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  • How Operating Systems Work

    Operating System
    7 Dec 2014 | 9:42 pm
    When you turn on your computer, it's nice to think that you're in control. There's the trusty computer mouse, which you can move anywhere on the screen, summoning up your music library or Internet browser at the slightest whim. Although it's easy to feel like a director in front of your desktop or laptop, there's a lot going on inside, and the real man behind the curtain handling the necessary tasks is the operating system.
  • The PC's Not Dead, Says Citi, Raising Estimates

    Microsoft Windows News
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Citigroup's Jim Suva today offers an upbeat, contrarian view of the personal computer market, writing that unit shipment growth may return in the next few years, rather than expectations for a decline. After an onslaught on of tablets, everyone jumped on the "PC is dead" theme, writes Suva: "With PC units declining by a record 10% in 2013, investors and industry analysts were quick to dismiss the PC as dead, many predicting the market to perpetually decline by double digits as we enter the 'post-PC era'."
  • Verizon Starts Delivering Windows Phone Updates, Icon in Early 2015

    Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:49 am
    Hell freezes over Well, we thought this would never happen, but Verizon Wireless today began delivering Windows Phone 8.1 and subsequent updates, like Update 1 and the Lumia Denim firmware. The only bad news is that the Icon isn't among the first batch of Verizon phones to get these updates, but Verizon says it will be onboard with updates in early 2015. read more
  • Microsoft pays VirnetX $23 million to settle expanded patent case

    ZDNet | All About Microsoft RSS
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Microsoft has settled its latest patent spat with patent-licensing vendor VirnetX by paying $23 million covering disputed unified communications patents.
  • Instagram starts cracking down on spammers and fake accounts

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    Manish Singh
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:42 pm
    If you lost a bunch of followers on Instagram today, don’t freak out -- your account hasn't been hacked nor have you started being less awesome, instead the photo and video sharing network is on a mission to wipe away all the spam and bot users from the service. Earlier this month, Instagram announced that it now has more than 300 million active users. That’s more than Twitter. But much like most social platforms, Instagram also has a fair share of spammers and bot accounts. Unlike Facebook and Twitter though, Instagram doesn’t want such users just for the sake of numbers.
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  • Verizon Starts Delivering Windows Phone Updates, Icon in Early 2015

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:49 am
    Hell freezes over Well, we thought this would never happen, but Verizon Wireless today began delivering Windows Phone 8.1 and subsequent updates, like Update 1 and the Lumia Denim firmware. The only bad news is that the Icon isn't among the first batch of Verizon phones to get these updates, but Verizon says it will be onboard with updates in early 2015. read more
  • Should I Get This ... or That?

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:04 am
    Or neither? I review hardware devices regularly, so I'm often asked which I'd choose between two similar choices. For example, which is the best 7-inch Windows tablet, or the best no-contract Windows Phone handset? Here's a quick rundown of some device comparisons I'm asked to make regularly. read more
  • What The Tech 240: Worst of 2014

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:17 am
    The one where we complain. Again In the latest episode of What the Tech, Andrew Zarian and I run down our lists of the worst technology developments from 2014. read more
  • Windows Weekly 393: Crap Patch Fever

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:29 pm
    The one where we discover why we don't separate the hosts in stereo In the last new episode of Windows Weekly in 2014, Leo Laporte, Mary Jo Foley and I discuss the Windows 10 build 9901 leak, the January 2015 Windows 10 event, Microsoft "Arcadia," Sprint gets a new Windows Phone, Office Sway, Skype Translator, Xbox One's November win against the PS4, and my top five Audible picks from 2014. read more
  • Microsoft Details Lumia Denim Schedule, Camera Improvements

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    But only for certain phones If you're wondering what exactly Microsoft is adding with Lumia Denim, you're not alone. But today the firm provided a partial list of improvements that will appear in the next firmware update or its Lumia handsets, all related to the Lumia Camera app. And it's come clean on the timeframe for the release too. read more
 
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  • Instagram starts cracking down on spammers and fake accounts

    Manish Singh
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:42 pm
    If you lost a bunch of followers on Instagram today, don’t freak out -- your account hasn't been hacked nor have you started being less awesome, instead the photo and video sharing network is on a mission to wipe away all the spam and bot users from the service. Earlier this month, Instagram announced that it now has more than 300 million active users. That’s more than Twitter. But much like most social platforms, Instagram also has a fair share of spammers and bot accounts. Unlike Facebook and Twitter though, Instagram doesn’t want such users just for the sake of numbers.
  • Family Guy The Quest for Stuff app arrives on Windows Phone and it's free

    Ron
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Originally released for iOS and Android on April 10th, TinyCo's Family Guy The Quest for Stuff finally made it to the Windows Store last night for Windows 8.1 devices. Now, the app is available for Windows Phone users too. And best of all, the app is free! Here are the key features of the app:
  • Watch us go hands-on with Halo 5 Guardians Beta, live on Twitch (video)

    Ron
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:04 pm
    While Microsoft and 343 Industries originally planned to release a Halo 5 multiplayer beta on December 29th, it looks like Christmas will come a little early for Xbox One preview members.The preview is under way now and our very own Zac is streaming the game live. Grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the ride! For those that didn't know, Halo 5 multiplayer access began 4PM ET today and will end at 3AM ET, December 22nd. It should give Xbox One preview players enough time to use all the new maps, weapons, and Spartan abilities available in Halo 5.
  • 'Hey Cortana' hands-free voice activation demoed on video, works just as expected

    Fahad Al-Riyami
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:56 pm
    The Lumia Denim firmware update that is now rolling out to Lumia devices globally, brings along a number of exciting new features. Of those features are new camera improvements, Start Screen folder support, and hands-free Cortana activation via the new 'Hey Cortana' command. While we’re yet to see what the new 4K recording capabilities look like, we do have some images and video of the new ‘Hey Cortana’ feature courtesy of MSFTPlace. As expected, users can now get Cortana to do their bidding by simply saying 'Hey Cortana' - it works even when the device is locked. Check out the video…
  • Zynga's Words With Friends lands in the Windows Store, access your games across all devices

    Ron
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Words With Friends is an extremely popular strategy game that has been available for quite some time on iOS and Android, with the app arriving on Windows Phone 8.1 back in June. Now, the popular game is available in the Windows Store for Windows 8.1 devices. "Words With Friends is the fun, free social word game where your skills are tested. Connect with players of similar skill through Smart Match or play a game side-by-side with a friend on your tablet or computer with Pass & Play. May the Best Friend Win," the app description reads.
 
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  • How to Maintain Your Printer

    Vijay
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:34 am
    As one of the most important aspects of the office, your printer will need to be treated with great care and attention. Regularly servicing the machine will ensure it runs to its full potential for as long as it possibly can. If you’re unsure of how to properly maintain a printer, then these tips should help. For Health and Safety reasons, make sure you unplug and switch off the power to the machine before you begin any kind of maintenance. Also try to keep your hands away from hot fusers within the printer. Get Rid of Dust It might not seem like a big issue, but when dust and debris…
  • MHL releases Alternate Mode for new USB TYPE-C Connector

    Vijay
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    MHL, LLC has developed an MHL® AlternateMode (“Alt Mode”) for the USB Type-C specification. Using the MHL Alt Mode, a USB Type-C connector and cable can support the MHL 3 specification, which includes 4K video, multi- channel surround sound audio, HDCP 2.2 and is backward compatible with existing versions of the MHL specification. The MHL Consortium continues to advance the MHL specification to support additional capabilities and connectors, such as USB Type-C, ahead of industry demand.
  • Redmi 1S to Launch in India at Rs 5,999 on September 2nd

    Vijay
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    MI India today announced that its second smartphone release, the Redmi 1S, will be on sale from 2pm on September 2nd at Rs 5,999/- and pre-registrations for device will begin on August 26th at 6pm exclusively through its e-commerce partner, Flipkart. Similar to the MI3, The Redmi 1S will be available only to those who have registered by midnight on September 1st at www.flipkart.com/Mi and they will be eligible to purchase the phone from September 2nd onwards. Redmi 1S is going to be powered with – 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 (HD) IPS display delivers superfine text and crisp photos. AGC…
  • Microsoft announce preview of DocumentDB & Azure Search

    Vijay
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Many applications use search as the primary interaction pattern for their users. Azure Search is a search-as-a-service solution that allows developers and cloud architects to embed a sophisticated search experience into web and mobile applications without having to worry about the complexities of full-text search and without having to deploy, maintain, or manage any infrastructure. With Azure Search, a developer can enable the power of searching data in their application, reduce the complexity around managing and tuning a search index, and get up and running quickly using familiar interfaces…
  • Alcatel OneTouch launch Idol Series and Hero smartphones

    Vijay
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    Alcatel One Touch, a brand of TCL Communication and one of the top ten mobile phone manufacturing company in the world, today launched a new series of smartphones for its customers in India with a focus on south and west regions. The launch announced smartphones in two series; Idol and Hero. The two series consist of smartphones in the mid and high range and are targeted at consumers across various age groups. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Steven Zhao, Country Manager APAC – India Business Unit said, “We are delighted to launch our series of smartphones specially designed to cater to the…
 
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  • Classes in JavaScript: Exploring the Implementation in Chakra

    ieblog
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    The Windows 10 Technical Preview November build and RemoteIE includes many changes and additions to Internet Explorer from the next edition of the JavaScript standard, ECMA-262 6th Edition (ES6). ECMAScript 6 will be a substantial advance for JavaScript language, and currently the technical preview is the most compliant implementation. This post explores where ECMAScript is going and gives a peek into the implementation of a new language feature: ES6 Classes. ECMAScript Evolution to Meet the Advancing Web The web has evolved substantially in the 5 years since ES5 was ratified. Apps today…
  • Announcing the redesigned F12 developer tools interface

    ieblog
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
    With two major updates over the spring and summer, we have continued to improve the developer experiences available in IE's F12 developer tools and today we are excited to provide details around our latest update. This update addresses concerns that many users had with the vertical navigation model we introduced in IE11, and provides a more traditional horizontal model. Changes to the F12 user interface Overall design When we introduced the vertical navigation model, our goal was to optimize for vertical real estate. Your feedback validated that we successfully achieved that goal. However, it…
  • December 2014 Internet Explorer security updates & disabling SSL 3.0 fallback

    ieblog
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Disabling SSL 3.0 fallback We previously published Security Advisory 3009008 advising that Microsoft will disable SSL 3.0 by default in Internet Explorer and across all Microsoft online services over the coming months. To continue to help protect customers, we are taking the interim step to provide the option to disable SSL 3.0 fallback in Internet Explorer 11 for Protected Mode sites, which is the default for Internet sites and Restricted sites. This change is currently off by default, and we plan to turn it on by default in Internet Explorer 11 on February 10, 2015. What is SSL 3.0…
  • Status roadmap update: srcset, element, and date inputs in development

    ieblog
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:29 am
    Today we’re updating our platform roadmap with a few more features that we’ve started working on: Responsive Images: image srcset To take advantage of high resolution screens, it’s desirable to provide higher resolution image resources. While today’s devices come with all sorts of different resolution screens, it’s important to be able to provide the right resource for the device’s capabilities for optimal experience and performance. We have therefore begun work on implementing the srcset attribute for image elements, enabling alternate image resources based on the device’s DPI…
  • Focusing community discussions for IE development on StackOverflow

    ieblog
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    In an effort to focus Web development discussions for Internet Explorer in one place, we have starting migrating IE development discussions from MSDN forums to Stack Overflow. This has started with announcing to our MSDN community the goal of redirecting all Web development questions to the Internet Explorer tag(s) on Stack Overflow to better answer your questions. This decision reflects the belief on the IE team that Stack Overflow is not only a rapidly-growing community of broadly-disciplined engineers, but a great place to get timely and reliable support on Web standards, and cross-browser…
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    Microsoft Security Bulletins

