Windows Phone / RT System Will Be Free ?

This morning we read a news about Microsoft is considering making Windows Phone and Windows RT system free of charge.

I think it is not bad because most of phone makers are using free mobile OS system Android. another non-free mobile OS system is Apple OS but people like Apple, so the market shares of Android and Apple OS are much bigger than Windows Phone / RT, it doesn’t make sense if Microsoft still charge Windows Phone / RT from device makers. also, Microsoft owns Nokia mobile department now, and Nokia has the most big Windows phone market share at present.

About more details news, read the verge.


Microsoft to acquire Nokia Devices and Services

2013 Sep 3, Microsoft and Nokia announced that Microsoft will purchase Nokia’s Devices & Services business and related stuff. Under the terms of agreement, Microsoft will pay totally EUR 5.44 cash to purchase them.

This news is big, not actually most of IT and Telecommunication related people will not bee too shocked because just one reason: Why Nokia ONLY makes Windows Phone. Microsoft and Nokia should have some plans to stay together very early.

Continue reading “Microsoft to acquire Nokia Devices and Services”


Twitter Hacked? A Big News but Fake

I was shocked about 20 minutes ago because I was just watching the US stock market, something happened suddenly because I saw the DOW seems crashed suddenly. but later it was pulled up soon. I could do nothing but just opening my mouse as an “O” !

Later the news came out:

I copied the content, but you can click the following link to visit original website:

AP says its Twitter account hacked

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The Associated Press says its Twitter account has been hacked, as the Twitter feed falsely said that there had been two explosions at the White House. The tweet from the AP account briefly caused U.S. stocks SPX +0.91% to drop. White House spokesman Jay Carney is holding his daily press conference as usual.

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Microsoft Holiday Stores

Since Microsoft Stores have not set in all over the world, for example, There will be only ONE Microsoft store in Canada, Microsoft opens some holiday popup stores for supporting, and for their new products.

In this year, Microsoft will open holiday stores for their Surface tablet, Windows 8 and Windows phone 8, of course also their popular XBox products.

The following is the list of new holiday store locations:

Aventura Mall – Aventura, Fla.
Beachwood Place – Beachwood, Ohio
Cherry Creek Shopping Center – Denver, Co.
Dadeland Mall  – Miami, Fla.
Eaton Centre – Toronto, Ontario
Fashion Mall at Keystone – Indianapolis, Ind.
Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas, Nev.
Glendale Galleria – Glendale, Calif.
Mall at Green Hills – Nashville, Tenn.
Mall in Columbia – Columbia, Md.
Metropolis at Metrotown – Burnaby, B.C.
Montgomery Mall – Bethesda, Md.
Natick Collection – Natick, Mass.
North Star Mall – San Antonio, Texas
Oakridge Centre – Vancouver, B.C.
Penn Square Mall – Oklahoma City, Okla.
Perimeter Mall – Atlanta, Ga.
Roosevelt Field Mall – Garden, City, N.Y.
Ross Park Mall – Pittsburgh, Pa.
Saint Louis Galleria – St. Louis, Mo.
San Francisco Centre – San Francisco, Calif.
South Shore Plaza – Braintree, Mass.
Southpark Mall – Charlotte, N.C.
Stonebriar Centre Mall – Frisco, Texas
Streets at Southpoint – Durham, N.C.
Time Warner Center – The Shops at Columbus Circle – New York, N.Y.
Washington Square– Portland, Ore.
West Edmonton Mall – Edmonton, Alberta
Westfarms Mall – West Hartford, Conn.
Westfield Garden State Plaza – Paramus, N.J.
Woodland Hills Mall – Tulsa, Okla.
Woodlands Mall – Woodlands, Texas

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From the list we can see there will be 4 Microsoft Holiday stores opened in Canada, they are:

Eaton Centre – Toronto, Ontario
Metropolis at Metrotown – Burnaby, BC
Oakridge Centre – Vancouver, BC
West Edmonton Mall – Edmonton, Alberta

Due to report from Channelbuzz: Microsoft Canada confirmed that the four holiday locations will open October 26.

(gogototo: October 25 is the day of Microsoft release Windows 8, October 29 is the day of releasing Windows Phone 8)

New Megaupload is coming ?

Just now I read a news that is about the former Megaupload website owner: Kim Dotcom, posted a twitter message:

Quick update on the new Mega: Code 90% done. Servers on the way. Lawyers, Partners & Investors ready. Be patient. It’s coming.

Looks like Kim Dotcom is really working his next generation Megaupload site.

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That is cool!

