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Steve Ballmer Introduces HP Slate w/ Windows 7

Steve Ballmer gave his keynote today at CES, and while calling upon many antics to lighten up the news, he still had quite a few technical problems.

Anyway, he also demoed a new tablet device! The HP designed device will carry Windows 7 on board, and will be “almost as fast as a mainstream computer, and will be much faster than any smart phone.” The exact specifications are unclear, but we can tell you that the device seems to be a touch bigger than an ebook reader. Here’s a little preview:


One Comment to End the Mac/PC Flamewar

“PCs are better than Macs!” or “PCs don’t copy from Mac!” are two very common phrases used by the PC community, but it seems that Microsoft has let the cat out of the bag, and admitted copying the Mac OS for Windows 7.

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A group manager at Microsoft, Mr. Aldous, sat down for a long talk with PCR. Blah blah blah was just about the just of it, until he was asked if Windows 7 was “really a much more agile operating system”. This is what he had to say:

“One of the things that people say an awful lot about the Apple Mac is that the OS is fantastic, that it’s very graphical and easy to use. What we’ve tried to do with Windows 7 – whether it’s traditional format or in a touch format – is create a Mac look and feel in terms of graphics.”

Afterwords he slammed OSX for stability issues (?) of course.

Weekend Roundup: Windows 7, iRed Alert, and iPhotoshop

Here’s the stories you might have missed:

Apple releases iPhone 3.1.2 update. The update resolves sporadic issues that may cause your iPhone to not wake from it’s sleep, or an issue that may interrupt cellular network services until restart. It also fixed a bug that could cause occasional crashes during video streaming

Steve Ballmer isn’t sure that Windows 7 won’t turn out to be a “Vista”. Ballmer said this during the week: “‘The test feedback (on Windows 7) has been good, but the test feedback on Vista was good,’ Ballmer, 53, said in an interview last week. ‘I am optimistic, but the proof will be in the pudding.'” Yep.

Command & Conquer: Red Alert for iPhone coming in October.

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Control the Allies or the Soviets in 12 levels as you “drag and scroll to gauge the battlefield. Pinch-zoom in and out of the action. Select and move units with a tap.”

Rock Band: iPhone demoed.

Adobe Photoshop for iPhone available now.

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You can crop, adjust exposure, saturation, and tint, among others, with some standard special effects like soft focus, colors and filters like “warm vintage” and pop

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Microsoft didn’t go wrong this time.

Official Windows 7 Upgrade Chart Might Give You Seizures

We know that Vista was more than a screw up, and that a lot of “PCs” are looking forward to upgrading to Windows 7. However, we all expect it to be easy, especially if we’re not a techie (which there are very few compared to the mass volume of Windows users). Sorry to say, but it might be more difficult than installing Vista this time around. Here’s the official chart:

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Confused? This is probably worth getting rid of Vista.

Headlines Missed From June 25th

We couldn’t post yesterday, but that doesn’t mean we won’t give you the news.

-YouTube is reporting a 400% increase in mobile uploads to it’s servers since the launch of the iPhone 3GS.

-Windows 7 pricing has been announced (heres what Engadget said:)

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“Microsoft just laid out the Windows 7 pricing grid for us, and here’s the big takeaway: Vista and XP users will need to pony up $119.99, $199.99, or $219.99 on October 22 to score their Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate upgrade, and those of you who want a full retail disc will need to roll up with $199.99, $299.99, or $319.99 respectively. It’s not quite that simple, though: starting tomorrow, June 26, you’ll be able to pre-order upgrades at much cheaper prices — $49.99 for Home Premium and $99.99 for Professional, just as we’d heard — but pre-orders will be strictly limited in number and are expected to sell out quickly. Obviously we’d prefer it if final pricing was $49 and $99 for everyone, but it’s not a bad start, especially since participating manufacturers will be offering cheap / free upgrades to 7 on new computers sold after tomorrow with Vista as well.”

Apple’s “Remote” application for the iPhone which allows you to control your iTunes library or Apple TV from your iPhone received and update to allow users to control Apple TV completely with touch gestures (like swiping). You can even control the menus, and not just the media. Apple TV requires the new 2.4 update, which has no major fixes except for the touch gesture support from “Remote”.

-“Mass Effect: Galaxy” is now available for iPhone users. Here’s what Ars Technica had to say:

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“It always seems like this is used as a cop-out for reviews, but I think it fits here: if you’re a fan of Mass Effect, have played the first game, and you’re counting down the days until the second one is released, you’re going to get a good amount of value out of the game. In fact, by playing the game to completion you unlock something—we’re not sure what, yet—that you’ll be able to use in Mass Effect 2. Everyone else may be put off by the game’s slower pace and sometimes plodding dialogue. The official iTunes page calls the game a “story-telling adventure,” if that gives you any idea.”

Windows 7 Release

The new version of Windows, Windows 7, will launch on October 22nd. Yay.