Will Windows 8, Released October 26th, Bring Microsoft Back to the Tablet and Smartphone Competition?
Sep 24, 2012 11:09 PM EDT | By Bradley Brown
While the new and completely revamped User Interface (UI) 'Metro' might hinder some businesses to upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8, it will most likely allow Microsoft to increase their share in the Tablet and Smartphone market.
IDC research director for mobile connected devices Tom Mainelli says that Windows tablets will quadruple their market share from 1% to 4% by the end of the year. But Apple and Google will still remain leaders, with Apple covering about 60% of the market.
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The biggest change from Windows 7 to the new Operation System is that it focuses on integrating the best aspects of tablets and smartphones. Namely a touch screen where applications are selected via tiles and not by going through the Start Menu bar, a faster browser and cloud storage links.
The big advantage of Windows 8 for Tablets and Smartphones is, however, also an obstacle for some businesses. Since the new Metro UI is default home screen and there is no option of automatically switching back to the old "familiar" startup screen, several businesses say that they hesitate switching to Windows 8 because all employees would have to learn how to use Metro first, resulting in high cost compared to little improvement.
Wrigley Pulls Caffeinated Gum off Market, FDA Express Concerns Relating to Children Consuming the Gum
Wrigley pulls caffeinated gum from shelves temporarily as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigates the safety of added caffeine, particularly its potential effects on children and young adults.
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Cupcake Craze, a well-known shop in New York, stated that television shows such as Cupcake Wars have increased the company's sales. "The craze is definitely helping business. People love cupcakes. You give someone a cupcake and they smile", said owner Kevin Hughes.
NIAID is the lead Institute at the National Institutes of Health for research of food allergies. According to the institute's official website, they are committed to supporting efforts to help better understand, prevent, and manage this disorder that affects approximately 5 percent of children and 4 percent of adults in the United States.
Beginning next month, Wrigley gum is going to begin selling caffeinated gum. The company is well known for selling mints, gum, lollipops, hard and chewy candies. A couple of world known Wrigley brands include: Orbit, Doublemint, Skittles, Starburst and Altoids.