17 August 2013

Microsoft Windows 8.1 DOA

DOA? Dead on Arrival -- 

Windows 8.1 fall release won't save Microsoft - CBS News: "In conversations with Microsoft analysts and companies selling to large and small corporations, people have largely told me that Windows 8 has been a big market disappointment for two reasons. The first is the interface. Windows 8 isn't all that difficult to get used to if you're using a touch device -- but most people aren't. "Painful" is what one person who deals with corporations of all sizes said of using Windows 8 on a non-touch computer."

Moto X Skip NFC smartphone key official, ships free with Moto Maker orders: "Skip for Moto X surfaced on Motorola's site briefly yesterday, giving us some insight into the company's new PIN-free unlocking tool "

Apple Tightens App Store Rules On Kids' Data
InformationWeek
Following the addition of new rules to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in July,Apple has updated its App Store Review Guidelines to reflect ...
Wall Street Journal (blog)
According to the job description, the candidate has to “ensure that Apple's ...It's not a surprise that Apple is trying to strengthen its environmental affairs team...

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Microsoft Rolls Back Plans For Xbox One Launch
Forbes
Microsoft Microsoft is readjusting its target for the Xbox One launch from 21 .... to tell my xbox to “play walking dead on Amazon ” and have the show come on.
Economic Times
While India spokespersons for Google and Microsoft did not respond to email queries from ET, Yahoo India spokesperson said, "We do not comment on rumours ...

Economic Times

Microsoft misses estimates and writes down $900M on Surface RT
GigaOM
At the moment, it's just not the gorilla Amazon is. But as companies give Azure a spin, Microsoftwants to be ready to support them all. “We continue expansion of ...
PC Magazine
Amazon has good news for Kindle Fire owners: the Silk Web browser is now ... Based on feedback from Kindle Fire users, the Amazon Silk team revamped the ...
PC Magazine
In recent months, critics of Microsoft's Surface tablets have used their lackluster sales as ... Now, one company backed by Microsoft is looking to revolutionize the ...
KXAN.com
Technology companies like Google, Facebook and Microsoft have come under fire for cooperating with the NSA's Prism program, in which the government ...

PCWorld
Google said Thursday it will by default encrypt data warehoused in its Cloud Storage service. The server-side encryption is now active for all new data written to ...
GameSpot
"As part of the recent Xbox 360 system update, Microsoft Points will be retired ... to Apple,Google, and maybe even Valve if they don't future proof themselves.

Google blocks Microsoft's Windows Phone YouTube app... again ...
Terrence O'Brien
Update: A Microsoft spokesperson provided us with the following: "Google is ... The Apple App Store's total revenue grew by 15% between February and July ...
Engadget RSS Feed 
Peter Kafka
A Microsoft-built YouTube app for Windows phones, shut down by Google in May and reintroduced by Microsoft this week, has been shut down by Google again...
AllThingsD 
Graham Templeton
When it comes to its Office suite of programs, Microsoft certainly has bigger fish to ... Foremost among its opponents is the venerable Google Docs, which is free, ...
Geek.com 
Thorin Klosowski
For a long time, Microsoft Office has been the reigning champ of office suites, but that ... I deal with designers who use google docs, .odt and .doc formats. Also ...
Lifehacker 
Jordan Kahn
BGR is reporting that Apple is preparing to release the final beta release of iOS 7, beta ...Microsoft's updated Windows Phone YouTube app blocked by Google ...
9to5Mac 

Ecuador dumps Amazon 'nature-for-oil' scheme - Phys
Ecuador President Rafael Correa said major oil exploration in an unspoilt Amazon nature reserve could go ahead after the failure of an ambitious plan to secure ...
Phys.org - latest science and technology news stories 
Pando Daily
If a couple Apple fanboys have their way, a giant Steve Jobs statue may be headed stateside. The duo have launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign…
The Raw Story 

Google Working on Another Way to Help You Cut the Cord ...
However, the product with the most potential comes from a Google (GOOG) backed venture called... Apple Reclaims $500 as Icahn Tweet Lures in Main Street.Yahoo! Finance: Breakout 
irenechapple
Traditionally, Silicon Valley and New York have been the main places for entrepreneurs to launch their businesses. Now, however, other centers are emerging ...Business 360

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