June 19, 2013 · Leave a Comment.........
Microsoft and Sony are known as two of the leading brands on the gaming market. Both of the companies will launch their latest consoles before the winter holiday season this year. Consumers are already showing great interest in the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. Pre-orders for the both devices are running out on Amazon.com. According to statistics, Sony’s PS4 is currently reporting more sales than Microsoft’s Xbox One. Pre-orders for PlayStation 4 are 50% more compared to those for the new Xbox, which is not surprising given the price difference. In addition, experts predict that PS4 will reach sales between 12 and 15 million only during its first year on the market. In contrast, Xbox One is expected to sell approximately 9 to 10 million units over the same period. That is a gap of about 25%. Read more
June 19, 2013 · Leave a Comment.........
Apple is said to introduce a smartphone that has a new cooling system. The company is expected to unveil a liquid-cooled iPhone by the end of this year. In addition, Apple will not be the only one to turn to this technology. Market leaders like Samsung and HTC may be also considering the option. Read more
June 18, 2013 · Leave a Comment.........
While most technology companies mark the beginning of the new school year, Microsoft Inc. has decided to celebrate its end. The giant announced a big Surface RT discount for schools and universities. In addition, the company plans to give free tablets to 10,000 lucky educators.
Microsoft is reducing the prices of its Surface RT tablet PCs for universities and schools with over 50. As a result, the $499 price tag is now slimmed down to only $199. In that way, the company makes its product as affordable as Kindle Fire and Nexus 7. Microsoft now offers a bigger school discount than Apple. The iPhone company sells its iPad 2 to educators for nearly $400.
June 17, 2013 · Leave a Comment.........
Much has been said and written about Microsoft’s anticipated update of its latest operating system Windows 8. Even though the company released its product in the fall of 2012, it is determined to bring some changes in it after it received numerous complaints from users. New leaks on the web show that Microsoft will revive some old and well-known features on Windows 8.1. In addition, it will give its Windows Store and Xbox Music a new design.
June 16, 2013 · Leave a Comment.........
Although various technology companies attempt to find a place on the computer market, they are still pushed away by devices that run on Google’s Android or Apple’s iOS operating systems. Both experts and consumers are still waiting for a third player to enter the game. However, a recent study points that the wait may be longer than expected.
June 14, 2013 · Leave a Comment.........
Great news for iPhone users – you can finally create and edit Excel and Word documents with ease on your smartphone! Microsoft is launching Office Mobile for iPhone which will optimize the features of the office package on Apple’s popular device.
The iPhone version of Microsoft’s Office will be made available via the company’s subscription plan Office 365. That means that you will be able to use it only if you subscribe to the service. However, already existing users can also get Office Mobile on their phone.
June 13, 2013 · Leave a Comment.........
Apple Inc. could debut new models of its iPhone over the next year with bigger screens, in addition to cheaper models in different colors, according to Reuters, citing sources.
The changes are still under discussion and subject to change. The larger iPhone models – at least two could be introduced next year – could have 4.7-inch and 5.7-inch screens, the report said. Apple is expected to debut two models this year. One model will feature new fingerprint technology and the second model will be a cheaper version, encased in plastic that could come in different colors, Reuters said. The cheaper model’s release could be pushed to next year and could sell for $99. Apple declined to comment.
The iPhone 5 launched last September was the first to veer away from the Apple phone’s 3.5-inch screen, which Jobs famously deemed “the perfect size for consumers” and had been used in every iPhone since the iconic device was unveiled in 2007.
The current iPhone 5 has one of the smaller screens among the best-selling smartphones in the mobile market, where consumers spend more time browsing the web and streaming content. Samsung’s Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note 2 have 5-inch and 5.5-inch screens, respectively.
For this year, Apple is expected to launch two new models, widely referred to as the iPhone 5S, with new fingerprint technology, and a cheaper version in plastic casing, supply chain sources have said. Apple plans to dress up the cheaper phone in a range of 5-6 colors to differentiate it from the more expensive model that has traditionally come only in black and white.
The U.S. firm has discussed a price of $99 for the cheaper phone, the timing of which could slip to next year, one of the people said. It’s not yet clear what the final price would be.
June 12, 2013 · Leave a Comment.........
Samsung introduces Galaxy S4 Zoom
Apart from apps and games, one of the most popular features of smartphone devices is their cameras. Although the quality of the cameras of most smartphones, today is nowhere near that of actual personal and professional cameras, many people rely mainly on their handsets to take photos.
June 11, 2013 · 2 Comments
It seems that Sony has not only carefully listened when Microsoft unveiled its latest Xbox gaming console, but it also noted the reactions of gamers and consumers. On June 10, the company shared more information about its PlayStation 4. The news was glorious for PS fans and a bit unpleasant for Microsoft.
Even though many gamers were disappointed when Sony gave them a little information at the official unveiling of the fourth generation of PS, it now seems that this was a smart move for the tech giant. The technology company was sitting and waiting in the dark in order to prepare a surprise for Microsoft, or so some think….
June 10, 2013 · Leave a Comment.........
Apple unveiled a new version of Mac OS X operating system that will be called Mavericks and released later this year. It previewed the Mac Pro desktop, which features a radical new cylinder design. It is also due later this year.
Apple also unveiled a new version of iOS 7, the biggest change to its mobile OS since it was first introduced. It will be released to the general public in the fall, together with iTunes Radio service. Read more