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Office 365 Personal now available for $7 p/m

Published by on Apr 16th, 2014, No Comments

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Microsoft has announced that their leaner version of the subscription based Office 365 is now available for $7 per month or $70 per year.

The new package lets you use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher and Access on one Mac or Windows computer and one tablet. There is also the possibility of mobile access. This comes in the form of Android, iOS and Windows Phone platforms. (more…)

HeartBleed bug: The Internet’s enemy

Published by on Apr 10th, 2014, No Comments

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Over the course of the Internet’s existence, there have been many a bug that threatens to disrupt the world wide web. Some are more powerful than others – and unlucky for us, an extremely powerful and destructive bug has been disclosed this week.

By now, you may of heard of the HeartBleed bug. This bug affects security on the Internet, essentially making all of your private passwords, usernames and other personal information vulnerable to attack.

While the bug has actually been active for two years, it was only disclosed to the public on Monday night.

The HeartBleed bug is a bug on the very popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. It is able to scrape an entire server’s memory where private and sensitive user data is stored such as passwords and usernames.  (more…)

Samsung Gear Fit is now even better

Published by on Apr 10th, 2014, No Comments

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The Samsung Gear Fit is easily the most eye-catching of Samsung’s latest batch of wearables, and also its most innovative product in a very long time.

There was only one problem we could see from the Mobile World Congress launch event and hands-on – the orientation of the software. It was only usable in landscape mode, which could be quite uncomfortable to use. It has now received a software fix which means it is also usable in portrait mode. (more…)

Windows XP support officially dead, but 25% of PCs still run it

Published by on Apr 9th, 2014, 1 Comment

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How long until an operating system ages beyond all hope? Well, according to Microsoft, it is 12 years. That is how long Windows XP has been around, and support for the grandpa of the Microsoft shed has officially been retired. That’s right, the age of XP is officially over, folks.

That means no more security updates and no more customer service calls. The only people who will still be getting support (and at great extra costs) are governments and large corporations. It will offer critical patches and support, but nothing more. (more…)

Apple may be planning to take Siri offline

Published by on Apr 8th, 2014, No Comments

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Big tech acquisitions seem to be dime a dozen these days, and Apple has made another interesting one. Apple acquired an automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology company called Novauris Technologies. The company has historical ties to the core technology and patents behind Siri. (more…)

Windows Phone coming to cars with co-pilot Cortana

Published by on Apr 7th, 2014, No Comments

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Major moves from Google and Apple to bring their software to the automobile industry has inevitably led to Microsoft also having to push in that direction. Windows have no equivalent to Apple’s CarPlay at the moment, but that might change real soon.

In a presentation at the Build conference, the software giant showed off Windows in the Car. It is still a conceptual platform, but with massive potential it seems. It would adapt Windows Phone’s apps and basic functions to in-vehicle interfaces. (more…)

Microsoft announces Windows Phone 8.1

Published by on Apr 3rd, 2014, 1 Comment

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Microsoft’s annual Build conference is underway and have wasted no time talking about some big announcements. The first major announcement is that of Windows Phone 8.1, of course.

With Windows Phone 8.1 will come a couple of new hardware partners, namely Micromax and Prestigio. They aren’t that well known to the most of us, but are already hard at work on some prototype devices that will launch soon.

There are some interesting new features of the mobile OS show off by Joe Belfoire, the first being the Action Centre. It behaves very much like notification centres we’ve seen on other operating systems and it was sorely needed in Microsoft’s offering. The lock screen is now also fully customisable for third-party alternatives. (more…)

‘Search nearby’ comes back to Google Maps

Published by on Apr 2nd, 2014, No Comments

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Last month I tried to use the very handy ‘search nearby’ command in Google Maps just to find that it doesn’t work anymore. It turned out this was because of Google Maps being completely redesigned. Luckily, that great feature is now back and works in the new design of Maps. (more…)

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