Get Your Hands On Windows 8 For The Starting Price Of $ 69.99

9Windows 8-Pro up for pre-ordersPrior to the release of its latest Windows 8, Microsoft has opened up the pre-orders for the boxed version of its latest offering. Windows 8 Pro is now rolled out for pre-orders, starting at a price of $69.99 for the DVD pack in the US. Microsoft is slated to officially launch its Windows 8 on October 26th.

Also other PC makers such as Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Samsung, and Sony, who have their latest Windows 8-based devices lined up for release, have also started taking pre-orders.

Users can order the DVD version of Windows 8 operating system from Amazon, Best Buy, Staples, Office Depot, and the Microsoft Store.

Available in several colors, the packaging of the version as per Brandon LeBlanc, spokesman, Microsoft is composed of paper-based materials, excluding the Windows 8 DVD. In his blog post, he said that with this the firm made a reduction of 80 percent in greenhouse gas emissions and fossil fuel consumption.

However, for those looking for the upgrade to Windows 8 with no boxed product can purchase the Windows 8 upgrade via Windows.com for $39.99. They are advised to rush a bit as the online and boxed upgrade options are available only until Jan. 31st, 2013.

Those who bought a Windows 7 PC since June 2, can get a Windows 8 upgrade for $14.99, starting Oct. 26th. Earlier this week, Microsoft also took out an update to features of Windows 8 prior to its final release.… Read the rest

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Security Flaw in Firefox 16 Detected, Mozilla Puts a Temporary Stop

Bug in Firefox 16 security fixedMozilla on Wednesday put a temporary stop to its Firefox 16- the latest version after noticing some susceptibility in its security. The problem, which revolves around its latest version of the browser, allows an attacker to view a user’s browsing history.

As soon as the threat was detected, Mozilla removed Firefox 16 from the current Firefox installer page.

In its blog post, Mozilla promised a patched version soon to all those who upgraded.

Version 15.0.1 was up-to-date and unaffected by the bug.

On clearing its stance, Mozilla said it is “actively working on a fix” and plans to ship an update anytime soon.

According to Mozilla, “The vulnerability could allow a malicious site to potentially determine which websites users have visited and have access to the URL or URL parameters.”

Firefox 16 was launched on Monday. The focus of update was on new developer tools, including a developer command line.

For mobile devices, Firefox for Android came out with Reader Mode, for easy viewing, reading and sharing of articles and stories from mobile phone or tablet.

However, Mozilla has already rolled out a fix for the Firefox 16 bug, which users can download from their site via mozilla.org/firefox/newRead the rest

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It’s The Firefox 16, The Latest Internet Browser To Come From Mozilla

Mozilla's latest Firefox 16Firefix 16 is out. This latest version of the internet browser by Mozilla is launched with critical fixes to some of the previous susceptibilities.

Mozilla has introduced this latest Firefox 16 browser for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Notable features include initial web app support, a new developer toolbar, support for more HTML5 code, and accessibility improvements for Mac.

Users can easily download the latest version from http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/fx/

According to the company’s release notes, the Firefox 16 has HTML5 code such as CSS3 Transitions, animations, transforms and gradients are unprefixed, which means they are stable.

Stable features include CSS3 Animations, Transitions, Transforms, Image Values, IndexedDB and Values and Units. Firefox also unprefixes Battery API and Vibration API, two Web APIs that Mozilla helped create.

The new developer toolbar in Firefox 16 has buttons for quick access to tools, an error count for the web console and a new command line, which allows users to control the tools using keyboard.

Looking at the Mac version of Firefox 16, there’s preliminary VoiceOver support turned on by default. And the Firefox for Android has a new feature called the Reader Mode, which simplifies reading on websites and blogs. It’s great for reading from tabs or mobile devices.

Firefox received criticism for its previous version, but now with the latest version, Mozilla hopes to offer users the best experience on the Web.… Read the rest

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The Windows 8 Generation: Lenovo Introduces Four New Tablets And Utrabooks

Lenovo's latest convertible deviceLenovo is planning to introduce four new devices, which the company says will twirl, flip, and twist between being ultrabooks and tablets. All these innovative and next-gen devices will be launched with Windows 8, which is Microsoft’s latest offering.

Let’s take a quick look at the specifications of these devices individually:

IdeaPad Yoga 13-inch

With the ability to swirl its screen to a full 360 degrees angel, the IdeaPad Yoga is the leading 13-inch convertible device in Lenovo’s lineup of Windows 8 devices. Weighing just 3.40 pounds, the device is powered by Intel Core processor. Slated to hit the shelves on Oct. 26, same day when Windows 8 launches, the IdeaPad Yoga will come with a price of $1,099. This device has a screen resolution of 1,600 x 900 in HD.

IdeaPad Yoga 11-inch

Uncovered by Lenovo in an 11-inch version, this IdeaPad Yoga is a smaller and portable option. This smaller Yoga is a Windows RT device, available with Nvidia’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor. The IdeaPad Yoga 11-inch is slated to come out in December- the holiday season.

