Welcome to Technology News June 2015 edition.
Sorry we have delayed this post and even updates to Windows 10 Preview. It has been hectic with testing Windows 10, helping people get ready for Windows 10 but also, like every year, the fun times of Tax Returns :-(.
Well, let’s begin!
Microsoft Surface Hub
Businesses looking to get a All-In-One Conference System should look no further. The Surface Hub has been talked about by many companies and this product is becoming a HUGE hit. The prices have been revealed, starting at $7,000USD going all the way up to $20,000USD. The latter has more hardware features and comes in 84″. This may sound expensive, but depending on how you handle your Conferencing/Meeting/Brain Storming Technology, it can start costing more than the 20 Grand offer, sometimes even being DOUBLE!
Small businesses, depending on the size, will be able to take advantage of the starter Hub’s at the lower price mark. As they come with a smaller screen, you don’t have to think this system is for all these corporate businesses. Meetings big or small will have a great advantage with this. And for those businesses that have “Meeting Rooms” like Cafes and clubs, you can take advantage of being the talk of the town when hiring spaces to people who want to have meetings in your place of business.
Microsoft have been working hard to finalize Windows 10 and Windows Mobile 10.
Windows 10 will be released in stages from July 29th. Windows Mobile 10 has no release just yet but we should see it released later this year.
For all things Windows 10/Mobile 10, visit our Windows 10 Preview page.
There is a possibility that due to the free upgrade to Windows 10, we have finally seen Windows 8.1 beating XP in Market Share!From Net Applications
Windows 8 has had hate since birth. Microsoft wanted to try something new for the consumers, but their heads were held under water by the power users that want power and simplicity over looks. What Microsoft didn’t want is to have others influenced by the power users that can’t be matched together with the other types of users. In turn, Windows 8 and the newly fixed 8.1 copped too much flak that it stayed lower, even more so than XP, which is really outdated but used by the stubborn users.
Users below windows 8 began making their judgements based on comments and reviews without even trying it for themselves. It wasn’t until recent that we saw growth in Windows 8.1 usage as people began to test and use Windows 8.1, realizing it “wasn’t as bad as it was said to be” says users who were asked from various sources, including us.
Due to the full discontinuation of XP, we at CPKN Computers still are nervous to see 11.98% for XP users, but also wonder why we still see a 2.9% for Windows 8.
It is no surprise to see Windows 7 at the top as the migration was very rapid after the disastrous Windows Vista, still at 1.62%. With the mix of Windows 7 and 8.1 implemented into Windows 10, we hope to see the end of Vista and XP in this list, Windows 7 disappearing to an XP standard and Windows 8.1 adopted a little more for those who like to wait a bit for new release Operating Systems.
Apple had its WWDC 2015 event this month, showcasing all the new goodies coming out of Apple. To get the latest on what’s coming from Apple, read our review of the WWDC 2015.
During WWDC 2015, Apple’s new Music streaming service “Apple Music” was announced. A dilemma occurred when the Pop Singer, Taylor Swift found out that the free trials would not pay artist etc their royalties, affectively allowing users to listen to her music for free. She made sure to pull all her music from Apple as a way of “going on strike”. Taylor also pulled her music off Spotify, another Music Streaming Service of which Apple had planned to rival. This backlash has made streaming services “more popular”, in particular, Apple Music, interesting.
Apple indeed have made it clear that they want to dip their thumb in every market.
On June 29th of 2007, the first iPhone went on sale in the US. This new device changed the world on smartphones.
Originally, smartphones were considered to be built for business. In the likes of HP and Palm, companies of smartphones would make phones with their own Operating System, or adopted Microsoft’s Windows Mobile OS. It has been rumoured many times that Microsoft planned to have a consumer level smartphone during or just before iPhone was ever released.
The truth is, Microsoft had a iPhone style device, but not in the sense of iPhone. Back then, it had the name you would be familiar with now. It was called, “Microsoft Surface”. That’s right! Surface was around before the new tablets we see today. This build however, pretty much removed the feel of a Windows OS, and more of what the iPhone and even iPad has.
Check out Microsoft Surface in action:
Nevertheless, iPhone was born and it changed everything in the mobile market. 8 years on, it is the biggest thing to have in the smartphone world. With every update, holding new features away so people would drool and demand the phone every year, it grew to be an excellent accessory and won the hearts of many.
Happy Birthday iPhone. Google and Microsoft will keep you on your toes for the next 8 years.
Google has been refining current features around each of its systems. Their main focus is everything they revealed in last months I/O Event.
The Undo Send feature is now officially apart of Gmail, originally starting its availability in Gmail Labs. Let’s go through the steps to activate:
- First, log in to your Gmail account on your computer.
- In the upper right corner of the screen, click the Settings icon (the Gear looking icon ).
- From the drop down menu, click Settings.
- From the Settings window, make sure the General tab is selected.
- Look for the setting that says “Undo Send”.
- Click the check box to Enable Undo Send.
- Click the drop-box to set the Send cancellation period, or the number of seconds you have to prevent the email from being sent. You can choose 5, 10, 20 or 30 seconds.
- Scroll to the bottom of the Settings screen and click the Save Changes button.
- To test the feature, click the Compose button at the upper left corner of your Gmail account page.
- Compose a message and then click the Send button.
- At the top of the screen, you’ll see a message that says: “Your message has been sent. Undo | View Message.”
- To prevent the message from being sent, click the “Undo” link.
- Gmail stops the message from going out and displays it again, in case you wish to make any changes and then resend it. If not, you can simply close the message, saving it to your Drafts folder where you can keep it or delete it.
The Undo Send feature is a handy way to ensure that the wrong email doesn’t get sent to the wrong person.
Finally, Microsoft announced they will be bringing the Office Suite to Android Mobile Devices. Office has been on Android Tablets and its competitors platforms and devices, but now the Mobile gets a taste. The Suite is also free to download.
Well that’s it from Technology News. Don’t forget to look at the latest of the Windows 10 Preview, which shows off the latest preview builds of the new Windows 10/Mobile 10 Operating System.
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