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How Microsoft will take over the world on July 29th with Windows 10

Windows 10Okay, I am told that Microsoft will make Windows 10 is available on July 29th, but here’s the thing: they could use it to take over the world!

How do I know this? Simple. I’ve seen the movie Kingsman: The Secret Service, and the villain, Valentine, had a plan that is similar to what Microsoft is doing now. In the film, Valentine gives everyone an SD card that allows for free Internet and Wi-Fi Forever. He’s played by Samuel L. Jackson, acting like he’s on one of those Capitol One ads that he does.

Anyway, after those free SD cards are equally distributed, it sends out a signal that taps into the rage part of people. From there, the world kills itself. Is it possible that Microsoft is planning on using their product to kill the world’s population?

No, that would be stupid and unrealistic, because they would have no users. Still, the idea of putting some operating system on all of these Windows operating systems like laptops, desktops, and some phones is a sign that you really want to get yourself out there, for free!

And I suppose that only Microsoft can do this, and the issue is whether or not the company can afford to do this. I get the feeling that there might be some kind of hidden fee somewhere.

Posted by on July 28th, 2015 No Comments

A summary of the Windows 10 event

Windows 10In case you haven’t heard, there was a big announcement today as far as Windows 10 was concerned. Microsoft even had themselves a conference up in Washington and everything.

The first is that Windows 10 will cost you nothing. That’s right, zip. You will have opportunity to get a free upgrade in the first year for all users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows Phone 8.1. Apparently, the company believes this is more of a service rather than a product, and Windows RT users can get in on this action as well.

Then there is the universal apps. This is when you download an app on Windows 10, and it will appear on your Windows phone, and even your Xbox. This could be a game changer right here. Can Apple do that?

Then there is Project Spartan, a new browser that focuses on “snapping” allowing you to freeze a web page and clip out specific segments or add comments. It also allows for reformatting content on websites to make it digestible and integrate like a offline article-reading list.

Oh, did I mention Cortana, the virtual assistant? It will be there. Think of it as a Siri for Windows, as every Source that I have read about it describes it this way.

By the way, Microsoft also pulled the veil off the Surface Hub, an 84-inch 4K all-in-one PC. I suppose that I could write about that, but hey, I don’t know if I can ever afford it.

Posted by on January 22nd, 2015 No Comments

Microsoft to purchase Minecraft maker Mojang

MojangI guess this is one of those articles that I just “had” to write, but chances are, you probably already heard about it. So, here it is: Microsoft has bought Mojang, creator of Minecraft.

If you don’t know what Minecraft is, all I have to say is: where have you been? My kids are into this game that allows for building all kinds of things with 1 x 1 blocks. In all honesty, I actually have deliberately not played this because I have heard how addictive it is.

I’m not certain what it means that Microsoft owns Mojang. I suppose it will be idealized for Windows, but there is no way the company should make it exclusive to the Xbox One. It is already available on mobile platforms for Apple and Android.

So how much did it cost? About 2.5 billion. I’m not certain how much this will help Microsoft.


Posted by on September 16th, 2014 No Comments