According to recent sources, the number of developer applications is all set to increase for Microsoft’s Windows platform by 2014. This means most developers would be switching over to Microsoft’s Windows platform by 2014, increasing the percentage to almost double the amount it was in 2013.
According to technicians at Windows tech support, the number of people who had dialed the Windows support number had increased over the last year. According to the Strategy Analytics Developer Survey done in September 2013, among 1600 mobile app developers, it was revealed that in addition to Windows Phone, there was a growth among the Firefox OS and HTML developers as well. The sudden inclination towards Windows phone platform indicates the fact that app developers are finally accepting it and are planning to introduce more updates here. According to David MacQueen, who serves as the executive director of Apps and Media Research at Strategy Analytics, “Naturally Android and iOS were the top platforms, with 84 percent and 68 percent respectively of developers targeting those platforms.” Most of the developers have been constantly calling the Windows support number to know more about the specifications of the Windows phones.
According to MacQueen, one of the main reasons cited by the developers for the continued support of the platforms is the installer user base. Almost 74 percent of Android developers and 65 percent of iOS developers were found to have it as the common reason. But in the case of Windows Phone platform, it ranked fourth in the survey behind HTML5 and has been gaining ground in user base and developer attention. As far as HTML5 is concerned, the developer support rose almost 10 percent to 43 percent, from the around 33 percent it was in 2013. However, along with this, an interesting fact was also found out – almost one-third of these developers use HTML5 as a tool to develop for other platforms. MacQueen stated that, “Therefore, it seems that Windows Phone looks set to become the third ecosystem, as predicted by Elop in the infamous ‘burning platform’ memo. “In contrast, support for Symbian next year is slightly under 2 percent of our developer panel.”
Hence, it can be said that Microsoft has finally managed to attract app developers to its Windows phone platform. It would not be a surprise if the software giant brings in more updates to assist developers.Read more »
Despite it being more than a decade old, Windows XP still attracts many users owing to its simple user interface, low hardware requirements and higher compatibility. Microsoft has been offering XP support through the Windows support number and the websites for all these years although it is learnt that the support is to be ended soon. If you have a valid Windows XP product key, you can use it for XP installation on multiple computers after changing it after every Volume Licensing installation. Changing the XP product key is a simple process which you can do from the graphical user interface of Windows Activation Wizard. Users can also go for the alternative method, which is changing the product key via Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) script. Here are the steps you might find useful.
The instructions would have helped you change your Windows XP product key. You may dial the Windows support number in case of any errors.Read more »
It has been a year since the release of Windows Phone 8 operating system and now, Microsoft is getting ready to make the operating system capable of supporting devices with larger displays. The new feature will be made available on Windows Phone 8 after Microsoft releases Update 3 for this mobile operating system.
According to the information from Windows support number, with the new update, the operating system can now work on devices that have screen size of 5 or 6 inches. It can also support high definition displays with 1080p resolution.
With the new update, the number of tiles that could fit on a Windows Phone 8 screen has become 6, instead of 4. Another feature with the new update is that the operating system would now support Qualcomm’s 8974 quad core processor. This means that it can also support devices that are more powerful. It would also ensure a smooth run of the operating system. The operating system also introduces a new feature called the Driving mode. This mode minimizes the number of notifications while you are driving and offer higher assistance to disabled and blind users. Customers can also make their phones mobile hotspots with enhanced internet sharing features.
There is a lot to Update 3 than noticeable at the first glance. Microsoft has taken care to improve various features of the operating system and add additional features. Customizable ringtones is one such feature newly introduced with Update 3. Another enhancement is made to Bluetooth connectivity. The new update has made Bluetooth connectivity and pairing of devices faster. We might see the release of the new update within a few weeks. It could be available to all Windows Phone 8 users in the coming months. Microsoft has already made the update available for registered developers.
Microsoft hopes that more hardware manufacturers would develop models that run on Windows Phone 8 after the release of the new updates. Some of the major manufacturers of Windows Phone devices are Nokia, HTC, Huawei and Samsung. As the operating system did not support devices with higher screen sizes, we could not find Smartphones or devices with display size of 5 inches or more until now.
Let us wait for a few more months and find out whether the new update is going to bring fortunes for Microsoft. For further information on this Windows phone update, you may contact Windows support number or our technical support team.Read more »
We all know the IPod works with many different kinds of music files. Music transferred from iTunes is in the AAC format, but an IPod can play files in MP3, WAV and other formats as well. Windows Media Player can play these formats too, but you need to first access them from your IPod. The problem here is that the IPod hard drive normally keeps music in a hidden folder. Here are some instructions that can help you play IPod files using Windows Media Player.
We hope you are now able to play IPod files in Windows Media Player. For further clarifications, you call up on the Windows support number. Windows support number is available online on their official website.Read more »
Microsoft’s announcement that it would stop its support for Windows XP operating system after April 8, 2014 has been a big blow to banks across the country. Reports say that about 95 percent of bank ATMs in the country still use Windows XP operating system. Since the release of Windows XP operating system, most of the banks upgraded the ATMs with this operating system. Now, with the new decision from Microsoft, it is not yet clear how banks intend to carry out an upgrade to any of the newer versions of the Windows operating systems.
The main concern for bank ATMs are security. Once Microsoft ends the support for Windows XP, the company will no longer release security updates or other security fixes. This could mean that bank ATMs might become vulnerable to threats easily. There would no longer be Windows online support for the operating system once the deadline ends. Even though ATMs do not access internet directly, there are numerous other possibilities to come under attack.
The software giant says that it would support embedded versions of the operating system for the next two years. However, reports suggest that this may not help majority of ATMs, as 4, 20,000 of them use the full version of the operating system. Microsoft announced about the end of support about a year ago and the details were made available in the official website long before. Banks and many other personal users of the operating system were reluctant to make the upgrade. Now, with millions still using Windows XP, Windows online support says that it would provide anti malware updates, which would continue for about a year and a half. This means that the machines running on Windows XP can at least find themselves protected against malwares for a few more months.
One of the reasons that pulled back many of the banks from making the upgrade is the complex process involved in it and the high expenses associated with it. Experts say that upgrading an ATM operating system is a highly complicated process, as it might even require a change in the hardware. Some say that it would rather be easier to reinstall a new code and setup a new machine than upgrading the operating system in the existing ATM.
With the deadline approaching, let us wait and see whether banks would upgrade their ATMs to a Windows based operating system or go for some other operating systems that do not expire after a few years of service.Read more »