  • MS14-075 - Important: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3009712) - Version: 3.0

    11 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Severity Rating: ImportantRevision Note: V3.0 (December 12, 2014): Rereleased bulletin to announce the reoffering of Microsoft security update 2986475 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3. The rereleased update addresses a known issue in the original offering. Customers who uninstalled the original update should install the updated version of 2986475 at the earliest opportunity.Summary: This security update resolves four privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow elevation of privilege if a user clicks a…
  • MS14-057 - Critical: Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3000414) - Version: 1.1

    9 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Severity Rating: CriticalRevision Note: V1.1 (December 10, 2014): Bulletin revised to correct update replacement entries for Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5/4.5.1/4.5.2 (update 2972107)Summary: This security update resolves three privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft .NET Framework. The most severe of the vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker sends a specially crafted URI request containing international characters to a .NET web application, causing ASP.NET to generate incorrectly constructed URIs. In .NET 4.0 applications, the vulnerable functionality…
  • MS14-083 - Important: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3017347) - Version: 1.0

    8 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Severity Rating: ImportantRevision Note: V1.0 (December 9, 2014): Bulletin published.Summary: This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker convinces a user to open or preview a specially crafted Microsoft Excel file in an affected version of Microsoft Office software. An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnerabilities could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could then install…
  • MS14-066 - Critical: Vulnerability in Schannel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2992611) - Version: 3.0

    8 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Severity Rating: CriticalRevision Note: V3.0 (December 9, 2014): Bulletin revised to announce the reoffering of the 2992611 update to systems running Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. The reoffering addresses an issue in the original release. Customers running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 who installed the 2992611 update prior to the December 9 reoffering should reapply the update. See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2992611 for more information. Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the Microsoft Secure Channel (Schannel) security package…
  • MS14-084 - Critical: Vulnerability in VBScript Scripting Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3016711) - Version: 1.0

    8 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Severity Rating: CriticalRevision Note: V1.0 (December 9, 2014): Bulletin published.Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in the VBScript scripting engine in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user visits a specially crafted website. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An…
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    MSDN Blogs

  • Set your default dashboard in Microsoft Dynamics CRM

    crmblog
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:49 pm
    In Microsoft Dynamics CRM, each time you sign in to the system you’ll see the dashboard, which gives you easy-to-read charts and graphs that help you see how you and your team are doing with key metrics (also known as key performance indicators, or KPIs). The system comes with several different dashboard layouts to help you highlight the data and performance metrics you’re most interested in. Find a dashboard layout you like… The best way to find one you like is to take a look at a few. After you settle on a favorite, you can make it your default dashboard so that you see…
  • Office 365 increases its malicious URL coverage

    tzink
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:39 pm
    Over the past two weeks, Office 365 (Exchange Online Protection) has improved its detection of spam, phishing and malware by increasing the number of URLs in its reputation lists. Two months ago we were at 750,000 URLs, we are now at 1.7 million – an increase of almost 100%! Secondly, we decreased the amount of time between refresh intervals; that is, the time between when we download a new list and when those first are replicated across the network has shrunk. I don’t have the exact before and after numbers (i.e, I could be off on the numbers by a wide margin), but it’s something like…
  • Resource Management - Configure Synchronization Service to manage New Resource.

    Anthony Marsiglia (FIM Devil)
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Now that you have created a new resource possibly with the assistance of the post Schema Management - Creating a New Resource you may wish to synchronize this resource with an External Data source. Before you can synchronize data from external data sources to the FIM Portal via the Synchronization Service we need to do a few things. Add the new Resource to the Synchronization Filter , to allow external resources to be synchronized to the new resource in the FIM portal. Prepare the FIM MA...(read more)
  • The magic of Christmas, Kinect style

    Kinect for Windows Team
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Every December, British shoppers look forward to the creative holiday ad campaign from John Lewis, a major UK department store chain. It’s been a tradition for a number of years, is seen by millions of viewers in the UK annually, and won a coveted IPA Effectiveness Award in 2012. The retailer’s seasonal campaign traditionally emphasizes the joy of giving and the magic of Christmas, and this year’s ads continue that tradition, with a television commercial that depicts the loving relationship between a young boy and his pet penguin, Monty. (Please visit the site to view this…
  • Las MiPYMEs y las Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación (TICs)

    Luis Enrique Torres Gonzalez
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Tenemos grandes noticias que compartir sobre el impacto que las Tecnologías de la Información y Comunicación (TICs) tienen sobre las Micro, Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas (MiPYMES) del Perú. Conscientes de la importancia de las MiPYMEs para el desarrollo y la competitividad del Perú,  Microsoft auspició un estudio de IPSOS Perú para medir el impacto del uso de TICs en las MiPYMEs. El estudio, ejecutado por IPSOS Perú en tres ciudades del país, encontró diferencias relevantes en el uso y percepción de…
 
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    TechNet Blogs

  • Konkurranse: MTA eller MCP - vi betaler din eksamen.

    Justine at Microsoft Norge
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Ta eksamen hvor som helst med Online Proctored Exams. Dette er en gledelig nyhet for dedikerte Microsoft-partnere i vårt langstrakte land! Med Online Proctored Exams vil ikke lengre lang reisevei være en barriere for å ta eksamner på Microsoft-teknologi. Online Proctored Exams er en nyhet som innebærer at du kan ta din MCP eller MTA-eksamen hvor som helst. I løpet av kun 15 minutter kan du registrere deg og starte en eksamen hjemme i stua eller på ditt lokale kontor. For å ta en Online Proctored Exam bestiller du din eksamen hos Pearson Vue.
  • Azure Training resources on the Microsoft Virtual Academy

    MSFTTS2
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Todd Sweetser Hi Cloud Sellers! Following my post on the Office 365 courses on the Virtual Academy, wanted to make sure you were all aware of a similar offering for learning and using Microsoft Azure! Microsoft Azure These Microsoft Azure training courses cover key technical topics to help partners gain the knowledge they need to be a success. Learn Microsoft Azure from the true experts – and all at no financial cost to you. Microsoft Azure training includes courses focused on learning Azure Virtual Machines and virtual networks. In addition, gain insight into platform as a service (PaaS)…
  • PowerTip: Convert String into DateTime Object

    The Scripting Guys
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:59 am
    Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to convert a string into a DateTime object.  How can I use Windows PowerShell to easily create a System.DateTime object from a string?  Use the [DateTime] type accelerator to convert the string, for example: [datetime]"1/2/14"
  • Failed to register the gateway key

    Adam W. Saxton
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:52 am
    We have seen a few cases some in where we get an error like the following Failed to register the gateway key.  Before trying to register the gateway key again, confirm that the Data Management Gateway is in a connected state and the Data management Gateway Host Service is started. This could be the result of a firewall/proxy in your environment that is preventing the traffic from successfully going through.  I’ve be asked what someone has to open up from a firewall perspective to get the Data Management Gateway work.  An Inside look at Microsoft Data Management…
  • Tip of the Day: Network Failure Detection

    Shannon Gowen
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:49 am
    Today’s Tip… Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V and Windows Failover Clustering are enhanced to better detect network connectivity issues for virtual machines. If the physical network assigned to the virtual machine suffers a failure (such as a faulty switch port or network adapter, or a disconnected network cable), the Windows Failover Cluster will move the virtual machine to another node in the cluster to restore network connectivity. This is for ANY networks attached to the VM, not just those used by clustering.  So if there is an attached network that you wish to be monitored for…
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  • LiveSide is retiring, thanks for all your support!

    Kip Kniskern
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:19 am
    All good things must come to an end, and this blog is no exception. When Chris Overd, Matthew Weyer, and Harrison Hoffman founded LiveSide.net back in December of 2005 (LiveSide’s first post was on January 3rd, 2006, and my first post was 9 days later, on January 12th), Windows Live had just been announced, and our posts were all about Office Live, Windows Live Expo, OneCare, and emerging details about something called the “Windows Live Messenger Phone“. Since then, we’ve covered the birth and death of OneCare and Live Mesh and Windows Live itself, followed MSN Search…
  • The long, promising (and frustrating) history of Microsoft’s consumer file sync services

    Kip Kniskern
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    Live Drive, SDrive, Project M, Folders, FolderShare, Windows Live Sync, Live Mesh, SkyDrive, OneDrive. Yes, Microsoft has been at this file syncing game for a long time. The company bought FolderShare back in November of 2005, and has been trying to get file syncing right ever since. This past week users were all in a huff because the latest build of Windows 10 Tech Preview changed the way OneDrive works on Windows 10, so much so that Microsoft took the time to respond publicly. Ed Bott posted on the issue late last week, documenting the flurry that’s been happening on UserVoice: In a…
  • Yahoo! / Mozilla search partnership: What’s Marissa Mayer up to?

    Kip Kniskern
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    Yesterday Yahoo! and Mozilla announced a new 5 year partnership to make “Yahoo the default search experience for Firefox in the United States on mobile and desktop”. The deal will make Yahoo! the default search experience on Firefox in the United States, replacing Google. Google and others (including Bing) will still be available as alternate choices, and Firefox will use various other search products around the globe, including Yandex in Russia, Baidu in China, and Google (yes, Google) in Europe. Yahoo! press release does a lot to champion Mozilla’s newfound relationship…
  • Has Microsoft given up on eReading?

    Kip Kniskern
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:09 am
    Microsoft has a long, and not very successful, history with eReaders, going all the way back to Microsoft Reader, which debuted in 2000, but never made it beyond Windows Mobile and was shuttered in 2012. Since then, Microsoft hasn’t delved into the 1st party eReader market, although it has seemingly been ready to make the jump a number of times, establishing a partnership with Barnes and Noble and its Nook reading device in 2012, and for a time letting slip that there was an “Xbox Music, Video, and Reading” team. Nothing has ever come out of either of these forays, however,…
  • Microsoft announces the Lumia 535 and 535 Dual Sim

    Kip Kniskern
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:29 pm
    Microsoft unveiled its first Microsoft branded Lumia phones tonight, the Lumia 535 and a dual SIM equivalent, the Lumia 535 Dual SIM. The phones follow along with Lumia’s attraction to the lower end of the market, offering an affordable phone with an “estimated retail price will be around 110 euros before taxes and subsidies”. There is no word at this point where Microsoft plans to sell the phones, it’s only saying in the press release that it will “begin rolling out to key markets in November”. Microsoft teased the release on the Lumia Conversations blog…
 
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  • Bugtraq: Apple iOS v8.x - Message Context & Privacy Vulnerability

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:41 am
    Document Title: =============== Apple iOS v8.x - Message Context & Privacy Vulnerability References : ==================== http://www.vulnerability-lab.com/get_content.php?id=1346 Video: http://www.vulnerability-lab.com/get_content.php?id=1350 Release Date: ============= 2014-12-16 Vulnerability Laboratory ID : ==================================== 1346 Common Vulnerability Scoring System: ==================================== 4.2 Product & Service Introduction: =============================== iOS is a mobile operating system developed and distributed by Apple Inc. Originally released…
  • Should Microsoft have aimed higher with Windows 10?

