Software week in review, July 11
Microsoft is still trying to woo users away from newsletters.and XP; Apple’s next iPhone has a sapphire screen, and the phone after that may have a smart lock; and Google is killing apps and bad site certificates. Read on for more of the week’s software news, and to get the latest reviews and features from our editors in your inbox, subscribe to our weekly
Yesterday CEO Satya Nadella declared that Microsoft is no longer a “devices and services” company, but rather will reinvent productivity, with a focus on mobile and cloud. He also said that July will be dedicated to discussing Microsoft’s future, so look for more news this month. Meanwhile, some things we do know:
- Support ends on January 13, 2015, for Windows 7 and the 2003 and 2008 editions of Windows Server. Half the desktop and laptop users worldwide are using Windows 7, according to Net Applications, so that’s a lot of people who will have to update to Windows 8 or go commando.
- With that in mind, Microsoft is trying to make the next version of its OS, Threshold (possibly Windows 9), more … [Read more]
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