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Download Windows 8 Wallpaper [Original]

April 4, 2011 Leave a comment

With Windows 8 getting closer to its beta testing phase, it was always inevitable that leaks would happen.

Today we’re treated to a picture of the new Windows 8 wallpaper.

Unsurprisingly, the new wallpaper is a slight variation on the existing Windows 7 design, but with more whimsy.

According to ZDNet’s sources, the current build of Windows 8 shows signs of the new Jupiter and TwinUI interface through a well-named DLL file – TWINUI.DLL.

Other than the new wallpaper and DLL, there isn’t much new to come out of the current build.

The new wallpaper can be downloaded, courtesy of DownloadSquad from the link given below:

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Download Windows 8 Original Wallpaper

Although Themes of The Beta can also be found on WinReview

Microsoft Releases OneNote app for iOS platform

January 19, 2011 Leave a comment

Realizing the importance of the increasing market share which the iPhone platform currently posses, Microsoft today has released OneNote app for iPhone and iPod touch. This is the fourth app which has come out after Bing for iPhone, Seadragon Mobile, and Microsoft Tag.

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Microsoft OneNote Mobile is the easy-to-use, powerful note-taking application for all of your ideas, brought to you by Microsoft Office. OneNote Mobile lets you create and view notes and lists whenever you need them. Sync your notes with free Windows Live online storage and access them from virtually anywhere using your phone, PC, or almost any web browser.

With OneNote Mobile, you can:
▪ Create flexible notes that can include text, pictures, bullets, and checkboxes
▪ Check To Do items off on the go
▪ Save time with quick access to your most recent notes
▪ Work with confidence—OneNote Mobile automatically syncs your notes with Windows Live in the background
▪ Organize your notes into sections or create new notebooks using OneNote 2010 or OneNote Web App and access them from your iPhone

Requirements:
▪ iPhone or iPod touch must have iOS 4.2 or higher
▪ A free Windows Live ID is required to use OneNote Mobile —use an existing one or let OneNote Mobile help you sign up
▪ Web functionality uses the free OneNote Web App available on Windows Live, which requires a supported web browser
▪ OneNote Mobile opens notebooks created in Microsoft OneNote 2010 or the OneNote Web App
▪ Customizing section colors requires Microsoft OneNote 2010

Access your notes online at http://office.live.com.

Available for free for limited time only,.

Download OneNote for iPhone

Windows 7 SP1 builds leak out in the wild.

January 15, 2011 Leave a comment

The very final RTM bits of both Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 have managed to slip through and has landed into the wild just like the previous builds 7601.16537, 7601.16543 and 7601.16562. Build number for Windows 7 SP1 RTM is 7601.17514.win7sp1_rtm.101119-1850 which means that it was compiled on 19th November 2010.

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Like most of the Service Packs for Microsoft Windows, this one follows in the same direction, containing all the security and recommended updates that you would usually receive through Windows Update. According to WinRumors, Windows 7 SP1 will include RemoteFX which will provide rich 3D experience for remote computing.

Available in both 32 and 64 bit, the hashes for the leaked build are as follows:

MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.7.SERVICE.PACK-1.RTM.X86.WAVE1.RIP.DVD-WZ.ZUKO
magnet:? XT = urn: btih: EE4409661F6EAA94C96C79F04797B26B64488B7C
BUILD : 7601.17514.101119-1850
FILE : Windows6.1-KB976932-X86.exe
SIZE : 563,934,504 byte
SHA-1 : C3516BC5C9E69FEE6D9AC4F981F5B95977A8A2FA
MD5 : 4BF28FC00D86C936C89E2D91EF46758B
CRC : 5EB0FA87

MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.7.AND.SERVER.2008.R2.SERVICE.PACK-1.RTM.X64.WAVE1.RIP.DVD-WZ.ZUKO
magnet:? XT = urn: btih: 0B10E4E245E562F21F5BDF0B0B64AAB1086B9F0D
BUILD : 7601.17514.101119-1850
FILE : Windows6.1-KB976932-X64.exe
SIZE : 947,070,088 byte
SHA-1 : 74865EF2562006E51D7F9333B4A8D45B7A749DAB
MD5 : 28D3932F714BF71D78E75D36AA2E0FB8
CRC : 068C79C6

This is not the first time that it has happened to some build of Windows 7. Many Windows 7 builds – including M1, Beta, post Beta, RC and RTM were all leaked before their scheduled release dates, or announcements.

Windows 7 SP1 Release Candidate was officially released in October last year.

(via GeekSmack)

CES 2011:Microsoft Teases Windows 8 on ARM Processers

January 6, 2011 Leave a comment

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Image credit: Long Zheng on Flickr

At a special Press Conference held at CES 2011 in Las Vegas, Microsoft yesterday showed off Windows 8 running on ARM processers

From the official Windows Team Blog:

Happy New Year everyone! At CES 2011 in Las Vegas, we hosted a press conference announcing that the next version of Windows will support System on a Chip architectures from Intel, AMD, and ARM. We announced that the next version of Windows will support System on a Chip (SoC) architectures including ARM-based systems from partners NVIDIA, Qualcomm, and Texas Instruments.  On the x86 architecture, Intel and AMD continue their work on low-power SoC designs that fully support Windows, including support for x86 applications. SoC architectures will fuel significant innovation across the hardware spectrum when coupled with the depth and breadth of the Windows platform. We are making this announcement now so that our ecosystem can start working together to enable the widest possible range of devices, from tablets on up, to ship with the next version of Windows. More detail about this exciting news is available in our press release and this Q&A with Windows & Windows Live president Steven Sinofsky.