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:31 am
    Should Microsoft have aimed higher with Windows 10? Its specs match the last three versions of the OS, meaning it can run on hardware from 2006. Is that good? Windows 10 is currently going through the beta cycle and people seem satisfied with it, not to mention very happy with how receptive Microsoft is to input this time around.
  • Windows browser choice system ends

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:26 am
    A requirement for Microsoft to offer new Windows users in Europe a choice of web browsers has ended after five years. The requirement was drawn up in 2009 after Microsoft's rivals complained the software giant's bundling of IE with Windows gave it an unfair advantage.
  • Reach for the Clouds, Inc. acquires Converter Technology's Microsoft Office Migration Tools

    17 Dec 2014 | 6:12 pm
    RFTC offers a lifeline to Windows XP and Office 2003 users. From now until the end of the year, download RFTC O365 Detective AT NO COST in order to mitigate risk.
  • The PC's Not Dead, Says Citi, Raising Estimates

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Citigroup's Jim Suva today offers an upbeat, contrarian view of the personal computer market, writing that unit shipment growth may return in the next few years, rather than expectations for a decline. After an onslaught on of tablets, everyone jumped on the "PC is dead" theme, writes Suva: "With PC units declining by a record 10% in 2013, investors and industry analysts were quick to dismiss the PC as dead, many predicting the market to perpetually decline by double digits as we enter the 'post-PC era'."
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    NT Compatible

  • Holiday Guides and more

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:15 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: ASRock X99 OC Formula Motherboard Review – Designed For Overclocking Best AIO CPU Coolers of 2014 Best High-End Laptops: Holiday 2014 Catalyst Omega - A Closer Look Epson WorkForce WF-2660 Review GIGABYTE X99-Gaming G1 WIFI Motherboard Review Guardian Angel Safety Outlet Review Holiday Guides 2014: Monitors Lian Li PC-O5S Review Luxa2 E-One Headset Stand Review Silicon Power Marvel M70 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (128GB) Review...
  • Microsoft cloud data case will define industry for years to come

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:06 am
    European cloud market could be kick-started if courts go against Microsoft...
  • Microsoft Is Selling MixRadio

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:51 am
    And is doubling down on Xbox Music...
  • Microsoft's Bing predicts 2015 trends

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:50 am
    Bing looks in its crystal ball to foretell the trends of the year to come....
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Denim update arriving to all Lumias in January

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:48 am
    Microsoft has confirmed that the Windows Phone Denim update will begin to roll out for all Lumia devices in early January 2015...
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  • Holiday Guides and more

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:15 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: ASRock X99 OC Formula Motherboard Review – Designed For Overclocking Best AIO CPU Coolers of 2014 Best High-End Laptops: Holiday 2014 Catalyst Omega - A Closer Look Epson WorkForce WF-2660 Review GIGABYTE X99-Gaming G1 WIFI Motherboard Review Guardian Angel Safety Outlet Review Holiday Guides 2014: Monitors Lian Li PC-O5S Review Luxa2 E-One Headset Stand Review Silicon Power Marvel M70 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (128GB) Review...
  • Microsoft cloud data case will define industry for years to come

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:06 am
    European cloud market could be kick-started if courts go against Microsoft...
  • Microsoft Is Selling MixRadio

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:51 am
    And is doubling down on Xbox Music...
  • Microsoft's Bing predicts 2015 trends

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:50 am
    Bing looks in its crystal ball to foretell the trends of the year to come....
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Denim update arriving to all Lumias in January

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:48 am
    Microsoft has confirmed that the Windows Phone Denim update will begin to roll out for all Lumia devices in early January 2015...
 
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    19 Dec 2014 | 1:15 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: ASRock X99 OC Formula Motherboard Review – Designed For Overclocking Best AIO CPU Coolers of 2014 Best High-End Laptops: Holiday 2014 Catalyst Omega - A Closer Look Epson WorkForce WF-2660 Review GIGABYTE X99-Gaming G1 WIFI Motherboard Review Guardian Angel Safety Outlet Review Holiday Guides 2014: Monitors Lian Li PC-O5S Review Luxa2 E-One Headset Stand Review Silicon Power Marvel M70 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (128GB) Review...
  • Microsoft cloud data case will define industry for years to come

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:06 am
    European cloud market could be kick-started if courts go against Microsoft...
  • Microsoft Is Selling MixRadio

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:51 am
    And is doubling down on Xbox Music...
  • Microsoft's Bing predicts 2015 trends

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:50 am
    Bing looks in its crystal ball to foretell the trends of the year to come....
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Denim update arriving to all Lumias in January

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:48 am
    Microsoft has confirmed that the Windows Phone Denim update will begin to roll out for all Lumia devices in early January 2015...
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    19 Dec 2014 | 1:15 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: ASRock X99 OC Formula Motherboard Review – Designed For Overclocking Best AIO CPU Coolers of 2014 Best High-End Laptops: Holiday 2014 Catalyst Omega - A Closer Look Epson WorkForce WF-2660 Review GIGABYTE X99-Gaming G1 WIFI Motherboard Review Guardian Angel Safety Outlet Review Holiday Guides 2014: Monitors Lian Li PC-O5S Review Luxa2 E-One Headset Stand Review Silicon Power Marvel M70 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (128GB) Review...
  • Microsoft cloud data case will define industry for years to come

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:06 am
    European cloud market could be kick-started if courts go against Microsoft...
  • Microsoft Is Selling MixRadio

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:51 am
    And is doubling down on Xbox Music...
  • Microsoft's Bing predicts 2015 trends

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:50 am
    Bing looks in its crystal ball to foretell the trends of the year to come....
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Denim update arriving to all Lumias in January

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:48 am
    Microsoft has confirmed that the Windows Phone Denim update will begin to roll out for all Lumia devices in early January 2015...
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    Windows Virtualization Team Blog

  • Announcing GA of Disaster Recovery to Azure - Purpose-Built for Branch Offices and SMB

    Anoop KV(MSFT)
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:05 am
    Today, we are excited to announce the GA for Branch Office and SMB Disaster Recovery to Azure.  Azure Site Recovery delivers a simpler, reliable & cost effective Disaster Recovery solution to Branch Office and SMB customers.  ASR with new Hyper-V Virtual Machine Protection from Windows Server 2012 R2 to Microsoft Azure can now be used at customer owned sites and SCVMM is optional.   You can visit the Getting Started with Azure Site Recovery for additional information
  • Integration components: How we determine Windows Update applicability

    Ben Armstrong [MSFT]
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:48 am
    Last week we began distributing integration components through Windows Update.  In the November rollup, integration components were made available to Windows Server 2012/2008R2 virtual machines along with Windows 8/7 virtual machines running on Windows Technical Preview hosts. Ben wrote a great blog post outlining how to update the integration components. Using Windows Update to apply integration components brought to light an interesting set of challenges with our standard servicing tools.  Unlike other Windows Updates, integration components are tied to the host version not just…
  • Hyper-V integration components are available through Windows Update

    Ben Armstrong [MSFT]
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Starting in Windows Technical Preview, Hyper-V integration components will be delivered directly to virtual machines using Windows Update. Integration components (also called integration services) are the set of synthetic drivers which allow a virtual machine to communicate with the host operating system.  They control services ranging from time sync to guest file copy.  We've been talking to customers about integration component installation and update over the past year to discover that they are a huge pain point during the upgrade process.  Historically, all new versions of…
  • Announcing the GA of Disaster Recovery to Azure using Azure Site Recovery

    Abhishek Hemrajani
    2 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    I am excited to announce the GA of the Disaster Recovery to Azure using Azure Site Recovery. In addition to enabling replication to and recovery in Microsoft Azure, ASR enables automated protection of VMs, remote health monitoring, no-impact recovery plan testing, and single click orchestrated recovery - all backed by an enterprise-grade SLA. The DR to Azure functionality in ASR builds on top of System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Windows Server Hyper-V Replica, and Microsoft Azure to ensure that our customers can leverage existing IT investments while still helping them optimize…
  • Networking 101 for Disaster Recovery to Microsoft Azure using Site Recovery

    Abhishek Hemrajani
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:29 am
    Getting the networking requirements right is a critical piece in ensuring Disaster Recovery readiness of your business critical workloads.  When an administrator evaluates the disaster recovery capabilities that she needs for her application(s), she needs to think through and develop a robust networking infrastructure that ensures that the application is accessible to end users once it has been failed over and that the application downtime is minimized – RTO optimization is of key importance. Head over to the Microsoft Azure blog to read our new blog that shows you how…
 
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  • Short Takes: December 19, 2014

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:08 am
    An often irreverent look at this week's other news An often irreverent look at this week's other news, including Dean Hachamovitch's exit from Microsoft, a bizarre but temporary anti-Google post, Microsoft will take on tech support scammers, a long-awaited Xbox VR headset may appear next year, and the US is trying to figure out an appropriate response to the North Korea hack of Sony. read more
  • Reports: North Korea Identified as Source of Sony Hack

    18 Dec 2014 | 6:18 am
    A not so unsubstantiated threat after all NBC News and The New York Times are independently reporting that the United States has determined that the North Korean government was indeed behind the electronic attack against Sony. This isn't the first time a government has instigated such an attack against a public company, but the terrorism threats that have accompanied the hack are a concerning new low. read more
  • Apple Wins iPod/iTunes Antitrust Case

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:36 am
    Probably the right decision A federal jury in California has determined that Apple's efforts to undermine competitors to iTunes and the iPod a decade ago did not constitute antitrust violations and did not harm a class of consumers. The decision was reached after just four hours of deliberation. read more
  • In Email Warrant Case, Microsoft Finds Friends in High Places

    16 Dec 2014 | 4:45 am
    Lots of support for the law Microsoft's efforts to prevent the US government from illegally seizing evidence held in its email servers in Ireland has garnered an incredible level of support from within the tech community and beyond. On Monday, the software giant announced that it has filed 10 legal briefs in the case which are signed by 28 leading technology and media companies, 35 leading computer scientists, and 23 trade associations and advocacy organizations. read more
  • Windows 10 Comes Into Focus

