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I saw a report that read, "Video game sales plunge in April." Software sales dropped by 22 percent and hardware sales dropped by 37 percent. What's the story, folks? Do you have all the gaming miscellanea that you can afford? Are you satisfied with your current array of video games? …
by khess 81 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Steve Ballmer dropped a bomb shell in a speech the other day at the University of Washington, letting it be known that the desktop software company was basically betting it all on the cloud. In a report on the speech [URL="http://paidcontent.org/article/419-ballmer-microsoft-betting-our-company-on-the-cloud/"]on PaidContent.org[/URL], Ballmer reportedly said the company was committing as …
by Techwriter10 42 in Microsoft Windows ()
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So now we know that Microsoft is pushing out the release version of the latest in the operating system line-up, Windows 7, starting this week on the 30th April [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry4283.html"]according to official sources[/URL]. However, we also know from various news reports that many existing Windows users are not exactly head …
by newsguy 30 in Microsoft Windows ()
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[ATTACH=left]16673[/ATTACH]We got the news in our Firefox browsers this week that a beta release of the next version of Microsoft's stodgy Internet Explorer is due out September 15th. In Redmond's classic trying-too-hard style, the launch will come at an invitation-only event in San Francisco, according to [URL="http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2367787,00.asp"]PC Magazine[/URL]. The invitation …
by EricMack 25 in Microsoft Windows ()
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I read a blog post this morning on the Mini-Microsoft blog called [URL="http://minimsft.blogspot.com/2009/07/microsoft-has-turned-corner.html"]Microsoft Has Turned the Corner[/URL] and it got me wondering if they really have, or if it was merely wishful thinking on the part of the author. Then I saw that Microsoft had released [URL="http://www.microsoft.com/office/2010/"]Office 2010 videos[/URL] and …
by Techwriter10 42 in Microsoft Windows ()
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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16331[/ATTACH]A [URL="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703467304575383530439838568.html?"]Wall Street Journal report today[/URL] suggests that for Microsoft, customer concerns about privacy came a distant second behind ad revenue when designing browser software Internet Explorer. When Microsoft initially planned the Internet Explorer 8.0 browser, they intended to offer users functionality that would allow them to avoid being tracked …
by CatRambo 1 in Microsoft Windows ()
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If you’re one of the outstanding users yet to make the pilgrimage to Gmail from your dilapidated Hotmail account, you may have been one of the lucky ones (like myself this morning) rewarded recently with a handful of e-sunshine for your continued loyalty. The once affluent e-mail service received a …
by Glass_Joe 68 in Microsoft Windows ()
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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16218[/ATTACH]According to [URL="http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2010-07-21/will-microsoft-ceo-steve-ballmer-be-fired-for-low-stock-price/"]Peter Laurie on The Daily Beast[/URL], Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer may soon be out. Senior Microsoft executives have been discussing how to oust their leader. Dissatisfaction with Microsoft's stock performance has fueled the possible rebellion. Microsoft stock prices have fluctuated over the past few years, but the company …
by CatRambo 1 in Microsoft Windows ()
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If you've ever had an e-mail's tone misinterpreted, rest easy. New software [URL="http://tonecheck.com/"]ToneCheck[/URL] allows you check your e-mail messages before you send them and flags sentences and phrases that might lead its reader astray.[ATTACH]16183[/ATTACH]ToneCheck is the brain child of Matt Eldridge. After losing a deal due to appearing too pushy …
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[ATTACH=right]16136[/ATTACH][URL="http://www.microsoft.com/msft/earnings/fy10/earn_rel_q4_10.mspx"]Last week's earnings report from Microsoft[/URL] shows that the company cut its research and development budget for the first time in five years. Microsoft has been cutting costs lately, including efforts such as cutting [URL="http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3172423"]1400 jobs in January[/URL]. In its last fiscal year, Microsoft spent $8.7 billion on R&D - …
