It looks as like Microsoft have set out to make it as easy as possible for everyone to upgrade to Windows 8. If your PC runs any of the following: Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7, you will be entitled to a download that will upgrade your system to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 in 131 markets! To make life even easier, you’ll be able to add Windows Media Center for free through the “add features” option within Windows 8 Pro after you finish the upgrade.
When you use Windows.com to purchase the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant makes upgrading very simple by walking you through the upgrade process step-by-step from purchase to download and then of course installation.
The Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant will check to make sure your PC is ready for Windows 8. It will also provides a report in order to let you know if there’s anything you may want to address prior to the upgrade or after. Don’t worry, you will be able to bring along with you your old Windows settings. Personal files, apps, pictures, videos, and so on will be transferred onto Windows 8 at your discretion. You will also have the option of starting fresh without any of your previous settings.
However, a packaged DVD version of the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro will be available for $69.99 during this promotion.
The iPad is having a large impact on today’s population. The iPad is even being blamed for the slowing of the PC consumer market. A new survey by Google’s AdMob shows iPad use is taking the place of a wide variety of other activities. The survey of 1,400 tablet users was held by Google’s AdMob, which consistently referred to those being interviewed as being “tablet users”, rather than iPad users. “Tablets are growing in popularity and changing the way that we consume content,” the report noted. “People are spending considerable time with tablet devices and using them to play games, browse the web and search for information. Growth in the tablet market is only accelerating with companies releasing new products, and media companies and developers creating content specifically for these new devices.”
The report did not include that there are over 65,000 unique titles available for Apple’s iPad, while there are about two dozen available for Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet platform. Something the report did include though, was that a reported %68 spent at least 1 hour on their tablet each day, and that %82 of them primarily use their iPad at home. Only %28 of the interviewees said their tablet was their main computer, whereas %77 said that their desktop or laptop decreased after they started using a tablet.
More than half the people interviewed said they spend more time on their tablet than reading books or listening to the radio, while more than quarter reported spending more time on a tablet than using the computer or phone, and a third said they spend more time on their tablet than watching T.V.
PopCap, the well-known maker of casual games for Mac, PC and iOS devices, has announced the December 7th release of Bejeweled 3, the latest sequel to the popular match-3 game that features new interpretations of the Bejeweled theme, a quest involving 11 mini-games using other classic game mechanics, and four all-new secret games — along with expanded re-workings of the four original game modes in Bejeweled 2.
Bejeweled v3 marks the 10th anniversary of PopCap’s original version of the game, which has sold 50 million units across 17 platforms for desktop, online and mobile devices. The company refers to v3 as the first “true” sequel to their flagship franchise in more than six
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