Posted 3 days ago ago at The Verge with 3 recent echos
Microsoft is still busy readying its upcoming technology preview of Windows 9, but details continue to emerge about the company plans for the future of Windows. WinBeta reports that Windows 9 will include interactive Live Tiles and a notification center. Microsoft has previously experimented with interactive Live Tiles as part of a research effort earlier this year, and understands it planning to include this work in Windows 9, currently codenamed Threshold. The Live Tile work, which is surfaced...
Posted 7 hours ago ago at The Verge with 2 recent echos
MSN Messenger started off life as a basic instant messenger without much bloat and just text communications. Microsoft gradually started improving Messenger with calling capabilities for Windows XP users. Video and audio calling was a big step for Messenger as Skype started to get popular image credit: Winsupersite. The many emoticons of MSN Messenger from back in the day image credit: Ggftw.
Posted 4 days ago ago at Neowin with 1 recent echos
While Microsoft has not offered up any reasoning for this issue or more importantly a fix, it seems that some users who are experiencing the issue might have found one. According to user in the Microsoft Support forums, they say that the problem is being caused by the Windows Installer Module, and the Windows Installer Module Worker. These processes will randomly start running in the background and when they do, they seem to use a huge amount CPU processing power and memory usage. Because of...
Posted 3 days ago ago at Softpedia with 1 recent echos
Needless to say, without updates Windows XP is becoming a relic, but the Windows community is hard at work to develop what’s currently being called the “Unofficial Service Pack 4.” Developed by Ryan VanderMeulen, who already has a good background on large pack of fixes for Windows, this new service pack includes all previously released updates for Windows XP 32 bit, as well as POSReady 2009 updates launched by Microsoft after the April 2014 retirement date. POSReady 2009 fixes...
Posted 3 days ago ago at All About Microsoft with 2 recent echos
For individual consumers, especially power users, Microsoft cant release new versions of Windows quick enough. But for many IT pros, a new version of Windows every year is too fast for them to test and update to their liking. Microsoft is believed to be trying to change the way users of all stripes think about new releases and updates starting with Threshold. As I blogged previously, tipsters claim Microsoft will make monthly updates a mandatory part of participation in the upcoming Threshold...
Posted 3 hours ago ago at Neowin with 2 recent echos
Earlier this month, images were leaked that gave us our first good look at the upcoming Lumia 730. Known alsoby its internal development codename, 'Superman', the 730 has also come to be referredto as Microsoft selfie phone, as the device is said to feature a high quality 5 megapixel front facing camera. Today, more images have surfaced of the new handset via Tieba Baidu, giving us a much clearer look at its design. But the mid range device is expected to feature some pretty decent specs...
Posted 2 days ago ago at The Verge with 2 recent echos
Microsoft has created a cardboard replica of its Surface Pro 3 tablet. It might not be as impressive as the giant Surface tablet the company erected in London last year, but the cardboard version has its very own working display. A small section lights up to show off the specs of Microsoft latest tablet, powered by a low res MP4 player. The software maker has been sending its cardboard Surfaces to various schools in Australia as part of a marketing effort to mark the launch of the Surface Pro 3...
Posted 2 days ago ago at The Verge with 1 recent echos
While Windows 8 powered laptops have been pushing display resolutions higher and higher, theres been one piece of desktop software that has lagged behind: Google Chrome. Despite updating Chrome for Mac to support the first Retina MacBook Pro after just a month, Google has taken around two years to bring full support to Windows. Chrome for Windows users have had to settle for registry hacks, or optional flags to get various forms of high DPI support, but the latest Chrome 37 release enables it...