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Microsoft today revealed the enterprise features/updates that will be part of upcoming Windows 8.1 update. Windows 8.1 is turning out to be a s a significant update for enterprise than for the consumers. There are not just 4-5 major features as we saw on last week’s reveal about consumer features, there are lots more. Just look at the list below! If anyone thinks Android and iOS can replace Windows in the enterprise, just read the below features/improvements coming in Windows 8.1 and compare the same in Android or iOS. From Windows Team Blog, B.Y.O.D (Bring Your Own Device) Enhancements Workplace Join – A Windows 8 PC was either domain joined or not. If it was a member of the domain, the user could access corporate resources (if permissioned) and IT could control the PC through group policy and other mechanisms. This feature allows a middle ground between all or nothing ...

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Along with Acer and Asus, Dell announced a new Windows 8 convertible device called XPS 11. The new Dell XPS 11 functions similar to Lenovo Yoga 11s. You can flip the display 180 degrees to use it like tablet. Also the keyboard looks like a flat Surface keyboard.  On the internals, Dell one uped both Yoga 11 and Surface devices. It will come standard with a 2,560 x 1,440 IPS display, an active digitizer for pressure-sensitive pen input, Intel Core i5 Haswell processor, a USB 3.0, Thunderbolt and an SD card reader. Availability of the device is expected only in Q4 2013.   Prices start at $799.99 for a Core i3 processor unit with 4GB of memory and a 128GB solid-state drive and run to $1,349.99 for a Core i7 model with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. The multi-touch HD screen offers a resolution of 1,366×768 pixels. The ...

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ASUS today announced a new Ultrabook hybrid device called Transformer Book Trio which runs both Windows 8 and Android on Intel Core i7 and Intel Atom processors respectively at Computex 2013. Read about it below. Chairman Jonney Shih introduces the Transformer Book Trio and other revolutionary products that transform consumers’ expectations of technology Computex, Taipei, Taiwan (3 June, 2013) – ASUS today announced incredible new products at it’s “We Transform” Computex 2013 press event that transform consumers’ expectations about technology. Chairman Jonney Shih revealed the ASUS way of Design Thinking and introduced an entire line of innovative devices designed to simplify today’s digital lifestyle. “We seek to perfect the balance between engineering and humanity, where every intricate detail echoes our needs for both emotion and function,” said ASUS Chairman Jonney Shih. “This is the ASUS way of design thinking, where every idea starts with people and we turn our imagination ...

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  At Computex 2013 in Taipei, Asus announced its new  Zenbook Infinity Ultrabook running Windows 8. This new Ultrabook features a touchscreen display, backlit keyboard and Gorilla Glass 3 lid. This Ultrabook has a maximum thickness of just 15.5mm which is about 14 percent thinner than the previous Zenbooks. There are also two USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, micro-HDMI port and a Mini DisplayPort. The release of this device is only in Q4 2013, so no news on pricing and exact specs. via: Engadget ...

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After numerous leaks, it’s official. Acer has finally announced Iconia We, the first 8-inch Windows 8 tablet that comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office. The slim and sleek device weighs only 540 grams and measures only 11.35 mm thin and the device pairs with an optional full-size Bluetooth keyboard. Taipei (June 3, 2012) Acer today unveiled the Acer Iconia W3, the industry’s first full-featured 8.1-inch tablet running Windows 8, bringing entertainment and full PC capabilities into a single hand. Further solidifying its spot as the ultimate mobile companion, the Acer Iconia W3 comes pre-installed with Microsoft Office Home & Student 2013, a €139 ¹value, at no additional expense. The Iconia W3 carefully considers the human element with a design that is compact enough to use comfortably in one hand for reading and web browsing, yet sports a screen large enough for both productivity and entertainment. As a result, it’s ideal for business ...

