, the company believes that there is a lot of merit in keeping a few goodies exclusive to users of its platforms, Windows and Windows Phone....Find out what the company has to say on this on our forum.

 

 
Internet Explorer 12 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 19 August 2014 17:20

Internet Explorer 12

Well, more speed never killed anybody, so why not? Internet Explorer 12 is the upcoming version of Microsoft’s flagship web browser, currently on track for release with Windows 9. And now some more information about this brand new build of IE has been revealed. The Internet Explorer team got together in an AMA session on Reddit and promised to deliver a faster, more streamlined browsing experience with Internet Explorer 12 — at least, as compared to the existing builds of the web browser. A team member further confirmed that they are also looking at some accessibility changes for the next version of Internet Explorer. And although no specifics have been provided, the development team is also planning a substantial amount of bug fixes. Speed improvements are fine, but the big question is whether IE12 can become faster than two of its closest rivals, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome?  Follow the development in Internet Explorer 12 at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Issues in Windows 8.1 August Update PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 17 August 2014 08:33

issues in Windows 8.1 August Update

Earlier this week, Microsoft released an upgrade to Windows 8.1 Update, dubbed as August Update. However, it seems that the installation files available through Microsoft’s website aren’t completely ironed out. After several complaints from users, the company has acknowledged issues in the August Update, and is now advising users to uninstall some of the modules from the computer. Additionally, Microsoft is currently investigating it and, for the time being, has pulled the download links. The company has acknowledged a few issues, such as inaccurate rendering of fonts, inability to recognize fonts residing in a location other than the default fonts directory, as well as a system crash that is leaving users with a 0x50 Stop error message. For system crash issues, the company has asked users to delete specific update files (the procedure is a bit long, and can be found at the via link below)...Learn what to uninstall and how to accomplish uninstalling at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Transparent Phone and Tablet PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 16 August 2014 05:32

Transparent Phone and Tablet

While perusing the interwebs in search for the next “big thing”, I came across the following concept of a transparent phone and transparent tablet created by Tran Nhat. The UI shown here is basically a sketch, in black and white and only demonstrates how a transparent device like this would work. First of all, the phone… it’s a glassy and glossy thing with an edge-free facade and a top and bottom black area, probably holding the components. While the phone can afford this approach, the tablet uses side edges, a top and bottom, where it most likely stores all components. Both the phone and tablet adopt formats that feel like the iPhone and iPad respectively. Transparency gives birth to a lot of applications and features, but a good idea would be to turn it off when need be. It would be distracting to play a game with a transparent background, to be frank. The camera applications and augmented reality ones will look great on these devices, but what about the rest? Find this interesting see more images at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
August Patches to Avoid PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 August 2014 06:39
August Patches to Avoid
The early bird catches the bugs, apparently. It's rare when Microsoft's monthly patching cycle goes off without problems. This month is no exception. For those that shoulder the responsibility to jump straight in to freshly released Updates from Microsoft and test, I tip my hat and offer thanks. We all do. Right off the bat, we saw an issue surface with an Office 2013 update that stopped Outlook 2013 from reading Archive folders. Not being able to read Archive folders is one thing. The application still functions, except for the one area. However, there are a few released updates that are causing more serious problems and can bring computers to their knees. Late yesterday, reports starting rolling in that KB2976897, KB2982791, and KB2970228 are causing blue screens stop errors (error 0x050) on Windows 7 64bit systems. KB2976897 and KB2982791 are both kernel-mode driver updates which would make sense for those affected by blue screens after installation...Follow all the news good and bad about Windows Updates at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Levitating Om/One Speaker PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 18 August 2014 18:37

Levitating Om/One Speaker

The speaker itself was originally posted with an $100,000 goal, but the concept has attracted over three times the required funding, bringing in a staggering $336,088 from just 1435 backers at the time of writing. The speaker system brings the sound by using electromagnets to make a ball shaped speaker levitate above its cradle using electromagnets, with creator Om Audio claiming that the rechargeable device should have a battery life of around 15 hours. Pairing two of the devices together is also enabled, meaning with a pair of these amazing speakers, you can generate true stereo sound with the Om/One’s high quality speaker. The product also includes a microphone, according to the designer, and can be used as a stylish speaker phone as well as a music player. Not only is it a fantastic oddity and amazing to look at, but the speaker offers impressive options for users, with three colors to choose from, black, white, and, the coolest of all, disco ball...For more and to see a video clip turn your attention to our forum.

 

 
Evidence of a new virus based on Zeus Gameover PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 16 August 2014 05:48

Evidence of a new virus based on Zeus Gameover

Microsoft recently brought down the Zeus GameOver BotNet with the help of the FBI. Nonetheless this did not stop the virus from being copied and modified. For those who don't know, a Botnet is a collection of connected computers which are used maliciously to spread spam usually without the owner of the computer aware of what is happening. This new threat, know as newGOZ, has recently been spotted traveling across the world infecting computers. NewGOZ behaves differently than its predecessor Zeus GameOver in how it is delivered. This new variant uses domain generation algorithm (DGA) to find victims and send them malicious emails. These emails have also been improved to pass through auto-spam detection used by email providers. Between July 14th and July 25th, newGOZ's victims rose from around 127 to 8494. This is a concerning rise of computers infected by a new virus...Read more and learn how to protect yourself from this virus on our forum.

 

 
Rebranding Internet Explorer PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 15 August 2014 07:06

Rebranding Internet Explorer

Microsoft's Internet Explorer has a bit of a brand identity issue on its hands. Because of decisions made many, many years ago, Internet Explorer 6 has left a sour taste in the mouths of developers and consumers. Even some of the older iterations like IE7 and 8 are still loathed by consumers but later iterations like IE10 and 11 have fared much better in terms of providing a positive web browsing experience. During an AMA that took place today on Reddit, the team was asked if they had ever considered rebranding the browser to escape the negative perception left behind by earlier versions of the browser. While Microsoft, at first, joked about renaming, they did say that they actually considered it. In fact, they revealed that there was a "particularly long email thread" talking about the change but the final decision was to keep the name in place. Internet Explorer, for better or worse, has tons of consumer brand equity and that is not easy to achieve...As you know there is always more on our forum.

 

 
Samsung Galaxy Alpha PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 14 August 2014 15:53

Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Samsung has just officially announced its Galaxy Alpha smartphone. This device has been rumored for quite some time, but is now official. This is Samsung’s big iPhone killer and it’s dressed to impress with a brand new design featuring a metal frame, compact body, and solid finish. Check out Samsung’s official video and the Alpha’s specifications below. The Samsung Galaxy Alpha features a 4.7-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1,280 x 720, an Octa Core (Quad 1.8GHz   Quad 1.3GHz) processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, an 1,860mAh battery, 12-megapixel rear camera, and a 2.1-megapixel front facing camera. The 12-megapixel rear camera is capable of capturing up to UHD (3,840 x 2,160) quality video. Unfortunately, the Alpha does not have a MicroSD card slot, so you’ll be limited to the 32GB of storage available. At just 6.7mm thick, Samsung says this is one of “the slimmest Galaxy devices ever.” Much like the Galaxy S5, the Alpha features Ultra-Power Saving Mode, S Health, Finger Print Scanner, Private Mode and is also compatible with the Samsung Gear Fit, Gear Live and Gear 2...Learn more on our forum.

 

 
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