RSS feed

Internet is a good source of information. Often we search internet for information. In this process we find many websites useful and want to follow every day for new information. For example I found lifehacker very useful. It has many good articles on ‘Health’, ‘Life’, ‘Work’ etc. Almost every other day I open this website to check new articles. In this manner I have many favorite websites like ‘lifehacker’. Now it is tedious and time consuming to open every favorite websites to check new articles every day. Here comes the RSS feed.

RSS uses a family of standard web feed formats to publish frequently updated information like blog entries, news headlines, audio, video etc. An RSS document (called “feed”, “web feed” or “channel”) includes full or summarized text, and metadata, like publishing date and author’s name.

‘Windows 10’ will be the last version of ‘Windows’?

Microsoft will release Windows 10 on July 2015. They have said that it will be the last version of ‘Windows’. So what that means? ‘Windows’ will be dead? ‘Microsoft’ will stop working on ‘Windows’?

Well the answer is ‘Windows’ will not be dead. The delivery process of ‘Windows’ to the consumer will change. ‘Windows’ will become from a product to a service. There will be no major release. Updates and new features will be pushed to consumers when they are ready.

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GPS mobile apps

This week I have installed two apps from Windows Phone Store which are related to location/GPS.

FREE GPS Speedometer: I come to know about this kind of apps late. You can see your speed while you are travelling by a vehicle or walking/running. It uses location service to calculate your speed. That means you need to keep on your location service to work with this app. If you are travelling by a bus or train, you can now see the current speed, top and average speed of the bus. If you are driving, you can set speed limit in to this app and it will warn you with sound if you are crossing that. I don’t like the UI and colour theme of this app but it is a good utility that I often need.

GPSInfo: Information is power. This app shows all your GPS related information like longitude, latitude, altitude, speed etc. This is also works with location service of your phone. You can share this information to others through message and email easily.

I found theses location/GPS related utility apps are useful specially Speedometer. Last few days I am testing these apps and it shows accurate information every time. I really happy to see Windows Phone Store is growing with useful apps.

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Microsoft market share

‘Windows XP’ and ‘Windows 7′ is stable operating system. But ‘Windows 8′ is not popular in community. In case of mobile market, ‘Android’ and ‘iOS’ is popular and ‘Windows Phone’ has very little market share. Microsoft currently struggling to get better market share. They are changing their work approach. They are doing open source on GitHub. They allow Linux in Windows Azure. They are giving free update to Windows 10 for ‘Windows 7′ and ‘Windows 8.1′ users. They are proving software in pure Agile based approach.

Do you think these approaches help Microsoft to get better market share in future?