The excitement of Christmas is now a dim memory and for most people, it`s thinking about the summer holidays that now lifts the spirits. But for the dedicated technology fan, the solution to the mid-winter blues is always on hand - looking forward to getting their hands on the latest and greatest piece of technology. Those who see technology as purely a means to an end just don`t get it, but for those who need their fix frequently here are a few things to whet your appetite.
It`s anticipated that Microsoft will soon release its Consumer Preview edition of Windows 8. This is intended to be a fairly radical change to previous versions of Windows. The Start menu that has been a familiar part of the Windows landscape since Windows 95 is to be replaced by a Start screen displaying a grid of applications, much in the way that modern smart phones do. This is to be common across all platforms, whether it`s a desktop, laptop or tablet. It will mimic a touchscreen environment, with the functionality available to suitably enabled devices. In a further nod towards Apple, they`ll also be launching a Windows Store from which appropriate compatible apps can be bought. Windows 8 will have revisions to file management which will also make it more compatible with tablet and touchscreen users and strangely similar to Apple processes.
The Redmond behemoth has announced new versions of Visual Studio (version 11) and its .Net Framework (version 4.5). They`ve announced that they are aiming these releases at software developers who concentrate on the area of business and consumer applications. They will offer a simplified development environment with fewer distractions to increase productivity and promote agile and collaborative development approaches. Hopefully, MS has applied this to the development of their own software so that we can look forward to the fruits of their labours producing more innovative and useful software in the near future.
Nokia have announced their 808 PureView smart phone. The most significant feature on it is a 41-megapixel camera, which comfortably beats most DSLRs. It incorporates an f2.4 max Carl Zeiss lens. This will have old-school photographers weeping, as that combination used to mean dinner-plate-sized lenses and eye-watering costs. You used to have to take out a mortgage to buy one. The advantage is that it allows digital zooming without the need for expensive optics and with little light loss. It uses Nokia Belle, which is the latest Symbian version. Apparently, it makes phone calls as well.
After Christmas, it`s not only ordinary people that are feeling a bit down. The good news is that many technology retailers are as well, since their sales traditionally have a bit of a slump in this period. The great news for the tech-enthusiasts needing their latest fix is that this tends to mean reduced prices on a wide variety of products. To raise the spirits even more, you can do some judicious bargain hunting and use Comet vouchers to get very interesting discounts on the most desirable tech products.
About the Author: Umesh Satija Umesh Satija is employed with TTS Wireless, Inc. as Principal RF Engineer currently deputed in Denver leading the performance activities of AT&T's live network, using OptPCS- iCE module.
He is holding Masters degree in Telecommunication Management from Stevens Insititute of Technology, NJ-USA.Alongwith this, he has also completed Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management.
He has close to 11 years multi vendor experience working with different cellular technologies - GSM,CDMA,UMTS,Wi-MAX.
Umesh is the founder of 4gwirelessjobs.com and telcomerchants.com (a B2B/B2C portal for Telecom Products)
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