It seems that Windows 8.x is not selling as well as Microsoft would like it to. After boasting about how game changing the new OS would be for end users, the only game that seems to be changing is Microsoft’s revenue stream. Just before the new OS came out we talked about the impact of Windows 8 on OEMs especially with Microsoft entering into direct competition. Most OEMs were not happy about the licensing costs they would have to pay for Windows 8/RT and felt that Microsoft’s entry would make things even more unfair.
Huawei MediaPad X1 is the thinnest and lightest tablet with Android, atleast accroding to the company. Aluminium case measures thickness of 7.18 mm and weighs only 239 grams.
Microsoft's Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit bypassed by security researchers with relative ease...Tuesday, 25 February 2014 12:55
There is no such thing as a secure operating system; it is as simple as that. Despite years and years of hearing about how this OS or that OS is secure it is simply not true. We have watched as each new contender has fallen to either security researchers or to the “bad guys” out there in the shadowy places on the internet. Today we hear about an issue with Microsoft’s vaunted EMET toolkit.
If you have been into gaming for a long (VERY long) time you might remember two games that kicked off the first person shooter craze; Doom and Castle Wolfenstein. Between these two games a genre and gaming style was kicked off. Both games have also enjoyed success with different releases as graphics technology and other development tools have improved over the years although we have seen more from the Doom horde than we have from the mutants at the Castle.
It looks like the studio that gave us BioShock will be shutting down. BioShock is one of the most popular games available and widely acknowledged as the spiritual sequel to Looking Glass Studios SystemShock titles (another hugely popular title). This is why it was such a shock to hear that anyone would think about closing Irrational Games down. However, it seems like that is exactly that they are doing… to a certain extent.
Smartphone and digital device theft is a pretty big deal according to many statistics out there. It is a pretty easy crime when you think about it: grab someone’s phone and run. Even if they wipe all their personal data you can always sell the phone to someone that can reactivate it. There have been many suggestions for how to combat this type of crime, some more effective than others. However, the one that now seems to be rearing its ugly head more frequently is the concept of a kill-switch embedded into all smartphones that would allow a device to be permanently disabled by remote command and all personal data wiped.
Linksys has always had a name as a cost effective product for the consumer and even for small business. In the industry they have also been known to have some security issues. Not that long ago it was reported that a CGI script flaw in many of their E series routers allowed someone to bypass the requirement for admin credentials and gain unrestricted access to these products. Is if to add insult to injury malware has been identified in the wild that exploits the vulnerability.
Microsoft has a new CEO in the form of (former) executive VP of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group. The announcement today comes after months of speculation about the replacement for Steve Ballmer. As you might remember Steve Ballmer made an abrupt decision to retire after Windows 8 and 8.1 failed to take off as expected. It was (and still is rumored) that his retirement was not voluntary, but was a response to a number of bumps in Microsoft’s progress since Ballmer took over from Bill Gates. At the time of the decision there was a general hope that Microsoft would turn away from their cloud push and retreat from the devices and services company they so wanted to become. Sadly with the appointment of Nadella it looks like Microsoft’s attempt to become just like Apple will continue.
So there are more rumors about the next update to Windows. You know the one that is getting called Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Update 1 or even Windows 8.1 Service Pack 1. Oh yeah and it is also the one that Microsoft will not even admit to working on. Well it seems that the latest one brings us back to the debate about the ModernUI and the start screen.
Yesterday the big news was that Lenovo “bought” Motorola Mobility from Google for around $2.91 Billion dollars. This price tag is a far cry from the $12.5 Billion that Google originally paid for the handset maker. Something seems missing in the differences until you find out that Lenovo did not get the same thing that Google bought. All Lenovo is selling is the manufacturing capability and the brand name. The majority of Motorola’s assets are going to stay with Google.