    15 Dec 2014 | 2:11 pm
    And I like what I see In late January, Microsoft will hold a special event for press and analysts at which it will unveil more information about Windows 10 and how it will work on all kinds of devices, not just traditional PCs. But we don't need to wait until next month to gain a clearer picture of Windows 10: Thanks to a number of leaks, we can already see some of the hidden features that will make this release a more cohesive whole. read more
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  • Holiday Guides and more

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:15 am
    Here a roundup of todays reviews and articles: ASRock X99 OC Formula Motherboard Review – Designed For Overclocking Best AIO CPU Coolers of 2014 Best High-End Laptops: Holiday 2014 Catalyst Omega - A Closer Look Epson WorkForce WF-2660 Review GIGABYTE X99-Gaming G1 WIFI Motherboard Review Guardian Angel Safety Outlet Review Holiday Guides 2014: Monitors Lian Li PC-O5S Review Luxa2 E-One Headset Stand Review Silicon Power Marvel M70 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (128GB) Review...
  • Microsoft cloud data case will define industry for years to come

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:06 am
    European cloud market could be kick-started if courts go against Microsoft...
  • Microsoft Is Selling MixRadio

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:51 am
    And is doubling down on Xbox Music...
  • Microsoft's Bing predicts 2015 trends

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:50 am
    Bing looks in its crystal ball to foretell the trends of the year to come....
  • Windows Phone 8.1 Denim update arriving to all Lumias in January

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:48 am
    Microsoft has confirmed that the Windows Phone Denim update will begin to roll out for all Lumia devices in early January 2015...
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  • How to Prevent Gmail from Trimming your Email Signature

    Amit Agarwal
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:27 am
    Gmail has this annoying habit of trimming content that it thinks is repetitive or not relevant to the ongoing email conversation. For example, if you reply to an email message, the recipient will only see what you have written and everything else in the thread would stay hidden until they manually click the 3 dots (ellipsis) that say “Show Trimmed Content.” This doesn’t always work as expected though. Gmail may sometimes hide your actual reply if it contains content identical to other messages in the thread. Also, if you attach a signature to your outgoing email messages,…
  • Take YouTube Videos Offline on your Mobile

    Amit Agarwal
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:42 am
    YouTube users in India rejoice. You can now download YouTube videos on your Android or iOS device using the official YouTube app itself and watch the videos later while you are offline or on a slow connection. It takes a few easy steps to download a video on the YouTube app. Open a video, tap the download button (see screenshot), choose the resolution for the downloaded video and it will begin to download on your device. There’s a new “Offline” section in the YouTube app where you can find a list of all videos that are currently in the download queue or available for offline…
  • How to Save Money While Shopping Online in India

    Amit Agarwal
    9 Dec 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Online shopping is convenient and you often get better discounts than what the local shops have to offer but if you can do a little more research, you may end up saving even more. Here are some online shopping tips and websites that may help you get the best deals while shopping online in India. Online Shopping Tips to Save Money 1. Use Comparison Shopping There are dozens of credible shopping sites in India and it may therefore take time and effort to determine which of them offers the best deal on a particular product. Comparison shopping sites like Junglee.com, MySmartPrice.com,…
  • All the Wget Commands You Should Know

    Amit Agarwal
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:25 am
    How do I download an entire website for offline viewing? How do I save all the MP3s from a website to a folder on my computer? How do I download files that are behind a login page? How do I build a mini-version of Google? Wget is a free utility – available for Mac, Windows and Linux (included) – that can help you accomplish all this and more. What makes it different from most download managers is that wget can follow the HTML links on a web page and recursively download the files. It is the same tool that a soldier had used to download thousands of secret documents from the US…
  • How to Easily Find the Biggest Files in your Google Drive

    Amit Agarwal
    4 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    What do you do when your Google Drive is running out of storage space? You either add more storage or the inexpensive option is that you clean up your Drive and delete the large files that are hogging up the bulk of space. But how do know where these big files are hiding in your Drive? Google Drives lists the file size but without the sort option. If you switch to the List View in Google Drive (the list icon is near the Settings gear), it will show the sizes of all your files but unfortunately there’s no option to sort that list by their sizes. Also, Google Drive doesn’t support a…
 
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  • TWC9: Last Show of 2014, Orleans, Bing Developer Assistant, VSO news and more... | This Week On Channel 9

    Greg Duncan, Vladimir Kolesnikov, Nikola Metulev
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:45 pm
    This week on Channel 9, Nikola and Vlad discuss the week's top developer news, including;[00:32] Orleans Goes Open Source[David Gristwood], http://orleans.codeplex.com/[01:29] Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio [Shabbar Husain][02:52] Skype Translator – How it Works [Mo Ladha, Chris Wendt][04:34] Magic Moments and the Big Screen, with Xim 1.3 [Colleen Estrada][06:27] VSO Update, Quick code editing, backlog filtering, and more – Dec 17 [Aaron Bjork], Lightweight Web Editing with Markdown Files in Visual Studio Online [Brian Keller][07:17] A new Visual Studio Online and Team…
  • EdgeShow 130: Inside the Azure Storage Outage of Nov 18th | Edge

    RicksterCDN
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:49 pm
    In this episode of The Edge Show, Rick introduces a special interview by Larry Larson from Channel 9 talking with Mark Russinovich, CTO of Microsoft Azure about the Storage Outage that took place November 18th. Mark provides insight into what happened, how it was resolved and how the Azure team is actively working to improve the customer experience on the Azure platform as a result.The Full Blog post on the Root Cause Analysis over on the Azure blog.BlogPost: Details on the RCA (Root Cause Analysis) of the Azure Storage Outage of November 18th.We're taking a break for the holiday season.
  • Episode 164: Azure Diagnostic Improvements with Boris Scholl and Saurabh Bhatia | Microsoft Azure Cloud Cover Show

    Haishi Bai, Chris Risner
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:13 am
    In this episode Haishi Bai is joined by Boris Scholl and Saurabh Bhatia, both Program Managers on the Azure Tools team.  Boris and Saurabh join us to discuss diagnostics improvements with the Azure SDK.  Saurabh starts by showing the new IaaS configuration page in Visual Studio which enables viewing endpoints, installing extensions, altering logging levels, and much more.  He then goes on to show how to create custom Event Sources in your code to better facilitate logging information from your applications and how to configure those event sources for your roles.
  • Gadgeteer and Motors and you...

    Greg Duncan
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer is one of my favorite hardware kits, one that I've blogged about here a number of times. Yet I've never highlighted the work of Duke Nukem (no, not that one). He's uploaded a number of great Gadgeteer videos which we're highlighting today...Gadgeteer and Motors - Part1 - DC MotorsPart 1 of a series of Gadgeteer YouTube videos I'm doing that show just how easy it is to use different kinds of motors and such with Gadgeteer. In this project we use a Motor Driver L298 Module to control a Tamiya 70097 Twin-Motor Gearbox Kit.There is also a demo showing use PWM (Pulse Width…
  • Azure Websites Migration Assistant with Apurva Joshi | Azure Friday

    Azure
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Apurva Joshi (AJ) shows Scott how to use the Azure Websites Migration Assistant to migrate an on-premises site to the cloud in just a few clicks.
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  • TWC9: Last Show of 2014, Orleans, Bing Developer Assistant, VSO news and more... | This Week On Channel 9

    Greg Duncan, Vladimir Kolesnikov, Nikola Metulev
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:45 pm
    This week on Channel 9, Nikola and Vlad discuss the week's top developer news, including;[00:32] Orleans Goes Open Source[David Gristwood], http://orleans.codeplex.com/[01:29] Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio [Shabbar Husain][02:52] Skype Translator – How it Works [Mo Ladha, Chris Wendt][04:34] Magic Moments and the Big Screen, with Xim 1.3 [Colleen Estrada][06:27] VSO Update, Quick code editing, backlog filtering, and more – Dec 17 [Aaron Bjork], Lightweight Web Editing with Markdown Files in Visual Studio Online [Brian Keller][07:17] A new Visual Studio Online and Team…
  • EdgeShow 130: Inside the Azure Storage Outage of Nov 18th | Edge

    RicksterCDN
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:49 pm
    In this episode of The Edge Show, Rick introduces a special interview by Larry Larson from Channel 9 talking with Mark Russinovich, CTO of Microsoft Azure about the Storage Outage that took place November 18th. Mark provides insight into what happened, how it was resolved and how the Azure team is actively working to improve the customer experience on the Azure platform as a result.The Full Blog post on the Root Cause Analysis over on the Azure blog.BlogPost: Details on the RCA (Root Cause Analysis) of the Azure Storage Outage of November 18th.We're taking a break for the holiday season.
  • Episode 164: Azure Diagnostic Improvements with Boris Scholl and Saurabh Bhatia | Microsoft Azure Cloud Cover Show

    Haishi Bai, Chris Risner
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:13 am
    In this episode Haishi Bai is joined by Boris Scholl and Saurabh Bhatia, both Program Managers on the Azure Tools team.  Boris and Saurabh join us to discuss diagnostics improvements with the Azure SDK.  Saurabh starts by showing the new IaaS configuration page in Visual Studio which enables viewing endpoints, installing extensions, altering logging levels, and much more.  He then goes on to show how to create custom Event Sources in your code to better facilitate logging information from your applications and how to configure those event sources for your roles.
  • Gadgeteer and Motors and you...

    Greg Duncan
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Microsoft .NET Gadgeteer is one of my favorite hardware kits, one that I've blogged about here a number of times. Yet I've never highlighted the work of Duke Nukem (no, not that one). He's uploaded a number of great Gadgeteer videos which we're highlighting today...Gadgeteer and Motors - Part1 - DC MotorsPart 1 of a series of Gadgeteer YouTube videos I'm doing that show just how easy it is to use different kinds of motors and such with Gadgeteer. In this project we use a Motor Driver L298 Module to control a Tamiya 70097 Twin-Motor Gearbox Kit.There is also a demo showing use PWM (Pulse Width…
  • Azure Websites Migration Assistant with Apurva Joshi | Azure Friday

    Azure
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Apurva Joshi (AJ) shows Scott how to use the Azure Websites Migration Assistant to migrate an on-premises site to the cloud in just a few clicks.
 
