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If you have been putting off that upgrade to Windows 8, today is your last chance to do so before the price increase takes effect tomorrow. Since Redmond released the next-generation operating system back in October, the upgrade price has been $39.99, and after today that price increases drastically.
As of tomorrow, upgrading to Windows 8 will cost you $199.99, which equates to a 400% price hike. If you have been on the fence about upgrading, now is definitely the time to make the decision.
In addition to the $199.99 Windows 8 Pro license, Microsoft is offering a regular Windows 8 upgrade for $119.99 which can be upgraded to Pro for $99.99 at a later date. Right now Windows 8 Pro will let you add Media Center for free, but tomorrow and forward, Media Center will cost you about $10.
Users stuck on a jailed iPhone 5 or tethered jailbreak of iOS 6 can rejoice. News of an untethered jailbreak for iOS 6/6.1 and iPhone 5 possibly releasing Sunday has been supported by the release of a website and name for the jailbreak. Introducing evasi0n, produced by Evad3rs team.
The website says that they are currently finishing up the GUI and that the next step is private beta testing. The jailbreak is said to be compatible with all iPhones, iPod touches, iPads, and the iPad mini running iOS 6-6.1. Here's to hoping that the jailbreak does release on Super Bowl Sunday!
If you haven't picked up Windows 8 Pro quite yet, you should really consider doing it before the end of January. The upgrade is currently available for $39.99 online, but that price will soon be going up. Students won't be left completely in the woods, though, as starting February 1, they will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $69.99.
While that price isn't quite as good as the current $39.99, it will be better than the regular price of $199.99. If you can afford to buy the upgrade now, you should, even if you qualify for the student price. You don't have to install the update before February 1, you just have to have purchased it.
Windows 8 offers the best for work and play and with the new Start screen that makes it super easy to organize, access and find what matters most to you. With Windows 8, students can download apps from the Windows Store like Microsoft OneNote or Evernote for taking notes in class or Skype to stay connected with friends and family.
Just as soon as the words were out of my mouth looking for a jailbreak in the iOS 6.1 announcement post, Planetbeing has tweeted that iOS 6.1 "appears to be vulnerable to the exploits we are planning on using." This is good news for those of us looking for a jailbroken iPhone 5 as we should soon be getting some love.
Other jailbreakers chimed in on Twitter, dropping a possible hint that the untethered jailbreak could be coming Super Bowl Sunday. In other words, we could be getting a jailbreak for our iPhone 5s within six days. MuscleNerd tweeted:
Hey, did everyone know the Super Bowl is this Sunday? What will you be doing? /cc @evad3rs
Nothing is completely confirmed right now, but all signs are looking good. I know I've been frustrated by the lack of a jailbreak for my device. If the Evad3rs team can come through, I, along with most iPhone 5 users, will be extremely happy. If you're an iPhone 5 user, hold on for just a few more days, it looks like we're almost there.
Apple has made available the latest version of the iOS operating system, iOS 6.1. This update brings with it a few minor features, such as LTE support for more carriers, the baility to purchase movie tickets through Fandango by asking Siri, a button to reset the advertising identifier, and the ability for iTunes Match subscribers to download individual songs from iCloud.
The update comes in at 86.7MB for the iPhone 5 and should probably be downloaded over Wi-Fi. The update can be installed over-the-air or via iTunes, like most updates. Hopefully now that iOS6.1 is out, some of those jailbreaking groups will get running with the new version finding bugs and eventually producing a working jailbreak for the iPhone 5.
Previously, these jailbreaking groups have said they have about four bugs and working jailbreaks in-house, but didn't want to publicly release them for fear of losing the bugs and possibly being locked out of the system completely. Most groups have said that a jailbreak will likely be made available for the iPhone 5 once iOS 6.1 came out.
The Register is reporting that Redmond-based software giant, Microsoft, is blaming OEMs for the slow sales of their Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft believes that vendors didn't adhere closely enough to their hardware recommendations, with manufacturers producing mostly non-touchscreen computers that didn't show off Windows 8's touchscreen side.
This information, as usual, comes from a "well-placed" source "familiar with the matter". Since Windows 8's launch on October 28, and the end of 2012, Microsoft claim to have sold around 60 million copies of Windows 8. Windows Vista took around six months to reach the same number, but statistics are only one side of the story.
Official numbers on Microsoft's sales of their tablet, Surface, have not been unveiled by the Redmond-based company. OEMs aren't sitting back taking all the heat, either, with some OEMs coming out and saying that Microsoft is to blame for the slow Windows 8 sales. The biggest reasons computer manufacturers didn't follow Microsoft's internal guidelines is that few companies were willing to spend the money on expensive, high-end devices that consumers weren't guaranteed to purchase - not every item can be an iPad, after all.
We keep hearing different things about Windows 8, on one hand it's not doing so well, but on the other hand, it's chomping up some OS market share. Net Applications' latest data reveals that Windows 8 is now on 2.25% of computers, up from December's numbers of 1.64%.
With Windows 8 at 2.25%, Microsoft are quickly chomping on the heels of Mac OS X 10.8, which enjoys 2.43% of the OS market share pie. Windows 8 Touch and Windows 8 RT Touch collectively added 0.08% to Microsoft's OS market share. Take a guess who is enjoying the most share of the OS market - what's that you say? - Windows 7, well you'd be right. Windows 7 is hogging a hefty 45.35% of the OS market.
Windows XP is still chugging along with 38.71%, with Vista sitting on 5.06%. Mac OS X 10.6 and 10.7 are looking at 1.93% and 1.92% respectively. Linux, Windows 2000, Windows NT and Windows 98 all combined scoop up the remaining 2.35% of the OS market share.
The launch date for Microsoft's Office 2013 has finally been set. The January 29th launch date info comes from a pre-order page on a Canadian retailers website.
Office 2013 is Microsoft's latest installment in its legendary productivity suite. Office 2013 has been available to businesses since November and it has been available for consumers to preview for quite some time now, with a version of the preview being installed on all Windows RT-based tablets.
The company had previously revealed that its Office 365 subscription service giving users access to the Office 2013 suite would cost $99.99 per year, while different standalone versions of the suite will range from $139.99 to $399.99.
If you have been putting off upgrading to Windows 8 cheaply, your time is running out. At the beginning of February the price of an upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8 Pro will cost you $200 instead of the introductory offer of $40.
Redmond is claiming that it has already sold a whopping 60 million copies of Windows 8, but there is no word on how many of those licenses have actually been activated.
Like Windows 7 there are several editions of Windows 8 which will be priced as follows: Pro will be the top dog at $199.99, Windows 8 upgrade edition at $119.99, and Windows 8 Pro Pack at $99.99. If you have any interest in upgrading to Windows 8, I highly suggest you jump on the current $40 offer.
Siri, iOS' personal assistant, can do a lot of different things. She can set timers and alarms, find out scores of sports games, and even tell you a joke--sort of. Siri started out as a Pentagon-funded artificial intelligence research project, but has now grown into so much more. But, Apple's not content.
A posting by Apple on LinkedIn is looking for "someone who combines a love for language, wordplay, and conversation with demonstrated experience in bringing creative content to life within an intense technical environment."
The end result Apple is looking to achieve is spelled out in the posting: it will "evolve and enrich Siri...known for 'her' wit, cultural knowledge, and zeal to explain things in engaging, funny, and practical ways."
If you have what it takes and want to help make Siri better for users around the world, you can find the LinkedIn post here.