ThinkPad Twist

ThinkPad Twist is the most business-focused devices of these new convertibles by Lenovo. Made with power and style, this device is easy-to-carry around. Available with an option of either a 500GB HDD or a more speedy 128GB solid state drive, the ThinkPad Twist weighs 3.48 pounds. Expected to hit the stores on October 26th, this device will cost around $849.

IdeaPad Lynx

IdeaPad Lynx is an 11-inch version, which is slated to hit the shelves this December along with the 11-inch version of IdeaPad Yoga. This 1.41-pound tablet is made with a dual-core Atom processor. Offered with a battery life of 16-hour, this tab is sold at a price range of $599, minus the keyboard, which is sold separately at a price of $149.… Read the rest

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Crucial Factor: HP Ultrabooks To Have Big Share In Their Profit By The End Of Next Year

 

HP is betting big on its ultrabook line up . The computer giant is anticipating 15-20% PC sales to come from its ultrabook line up by the end of next year. HP has pinned such high hopes from its high-end notebook segment because  the mobile addicts are looking out for lighter and faster devices.

“We expect that by the end of 2013, 15-20 per cent of our volumes will be that of Ultrabook and by 2014-end, it should be around 40 per cent. We have a strong lineup of products and across price points, which we think, would be a crucial factor,” HP India Vice President and General Manager (Printing and Personal Systems Group) Rajiv Srivastava said.

At present, ultrabooks comprise less than 10 per cent of shipments for HP India, he added.

Ultrabooks have created a market of their own  and have proved to be profitable due to their huge margins. These sleek notebooks are priced between Rs 40,000 to 1 lakh depending on their configuration

Almost all the biggies DellHCL InfosystemsBSE 1.38 % and Toshiba have their products in the category and plan to add more products in the coming months.

“Currently, the contribution of ultrabooks to the overall notebook market is low. Its also a function of popularity and pricing. As more people go for ultrabooks keeping in mind the functionality and more affordable devices come out, the… Read the rest

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Apple Map App On The Road To Improvement

Apple Maps AppJust as promised, Tim Cook is doing his best to renew its latest Apple Maps app and fix the problem users complained of in its mapping software as soon as possible.

As per the latest reports, iPhone 5 users in the New York City have noticed a little bit of improvement in the iO6 Maps software as Apple has added more 3D data.

Earlier seen as flat images, users of iPhone 5 can now see the newly 3D-ified Stature of Liberty and an improved Brooklyn Bridge. Same improvements are seen in the map data for much Brooklyn, which is now available in 3D.

These improvements come a week after Cook apologized for the defected Maps app. He made an apology and said, “We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better.”

Luckily for all iOS users, the upgrading of Apple Maps App has come sooner than expected, which clearly shows how serious the company is to give users the best experience.

However, there’s lot more that still needs to be done. Apple has added 3D data, and now the firm must correct the addresses, and fix all the incorrect directions so that its Maps App stays perfect, just as its devices.… Read the rest

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Facebook On A Rise: Hits One Billion Users

Facebook reaches 1 billion users markLooks like the time is rising for Facebook. According to a statement by Mark Zuckerberg Tuesday morning, the social networking site has reached the milestone of over one billion people as active users.

Here is the link- http://newsroom.fb.com/News/One-Billion-People-on-Facebook-1c9.aspx

Zuckerberg wrote, “If you’re reading this: thank you for giving me and my little team the honor of serving you. Helping a billion people connect is amazing, humbling and by far the thing I am most proud of in my life.” He further talked of his commitment and added, “I am committed to working every day to make Facebook better for you, and hopefully together one day we will be able to connect the rest of the world too.”

The social networking site is surely busy these days. Facebook is working on to come up with latest ways to boost revenue from ads in the mobile network.

The balance sheet provided on the site gives us many facts about Facebook’s popularity.

It also talks to top five countries where Facebook is seeing quick growth include Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico and the United States.

As per reports, around 600 million users are accessing the social networking site via their mobile devices. Also the average age of a Facebook user is seen to be 22.

A strong and growing medium, Facebook has more than 219 billion photos that have been uploaded to the site, apart from those deleted. Also users have listened to around 62.6 million songs at least 22 billion times on the social networking site.

Considering more success for Facebook, the network has logged 140.3 billion friend connections, 17 billion of which have been tagged with users’ locations. To know more popularity of the firm, consider this. All users have reached for the “Like” button on Facebook and other sites more than 1.13 trillion times since the widget went live in February 2009.

Earlier, in July 2010, Facebook hit its last major milestone of having 500 million users.

Taking facts from the data sheet, the social networking site officially hit the mark of one billion users on Sept. 14. at 12:45 p.m. Pacific time.

However, no excuse for the delayed announcement was given.… Read the rest

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Samsung Plans For Samsung Galaxy S III ‘Mini’: Rumor

Smaller version of Galaxy sIII specualtedFollowing the speculations of iPad Mini, the latest going on in the rumor mill is the report of Samsung planning to launch a smaller version of its latest 4.8-inch Galaxy S III.

