What’s in a Name? Microsoft Works to Finalize New Browser Moniker

March 19th, 2015 by Pamela Michael

Browser Updates for Microsoft - Micro Visions, Inc.As we mentioned back in January, Microsoft has been working on a new browser to replace Internet Explorer once Windows 10 is released later this year. The IE successor, codenamed Project Spartan, will be a lightweight browser that functions similar to Chrome. Chris Capossela, Microsoft’s CMO, spoke at Microsoft Convergence this week in Atlanta and confirmed the company indeed has plans to move away from the Internet Explorer brand.

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Apple Watch Dates, MacBook Refresh Among Latest Apple Announcements

March 10th, 2015 by Pamela Michael

Apple-Spring-Forward-Apple held their big Spring Forward media event yesterday, and in case you missed it, some very exciting announcements were made!

First off, as the star of the event, the Apple Watch finally has a confirmed ship date of April 24th and a starting price tag of $349. The luke-warmly anticipated timepiece will have an 18 hour battery life, support third-party apps, and host a myriad of health and organizational features outlined at the preview last September.

Secondly, and perhaps most exciting, is the fact that HBO’s stand alone programming HBO Now will be available exclusively on Apple TV when it launches early next month. For just under $15 per month, cord-cutters will now be able to enjoy the entire premium channel’s line-up without forking over the extra dough for a cable or satellite package.

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Extending the Life of Your Handheld Device During Michigan Winters

March 4th, 2015 by Pamela Michael

It’s official; Grand Rapids just set the record for the coldest February in history. And while all that ice, snow and wind significantly increased our commute times, you may have noticed that it also decreased the functionality of your mobile device. Sub-freezing temperatures can wreak havoc on smartphones and tablets, diminishing battery life and causing their  delicate internal parts to malfunction or stop working altogether. Here are a few tips for extending the life of your handheld device in extreme temperatures. Read the rest of this entry »