We all know that Microsoft was late in the mobile game. However, the game we’re talking of here isn’t only about creating a mobile operating system but about extending to mobile search, mobile maps, mobile apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), mobile ads, etc. Mobile devices like smartphones are increasingly becoming the primary computing devices for billions worldwide while desktops and laptops are slowly becoming obsolete. Of course, they won’t completely disappear, but they’re becoming less dominant as compared to the recent past. Microsoft used to be the leader in the desktop and laptop segments, but when it comes to mobile computing they’re struggling to establish their presence in the market.
If you have been following our posts here, then you would have known about Windows 10 release, its pros and cons and that it’s available as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 owners. You should also be able to upgrade to it by, either using Microsoft Media Creation Tool or, using the standard upgrade icon on the status bar.
Windows 10 was finally released on the 29th of July. If you’re running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, then you’re eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 in the first year of its release. There are two ways by which you could upgrade your machine with Windows 10.
It was just months ago in January 2015 that we were talking about the Fifth Generation release from Intel codenamed Broadwell processors for desktops, laptops, tablets and hybrids. The processor offered modest performance boosts and increased cell life. However, the next version of the Microprocessor was already waiting in the wings to be released soon, as there was considerable delay in release of Broadwell chip.
A Swedish Company, Spotify, known globally for its music streaming, video streaming and podcasts is in the news again. Recently, the company embarked on an adventurous idea and unexpectedly changed its user terms and conditions. The company forced its customers to agree to its new terms and policies causing a backlash from its customer base, which consists of 75 million global users, 20 million of those being premium users. The modified policy immediately became viral among the customers, who considered this as a breach of their private information.
As a company, General Electric is a diversified MNC with presence in infrastructure, finance and media. GE Software Center, GE’s foray into software, is recently in the news as General Electric hops into the Internet of Things (IoT) bandwagon. GE has decided to extend its Predix platform to provide Infrastructure as a Service. The Predix Platform has earlier been positioned by GE as a software platform which would provide services over the Industrial Internet.
For most people, Linux means absolutely nothing, and half of them probably don’t even know it is an operating system for computers, and even devices can run the Linux Code. In our modernly advanced societies, we have some of the most dynamic technological options ever known to man, and many of these gadgets and how they function couldn’t have been done without the use of Linux.