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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16065[/ATTACH]Aza Raskin, head of user experience at Mozilla’s Lab unit, revealed their new project, Tab Candy, today. He believes that it will shift the way we use, and think about browser tabs in future versions of Firefox. The goal of Tab Candy is to manage all of your tabs within …
by PCBrown 8 in Microsoft Windows ()
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[ATTACH=RIGHT]16048[/ATTACH]What do you do when you're creating new features so quickly that your software can't keep up? Speed up production, of course. Google has announced that they plan to introduce a new version of their web browser [URL="http://www.google.com/chrome/"]Chrome[/URL] every six weeks in order to get new developments as quickly as …
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There was a a lot of news coming out Microsoft and Apple last week: * On Monday, Apple released its stellar [URL="http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2009/07/21results.html"]earnings report[/URL]. * On Monday, Microsoft opened up the [URL="http://www.mssharepointconference.com/"]SharePoint 2009 Conference[/URL] in Las Vegas * On Tuesday, Apple released its latest [URL="http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/article.html?Apple_launches_new_MacBook,_iMac,_Mac_Mini_and_Magic_Mouse&in_article_id=755089&in_page_id=150"]product lin[/URL]e * On Wednesday, Microsoft announced …
by Techwriter10 42 in Microsoft Windows ()
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The popularity of Windows 7 features like Touch and Multi-Touch technology means more software developers are developing applications for Windows 7, according to a recent survey conducted by Embarcadero Technologies. [ATTACH=right]15815[/ATTACH]More than half of the 606 software developers surveyed – 54% – stated they are currently developing applications for Windows …
by VanessaRyan 12 in Microsoft Windows ()
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[ATTACH=RIGHT]15718[/ATTACH]After a brief delay, Firefox 4 Beta 1 was officially [URL="http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html"]released[/URL] to the public for all operating systems this afternoon. Mozilla has deviated from their all too predictable design and created a browser that owes more than a few nods to Google’s Chrome, the fastest growing browser on the market. …
by PCBrown 8 in Microsoft Windows ()
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According to the Associated Press article, "[URL="http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100706/ap_on_hi_te/us_tec_technology_consolidation;_ylt=Aue.2rGwfTjg.EXFBurPtDIjtBAF;_ylu=X3oDMTMwZ2I5cjU2BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAwNzA2L3VzX3RlY190ZWNobm9sb2d5X2NvbnNvbGlkYXRpb24EY3BvcwMxBHBvcwMxBHNlYwN5bl90b3Bfc3RvcnkEc2xrA3RlY2hjdXN0b21lcg--"]Tech customers question industry's takeover spree[/URL]," large technical companies have absorbed smaller tech companies to the detriment of their customers although these tech "sponges" say they're doing it "for their customers." How can there be such a disparity between the reality of customer pain …
by khess 81 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Microsoft got some good news this week when new data showed they had gained market share on rivals Firefox and Chrome last month. It might very well be a temporary data glitch, especially when news came out today that [URL="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/070110-ibm-employees-use-firefox.html?source=NWWNLE_nlt_daily_pm_2010-07-01"]IBM was recommending that its 40,000 employees use Firefox[/URL] instead of …
by Techwriter10 42 in Microsoft Windows ()
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There's a lot of buzz on the Internet today about some "leaked" [URL="http://www.microsoft.com"]Microsoft[/URL] slides concerning Windows 8. But, like the [URL="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9178753/_Don_t_get_excited_about_Windows_8_says_analyst"]Computerworld article[/URL] on the subject says, you shouldn't get excited about anything in those leaked slides. You're likely to end up disappointed. If any of you can remember back to …
by khess 81 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Google has today launched a new Beta version of the [URL="http://www.itpro.co.uk/blogs/daveyw/2009/03/22/google-chrome-stands-alone-at-pwn2own/"]Chrome browser[/URL], adding brand new privacy controls into the mix. You have to admit it's great timing, what with Microsoft this week making the 'browser ballot' screen available in European version of Windows giving users the option to [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story253418.html"]switch from …