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  • Microsoft Promises to Fix “Dirty Shutdowns” in Windows 10

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:51 am
    Windows 10 is still in development right now, and a new build included in the Technical Preview channel is only expected to launch next month, so Microsoft has more time to fix bugs and issues in the existing 9879 version. One of the problems that Microsoft is trying to fix these days is what the company calls “dirty shutdowns,” an issue that raises a few more problems than all the others because it doesn’t allow engineers to collect data on what causes it. Basically, a dirty shutdown is a s... (read more)
  • Microsoft to Launch Lumia 535 Touchscreen Fix on December 27

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:27 am
    Lumia 535 is the first Windows Phone wearing Microsoft’s badge, but as many users have reported in the last few days, it’s also the first model to be affected by a weird glitch that causes the touchscreen to be less responsive at random times, especially when multi-touch is required. Microsoft has already confirmed that there’s some sort of lag on the Lumia 535, not only in apps and games, but also when browsing menus, and today it has stated that a fix will be released on December 27. The c... (read more)
  • Microsoft to Update OneDrive with Music Storage and Streaming

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:59 am
    Microsoft is working on a new series of updates for its cloud-based storage service OneDrive, which could turn it into your one destination for music. Basically, what Microsoft is trying to do is turn OneDrive into an all-in-one service that could be used not only to store documents and photos, but also the music you buy through Xbox Music. After saving your music in the cloud, you will be able to access it from any other device, as soon as you’re logged in with your account, Neowin writes. ... (read more)
  • Microsoft Loses Key Internet Explorer Leader

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:52 am
    Microsoft has lost several key employees in the last 12 months or so, and it appears that another top figure joined this list a couple of days ago. Dean Hachamovitch, head of the Internet Explorer development team and one of those who had a significant contribution to the launch of Microsoft’s modern browser, is leaving the software giant after approximately 24 years with the company. The reason? Hard to tell, but judging by his remarks, the new direction of the company doesn’t exactly match... (read more)
  • Microsoft Tracks Down Tech Support Scammers, Files Lawsuit

    Softpedia News (Bogdan Popa)
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:05 am
    Tech support scam attempts have grown at an alarming rate lately, and Microsoft has finally decided to take action against companies and individuals performing this illegal activity by sending them to court. The first entity that's being sued by Microsoft is Omnitech Support, a company which allegedly called customers and offered to fix a number of issues with Microsoft software which weren't actually affecting their computers. As Microsoft notes in a detailed blog post today, Omnitech not o... (read more)
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  • Plex for Android updated

    Ian Dixon
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:28 am
    Plex have updated the Android version of the Plex app for Plex Pass subscribers. The update has a new Extra sections in in the movie preplay screen where you can watch trailers and extra videos. The settings screen has been improved and the Chromecast integration has been improved. Plex also say the shared user experience has been improved for Plex Home users and the screens have been improved on Android TV. This version requires a Plex Pass and a server running v0.9.11.1, the apps is free from the Google Play Store for pass subscribers. The standard paid version costs £2.92 from the Store.
  • Video: Testing apps, games and Minecraft on a £79 Linx 7 Windows Tablet

    Ian Dixon
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:16 am
    I have been amazed by the response to the to the £79( or lower in come places) Linx 7 tablet review I posted last month and had a ton of questions about it. So I thought I would record a new video answering some of questions raised about the low cost tablet. First of all after using it for just over a month I am really pleased with tablet and my only issue with it being the relatively short battery life (around 4 hours use) but if you can live with that it’s a great device. It runs Windows 8.1 so you can install whatever you want on it but it is at its best as a media consumption…
  • New entertainment apps available for the Xbox One

    Ian Dixon
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:40 am
    The Xbox team have announced new entertainment apps for the Xbox One just in time for Christmas. The apps vary on the region you are in and the UK gets Vevo music videos so you can stream music videos from Vevo on the Xbox One: Vevo. Vevo offers the largest collection of premium official music videos. Start watching your favorite music videos and catch daily video premieres by downloading Vevo for Xbox One today.  Discover exciting new music videos, original shows, and live music performances from your favorite artists. Vevo on Xbox One is available in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France,…
  • Plex for Windows Phone 1.7.2.2 released

    Ian Dixon
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Plex has just been released for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 but that doesn’t mean other platforms have been forgotten. The Windows Phone version has updated adding photos of cast member when you view a movie or TV show. Also in the update is a fix for play queue counts and a fix app crashing issues when enabling sync. The app is a universal app and you can find the Windows version in the Windows Store and the Windows Phone version in Windows Phone Store. CHANGES IN 1.7.2.2 NEW - Show photos of movie cast members FIX - (UI) Wrong alignment of playqueue selection count popup -…
  • Plex comes to the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4

    Ian Dixon
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    A couple of months ago Plex launched an app for the Xbox One which brought music, movie and TV streaming from Plex servers to the Xbox One. Today Plex have launched a Plex for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 for Plex users in Europe and Asia, a US launch is set to follow soon (no time frame at the moment). Initially it will be for Plex Pass subscribers only and it will only support video but it will make the PS4 a great client to a Plex server. You can read the full details on the Plex blog.
 
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  • What’s Next with Windows 10?

    Rich
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:41 am
    In this guest post, Abby Perkins from Software Providers shares her insight into what’s coming with Windows 10 and how it will function for users of desktops, laptops, and mobile devices.Microsoft is a large company (the sixth biggest in the world by market cap), and its customer base reflects the company’s size. Unlike Apple’s customers, Microsoft’s tend to display less brand loyalty across products. The product that unifies all of Microsoft is the Windows operating system. Microsoft’s challenge with the upcoming release of Windows 10 is holding its large…
  • How to Remove the Windows August 2014 Update (MS14-045) Causing Blue Screen of Death

    Sudesh
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:29 am
    The August month for Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 users came with a surprise. The updates from the Microsoft arrived on schedule but this time there was an erratic behavior in one of the updates. The update MS14-045 can make using the fonts in Windows 8/8.1 a trying experience. This update may lock the fonts, render them incorrectly or in the worst case scenario throws the dreaded Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) on your screen. Listening to the outcry of the Windows users, Microsoft has issued a guideline for removing this update from your Windows.Here is how you can remove this MS014-045 update from…
  • [Dec 11th Update: Several Giveaway Offers] Tis the season to get freebies…

    Thomas
    28 Nov 2013 | 10:56 pm
    Every holiday I receive several requests from dedicated software developers to promote their giveaway. And this season is no different. Each time I go through them all and pick the ones I believe you, our loyal follower would love to get. This time around I thought I would collect them all in one place.This article will be updated regularly, so make sure you bookmark it! New and oldOld friends (Aimersoft and Digiarty) returns to us to offer you their gifts. Along them a newcomer to our lair: Leawo. Welcome. As stated above, any new giveaway offers will this time be posted here, so bookmark…
  • [You’re too late] Unique Giveaway: Get one of two programs for Free !

    Thomas
    29 Oct 2013 | 11:27 pm
    [Update]Giveaway has ended, and winners will receive their license shortly!We had a massive 189 participants, and I would’ve loved giving each and one of you a copy. Sadly tho, I had only 20 licenses in total. So If you are not one of the lucky 20, make sure to try again, next time we host a giveaway, it might just be your turn then.[/Update]You’ve probably already read about the two great programs we reviewed last week: Apowersoft Video Download Capture and Apowersoft Streaming Audio Recorder. It turns out Apowersoft would like to host a giveaway on our site, and as you know…
  • Apowersoft Video Download Capture

    Thomas
    26 Oct 2013 | 10:19 pm
    Windows Guides’ Rating 5 out of 5Compatible with System   PROS: Easy to use. Powerful functionality for downloading most streaming videos.CONS: The limited video edit features could easily be improved to make this a program for all your needs.VERDICT: A great tool for downloading streaming videos off the net. But also a great program for those of you who love to record your own DIY, and HOW-TO videos.PRICE: $59.95VERSION REVIEWED: 4.6.5Apowersoft Video Download Capture FeaturesGoing on a vacation abroad and wish you could take your favorite movies with you? Or did you see a clip on…
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  • Use Get-CIMInstance to Create a PowerShell File Extension Report

    Jeff Hicks
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:40 pm
    I love seeing what other people are doing with PowerShell. That is why I keep an eye on the #PowerShell hashtag on Twitter. I always find something interesting and useful. Often, I even learn something new. Usually when I find something new and intriguing, I decide to see what I can do with it. I am always interested to see how I can take an example and expand it. Not too long ago I came across a blog post via Twitter that used Get-CIMInstance to retrieve a list of fixed hard drives and then create a file extension report for all files on that drive. I thought it was nicely done and a clever…
  • 5 Hyper-V Skills You Need To Learn for 2015

    Aidan Finn
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:47 am
    In this article I am going to look at the skills that I think IT pros should be looking at developing to make more use of Hyper-V in the coming year. I’ll kick things off by pointing out that deploying Hyper-V takes a different set of skills than deploying VMware vSphere. Related: 6 Hyper-V Predictions for 2015 Sponsored 1. Hyper-V Deployment I do not argue that Hyper-V still has a smaller total market share than vSphere. But we have evidence from IDC that Hyper-V continues to grow while vSphere is shrinking. And outside of the USA, at least here in Europe, Hyper-V has a much larger…
  • 6 Hyper-V Predictions for 2015

    Aidan Finn
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:23 am
    It’s time once again for every tech author to make dauntless divinations about what will happen in the IT industry in the following year. Hopefully I will take delivery of my robot chauffeur and moon buggy soon, but in the meantime much like like I did last year, I’ll make some predictions about what I think will happen in the world of Microsoft virtualization in 2015. I sure hope I do better this time around than I did for 2014! Sponsored 1. Docker Hype We’re going to be hearing a lot about a technology called Docker. This snowball started to roll in recent months when Microsoft…
  • Using ClipBook Viewer on Windows 8

    Daniel Petri
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:54 pm
    The “clipboard” where the Windows operating system stores the pieces of text, graphical images or other information that has been cut or copied, as a temporary buffer until you paste somewhere else or reboot the computer, then all the information in the buffer is cleared. Sponsored While the clipboard can contain more than one piece of copied information, Microsoft has not added functionality to in throughout the evolution of modern Windows operating systems. The major drawback of the built-in clipboard is that there’s only one slot for the copied data. As soon as you copy a…
  • Using Microsoft Azure Online Backup

    Aidan Finn
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:16 am
    Microsoft announced, via a support article and then via an official post, that Microsoft Azure Online Backup will now support backing up folders and files from 64-bit editions of Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7. In this article I will review Azure Online Backup for Windows client devices. Sponsored Online Backup Scenarios Most companies have a rule that no data should be stored on laptops or PCs. I agree with that kind of policy, but in reality, there are exceptions. Many mobile or home workers rarely get to store/sync their documents on a protected store. In my own case, I use…
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  • Insert Custom Number Of Rows In Excel With This Simple Macro

    Fatima Wahab
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:41 am
    The MS Office apps are designed very intelligently and I’m not saying this just because they make my work infinitely easier. I’m saying it because its true. A few days back we did a post on inserting YouTube videos in Office 2013 and noted that the option was absent in MS Excel simply because it wasn’t needed there. This is the type of intelligence I’m talking about; knowing which features are needed in a specific type of app. It makes sure nothing irrelevant makes it into the final offering. That said, I was surprised to find that where Excel allows you to insert more…
  • Prevent Others From Editing Important Parts Of A Shared Word File

    Fatima Wahab
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:53 am
    Often times, working on a documentation task in groups can result in confusion. Unless you’ve made absolutely certain that no one is going to attempt to edit a section they are not supposed to edit, it’s going to be hard to keep the essential bits of the document unchanged. Fortunately, MS Word has for a long time supported a great tool called Content Control which allows the author of a document to prevent others from editing any part of it. It’s as simple as selecting the text which may be the literature review, concluding remarks, the index, or anything similar that took…
  • How To Start A Conversation With Firefox Hello

