Windows 8: Want a New One or Upgrade It ?

Whether you'll be upgrading your existing PC or purchasing a new tablet or computer, getting the next version of Windows should be easier—and cheaper—than ever.

Will you upgrade to Windows 8? Will you make a new PC? On a tablet? Whether you plan to skip as you might have beaten about Vista? For those who are willing to dip their toes in the waters of drastic Microsoft's reconsideration of its flagship piece of software, there are a number of options for how to actually get. When Windows Example 8 Let launched a surprisingly large number of people want to start with the new OS when it is available. For those who like beavers, along with someone else wants to go forward in the Windows world, I am submitting the following guide.

If a few days ago, we know exactly when you are able to get Windows 8 to 26 October. Big boss Stephen Sinofsky Windows made the announcement during the annual sales of Microsoft's announcement on July 18. This availability applies to both new and tablet PC and upgrade options.

Let's take a look at the different ways that you can take to Windows 8 times that date rolls around, the two main options to upgrade compared to new machine.



It looks like upgrade prices will be much more aggressive than it has been for previous generations of Windows. Not only Apple has put the tone with its cheap $ 29.99 upgrade for Mac OS X, but the pricing information that Microsoft has so far decided to slant the cheap. In any case, Apple and Microsoft are far more interested in having you buy a new computer instead of just updating your existing model. One columnist has even the prices hitherto known "fire sale prices."

So what you pay for your upgrade Windows 8? It depends on when you bought your current PC, whether you want Standard or Pro edition and whether you choose to download or store purchase of upgrade discs. Although there was speculation that Microsoft would move to the Apple system software download-only installation, Windows 8 will be available in stores, as evidenced by a $ 69.99 DVD offerings announced by Microsoft. The small table below summarizes the introductory upgrade pricing options we know so far. Microsoft has said that the prices are good until January 31, 2013.

Upgrade Conditions
Cost of Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro
You bought a Windows 7 PC after June 2, 2012
$14.99 download
You have any PC running Windows XP, Vista, or Windows 7
$39.99 download or $69.99 packaged disc

A question that remains is whether Microsoft provides a complete, non-upgrade version at retail. Another is the price difference between non-Pro and Pro editions. We would assume that with fewer features, the non-Windows 8 Pro upgrade will cost even less, and we can expect announcements on this as we go to the RTM (release to manufacturing-first week of August) and GA (General Availability-26 October) stages of development.
One last bit about the availability (unfortunately without price data, but still) is that System Builder editions of Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. This is for people who are not upgrading an existing Windows installation, but take it upon themselves to build their own PCs from parts. This effort is a particularly popular among PC gamers.

Special Skype Wi-Fi offer for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

So, you're in an internet cafe with your non-iPhone-3G model and whether you want to do is submit your email for a minute or two. But the only Wi-Fi hotspot plans by the cafes are per hour or a whole day. Ugh!

Run Skype and the new Skype Wi-Fi app for the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, which will connect your iDevice to a one million-plus participating Wi-Fi hotspots (click here for a searchable list of supported global Wi-Fi networks). The neat part? You get to pay per minute, instead of one hour or more.

Prices start at six cents per minute, depending on Skype (prices vary depending on the country and Wi-Fi network), and you have a bucket with Skype "credit" (the smallest amount is $ 10 U.S.) to buy you can start surfing

Still, Skype WiFi sounds like a great idea for iPod Touch or a Wi-Fi only iPhone user and in particular for globetrotters who do not want to deal with expensive international data plans.

iPhone or Android: Simple 6 Questions Will Solve The Quest

 Are you confused to choose between iPhone and Android? Well, there's more to the decision than just flipping a coin.

My advice? Not a new iPhone or Android smartphone until you get answer six crucial questions for yourself, they are as follows:

1. Do smartphones scare you?

Afraid you’ll break something if you tap one of the little icons on the screen?

If this happens, think twice about Android. Personally, I'm a sucker for all settings and customization options on an Android phone, but the thicket of menus and submenus can feel daunting for beginners, or anyone easily frustrated by telephone interfaces difficult.

The iPhone, on the other hand, has a clean and simple interface that is perfect for novice smartphone, while dropping the extra "menu" and "Back" buttons that make navigating the interface a standard Android such a chore.

2. Do you want a physical QWERTY keypad?

Tapping out long messages on a virtual keyboard can be royal pain if you have clumsy fingers, and even those with nimble fingers can feel the real keys prefer a smooth glass touch screen.

So if a physical QWERTY keyboard is a must, go with Android. Various brands and models of Android phones with large, full-on keypads are available. In some cases, keyboards extend behind the touch-screen, while other is located on the front side of the device just below the screen.

Apple, however, shows no signs of making an iPhone with a physical keyboard and while it is possible to create a wireless Bluetooth keyboard to connect to say, the iPhone 4S, you would also keyboard accessory bag where you go too.

3. Do you depend on Gmail and Google Calendar?

One of the beauties of Android is that the initial installation process is a piece of cake-for Google users in any case.

If you have a Google account, your new Android phone from the box, power it on, sign in with your Google ID and password, and presto! All of your Gmail messages, mailboxes, Google contacts and calendars begin synchronizing your handset automatically. It's a beautiful thing.

Dedicated Google users to go with the iPhone will not be too difficult a time setting up their Gmail or diaries, dealing with Google contacts is another story, however. A second service called Google Sync will help keep all your Google contacts sync with the iPhone address book, but this set is a fairly lengthy, difficult process.

4. Do you use a Mac?

Just like Gmail and Google Calendar users an easy transition to an Android phone, that Mac users will slide right into an iPhone-especially if you store your contacts in the Mac OS X Address Book and iCal for your calendar.

The desktop iTunes software will quickly synchronize your Address Book contacts and iCal calendars to a new iPhone (along with all your apps and music, of course), while Apple's new icloud service (in conjunction with iOS 5, the latest version the iPhone's system software) will coordinate all of your desktop and iPhone contacts and events wireless, no cables needed.

5. Want to play Flash videos?

Ever visit a website on a smartphone, but a blank screen on the page "Adobe Flash plug-in required" reading?

That's because some of the greatest sites on the web are dependent on a technology called "Flash" for viewing videos and nice graphical menus and without flash, those sites are not functioning properly.
The newest Android phones do support Flash content, which means that virtually any site on the web should be completely displayed.

That is not the case with the iPhone, though. Indeed, Apple has been openly critical of Flash technology (the late Steve Jobs once called it a battery hog, a slow-sack and a safety problem) and is essentially explained both the iPhone and iPad are flash-free zones.

Keep in mind, however, that more and more Flash-heavy websites offer alternative versions tailored for non-Flash smartphones like the iPhone-a development that may eventually lead to the mobile Flash support is a moot point.

6. Are you an app addict?

While Android is one of the most vibrant communities of app makers around, Apple's App Store is the undisputed king of mobile applications. The shelves are filled with 500,000 apps and counting (compared to a still very healthy 350,000 or so for Google's Android Market), and the most interesting and exciting applications and tend to build for the iPhone first.

Angry Birds, for example, not landing on Android to nearly a year after his debut on the iPhone while Android users had almost a year and a half waiting for their own version of the wildly popular Instagram.