Last week we had confirmed that Windows Blue will be called Windows 8.1 and would be an update to Windows. We now know this update will be free through the Windows store and will not be a service pack. It seems like Microsoft is finally getting it and offering seamless and free OTA (over the air) updates for their operating system.
After tons of rumors, leaked screenshots and much more it looks like Microsoft has finally has confirmed the existence of Windows 8.1, which is better known as Windows Blue. Microsoft let the information go in a interview with Tami Reller (Microsoft’s CFO) on the official Windows Blog.
One of the big things many gamers have been worried about with the next generation Xbox is that it would require an always-on internet connection. While we have internet pretty much everywhere these days there are some instances where it is not available, or when it goes out. Well it seems that you will still have some features available to your next generation Xbox if this happens. These features include playing a single-player game, watching a Blu-ray disc or viewing live TV.
While we take things posted on Reddit with a grain of salt the image that you see below is gaining a lot of traction on the social sharing site and has been posted numerous other places. We have heard the name Xbox Infinity in many different rumors and if this image is indeed real that is what Microsoft will be calling their next generation console that is set to be announced on May 21st.
Just a couple of days ago we told you that Microsoft will be holding an Xbox event on May 21st. Many people suspect this is where the next-generation Xbox console will be revealed, I mean the event is being dubbed #XboxReveal on twitter so we can only assume we will get our first look at the new console at the event. One of the first people to announce the event date was Paul Thurrott and he was on this well before Microsoft Announced it. Now Paul has said that the console will be available for purchase in early November for $499 or just $299 with a $10 subscription.
Windows 7 is clearly the number 1 operating system in the world right now and I do not see that changing anytime soon, especially with people choosing Windows 7 over the newly released Windows 8. Even though Windows 7 is the number 1 choice for 47.5 percent of IT workers Forrester analyst J.P. Gownder says that it’s yet to reach the “ubiquity” of Windows XP in the enterprise market.
Microsoft has just sent out invitations and Major Nelson has released on his blog that Microsoft has announced an Xbox event for May 21 2013, ahead of E3. As many people expect the event will be focused on the companies next-generation Xbox console. No word yet on specifics, but the event will take place at on Xbox’s own campus, and will “mark the beginning of a new generation of games, TV and entertainment” according to Major Nelson.
However, some investment analysts are predicting Google will be bigger and more valuable than Microsoft, why is this? The answer lies in what can only be called the startup culture of Google, or as has been coined, the dynamic corporation. First, let’s take a quick look at the journey of the Google stock before looking at three reasons why Google could very well be more valuable in the near future. Google is a much younger company and listed in 2004 at $100 per share. Today, with the share trading at $800 and assuming we exclude the recent share split, your one share investment will have netted you $700 more in just 9 years. Financial analysts however predict Google could go as high as $1600 in the next few years; why is this?
Today, Microsoft Corp. announced that its highly popular email service, Outlook.com, is ready for prime time. Since the release of Outlook.com last summer as a preview, millions of people have already actively started using it, making it the world’s fastest growing email service, going from 0 to 60 million in just six months.
Were you a child of the 90s? Do you remember things like Pogs, slap-bands and pocket pets? If you were born between 1984 and 1988 Microsoft wants to bring some of that nostalgia back with their latest ‘Child Of The 90s’ Internet Explorer ad.
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