The forthcoming update to Windows 8 which will add new features and improve user experience – base on feedbacks Microsoft received form users – comes later this year and as a free upgrade.
Microsoft has decided to end calling the update by its codename ‘Blue’ and officially call it Windows 8.1.
Tami Reller, the CMO and CFO of Microsoft’s Windows Division revealed during JP Morgan’s Technology, Media & Telecom Conference that the upgrade will be free and available from the home screen when it launches.
Preview version will be opened up to the public on June 26th with the beginning of the Build conference.
The Windows 8.1 update will come to both the full version of the OS as well as the ARM-friendly (RT Version) and make Windows 8 even more great for everything from “the smallest tablets” to desktops.
Nokia has announced the Lumia 928, which will be heading to Verizon and will be available May 16th.
Nokia Lumia 928 is a new flagship Windows Phone from Nokia that confirms previous rumoured specifications.
The Lumia 928 sports a 4.5-inch AMOLED display (PureMotion HD+), 8.7MP camera (PureView, Carl Zeiss, OIS and Xenon flash), 4G LTE connectivity, wireless charging, three HAAC microphones and a loud speaker.
It’s basically an improved Lumia 920. Dimensionally, the 920 and 928 are nearly identical. The 928 is 2.7 mm taller, 1.9 mm narrower, and 0.6 mm thinner.
Nokia Lumia 928 weighing in at 162 grams – 23 grams lighter than the older 920 – while it has improved battery life with 541 hours of 3G standby (up by 221 hours), 16.2 hours of talk time (up by 7 hours), and 80 hours of music playback (up from 52 hours).
Pricing for the Lumia 928 will be $99.99 after a $50 main-in-rebate with two-year contract.
Starting today, Microsoft is rolling out a preview version of Skype for Outlook.com, bringing two great communication experiences together — all in one place!
As part of Microsoft commitment to bring you the very best ways to communicate, this Skype for Outlook.com preview is beginning to roll out in the United Kingdom and will be made available in the United States and Germany in the coming weeks.
In the coming months, audio and video calling powered by Skype will be available in every Outlook.com inbox.
By adding Skype conversations to your modern email, Microsoft is creating yet another way for you to connect to the people you care about most.
With the preview version of Skype for Outlook.com you can enjoy Skype video and audio calls right from your inbox — less typing, more talking!
For those of you that aren’t familiar, Outlook.com is a free personal email service from Microsoft.
In the first six months after launch, Outlook.com attracted 60 million new users, making it the fastest-growing email service in history.
Even with the best email service, sometimes text isn’t enough. We all face those situations where it’s just easier to jump on a call to talk something through.
Sometimes that quick call can accomplish more than a long email reply.
Now, with Skype for Outlook.com, you can choose the right medium for your message, whether it is an email, call, video call or instant message (IM) — you can connect with your Skype and Messenger friends all in the same place.