Microsoft may announce Windows 9 in April

WASHINGTON: Microsoft’s Windows team is reportedly planning to reveal its Windows Threshold plans at its Build conference in San Francisco in April 2014. Microsoft intends to disclose details regarding its Threshold plans at a vision level this year. According to CNET, Microsoft will name Threshold ” Windows 9″ and apart from its attempt to unify the Windows and Windows phone, it will feature the 2.0 version of Microsoft’s “Metro” user interface/design language. Windows Threshold plans to share common elements through inclusion of provision of updates to all the three Windows OS platforms (Xbox One, Windows, and Windows Phone), making it … Continue reading Microsoft may announce Windows 9 in April

Intel’s 2014 Android ambitions embrace 64-bit, more tablets

The chipmaker is still trying to make its mark in the Android mobile market. Not surprisingly, it intends to get more aggressive in the coming year. Dell’s Venue 8 runs Android on top of an Intel Atom processor. It starts at $180. (Credit: Dell) Intel has big Android ambitions for 2014. The chipmaker’s points of focus for the year ahead include 64-bit processing power and more tablets. While still overwhelmingly a purveyor of processors for Windows PCs, Intel knows Android is its ticket to a bigger share of the mobile market. One way to make a mark is to go … Continue reading Intel’s 2014 Android ambitions embrace 64-bit, more tablets

Xbox Video app finally arrives on Windows Phone

Microsoft is finally releasing its Xbox Video app for Windows Phone today. After originally including built-in support for the service in Windows Phone 7, Microsoft shipped Windows Phone 8 without full access to renting and downloading movies and TV shows from the service. The new app, which is available immediately in the Windows Phone Store, brings the ability to purchase or stream content through Xbox Video on a Windows Phone. Movies and TV shows can also be downloaded to a handset for offline use. Any existing content that’s rented or owned in Xbox Video is automatically displayed in the app once … Continue reading Xbox Video app finally arrives on Windows Phone

Is this a ‘good’ problem? Microsoft’s Surface tablets in short supply

Microsoft had to take a $900 million write off earlier this year related to unsold Surface RT tablets. Now it seems to have a very different problem. Microsoft’s newer Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 computers are selling out both online and in stores. There have been numerous reports of shortages including a Mashable story a few days ago quoting a Best Buy employee saying the Surface tablets are “extremely popular”. Learning from its earlier mistakes, it’s very likely Microsoft was careful not too overproduce its tablets this time and as a result underestimated demand. The next week will be very telling. If Microsoft … Continue reading Is this a ‘good’ problem? Microsoft’s Surface tablets in short supply

7 keyboard shortcuts for Google+ notifications

Keyboard shortcuts are faster, more efficient, and easier on your hands. Start breezing through Google+ notifications by memorizing this list. Keyboard shortcuts offer the fastest access to content on your Google+. They are generally more efficient because the shortcut starts you at the right spot for new posts instead of scrolling halfway through them. They are also a bit easier on your hands and wrist since you won’t have to switch back and forth as often (especially useful for those with joint issues). With keyboard shortcuts available for the Google+ stream, it only makes sense that there should be a … Continue reading 7 keyboard shortcuts for Google+ notifications

Here’s what Windows 9 could look like: pictures

With Windows 8.1 just out the door, Windows 9 is slated for a late 2014 release. With little to go on except sheer creativity and a bevy of ideas, designers and enthusiasts have published what they think the next-generation desktop, notebook, and tablet software should look like. With a new release cycle of roughly each year, Microsoft is slated to supply its next-generation version of its desktop operating system, likely named Windows 9, by fall 2014. Recent reports suggest the software giant will slim down its line-up down from three versions — Windows 8, Windows RT, and Windows Phone — to two … Continue reading Here’s what Windows 9 could look like: pictures

The Real Story of Stuxnet

How Kaspersky Lab tracked down the malware that stymied Iran’s nuclear-fuel enrichment program Illustration: Brian Stauffer Computer cables snake across the floor. Cryptic flowcharts are scrawled across various whiteboards adorning the walls. A life-size Batman doll stands in the hall. This office might seem no different than any other geeky workplace, but in fact it’s the front line of a war—a cyberwar, where most battles play out not in remote jungles or deserts but in suburban office parks like this one. As a senior researcher for Kaspersky Lab, a leading computer security firm based in Moscow, Roel Schouwenberg spends his … Continue reading The Real Story of Stuxnet

8 Staggering Facts About Windows

Amazingly, Windows has been around for 30 years this month. In that time frame, it’s been purchased and used by hundreds of millions of people and powered computers numbering in the billions. It’s also brought in billions in revenue for Microsoft — in fact, Microsoft would nab pretty high spot on the Fortune 500 with Windows alone. We’ve rounded up the best numbers and comparisons for getting an idea of just how big Windows really is. Related articles Nokia shareholders approve sale of devices business to Microsoft ( All the Windows 8.1 Editions Free Download Links ! ( Facebook Login … Continue reading 8 Staggering Facts About Windows