Happy Windows 8 Release Preview day, folks! Microsoft has officially pulled the trigger on its latest version, which appears to be the last step prior to the actual release coming this fall. If that’s not enough to excite you on this fine Thursday, how does a cheap unlocked iPhone 3GS sound? Or maybe some juicy rumors about another release from the folks in Redmond which might come in November? Go ahead, dive in and read the latest for this Thursday, May 31, 2012 -- after all, it’s the last day of the month!
Veteran Mac users may still think of Microsoft as the bad guy over that whole “Mac vs. Windows” thing, but never let it be said the folks in Redmond don’t listen to us. Last month’s Mac release of SkyDrive was plagued with one really annoying fault that the company has fixed in an update rolling out now.
We’re big fans of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 here at MacLife.com, but sadly the folks in Redmond don’t seem too eager about moving the platform to the tablet. But that hasn’t stopped a Dutch developer from giving it a go anyway, using RIM’s failed BlackBerry PlayBook.
Apple rarely competes on low prices, but a new report claims that Cupertino may be planning an all-out pricing assault on the second generation of Ultrabook computers by introducing an even cheaper MacBook Air in Q3 2012.
With all of the recent chatter about new MacBook Pro models sans optical disc drive, it’s not hard to imagine that a discless future lies ahead. Apparently, Microsoft agrees, as they’ve let slip that Windows 8 will not only ship without Media Center but also without DVD player software as well.
With their patent battles now behind them, Microsoft has teamed up with Barnes & Noble to spin its NOOK business into an as-yet unnamed subsidiary -- and that $300 million investment will at the very least nab Redmond a cool NOOK app for Windows 8.
It’s been quite a month for cloud services -- LogMeIn unleashed its new invite-only Cubby service back on April 12, and this week saw the arrival of both Microsoft SkyDrive and Google Cloud onto our Macs. Curious about which one is right for you? We’ll help make sense of these freshmen cloud players.
Could Apple be getting kickbacks from travel agents? It might appear so, given how the company announced ticket availability for WWDC 2012 in the wee hours of the morning today for West Coast developers, which pretty much ensures the event will be packed with plenty of out of towners come June 11. While you mull that conspiracy theory, let’s recap the news for this wonderful Wednesday, April 25, 2012.
It’s the last full week of April, and you know what that means -- well, nothing really. We’re in a desert lately when it comes to juicy Apple rumors and no one seems to know what’s going on with new MacBooks, the annual WWDC show or much of anything else out of Cupertino, but that isn’t stopping the rumor sites from digging as deeply as they can. Let’s take a look at what’s new for Monday, April 23, 2012!
Maybe Microsoft is finally learning a little something from Apple in the form of fewer versions of its Windows operating system. With the forthcoming Windows 8, the company is showing restraint with only three versions, and one of them is exclusively for ARM processors.