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[Rumor] Windows 9 Supposedly Confirmed to be a Free Upgrade for Windows 8 Users

Sep 29, 2014 - 1:41 PM - by dgstorm

Supposedly, Windows 9 will be a free upgrade for all existing owners of Windows 8. We are reporting this as a rumor, even though the source of the intel claims it has been confirmed, because Microsoft themselves have yet to confirm it publicly. Here's a quote with the details,

According to Diantoro, the Windows 9 upgrade will be available free of charge to all existing Windows 8 users once it’s released. Apparently, users will be able to easily install the Windows 9 update after downloading it from Microsoft, which is how Apple’s OS X updates have been rolled out to Macs for a few years now. For what it’s worth, some of the recent Windows 9 leaks did say that Microsoft already has a tool in place that will allow users to easily perform software updates.

It’s not clear whether other Windows users who are on older versions of the OS will get any other special offers, and actual prices for Windows 9 have yet to be revealed. Microsoft is reportedly interested in moving many people from the older, and no longer supported, Windows XP and offering Windows 9 as a free download might be a great incentive for some.
We will keep an eye out for any solid corroboration of this. Sound off if you are using Windows 8 and will be one of the lucky folks to get Windows 9 for free.

Source: BGR
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Microsoft Opening Flagship Store at Fifth Avenue in New York

Sep 29, 2014 - 12:45 PM - by dgstorm

The above image is from Microsoft's opening of their retail store in Boston.

Have you heard of the famous Apple flagship store at Fifth Avenue in New York? It will soon be joined by its "bestest buddy ever!" Microsoft officially confirmed plans to build their own flagship Microsoft retail store at Fifth Avenue in New York as well. Here's a quote from Microsoft's press statement,

Today, I am pleased to confirm we have signed a lease to open a flagship store at 677 Fifth Avenue in New York City. As our first flagship store, it will serve as the centerpiece of our Microsoft Stores experience. This is a goal we’ve had since day one – we were only waiting for the right location. And now we have it. Our Fifth Avenue location will be much more than just a Microsoft Store. In addition to retail, there will be experiential space for Microsoft as a company to further engage with our customers and partners in new and innovative ways. This is an important milestone for Microsoft overall, our Stores team and millions of our current customers, as well as the millions to come. We could not be more excited to join one of the most visited streets in America.
They didn't specify when it will be open, but it looks like they will begin the process very soon. What do you think of this move from masters of Windows?

Source: Microsoft
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Nokia Lumia 1520 way ahead of iPhone 6 in GPU test

Sep 18, 2014 - 2:44 PM - by dgstorm

Benchmarking site Rightware seems to have managed to get their hands on the results of their GP benchmark for the iPhone 6, and for those about to shell out $300 for the mandatory 64 GB model the news will come as somewhat of a disappointment.

Apple’s latest 64bit monster appears to perform pretty poorly, ranking 16th in the list, just below the LG Nexus 5, and only slightly ahead of the iPhone 5S.

Continue Reading @: Nokia Lumia 1520 way ahead of iPhone 6 in GPU test
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Windows 9 leak shows Storage Sense and Wi-Fi Sense coming over from Windows Phone

Sep 16, 2014 - 1:18 PM - by dgstorm

A couple more Windows Phone features are apparently headed to Windows 9, with signs of Wi-Fi Sense and Storage Sense showing up in the latest leaked preview builds.

Wi-Fi Sense is a feature of Windows Phone 8.1 that automatically signs users into public Wi-Fi hotspots. It can accept terms of service on the user's behalf, and fill out a phone number, name and e-mail address if required, so the user can quickly get online with little effort. Wi-Fi Sense also share network credentials with Outlook, Skype, and Facebook contacts, so they can connect to your local Wi-Fi without knowing your password.

A leak from WinFuture.de shows evidence of Wi-Fi Sense in the next version of Windows, but...

Continue Reading @: Windows 9 leak shows Storage Sense and Wi-Fi Sense coming over from Windows Phone | PCWorld
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Microsoft gears up to take on Google's Android One

Sep 15, 2014 - 12:55 PM - by dgstorm

NEW DELHI: Microsoft is reshaping its handset strategy as Google introduces its Android One phones. Microsoft is dropping the iconic Nokia brand name from some models, culling the popular Asha range and looking to aggressively cut prices of smartphones, apart from launching its 'First' category of feature phones priced under $40 (Rs 2,400) in a bid to target the billion first-time buyers in emerging markets such as India.

This aggressive pricing strategy is aimed at reviving the hands ..

Continue Reading @t: Microsoft gears up to take on Google's Android One; plans to rejig handset business with sub-Rs 2,400 phones - The Economic Times
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Leaked Videos Showcase New Windows 9 Features

Sep 15, 2014 - 12:52 PM - by dgstorm

Are you curious to see what the newly revised Notification Center, Multi-Desktop and the new start menu will work in Windows 9? Feel free to click on the thread below then. We have three leaked videos to show off to you guys today. All three of them show off a few different characteristics of Windows 9.
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Microsoft to Acquire Minecraft Creator Mojang for $2.5 Billion

Sep 15, 2014 - 12:45 PM - by dgstorm

The big tech news of the day is that Microsoft has announced their plans to acquire Mojang, the software developer of the massive hit Minecraft. The folks in Redmond will pay a cool $2.5 Billion dollars to get their hands on the company and all IP associated with it, although Markus “Notch” Persson, Carl Manneh, and Jakbok Porser, (the three founders of Mojang) will be leaving the company.

Here's a quote with more of the details,

Minecraft is the top paid-for app both on Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) iOS and Google Inc's (GOOGL.O) Android systems and helped Mojang, which employs just 40 people, bring in 2.05 billion crowns ($287 million) in revenue in 2013, giving it an 896 million crown ($126 million) operating profit for the year.

Director of website Gamesbrief Nicholas Lovell described Minecraft as a hugely successful product which has "captured the imagination of pretty much everybody under the age of 15", saying the game could help Microsoft broaden its appeal.

While the Mojang team will join Microsoft studios behind global franchises such as "Halo" and "Fable", its three co-founders, who have been chased by the likes of Napster co-founder and early Facebook Inc (FB.O) investor Sean Parker, will be leaving to start new projects.
This is a very big move fro Microsoft, and displays their commitment to gamers as they build out their portfolio of hit titles and work toward the future. There is no word yet on what future projects are planned by Mojang after Microsoft takes over.

Markus Persson, co-founder of Mojang had some interesting things to say regarding the sale and his departure. Here's another quote with more info,

News of the Microsoft deal surprised some Minecraft players who know Persson, or "Notch" as he is commonly known, more for his anti-big business stance. But he explained the reasons behind the deal in a blog shortly after the deal was announced.

"As soon as this deal is finalized, I will leave Mojang and go back to doing Ludum Dares and small web experiments. If I ever accidentally make something that seems to gain traction, I'll probably abandon it immediately," Persson said in the blog posted on his Twitter feed.
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