Cover from my copy of Windows XP dated version 2002.
As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft will be officially operating system. Originally released in 2002, the operating system was hugely successful after the less than stellar reception of the Windows ME software that was plagued with problems. It was based upon the Windows 2000 software that was designed for corporate users and solidified the Windows experience that lasted until Windows 8 that the company is now offering a more desktop like option to with its updates. Microsoft has attempted to kill off the product several times but was pushed back by corporations that had built their workforce computing around it. Finally, the time has come and I know a few people in my own family that still use Windows XP that will need to consider upgrading their computers. So, what exactly does the end of support mean and what options are available to users of the operating system? Continue reading
Interested in trying out Disney’s Infinity game but don’t own one of the many game consoles it was released for? Well, Disney actually has made the game available for those with a Windows based PC or for the iPad. The best part, the titles are free to try out. Of course, the games differ from the console versions because only a select set of features are enabled unless you buy the characters, play sets and power discs. If you happen to own the console version of the game, you also have the ability to play the same features that you have unlocked in the game! Continue reading
Microsoft Word for iPad
Microsoft’s Office applications have been available for the iPhone for some time but due to the devices small screen, it had very limited appeal to all those people with Apple’s iPad tablets. After much waiting, the company has finally and they are free to download. The software has been greatly improved to take advantage of the extra screen space that makes it feel much more like a full version of the software rather than the a stripped down mobile version. This is great but there are a number of caveats with regards to using the new software. Continue reading