While we are searching for a new CEO for the mother ship Darren and I will discuss a whole bunch of news, the Surface Geeks Meetup, and a T-Shirt! All on Surface Geeks 36!
Don’t forget the video! That YouTube link is here.
Darren’s site, darrencohen.me
If you are listening to the audio version and wondering about the t-shirt here is a shot of it.
On Dickens, Rashomon and Twitter, The Official Microsoft Blog, Frank Shaw, August 27, 2013
Post from Frank Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft. In response to the ‘biased’ coverage of Ballmer.
British Bookmaker Taking Bets on Next Microsoft CEO, All Things D, Ina Fried, August 28, 2013
From the Forum: Ballmer Out…
Windows 8 Device Stats: Quick Overview, New Devices from Nokia, Microsoft, AdDuplex Blog, August 25, 2013
Windows ARM tablet rumors heat up: Surface 2, Nokia ‘Sirius’ on deck, ZDNet, Mary Jo Foley, August 26, 2013
- There are at least two new Windows ARM tablets in the pipeline: The Microsoft Surface 2 and Nokia ‘Sirius,’ according to evolving rumors.
Nokia Sirius: a 10.1-inch Windows RT tablet that looks like a Lumia, The Verge, Tom Warren, August 26, 2013
- Priced comparatively with Apple’s iPad
Nokia “Sirius” Preview, Yes, Nokia will ship a Windows RT 8.1 tablet soon, WinSuperSite, Paul Thurrott, August 26, 2013
- Quad-core Qualcomm 8974 (ARM) chipset
- Screen: 10.1-inch, 1920 x 1080 IPS screen that features “outdoor readability.”
- The battery life is rated at up to 10 hours
- Starts at $499
- Name TBD
- Launch NYC Sept. 26
- Weight is 1.3 pounds, and its .35 inches thick
Alleged Windows 9, Windows 10, Windows RT and Windows Phone details emerge (rumor), WinBeta, Zac, August 26, 2013
According to WZOR:
- Windows 9 will be similar to the desktop OS
- Microsoft is planning to bring the old Aero interface back
- Windows 10 will be a full ‘cloud OS’, and that an internal desktop concept will be available on September 1st. As this is an ‘internal’ concept, we doubt it will be seen by the public.
- Windows Phone and Windows RT, he claims that Microsoft is planning to merge both operating systems together.
From the Forum: Nokia Tablet Coming to Market
Microsoft’s Surface 2 could drop the ‘RT’ moniker, The Verge, Aaron Souppouris, August 27, 2013
Microsoft Germany Creates Digital Piano Using 88 SurfaceRTs (Video), Microsoft News, Suril Amin, YouTube Video
Microsoft updates SkyDrive Pro for businesses, now with 25GB of space, better file sharing, and more, The Next Web, Ken Yeung, August 27, 2013
Microsoft Adds OCR Capabilities to SkyDrive Photos You call THAT a rapid release cycle? THIS is a rapid release cycle, WinSuperSite, Paul Thurrott, August 28, 2013 Why is Microsoft keeping the final release of Windows 8.1 secret? ZDNet, Ed Bott, August 28, 2013
For the first time in modern history, Microsoft is releasing a new Windows version that its traditional partners, developers and IT pros, won’t get early access to. Why the change in policy? And will this decision backfire?
The Leaks Begin: Windows 8.1 Enterprise X64 zh-CN (Screenshots), Microsoft-News, Suril Amin
Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 head to manufacturing partners, The Official Microsoft Blog, August 27, 2013
From the Forum: What are your Impressions of Windows 8.1?
Foursquare’s impressive new Windows 8 app: Good for Foursquare, great for Microsoft, Venture Beat, Ricardo Bilton, August 28, 2013
Foursquare Looks Great on Windows 8, The first serious tablet version of the check-in app is here. Techland Times, Harry McCracken, August 28, 2013
Top New Apps for Windows Phone 8, Surface Geeks, John Wiskowski, August 27, 2013
The 6tag Instagram Client for Windows Phone 8, Surface Geeks, John Wiskowski, August 27, 2013
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