This week has been full of leaks about Windows 8.1 Update 1 and Windows Phone 8.1. Due to these leaks we have learned a lot about what's coming from Microsoft and most of it is very exciting stuff. Learn more about these leaks plus other news, from this week's roundup.
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The theory behind ReadyBoost is that it helps speed up older computers with low amounts of RAM memory. However, nobody knows how much of an impact this technology has, so we decided to make our own measurements and learn whether ReadyBoost has a positive impact or not. Read on to learn what we have found:
This week was all about launches of several smartphones during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. There's wasn't much going on when it comes to Windows or Xbox but plenty of interesting news are coming from the Windows Phone front. To learn more about this week's headlines in the Microsoft ecosystem, read this week's roundup:
This week Microsoft was very busy: they have rebranded Skydrive and Office Web Apps, launched new versions of these products with new names and new features. Their new CEO gave his first interview to the press and Nokia has shared some good news about upcoming product launches. To learn about these stories and more, don't hesitate to read this week's summary.
This was yet another busy week, with lots of announcements, both positive and negative. To give you some examples: Microsoft delivered several improvements to Skype and SkyDrive while recent sales numbers for Windows 8 and Xbox One were not as impressive as expected. To learn more details, don't hesitate to read this week's episode.
This week was dominated by Microsoft and its choice for CEO - Satya Nadella. Everybody had something to say about it and plenty have rushed to comment on what the new CEO should or should not do. Obviously, many other things happened, including Microsoft buying a big stage in Foursquare and Sony leaving the PC market. For links to these stories and more, read this week's roundup.
This week, Microsoft announced its rebranding of SkyDrive as OneDrive. Plans were revealed for a similar change for its Microsoft Office Web Apps. Microsoft's next CEO might have already been chosen from among the company's ranks while Bill Gates might lose his position as its chairman. This is what the rumors say. It remains to been seen if reality will confirm these stories. For more interesting news, tips and tutorials, check out this week's round-up.
If you are a mobile user with a Windows 8.1 laptop or tablet, you may want to know which Internet browser to use so that you get the maximum battery time possible. To learn which browser uses the least battery power, I have compared all the major browsers on three separate Windows devices: an old laptop, a very new tablet and a powerful hybrid device. All with Windows 8.1 installed.
All you had to do in order to enter our Bitdefender-sponsored giveaway was to post a comment. In total we have received 47 comments, all eligible to win. We used Random.org to extract 3 winners and 3 backup winners. Learn here if you are one of the winners.
This week, Microsoft reported record quarterly revenues. In the same report we also learn that Xbox One shipped 3.9 million consoles worldwide and that Office 365 Home Premium has reached 3.5 million subscribers. HP made headlines by stating it was bringing back Windows 7 by popular demand, but Ed Bott pointed out they never really stopped selling it. Windows 8.1's Update 1 is rumored to have a March release date. Nokia's financial report showed Nokia Lumia sales have doubled in 2013. For links to these stories and more, check out this week's round-up.
This week, rumors have surfaced concerning a possible $2 billion investment by Microsoft in Windows Phone makers. Microsoft has announced that antimalware support for Windows XP will be extended to 14 July 2015. The Syrian Electronic Army continues its attack on Microsoft, this time the group hacked into several employee email accounts and posted internal emails of the company on their website. Xbox sold 908000 units in December 2013, making it the best sold console of the holiday season in the US. For links to these stories and more, check out this week's round-up.
Today we are happy to announce that, with the help of Bitdefender, we are organizing the first giveaway of the year. The kind folks from Bitdefender sponsored us with three licenses of this great product. Here's how you can win one of them.