Megaupload website was the top file sharing website before but was forced to shutdown by American FBI in 2012 January.  But Kid Dotcom and his supporters seems never wanted to give up. they said they must have a new website soon later. also, people said another website megavideo.bz is actually the new Megaupload site. But for me, I can not visit this website.

Due to Kim Dotcom accouchement, the new Megaupload seems NOT welcome the users from USA, it will be only available for others countries but not USA. Are they going to forbidden all users in North America ? I hope they are not. at least, I am not in USA.

The First Microsoft Store in Canada

There have been lots of Microsoft Stores in USA. But there is no one in Canada. The good news is that the first Microsoft Store is coming.

Yorkdale Shopping Centre, is the place, There will be a Microsoft Store there:

Yorkdale Shopping Centre
Unit 305, 3401 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON M6A 3A1

From the following official website shot, the opening date will be November 16, 2012. I think it will be a big date for Canadian Microsoft fans.

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Microsoft Tablet: Surface

We just posted “Microsoft’s Big Event Today ?”, now everybody knows Microsoft unveiled their new tablet on this event, they call the new tablet ‘Surface’ .

Microsoft announced again they are not only software company, but also they can make hardware products such as Kinect, XBox. now they have Surface.

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The Surface tablet has different hardware material and design, also different software of course – Windows 8.

The new design:

Kickstand: a stand is integral. it is built in the Surface.

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A cover with multitouch trackpad Keyboard

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New material: Magnesium.

Surface is the first PC with a magnesium case.

Microsoft is building the official Surface website in Surface.com. (By the way, there are some domain names were registered by Microsoft and other people. such as MicrosoftSurface.com, MSSurface.com, MSSurfaces.com…)

Currently you can watch the introduction video and pictures gallery.

Maybe the time is not enough, current video is hosted on Google’s YouTube Smile

 

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Let’s waiting for more information from Surface.com.

New Domain Extension Application List Published

Normally, people know the domain for a website should has a extension, such as .com, .net, .ca… For expand domain resource ICANN (www.icann.org) developed the new generic Top-Level Domain Program to increase competition and choice by publishing new gTLDs into the internet’s address system.

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Today, 2012 June 13, ICANN released the new domain extension application list,”The new gTLD application window opened on 12 January 2012 and closed on 30 May 2012. ”

Currently there are total 1930 new domain extensions, you can view the list on ICANN site here. For conveniently searching, you can also visit this page.

Apply a new domain extension is not cheap: application fee is $185,000 and there’s an annual fee of $25,000.

Microsoft applied azure, bing, docs, hotmail, live, microsoft, office, skydrive, skype, windows, and xbox;

A company named “Charleston Road Registry Inc.”, which should be related to Google, applied 101 new extensions, including App, Blog, Book, Buy, Android, Cloud, Car, Earth, Gmail, Google, Game, How, Map, Music, Movie, Mail, Play, Site, Tech, Web, Youtube…

However, there are lots of extensions name are applied by multiple companies, so now we don’t know who will be the winner for those extension.

It is World IPv6 Launch Day Today

In last year, we have reported the World IPv6 Day which is June 8 2011. At that time, “There have been more than 400 organizations participate Internet Society and support IPv6.”

Today, “Major Internet service providers (ISPs), home networking equipment manufacturers, and web companies around the world are coming together to permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services by 6 June 2012.”

The information is from World Ipv6 Launch Official site.

We posted the following pictures to supports the IPv6 Launch.

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WORLD IPV6 LAUNCH UNITES INDUSTRY LEADERS TO REDEFINE THE GLOBAL INTERNET

Windows 8 Release Preview Is Available

Yesterday (2012 May 31), Microsoft released another Windows 8 version: Windows 8 Release Preview, which is newer than Windows 8 Customer Preview.

Check this official blog to get more detail information about the Windows 8 new version:
The Windows 8 Release Preview & Windows Upgrade Offer – #windows8

 

 

There are some people are waiting for their next computer just because they are waiting for final formal Windows 8. However, maybe you do not need to wait but just go to buy a Windows 7 computer, because first Windows 8 can run on all existing computers, the second is the most point that Microsoft promises they will upgrade your Windows 7 to Windows 8 with only around $14.99:

“…Are you really excited about all the new PCs available today but thinking about waiting for Windows 8? Well you don’t have to. We are also announcing today that starting on June 2nd, 2012, Microsoft will roll out the Windows Upgrade Offer in 131 markets including the US and Canada. Consumers who purchase eligible Windows 7 PCs that are preinstalled with Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate and include a matching and valid OEM Certificate of Authenticity through January 31, 2013 will be able to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $14.99 (U.S.) which will be redeemable when Windows 8 is generally available (the program expires in February 2013). “