Microsoft launches Windows Media player 11:
“Microsoft Corp. today released to the public Microsoft® Windows Media® Player 11 for Windows® XP, a significant milestone for music fans and the digital entertainment experience on Windows. This latest version of Windows Media Player offers consumers a test-drive of the breakthrough capabilities in Windows Media Player 11 for Windows Vista™, including enhanced search and media management technologies, a visually driven user interface, and optimized support for portable music players.”
Windows Vista team blog:
“With Windows Vista and 2007 Office system, we didn’t just redesign the software packages themselves, but are also introducing new packaging for the two products. The packaging has been completely revised and, we hope, foreshadows the great experience that awaits you once you open it. Check out the photos “
I got my Gateway Tablet 10 months back and I am a very satisfied user of it. Before purchasing the tablet I was having few concerns:
1) How precisely can I write on a tablet?
I was in habit of writing really small to fit maximum stuff on a piece of paper. Before tablet, the only experience I had writing with stylus was on a PDA and I was never happy with it. The above question was my biggest concern and therefore I placed this query on tabletpcreview forum. Following posts were also helpful in making my decision: here and here. Plus, I went to BestBuy and tried a tablet before purchasing.
Now when I have used the tablet for more than 10 months, I am in a better position to answer this question. One can write on a tablet with the same precision as with a 0.5 mm pencil on paper. Note-taking on a tablet is really a breeze.
2) How different is the feel of a stylus on tablet as compared to the feel of a pen on paper?
Well, I could not feel any difference. Infact I like the feel of the stylus on tablet better than that of pen and paper.
3) How rugged is the table in comparision to a laptop?
I have used my tablet roughly and it has never given me any problem.
I hope this post alleviates few concerns of new tablet enthusiasts.
Google has signed an agreement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment. This agreement allows Google to provide access of Sony’s music videos to users. Following is the monetizing part of the business model:
” Monetizing through Ad-Supported Content
SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT will be able to monetize its music video content online by leveraging Google’s extensive advertiser network of hundreds of thousands of advertisers. SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT’s expansive music video catalog will be sponsored by Google advertisers making it free to all users. The advertising revenue generated will be shared by SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT and Google.”
IE7 team blogs about the final release of IE7: — “The final release of IE7 is fast approaching … and I mean really fast … and will be delivered to customers via Automatic Updates a few weeks after it’s available for download. We want to ensure that you are ready and the information below will help get you there.”
Vista team blog declares: — “Today, Microsoft is excited to announce the availability of Windows Vista RC2 to Technical Beta Testers, TAP Testers, and MSDN/TechNet subscribers. This new build of Windows Vista offers users a higher level of performance and stability …”