Watch Apple’s ‘Hey Siri’ Event Live on Windows 10

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Even though I’m a Microsoft fan, I like to know what’s happening on the other side of the spectrum. Today there’s rumor that Apple is launching the iPad Pro and I would like to know how it will stack up against the Microsoft’s Surface Pro which is a wonderful device and runs the whole Windows OS. If you have Windows 10, you can watch Apple’s event on Edge from this link. It’s starting now!

Create iOS and Android apps using Visual Studio and .NET

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Microsoft today announced some amazing news:

First the big news. Microsoft just launched the preview versions of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 2015. This release includes the “Roslyn” .NET compiler platform, new language features in C#, improved debugging and profiling, and code analysis tools. And the biggest new of all – VS2015 supports “C#, C++ and HTML/JavaScript development targeting iOS, Android, Windows and more.” There’s even a Visual Studio Emulator for Android (see picture below).  I’m drooling! Continue reading

Steve Jobs passed Away!! :(

Just read some very sad news! Steve Jobs passed away. Apple confirmed the news on its Web site. He was a great visionary that led a mobile-computing revolution with wildly popular devices such as the iPhone! Jobs leaves behind his wife, four children, two sisters, and 49,000 Apple employees :/ Very unfortunate!!

Apple’s “Let’s Talk” keynote was Booring!!

Don’t get me wrong, they added some new features to iOS 5, but all together, it wasn’t much of a show. I expected a bigger screen (not the same old 3.5 inch one), some NFC goodness, and at least a different chassis, tinner like say the Galaxy SII. In a few months and even weeks, the specs on this phone will be outpaced by other smartphones. Read more specs after the break… Continue reading

Sette Giugno | Today in Malta

Sette Giugno (from ItalianJune Seventh) is a Maltese national holiday celebrated annually on June 7. It commemorates events which occurred on that day in 1919, when following a series of riots by the Maltese population, British troops fired into the crowd killing four. (Wikipedia)

Today is also the day that the new iPhone is going to be shown to the world (hopefully)… plus a new multi touch track pad and also the new Safari 5… for the Maltese people, we’ll have to wait till tonight @ 7pm.

Melita Mobile or Apple??

This morning and in the afternoon, we tried to access the Melita homepage on www.melita.com as today they unveiled “the next generation in mobile communications and services”…. anyway we wanted to check out the new operator’s prices…. BUT… to our BIG surprise we found the

“We are experiencing high activity on our servers due to the large amount of traffic generated during the launch of our mobile services”

This message was on the home page of Melita’s website. We checked again the domain address to see if by mistake we entered www.apple.com, maybe melita had the same problems like apple during the launch of their iphone, but no… it was www.melita.com. We then searched in google for an “about us” page of Melita and clicked the link…. and as we thought, the page loaded without any problems. You can try it yourself…. first go to www.melita.com and then check http://www.melita.com/landing.aspx?id=4851.

The problem is that if their clients wanted to check their emails (which someone can do from their website), they couldn’t do this… the whole day long. Also they are an Internet Service Provider so they have all the bandwidth they want!!! Below please find some screenshots of our findings (please note the time and date at the bottom of the picture.. you can click on the picture to view larger): Continue reading

New Windows Vista Ads – “Windows, Not Walls”

Microsoft is launching its new Windows Vista ads next September 4th which will cost Microsoft about $300 million. Apparently these new ads are going to be titled “Windows, Not Walls”, and will feature Jerry Seinfeld and also… Bill Gates (preview his audition movie after the break).

Personally I love Windows Vista… at home i use the Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition and let me tell you… it’s awesome! Till now… it never crashed, has a very fast startup… anyway let’s continue on the ads…

The new ads’ goal is to reverse the negative public perception of Windows Vista done by Apple’s Get A Mac ads  (and let me tell you… from my experience, most of those ads are not even near the truth… but most people beleive everything…). The new campaign is said to be one of the largest campaings in Microsoft’s History. Continue reading