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Why The New Xbox One Won't Play Old Xbox 360 Games (MSFT)

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Microsoft's new video game console, the Xbox One, won't be able to play older Xbox 360 games. The news came out following the company's big presentation this morning. According to Todd Holmdahl, the Xbox hardware boss, the move was necessary to push the Xbox platform forward and enable more advanced...
Why The New Xbox One Won't Play Old Xbox 360 Games (MSFT)
Nexus Q app updated to support all devices running Android 2.3 and higher

As Windows 8 rolls into view, Windows 7 claims majority of OS market

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Windows 7 has reached a significant milestone, landing itself on over half of all PCs around the world to a grab a better than 50% share of the global operating system (OS) market, according to data by StatCounter. It took Windows 7 just shy of three years to break the...
As Windows 8 rolls into view, Windows 7 claims majority of OS market

Larry Page Seems to be Running Low on Products to Kill

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Google CEO Larry Page has made an active practice of cutting deprioritized, ignored and non-key products. In the past year that’s included Gears, Knol, Wave, Buzz, Code Search, Aardvark, Google Labs and Slide. Today Google published another “spring cleaning” list of products it is purging, but at this point it...
Larry Page Seems to be Running Low on Products to Kill

10 Websites To Download Older Versions Of Software

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The old always gives way to the new. This fact is true of life. It’s even truer when it comes to software. Before you can say – “what a great piece of software!” the version changes. It takes just a click to uninstall the older software version and download the...
10 Websites To Download Older Versions Of Software
Microsoft Is Backing Down From One Of Windows 8's Boldest Changes

Can You Fight DRM With Patience?

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As modern DRM schemes get more annoying and invasive, the common wisdom is to vote with your wallet and avoid supporting developers and publishers who include such schemes with their games. Or, if you simply must play it, wait a while until outcry and complaints have caused the DRM restrictions...
Can You Fight DRM With Patience?
Why Build is Microsoft's most important event ever
How Google cleverly improved Android without releasing Android 4.3 at Google I/O

Windows 8 on ARM: No legacy, no legs?

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Will running older software be less of a concern with Windows 8? [Read more]...
Windows 8 on ARM: No legacy, no legs?

Nokia CEO: Windows Phone Line Needs to Still Hit Lower Prices Over Time

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Even after introducing the company’s cheapest yet Windows Phone, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop acknowledges that the company still has work to do to compete with the lowest end of the Android market. The Lumia 520 sells for around $180, roughly twice as much as the cheapest Android phones. “Yes, we...
Nokia CEO: Windows Phone Line Needs to Still Hit Lower Prices Over Time
YouTube Rolls Out Android Update, Offers More Features, New UI To Froyo And Gingerbread Devices

Vodafone Smart Mini delivers cheap-as-chips Android for £50

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In one sense, many budget smartphones aren't budget enough; they often require some substantial financial discipline for the typical buyer. Not so Vodafone UK's new Smart Mini: at just £50 ($78) on pay as you go service, it's very nearly an impulse purchase. You're even getting a bit more...
Vodafone Smart Mini delivers cheap-as-chips Android for £50

Tablets Playing Out More Like Smartphones, Not PCs

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Tablets Playing Out More Like Smartphones, Not PCs: I'm generally wary of these estimates, but even if IDC is off by a lot, this should be extremely troubling for Microsoft: IDC said tablets running Microsoft's Windows 8 platform would grow their market share from 1 percent last year to 7.4...
Tablets Playing Out More Like Smartphones, Not PCs

Why Oracle Fusion Doesn't Excite Customers

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In 2006, Oracle promised customers it would always support and update its growing portfolio of business applications. By then it had swallowed PeopleSoft and Siebel Systems and it had to reassure customers that their investments were secure. Fast-forward seven years, and Oracle's promise, which it called Applications Unlimited, is coming...
Why Oracle Fusion Doesn't Excite Customers

Why Adobe (and other vendors) should give away older software

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For the moment, Adobe CS2 continues to be available free of charge. Here's why it always should be, and why other software vendors should follow suit. [Read more]...
Why Adobe (and other vendors) should give away older software

Microsoft Strangely Silent On Internet Explorer 10 For Windows 7 (MSFT)

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What's up with Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7? No one knows because Microsoft has stopped talking about updates to the Web browser for its older operating system, reports Gregg Keizer at Computerworld. Even though Windows 8 will be here soon, enterprises are still in the process of switching from...
Microsoft Strangely Silent On Internet Explorer 10 For Windows 7 (MSFT)

Using Virtualization in Windows 7 Free Webcast

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As we all use computers over more and more years we become comfortable with software that “just works” and we want to continue using it for as long as possible.  This causes problems though as Microsoft develop new versions of Windows as, no matter how well each version of Windows...
Using Virtualization in Windows 7 Free Webcast
Research | Like a Good Scotch, Developers Get Better With Age

New-look integrator Appirio raises $60M

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Narinder Singh Appirio, the systems integrator that pioneered early software-as-a-service implementations, has netted $60 million in Series D funding led by General Atlantic. That brings total investment in the company to $80 million. General Atlantic, a growth equity firm, joins current investors Sequoia Capital and GGV Capital. The company built its business...
New-look integrator Appirio raises $60M
CAD Users Rejoice: Sunglass Brings Slick 3D Modeling To The Browser
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