Daily Archives: 09/01/2013
Microsoft announecd that Windows 8 has been licensed 60 million times. During the annual J.P Morgan Tech Forums at CES 2013, they announced that they have sold 60 million Windows 8 licenses to date. “This represents the cumulative sales of Windows 8 including both upgrades and sales to OEMs for new devices”,Tami Reller told. Sale pace is similar to Microsoft’s Windows 7. Windows 8′s main concern is App, or actually lack of apps, but now app count has quadrupled since launch. Microsoft recently passed the 100 million app download mark.
Microsoft’s cloud based service, SkyDrive, has been updated with new features. SkyDrive interface is through web service and it allows user to create files and folders. SkyDrive team has now added new features for 2013. New features includes improved sharing, speed and touch responsiveness to the latest update. Other new features are Integrated view of sharing permissions, Improved selection for touch-based devices and Improved drag-and-drop support. Seems that SkyDrive team hasn’t kept too much holidays since holiday season and have to say that new features are pretty great.
Apple is rumored of making cheaper iPhone version for years now, and now rumors of cheaper iPhone has surfaced again. Now according to report from Wall Street Journal, Apple is “working on a lower-end iPhone,” citing only “people familiar with the matter” as proof. Site also states that the company has “explored such a device for years,” but that exploring is getting closer to reality as the smartphone’s are changing. New iPhone “could resemble the standard iPhone, with a different, less-expensive body”, meaning that cheap iPhone could look more like iPhone 3GS. Main reason for the launch of cheaper iPhone, could be high price of the iPhone 5 $649 in the U.S, and can even cost more overseas. You could get Android device with same or higher specs, but for less money.
Facebook has sent out invites to the media to “come and see what we’re building” event. The event is held at California headquarters next week. There’s not much clues what Facebook might show, except the fact that they are going to show something new. Leave a comment below, telling what you think Facebook is building next.