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Acer today revealed the updated Aspire S3 Ultrabook in the new S series family style. This new Ultrabook draws inspiration from much lauded Aspire S7 device. It is more of a mainstream Ultrabook when compared to S7 which is a flagship product with huge price tag. TAIPEI, TAIWAN (June 3, 2013) – Acer today announced the launch of the new 13.3″ Aspire S3 Ultrabook™ at Computex Taipei. The S3 has inherited some of the industry-leading design and innovations of the Aspire S7, making it an impressively stylish and productive PC. As on the celebrated Aspire S7, the S3′s patented dual-torque hinge design allows users to easily open the lid up to 180° for sharing content, while keeping the display wobble-free for an outstanding touch experience. With Acer TwinAir cooling technology, the S3 is always cool to the touch without sacrificing performance. The light-sensing keyboard auto adjusts its brightness to ambient ...

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Acer today announced an enhanced flagship ultrabook, the Aspire S7. The updated S7 now features 33% improved battery life, 2nd generation Acer TwinAir cooling, Intel Haswell processors and WQHD display technology. TAIPEI, TAIWAN (June 3, 2013) Acer presents the next-generation 13.3-inch Aspire S7Ultrabook™ at Computex Taipei. In addition to retaining the celebrated characteristics of the previous model, the new S7 Ultrabook has improved battery life for all-day computing, a refined electroluminescent (EL) backlit keyboard for more natural typing, and 2nd generation Acer TwinAir cooling with less fan noise. In addition, it is equipped with wireless display (WiDi) technology for big-screen entertainment and productivity. “We designed the S7 to be the best touch Ultrabook® in the world, bar none,” said Jim Wong, Acer Corporate President. “We listened carefully to users to find substantial ways to make it even better.” The re-engineered S7 delivers improved battery life of up to 7 hours, a 33% increase ...

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  Microsoft today went a little bit into Xbox One design process on how it developed the ultimate gaming and entertainment system. The took care about  how users interact with its software, designing it to be simple and inviting powered by console’s internal components to ensure great smooth performance. “Xbox has always had something to say. It’s always been bold with a strong personality,” said Carl Ledbetter, Creative Director, Industrial Design. “Xbox One needs to serve our most loyal gaming fans and deliver unique entertainment experiences, so its design has to make an appropriate statement that reflects its capability as an all-in-one entertainment system.” They spoke about the new software UI based on the Modern UI principles of Microsoft that is wide spreading across the developer community. Designing a software for 10 – 27 inch screens is completely  different from 32- 100 inch displays. The design language, which uses a series of tiles and fluid ...

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As Windows team took the wraps of their upcoming Windows 8.1 update, Search was one of the big feature that will be part of the update. Microsoft Bing powers the experience behind it. Microsoft Bing team today blogged about the new experience they developed along with Windows team that will change the way we think about Search. The 10 blue links concept is gone!  You can just find  whether it’s a document on your PC, a photo album in the cloud, an app, PC setting or a website with one single search and  in just a tap or a click you can play, view, launch, or browse items. How cool is that? We think your digital world should be accessible without having to actually ‘go to search’. Just like few people say they are going to ‘go online’, we want to make ‘searching’ something that’s just there when you need it.  So ...

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Blockbuster UK today revealed that Xbox One has broken  all previous pre-order launches in Blockbuster’s 24-year history. This comes after the announcement Microsoft made on its Xbox One next generation console last week. Blockbuster’s retailer head of games James Morton said that “We are delighted by the huge number of pre orders that we have received so far for the new Microsoft console,” . “At Blockbuster, we have a fantastic array of adrenaline-fuelled console games for sale or rental. Our expert staff know gaming and they know consoles and these pre-orders are testament to our customers’ trust in us as a leading gaming retailer. “With Sony releasing the PS4 in the near future, the next few months are going to be an exciting time for our staff and customers at Blockbuster and we can’t wait to hear more details from both Sony and Microsoft at the E3 Expo next month.” ...

