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Google says Android phone beats everything

androidphone.jpgOne day, Google believes, software developers will love its “non-existent” Android handset just as much as they love the iPhone – and maybe more. Speaking this morning at eComm, a conference dedicated to “emerging communications,” Google mobile platforms guru Rich Miner acknowledged that for the moment, Apple may have an advantage. After all, Steve Jobs and company have actually shipped a piece of hardware, while the first Android handset won’t arrive until “the second half of this year.” But Miner also told the crowd that Stevo hasn’t treated developers as well as they deserve. More »

Internet Explorer 8 Beta Now Available for Download

Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer is upgrading again – this time to become more Internet standards compliant. Huh? Well, let me try to explain it simply – Microsoft tends to break the rules of the standards committees and replace them with their own. Every since the Open Office XML file standard was approved ahead of Microsoft and the International Regulating organizations didn’t want to modify it for Microsoft – they seem to have been singing a different tune. Realizing they truly don’t control the internet and all software development.

If you are a developer ready to test a whole new compliant internet with Internet Explorer, why not try out the new Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 from Microsoft.

Microsoft and Nintendo to Offer Independent Games on Web Services

r.jpgOn Wenesday, Microsoft and Nintendo both announced that their popular video game consoles would be able to play games written by independent developers. The games would be available via both company’s online services. The announcement is part of an effort to somehow tap the large enthusiasm for “casual games.”

Yahoo Buys Ad-Technology Shop Maven Networks

thats-so-maven.jpgIn a week that saw Yahoo stave off Microsoft’s advance, Yahoo themselves went shopping. They obviously found something they liked, and they paid $160 million to acquire Maven Networks, a web company that markets a management package that tracks and manages advertisements in online videos. So we’d guess that we’re in for more commercials on the web….

Happy Birthday Windows Vista

Windows VistaToday marks the one year anniversary of the release of Microsoft Windows Vista – and what a year it has been. From corporate IT departments willing to upgrade and users asking for downgrades. But after all, humans as a whole, do not like change – and Vista was a change from the ordinary.

As a Vista user on 100% of my home systems – I can tell you that I like Vista. Is there any crazy features that make me jump up and down about Vista – Yes. The Integrated search functionality replaces Google Desktop pretty well, but I like the Google interface better in the way it displays search results.

Is there anything about Vista I hate – not really. Other than the fact it gets a bad rep.

New Zune: Microsoft’s Solid-State Answer to Apple’s iPod

zunedevicefamily.jpgHave you Seen the new 8GB Microsoft Zune? It’s hard to look at it and not think of some of the older versions of the iPod nano. Probably not a coincidence, especially when you consider that the Zune’s official website bears a strong resemblance to Apple’s. Interestingly enough, the word Microsoft is not even mentioned on the site.

The Dark Side of XBOX: The New XBOX 360 Elite

200801009_1.jpgMicrosoft has finally joined the Dark Age of gaming as it unveiled the Xbox 360 Elite System in black. Will this bring new light to the next generation of gaming? The launch of the new system heightens its rivalry with Sony’s PS3 and Nintendo’s Wii. Armed with more storage space, enhanced graphics capabilities, and a new black finish, the Xbox 360 Elite system is as formidable as it can get.

Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Reduces Impact on Pirated Warez

Windows Genuine AdvantageUsers who have gone over the edge and somehow obtained a non-purchased version of Microsoft Vista were met with a problem – copies which failed registration through the Windows Genuine Advantage program were faced with losing a majority of system functionality – basically rendering your system inoperable.

With the forthcoming update ‘SP1′ for Vista, Microsoft announced today that their ‘Anti-Piracy Approach’ is changing. Microsoft instead will now provide what amount to “Nag Messages” informing you that your copy of Vista is not legitimate and they should purchase a registration key.

Leopard Shows Off it’s Glitzy Interface

Apple Leopard File Interface (PCWorld)Apple lovers are drooling over the newly released Leopard Operating System. PCWorld provides a great comparison against Windows Vista features in a great photo essay. You’ll find completely new features, like the Apple Time Machine. This great new feature is kinda like ‘GoBack‘ with one of the coolest graphic representations in it’s interface for previously stored states on the system.

Other features take a hand up from the iPhone interface, as shown in the inset image. This interface allows you to flip through documents while traversing your file structure in adjacent windows. Virtual desktops to reduce application clutter and other new innovative features are quickly revealed in this new operating system.

Halo 3 Limited Edition Packaging Causes Aesthetic Damage to Discs

Halo 3 is out and the blog reports are in: The game is fantastic, the packaging…not so much. This is because the Special limited Edition box sets designed for die-hard fans are scratching the game discs. Though this doesn’t appear to stop people from playing the game, it’s a snafu that Microsoft could have lived […]