Consumer Preview of Windows 8 available February 29

Microsoft will be providing a free download of the new version of the world’s most popular computer operating system

Windows 8 Metro interface

Microsoft announced that the next step in releasing Windows 8 will occur with a Consumer Preview release of Windows 8. Within 12 to 18 months of deployment of the final release more than 500 million copies of Windows 8 will be on smart phones, tablets, desktops, laptops and servers around the world.

Actually Microsoft didn’t announced the preview but did invite people to a special event in Barcelona, Spain after which consumers will be able to download the free consumer preview of Windows 8. Continue reading

Smartphone apps to be replaced by HTML5

44% of 800 million Facebook users go online with a smartphone and incompatible websites are losing customers

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From NJN Network – The world isn’t going mobile. It is mobile.

Internet sites that want to increase traffic need to migrate to HTML5. It’s new and takes some effort but that’s where the market will be.

Look around and everyone is on a smart phone. They are not talking. They’re connecting with Tweeter, Facebook and StumbleUpon and surfing the web. Continue reading

Mobile Flash dropped by Adobe

HTML5 is the new standard for mobile

Adobe Flash

Adobe “will no longer continue to develop Flash Player in the browser to work with new mobile device configurations,” according to a blog posted by Danny Winokur, general manager of interactive development for Adobe. Those configurations include the chipset, browser, OS version and more, he said. The changes will take place following the upcoming release of Flash Player 11.1 for Android and BlackBerry PlayBook, he added. Continue reading