Apple announced new iPad Mini, thin iMacs and new Macbook with retina display

Apple just announced the iPad mini, sleek, thin and light 7.9-inch tablet. Beside iPad mini, Apple has defied that assumption that the desktop is on the outs and dropped by refreshed super-thin iMacs at its event today. Another great news is Macbook Pro got a 2560×1600 Retina Display. In fact, with the 13-inch model, you’ll only be sacrificing a chunk of resolution that’s just 320 x 200 pixels in size.  Will coming out with new info..

 

Microsoft set to launch Xbox Music with free unlimited streaming

Microsoft has launched Xbox Music, a digital music streaming service to take on Apple’s iTunes and other on-demand music services such as Spotify.

The service will let people stream music to their computer, phone andd games console. Xbox Music is set to launch this Tuesday on the XBox 360, and the service will reportedly come pre-installed on all Windows 8 tablets and computers, as well as Windows Phone 8 smartphones.

The firm hopes that my allowing people to access the same service on phones, computers and tablets, it can compete with Apple’s iTunes download service and Spotify’s streaming service.

Although this is seen as a step forward for the music industry, its appeal is limited by the expense of many mobile data plans. Most cost more the more data you use, which can make streaming music on cellular networks fairly expensive.

The free version of Xbox Music won’t let you download songs and save them for offline playback. That will require paying $10 a month.

The paid subscription is also required if you want to use Xbox Music on the Xbox 360 game console or on smartphones that use Windows Phone. On the game console, an Xbox Live Gold membership, which costs $60 a year, is also required.

“For local music files that you add to your library, Xbox Music sort of works like Google Play Music, with a bit of iTunes Match thrown in,” Wagner wrote. “It uses a ‘scan and match’ process to see if you’ve uploaded tracks that it has on file, and if it finds a match, you’ll be able to stream it from the cloud, even if it’s not available over XBM’s streaming service.”

Microsoft’s First Commercial video Windows 8

Microsoft’s first TV spot for Windows 8 started running this weekend.The new operating system, which features a brand new touch-friendly interface instead of the traditional Start menu, will launch on October 26 along with the Microsoft Surface Tablet.

A post on the Window Team Blog confirmed the start of the campaign, name-checking the Eagles of Death Metal as those responsible for the song Only Want You, the soundtrack used in the commercial. The number 8 appears repeatedly in the ad, interspersed by footage of people using the operating system. A touchscreen is seen to be lowered onto a table and used for a multiplayer game of Fruit Ninja, following Xbox Video’s Metro UI being used to play an acrobatic video clip.

 

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Google’s Larry Page tops Fortune’s 40 under 40 list

Tech industry leaders dominated this year’s Fortune 40 under 40, nabbing the top five spots and then some.

Google’s Larry Page came in at No. 1, with the magazine citing the 39-year-old’s guidance in a $12.5-billion acquisition of Motorola, closing some of Google’s failed projects, and leading the company to an all-time-high stock price.

Page bumped Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg down to No. 2 after the boy genius topped last year’s list. Still, Zuckerberg, 28, was no slouch — he helped the social network hit a billion users and 1.13 trillion “Likes.”

Yahoo’s new chief Marissa Mayer, 37, came in at No. 3, followed by Google’s Sergey Brin, 39, and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, 35.

Other tech giants on this year’s list include Salar Kamangar, senior vice president of YouTube and video at Google, at No. 15; Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky at No. 17; and Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann and Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom in a two-way tie for No. 18.

Honors for the youngest entry on the list this year go to Ashley and Mary-Kate Olson, both of whom are 26.

The list recognizes the best leaders in business.

Source:amny

Facebook Rolling Out ‘Want’ Feature For Photos, Hopes To Capture Internet Purchases

If you have “liked” an item on the internet up until this point you could share it with your friends just like you would posts, likes, photos and comments, but the “transaction” so to speak ended there. That all changed on Monday when the company began rolling out ‘collect’ and ‘want’ options for photos.

Fans of a product can now list products they want and even buy products that are within a collection they find on a friends account.Facebook is not attempting to become an online retailer, instead it will send customers directly to the online stores e-commerce page.

Source:blogherald