Microsoft set to unveil Windows 9 on September 30th

Posted 1 day ago ago at The Verge with 9 recent echos

Microsoft is planning to unveil its Windows 8 successor next month at a special press event. Sources familiar with Microsofts plans tell that the software maker is tentatively planning its press event for September 30th to detail upcoming changes to Windows as part of a release codenamed Threshold. This date may change, but the Threshold version of Windows is currently in development and Microsoft plans to release a preview version of what will likely be named Windows 9 to developers on...

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Yesterday, HTC announced that they would begin selling a Windows Phone variant of their HTC One M8 smartphone. Seeing that the hardware isidentical to that of Android version, the best test of performance is to see how long the battery will last when using the device. Both devices have a 2600 mAh battery, the same 2.3 Ghz quad core processor, same display, same everything. What is different between the two devicesis the battery life. The Windows Phone version is stated to have talk time of 22...

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Windows Threshold: Rapid release is getting really interesting

Posted 11 hours ago ago at Neowin with 3 recent echos

Microsoft is working feverishly towards a release of Windows Threshold that is expected to be released late next month. The build will likely be called Windows Technical Preview the word 'Enterprise' may be tossed in there too, but what will be quite convenient when the preview is finally released is how you will go about upgrading to new builds. On current internal builds of Windows Threshold, you can upgrade builds with a single click of a button. How it works is that when you open...

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Microsoft offers custom Windows OS to all first generation Intel Galileo owners

Posted 4 days ago ago at PC World with 2 recent echos

Microsoft is encouraging more hardware hackers to develop Windows based smart devices and appliances with expanded availability of a preview OS to all owners of Intels Galileo board. The software company has provided a pared down, proof of concept version of Windows designed to work with the Galileo board, which is targeted do it yourself enthusiasts who experiment with electronics. The OS previously worked only on a few Galileo boards sent by Microsoft to select developers. Now users who bought...

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Microsoft to deliver Windows 'Threshold' tech preview around late September

Posted 7 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 1 recent echos

Microsoft is aiming to make available a technology preview of Windows Threshold around late September or early October. Follow @maryjofoley And in a move that signals where Microsoft is heading on the servicability front, those who install the tech preview will need to agree to have subsequent monthly updates to it pushed to them automatically, sources added. Threshold is the next major version of Windows that is expected to be christened Windows 9 when it is made available in the...

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China paving the way for big Xbox One sales

Posted 2 days ago ago at PC World with 2 recent echos

China has approved the sale of 5 million Xbox One units, opening the way for Microsoft to make a big splash in the countrys emerging console sector. Microsofts Chinese partner BesTV revealed the figure in a Tuesday earnings statement. The Chinese version of the Xbox One goes on in China on Sept. 23, after the country ended a 13 year old ban on the import of foreign game consoles. Although China often censors gaming content to weed out excessive violence, the approval of 5 million Xbox One units...

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How Apple took over the only segment of the PC market that still matters

Posted 2 days ago ago at Microsoft Report with 2 recent echos

Apple, unlike most of its competitors, is remarkably transparent about its sales. In its quarterly and annual earnings reports, it routinely discloses both unit sales and revenue for each of its operating segments. In recent years, most attention has been focused on the eye popping numbers associated with the iPhone and iPad lines, which sold 150 million and 71 million units, respectively, in Apples 2013 fiscal year. Compared to those stratospheric sales volumes, the Mac division appears...

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HP Stream revealed: Microsoft's Chromebook killer is a Chromebook clone

Posted 3 days ago ago at PC World with 1 recent echos

Microsoft drove out Linux as the platform of choice during the netbook craze, and now the Windows maker is hoping it can do the same to the latest PC upstart, the Chromebook. Back in July, Microsoft announced its intention in this regard by showing off the Hewlett Packard Stream, an upcoming $199 laptop designed to take on the Chromebook. Slightly more expensive laptops around $249 are also due in the coming months from Acer and Toshiba. When Microsoft first introduced the HP Stream, little was...

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