Posts tagged ‘Microsoft’

My Time with Windows 8

As some of you may know, Microsoft announced and released the consumer preview version of their highly anticipated Windows 8 this week. Being the avid Microsoft fan-boy that I am I immediately installed it on my PC and my Windows tablet. Hit the break to find out the details on Microsoft’s foray into the tablet market, and my impressions on this bold new direction. (more…)

The Failed Attempt At Podcasting May 30-June 4

We’re back! This week Chris, Tyler, and I talk about all things Windows 8, Sony’s PR nightmare, and WWDC goodness. Hit the link to get all your techno podcast needs.

 

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Windows 8 announced!

 

 

 

Well, well, well! Looks like Microsoft has just unveiled Windows 8 and, surprise! It has a tablet-y interface! A certain author here was hoping that Microsoft would go all in with this version and it looks like the company is definitely looking for that niche audience who still wants a full OS/Tablet Hybrid. While Walt continues to grill Steven Sinofsky, keep it tuned in here for a better look at the future of Microsoft and the unveiling of Windows 8!

 

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But Macs don’t have viruses… oh wait.

I hope that shiny new Mac Book Pro or iMac you bought recently doesn’t surf the web much. Especially since Mac Defender seems to be pretty nasty indeed. Oh, and just in case you thought Apple would help you in your plight you’re wrong. It seems the company is instructing personnel to basically cut off any user who seems to be infected and let them handle it on their own. I’d say that’s a nice way to treat customers who were lured in at the pretense that their Macs would not ever get a virus. Seems a program called ‘macprotector’ runs an installer, “scans” a users computer for threats, and then, and this is the good part, opens up some porn on the computer. I’ve said this for years and it seems to be more a reality now. With Apple gaining popularity over Microsoft in the home market there will be more coders out there willing to write up nasty little malware/viruses to show these people that their systems are just as accessible as Windows was. The appalling memo from Apple corporate is not the way to handle this. I understand that Apple has an image to protect, but to isolate these so called “lepers” is wrong. They should take a note from Microsoft on this one and actually help users who are infected instead of trying to keep this hush-hush. Feel free to comment below if you have any experience with this nasty little bug, or an angry and ‘put-out’ Apple employee.

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What’s been happening in tech the last 2 weeks?

Hey! I didn’t see you there readers. I know I’ve been gone a lot lately and I just wanted you to know… it’s definitely not you! See, with last week being finals week up at the college Chris and I have had no time at all to entertain you with all the great tech news that has broken over the last two weeks. Unfortunately we are not able to get to the blog as much as we would like to during rough times at work and the blog has suffered. The worst part has been that we missed two podcast as well.

Ladies, we know you miss our voices... but we're back. We promise.

But all of that is done now and Chris and I are back! The good news: we are working in the same department now and have more time than ever to talk about the blog and update it. The bad news: it’s been two effing weeks since our last post so in order to update you on everything that’s happened we have to write a long article. Hit up the link after the break to check out what you’ve missed in two weeks. (more…)

Problems Updating Windows Phone 7? There’s an App for That

Unfortunately the update path for Windows Phone 7 users has been quite a grueling one. While the ‘No-Do’ update is finally available to AT&T customers today, you may encounter a problem after the update…

A big one...

It seems that seems that Microsoft can’t catch a break but fortunately there is hope for all you hungry baby birds anxiously awaiting copy-and-paste. Microsoft has released recovery software that will restore your phone and allow the update to push through (hopefully) with no problems. So hit the source after the break to get all the ‘No-Do’ all your little hearts desire! (more…)

What’s next for Windows?

If you follow this blog then you know how dear Microsoft is to me. I love Windows and I was an early adopter of WP7. I’ve used Windows my whole life and, while Linux is nice too it doesn’t give you everything Microsoft does. Photoshop, actual PC games, Zune (software), and of course Microsoft Office are all features that no [free] operating system can compete with (except OS X, but is that even an argument?). When it comes to the flexibility of an OS Windows 7 is a great option for both budget PC’s and hardcore gaming rigs. Microsoft has been around for so long and has completely dominated the software arena its tough to imagine that the next implementation of Windows could really make or break them as a player in the market. (more…)

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