Nokia launched its first mobile phone — the Mobira Talkman –- in 1984. Weighing just over 11 pounds, the phone was revolutionary for its time. A little over 20 years later, in 2005, the company introduced its first multimedia smartphones, and in 2011 it introduced the Lumia line, the first Windows Phone handsets. Check out the infographic below for a look back at Nokia from 1984 to today.
Microsoft is offering 90-day evaluation of Windows 8 Enterprise edition (32 and 64-bit versions in a varied languages) can be had for free at the Windows Dev Center developer downloads page right now. Before you get cracking on apps for Microsoft's new OS, however, you'll need to grab the newly released Visual Studio 2012 as well. The Express version which allows for Metro Windows 8-style apps only is free, while the full Visual Studio experience is only currently available to MSDN subs. Additionally, the folks in Redmond have made it easier to write those apps by releasing the new .NETRead More
Microsoft unveiled Surface: its own Microsoft-branded Windows 8 RT and Windows 8 Pro tablet under the Surface badge. Conceived, designed and engineered entirely by Microsoft employees. Just as Windows 8 is a reimagining of the Windows operating system, Microsoft describes Surface as a reimagining of the tablet. Surface is designed to work as both tablet and PC and comes in a version running Windows RT as well as a version running Windows 8 Pro. “It was always clear that what our software could do would require us to push hardware, sometimes where our partners hadn’t envisioned,” Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer saidRead More
Love Windows Phone,now let the world know with Windows Phone Gear Store on CafePress where you can buy T-shirts, mugs, stickers, magnets, water bottles, and more with the fun “I Heart Windows Phone” logo on them. The store is a work in progress, and still tweaking the product selection and design. It will continue to add new products and designs over time. Also, all products are offered at the base cost, they are not making any money off of this. The shop will let you grab mugs, t-shirts, stickers, magnets and more emblazoned with "I Heart Windows Phone" in icons.
We have said that Windows 8 is a complete reimagination of the Windows operating system. Nothing has been left unexplored, including the Windows logo, to evaluate how it held up to modern PC sensibilities. The Windows logo is a strong and widely recognized mark but when we stepped back and analyzed it, we realized an evolution of our logo would better reflect our Metro style design principles and we also felt there was an opportunity to reconnect with some of the powerful characteristics of previous incarnations. Microsoft is making plenty of big changes with its Windows 8 operating system, and thatRead More
Microsoft blogged about process for submitting apps to Windows Store in Windows 8. Similar to Windows Phone, every Metro Style app will be certified by Microsoft before getting published in the Windows Store for the public. Microsoft had the following goals while designing this process for developers, Encourage developers to visit the Store developer. - Encourage developers to visit the Store developer portal before they start coding - Help developers comply with the Store technical requirements - Reduce concepts and repetition by pulling information directly from the app package Your browser doesn't support HTML5 video. Visit Building Windows 8 blog for more info.
Apple's iPhone business alone is now bigger than Microsoft. Not Windows. Not Office. Microsoft. The iPhone did not exist five years ago. And now it's bigger than a company that, 15 years ago, was dragged into court and threatened with forcible break-up because it had amassed an unassailable and unthinkably profitable monopoly. The iPhone also appears to be considerably more profitable than Microsoft. In the December quarter, Apple's iPhone business generated $24.4 billion of revenue. Microsoft's whole company, meanwhile, from Windows to Office to servers to XBox, generated $20.9 billion. Thanks businessinsider
To safely disconnect a USB connected hardware is to use the ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ option which appears on the system tray whenever a USB storage drive is connected to the machine. Or to use software that lets you manage USB devices. Removing a device prematurely can lead to all sorts of data problems, including out right corruption and lost files! The tiny icon at the bottom of your screen on the system tray is enough but if your find its location inconvenient, you can add this option to the desktop context menu. How, well here we are - #1 Go toRead More
A new product has hit the Android Market Wyse PocketCloud Explore mobile cloud app, the app allows users to search for and view files across their PCs and Macs, all without ever needing to surrender data to the cloud. The app also pioneers multi-device search, allowing users to easily access files anywhere on their device or remote computers. For example, if a user wanted to find the folder of photos from a combined business and vacation trip but could not remember whether it was on their home computer, work computer or office server, they could search all the devices atRead More