Aug 282012

With the Windows 8 official release approaching, there are more and more Windows 8 devices exposured online. According to the exclusive report of technology media PocketNow, Sony will launch a Windows 8 notebook-tablet hybrid device called the Sony VAIO Duo 11.

The PocketNow estimated the device screen size is 11 inches, with an external keyboard it can turn into a laptop, the screen now can be buy from, and it supports handwriting input. Unfortunately PocketNow did not get more details from its sources, and they did not know the specifications of this device, nor when Sony will launch this hybrid device. Following are more pictures about Sony VAIO Duo 11.

Aug 272012

Following the Falcon Northwest company announced full subsidy of $14.99 for upgrading Windows 7 PC to Windows 8, the world’s largest PC manufacturer Hewlett-Packard also announced that from today on to November 17 they help those who buy the HP Windows 7 computer upgrade.

This privilege is limited to residents of the United States and Canada who buy desktop and notebook, the product lines include Envy, Spectre, Pavilion, Compaq and the AIO series, this privilege also means HP also began to pay for user upgrades.

It is very simple to manage refund, users purchased computer in scheduled date only need to submit an application and purchase invoice scanning information before March 31 next year.

The other major PC manufacturers, such as Dell, Lenovo, Acer, Toshiba, Asus, have no corresponding program.

Aug 232012

According to media reports, Unity Technologies CEO David Helgason announced today that the company’s game development tool Unity getting the universal application willget support from Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

Windows Phone 7 system has never been a game development platform, but the next generation Windows systems will support the Unity game development tool.

Helgason said the Unity does not support Windows Phone 7 before, because it is relatively closed, but he hopes that Windows 8 system can be improved in this respect.

The Unity license supports almost all the modern game platforms, including iOS, Android, Xbox 360, Wii and PS3. Many well-known games, such as “Shadowgun” is developed by the use of it.

Helgason said, 53% mobile developers take advantage of the Unity to develop games.

Although it is not guaranteed that developers will promote their games to the new version Windows system, at least in addition to Microsoft’s own XNA and Silverlight platforms, developers have a new option.

Aug 232012

Earlier the Microsoft released the message that Windows 8 system upgrading tolls, but there has been no news of the original boxing retail price. However, according to the sources, Windows 8 Pro price is $199, but it will be on sale as $69.99 before January 31, 2013.

The previously announced Windows 8 Pro upgrade program fits for existing Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 users, and users can upgrade at a preferential price of $39.99, for rhe users who bought Windows 7 on June 2 this year, the upgrade price is only $14.99 , but all are for the downloadable version price, and it doesn’t include the DVD Disc, namely the purchase licensing fees.

Windows 8 is divided into three different versions of Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 Enterprise, Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro is enough for general users.