Windows based Tablets, Touch enabled laptops and hybrids are yet to take off in sales. While Microsoft provided their support with Windows 8, hardware manufacturers were not ready. There are only few touch enabled laptops/tablets on the market and with high price tags. At their financial earnings report, Intel executives said that they are expecting Intel Windows tablets to hit the price point between $200 – $300 this holiday season. We have a certain spec for ultrabooks, and that is the product that Stacy said is going to be centered at as low as $599 with some [diverse] SKUs to $499. If you look at touch-enabled Intel based notebooks that are ultrathin and light using non-core processors, those prices are going to be down to as low as $200 probably. Are you ready for the new wave of Windows based touch products? via: Engadget ...

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Yesterday we reported about the new leaked Windows Blue Build 9369. This leaked build does not reveal any significant changes from the already leaked build. But there are some small features which are new in this build. For example, under Search tab of Apps settings page, you can now select option to include search suggestions from the web and even you can control the SafeSearch options. For example, you can choose Moderate level to filter adult images and videos but not text from your search results. via: Neowin ...

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According to various reports that emerged in the past few days on the internet, Microsoft may bring back the Start button in the upcoming Windows update codenamed Blue. Microsoft removed the Start button with Windows 8 forcing users to experience the new immersive Start screen experience. This decision didn’t go well with few consumers and lots of enterprise. So, Microsoft may add Start button to bridge the old UX with the new UX. Also, Microsoft is planning to add boot to desktop option with the upcoming Blue update. It will let users login to Windows straight to desktop instead of the new flashy Start Screen which some enterprise hate to have. Of course, both the above options are optional, by default it will work as it is already in Windows 8 today. Read more about it here. Source: ZDNet ...

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Asus has finally announced that ASUS Taichi 13-inch Dual-screen Ultrabook is now available for sale after the long delays. Press Release: ASUS today announced availability of ASUS Taichi™ 31, a sleek Ultrabook™ with a 13.3-inch dual-screen design that offers the mobile flexibility of a tablet with the performance and features of a notebook. ASUS Taichi™ 31 features a choice of Intel® Core™ processors and joins the 11.6-inch ASUS Taichi™ 21, launched in October 2012. Dual displays for a multitude of uses With two Full HD 13.3-inch screens placed back-to-back, ASUS Taichi™ 31 combines the best features of a Windows 8 tablet and a powerful Ultrabook™ in a single sleek design. With the same stunning black-mirror finish and slender profile as the 11.6-inch ASUS Taichi™ 21, ASUS Taichi™ 31 is as elegant as it is innovative, and packs a host of features that help make light work of any productivity task. ...

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Nokia is working on a Windows tablet and it was reported to have Asus Vivo Tab style keyboard dock/cover. Here is the information we about it. The 10.1 inch tablet will have USB and HDMI-out, and also cellular connectivity, with 10 hours battery life which can  be fast-charged to 50% in a short period. The real innovation however will come from the accompanying cover, which The Verge noted will snap in place and will double battery life, provide a keyboard and also a kickstand for the tablet. The cover will also provide two USB ports. While the cover sounds rather fantastical, it is of note that the Asus Vivotab RT (pictured above) provides a “cover” with very similar functionality, and which effectively turns the Vivotab into a laptop. Given that Nokia cover also includes a battery and keyboard it is difficult to see how it could have a much different ...

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IDC reported its Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker shipments yesterday and the report turned out to be a bad news for the PC industry. Worldwide PC shipments was 76.3 million units in the Q1 of 2013 which is down -13.9% compared to the Q1 in 2012. IDC also stated that it is worse than the forecast decline of -7.7% and also the worst decline since IDC begun tracking PC numers. Despite some mild improvement in the economic environment and some new PC models offering Windows 8, PC shipments were down significantly across all regions compared to a year ago. Fading Mini Notebook shipments have taken a big chunk out of the low-end market while tablets and smartphones continue to divert consumer spending. PC industry efforts to offer touch capabilities and ultraslim systems have been hampered by traditional barriers of price and component supply, as well as a weak reception for Windows ...

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The widely popular Windows XP has been around nearly 12 years. But technology has evolved leaps and bounds. And we need to stay updated with the latest technology to ensure security, compliance and manageability of softwares. Today will mark the Day1 of one year countdown(8-Apr’13 to 8-Apr’14) after which Microsoft will not entertain any support for the most popular Windows XP OS which has been supported for 12 years (next April). So, Microsoft kindly urged the users of Windows XP to start moving to a more modern OS like Windows 7/8 which are inherently reliable, secure, speed, hardened, flexible. What this actually means is “Windows XP SP3 and Office 2003 will go out of support on April 8, 2014” wrote Microsoft in a blog post, “On April 8, 2014, we will end the extended support for our commercial customers and we will no longer provide security updates for commercial or ...

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Yahoo! has released their official Finance app for Windows 8/RT devices in Windows Store. Description: The Yahoo! Finance app brings to you a combination of market and stock information, financial news hot off the press and access to your investment portfolios in an aesthetically pleasing package Features: •Watchlist & Portfolios •Latest news across various categories like US markets, company finances etc •Interactive charts Download it here from Windows Store for free. via: @theromit ...

