This week was not as exciting as the previous two weeks but we've found some good stuff nonetheless. In this episode we share some great editorials published by The Verge and Ars Technica, rumors about Microsoft's plans to update its Windows-based platforms and good news regarding the Nokia purchase. For all this and much more, read this week's episode.
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Skype product manager, Jeff Kunins, revealed to The Verge that Microsoft is working on fixing the glitches in Skype's messaging system. Research firm IHS looked under the hood of the Xbox One and issued a report on its findings. Microsoft is increasing their internet traffic encryption over fears of the NSA looking into its global communication links. The OneNote App received a major update that improves how you capture, find and view your notes. Winamp lovers have taken to the internet in an attempt to either save or make the popular music player open source. For links to these stories and more, check out this week's round-up.
This week saw the much anticipated launch of the Xbox One and the top tech websites were quick to review it and pit it against the PlayStation 4. Meanwhile Windows Phone Central turned its head in a different direction and reviewed the Nokia's first tablet, the Lumia 2520. Winamp will shelved by AOL, but might find new life with Microsoft. The Redmond giant is also rumored to be courting French media web based music streaming service, Deezer. For links to these stories and more, check out this week's round-up.
This week, Microsoft decided to kill its controversial employee ranking system in hopes of ushering in an era of collaborative rather than competitive efforts. The official app for Vine was launched for Windows Phone as well as the Flipboard app for Windows 8.1. It's been revealed that the Xbox One will feature a SkyDrive app. The Verge reviewed the PlayStation 4 and found it has a very different strategy from Microsoft's upcoming console. Nokia's first tablet will be available in US stores starting next week and rumors have it that Nokia's first Windows Phone 8.1 handset will include a ‘3D Touch' feature. For links to these stories and more, check out this week's round-up.
This week, Microsoft renewed its deal with Twitter to continue showing tweets in Bing search results. Office Web Apps now have a co-authoring function that allows multiple users to access and edit documents in real-time. The Verge discussed how Xbox One could potentially revolutionize television. Internet Explorer 11 is now available also for Windows 7 and Microsoft narrowed the candidate list for its next CEO down to five. For links to these stories and more, check out this week's round-up.
This week, the Microsoft Remote Desktop app reached 1 million downloads after only 10 days of availability and Nokia managed to grab the number 4 spot in the US smartphone market. Also, Outlook 2013 RT is now available for download in the Windows Store. Paul Thurrott had a look at Microsoft's upcoming marketing campaign for the holidays, while Ars Technica dismissed gamer's concerns over the differences between the two leading next generation game consoles - the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. For links to these stories and more, check out this week's round-up.
Stephen Elop opened the Nokia World 2013 event in Adu Dhabi on Tuesday and introduced six new products, among them Nokia's first tablet as well as its line of 6-inch Lumias. Reviews for the second generation of Microsoft Surface tablets have been published by several leading IT news sites. A complete official changelog for the upcoming Windows Phone Update 3 was published. Office 365 Home Premium hit the 2 million subscriber mark and Microsoft ended the 4th financial quarter with strong results. For links to these stories and more, check out this week's round-up.
This week saw the much anticipated launch of Windows 8.1. But this was not the only significant release of this week - Windows Phone 8 Update 3 is now available for early download for developers, while the official Facebook app for Windows 8.1 made a well timed debut along with Microsoft's Remote Desktop app for Android and iOS. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 seemed to have saved AMD from extinction and Super User computer enthusiasts reminisced about floppy drives and disks. For links to these stories and more, check out this week's round-up.
This week, Microsoft announced its intention to launch new remote desktop apps for iOS & Android. Meanwhile, the company's board intends to have CEO Steve Ballmer's successor in place by the year's end and Windows 7 might not get a Service Pack 2. Microsoft researcher Kate Crawford presented the dangers of discriminating through the use of unregulated online data collection and Paul Thurrott has the latest rumors concerning Windows Phone 8.1. The Office app will soon be available for iPad with a touch user interface. For links to these stories and more, check out this week's round-up.
Microsoft is preparing for its Windows 8.1 launch and it is starting to communicate many changes that will take place with this launch. Also, there are many discussions and speculations about possible strategies with Windows Phone and what will the Xbox One be capable of doing, in comparison with the Sony PlayStation 4. For all this and more, read this week's roundup.
This was very busy week, especially for Microsoft. The new Surface tablets were launched, Steve Ballmer gave his goodbye speech at Microsoft, Bill Gates was interviewed at Harvard, etc. To learn all about this and much more, read this week's episode.
This week, Microsoft decided to bring back full retail Windows versions once with the launch of Windows 8.1, while statements by the head of the Operating Systems Division reiterated once again that the company is working on unifying their app ecosystem. The Xbox One won't support virtual orientation because of its slot loading drive. Bing will be getting a fresh new look and a preview of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 is now available for download. The Verge looked at Microsoft's shift from a traditional software maker business model to a devices and services model, and compares its future to a mix of Apple, Google and Microsoft. For links to these stories and more, check out this week's round-up.