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Microsoft today announced two new mice designed specifically with Windows 8 devices in mind. These mice include a Windows button on them, giving you quick and easy access to specific features in Windows. Sculpt Comfort Mouse The Sculpt Comfort Mouse has a touch-sensitive blue strip on its side called the Windows touch tab that makes it easy to navigate Windows 8 with just the touch or swipe of a finger. You can press the strip to go to your Start screen. But it does more than just take you to your Start screen. If you swipe up on the blue strip, it cycles through all your open Windows Store apps in Windows 8. And if you swipe down, it will reveal all the open apps (on the left side of your screen) for you to select the one you want. You don’t have to worry about a tiny USB transceiver since the Sculpt Comfort Mouse uses ...

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HP today announced a new a Desktop PC that is also a mobile all-in-one PC along with number of new consumer notebooks and printers. Read the full press release below. PALO ALTO, Calif. – HP today announced the HP ENVY Rove20 mobile All-in-One PC, the company’s first mobile All-in-One PC, which frees the desktop PC from the desk and allows families and friends to enjoy a shared entertainment experience with a built-in battery, unique design and advanced touch technology. HP also announced new consumer notebooks, all-in-one PCs and printers that give people more flexibility in how they access and share information. With affordable touch technology and new form factors, HP’s new additions provide seamless integration of technology into customers’ busy lives. “Customers are looking for mobility and flexibility in their computing devices to give families new ways to bring generations together,” said Ron Coughlin, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer PCs ...

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Microsoft today announced that next generation Kinect for Windows is coming next year. The new Kinect is capable for recording 1080p videos with advanced CMOS sensors that can record color images upto 30fps. A new Kinect for Windows sensor and software development kit (SDK) are coming next year followed by the release of Kinect sensor with Xbox One later this year. Some of the key capabilities of the new Kinect sensor include: Higher fidelity The new sensor includes a high-definition (HD) color camera as well as a new noise-isolating multi-microphone array that filters ambient sounds to recognize natural speaking voices even in crowded rooms. Also included is Microsoft’s proprietary Time-of-Flight technology, which measures the time it takes individual photons to rebound off an object or person to create unprecedented accuracy and precision.   Expanded field of view The expanded field of view accommodates a multitude of differently sized rooms, minimizing ...

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Xbox One Playstation 4 CPU Architecture x64 x86 CPU 8 CPU cores running at 1.6 gigahertz (GHz) AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores GPU 1.2 TFLOPS, Custom D3D11.1 class 800-MHz graphics processor 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD next-generation Radeon based graphics engine Memory 8 gigabyte (GB) of RAM DDR3 (68 GB/s) with USB 3.0 support GDDR5 8GB with USB 3.0 support Hard Disk Drive Built-in Built-in Optical Drive 500 GB 6x Blu-ray Disc drive Blu-ray Disc drive 6xCAV Network Gigabit Ethernet Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct Communication Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)\ A/V HDMI input and output, 1080p and 4K support HDMI, Composite, Optical output Microsoft today took the wraps off its next generation Xbox console branded as Xbox One. The new console now features upgraded graphics similar to Sony PS4. You can take a look at the comparison between Sony PS4 and Microsoft Xbox One in the table above. ...

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Microsoft Store just announced a small little deal for those of you interested in Xbox One. For a limited time, get a $10 online store credit when you sign-up for the newly announced Xbox One pre-order notification.  Terms & conditions *Limited time offer thru 11:59 PM Pacific time on 06/09/2013, or while supplies last. Valid for $10 credit off of a transaction for an item over $10.00 MSRP only at Microsoft online stores in US (including Puerto Rico) and Canada. Redeemable until June 9, 2013. Not valid on prior orders or purchases; cannot be transferred or otherwise redeemed for cash or gift cards. Not combinable with other offers. We reserve the right to change or terminate this offer at our discretion. Limit 1 per customer. Signup for it here. ...

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Microsoft just posted the above video which summarizes the announcements they made at the Xbox Reveal event few hours back. The new Xbox called Xbox One will come with 8GB RAM powered by custom designed chip manufactured by AMD. It will also come with new Xbox controller and new Kinect sensor. The new Kinect 2.0 sensor will support upto 1080p video with 30fps color video capability. The new Kinect sensor is powered by a custom CMOS sensor designed by Microsoft. Microsoft also announced a whole new UI with support for Live TV, etc,.   Read more about it here. ...

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