    Fatima Wahab
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:47 am
    Firefox 34 was released just a short while back and where it wasn’t big on features in terms of numbers, there was one huge feature that was introduced in the release; Firefox Hello. Think about Google Hangouts; a chat service that is restricted to your Gmail account and the Chrome browser. Remove those restrictions and you have Firefox Hello. You are restricted to needing Firefox to initiate a conversation but neither you nor your recipient need a Firefox account and they also don’t need to use Firefox. Here’s how you can start either an audio call or a video call with…
  • Windows Hidden Steps Recorder Turns Screen Action Into Step-By-Step Instructions

    Fatima Wahab
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:39 am
    Have you ever tried to explain a process to someone, had to write out instructions, or receive instructions or steps for using a particular software or reproducing a bug from someone who isn’t very good at reporting them? The simplest way around problems like this are screencasts. You can create one to use as an instruction medium, or you can ask someone to make one and send it to you so you can see what steps were taken to result in a bug. Not everyone is comfortable with screencasting tools, even the simplest ones and just getting the instruction for downloading the right kind of…
  • Begin Projects by Creating An Outline & Organizing Your Content

    Fatima Wahab
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:44 am
    Getting started on a project or report, academic or work related seems daunting. There are so many things that should be included but at the same time, the information needs to come together in just the right way to make sense. There’s two approaches you can take to it; you can gather the information first, and arrange it later. Alternatively, you can start with an outline so you don’t spend too much time looking for information you won’t need. Foldout is a very simple Windows tool that lets you create outlines for a project. It’s a great way to get organized whenever…
 
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  • How to Remove the Homegroup Icon From the Desktop in Windows 7

    Ramesh Srinivasan
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Did the Homegroup icon all of a sudden appear on the desktop after running a registry cleaner or using a third party tweaking tool? This article shows you the way to hide the Homegroup icon from desktop. Removing the Homegroup icon via user interface is not possible, as the "Change desktop icons" dialog in Windows […]
  • Fix “Error 2″ When Starting the Security Center Service in Windows 7

    Ramesh Srinivasan
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:16 am
    After a malware attack, your Action Center may report that the Security Center service has stopped… .. and when you click the button to turn on the service, the following error may show up: Windows could not start the Security Center service on Local Computer. Error 2: The system cannot find the file specified. This […]
  • Dial-Up Connection Window Keeps Appearing Even After Deleting Old Dial-Up Connectoid in Windows 7

    Ramesh Srinivasan
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:22 am
    When you attempt to browse the web, a dial-up window may appear prompting for username and password even though the obsolete dial-up connectoid had been deleted from Network Connections window long ago. This may occur when your Wireless goes out of range, or when internet connection goes down in your network. To resolve the problem, […]
  • Fix Libraries Showing Generic Blank Icon and Nothing Happens When a Library Is Double-Clicked

    Ramesh Srinivasan
    21 Jan 2014 | 7:32 pm
    When you click on the Documents, Pictures, Music or Videos library from the Start menu, nothing may happen. Also, these library links may show up with the file extension ".library-ms" in the Windows 7 Start menu. And the libraries (both the built-in and custom ones) don’t work when double-clicked from Explorer, and they show up […]
  • Desktop Gadgets Not Displayed Correctly After Upgrading to Internet Explorer 11

    Ramesh Srinivasan
    9 Jan 2014 | 6:36 am
    After installing Internet Explorer 11, some of your desktop gadgets may not render correctly. The gadgets may appear transparent with pink border and text, as in the graphic below: And here is how it’s supposed to appear: This has to do with a bug in Internet Explorer 11 RTM, which breaks some desktop gadgets, if […]
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  • Deploying Windows to Surface Pro 3: Best practices

    19 Dec 2014 | 6:19 am
    Microsoft has released a guide titled Deployment and Administration Guide for Surface Pro 3, that talks of best practices for deploying Windows to Surface Pro 3 devices. Windows to Surface Pro 3... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • Using Apps Corner In Windows Phone 8.1

    18 Dec 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Many times it happens that we share our Windows Phone with friends, family, co-workers, but due to privacy concerns, we don’t want to display all apps to the person. In others words, if you... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • Manage Browser add ons in IE, Chrome, Firefox, Opera

    18 Dec 2014 | 7:19 am
    From time to time, you must make a habit of looking at your browser add-ons, extension and plugins. The reason this is recommended is because, over a period of time you may have installed browsers... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • Tablacus Explorer: Tabbed File Manager with add-on support for Windows 8.1

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:39 pm
    The default File Explorer in Windows, does not offer tabs, unlike Internet Explorer. There may be times, where we may need to have multiple instances of Explorer window open. For this, we have to... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
  • 360 Browser for Windows: Good for touch devices

    17 Dec 2014 | 8:19 am
    There are many web browsers available on the web for the Windows operating system and most of them have more or less similar layout, features, and functions. Another one is 360 Browser, from the... For more visit TheWindowsClub.com.
 
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  • Zombie’s Got a Pogo Review, an excellent simple to play 2D game for windows phone

    Priya
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:38 am
    The post Zombie’s Got a Pogo Review, an excellent simple to play 2D game for windows phone appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. Zombie’s Got a Pogo is a unique 2D game for windows phone that has just hit the WP marketplace. The game play is very simple – a player controls the main character of the game by leaning him to set a landing angle that affects the angle of his next jump. You have to avoid […]
  • HTC One M8 for Windows on sale on T-Mobile USA

    Kamaldeep Singh
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:50 pm
    The post HTC One M8 for Windows on sale on T-Mobile USA appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. The HTC One M8 for Windows is now on sale from T-Mobile USA for just zero dollar up front fees if you go with their Simple Choice plan. If you wish to go contract free, you will have to pay 585 dollars upfront. Here are its specifications: Size and Weight – 5.68 x 2.77 x […]
  • Lightomania, an amazing Puzzle game for windows phone

    Kamaldeep Singh
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    The post Lightomania, an amazing Puzzle game for windows phone appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. Playing the game is very simple, just pull the tongue, choose the best trajectory, make a jump and get the bulb. I strongly feel that the Lightomania is a blend between Angry Birds and Cut the Rope. However unlike those two games, Lightomania is completely free and the little gismos are cute. The game loaded […]
  • Feed Viewer, an excellent visual RSS news aggregator for Windows Phone

    Priya
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    The post Feed Viewer, an excellent visual RSS news aggregator for Windows Phone appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. Way back in 2011, the windows phone review team reviewed the best windows phone RSS readers. Back then due to lack of developer internet, there were not many quality RSS aggregators but times have changed now. Meet Feed Viewer, an RSS news aggregator for Windows Phone that lets you browse large amount of content quickly. […]
  • Enter OrcKid launched for Windows Phone

    Priya
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    The post Enter OrcKid launched for Windows Phone appeared first on Windowsphonereview, a site about Windows Phone reviews. Me, We studios have launched their game “Enter OrcKid” for the windows phone. The game is made with a partnership between Creative England and Microsoft. The Enter OrcKid is a fighting game where you go on a quest to hack a bloody swathe through the enemies of your Orcish brethren. Here are the features of […]
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  • Introducing Windows 8.1: How To Use The Share Tab In File Explorer

    Ciprian Adrian Rusen
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:56 am
    To complete our tour of the File Explorer user interface, we are going to discuss the Share tab. This is where you'll go to find the tools you need to help get your files in front of other people, whether that be by emailing, sharing over a network or simply handing someone a copy. Here's how it works:
  • How To Use Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool For PC To Get Rid Of Adware

    Codrut Neagu
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:04 am
    When you browse the web and install applications of all kinds, you expose yourself to malware threats, including adware. You know, the kind of programs that show you annoying ads for things you don't need and other nasty behavior like that. If you don't have a proper security solution installed like an internet security suite, you may get your computer infected with adware and you may want a free tool that can help you get rid of it. Bitdefender has recently launched a free tool named Bitdefender Adware Removal Tool for PC. Here's a tutorial on how it works and how you can use it to remove…
  • Reviewing The Dell Inspiron 14 7437 - An Affordable Ultrabook

    Ciprian Adrian Rusen
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:53 am
    If you are looking for a good-looking laptop, with a good hardware configuration, that's able to deal both with desktop programs and touch apps, while not costing more than $1000, you will surely encounter the Dell Inspiron 14 7437. While it's not exactly a new ultrabook, it is a good device and it runs Windows 8.1 smoothly, at a reasonable price. That's why we decided to test it and review it for you when we had the chance. Read this article to learn more about this ultrabook, its strengths and weaknesses and whether it is worth buying.
  • Simple Questions: What Is USB or Universal Serial Bus?

    Mihai-Emilian Blaga
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:19 am
    Everyone has used at least once a device that was connected to another device with the help of a USB port. Whether we are talking about flash memory sticks or other peripherals like printers, many devices are using the USB standard connector. In this article we will share what USB stands for, what it does and what are the advantages and disadvantages of using USB to connect devices.
  • A Geek's Quest To Quitting Coffee - How I Managed To Pull It Off

    Andrei-Adnan Ismail
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:53 am
    Have you ever found yourself getting through a day with excruciating headaches and then remembering that you forgot to drink coffee? You're not the only one. There is a very large number of people trying to quit coffee. A simple Google search yields a comparable number of results for "quit coffee", "quit alcohol" and "quit drugs". Impressive, right? Yet, nobody really pays attention to this one that much. And while the other 2 habits are blamed by society, coffee is actually endorsed. That's why, in this article I am going to describe how I ended up deciding to quit drinking coffee, my method…
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  • Skype Translator helped me speak Spanish for the first time

    Tom Warren
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    I woke up this morning, ate my breakfast and spoke some Spanish. I can’t even speak Spanish. I didn’t emerge from a dream or experience a medical miracle, I used Skype Translator. It’s a new app designed to translate your speech in real time, making it possible to hold a conversation in a language you don’t understand. I spoke with Maria Romero Garcia, a Spanish professor who has helped Microsoft test early versions of its Skype Translator software. We discussed everything from the weather to holiday plans, and Garcia’s work as a translator. After the call ended 20 minutes later, I…
  • Microsoft's former Internet Explorer chief has left the company

    Rich McCormick
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:53 pm
    Dean Hachamovitch — the man who oversaw the development of Internet Explorer for 10 years — has left Microsoft. Hachamovitch announced the news in a short blog post, in which he said he was "ready to enjoy a different point of view on both tech and life," 24 years after he joined Microsoft. In an interview with GeekWire, Hachamovitch said that the company "really has changed a lot" since he joined in 1990, and that he was "overdue a change." Continue reading…
  • Xbox One preview members get early access to Halo 5 beta tomorrow

    Tom Warren
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Microsoft is gifting its dedicated Xbox One preview members an early Christmas present tomorrow: early access to Halo 5. While 343 industries and Microsoft plan to launch a Halo 5 multiplayer beta on December 29th, Xbox One preview members will be able to play content from week one a whole 10 days early. The early access is invite-only, and all current Xbox One preview members should receive a message from Xbox Live tomorrow with two codes to obtain the download. Halo 5 multiplayer beta early access will start at 4PM ET tomorrow, and end at 3AM ET on December 22nd, giving Xbox One preview…
  • Microsoft's Lumia Denim update arrives with big camera improvements

