Microsoft has recently announced the launch of their latest mobile operating system Windows Phone 8 which will replace the present generation Windows Phone 7. Windows 8 Phone will feature some serious improvements over its 7th version which includes support for dual core chips, NFC and making the development of apps or software easy for the 8th version because the new Windows Phone 8 shares the core with the desktop edition of Windows 8.
Today Microsoft announced the expansion of their Windows Mobile marketplace to over 180 countries. initially it was available in very few countries and because of this Windows Phone OS never gets successful. This will include the launch of both App Hub and App Marketplace to more countries.
Developer from these countries can now be able to submit their apps to the Windows Phone 8 marketplace and consumers from now onwards will be able to download or purchase apps from this new Windows Marketplace.
The full list of countries are given in the image below:
Google on the 2nd day of their annual developer conference announce the availability of the so called Compute Engine to businesses around the world.
Google’s Compute Engine will allow different businesses around the world to run their Linux based applications in virtual environment on Google’s own datacentres at a nominal price. These will be the same datacentres that power Google and its different products.
According to Google, if businesses decide to go with their Compute Engine than they can get up to 50% of extra computing power as compared to their leading competitor’s.
One of the leading competitor to Google’s compute engine is Amazon’s Web Services which is already in service for more than 10 years. Google opened their data centres for developers in 2008 when they have allowed developers to use their servers to analyse and test applications.
The all new Google Chrome Web browser has now became the most popular app in both the Apple IOS and MAC OS app stores but many users of the new MacBook Air are complaining of freezing and crashing of their computers which according to them is because of the newly launched Chrome browser.
It is now confirmed from Google side that Chrome browser is responsible for this unstable behaviour of new MacBook Air. Not only this, Google also confirms that it is limited to new MacBook Air only and other MacBooks are not effected by this bug. This effects only those MacBooks which are running on latest Intel Ivy bridge CPU with Intel HD 4000 graphic chips. It is mainly due to graphic leak problem as explained by Google which effects only Intel HD 4000 based CPU’s only.
In an interview to Gizmodo, Google employee said that they have already filed for the bug “Kernel Panic Trigger” with the Apple because according to them it is not possible for an application to cause this type of problem. Bug number assigned to this problem is 11762608.
To solve this problem on temporary basis, Google disables the GPU Acceleration feature on new MacBook Air via an automatic update.
Google Chrome has now become the most popular application on both Apple IOS and MAC app stores of US, India and some other countries.
This happens just few hours after Google announced the availability of Chrome Web browser for MAC OS and IOS devices on the second day of their developers conference.
This happens in spite of the fact that Google officially accepts that Google Chrome is responsible for the crashing of MAC OS based MacBooks.
Google Chrome as you already know is one of the most popular web browser for Windows OS but it has no presents in the Apple world and hence for IOS and MAC operating systems there is one browser and that is Apple Safari.
But Google want to finish this monopoly of Apple Safari and has recently announced the release of Chrome web browser for IOS and MAC operating systems from Apple at their annual developer conference.
Even after the launch of Google Chrome for Apple’s OS , Safari will remain as the default web browser and Chrome has to rely on Safari for its core working.
One of the main feature this new Chrome web browser is the ability to sync the web data of the browser across multiple Apple OS devices which includes Macbooks, iPhone and iPad. This means that if you leave your web browsing in your MacBook at your home than you can resume the same session on your iPhone’s Chrome browser in your office without typing or remembering the websites which you want to visit.
Google not only launched Chrome web browser for Apple OS but also announced the availability of Google Drive for Apple IOS and MAC operating systems in order to compete with Apple’s and Microsoft’s cloud services. Google Drive is similar to already available online storage services such as Dropbox, Box and SkyDrive which allows users to store files on the company’s servers and the same files will be available for access through any Internet connected device.