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Full press release is as follows:

LAS VEGAS — Jan. 5, 2011 — Microsoft Corp. today announced at 2011 International CES that the next version of Windows will support System on a Chip (SoC) architectures, including ARM-based systems from partners NVIDIA Corp., Qualcomm Inc. and Texas Instruments Inc. On the x86 architecture, Intel Corporation and AMD continue their work on low-power SoC designs that fully support Windows, including support for native x86 applications. SoC architectures will fuel significant innovation across the hardware spectrum when coupled with the depth and breadth of the Windows platform.

At today’s announcement, Microsoft demonstrated the next version of Windows running on new SoC platforms from Intel running on x86 architecture and from NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments on ARM architecture. The technology demonstration included Windows client support across a range of scenarios, such as hardware-accelerated graphics and media playback, hardware-accelerated Web browsing with the latest Microsoft Internet Explorer, USB device support, printing and other features customers have come to expect from their computing experience. Microsoft Office running natively on ARM also was shown as a demonstration of the full depth and breadth of Windows platform capabilities on ARM architecture.

Windows will continue its industry-leading support across the widest possible set of devices, delivering the breadth and choice that customers demand. Intel and AMD continue to evolve and improve the x86 platforms, including new low-power systems, and advance new designs such as the recently announced 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor family and AMD’s Fusion accelerated processing units (APUs). NVIDIA, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments are joining Microsoft to provide ARM-based designs for the first time.

“With today’s announcement, we’re showing the flexibility and resiliency of Windows through the power of software and a commitment to world-class engineering. We continue to evolve Windows to deliver the functionality customers demand across the widest variety of hardware platforms and form factors,” said Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft.

SoC architectures consolidate the major components of a computing device onto a single package of silicon. This consolidation enables smaller, thinner devices while reducing the amount of power required for the device, increasing battery life and making possible always-on and always-connected functionality. With support of SoC in the next version of the Windows client, Microsoft is enabling industry partners to design and deliver the widest range of hardware ever.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

Unfortunately though, all attendees at the press conference were strictly prohibited from taking cameras inside, therefore no video demos were tapped. Also, according to Mary Jo Foley, the new user interface of Windows 8 was not shown.

[Redmond Pie]

Categories: MICROSOFT, Windows 8

Amazon’s Kindle pops up on Windows Phone 7 Devices

January 5, 2011 Leave a comment

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The official Kindle app for Windows Phone 7 Series is now available for download in the Zune Marketplace. Kindle for Windows Phone brings over 750,000 books, magazines and newspapers from the Kindle platform over to the new Windows Phone 7 Series devices.

 

Some of the features of Kindle from the App Description include:

• Shop the Kindle Store for over 750,000* Kindle books, including New Releases and 107 of 111 New York Times Best Sellers. Over 550,000* of these books are $9.99 or less, including 73 New York Times Best Sellers.

• Choose from thousands of free classics, such as Pride and Prejudice or The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

• Get free book samples – read the first chapter free before you decide to buy.

• Customize your reading experience by choosing the background color, font size, and either portrait or landscape format.

• Personalized book recommendations on your Kindle app home screen and the ability to send a book suggestion to a friend from

any book in your library without leaving the app

• Simply tap on either side of the screen or flick to turn pages.

• You can also read your Kindle books on your Kindle, Kindle DX, PC, Mac, Android phone, iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry. Our Whispersync technology syncs your last page read, notes, bookmarks, and highlights across devices, so you can pick up where you left off.

• Selection and price of books in the Kindle Store may vary by country.

Kindle is available for free in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.

Microsoft to announce something new at CES 2011

January 5, 2011 Leave a comment

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The International Consumer Electronics Show 2011 (CES) will kick off today, commencing with the keynote from Steve Ballmer, CEO Microsoft. His keynote will be streamed LIVE from Las Vegas today at 6.30 pm PST, which is 2:30 am GMT. Click here to view what time it will be in your zone when Steve delivers his keynote.

Reports also say that Microsoft may announce a set-top box in answer to Apple TV and Google TV.

As for Windows Phone 7,rumors have it that Windows Phone 7.1 is expected to be announced with copy-and-paste functionality,with addition to support for CDMA-based Devices.

Moreover, according to a report from WinRumors, a sneak peak of Windows 8 may also be teased at the event. And lastly, “Avatar ” feature for the Kinect is also rumored to be announced today.

Those of you who couldn’t make it to the Las Vegas this year, can enjoy the action streamed LIVE  To watch the Microsoft address Live,visit this link.

[Redmond Pie]

WordPress for Windows Phone 7 Is Now Available for Download !

December 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Automattic has just released the official WordPress app for Windows Phone 7. You can use this app for writing drafts and publishing on-the-go with support for moderating comments, viewing stats, and offline use.

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From the official page of WordPress for Windows Phone 7:

WordPress for Windows Phone is an Open Source app that empowers you to write new posts, edit content, view stats, and manage comments for your WordPress site.

This app makes use of your phone’s:

  • data connection
  • media library
  • web browser

WordPress for Windows Phone 7 can be downloaded right now for free from Windows Phone 7 Marketplace.

[Redmond Pie]

Categories: MICROSOFT, Windows Phone