    Tom Warren
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:34 pm
    Microsoft has started rolling out a new Windows Phone update to its range of Lumia devices. Dubbed Lumia Denim, the latest update brings some significant camera improvements to the Lumia 830, Lumia 930, Lumia Icon, and Lumia 1520. The first noticeable change is a new Lumia Camera app that launches faster and takes photos more quickly. Microsoft’s Lumia 1520 has a more than capable camera, but the slowness of capturing photos often lets it down, and this update is designed to address that. Continue reading…
  • Pandora's new Xbox One app lets you listen to stations while gaming

    Chris Welch
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:31 am
    Pandora, the hugely popular streaming music service, has launched its first app on a video game console. It's available on Xbox One starting today. "Pandora on Xbox One takes advantage of all the functionality the platform has to offer and our team built the application to look amazing on the biggest screen in your home," the company wrote in a blog post. That includes the ability to snap Pandora to the side of your TV screen and keep listening to your stations during gameplay. Pandora has also built in Kinect voice and gesture controls, so while game developers are still largely ignoring…
 
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  • Verizon releases the Denim update to Lumia 822 and 928

    Michael
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:40 am
    Lumia Icon will get the update in early January Verizon Wireless has announced today the latest version of Windows Phone along with the Denim update for Nokia Lumia 822 and Nokia Lumia 928. Windows Phone 8.1.1 + Denim can be ... Read More The post Verizon releases the Denim update to Lumia 822 and 928 appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • Lumia Moments creates Action shots and Living Images from videos

    Diyan
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:27 am
    Works only on Lumia 830, 930, and 1520 with Denim In addition to the Denim update, Microsoft is launching a brand new camera app for the following PureView smartphones – Nokia Lumia 830, Lumia 930, Lumia Icon, and Lumia 1520. ... Read More The post Lumia Moments creates Action shots and Living Images from videos appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • Lumia 930 & Lumia 1520 are getting the Denim update in Europe

    Diyan
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:15 am
    Imaging enhancement coming to high-end Lumia phones According to Microsoft’s webpage, the Denim update that brings significant camera improvements to the high-end Lumia smartphones, has started rolling out to the Lumia 930 smartphones in Europe. Customers in eight European countries ... Read More The post Lumia 930 & Lumia 1520 are getting the Denim update in Europe appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • LINE buys MixRadio from Microsoft

    Chris
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:19 pm
    MixRadio will continue as a third-party app Relatively popular messaging service LINE has reached an agreement with Microsoft to acquire the music streaming app MixRadio. Microsoft bought MixRadio from Nokia as part of the Device & Services unit, but Redmond ... Read More The post LINE buys MixRadio from Microsoft appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
  • Lumia 635 comes to Sprint’s no-contract brands

    Diyan
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:38 am
    Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile to offer the phone from Dec.23 Sprint is releasing the LTE capable Nokia Lumia 635 through its pre-paid brands Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile. From December 23rd, a cyan variant of the Lumia 635 will ... Read More The post Lumia 635 comes to Sprint’s no-contract brands appeared first on Windows Phone Area.
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  • 8 Free Malware Removal Tools For Windows That Will Give You Peace Of Mind

    Rizwan Ahmed
    30 Nov 2014 | 10:39 am
    We live in an age of the internet. That means we spend most of our time online. And since we spend most of our time online, there are people who happen to be quite interested in exactly what we do out there. Whether these are individuals (as we are used to seeing since the dawn of ... Source: 8 Free Malware Removal Tools For Windows That Will Give You Peace Of Mind via Tech Attend.
  • Top 16 Highest Earning iOS Games

    Waqas Ahmed
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:33 am
    The iTunes App Store was heralded as a big step forward in mobile gaming when Apple announced it with the first iPhone. Not only did it finally allowed people to download and play games directly on their mobile, but also introduced a new revenue stream for developers to make money through work. There are hundreds ... Source: Top 16 Highest Earning iOS Games via Tech Attend.
  • 20 Best Holiday Tech Gifts Of 2014

    Ammar Malik
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:49 am
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Yes, it’s the holidays. The time that everyone spends away from home and with their loved ones. There is a lot to love about the holidays, from the festive meals to the Christmas tree and everything in between. But let’s be honest, what really makes holidays special ... Source: 20 Best Holiday Tech Gifts Of 2014 via Tech Attend.
  • 41 Best Premium WordPress eCommerce Themes Everyone Should Know

    Waqas Ahmed
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:58 am
    WordPress has grown and changed over the years, from a simple blog app into a full-fledged CMS (Content Management System) that now powers millions of sites. But along with its use as a backend for blogs, it can deliver a number of other purposes, such running an eCommerce site. To build these sites within WordPress, ... Source: 41 Best Premium WordPress eCommerce Themes Everyone Should Know via Tech Attend.
  • How To Fix “Access Denied” or “Cannot Delete File” Errors In Windows

    Waqas Ahmed
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:17 am
    File permission problems are fairly common in Windows which often prevent you from altering a file that’s protected by the operating system. In short, you need to take its ownership and assign the correct rights to the file so that it can be manipulated by you. Sometimes you may have the pertaining rights but Windows ... Source: How To Fix “Access Denied” or “Cannot Delete File” Errors In Windows via Tech Attend.
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  • History of Windows Versions: Windows 3.1

    Yuri Pustjens
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:26 am
    History of Windows Versions: Windows 3.1 Windows 3.1 was released April the 6th 1992. Windows 3.1 is a 16-bits operating system, produced of course by Microsoft for use on Personal Computers. Did you Know?Over 4 million copies of Windows 3.0 were sold and over 3 million copies of Windows 3.1 were sold. Windows 3.1 costed 149 dollars at the time of the release. Knowing that you can calculate that Windows 3.1 was good for 447000000 USD on sales! Windows 3.1 was also the last in the DOS Series. Windows 95-98 and 2000 used the the Windows 95 kernel (it’s underlying foundation is MS-Dos)…
  • How to make a Windows 10 Registry Backup

    Yuri Pustjens
    5 Dec 2014 | 3:34 am
    How to make a Windows 10 Registry Backup In this article we will explain how you make a Windows 10 registry backup. A crucial thing to do when you change, modify or delete Registry keys on your system. Why en when would you want to make a Windows 10 Registry Backup? There are a couple of reasons actually. You going to change Windows registry keys or remove them You going to install untested software which optimize your system There are of course many reasons, but these are the most common. Making a back-up is fairly easy! Making the backup There are many programs that can do this, but you…
  • Windows Update KB3000061 Failure Configuring Windows Updates, Reverting Changes

    Yuri Pustjens
    5 Dec 2014 | 3:31 am
    Windows Update KB3000061 Failure Configuring Windows Updates, Reverting Changes There have been some reports of the Windows Update KB3000061 failing to configure correctly. The entire error message is listed below. There are some troubleshooting steps that seem to be working. We have included them in the article below. This article contains steps which requires you to edit certain system registry settings. Editing the registry can be dangerous and a backup should be made before doing so.   Resolving this issue Their have to be made some changes in the Windows Registry in order to fix…
  • Windows Update KB3002885 Failure Configuring Windows Updates, Reverting Changes

    Yuri Pustjens
    4 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Windows Update KB3002885 Failure Configuring Windows Updates, Reverting Changes There have been some reports of the Windows Update KB3002885 failing to configure correctly. The entire error message is listed below. There are some troubleshooting steps that seem to be working. We have included them in the article below. This article contains steps which requires you to edit certain system registry settings. Editing the registry can be dangerous and a backup should be made before doing so.   Resolving this issue Their have to be made some changes in the Windows Registry in order to fix…
  • Windows Problems after Update KB3000850

    Yuri Pustjens
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:21 am
    Windows Problems after Update KB3000850 There have been many reports on multiple forums about the Windows Update KB3000850 causing issues to systems. The problem in this case is that the problems are for many different but all seem to result from this Windows Update Please see the correct situation for you below. Situation 1: Your system still hangs / is stuck in the Windows Update We normally do not advice it and I don’t like doing it, but you should Hard Reset your system by holding the power button for approximately 10 seconds, then some seconds later boot it again.   Situation…
 
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  • Cover – Comic Book Reading Made Easy on Windows Phone

    Faisal Bin Ahmed
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:57 am
    features of Cover for Windows Phone - Comic book management with shelves (folders), read/unread, page count, current page,… – Add folders to the library or open standalone files – Supported file types: CBZ/ZIP, CBR/RAR, 7Z/CB7, PDF (beta), EPUB (images only) – Supported image types: JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP – In-app purchase to unlock unlimited library – Open files directly from Files app – Indexed library for quick search – Customizable page layout : single or dual page, fit width/height/page – Pinch zoom, swipe et tap supported in reading…
  • Robotek – A turn-based tactical game for Windows Phone 8.1/Windows 8.1

    Kazi Mahbub
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:17 am
    Let’s just get one thing out of the way first: I’m a sucker for turn-based strategy games. Especially on mobiles, this particular genre works out exquisitely. Also, this will be a longer review than usual, so bear with me, or you can just skip to the last para for the verdict. Robotek is a turn-based tactical game of “calculated risk”, as the devs rather aptly put it in the introductory tutorial. What that means is something you gradually learn through trial and error (and a pinch of luck) playing the actual game, so I won’t spoil the fun (or the frustration). Firstly, the UI:…
  • App of the Month – November – Hacky News – Best Hacker News app for Windows Phone

    Rahul Mathur
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:22 am
    I read news.Ycombinator.com aka Hackers News quite frequently so I got quite excited when Hacky News developer (Liwen Guo) told me he is building a hacker news client. I instantly requested for beta access. Now the app is pinned to my homescreen and I use it every single day. Hacky News for Windows Phone is hands down the absolute best hacker news client for Windows platform. I have known Liwen on twitter for a while now and I have seen how much attention he pays to tiny little things but this time around he has exceeded my expectations and brought something really unique to the table.  …
  • View – A Behance App for Windows Phone 8

    Kazi Mahbub
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:37 am
    Features of View for Windows Phone * Explore projects, works in progress, creatives and collections from Behance. * Simple gestures for sharing the projects and works in progress of creatives. * Shuffle – searches for the projects based on the projects you explore * Quiky – lets you add the projects, works in progress, users and collections you like on Screenshots   TL;DR Behance.net is a service with a view to “Empowering the creative world to make ideas happen”. Now that’s a mouthful. Basically the “Behance” service is a platform to show off your creative works.
  • #7 WorkOut – A Unique Workout App for Windows Phone

    Kazi Mahbub
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
      Features of #7 workout for Windows phone It includes exercises: Full-body Core Lower-body Upper-body Cardio Fat Burn Explosive Strength Stretch   Screenshot   TL;DR Fitness apps face a problem: they’re fitness apps. They require you to actually work out and if you, like yours truly, are too lazy to even get up off the bed then no matter how great the UI/UX you are rarely going to use it. #7 Fitness aims to help those of us who can challenge a sloth in laziness. It also has options for quite rigorous workouts, but by default it’s tuned for light exercises so that the…
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  • Is Upgrading Your Ram Worth It?