by happygeek 1,631 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Gamers are used to unearthing cheats that will give them ultimate power over everything, but now it seems that Windows 7 users can also activate a God Mode of their own. Here's a really simple little Windows 7 tweak which activates an already pretty well documented developer shell feature that …
by newsguy 30 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Let me warn you I'm in a bit of an ornery mood today. So when I learned Microsoft is coming out with a refresh of Hotmail this week, you can understand I was less than enthused. Every time Microsoft refreshes a product, the technology press gets all excited about it …
by Techwriter10 42 in Microsoft Windows ()
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People who are unhappy with the progress of the military actions in Iran and Afghanistan finally have something to blame: PowerPoint. “PowerPoint makes us stupid,” Gen. James N. Mattis of the Marine Corps, the Joint Forces commander, said in an [URL="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/27/world/27powerpoint.html?emc=eta1"]article [/URL]in the [I]New York Times[/I] this week. The article …
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Microsoft Internet Explorer is losing market share, says a new study from research organisation NetApplications. It's shrunk to 60% of the world market for browsers. This has a number of implications. First the financial. Browsers make money by selling links - you know that little box at the top right …
by GuyClapperton 12 in Microsoft Windows ()
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In quick succession, HP and Microsoft reportedly killed off two iPad wannabes this week. With HP's purchase of Palm and its WebOS, it meant that [URL="http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/29/hewlett-packard-to-kill-windows-7-tablet-project/"]the Windows 7 tablet[/URL] that Steve Ballmer showed off at CES in January (and which you can see here in [URL="http://byronmiller.typepad.com/byronmiller/2010/04/hp-video-shows-ipad-wannabe-teaser.html"]this video[/URL]) is suddenly shelfware. …
by Techwriter10 42 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Developers Brad Lassey, Alex Pakhotin, Vladimir Vukićević and Michael Wu this week unveiled what they're calling a pre-alpha version of the Fennec browser, better known as Firefox for Google's Android mobile operating system. You can [url=http://bit.ly/fennec-android]download the code[/url], which as of last week had been tested only on Motorola Droid …
by EddieC in Microsoft Windows ()
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On the heels of my idea from yesterday, "[URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story274873.html"]A New Social Media? Instantaneous Messaging[/URL]" (Yes, I realize that it should be "Medium" not Media--so sue me), I've decided to grace you with another idea that I've had for some time: Drag and Drop Messaging. This idea, that you'd think would …
by khess 81 in Microsoft Windows ()
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That's cool. According to Google Mail software engineer Manu Cornet, you can now add nested labels to your Gmail. Posting to the official [URL="http://gmailblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/new-in-labs-nested-labels-and-message.html"]GMail blog[/URL] Cornet says that labels are more flexible than folders as "a given email can have several labels but can't be in several folders at the …
by newsguy 30 in Microsoft Windows ()
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Albert Einstein once said of himself, "If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants." [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Roberts_(computer_engineer)"]Ed Roberts[/URL] was one of those giants to whom we owe a great debt of gratitude for our computing technology. You probably have never heard of …
by khess 81 in Microsoft Windows ()
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About a year [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story220410.html"]ago[/URL], three girls fought charges of child pornography -- of themselves -- for refusing to attend 10-hour class on pornography and sexual violence after they were arrested for taking pictures of themselves [I]en deshabille[/I]. Now, the district court not only barred the district attorney from initiating any …
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With the annual Pwn2Own hacking event due to kick off tomorrow, Mozilla has confirmed that Firefox 3.6 has an unpatched critical vulnerability. The fact that Pwn2Own competitors will not be able to exploit this vulnerability to claim the Firefox hacking prize will be of no interest to the millions of …
by happygeek 1,631 in Microsoft Windows ()
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