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Written by Wayne   
Sunday, 21 September 2014 16:15

Windows Technical Preview

Contrary to popular belief, Microsoft will not be releasing a public Technical Preview at its September 30th event. According to my sources, Microsoft will allow the press first dibs on the new bits (or at least give them a very detailed look), and then release to the public a few days later for testing. The September 30th event is designed to explain what's coming in Windows for Enterprises, and generally has nothing to do with consumers. The build that will be issued to the public in October will definitely be buggy, Microsoft has attempted to clean up any game-changing bugs, but little ones will still remain present until later in the preview. There is no embargo for information released on September 30th, journalists invited to the press event will be allowed to live blog everything, and Microsoft will write up their own article detailing the preview and what's new. They'll also talk lots about the Windows Insider Program, something spotted in recent leaked videos and screenshots...Follow this and then eventual release at windows8newsinfo forum.


Military-grade case for Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 20 September 2014 05:54

military-grade case for Microsoft's Surface Pro 3

The Surface Pro 3 is, for me, hands-down the most significant device released in 2014. It is designed for both productivity and entertainment and delivers on both. Unfortunately, the tablet can be rather expensive which makes me a bit nervous handling it. Don't get me wrong, it is not fragile, I just cherish it and do not want to break it. Luckily, a new case is coming on the scene, which should protect the Surface Pro 3 from accidental drops. Urban Armor Gear, a company that makes hardcore, yet affordable, cases for smartphones and tablets announces military-grade Surface Pro 3 protection "Available in black and red, Urban Armor Gear's one-piece Microsoft Surface Pro 3 case offers UAG's unique blend of FrogSkin technology (for assured grip in wet or damp conditions) with an impact resistant tactile backing. Microsoft Surface Pro 3 users will enjoy the case's rubber core and bumpers that deflect impact from daily wear-and-tear, as well as occasional hard falls", says Urban Armor Gear...We have more plus ordering links posted on our forum.


Another Microsoft Security Update Broken PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 September 2014 06:30

Another Microsoft Security Update Broken

This botched security update thing is turning out to a quite some saga. Call it complexity of the software involved, of not enough testing, but another patch has given away. An update designed for Lync Sever 2010 is failing to install on a number of computers, and as a precautionary measure, Microsoft has taken it down from download servers — KB2982385 is no longer shipping, and links to the current version have also been removed. Although the software titan is currently investigating the issue, it appears that this particular problem was in no way widespread. Users, however, complained that in almost all cases, deploying this patch resulted in installation errors that pointed out that the publisher of the driver cannot be verified. This probably is something that Redmond can quickly take care of. It was just a little while back that a patch for OneDrive for Business was removed after Microsoft received complaints from users that installed it.We have Microsoft comment posted on our forum.


Android Privacy Disaster bug PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 17 September 2014 07:52

Android Privacy Disaster bug

Being termed as privacy disaster, the latest Android bug can affect anyone not on the latest Android 4.4 KitKat. The bug infects your Android device when you direct the browser to a specially designed website that injects infected javascript into your device. This bypasses SOP protection used by most of the browsers to protect such an infection from happening. According to Alan Woodward, security expert University of Surrey, the exploit allows access to all of your private date potentially creating more problems for the victim using that data. Considering the vulnerability is open to anyone not on the Android 4.4, the equation would make every 3 out of 4 Android users vulnerable to possible targets. However, the actual number is a lot lower considering the privacy disaster bug only affects those using the Android Open Source Platform (AOSP) browser. The bug was first identified by a security research Rafay Baloch who released the bug details sharing that he has been able to exploit a number of devices like the Samsung Galaxy S3...Learn about this privacy bug at our forum.


