Microsoft has heard user gripes and is seeking to rectify Windows 8 complaints. The Software Giant announced on Tuesday that it will release a substantial update to Windows 8, internally codenamed “Blue.”
The Wall Street Journal reports that the update will be available later this year in time for the holidays. Windows President Tami Reller claims Microsoft is planning to showcase Blue to the public.
“Microsoft executives will make two sets of relevant disclosures in coming weeks … First up soon will be details about pricing, packaging and an official name.”
Reller with a Windows 8 tablet
Reller also said that a second Blue update is expected before June. Microsoft experts and enthusiasts were betting on the first update before June… we now know that there will be two updates, the second occurring near BUILD conference. The final Blue will be released to consumers near holiday season.
Apple Maps, Wi-fi bugs, LTE bugs, battery problems….. and on and on… let’s just say these are plain and simple FAILS! So for sake of interest ( and laughter) we compiled the best photos of Apple Maps fails and iOS bugs. Here goes:
Turn left into the water….? Huh?
Some parts of Clapham, Londo, are … ahem… censored.
Yah… it’s embarrassing but, it’s not our fault.
Beautiful town square in Milan, is… torn to shreds.
Sorry, this has no explanation… we are as baffled as you.
Those using iOS6 get special treatment….
Ooops… Did NASA just compliment Apple???
Right side: Correct ; Left side: Apple Maps
The city of Beaches and Carnivals is expected to get a new tag, the technological hub. The head of the Microsoft’s bazillion division Mr. Michel Levy expressed his view against the press and stated that they are hoping to stimulate an awesome flow of knowledge among Microsoft’s research teams, local research universities, emerging IT firms and their Brazilian market. A day before the press conference Microsoft had revealed their plan for spending $100 million to build a new research center in Rio.
This research laboratory will be the first advance technology research lab in Latin America and fourth worldwide. According to the Microsoft team, Rio center will also be used for gearing up the business start-ups and help facilitate operations for Microsoft’s Bing Search Engine.
They also addressed that 15 internet start-ups will be selected every two years to get financial, technological and administrative support from Microsoft. Each selected organization will be eligible for a financial support up to $500,000.
Although the new laboratory will not be able to get started before the end of next year, the business accelerator program is going to be operational by Q2 of 2013.
Microsoft has made its Surface tablets available for pre-order, starting at $499. Surface will retail at Microsoft stores on October 26. You can pre-order your Surface RT here.
Prices for Surface RT
- Surface RT w/no Touch Cover, 32 GB – $499
- Surface RT with Touch Cover, 32 GB – - $599
- Surface RT with Touch Cover, 64 GB – $699
For a complete review of Surface, please see Microsoft Launches Surface (VIDEO) and Microsoft Surface vs. Apple iPad
Please note that Surface Pro will be available for pre-order soon.
Surface RT is sporting an 8 hour battery and 2Gb system memory. In comparison the iPad sports a 10 hour battery and just 1GB system memory. For more info, see surface.com
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