Steve Ballmer, leader of Microsoft has come out with the latest version of his company's operating system- Windows 8. It is going to be available from 2012. The announcement was made during the Microsoft Developer Forum in Tokyo. Ballmer said during the event that it has taken a lot of effort from Microsoft to produce Windows 8.
There are also reports in the PC Magazine that say that the company is also going to hit the tablet computers segment soon as well. As for the features, no such information has come out till now.
There has been some positive news from Sony where the entertainment giant has announced its plans to shift over its PSP titles over to the PS3 platform. If one were to consider the kind of negative attention that Sony has been able to get, there is definitely some breeze of positive anticipations. Now, the gamers will be waiting for the PSP Remaster series for knowing what is in there for them.
After going through a string of bad news last month during and post its launch, there is finally some glimmer of hope for RIM's PlayBook.
While no figures were given were given, one of the big PlayBook retailer, Best Buy Co said that the sales figures have beat their own expectations. Same kind of statement was seen in the numbers that were cited by RBC Capital where it reported that some 250,000 PlayBooks were sold in the first month itself and for the whole quarter the total figure stands at 500,000 which ended on May 28.
Maker of electronic gadgets, Foxconn Technology Group has said in its announcement that the total death toll that took place in one of his factories is 3. Earlier it was at 2.
Besides that the company also said that the local authorities have found out in their preliminary findings that the Friday's accident was caused due to “an explosion of combustible dust in a duct.” In the same some 15 people have been injured and it is also said that the spark was made intentionally.
Apple has come out with its stores worldwide that have a got a completely new look. For the same it is using dedicated iPads as a sales tool for all its products. The same is also being used for providing shopping and customer assistance as well.
That is not all, the new in-store apps as provided by the company will also be capable of answering the queries of customers. All these are part of the new push that Apple is providing during its 10th anniversary so as to be able to enhances its customer service.
7 year old Matteo Lopez of San Francisco became the latest Doddle star for "Doodle 4 Google". He won the grand prize by depicting the space life in New York. In the fourth annual Doodle competition that was organized asking the K-12 students (homeschoolers included) where they were asked to draw calling for the theme to be "If I Could Do Anything, I Would . . .".
There were close to 107,000 submissions that took place and many depicted things like changing the world to finding cure for cancer and AIDS disease. The Google's panel found it to be a humongous task to shortlist the candidates.
There are many threats to the security of Android users, as can be understood by the blog that was written by Rice University professor Dan Wallach. In it he discussed the network of eavesdropping that has developed around the Android users and how some of the inbuilt applications of the platform like Google Calendar software, SSL encryption are on the verge of being misused. The professor says that the calendar software is open to what can be called impersonation attack.
Shares of Research In Motion (RIM) touched their 2-year low on Monday because the company had recalled some 1,000 Playbook tablet computers. This was being done since there appeared some flaw in their operating system.
For the Canadian company it means a lot more trouble since it has been facing daunting times in the last months. Disappointing its investors, it had to slash its sales as well as earnings forecasts soon after it revealed its weak earnings report.
As the launch of Microsoft's Mango comes closer, newer and more advanced features are being disclosed by Microsoft for its major upgrade to smartphone platform.
These features were discovered during the Microsoft's IT professional-oriented TechEd conference and includes upgrading of phone's e-mail client to support threaded views of email conversations. Then there is also server-side emailing and ability to pin email folders and RSS feeds for things like corporate messaging.
Apple's four developers are currently facing charges of patent infringement. This has been happening because of lawsuits that have arisen from the use of their in-app payment API.
Name of these developers are Matt Braun, of Toldeo, Ohio, Patrick McCarron of Chicago, Ill., and James Thomson of Glasgow Scotland. All of them have been receiving legal threats.
In writing on Twitter post, Thomson has written, "They seem to be effectively claiming the rights to in-app purchase, but going after me, not Apple”.
Famous and now involved in the Facebook scandal PR agency, Burson-Marsteller has refused to throw out two of its PR guys who were working on the project. Burson has been accused on running am anti-Google smear campaign on behalf of Facebook.
Instead of throwing out the people, Burson has said that it is going to give them extra training for being more well-equipped. While giving his statement, Burson's USA President Pat Ford said that they have being talking to each and every individual who was involved in the project and said that such a thing is not going to happen again.
A news report has said that whether or not search engine giant, Google during its annual developer’s conference makes a big announcement, it would surely be going ahead and streaming its own music service. During the event that starts today, many of the software developers from places like North America, Europe and Asia are going to converge and Google is going to make sure that they do not go disappointed.
The wobbly introduction of Apple's restored cloud service MobileMe in the year 2008 provoked Chief Executive Steve Jobs to reprimand those accountable for the service.
Just after launching MobileMe it gathered some poor appraisal from Walt Mossberg of The Wall Street Journal. The conference happens at the hall on Apple's campus to do product exhibition for the press and media. Jobs allegedly asked the MobileMe panel what the new artifact was made-up to do.
There is rumor that Apple is thinking of moving itself out of the Intel-made processors and move into CPUs from ARM. The first of such reports was told by SemiAccurate which said that Apple is moving the line of laptops and possibly into desktops too. And it is now going to use ARM based chips which it wants to apply ASAP.
It also said that while the move may take years to finally end, it is a 'done deal' that has to happen at any cost.
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