Microsoft has been preparing for massive Windows 10 upgrade strategy


According to the developer of a tool that blocks such upgrades, Microsoft has been preparing Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs for a more aggressive Windows 10 upgrade strategy that the company will kick off shortly.

“Over Thanksgiving weekend I started getting reports that the Windows Update ‘AllowOSUpgrade’ setting was getting flipped back on on a number of peoples’ PCs, and it keeps re-setting itself at least once a day if they switch it back off,” said Josh Mayfield, the software engineer who created GWX Control Panel. The tool was originally designed to make the “Get Windows 10″ (hence GWX) applet go away after Microsoft installed it on consumer and small business Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs starting in March, then activated in June. Continue reading

Wristly: 50% Apple Watch users stop wearing it in two weeks

Apple Watch is the most popular wearable device. Wristly studied users’ application habit, the popularity and sanctification for Apple Watch’s after it went to the public.

Wristly suggested that it paid much more attention to Apple Watch than PC, PDA smartphones and iPads. It witnessed the whole life cycle of Apple Watch.

It released a new report subjecting to :how quickly after first use did you decide to stop wearing the watch?”


It interviewed 340 users in November. Half of the interviewees stopped wearing the Apple Watch in two weeks. Thirty percent of the interviewees stopped wearing it within 2 weeks, while the twenty percent of interviewees stopped wearing it within days.

The top 5 reasons for stopping wearing it come as follow:

I didn’t find enough value in it

I though it was too limited

I though it was too slow

The battery didn’t last long enough

The tilt to check the time ended up too annoying

60% of interviewees felt the Apple Watch is too advanced, and they did not find enough value in it. 50% of interviewees thought it was too limited.


While some other interviewees were not satisfied with its performance. They felt it was too slow, and 40% of them agreed this. 30% of interviewees thought the battery did not last long enough. They preferred not to charge the watch each day. A small portion users hoped Apple Watch could connect to other handsets.

Even though many users are not satisfied with its performance, Apple Watch obtained great sales volume. It is supposed to sell 6 million units during the Christmas shopping season.

Wristly also learned that many people concern its price. Most of them feel it is too expensive to afford. Therefore, 65% of users purchased Apple Watch Sport. Some Apple Watch fans feel that it has great potential to obtain more market shares if Apple modifies its battery life, independence of application and offers reasonable price.

Amazon announced to march into Japanese streaming market, coming after Netflix

There are intense competitions of streaming gaints among Amazon, Netflix and Hulu in the United States market. And now that they are working on marching into Japanese market. Amazon has announced its plans to exploit the Japanese market after Netflix’s announcement.

According to the report of American entertainment giant Hollywood Reporter, Amazon will offer subscribed streaming service to Japanese consumers from September. Just like the service it offers to American consumers, Amazon will offer “Prime video” service to its yearly subscribed free-shipping membership, charging about $ 32 postage each year.Then the Japanese consumers don’t need to pay further extra fee to enjoy TV shows and movies.


Amazon has entered and been stationed in the Japanese market for over ten years, and the Prime free-shipping subscription membership has been running for a few years.

Its CEO of Japanese Amazon, Jasper Cheung cliams that Amazon will offer its membership with high quality locoalize shows in streaming service just as it did in US and other countries.

He indicates that it has been 15 years that Amazon selling the video products and DVDs in Japan, it has learn much about Japanese demands for video entertainment contents. Therefore, the company decided to release this streaming service without charging extra fee.

Comparing with Netflix and Hulu rivals, Amazon’s video service is an additional content of Prime free-shipping memebership.It aims to attract more memberships by offering this video serivce so that it stimulates the primary business of network retail trade.

Netflix announced that it will team up with Japan Softbank Corp early this week. It will begin to offer Japanese localized movies and tv shows from September 2. Japan Softbank Corp will introduce Netflix streaming service to its local market as it takes up a great share in mobile business service. It would be a great assistant to exploit Netflix’s streaming service there.

