Microsoft unveiled its newest operating system, Windows 8 at this years Build conference. The interface puts a heavy emphasis on touchscreen use and sharing content with friends through a sidebar called the ‘Share Charm.’ The other most notable feature is a universal search for documents, social networks and applications. In other news, Facebook is introducing a new way to organize your friends into usable smaller lists. Similar to Google+’s circles, you can create groups of friends and choose to share specific content with only that group. Look out for the update later this week. And finally, Google rolled out the first phase of its flight search, letting users plan travel with open-ended search queries. It currently only supports searches for travel to major cities through economy class, round-trip flights, but expect a robust flight planner in the future.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 14, 2011
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).