    Dominic
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am
    It is of no doubt that RAM is a very important determining factor of a computer’s performance. This is why a lot of desktop and PC owners automatically turn to RAM upgrades when their machines show signs of slowing down. But before you go down that road, ask yourself whether spending money on adding RAM Read the full article... The post Is Upgrading Your Ram Worth It? appeared first on Dom's Tech & Computer Blog.
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    6 Nov 2014 | 9:40 am
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    3 Nov 2014 | 6:17 am
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  • Jailbreak iOS 8.1.1/8.1.2 with TaiG V1.2.0 using this Definitive Guide

    Hammad Rafique
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:57 am
    TaiG is the leading jailbreak tool for iOS devices, that’s available for iOS 8.1.1 and 8.1.2 yet and if Apple doesn’t patch it in iOS 8.1.3 then it’ll also jailbreak that upcoming iOS build. As I’ve discussed previously on techzend that I’ve found TaiG the most seamless jailbreak tool till now. After Pangu, it seems […] The post Jailbreak iOS 8.1.1/8.1.2 with TaiG V1.2.0 using this Definitive Guide appeared first on Techzend.
  • Remove TaiG iOS 8.1.1/8.1.2 Jailbreak from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

    Hammad Rafique
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
    TaiG is the new winner in the World of jailbreak because it’s simple and easy to use jailbreak tool I’ve ever seen. But if you want to remove TaiG jailbreak because of some reason then this is the right place for you. Let’s have a look on history of jailbreak tools came in past few years, […] The post Remove TaiG iOS 8.1.1/8.1.2 Jailbreak from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch appeared first on Techzend.
  • Download Latest iOS Firmwares Free for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

    Hammad Rafique
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:03 am
    Apple’s iOS firmware is the operating system for all Apple device including iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple release its new iOS with the release of new version of iOS devices every year. In Apple category you can find latest updates about Apple’s devices and iOS firmwares. Apple makes different iOS firmwares for different devices […] The post Download Latest iOS Firmwares Free for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch appeared first on Techzend.
  • How to Forget a Saved Wifi Network in Windows 10

    Hammad Rafique
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:50 am
    Windows 10 will be launched in 2015 and I’m sure it’s going to be a big hit because of its user-friendly interface and additional features. Currently Windows 10 technical preview is available for testing purposes and you can Install it via USB on your PC if your PC meets Windows 10 requirements. Windows 10 technical […] The post How to Forget a Saved Wifi Network in Windows 10 appeared first on Techzend.
  • Best GPS Tracking Devices for Cars – Honest Reviews

    Hammad Rafique
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:33 am
    I think the valuable things for any citizen are house and car, isn’t it correct? because a common man wastes a major part of his life in purchasing these two things. What thing is more insecure between these two? of course the car because nobody can snatch away your house from you except earthquakes. I’ve […] The post Best GPS Tracking Devices for Cars – Honest Reviews appeared first on Techzend.
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  • New Features in Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover Clustering

    Quide Joher
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:46 pm
    New Features and Functionalities in Windows Server 2012 R2 Failover ClusteringNew Features:# Shared Virtual Hard Disk for Guest Clusters# Virtual Machine drain on Shutdown# Virtual Machine Network Health Detection# Cluster Dashboard# A Cluster that's detached from AD.# Force Quorum Resilency# Tie breaker for 50% node split.# Configuration of Global Update Manager Mode# Agility to disable IpSec encryption for communications between nodes in Cluster.   Shared Virtual Hard Disk (.VHDX) For Guest ClustersWindows Server 2012 R2 Supports for Virtual Hard Disk sharing which allows a Virtual…
  • Installation of Hyper V Server

    Quide Joher
    11 Dec 2014 | 10:05 pm
    In my previous post i introduce you all about Hyper V. Its functionality, Requirements.Now its time to Install Hyper V.Installation of Hyper V on Windows Server 2008 R2:-1. Open Server Manager.2. Right Click on Roles and Click Add Roles.3. Select Hyper V on Select Server Roles Page.4. Click on one or more network adapters as per your requirement on Create Virtual Network page.5. Click Install on Confirm Installation page and close the wizard. Reboot server after installation completes. Virtual Machine Creation:-After Installation of Hyper V Server finish successfully, We can than go ahead and…
  • Introduction - Hyper V Server

    Quide Joher
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:16 am
    Introduction to Hyper V Server:Mictrosoft Hyper V also knows as Windows Server Virtualization is a Hypervisor based virtualization. A Free Stand alone version of Hyper V also called as Microsoft Hyper V Server 2008 was get release on 1st October 2008 which includes full Hyper V Functionality.Hyper V Supports isolation in terms of partition. A partition is logical unit of isolation supported by hypervisor in which OS gets executed. A hypervisor instance must have atleast one parent partition running Windows Server 2008. Virtualization stacks run on parent partition which has direct access to…
  • Read Only Domain Controller

    Quide Joher
    4 Dec 2014 | 2:13 am
    Read Only Domain Controller ( RODC )A Read Only Domain Controller is a new type of Domain Controller in Windows Server 2008. Main Purpose to create Read Only Domain Controller is to increase security as its mainly kept in Branch offices. In Office branches it is not possible to provide enough physical security.# Read only Feature: An Hacker cant manipulate Active Directory Database on RODC.# DNS Server Safety: If RODC server also holds DNS feature than Hacker will not able hack any DNS data.# Password Protection: An Hacker will not able to hack passwords. This will happen only if password…
  • IIS 8.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2

    Quide Joher
    1 Dec 2014 | 1:28 am
    Whats new in IIS 8.5 and Installing IIS 8.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2.IIS is the Web Server Role in Windows Server 2012 R2. The Windows Server 2012 R2 has all IIS features needed to support the hosting of web content in production environments.New in IIS 8.5- IIS 8.5 includes new features which we will not find in IIS 8.0 or downgrade versions.Enhanced Logging - An Administrator can enable logging of additional custom fields from request of from Several variables.              Logging to Event tracing - Administrator can enable…
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  • Microsoft Goes After Tech Support Scammers

    Elaine Lee
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:44 am
    At least somebody is taking action! Microsoft have initiated a legal action by filed a lawsuit against tech support scammers after tracking them down, and matters will now be settled in a court. The issue has been brought up before, in the UK particularly, but it is no less severe in other parts of the […] The post Microsoft Goes After Tech Support Scammers appeared first on .
  • Internet Explorer Development Head Leaves Microsoft

    Fahad Ali
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    The exodus continues. Microsoft has parted ways with several key employees in the past couple of years, and the head of the Internet Explorer development team is the newest name in this list. Dean Hachamovitch has had a significant contribution in the launch of the company’s flagship web browsers, but he is now leaving the […] The post Internet Explorer Development Head Leaves Microsoft appeared first on .
  • Windows 8.1 App Watch: Scrabble

    Fahad Ali
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:33 pm
    The unofficial Hasbro week continues, with another of the popular titles the company recently launched on the Windows Store. Scrabble – The Classic Word Game, as it’s called, is in the house. This comes alongside the custom developed Risk tabletop game that was made available for Windows 8 users, in partnership with Marmalade Technologies. And […] The post Windows 8.1 App Watch: Scrabble appeared first on .
  • Nokia Halts Development On HERE Maps Windows Phone

    Elaine Lee
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Nokia has made some odd decisions over the year, so gear up for another peculiar one. The company has stopped development of HERE Maps Windows Phone. Yes, Microsoft’s very own mobile operating system. Instead, the Finnish firm will now focus on Android and iOS instead. This report from the country reveals that Nokia is set […] The post Nokia Halts Development On HERE Maps Windows Phone appeared first on .
  • Microsoft Officially Announces Lumia Denim Rollout

    Elaine Lee
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:16 pm
    After weeks of speculation and months of wait, Microsoft have officially announced the Lumia Denim rollout which is the latest firmware for its fledgling mobile operating system. Soon everyone will be rocking Windows 8.1 Update 1. If all goes well, that is. Redmond made it official in a post on the Lumia Conversations blog, confirming […] The post Microsoft Officially Announces Lumia Denim Rollout appeared first on .
 
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  • How Operating Systems Work

    7 Dec 2014 | 9:42 pm
    When you turn on your computer, it's nice to think that you're in control. There's the trusty computer mouse, which you can move anywhere on the screen, summoning up your music library or Internet browser at the slightest whim. Although it's easy to feel like a director in front of your desktop or laptop, there's a lot going on inside, and the real man behind the curtain handling the necessary tasks is the operating system.
  • Absolutely Important UNIX Commands

    4 Jun 2010 | 1:24 am
    Absolutely Important UNIX Commandscat f List contents of filecat f1 f2 >f3 Concatenates f1(file 1) & f2(file 2) into f3(file 3)cd returns you to your home or main directorycd / takes you to the root, as far up (to the left) as far as possiblecd to move down (right in the pathname) a directorycd .. moves you up (left in pathname) a directory; likewise, cd ../../.. :- moves you up (left in the pathname) 3 directory levelschmod ### :- changes your protections. The order is: you|group|universe (rwxrwxrwx). There will be either a d or - before it. If there's a d, then it's a directory. If there's…
  • Deadlock Detection

    4 Jun 2010 | 1:03 am
    Deadlock DetectionDeadlock detection is the process of actually determining that a deadlock exists and identifying the processes and resources involved in the deadlock.The basic idea is to check allocation against resource availability for all possible allocation sequences to determine if the system is in deadlocked state a. Of course, the deadlock detection algorithm is only half of this strategy. Once a deadlock is detected, there needs to be a way to recover several alternatives exists:•Temporarily prevent resources from deadlocked processes. •Back off a process to some check point…
  • Dealing with Deadlock Problem

    4 Jun 2010 | 12:56 am
    Dealing with Deadlock ProblemIn general, there are four strategies of dealing with deadlock problem:1. The Ostrich Approach Just ignore the deadlock problem altogether. 2. Deadlock Detection and Recovery Detect deadlock and, when it occurs, take steps to recover. 3. Deadlock Avoidance Avoid deadlock by careful resource scheduling. 4. Deadlock Prevention Prevent deadlock by resource scheduling so as to negate at least one of the four conditions
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    4 Jun 2010 | 12:49 am
    Shortest-Remaining-Time (SRT) Scheduling•The SRT is the preemtive counterpart of SJF and useful in time-sharing environment. •In SRT scheduling, the process with the smallest estimated run-time to completion is run next, including new arrivals. •In SJF scheme, once a job begin executing, it run to completion. •In SJF scheme, a running process may be preempted by a new arrival process with shortest estimated run-time. •The algorithm SRT has higher overhead than its counterpart SJF. •The SRT must keep track of the elapsed time of the running process and must handle occasional…
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