July 29, 2015 is the official date for the distribution of Microsoft’s next major OS: Windows 10. Ed Rudel will lead the discussion on some Frequently Asked Questions about the Windows 10 upgrade, in particular what the heck that mysterious white window in your System Tray means!
Cal Carson will have the rumored highlights of what has typically been Apple’s “really big show”, the 2015 World Wide Developers Conference, this coming week. Will Apple TV finally get the makeover it has desperately needed? Will the world catch the beat of Apple’s uber music service? What new tricks will appear in iOS 9 for the world of Apple’s digital devices? Answers await.
Don’t miss this rousing discussion that is being repeated everywhere as the deadline for the launch of Windows 10 approaches in the summer of 2015. Rick Broida wants to replace his mother’s aging computer and Foster Braun needs to replace his wife Ginny’s aging, refurbished Core Duo PC to make the move to Windows 10. New desktop or laptop? Is cheapest best? Do you trust brand names? Will a “new” out-of-lease or refurbished device fill the bill? How do you buy for the future but keep within a budget? All questions that we will tackle with the Gadget Guy, Rick Broida.
It has been a long time since we had the opportunity to spend some time with the once indomitable digital brand that n0w finds itself in a rapidly changing digital world. Today our entire first hour is dedicated to catching up with the Redmond giant and finding out what is shaking.
We are delighted to bring back Dave Sawyer, Technical Director, Heartland Microsoft Technology Center to help us get a grip on the many faces of Microsoft under its new leadership. Dave comes equipped to answer our questions and show some of the newest gadgets that Microsoft is introducing. What’s the difference between Office Web Apps and Office 365? Is the Microsoft Band an avant garde music group? What in the world is the Internet of Things and when is Azure more than a color? Is Internet Explorer going away? Dave….you have a lot of explaining to do. Oh and don’t forget the gadgets! LOL
There has been a lot of confusion about Office Web Apps and Office 365. In this …
For years, biometric authentication has been a sci-fi staple. Bits and pieces of biometric technology already exist in popular technology, most notably the TouchID fingerprint sensors used on late-model iPhones and iPads.
With Windows 10, coming later this fall, Microsoft plans to go big with biometric technology. The new OS will introduce system support for biometric authentication, the company says, “using your face, iris, or fingerprint to unlock your devices … with technology that is much safer than traditional passwords.”
At the WinHEC conference in China today, Microsoft executives showed off the new feature, called Windows Hello. At first glance, it sounds like Microsoft’s response to TouchID — biometric authentication that can use a fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor, or other biometric sensor to provide instant access to a Windows 10 device. Show your face or touch a finger, Microsoft says, and you’ll be
Microsoft has a vision for the future, and it involves terms and technology straight out of science fiction.
But are we actually glimpsing that future? Yes and no.
Microsoft’s HoloLens, which the company unveiled at its Redmond, Wash., headquarters on Wednesday, is a sleek, flashy headset with transparent lenses. You can see the world around you, but suddenly that world is transformed — with 3D objects floating in midair, virtual screens on the wall and your living room covered in virtual characters running amok.
Technology companies have long promised to bring us the future now, reaching ahead 5 or 10 years to try to amaze consumers with the next big breakthrough. Hollywood, on the other hand, has shown that tech in action (or at least simulations of it).
Has Microsoft’s tablet PC finally come of age? Earlier this week Microsoft said Surface revenue hit $1.1bn for the most recent quarter – up 24 percent year on year – driven by Surface Pro 3 and accessories. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said of the rise: “The value proposition of being the most productive tablet is resonating.”
The company revealed that the third version of the Surface, the two-in-one device first launched two years ago, is selling faster than previous versions. “Surface Pro 3 volumes are pacing over three times the rate of what we saw with Surface Pro 2,” said Microsoft CFO Amy Hood.
So can it be finally said that Surface is a success? It depends on which metrics you use.
Jerry Carlson, Tech Ninja for Microsoft’s Heartland office in Metro Detroit, joined us again to unveil a remarkable array of changes and additions to the Microsoft world. On January 21 Microsoft announced Windows 10, the much awaited sequel to the often hated Windows 8! Follow the links below to Microsoft’s breakdown of the Windows 10 launch for full details. There was one item that even surprised him! Jerry gave a quick overview of the changes and we will follow up with Microsoft for more details on these items in the coming programs.
Mike Brennan, Editor and Host of MiTechNews
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