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Survey: Android Apps Developed Faster Than iOS, Windows Phone
/ January 14, 2014 2:49 pm
Survey: Android Apps Developed Faster Than iOS, Windows Phone

It takes less time to develop apps for the Android platform than for either iOS or Windows Phone, according to a new survey by Evans Data. Forty-one percent of developers targeting Android said their typical app is finished in one month or less, compared with 36% for iOS and 34% for Windows Phone. On all platforms, the largest part of the time is spent on testing and debugging, except for Firefox and Tizen, where coding takes more time. Read More

Android Captures 81% of Global Market
/ November 1, 2013 4:08 pm
Android Captures 81% of Global Market

VentureBeat reports that global shipments of phones has now crossed 418 million, with smartphones constituting 250 million of the shipments and 81% powered by the Android operating system. “Android’s domination of global smartphone shipments reached a new peak in Q3 2013, with four out of every five smartphones now running Google’s OS,” said Scott Bicheno, an analyst at Strategy Analytics. . Read More

AllThingsD: Windows 8.1 Available to PC Manufacturers at the End of August
/ July 9, 2013 11:54 am
AllThingsD: Windows 8.1 Available to PC Manufacturers at the End of August

All ThingsD reports that Microsoft will make Windows 8.1 available to PC makers by the end of August, so that holiday PCs will have the new software installed. The new edition of Windows will showcase the return of the famous ‘Start’ button, and will address the major shortcomings of Windows 8. Microsoft delivered the preview version of Windows 8.1 last month and the final version of the software will be distributed as a free update by the end of this year. . Read More

The Verge: Adobe Launches Lightroom 5
/ June 10, 2013 1:18 pm
The Verge: Adobe Launches Lightroom 5

The Verge reports that Adobe has just released Lightroom 5, the newest version of its professional photography software for Windows and OS X. It features lossy DNG Smart Previews that allow users to work with RAW images, while reducing the size of the file and editing features, such as radial gradients, a new healing brush and automatic straightening of distorted images (a feature called Upright). . Read More

The Next Web: Skype Updates Windows and OS X with Improved Video Messaging
/ June 6, 2013 9:07 am
The Next Web: Skype Updates Windows and OS X with Improved Video Messaging

The Next Web reports that Microsoft has released Skype 6.5 for both Windows and OS X with video messaging improvements for both platforms, along with new features and bug fixes for each. For PCs, Microsoft has enhanced the feature's stability and has made it simpler to get messages with improved notifications, similar to the Windows 8 app. . Read More

Microsoft Outlook Coming to Windows RT Devices
/ June 5, 2013 3:13 pm
Microsoft Outlook Coming to Windows RT Devices

Tami Reller, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Marketing Officer for Windows and Windows Live at Microsoft announced at Computex that Outlook 2013 will be available on Windows RT tablets. The new Outlook will offer a more efficient user experience by minimizing clutter and putting emphasis on content. The new features will include quick reply to email through inline response, using 'peeks' to look at your calendar or contacts without manually switching tabs. . Read More

Bloomberg: Microsoft to Slash Prices of Windows Software for Tablets
/ June 3, 2013 12:59 pm
Bloomberg: Microsoft to Slash Prices of Windows Software for Tablets

Bloomberg reports that Microsoft Corp. is reducing the cost of its Windows software for tablets, hoping to strengthen its position to combat Apple Inc. in the mobile-computing market, according to people having knowledge of the matter. Microsoft is applying the changes in an attempt to have more manufacturers take up Windows RT, a version of its flagship software for tablets. Read More

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