Sites that I found interesting for June 26th 2009 through June 30th 2009:
- Tweetnews.me – Search application that links tweets to the freshest Yahoo! News articles. The more related tweets an article has, the higher its rank.
- Pedometer Blackberry Storm App – Use your Balckberry Storm to keep track of your steps.
- Xiant Filer – Xiant Filer was created by technology innovator/Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen and engineers at Xiant, whose challenge was to ease management of overflowing Microsoft Office Outlook inboxes.
If you are running Windows 7 on a release older than the Release Candidate (build 7100), upgrade it to the RC now.
Starting July 1st, the Beta will start to reboot every 2 hrs and expire Aug 1st.
You have been warned.
via The Windows Blog.
Sites that I found interesting for June 24th 2009 through June 25th 2009:
Microsoft unveiled the pricing structure for Windows 7 this morning:
The estimated retail prices for upgrade packaged retail product of Windows 7 in the U.S. are:
- Windows 7 Home Premium (Upgrade): $119.99
- Windows 7 Professional (Upgrade): $199.99
- Windows 7 Ultimate (Upgrade): $219.99
And the estimated retail prices for full packaged retail product of Windows 7 in the U.S. are:
- Windows 7 Home Premium (Full): $199.99
- Windows 7 Professional (Full): $299.99
- Windows 7 Ultimate (Full): $319.99
Good news though is that you will be able to pre-order Windows 7 at a more than 50% discount. In the US, this will mean you can pre-order Windows 7 Home Premium for USD $49.99 or Windows 7 Professional for USD $99.99.
This program begins tomorrow (26 June) in the U.S., Canada and Japan. The offer ends July 11th in the U.S. and Canada and on July 5th for Japan or while supplies last.
Special pricing will be available through Amazon.
Via The Windows Blog
MaximumPC has posted a nice review of all the new features in the Windows 7 version of Media Center. I have been using Windows 7 Media Center (or 7MC) as my sole means of providing media to my TV since the release candidate and it has many improvements over the Vista version.
In Windows 7, Windows Media Center is a more useful tool than ever before for working with audio and visual media. While at first glance, Windows 7’s version of WMC doesn’t look a whole lot different than its predecessor, it includes many improvements. In this article, we’ll focus on improvements in WMC’s TV setup process, support for digital broadcast TV, the program guide, Internet TV, WMC access from the desktop, RAW file support for photos, picture and music playback and sports.
Head over to MaximumPC for the whole article. It is worth the read.
via Windows 7 Feature Focus: Windows Media Center | Maximum PC.
Sites that I found interesting for June 21st 2009 through June 22nd 2009:
Sites that I found interesting for June 18th 2009 through June 20th 2009: