Windows 8 to have Time Machine clone

Windows 8 screenshotRumours are that Windows 8 will come with Microsoft’s version of Time Machine, enabling easy backups from within the OS. Although Vista had something similar (Shadow Copies) Apple’s Time Machine preceded this by around 2 years. Certainly, Apple made a better job of the interface and user-friendliness of the software than did Microsoft, but then that is a given most of the time.

As always, it seems Microsoft copies the best of Apple’s innovations, only usually a few years after Apple debuts them and then somewhat poorly. At least that’s the argument that most Mac fans would make.

Facial recognition and tablet computers are apparently a part of Microsoft’s Windows 8, along with improved start-up times. However, so far these are just rumours and we will have to wait a while longer before we have confirmation of Window 8’s official features list.


WWDC set for 6th June

Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2011

Apple has officially announced the date of this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference. The event will run June 6th through the 10th, and take place at Moscone West in San Francisco.

The strap-line would seem to indicate that the focus of this year’s event will be software and not hardware. That may well mean that we won’t see any new hardware unveiled. So, if you were hoping for the iPad 3, iPhone 5 or new iMacs or Mac Pros you might well be disappointed.

What we may well see is the unveiling of the final release version of Lion OS X and iOS 5. BTW if you were hoping to attend its already sold out!

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