Amazon and Netflix have great ambitious to gain more market shares in Japan, while Hulu failed to introduce its service in Japan and it had already quit from there. Hulu may focus on US market in the future.

Netflix eventually expand its domiant position in US copyright streaming market, coming Amazon lag behind. Hulu’s hestiatation in developing streaming serivce leads to enlarging the difference among Netflix and Amazon.

IMB and Apple Joining to Develop 100 Apps in One Year

People often say the most successful products are always the most boring ones. This may (not) apply to the applications developed for enterprises by IMB and Apple together. The latter belongs to part of the IBM MobileFirst for iOS solution released by both companies, according to the media information March 3.

The two companies revealed three applications therein at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) held in Barcelona, Spain. One of them is provided for airline customer services, one is for retailers, and one is for wealth managers. All the applications will run on iPads and iPhones. Apple hopes to, through these applications, stimulate more enterprises to purchase their hardware. Continue reading

Microsoft: Do not modify the Win10 registry!

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In recent weeks, there has been a technique online saying that, by modifying the Windows 10 registry, you can see the new version has not been released. Now, this method proved to be harmful without any benefit.
Microsoft’s Windows Insider Project Director Gabriel Aul pointed out on the official Twitter that if you do as what circulated on the Internet to modify the registry, then you will not get the next version. “Note, if you did that to Windows 10, it means you closed the acquisition updated features.” Continue reading

Will Apple’s Health Apps reveal your privacy?

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With the pace into the health sector continues to accelerating, Apple has deep into the field of health technology and full of privacy laws. More health App being launched, although those apps are beneficial to people in real-time observation of control over their own health, but there is no guarantee that these sensitive personal privacy will not be unlawful theft, is there any solution? Continue reading

5 evidences to convince you of Linux

You are more or less unconsciously using the Linux system every day. Linux systems may not be suitable for everyone, but there are certainly a considerable number of people are very fond of it. The following nine evidences may be able to prove that you are suitable for using Linux systems, or you’ll find it really worth a try

1. you are still using the Windows XP system, and do not intend to upgrade

You may have a lot of reasons not upgrading to the new system, such as computer is too old which can not afford to run the new system, or just because You don’t like Win7 or Win8 interface or operation, or just too lazy to spend money for this upgrade .

If You do not want to upgrade to the new Windows system, you can only choose another system. Except high-level Apple, Linux can be another good choice – Linux has always been known as fresh, stylish and safe. Alternatively you can also use some deep customized Linux-based systems, using them feels like most the with XP interface, such as Zorin OS or Lubuntu.


2. Your do not rely on any exclusive Windows platform application

Some people need to use some applications only for the Windows platform because of profession or hobby, or the same / similar functionality does not apply or dysfunctional On Linux.. But if you do not have a application need to be run on Windows, Linux is very appropriate for you. Anything you do on Windows before, Linux can now fully manage for you. For example, Photoshop and Illustrator which are essential for graphic designers, you will find GIMP and Inkscape are more powerful on Linux as alternatives .


3. You do not use any Windows-compatible only hardware and peripheral

Some hardware and peripherals are not fully supported by Linux, such as some professional external audio interface. If all your hardware work nice, you can check whether other special hardware peripherals are not fully compatible with Linux.


4. Your computer is just for Internet access

If your Internet need is much more than the reliance of Windows, then in addition to IE, all other mainstream browsers support Linux, including Firefox, Google Chrome browser and Opera. All major instant messaging or chat software also has a corresponding versions with Linux , such as Skype, etc. Twitter’s Linux dedicated client is very powerful also.


5. PC games you are playing are compatible with Linux

In the past, Linux games are a big problem, but recently the Linux game has also undergone dramatic changes. Previously Linux owned good quality games, but most are free game of independent developers, or game has been unknown on the commercialization. But today Steam platform has landed on Linux, and more and more top games are constantly being ported to Linux, Valve, a company behind Steam, has made great achievements in the game industry (famous games like Half-Life, Team Fortress, DOTA, etc.), they believe that Linux is the future of the game.