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As Google recently announced their decision to end the support for Exchange ActiveSync (EAS), the updated Windows 8 Calendar App will no longer have full sync support for Google Calendar events. Microsoft Windows team today posted some workarounds for this. Read them below. You need to have an outlook.com account to achieve this or else sign up here Now move your Google Calendar events to Outlook.com by following the steps below, Sign in to your Google account and export the Google calendars you want. Following the on-screen instructions, save the created file to your Laptop/PC. Extract the zip file Sign-In to Outlook.com using your existing/just created Microsoft Account. If you don’t have the new Outlook.com calendar, follow these steps: Tap or click Subscribe and then tap or click Import from an ICS file. Browse to and select the ICS file that you unzipped and tap or click Import. If you exported ...

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Nokia is working on a Windows tablet. Various sources from various sites pointed out the same and even we reported the same based on our sources. Similar to Lumia Windows Phone devices, Nokia may be planning to bring some exclusive app experiences for its Windows 8 tablets. The above images are posted by some app designer with info that it was a proposal for a Nokia tablet app. Nokia Adidas App: Helped design and concept the Adidas micoach app proposal for the Nokia Tablet. The Tablet App intended to be an extension of coaches allowing them to build teams and monitor individual trainings for each athlete. The way that works is to connect he app to existing technology on Adidas products to read the workout data registered by cell chip implants. The app also tapped into the community allowing users to challenge each other by sending notifications to friends and ...

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Nokia has released their Music app for Windows 8/RT devices in Windows Store. Nokia Music app is one of the best designed apps available in Windows Store and it gives you a whole new Music experience similar to Xbox Music app. It supports Nokia Music+ subscription also which lets you enjoy time-sync’d lyrics, HQ audio and much more. Features: Mixes: Hundreds of hand-crafted playlists across every genre you’re interested in. From Pop to Dub, Blues legends, Ragga, Indietronica, and loads more – we’ve got the lot Offline Mixes: Download hours’ worth of your favorite mixes to listen when you’re not connected to the internet MP3 Playback: Listen and queue your own music. Put them in your Music library and we’ll pick them up. Get Mix recommendations and artist information Artist Mix: Tell us up to three of your favorite artists and we’ll make you a mix featuring those and other ...

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Microsoft is planning to release a pair of critical security fixes in the next edition of “Patch Tuesday” on April-9 at approximately 1800 GMT. Firstly, the update/fix will address flaws deemed critical in Internet Explorer for Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. It is also considered that those vulnerabilities are only ‘moderate’ risks in Windows Server systems. In addition to the above update, a fix for a ‘critical’ flaw for all supported desktop versions of Windows prior to Windows 8 and ‘moderate’ for Windows Server deployments will also be released. The statement also ensured that this vulnerability is not present in Windows 8. In addition to these critical fixes, Microsoft said that it would be releasing a total of seven flaws rated as ‘important’ security risks. The impact of those vulnerabilities includes elevation of privilege, denial of service and information disclosure. Source : v3 ...

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We all know that Microsoft is working on Outlook for Windows RT devices. But the real question is, when is it going to come? Two prominent Microsoft bloggers from Winsupersite and ZDNet today revealed some info on Outlook RT based on their information from sources. Paul’s info, It’s perhaps more interesting that Outlook RT has made its way outside of Microsoft as well. This suggests that it’s much closer to an actual release, though I have no information about when that might happen. I was told, however, that Outlook RT didn’t make the cut for the initial release of Windows RT because of a firmware bug in the ARM chipset that would cause the application to hang or crash over time. This is different from what a source had told me previously—something about battery life issues—but neither Outlook RT user professed to notice anything like that. Interesting. Mary’s info, This same source said all ...

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According to CNET, the upcoming significant update for Window 8/RT devices to codenamed ‘Blue’ could be marketed under the name of ‘Windows 8.1′. Lots of upcoming new features of Windows Blue got leaked a week ago which included new personalization features, improved PC settings page, Internet Explorer 11, etc,. Even Windows RT Blue update will be branded as Windows RT 8.1. Windows 8.1 naming is simple and an obvious one which denotes the nature of the update to Windows 8. What do you think? Source: CNET ...

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We all know that Microsoft is working on the next release of  Windows 8 codenames Windows Blue. While a public preview of this release is expected in June, internal and partner builds of Windows Blue has started to leak online. Here are some of the screenshots leaked online which reveals new features like small live tiles, new way of personalization, improved UI, improved multi-tasking, etc,. via: Winforum ...

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Aviary today launched its Photo Editor SDK for Windows 8 designed for apps on Windows 8 tablets and PCs. Aviary team worked with AMD and Microsoft to build this SDK optimized for AMD APU architectural advantages. We’ve achieved significant performance improvements by implementing filters and effects through the new heterogeneous compute language C++ AMP. Computations are performed on the highly parallel graphics processing unit (GPU) cores inside the AMD APU instead of the more serial central processing unit (CPU) cores. Applying CAMP allows for processing of our complete range of filters and effects instantaneously – on average 16x faster than comparable processors. Aviary Windows 8 SDK will be used by partners like Rowi, Myframes, Memorylage, etc,. Developers can download and use Aviary’s SDK here: http://aviary.com/w8 ...

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