This week, Nokia launched its Lumia 925 in London, Microsoft caved in to demands from Google to include ads in their Windows Phone YouTube app and Internet Explorer 10 tested highest against malware attacks. ZDNet approved of Microsoft's recent response to user criticism of Windows 8 in their construction of the upcoming Windows Blue. SkyDrive improved its users' experience with a new photo timeline. For all this and how you can still play classic DOS games on your computers, read this week's episode.
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This week in Windows 8 news, SkyDrive reached the 250 million users milestone and the YouTube app for Windows Phone has received a big update. Ars Technica took a look at Microsoft's development of the touch-centric Internet Explorer 10 from their research into iPad users to their "Magic Fingers Robot" tests. Adobe's killing off its Creative Suite retail version in favor of its cloud service and Microsoft and Klout are teaming up to bring expert answers to Bing searches. CIO Kevin Pashuk tested Microsoft's Surface Pro and ditched his iPad as a result. For all this and more, don't hesitate to read this week's episode.
This week, the mouse turned 30, Internet Explorer further won ground after its 10th version became available for Windows 7 and Microsoft tried to show that mobile technology can be useful also in education, in a joint initiative with a Singaporean primary school. Windows 8 app developers are grumbling about the disappearance of ads in their apps, the Skype plugin for Outlook.com is getting launched in the UK and Angry Birds' Windows app is getting a do-over with over 100 new levels. And the best news? It's free! For all this and a chance to learn how to make your own custom characters in Windows, just scroll down for the links!
The last week of April has been a busy one in tech news. Microsoft announced plans to expand the availability of Surface devices to different countries in Europe and Asia. Ed Bott took an in-depth look at Microsoft and Apple's quarterly results and came up with some interesting conclusions. Soluto's report for most reliable Windows PCs, surprisingly enough, put rival Apple's Macbook Pro at the top of the chart. Meanwhile, WP Central wonders why, despite their growth, the Windows tablets are not taking a bigger chunk of the market and The Verge rounded up the next generation Xbox rumors in anticipation of its grand unveiling next month. For links to these stories and more, just scroll down.
The third week of April brought some official announcements from Microsoft like a big upgrade of their Bing apps and an introduction of two-factor authentication to their accounts. In the rumor mill, hopes for the Start button and the Desktop boot in Windows Blue were strengthened by ZDNet sources. Also, images of Nokia's "Catwalk" were leaked onto a Chinese social network. And while debates are raging over the future of Windows, Microsoft has secured even more money by scoring Chinese manufacturing giant Foxconn for their Android licensing program. Ars Technica also showed us that Excel can be exciting if put in the hands of the right accountant! For a look at Cary Walkins Excel RPG and the rest of the round-up, scroll down for the links!
The second week of April had some interesting announcements as Microsoft prepares to bid Windows XP support farewell and unveiled further plans to develop their phone line with the introduction of higher definition support. ZDNet and Ars Technica debunked rumors concerning the future of Microsoft and the elusive Windows Blue, while Fast Company took a walk on Microsoft’s wild side with Stevie Bathishe, one of the distinguished scientists of their Applied Sciences Division. You can scroll down for links to this week’s roundup!
This is the first time we have published a weekly episode of the “Best of the Web for Windows Users” and we did our best to include some very good recommendations for your reading. The beginning of April really caught our attention with diverse events and good materials about Windows, Windows Phone and Microsoft. We hope you will enjoy them. And, if you are happy to see this monthly series transformed into a weekly one, do let us know.
March has been a very eventful month and it felt so much longer than February. :) Before it ends, I would like to share with all our readers some of the best news articles, tutorials, reviews and guides that were published this month. You will surely find lots of interesting stuff that is worth reading on a quiet Sunday evening. Don’t hesitate to check this month’s roundup.
February was really short. It flew by so fast. However, this doesn’t mean it wasn’t an interesting month. On the contrary: lots of good things happened. To end it in style, we have a large selection of good articles and tutorials for you to read and enjoy. Don’t miss this month’s episode of the Best of the Web for Windows Users. You won't be sorry! :)
Wow! The first month of the year is almost over. It went by so fast. I’m sure you’ll agree with me when I say that it was very eventful, at least when considering the tech world and its evolution. There was lots of interesting news, many good tutorials published, lots of activity overall. As a result we have a rich collection of reading recommendations. You should take some time and read as many as possible. You’ll find them both interesting and useful.
The last moments of 2012 are upon us. Therefore, it is time to review the most interesting news, tips and tutorials that were published in the last month of the year. Also, we would like to recap the most popular articles we published in 2012. We have quite a few recommendations that are worth reading.
Today is the last day of November and the birthday of our editor Marte Brengle. We would like to wish her "Happy Birthday!" and share with all our readers some awesome articles, tutorials and news for you to read. We have an awesome mix of recommendations, but not as awesome as Marte is. :)