Archive for the ‘Software’ Category

Microsoft Decides to Abandon Internet Explorer

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Yes, this is a headline from 2015. You might think that Microsoft’s much-maligned web browser has been dying for years – and you’d be right. But now it’s seemingly official. Microsoft is abandoning the Internet Explorer brand.

Microsoft has already announced its brand new web browser, codenamed Project Spartan. And we’ve had more than subtle hints that IE was on the way out. But speaking at an event on Monday, Microsoft’s Chris Capossela all but nailed the final nail in the coffin. (more…)

Microsoft Highlights Brand New Windows 10 Features

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

In September, Microsoft unveiled Windows 10, launching an early technical preview for PC on October 1. With the release, Microsoft highlighted advancements for the enterprise and collaboration as well as consistency across devices. It adapted to Xbox, PCs, phones, tablets, and other “tiny gadgets” to delivery that consistency. (more…)

Reports Indicate Microsoft is Working on New Internet Browser

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Microsoft has a new web browser in the works, according to a new report. ZDNet reports, citing more than one source, that Microsoft is building a new browser, codenamed Spartan, which is separate from Internet Explorer. (more…)

New Pricing and Features List Comes To Dropbox Pro

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Dropbox announced that it is now offering a single plan for Dropbox Pro at $9.99 per month for 1 TB of space. Previously, it would have cost $500 per year for half of that space. Now it will cost you about $120 for all of it. (more…)

Review: D-Link AC1750 Gigabit Cloud Router

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

A lot of electronics make their way through the AskDaveTaylor offices and probably 2/3 of them include some sort of Internet connectivity through one or another flavor of 802.11 wireless connectivity, better known as “wifi”. From TVs to TV interfaces, toys to computers, tablets to wireless speakers, if I could see all the data flying back and forth, it’d be a thick web of information and would make it darn hard to move around.
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iOS 7 Redesign To Be Shown At WWDC?

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

What’s black, white and flat all over? iOS 7 if some reports are to be believed.
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Share Files Quickly With Google Drive

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Google quietly announced a new file-sharing feature for Google Drive. When you’re using Google Drive on a Mac or PC, you can now share with a right click from the Google Drive folder.
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[Rumor] Boot To Desktop Option Will Be Added To Windows Blue

Thursday, April 18th, 2013

One of the more controversial decisions in Windows 8 was how the OS forced users to boot into the new Start menu metro interface. You could get into the desktop from that, but then you would be without the iconic Start button. There are unofficial workarounds, but nothing official just yet.
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The Next Windows OS Will Not Be Called Blue

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

For the past few months, it’s been rumored that the next operating system from Microsoft would be called WIndows Blue. It sounds like a code name, and Microsoft suggests that will remain the case.
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Amazon’s EC2 Gets High Memory Cluster Instances

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Amazon announced new High Memory Cluster instances for Amazon Web Services’ Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). These are designed for memory-intensive applications, like in-memory analytics, databases, caching, and scientific computing, the company says.
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