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News Highlights – June 2011

We are half-ways though this year, and it has been an interesting one so far. The month of June has brought us a ton of Windows related news. We learned about Microsoft’s Windows 8 plans and we even got to see a leaked build. Before we embrace yet another new month of exciting technology news, lets look back at the 8 most popular news headlines of June 2011.

Microsoft releases IE10 Platform Preview 2
Microsoft has announced the availability of the second platform preview for its upcoming browser, Internet Explorer 10. The first platform preview was released in April. This new platform preview contains the same HTML5 engine seen in the recent public Windows 8 demos.

Windows 8: Build 8030 and More
Microsoft has been relatively tight-lipped about the company’s next version of Windows. Most of the information available publicly is from leaked screenshots and videos. Lets briefly take a look at whats going on inside Microsoft when it comes to Windows 8.

Apple Releases iOS 5 Beta 2 For Developers
Apple has put up the second beta version of its new operating system for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices. iOS 5 Beta 2 build 9A5248d is now available for registered iOS developers in the Apple Dev Center. iTunes 10.5 Beta 2 is also available for developers.

Microsoft demonstrates Windows 8 with HTML5 apps
During the D9 conference, Microsoft demonstrated how the company plans on bringing Windows 8 to more mobile devices in the future. Microsoft demonstrated how it would be integrating a touch-centric interface for apps built using HTML5 and JavaScript that runs on top of the existing Windows platform.

Windows 8 M3 Build 7989 Leaks
Two new screenshots were leaked to the internet showcasing Windows 8 Build 7989. We saw a new wallpaper and a new boot-up screen that indicated a leak of build 7989 was eminent. The wait is finally over as Build 7989 has leaked to the internet.

Nokia’s First Windows Phone Device Revealed
Pictures and details about Nokia’s first Windows Phone powered device has leaked to the internet today giving us a glimpse of the new smartphone. Codenamed “Sea Ray,” the phone is based on Nokia’s recent N9 phone, but slightly modified.

Apple Store Bans Employees From Being Negative
New material has leaked to the internet showcasing confidential training material for Apple store employees. Apparently, Apple store employees are forbidden from being negative while in the store and must stick to a script when dealing with customers.

Microsoft offers keyboard with 128-bit encryption
Talk about a cool gadget, Microsoft has unveiled its new Wireless Desktop 2000, which consists of a mouse and keyboard combo for just $40. Best of all? The keyboard comes standard with 128-bit encryption.

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