Mar 19 2015
Mar 18 2015
The below is the article:
Microsoft has moved forward the launch date of its most anticipated operating system in years, Windows 10, which will launch in 190 countries and 111 languages in summer 2015.
The company announced the new launch window in a blog post late Tuesday after initially setting a launch timeframe of late 2015 during an unveiling event last fall.
Windows 10 will be offered as a free upgrade for existing Windows 7 and 8 users for one year starting this summer, though an exact release date has not been given.
In January, Microsoft held an event to expound on the key features of its new OS, including the return of the “Start” menu interface, a complimentary mobile interface for mobile devices, a new digital assistant expanding on Apple’s Siri named “Cortana,” PC/Xbox integration and a new web browser dubbed “Project Spartan,” which boasts a number of improved features designed to replace the company’s aging Internet Explorer for the majority of users.
Mar 17 2015
Speaking at the Microsoft Convergence conference in Atlanta on Monday, executive Chris Capossela made it plain that the Internet Explorer brand, while not disappearing entirely, is getting pushed to the side.
As for what will take it’s place, Microsoft isn’t sure just yet.
“We’re now researching what the new brand, or the new name, for our browser should be in Windows 10. We’ll continue to have Internet Explorer, but we’ll also have a new browser called Project Spartan, which is codenamed Project Spartan. We have to name the thing,” Capossela said, as reported by The Verge.
Since this is Microsoft, the disappearance of Internet Explorer could take quite a while. It’ll still be present in some versions of Windows 10 for legacy support, continuing to provide websites with custom ActiveX controls, for example. IE-specific technologies and features could also remain operative but hidden away in the new OS—which is expected to be released later this year—even as Project Spartan takes take over as the primary Windows 10 browser.
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Mar 12 2015
Mid Thursday, Apple made the next version of iOS available to not only registered developers, but the public as well. Interested users have to go to Apple’s beta web site at https://appleseed.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/ and follow the instructions.
If a user chooses to install a beta version of iOS, he/she must stay with the version. In other words, one cannot downgrade back to a previous (working) version of iOS. Apple does not provide any assistance with Beta versions of software.
Mar 12 2015
The statement says:
“We apologize to our customers experiencing problems with iTunes and other services this morning,” Apple told CNBC. “The cause was an internal DNS error at Apple. We’re working to make all of the services available to customers as soon as possible, and we thank everyone for their patience.”
At last check on Apple’s System Status Page, all services seem to be online and working.
Mar 12 2015
According to AppleInsider.com:
Apple will reportedly turn to Intel’s new XMM 7360 LTE modem when it launches a special next-generation iPhone model in 2016, suggesting the company is looking to diversify baseband chip suppliers.
Intel’s fast wireless modem, which debuted earlier this month at Mobile World Congress, will be used in an upcoming iPhone variant targeted for release in emerging markets like Asia and Latin America, reports VentureBeat.
The report claims Apple engineers have been traveling “for months” to Intel’s LTE chip research and development offices in Munich, Germany to work on the project. Intel acquired the facility when it purchased Infineon for $1.4 billion in 2010.
Apple tapped Infineon to provide chipsets for the original iPhone introduced in 2007, and continued to source silicon from the firm until it was bought out by Intel. Apple has since relied on wireless chips from Qualcomm, but the publication’s sources said Apple has an “uneasy” relationship with the company.
Although Intel is a major supplier for Apple’s Mac range of products, it passed on the opportunity to get in on iPhone at the ground floor. Tension between the two companies mounted as the chipmaker continued to push its Atom processors in products competing against iPhone and iPad, which are powered by Apple’s ARM-based A-series silicon.
In a brief detailing the XMM 7360, Intel notes key features include LTE-FDD/TDD up to 450 Mbps, LTE Advanced up to Category 10, Voice over LTE, 3X carrier aggregation and the usual smattering of worldwide band support. Notably, the chip is compatible with TD-SCDMA, a unique wireless standard used by China Mobile.
Mar 11 2015
Mar 11 2015
After doing a Google search, I finally found a Keyboard shortcut for this:
1. Go to the row where you wish to add a row.
2. Hold the [Option] key, and tap the [Down Arrow].
3. That’s it!
Mar 10 2015
Well, Apple has officially announced the Apple Watch and when it’ll be available to the public. As an advid Apple watcher since 2006, I have gone through all of the tech specs, and the fluff, and have come up with comprehensive information on what you need to know before purchasing one.
If you’re like me, you’ll want to know the price even before looking over the features.
Apple Watch Sport
Apple Watch Edition
$10,000 (no, not a misprint!)
Now that you’ve had your heart attack over the last price, lets move on.
The Apple Watch is supposed to work with the iPhone, period. You cannot use one’s Android phone and expect it to function and interact with the watch.
Unless you are a fitness buff (like I am not) then the Apple Watch may not be as useful to you. Sure, you can get other apps for it, and pay for your Starbucks coffee on the run, being able to answer your iPhone from another room – looking like Dick Tracy did way back when, but other then that, it’ll be a glorified piece of Apple hardware on one’s wrist that will let everyone know that “Yes, he or she are geeks, and will buy anything from Apple!”
What the watch will not do:
* Make your coffee (unless someone knows something about the $10,000 one that I don’t).
* Make calls.
* Listen to one’s voice mail.
* Be able to run games as good as on the iPhone / iPad.
Oh, by the way, if you’re one of the few geeks that are considering buying the $10,000 one, I hope you also hire the Secret Service to shadow you every time you go out.
In closing, the Apple Watch is nothing more then a way for Apple to get into the failing smart watch market. Which is why I am going to be on the computer getting one when it becomes available in April.