Windows 8 has so far been the biggest shift of image for both Windows operating system and Microsoft. The current urge of IT is toward mobile devices (be it Smartphones, PDAs or Tablets) and keeping this in mind, Microsoft has come up with an OS that emerges as a mobile-centric operating system with its new touch interface. Although this change has been too much to swallow, especially for people who are more into desktops as Windows 8 is designed in Metro style (former name), which suits more to devices like tablets. Of course you can use it on your desktop but then what extra will it offer to compel you to switch from Windows 7? Probably not much! Here is a list of aspects that goes in favor or against Windows 8.
Windows 8 is very quick. Not just the overall speed but there is a significant difference in the time it takes …
With the invention of mobile and portable devices that browse internet, the time is not far when all the sitting and surfing of internet on a screen using the hard keyboard will be a thing of past. The Smartphone, iPad, and tablets are quickly taking over the desktop PC use. With these devices being available for a normal person, the need for desktop PC is diminishing. In addition, these mobile devices are changing the way people use internet.
The introduction of tablets is and will directly affect the internet marketing process, it will affect the site design, the SEO process, and all the strategies related to online marketing as a whole. Therefore, an effective online marketing strategy of a business must consider the effect these devices have on consumer behavior, and how do they use them.
Pertaining to the way people use …
Google Nexus S owners who find it difficult to part with their handset even while it is being charged are in for a good news. A new accessory has been released, Samsung’s GT-I9020T desktop dock. It has been made available for the Google Nexus S owners.
The desktop dock helps users to seamlessly charge their Nexus S smartphones using integrated microUSB port. It carefully holds the handset in landscape orientation for making the experience of viewing photos, videos or other content on the screen a far more enriching one. The phone will remain fully functional even when it is docked for charging while simultaneously permitting sharing and synchronization of multimedia. Moreover, not only does the device looks good sitting in the dock, it also works as an alarm clock or as a scheduler.
The GT-I9020T desktop dock has been made available through the Samsung marketplace with a price tag of $39.99.
The fastest desktop processor ever, Intel six-core i7-990X has started shipping. Running at a clock speed of 3.46GHz, the chip includes 12MB of cache and uses 130 watts of power.What is more interesting is the manual overclocking that further improves the processor speed.
In addition, the chip comes with a feature named Turbo Boost that can power the clock speed to a 3.73GHz peak. The speed delivered will depend on the power used and the application performance. Based on the old Westmere architecture, these processors are free from the Sandy Bridge flaw that Intel had recently announced. The Sandy Bridge flaw had resulted in serious setback to the company reputation which they expect to gain back with the new release.
Along with the Intel announcement came CyberPower’s announcement of the gaming desktop that runs on the processor.The $4,465 gaming system is named as Black Mamba.The new processor with its great speed and performance capabilities …
AIR (which stands for Adobe Integrated Runtime) has been getting a lot of attention since it was announced and has currently over 30 million users and thousands of developers working with it.
It is basically a mix of a browser with Adobe’s Flash and Flex technologies, which allows users to have a much tighter and advanced connection of their online stuff (servers, video and social services, etc) with their personal computer. For example, you could create an AIR application that would allow you to download, upload and browse videos on a mix of popular video services, all from one beautiful control panel.
Or, as an example, let’s take Piwik, a self-hosted alternative to Google Analytics, the best and pretty much the only such tool on the market – it has a good dashboard with all the information you would need, but the representation is not as beautiful as Google’s. There are no maps, nice …