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Apple to challenge Google Now with upcoming “Proactive” software

Published by on May 28th, 2015, 1 Comment

Proactive1Although Apple is seen as a very innovative company, their main strength lies in taking existing technology (or products) and making them better than anyone else. Apple is reportedly looking to expand beyond Siri with a Google Now competitor code-named “Proactive,” and it could debut on iOS 9.

According to a report published on 9to5Mac Apple has been working on perfecting the integrated piece of software (not an app) for a couple of years now and it could make its debut at Apple’s WWDC 2015 conference, which kicks off June 8. (more…)

The first car with Android Auto launches – and it’s a Hyundai (video)

Published by on May 27th, 2015, No Comments

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Even though Google announced Android Auto quite some time ago, it has taken a while to bring it to market. It seems the world isn’t ready for cars truly integrated with the mobile world, as Apple’s CarPlay is taking longer than expected as well.

That begin said, Hyundai has just made it official that it will be the first automaker to launch the service on its 2015 vehicles, and the new 2015 Hyundai Sonata will be the first model to include it. Owners of existing models will also be able to get the service through the Hyundai online service software update. (more…)

New Nexus details emerge ahead of Google I/O

Published by on May 26th, 2015, 2 Comments

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With Google I/O around the corner anything that has to do with Google is taking centre stage. The Nexus line will be refreshed in the latter part of the year, but we’ll receive no news from Google at the conference regarding the hardware. Rather, it seems they will share some interesting news regarding its software policies.

According to reports, Google intends to use the update’s release to set up an official policy for how long Nexus devices are entitled to updates. This is regardless of the manufacturer or form factor. (more…)

Microsoft releases Office 2016 Preview

Published by on May 5th, 2015, No Comments

Office20162015 will be a big year for Microsoft. This statement has been reiterated within most presentations at the company’s annual Build developers conference. They have been working hard to gain customer feedback for all major products that are scheduled for a launch later this year.

Microsoft has already pushed Windows 10 technical previews alongside the Windows 10 mobile previews over the past couple of months. Now its time for another major Microsoft service to show us what it has up its sleeve… (more…)

Microsoft ending support for Windows Server 2003

Published by on Apr 15th, 2015, No Comments

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Still running Windows Server 2003? In case you haven’t heard, Microsoft has announced that the end of life (EOL) for Windows Server 2003 is July 14, 2015.

If you’re wondering what this means for you, it comes down to this – there will be no patches or security updates, putting your applications and business at risk. New threats won’t be addressed and your WS2003 systems will become a security risk and compliance nightmare.

See the full explanation from Microsoft below: (more…)

Apple releases iOS 8.3 with many improvements

Published by on Apr 9th, 2015, No Comments

iOS 8.3The new iOS 8.3 update has a few firsts for Apple. Not only is it the biggest “small” update ever to be released but it is the first time that normal users could form part of the beta testing phase, which is usually reserved for software developers.

There has been a lot more info around the improvements because of this “open” testing cycle, but now we can confirm that iOS 8.3 has been officially released and will be available to all users through the course of the day. Here is a breakdown of the new stuff… (more…)

iOS 8.3 betas continue to reveal new features

Published by on Mar 25th, 2015, No Comments

22246Apple has upset the apple cart a bit with their upcoming iOS update. The tech giant surprised the world by giving users public betas for iOS with the launch of iOS 8.3 beta. What’s more is that the next iOS update won’t be a dot-equivalent update (few bug fixes) but a much more substantial update.

The initial beta release only revealed some small updates, but the newest available beta proves that it was all just the tip of the ice berg. (more…)

Top 5: Free Android Antivirus Apps

Published by on Mar 10th, 2015, No Comments

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Many people don’t care about security and viruses hitting their beloved smartphone, because they reckon they can simply factory reset the device and all will be well. That is not always the case, though, and there are masses of malicious software out there that can find a home in your phone.

We think security on your phone is important, and to that end, here are our picks for the top free antivirus applications on Android. (more…)

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