Microsoft’s most advanced operating system brings an app store called Windows 8 Store that comes with facility to try new applications or software to see if the user really wants to buy it. This feature is called a “try before you buy”.
During this Window operating system does not have an official app store such iTunes App Store and is now in conjunction with the release of its new operating system, Microsoft created Windows 8 Store.
At a glance, try before you buy feature is not much different from trial facilities offered by paid software, but try before you buy feature is trying to be packed more interesting by Microsoft.
Users will be given within 7 days or a week to try the software you want. Within 1 week can be utilized by users if they really need the software or not before deciding to buy it.
Microsoft considers that 7 days or a week is more than enough time for users in assessing the needs of an application or software.
Actually try before you buy facility is not a new breakthrough, Android has similar features to try before you buy, it’s just that Android is only given 15 minutes grace period to try the application. 15 minutes is not a long time and Microsoft assess such a short time can not reflect the will of the user. More >
Samsung again launched offensive move to hook the Apple iPhone users to switch to Samsung Galaxy S3 by presenting Easy Phone Sync application that allows mobile phones of Galaxy Series sync with iTunes.
So far, only gadget of Apple like iPad, iPod and iPhone can sync and share music content, video or photos using Apple’s multimedia application, iTunes.
Samsung assess the dependence of the users of iPhone and iPad on iTunes that makes users reluctant to switch to other platforms such as Android because it is not compatible with iTunes.
Samsung was playing pretty with make Easy Phone Sync application that allows owners of Galaxy S3 to transfer and organize video content, photos, music, podcasts and even text messages that stored in iTunes to Android devices, or vice versa.
“We know that iPhone users reluctant to switch to Android devices because they can not use iTunes to manage their content. Easy Phone Sync is present to allow users to enjoy the iTunes content on Galaxy Samsung phones”, said a spokesperson for Samsung. More >
In the event the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) 2012, Apple showcased its latest OS upgrade, iOS 6. Currently Apple’s latest Operating System is only available for developers. Some features such as Passbook to keep track of Boarding Pass, Stream Photo sharing services to better integration with social networking Facebook presented in iOS 6.
With a better integration with Facebook, users of iOS 6 can easily share a photo or status update with a few easy steps. From the navigation sector, Apple established itself to be separated from Google Maps by entering the Apple Maps with 3D display that looks more real with turn-by-turn navigation.
Siri application has also improvement, now a personal assistant for the iOS device is claimed to be a lot smarter with the addition of Korean and Mandarin languages. Not only that, Siri is now compatible with the other iOS devices, namely the iPad.
App Store has also improved with the presence of Like button so that users can recommend favorite applications to other users. If according to plan, iOS 6 will be present to consumers in October of this year.
An earlier version of Mozilla Marketplace can be accessed from the Firefox 16 Nightly. In it there are about 100 applications that are ready to be installed by the user, such as Evernote, Jolicloud, and Springpad.
Mozilla Marketplace advantages compared to Chrome Web Store are the downloaded applications from the Mozilla Marketplace are compatible with Mac, Windows and even Linux.
Another plus of the applications in Mozilla Marketplace compared with Chrome Web Store is application located in the Mozilla Marketplace can function like desktop programs. In other words, applications which are already installed will be incorporated in the program menu and can be run from the Windows menu. As for the Chrome Web Store, users must run the application when opening Google Chrome.
Lately, many emerging social networking in particular rely only photo or image as a media for interaction, one that is widely used is Pinterest. Looking at that fact, Facebook finally launched a photography social networking named Facebook Camera.
Although Facebook has acquired Instagram which is also a photo sharing application, but Facebook seems to want to immediately make an application or a photography social networking while waiting the acquisition process with Instagram complete.
By using the Facebook Camera application, users can share more photos and much easier to give a description or tag. This application is also available in a few simple imaging features such as cropping, rotate, and so forth.
In order the uploaded photos look nice Facebook Camera also has provided some filter typical to Instagram. Users can also create uploaded photos to privacy and can not be seen by other users. This application has been present in the Apple App Store and can be had for free.