Microsoft has once again delivered important and critical bug fixes to Release Preview of Windows 8. Bug fixes KB718791 and KB2718704 each deal with performance issues in Windows 8.
The first update is titled ” Important” and updates the certificate revocation list so that Windows can keep your PC secure. For more info visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2718704
The next update is also titled ” Important” and fixes two things: first, this update (KB2718791) will fix a bug which disables the forward and backward buttons of IE10 (Metro or Desktop) after you switch to it from the Desktop or the Start screen.
In addition, the update also fixes the performance after IE10 has crashed, keeping the order and the exact tabs of sites you had before IE10 crashed.
For more information visit: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2718791
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The Windows-maker is hardly standing still. After a successful release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Microsoft is taking out the tools and inspecting the beta for any bugs or malfunctions.
As part of their global patch fixes every second Tuesday of the month, Microsoft has released 3 important updates for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview.
The first update is Update for Windows 8 Consumer Preview (KB2680330). This update will fix the telemetry data within Windows 8, ensuring that accurate performance tracking will occur within the Windows Store.
The second update is Update for Windows 8 Consumer Preview (KB2683430). This update fixes the bug that crashes the Windows Shell, enabling you to launch an app from the App Tile in the Start Screen. In addition, the bug fix, will handle app suspension and previously launched apps with better consistency, allowing you to launch apps easily.
The third and final update is a fix to the much-improved .NET Framework 4.5 ( which has yet to be released officially). The update will correct and prevent a situation where certain apps fail to start after having installed the Consumer Preview for several days.
The beauty of this is the fact that Redmond was able to deliver the updates via Windows Update, a seamless and efficient process that only makes the Consumer Preview more robust.
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Microsoft is renewing their courtship of Yahoo… this time the news is that Software Giant from Redmond begged to be included into a high-profile meeting that would lead to an acqusition. Microsoft signed a non-discosure agreement with Yahoo! showing immense interest in the struggling entertainment conglommerate. The rumors are true… Microsoft is eyeing Yahoo… again….
Good news for Xbox gamers… Microsoft’s Kinect is now more accurate in it’s motion-sensing.The improvements are being delivered to hungry gamers via software updates to their Kinect hardware- this has allowed Microsoft to keep the current Kinect sensor without making hardware upgrades to it. .
Xbox senior product manager David Dennis commented on accuracy
“I think like we showed at E3, like Kudo [Tsunoda, creative director for Kinect] showed with Kinect Fun Labs–a lot of that tech is the advancements we’ve made in the accuracy, the tracking…being able to show finger tracking in the Sparkles demo he did,” The games have not disappointed, technically speaking. Recent Kinect titles are bringing more immersive experiences than earlier ones.One of these is the first person shooter Ghost Recon:Future Soldier, allowing gamers to use their hand gestures to fire weapons.
Still no Kinect hardware upgrades have been discussed by Microsoft, but to small dissatisfaction since Kinect users are impressed overall by the sensor from Redmond.Among it’s features is instant whole- body and part-body tracking, voice recognition, high-resolution motion sensor.To leave you with a little Kinect teaser, Kinect Senior Program Manager said Redmond is “working on things for next year and the year after.”
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