Friday, August 24, 2012

Jury orders Samsung to pay $1B to Apple

Jury orders Samsung to pay $1B to Apple - CBS News:

"After 21 hours of deliberation, a nine-person jury has sided with Apple on a majority of its patent infringement claims against Samsung Electronics.

Among other findings, the jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion because of copyright infringements it found in Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 (and most of Samsung smartphones)"

Apple’s $1 Billion Verdict May Lead To Samsung Sales Ban @ Blumberg

What the Apple v. Samsung Verdict Means for the Rest of Us @ Wired
In layman’s terms: expect Android phones to cost more. “This will drive many Android consumers over to Apple. Next to Samsung, the biggest loser today is Google.”

Windows 8 Boot Manager

Multiple versions of Windows could co-exist on same computer,
but sometimes (often?) this gets complicated.

When computer is able to boot, a tool to manage OSs is "bcdedit"
(Vista, 7 and newer Windows verions)

Dual Boot - Change OS Name in Windows Boot Manager - Windows 7 Forums:
bcdedit / ?
bcdedit / enum
"bcdedit /set {current} Description "Windows 7 (build 7000)""

When the computer is not able to boot, from install DVD there is a "recovery" option,
and from command prompt call
bootrec /?
bootrec /fixboot 
bootrec /fixmbr
bootrec /ScanOS
bootrec /RebuildBCD

This could be a risky business, so always backup first.

Repair / Fix MBR in Windows 8 using the Command Prompt

Windows 8 app samples - C#, VB.NET, C++, JavaScript

Windows 8 app samples - C#, VB.NET, C++, JavaScript in C#, VB.NET, C++, JavaScript:
"Last Updated 8/16/2012"

Downloads for Metro style app development

Microsoft's new logo

Microsoft's new logo: This took 25 years? | Technically Incorrect - CNET News