REDMOND, Wash. — Oct. 14, 2012 — If music makes the people come together, as Madonna says, the new Xbox Music gives people all the music they love, every way they want it. Xbox Music, Microsoft’s new all-in-one music service, specially designed to let users listen to music in exactly the way they want, begins rolling out to millions of people around the world Oct. 16 on the Xbox 360, then to the masses with Windows 8 on Oct. 26. The all-in-one music service combines the best aspects of free-streaming radio, music subscription services and music purchasing options, all in one elegant package, says Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of Microsoft’
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This week, Win8China leaked some of the new default lock screen images in the RTM version of Windows 8. But what they don’t show you is what this actually looks like on the lock screen. Here it is:
Lenovo has just revealed most of the details on the ThinkPad Tablet 2, a 9.8mm-thick Windows 8 Pro tablet first shown earlier this year in prototype form whose details we published recently. 3G and AT&T LTE models will be available along with an optional digitizer (for "precision" pen input), keyboard, and dock. It'll be a full x86 device — Lenovo calls a "joint effort" with Intel and Microsoft — that clocks in at 1.3 pounds with a 10.1-inch 1366
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has promised the software maker will continue to compete against Apple. Sparking memories of the fierce battle between Mac and PC during the 1990's, Ballmer has been touting the company's advantages at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference this week. Speaking to CRN, Ballmer says "we are trying to make absolutely clear we are not going to leave
Microsoft may consider maintaining a price gap for its Surface products to give hardware partners some competitive breathing room, according to an Asia-based report.
Acer chairman JT Wang commented publicly on Thursday that Microsoft is seeking ways to create a price chasm between its Surface tablet and competing products from PC makers, according to a Friday report in Taipei-
Developer Daniel Sharp says that working with Windows 8 is simple and enjoyable, unlike the often unpredictable Android.
Iâve just come from another testing meeting. Seven of us around a table looking at an Android app thatâs in the mid-stages of development. Weâve found unique issues on each device, every device on the table was running a different version of Android, with different resolutions, capabilities and specifications. Getting this right is going to be time consumingâ¦
Meanwhile, for the past seven weeks weâve also been working on a super-secret project building magazine apps for the Windows 8 launch. In
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