Day: May 28, 2012

Windows 8 release date confirmed for October

Windows 8 release date confirmed for October Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 will be released by the end of October. The firm made the announcement at its Worldwide Developer Conference in Toronto today. October was the long rumoured date for the launch and has been confirmed by Windows chief marketing officer and chief financial officer Tami Reller. See also: Windows 8: the complete guide. “For the first time, we provided details on Windows 8 availability. Tami confirmed that Windows 8 is on track to Release to Manufacturing (RTM) the first week of August.” said the Windows Blog. Windows...

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Audible posts higher income, warns of cash-flow-cutting expansion plans

Audible posts higher income, warns of cash-flow-cutting expansion plans Audible – which has an agreement to distribute spoken audio content through Apple’s iTunes music store – has posted higher quarterly net income, but warned that higher spending on new initiatives would cut cash flow this year. Following the news its stock fell almost 33 per cent, reaching $18.08 in after-hours trading – it had closed at $26.70. The company reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.4 million, or 6 cents a share. This compares to just $24,000 in the same period a year earlier. Revenue jumped 77 per cent to...

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The Macintosh II celebrates its 25th anniversary

The Macintosh II celebrates its 25th anniversary Twenty-five years ago, Apple released the Macintosh II, a powerful, expandable desktop computer that represented a profound ideological design shift in the Macintosh line. Through its open architecture and color display capability, it echoed the experimental philosophy of Apple’s earliest machines and ignited a new wave of enthusiasm for the Macintosh platform. Equipped with a 16MHz Motorola 68020 CPU, a 68881 FPU (floating-point unit), up to 68MB of RAM, and 40 or 80MB hard drive options, the Mac II was a very powerful machine. It introduced numerous features to the Mac line...

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