This week on tech, Microsoft and Google strong opposition to dual-OS forces hardware company to cancel development of PCs running Windows and Android. Mozilla pulls the plug on Firefox Metro-style mode for Windows 8, due to lack of interest from users.
Microsoft launches Office 365 Personal, a $6.99 subscription service for those customers who only need to install Office 2013 on one PC and one Tablet. With Windows XP getting closer to the end of support the Microsoft Store is now offering $50 gift cards to those who move away from the 23-year-old operating system and switching to Windows 8.1.
If you’re in need of a new Xbox 360, you’ll be happy to know that the software giant is now promoting a new Xbox 360 Spring Value Bundle, which gets you a brand new console with 250GB of storage, and two free games.
Moving now into the mobile space, new rumors indicates that Microsoft is making Windows Phone free to compete with Android phones, and Huawei and Karbonn are planning to release dual-OS phones running Windows Phone and Android operating systems.
It’s not yet perfect, it’s the first beta release, but VLC fans should be happy to know that the VideoLAN team already published the first VLC Metro-style app for Windows 8. All this and more…
- Mozilla kills Firefox ‘Metro’ app for Windows 8
- Microsoft rewarding customers $50 to ditch Windows XP when buying new PC
- Microsoft new Xbox 360 bundle offers 250GB and free Borderlands 2 and Forza Horizon games
- Windows and Android plans to run on the same PC are dead
- How to make Xbox One controller work on a Windows PC (video)
- Microsoft introduces cheaper Office 365 Personal subscription service
- Microsoft makes Windows Phone free to combat Android dominance
- Windows Phone and Android dual-boot phones are coming in 2014
- VLC media player app for Windows 8 arrives to the Store in beta
- How to use PCmover Express to move from Windows XP to Windows 8 or 7 for free (step by step)
- Microsoft Patch Tuesday March 2014: Surface family firmware and Windows updates