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3 Mar/12

Facebook Logout Ads, Bing First to Advertise

Facebook Logout Ads, Bing First to Advertise

In the past year, Facebook and Microsoft have started to work closely together. Microsoft has for instance added Facebook to its recently purchased Skype software, and to the company’s Bing search engine, where Facebook users who are logged in to their account will see their friend’s likes in the search results.Bing on the other hand became Facebook’s web search provider. Facebook yesterday has launched a new ad unit that is poised to increase the company’s revenue...

3 Mar/12

Windows 8 svela Windows 8: nove le versioni del sistema operativo Microsoft

Windows 8 svela Windows 8: nove le versioni del sistema operativo Microsoft

Pur se in dirittura di arrivo e già fonte di notevole interesse, oltre ad aver consentito un primo assaggio grazie alla Consumer Preview rilasciata alcuni giorni fa, Windows 8 resta per molti versi un oggetto misterioso, a cominciare da quante e quali saranno le sue versioni. La strada della verità però è spesso meno difficoltosa di quanto possa sembrare e, conoscendo la struttura degli OS Microsoft, è sufficiente mettere mano al registry di Eight per avere l'agognata risposta alla...

29 Feb/12

Microsoft Beta Day, Windows 8, .Net 4.5, Visual Studio 11

Microsoft Beta Day, Windows 8, .Net 4.5, Visual Studio 11

Microsoft has released several beta versions of upcoming products. You are probably already downloading the Windows 8 Consumer Preview that was released about an hour ago. The release marks the beginning of the beta phase of the operating system. Windows Server 8 Beta, Visual Studio 11 Beta and Microsoft .Net Framework 4.5 Beta have been released today as well. This article links to downloads for all released beta versions, and looks briefly at the changes and feature additions in those...




29 Feb/12

Windows 8 Consumer Preview to be Released [Updated]

Windows 8 Consumer Preview to be Released [Updated]

The waiting and uncertainty are finally over and at long last all our questions will be answered as Microsoft are set to release the Windows 8 Consumer Preview (beta) later today during an event in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress event.  The launch, which takes place at 3pm local time (2pm GMT, 9am EST, 6am PST) will see a download link go live sometime during the event and we’ll post that link here for you straight away, so stay with gHacks!I’ve had a very full mailbag...

28 Feb/12

Samsung SUR40 Microsoft Surface Table – Hands On

Samsung SUR40 Microsoft Surface Table – Hands On

I’ve today had a chance to have a play with the new Samsung SUR40 table running the latest version of Microsoft’s Surface operating system.  The table, which starts at $8,400 is now available to buy in 23 countries after being released at the end of last year, but is it any good and would your business want one?First of all let’s look at the technical specifications.  This table contains a 40 inch 50-point touch screen running at a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels. ...

20 Feb/12

Google Caught Red-Handed Reaching Into Internet Explorer’s Cookie Jar

Google Caught Red-Handed Reaching Into Internet Explorer’s Cookie Jar

The Wall Street Journal a few days ago described how Google and other advertising companies bypassed a user privacy feature of Apple’s Safari browser to drop “ad-tracking cookies on [..] Safari users”. Safari by default blocks third party cookies, which are often used by advertising companies to track users on the Internet. These cookies are used to track the user on every site the scripts of the advertising company run on, which in the case of Google are a lot of different...

20 Feb/12

Microsoft Extends Vista Extended Support Cycle To 2017

Microsoft Extends Vista Extended Support Cycle To 2017

Microsoft initially planned to end support for some Windows Vista versions, Windows Home Basic and Ultimate for example, in April 2012. The effect would have been devastating for customers running those editions of the operating systems, as they would not receive patches, both normal and security related, anymore after that date. It would also mean that Windows XP would outlive these Vista editions thanks to its extended support end date.Only Vista Home Premium, Business and Enterprise...

20 Feb/12

Is Tablet-Creep in Operating Systems a Bad Thing and Must we Accept it?

Is Tablet-Creep in Operating Systems a Bad Thing and Must we Accept it?

Like it or not, it would appear that the tablet-ification of our desktop operating systems is inevitable.  Setting aside the new Metro interface that will take the main focus of Windows 8, Apple are slowly creeping more tablet features into OS X and even Canonical are getting in on the act with their Unity interface for Ubuntu and their removal of drop-down menus.  So is tablet-creep a bad thing, and need we accept it?With Windows 8 out next week in beta we will finally get the answers...

19 Feb/12

Microsoft SkyDrive Desktop Clients, Additional Storage Spotted

Microsoft SkyDrive Desktop Clients, Additional Storage Spotted

The cloud, that’s where every big tech company under the sun is heading to. Cloud storage recently came into focus again with rumors that Google would launch their long awaited Google Drive service in the near future.Microsoft has been one step ahead of Google with SkyDrive, the company’s cloud hosting, document management and media publishing service. The storage space SkyDrive is offering is considerably larger than that of popular comparable services such as Dropbox.SkyDrive...

18 Feb/12

How Would You Better Integrate Microsoft’s Products?

How Would You Better Integrate Microsoft’s Products?

With the Windows 8 beta out next week and getting all the attention especially with it’s integration of the company’s Kinect technology, the rest of Microsoft’s product line-up has taken a back seat in the eyes of the public and businesses.  It is a very extensive line-up though including Hotmail, SkyDrive, Office Web Apps, Office 365, Office 2010, Windows Server, Windows Phone, ForeFront, Lync, Xbox 360 and many more.  One of the core benefits of using Microsoft’s...