Sep 182012

Previously, there were news that according to the latest report of Internet market research firm Net Applications, from August Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system market share for the first exceeded the Windows XP 42.52% market share with a slim margin of 42.72%. Adobe today announced the next generation Photoshop will no longer be compatible with Windows XP system.

“Photoshop team will publish a notice in advance, that is Photoshop CS6 (13.0) will be the last version Photoshop compatible with the Windows XP operating system, the next version Adobe will need Windows 7 or later operating system,” Adobe’s product manager Tom Hogarty said in his blog Photoshop.

It is unclear whether the Adobe new version Photoshop will restrict the user to install in XP system or completely incompatible with the XP system. Previously Adobe said that Photoshop CS6 was not compatible with Windows Vista, but users can still install and run Photoshop CS6 in Windows Vista system. But the situation is different, the reason why the Photoshop CS6 is still compatible with XP, is that XP has more users than Vista when it was released.

Tom Hogarty also pointed out in his blog:, the main reason why Adobe Photoshop CS7 is not compatible with XP system is this latest Adobe Photoshop software needs some of the latest graphics hardware interface supports, while these new graphics hardware interface is the Windows XP system does not have, especially the system graphics processor GPU hardware interface support. Photoshop development team said in the new Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating system, Adobe Photoshop CS7 software will provide users with better operating performance and experience.

Sep 182012

Microsoft today released the price information of the latest generation office suite products of Office 2013. Office 2013 version can be purchased monthly, which is $8.33 per month, and also by year. Of course you can directly purchase at one time, priced from $139. According to information released by Microsoft, the company will launch monthly purchase Office 2013 for users, which will be named Office 365 Home Premium, the monthly price is $ 8.33, which is $99.99 per year.

The monthly products contain all Office applications, and also with Outlook mail client-side which can be installed on up to 5 computers. In addition, Microsoft also provides users who purchase the products 60-minute Skype international calls monthly, and 20GB SkyDrive network storage space.

Users purchase the new version Office monthly can use Microsoft applications on-demand download service – that is to directly use a section of the application in the Office, without having to be installed on the computer. Microsoft also promised to provide regular updates to these users.

The other for small business users monthly product is called Office 365 Small Business Premium, Lync, SharePoint and InfoPath applications are added, the monthly price is $12.50 per month, or an annual fee of 149.99 dollars, and it can also be installed on up to five computers.

If you want a one-time direct purchase, the Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 is priced at $139.99. This set of entry-level product includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote applications. Office Home and Business 2013 version increases the Outlook application on the basis of the former, and it’s priced at $219.99. Office Professional 2013 version adds the Access and Publisher applications, and is priced at $399.99.

The separately sold version does not include the application of on-demand download services, either update functionality provided in the monthly edition, and it can only be installed on one computer.

Recent rumors that Microsoft plans to launch the Office 2013 upgrade program on October 19. Users buying Office 2010 or Office 2011 Mac Edition can use Office 365 the Home Premium for one year time.

Microsoft has not announced when Office 2013 will be sold, but a company spokesman told the media that Microsoft will launch this product in 277 markets, and most of the United States and Europe users will get direct access to the product activation key instead of the traditional DVD discs. Office 2013 will support direct purchase online.

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Sep 172012

HP has not publicly acknowledged that they have given up WebOS, but this company has proven it with practical action, Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman acknowledged in an interview last Thursday that HP is planning to launch a new smart phone, regardless of Andrews or WP, this new mobile phone operating system will never be WebOS.

While some optimists believe that HP revisiting phone is the WebOS return signal, but this is obviously a wishful thinking, Apotheker had expelled the WebOS team leaders in order to peel WebOS business, and Meg Whiteman has directly fired nearly 500 employees, before HP rebuilds the team, the new smart phone will never run WebOS.

Another evidence is that Whitman confirmed to re-launch the Tablet PC news on HP’s third-quarter earnings conference held in late August, it was thought as the first step of the WebOS regression, but what eventually appeared in North American TV advertising product is HP’s Windows Tablet PC.

HP’s new smartphone should be equipped with the Android system, after all, between Android and WP, the former is with more market influence, this choice is also same with Lenovo , Acer, Dell and other PC makers. Of course, in the future, HP will become a menber of the WP camp, like other PC makers.

The confused management and severe operating condition are the main reasons why Hewlett-Packard has to give up WebOS. It is not easy to create a sound ecological system, and that means a huge risk and investment.

It is difficult to predict what change HP can bring to the mobile phone market, but what change HP can bring to WebOS system can be guessed. The Palm and its team that HP had $1.2 billion to acquire has been completely turned into the abandoned metal scraps after three generations of leaders vacillating. It’s not only unable to create brilliant, evenĀ  it may exit the stage of history.

In a sense WebOS still remains, HP will also introduce the original version product of this operating system at regular intervals, but because of the lack of strong products built, WebOS is like Intel’s abandoned Meego generally which exists in name only.

Of course, if the HP business continues in crisis and when Meg Whitman can fire nobody, perhaps WebOS will be sold to other manufacturers at a cheap price, so that the operating system may revitalize .

Sep 172012

AMD company is currently doing preparatory work for the company’s first Tablet PC processor release in the fourth quarter, this processor is named Hondo. Allegedly, this chip uses the same 40-nanometer production process with Brazos2.0. News from AMD vice president Steve Belt confirmed that Hondo will only support an operating system, that is the upcoming officially releasing Windows 8 system.

