Mozilla is claiming the Microsoft has locked out third party developer browsers from Windows 8 machines using ARM processors.
ARM processors are very popular amongst tablet and mobile manufacturers, and Mozilla's claim that Microsoft is excluding rivals to Internet Explorer from accessing the same level of access privileges, and so won't be able to offer as many features which people take for granted in browsers these days.
Both Mozilla's Firefox and Google's Chrome have made major inroads into Internet Explorer's dominance and both companies can be certain to legally challenge the situation if correct, and Microsoft remain reluctant to change things.
This is great news for many home cinema fans who've been dreaming of this day for a good couple of years.
OLED screens are reputed to give greater contrast, better colours, and faster response times than current screens. Enthusiasts have been waiting years since Sony first released a 19" OLED screen. Finally, the wait is over and Samsung have released a very sexy 55" set. The ES9500 will be Samsung's range topper with every feature imaginable. It will also be mega-thin.
The bad news is, most enthusiasts will have to continue dreaming, as prices haven't been released yet, but the odds are that you could probably buy a small car for similar money.
Exciting news for people who have a spare couple of grand and take their photography very? seriously. They can now go out and buy Nikon's latest high-end camera.
The Nikon D800 is the successor to Nikon's D700 which was released back in 2008. Life's moved on significantly since then and so there are major upgrades available to those who're interested. Upgrades include:
A new 36MP CMOS sensor
51 point AF system
ISO span 100-6400 (expandable to 25k!)
1080p video recording
See dpreview's full review for more details.
Micron is said to be budding to buy the Japanese Elpida.
The register says
"Elpida is a bankrupt Japanese DRAM manufacturer that has fallen on hard times and is weighed down by $5.6bn debt. It has been searching for a white knight with a phased bid process. Toshiba and SK Hynix were potential bidders but have decided not to proceed."
Full info at El Register
Nokia has been busy at CTIA Wireless in the US. It has announced a whole load of new partnerships with app developers to make it's Windows Phone Lumia handsets more desirable.
New partners include PGA Tour, ESPN, Electronic Arts, Rovio, Groupon, Paypal, Time, Newsweek and Box. Some of these partnerships will be exclusive to the Lumia brand until September 2012, before becoming universal Windows Phone apps.
The question is, will it be enough to tempt new phone purchases for Lumia handsets. Most of the public would be shocked to find that apps from the new partners were not already available. It can only be good for Windows Phone in the long run to have some big names finally joining.
TomTom's HD Traffic will soon be available for Blackberry users.
Today, TomTom announced that their real time HD traffic service will soon be available to Blackberry users. It comes at an interesting time when Google recently announced it is rapidly updating its own maps service to provide more live traffic information for Android handsets.In addition, TomTom maps and content will also become available on Blackberry maps and to third party developers who can utilise the information within their own apps.
It looks like the new RIM board may have a clear road map on how to recover their position.
UPDATED: In the last few days Microsoft have started pushing Windows 10 Insider build 17133 to both the slow and Release Preview testing rings; and have named the update "Feature update for Windows 10, version 1803".
These moves fairly strongly suggest that build 17133 *is* going to be released as the long-awaited (and overdue) "Creators Spring Update", otherwise known as Windows 10, version 1803.
UPDATE: It turns out Microsoft were intending for build 17133 to be the Spring Creators Update, but they discovered some issues which could lead to a "higher instance of blue screens (BSOD) on PCs". As a result, they've now pushed build 17134 to insiders in the Fast ring for testing.
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