Starting off in the Korean manufacturer’s German branch, there are reports that Samsung has sent out press invitations slated for October 11 for something that as per Google Translate means, “That’s how large and small can be”.

However, on being asked to comment, Samsung refused to say anything.

This smaller version is believed to have a 4-inch display, with a 5 MP camera. It might also be cheaper than Apple’s iPhone 5.

Samsung recently paid Apple $1 billion in damages on claims of patents’ infringement. But that’s clearly not stopping the Korean maker from coming up with innovative devices.

In the first quarter of this year, Samsung bagged the top spot and shipped around 93.8 million devices.

Between May and August, the Korean maker had 25.7 percent share in the US smartphone market, while Apple has ticked up 2.1 percent, before its iPhone 5 hit the market.

Currently, Samsung and Apple are fighting in court in various countries all over the world.

According to a court filing, the firm is challenging the jury’s decision made in August because, the company says, Velvin Hogan, jury foreman did not disclose he had filed for bankruptcy in 1993 and had been involved in a lawsuit with his former employer, Seagate.

So in case the speculations are true, will you be waiting to bag a smaller Galaxy S III? Share your comments with us.… Read the rest

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Pirate Bay Goes Out Of Action Following Swedish Government Raid

 

It seems the ship of the popular torrent website Pirate Bay has been wrecked by the Swedish government on Monday. Following the raid conducted on hosting company PRQ many file-sharing and streaming sites were put out of action including- The Pirate Bay.

PRQ hosts many file sharing sites and is owned by Gottfrid Svartholm and Fredrik Neij who are co founders of Pirate Bay.

According to Torrent Freak, “The PRQ raid coincided with downtime at The Pirate Bay but Torrent Freak is informed that this is unrelated.”

The  Priate bay website claimed that says it was  down mainly because of a power outage, as reported by Fortune

However in a post on its Facebook page, The Pirate Bay said, “Sorry for not being online. Looks like we won’t be up until tomorrow.”… Read the rest

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Acer To Give High Dose Of Windows 8 On Oct 26th With Acer Aspire

Acer uncovers three latest S7 ultrabooksAhead of Oct. 26th launch of Windows 8, Acer has announced the launch of three latest ultrabooks, which are coming up to grab the space in its lineup of Aspire ultrabooks. All three new laptops will run on Windows 8 operating system and has customized features, made specially for the latest Windows.

A design so much easier to navigate, capacitive touch screens, true HD (1080p) displays, and super-slim profiles that are 0.48-inch thin, these new ultrabooks will join the team with all innovation and design.

Let’s take a look at the devices’ specifications.

To start, the first in the lineup include the Acer Aspire S7-391-6810 and Acer Aspire S7-391-9886. Both are 13-inch ultrabooks, made with 1,920-by-1,080 resolution displays, offering easy use with 10-finger capacitive touch capability. The former has a battery life of five hours, whereas the latter extends up to six. They both come with extended battery pack, which can increase total battery life to 10 and 12 hours, respectively.

Created with style, these ultrabooks have a single-piece design with combined hinge and lid frame, and a white sheet of Gorilla Glass 2 set into the lid that make them look distinctive. Weighing just 2.83 pounds, these devices are lightweight, strong, and slim.

Made for daily use, these ultrabooks are created with a dual torque hinge, which tightens once opened. With this hinge, you can also open it flat to 108 degrees for use on table tops. Both of them come equipped with Dolby Home Theater Audio, built-in stereo speakers, two USB 3.0 ports, and micro-HDMI output. There are no VGA or Ethernet ports on the devices. But they do come with adapters for more connectivity. There is a backlight on the keyboards, made to adjust automatically due to the ambient light sensing.

There’s also a 128GB solid-state drive, a third-gen Intel Core i5-3317U processor (1.7GHz) and 4GB of RAM in the Acer Aspire S7-391-6810 model.

The Acer Aspire S7-391-9886, on the other side, holds a faster (1.9GHz) Intel Core i7-3517U processor, also with 4GB of RAM and will have a storage capacity of 256GB SSD.

The third in line is a smaller, 11-inch Acer Aspire S7-191-6640. This device has many features same as 13-inch models. These features include 11.6-inch capacitive touch display, with 10-finger tracking and 1,920-by-1,080 resolution. This model is 0.48-inch in thickness. The difference is of the combined lid and hinge, which here are made of aluminum, with a brushed aluminum lid.

Starting with a range of $1,199, the Acer Aspire S7-191-6640 comes equipped with a 128GB solid-state drive, a third-gen Intel Core i5-3317U processor (1.7GHz) and 4GB of RAM.

The Acer Aspire S7-391-6810 will cost $1,399, whereas the Acer Aspire S7-391-9886 is expected to cost around $1,700.

All three ultrabooks will hit the shelves on Oct. 26, same day when Microsoft launches its Windows 8.… Read the rest

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