Revenue from the ads helps us feed the over worked hampsters so we can keep bringing you the latest news! You can also donate to keep us going. According to new details from , Microsoft will roll out another update to Windows 8.1 Update 2 sometime in September of this year, during the Autumn season. Microsoft may refer to this update as Windows 8.1 Update 2 or may even call it Windows 8.2, as there appears to be some sort of heated internal discussion on what to call it. Microsoft is expected to...

Read More

Microsoft's new, new Windows cadence: Once a year is not enough

Posted 20 hours ago ago at All About Microsoft with 5 recent echos

Russian leaker WZor is claiming that there will be an update 2 for Windows 8.1 coming this September. My sources say that date could be August. In either case, a second update looks like it will hit just five or six months after Microsoft made Windows 8.1 Update available. Yes, by calling what was formerly referred to as Update 1 simply Update, Microsoft made it seem there would be just one update to Windows 8.1. It not clear what this second update will ultimately be called. Update 2? Windows...

Read More

Warface Xbox 360 Edition Now Available

Posted 19 hours ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 2 recent echos

Content: Warface Xbox 360 Edition Check price and availability in your Xbox LIVE region Dash Text: Engage in explosive action with this […]

Read More

Microsoft's goal is a 'lean and mean Windows running everywhere'

Posted 1 day ago ago at Neowin with 1 recent echos

Microsoft career website is often a treasure trove of information if you are willing to dig through the thousands of job postings the companycurrently has available. Often, through these postings, you can see the direction Microsoft is taking internally with its products and this helps the observer, better understand Microsoft vision. On this edition of reading career postings, we can see that Microsoft goal is to get a lean and mean Windows running everywhere. More so, Windows Phone 8 is the...

Read More

Ubuntu 14.04 will power “first commercially available Ubuntu tablets”

Posted 5 days ago ago at Arstechnica with 1 recent echos

Canonical today is releasing Ubuntu 14.04, a Long Term Support LTS edition for desktops and servers and an update to the versions of Ubuntu for phones and tablets. LTS editions are released once every two years and receive five years of support from Canonical and thus gain wider adoption in businesses than the less stable server and desktop editions that come out every six months. Canonical eventually wants to create a single operating system that can be installed across desktops, phones, and...

Read More

MSN Messenger and AIM instant messenger war: reverse engineering and sabotage

Posted 3 days ago ago at istartedsomething with 1 recent echos

After we finished the user part of the program, we had some down time while waiting for the server team to finish the Hotmail integration. We fixed every bug we could find, and then I added another little feature just for fun. One of the problems Microsoft foresaw was getting new users to join Messenger when so many people already used the other chat programs. The trouble was that the programs, then as now, didnt talk to one another; AOL didnt talk to Yahoo, which didnt talk to ICQ, and none of...

Read More

Inside Microsoft's '90s chat war with AOL

Posted 2 days ago ago at The Verge with 1 recent echos

Microsoft might have killed off its Messenger service in favor of Skype recently, but back in 1999 it was the centerpiece of a heated war between the software giant and AOL. At the time, Microsoft had just introduced its MSN Messenger Service as a direct rival to AOL popular AIM instant messenger. David Auerbach, a former Microsoft engineer who worked directly on MSN Messenger, recounts his unusual role in a chat war with AOL. Auerbach had reverse engineered AOL chat protocol to allow MSN...

Read More

This Week’s Deals with Gold

Posted 20 hours ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 1 recent echos

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 28 April 2014. […]

Read More

Live News
Most Popular Tweaks from
Terms of Service - Privacy Policy - Contact    © 2014 Advanced PC Media LLC, all rights reserved.