Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 update is now available to download. Windows 8 users will see a notification in the Windows Store with a prompt to upgrade to the new operating system.
If you’re an existing Windows 8, the update will retain all desktop and Windows 8-style apps, including files and settings. For Windows 7 users who wish to upgrade, a separate license key is needed ($120 for the standard version, and $200 for Windows 8.1 Pro.)
The update addresses a series of complains users have had about the software since it was first [...]
Amidst hype of the recently released IE9 with an approximate 2.5 million downloads on its first day, Mozilla will also step forward and schedule to release Firefox 4 on March 22 for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Firefox 4 is most notable due to the addition of hardware-accelerated browsing. Chrome 10 has partial acceleration and the new Internet Explorer 9 offers acceleration for users with AMD chips.
Firefox 4 adds the ability to create tab groups and tab pinning. Most visited [...]
Microsoft plugs 34 security holes in a Patch Tuesday update with 14 security bulletins. Of the eight critical bulletins, Microsoft rates four as the highest priority for enterprises. Microsoft released 14 new security bulletins in Aug. 10’s Patch Tuesday update to cover nearly three dozen vulnerabilities. Fourteen is the largest number of security bulletins ever released by Microsoft on Patch Tuesday. Eight of the bulletins are rated critical. Of the eight, four are considered by Microsoft to be high priority: MS10-052, which resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft’s MPEG Layer-3 audio codecs; MS10-055, which addresses a vulnerability in the Cinepak Codec used by Windows [...]
Would you believe that the StarCraft 2 will be available in retail in the next few days? Yes it is! While much has been said about the competitive level of the multiplayer game, it might have slipped your mind that there is a robust single-player experience included as well. Here’s an impressive trailer to set up the game’s story prior to its release and..come watch this video.
I would watch an entire movie of this.
The game is coming on July 27, on Mac OS X and Windows, in both the standard $60 version and the much beefier $100 collector’s edition.
The single-player game is assumed to be more interesting than [...]