News: Apps and Software
Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014
Google officially announced that Android is coming to wearables through Android Wear. Starting with smartwatches, Google is working with ASUS, HTC, LG, Motorola and Samsung to introduce more smartwatches powered by Android Wear later this year.
Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014
Microsoft is said to be holding a cloud and mobile-focused media event on March 27, with Office for iPad high on the agenda.
According to reports, Apple's long-rumored health and fitness app will soon become a reality and it will be able to track your and analyze a variety of activities and health parameters.
Monday, 17 Mar 2014
WeChat has released "WeChat for Mac" that's available in both English and Chinese for Mac OS X 10.7(Lion) and above. Also, the new Mon-mon sticker is now available for free on the WeChat Sticker Shop in Singapore.
Microsoft Ceases Support for Windows XP on 8 April, Launches Two Free Tools to Help Consumers Migrate
Microsoft is discontinuing support for the Windows XP OS and Office 2003 on 8 April 2014. Also, there will no more customer technical service assistance for Windows XP and Office 2003, which means that you will no longer receive the updates that help safeguard your PC from harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
Friday, 14 Mar 2014
Microsoft has announced an individual subscription plan for Microsoft Office 365. Named Office 365 Personal and coming in spring, it allows one PC or Mac and one tablet to be connected to Office 365, and is priced at US$6.99/month or US$69.99/year.
Google has massively slashed prices of its Google Drive monthly storage plans, with prices beginning from just US$1.99 for 100GB of monthly online cloud storage.
Thursday, 13 Mar 2014
An IT consultant claimed he has found a security flaw in the Android version of popular instant messaging software, WhatsApp. By using a malware with unrestricted access to the Android device's SD card, a hacker is able to extract WhatsApp private messages and upload them without the owner's knowledge.
Wednesday, 12 Mar 2014
Besides a revamped interface, Opera Mini 8 features an enhanced Speed Dial start page with redesigned tiles, improved savings reports, and the new night mode and private mode.
Thursday, 6 Mar 2014
Microsoft will be unveiling DirectX 12, its new game development API. It appears this development is Microsoft’s response to rival AMD’s Mantle API.