So many news about Microsoft recently. Now, the latest news is mobile versions of Microsoft Office for Android and iOS are expected to launch and will arrive for users in early 2013, according to The Verge. The mobile apps will be free and compatible with the both environments. [Read more...]
Pinterest now ready to mark it’s footstep on Google Play. The app is designed for Android 2.2+ and weighs in at 4.6MB, Pinterest recently did away with the need for invites to join up to the service so you can now just sign up from within the app, or if you already have an account simply login.You can link your twitter or facebook account to find friends who are signed in with those networks already on Pinterest.
Microsoft announced the finalization of its Windows 8 operating system last week with some gloriously crazy Start Screen improvements. The final copy may have leaked online already, but if you’re waiting to secure an official boxed copy on October 26th then we’re able to offer a sneak peek at how Microsoft plans to sell Windows 8. Packaging for Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro, the only boxed versions available in retail stores, is a fairly simple affair. Microsoft has chosen to display its Windows 8 style UI logo prominently on the front of the packaging, with a darker variant for the Windows 8 Pro edition.
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows RT will all be available on new PCs and tablets from October 26th, and upgrade versions will be available in stores or as an electronic software download. We understand that the packaging will be largely similar to the existing Windows 7 version, but we’ll have to wait until Microsoft officially unveils it to see if the company has put its Windows 8 boxes on a diet — similar to its 37 percent weight loss from Vista to Windows 7.
Steven Sinofsky announced at Microsoft’s annual sales meeting that customers will be able to get Windows 8 – whether in upgrade fashion or on a new PC – starting on October 26th. Earlier this month at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Tami Reller told attendees Windows 8 would be available in October. But now everyone has a specific date to mark on their calendars. Save the date now.
Mozilla has released Firefox 14 for desktop operating systems.
Mozilla’s Firefox web browser has received its six-week update with Firefox 14 automatically encrypting Google searches and supporting the Pointer Lock API. Mozilla has also included support for fullscreen mode in Mac OS X 10.7.
Mozilla said it encrypts Google search data by default, adding that users can now easily verify the identity of a web site by clicking on an icon to the left of the URL. According to Mozilla, the addition of search encryption is particularly handy for those using Firefox on wireless connections.
Firefox 14 support of Pointer Lock will improve mouse control for internet based applications and in particular games, Mozilla said. It cited its own HTML5 Browserquest game as an example of improved performance. With HTML5 expected to become the markup language of choice for web-based games developers, it seems a very good time for Firefox to support it.
Since Mozilla has put Firefox on its six-week rapid release schedule the organisation has come in for vocal criticism, with some people within Mozilla’s developer community questioning whether the move has resulted in users flocking to Chrome. Although Mozilla has produced an extended support release of Firefox, the problems Mozilla has had getting users to download and install the standard version suggest that only the most informed users will move to the long-term release.
- Google searches now utilize HTTPS
- Full screen support for Mac OS X Lion implemented
- Plugins can now be configured to only load on click (requires an about:config change)
- The Awesome Bar now auto-completes typed URLs
- Improved site identity manager, to prevent spoofing of an SSL connection with favicons
Here summary of Firefox 14