Users have known the term clip art for years, and has been a phrase that computer users have used for years. Microsoft knows this, and realizes that it needs to update the term and technology behind it. On Monday, Microsoft announced that Clip Art’s online image library will be replaced.
As the world of mobile technology continues to grow, companies are making more of an effort to make sure users are mobile first. Microsoft realizes this, and on Monday, announced they spent $200 million to purchase mobile email app maker Acompli, which was rumoured on Friday by many insiders.
As newer releases of the upcoming Windows 10 software are done on an almost weekly basis, the new features of the upcoming Windows release are being apparent. One of those focusing on more unique video and audio needs came out on Friday, pleasing those looking for support of FLAC and MKV files.
Windows 10 has been more of a technical preview for many users, and while the company held a press preview for it, the consumer angle still hasn’t been revealed. On Friday, news about a consumer event focused on Windows 10 was talked about, and means that Windows 10 might be a finished product.
Windows 8.1 has been gaining on with users, and as it has, it has brought a number of new Windows Phones from Microsoft’s Windows Phone partners as well. Like any mobile operating system though, changes take time and users do as well. News on Thursday, revealed that Windows 8.1 is actually gaining on with users, and with big time engagement.
With the holiday weekend in the US, news from Microsoft towards the end of the week is a little spare, but the focus of Microsoft this holiday weekend is the Xbox and Windows. With that, Microsoft came out with its weekly Red Stripe Specials plus announced the newest free games In December For Xbox users.
Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO is still going strong and Episode 7 is coming. The myth George Lucas created is not dead – and it’s about time for a Windows 7 Star Wars Theme!
Winpatrol is essentially a computer monitoring program that works in the background to inform users of things that are occurring within the system. However, the free version has only limited functionality and cannot actually block threats to the user’s computer or network.
The Windows Task Scheduler has been around since the days of Windows XP, and most of the time it was just quietly sitting in the shadows, doing it’s job. Most users don’t know about it, but it’s quite a useful tool for automation.
DaisyDisk is a commercial program that only runs on Mac computers. It allows users to free up hard drive space by finding and deleting big, useless files.