Hondo with Intel’s Clover Field will become ARM-based processor selected object in late next year. Performance comparison of the two products has not yet been released. But most applications in Windows 8 environment is optimized by DirectX, seen from this point, AMD’s iGPU occupies a certain advantage. However, seen from the power consumption, the 40-nanometer technology is significantly inferior to Intel’s 32-nanometer or 22-nanometer products.

The real comparative results will be known until the release of ARM version Windows 8 system.

Sep 172012

The Korea Times reported on Sunday, Samsung plans to release the next-generation flagship smartphone Galaxy S4 on “Mobile World Congress” (MWC) in February next year.

The report quoted the Samsung senior officials saying that Samsung plans to release the Galaxy S4 in the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona next year and latest in March it will be listed in the world.

In May of this year, Samsung just released the Galaxy S3. Samsung IT and mobile business unit director Shin Jong-kyun said last Wednesday that the Galaxy S3 will be sold more than 30 million this year, Earlier this month, Galaxy S3 sales reached 20 million units.

The senior official also said Samsung Galaxy S4 release is only nine months time from Galaxy S3, therefore it is sufficient to inhibit the Apple iPhone. Last week, Apple just released a new generation of product iPhone 5, this Friday it will be the first listing in the United States, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the United Kingdom.

The senior official said, in the hardware specifications and software features, Galaxy S4 will be a most powerful smart phone of Samsung. Galaxy S4 will support LTE network, uses Samsung’s Exynos brand application processor and quad-core chip. Currently, based on different sales countries, Galaxy S3 sseperately uses the Samsung Exynos and Qualcomm Snapdragon processors.

Galaxy S4 adopts the OLED screen, the screen size will become 5 inches from Galaxy S3 4.8-inch. It still uses Google Android system. The senior official said: “Samsung plans to upgrade once a year, Galaxy S4 is the first product implementing the strategy.”

Sep 142012

Apple confirmed on Thursday that the iPhone 3GS has stopped production and the iPhone 4 will replace it to become the free contract phone.

Insiders had previously expected Apple iPhone 3GS will be sold in developing countries as a non-contract product, but Apple has confirmed that they do not intend to do so.

Last year with the release of the iPhone 4S, iPhone 3GS became Apple first free mobile phone with a two-year contract on its core markets in the United States, which is to take Apple to break into the low-end market they had never considered competing.

However, with the iPhone 5 launch on Wednesday, iPhone 4S was transferred to the $99 price, but the iPhone 4 just released in 2010 has become Apple’s new free phone.

In fact, there has been rumors last week that the 2009 debut iPhone 3GS will be retired with the latest iPhone 5 release.

Sep 142012

According to media reports, Hewlett-Packard president and CEO Meg Whitman said on Thursday that HP will eventually launch a smart phone, but the company has no intention to acquire Canadian smartphone maker RIM.

Whitman said in an interview withFox Business Network on the same day: “We are working in this area, we must finally launch a smart phone, because in many countries around the world, the first computing device local consumers buy is the smartphone … while HP itself is a computing device manufacturer. ”

When asked the issues whether HP intends to acquire all or part of the assets of troubled RIM, Whitman said: “We will not do this, and it is not the direction we plan to develop.”

Whitman has long served as eBay CEO, and served as HP’s CEO last year. Since then she developed a business restructuring plan for HP, and the time period is 5 years. Whitman said on Thursday this restructuring plan has been completed about 20%. She also expected that HP’s various businesses will show signs of gradual growth next year.

Sep 142012

According to media reports and industry rumors, Microsoft may as early as next month release plans of the Office 2010 upgrading to Office 2013.

It is reported that the plan will be very similar to Microsoft new Windows PC plans, users can purchase the previous version software, and then free of charge or at a discount price to upgrade to the next version.

According to informed sources, Microsoft will guarantee uses who purchase the Office 2010 software between October 19 to 30 April 2013, once the Office 2013 is officially listed, it will offer a free upgrade for the users.

It is said that Microsoft will provide its manufacturer partners with Office 2013 in November this year, and it is expected that the software will be publicly traded early next year.

Microsoft spokesman declined to comment on this message.

Sep 132012

According to latest news reports: Recently, the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 appeared in the online store, the product architectural design is very unique, and it can provide a variety of different shapes, the specific price is not announced, allegedly it will start from the price of $1900.

According to reports, Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 is configured with Core i7 processor, with SSD hard drive, 13.3-inch display, the screen can be wholly turned over, it supports the 10-point touch, pre-installed with Windows 8 system, with a 8-hour battery life battery, and it weighs 1.5 kg.

Sep 132012

Recently, Microsoft announced that it will launch updating program for Windows 8 IE10 version Flash to repair the existing “Unable to get the new version of Flash” vulnerabilities. Microsoft initially plans not to provide updates until the Windows 8 official release on October 26.

It is reported that this procedure is soon coming, and then there may have been kept up to date. On this point, unless Microsoft and Adobe reached a cooperation on update issues , or in the future the IE10 will be likely to exposed in the risk again and again. However, For Windows 8 users, it is the most sensible to be more careful about Microsoft’s recent update.