After Google launched its own social networking website Google+, it was just a matter of time before Facebook would make its move. While Google+ isn’t a fair competitor at the moment, since it only has 20 million users, compared to the impressive 750 million Facebook users, the former has managed to reach that number in no time and the figures are growing day by day. If Facebook wants to hold on to its big crowd, they should keep adding new features and services to its site. And apparently, it is exactly what the company is doing: with the Facebook-Skype partnership, Facebook
According to an unconfirmed rumor coming from China, Apple will launch the iPhone 5 in September and the third generation iPad later this fall. The same source says that suppliers are currently preparing 400,000 trial run units of the iPhone 5 and that the initial order would be of 4 million units. In the case of iPhone 5, previous rumors and leaks have indicated a fall release of the product. Last week, Apple’s CFO Peter Oppenheimer dropped the words ”future product transition” during the company’ s quarterly earnings call,probably referring to the future release of the fifth generation iPhone. New rumors
Microsoft is preparing to launch its upcoming Windows 8 next autumn, according to Dan’l Lewin, vice-president for Strategic and Emerging Business Development. The tech giant has already offered the public a glimpse at Windows 8 at the recent Computex event. Microsoft officials showed off several tablets powered by ARM-chipsets running Windows 8. The company is planning to launch its own tablets in the near future and has already teamed-up with Nvidia, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments to develop them. “Typically we enter a beta phase, and then in 12 months we’re in the market”, he stated during Microsoft’s start-up LAUNCH event.
Windows’ taskbar can display only the information available on a single display, therefore if users connect two or more monitors to the same processing unit, each monitor will display different information, specific to the respective monitor. This can become quite frustrating sometimes since users have to move from one monitor to the other in order to access the information they need. Microsoft has decided to fix this functionality limitation and enable multi-screen taskbar features in its upcoming Windows 8 user interface, rumors suggest. The Multi Screen Taskbar in Windows 8: The tech giant had suggested it could bring a multi-screen taskbar