Microsoft readying Windows 10 Store for Business

Microsoft is readying its promised Windows Store for Business for Windows 10, and has made available some initial information on the coming Store as of November 4. The Windows Store for Business is the portal for Windows 10 apps for business users. Microsoft officials first outlined the company's plans for a Windows 10 Store for Business in November 2014.

Microsoft to discontinue Windows 7 and 8.1 next November

Updated late October, Microsoft's "Windows lifecycle fact sheet" shows October 31, 2016, as the "end of sales for PCs with Windows preinstalled" for both Windows 7 Professional and Windows 8.1, a change spotted by CNET sister site ZDNet. After that date, the only choice for consumers will be to purchase new computers with Windows 10 installed. The lone exception will be businesses with license agreements that entitle them to choose which version of Windows they want preinstalled.

Google Maps For iOS Finally Gets Spoken Traffic Alerts

Google Maps for iOS got a seemingly small, but extremely helpful feature today in an update. Starting today, you’ll now get spoken traffic alerts while navigating. The app will tell you about accidents, traffic congestion or other incidents (like police in the area) for your route before you start driving.

Next Generation of Dreamweaver

Today at MAX, the Adobe team is excited to announce that a new, modern code editor will be added to Dreamweaver CC in 2016. This is the start of a significant modernization effort for Dreamweaver where they will add a modern, dark UI along with the modern code editor that we will be rolling out over the course of next year. It is going to be an incredibly exciting year for Dreamweaver and improving the code editor is the first step.

Apple lists 25 apps impacted by XcodeGhost

Apple has identified 25 apps on its stores that had used a rogue version of its Xcode development tool, and advised users to update the affected apps to fix the issue on their devices.

Figuring in the list are the WeChat app from Tencent and the Didi ride-hailing app, which had been identified earlier as affected. Other apps included in the list released by Apple on its China website include local chatting tool Encounter, the app for Baidu Music and China Unicorn's customer service app.

Updates to Firefox Accounts and Firefox Hello Beta

The latest Firefox update is now available. This release includes minor updates to personalize your Firefox Account and adds a new functionality to Firefox Hello Beta.

Firefox Accounts provides access to services like Firefox Sync to let you take browsing data such as passwords, bookmarks, history and open tabs across your desktop and mobile devices. The latest update to Firefox Accounts allows you to personalize your Firefox Account profile in Firefox for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android by adding a photo.

15 Hidden New Features Tucked Away In iOS 9

After months in beta, iOS 9 hits iPhones and iPads today! Hurrah! Want to be the master of all things iOS 9? Techcrunch have compiled a list of some of the neat but not-so-obvious features, many of which are tucked away enough that you might not otherwise stumble upon them on your own. You need to find a toggle hiding away in Apple’s settings menu. You know it exists - you’ve seen it before. Now… where the hell was it?

Microsoft Announces Office 2016

Microsoft announced this morning the official launch date for the long-anticipated new version of Microsoft Office. Office 2016 will be broadly available starting on September 22, the company says. Meanwhile, Office Customers with volume licensing agreements will be able to download the software on October 1. The updated version of Office includes a number of new features for desktop customers, including the ability to co-edit documents at the same time, sync files to OneDrive in the cloud, and more.

Apple's El Capitan September 30

Apple appeared to leak the ship date of its latest Mac OS X desktop software, dubbed El Capitan, during a launch event in San Francisco on Wednesday. Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, was on stage showing off new features of the iPhone 6S smartphone. During the demonstration, he opened a personal email from Phil Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of marketing, with the subject line "El Capitan status."

Apple Unveils The iPad Pro

Meet the iPad Pro, Apple’s latest and greatest tablet. Apple introduced the long-rumored device at its fall event. As expected, it has a huge 12.9-inch display and a few neat features that make it stand out from the rest of the lineup. Apple CEO Tim Cook called it “the biggest news for the iPad since the iPad.” With the iPad Pro, you can now run two side-by-side iPad Air apps. The iPad Pro isn’t for everyone — hence the name. But for those who already love their iPads and use it every day, this is a dream come true.

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