Windows 9 event in San Francisco PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 September 2014 08:04

Windows 9 event in San Francisco

Microsoft is preparing to detail its next major version of Windows. We had been expecting the company to hold a press event later this month, and now it’s official. Microsoft will hold a "Windows event" in San Francisco on September 30th. The software maker started emailing out invites to the event today, and Joe Belfiore and Terry Myerson will be leading a discussion around the future of Windows. The event will focus on enterprise and power users of Windows. Microsoft is expected to deliver a "Windows Technical Preview" at the event or soon after so that developers and enterprise customers can evaluate a number of changes the company is making. Screenshots and videos of the Windows Technical Preview have leaked over the past week, revealing the addition of a new Start menu, a virtual desktops feature, and a Notification Center. Microsoft also appears to be tweaking its desktop user interface to improve and flatten the traditional icons...Read more and follow this event on our forum.


Surface Pro 3 on Magazine Cover PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 September 2014 06:43

Surface Pro 3 on Magazine Cover

The November 2014 issue of the UK based PC Pro magazine is pleasing sight. It features Microsoft’s latest hardware creation, the Surface Pro 3 on the cover. Microsoft’s Surface tablets have graced the covers of only a few other computer publications since launch, including the July 2014 issue of PC World. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 on the other hand have made it on covers a lot more times than the slates that they power. Inside is a 4-page review of the Surface Pro 3, and the timing is impeccable — Microsoft’s newest just went global recently, and arrived on the shores of 28 countries, including the United Kingdom. Now while, the Surface Pro 3 cannot boast of the same coverage (pun intended) as say the Apple iPad or other such hardware from the Cupertino based technology giant, every little bit helps. Factually speaking, Android powered devices get an equal amount of exposure to Apple in the media...Read more and see more images at windows8newsinfo forum.


Surface Pro 3 vs MacBook Air PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 18 September 2014 04:07

Surface Pro 3

When MacBook Air was launched, it was the fancy of many. It still continues to impress many. Later, Surface Pro 3 came along into the market and we’ve found it to be better compared to Macbook Air. Check out the following comparison to know more. Surface Pro 3 is a big improvement over its predecessors. While Macbook Air looks like an ultrathin notebook, Surface Pro 3 is a convertible. It means that you can use Surface Pro 3 as both a laptop and a tablet. When you are using it without keyboard, you are using Surface Pro 3 as a tablet that gives you more mobility without compromising on the computing power. The tablet format is perfect when you are travelling and not doing type intensive work. When you dock a keyboard, it turns into a laptop – adding to the computing prowess and allowing you to work on complex software like graphics and video processing...I am sure you all want to know more, guess you better hop over to windows8newsinfo forum for the rest.


Xbox games in your browser PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 September 2014 08:24

 Xbox games in your browser

Microsoft is a technology company and when they see a problem that they think they can solve, they put their best and brightest minds to a solution. So when the question arises as to why cloud-based gaming hasn’t taken off and the answer is lag (to put it simply), the company sees this as a time to get to work. A few weeks back, a Microsoft research project showed that the company had built a cloud-based gaming service that reduced the lag by a significant margin. Of course, Microsoft has many research products that never seem to make it out of the labs for one reason or another, but this product is a bit different. Microsoft is testing out playing games in your browser and not just any games. We're talking Xbox games - and not just last-generation titles either. In fact, even Xbox One titles are currently said to be in the works too. And don’t think this is some watered-down experience; one source told us that he thought the experience was right around 60FPS...For more turn to windows8newsinfo forum.


Tablets and Laptops Getting Wireless Charging PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 15 September 2014 07:57

Tablets and Laptops Getting Wireless Charging

Wireless charging will reach PCs next year, and laptops will be able to recharge when placed on tables, pads or surfaces supporting power delivery, according to an Intel executive. In other words, laptop users won’t have to carry power bricks, said Kirk Skaugen, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s PC Client Group. Skaugen spoke during a webcast keynote Friday at the IFA trade show in Berlin. In a few years, wireless charging will be common in PCs, much like wireless communications are today, Skaugen said, adding that users will be able to charge mobile devices and PCs at the same time. “This is a big, big deal. In the next several years you will see hundreds of thousands of charge stations,” Skaugen said. “Intel’s desire is that wireless charging evolve from wearable to the phone to the tablet to the PC.” Intel is backing wireless technology from a standards organization called A4WP (Alliance for Wireless Power), whose magnetic resonance technology turns surfaces like tables into wireless charging stations. Learn more by visiting our forum.



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