News: Apps and Software
Friday, 25 Jan 2013
Microsoft has announced that the SkyDrive app from the Windows Store will start showing notifications on the live tile as you add new files to your SkyDrive. Hopefully, more features like offline sync for Windows RT will come soon.
Thursday, 24 Jan 2013
Despite raking up record revenue and profits in Q1 2013, Apple's share prices continue to fall.
Google has been adding offline capabilities to their web office suite, and the latest to get this much needed feature is Google Slides. Now users can create, edit and present Google Slides presentations without the need for an Internet connection.
Wednesday, 23 Jan 2013
Not only is Java notoriously insecure, it seems that Oracle is packing third-party apps to install alongside with Java and its updates. Ed Bott of Zdnet has unearthed that third-party software is always included with Java's automatic updater for Windows, specifically the Ask Toolbar and McAfee Security Scanner.
Cash-rich Microsoft is said to be in talks to help take Dell private, and might invest up to $3 billion to do so.
Tuesday, 22 Jan 2013
New Yahoo COO Henrique De Castro has hinted that the company will be focusing more on personalized content. This would help make Yahoo relevant again, and possibly turn it into a destination that users trust and return to.
Monday, 21 Jan 2013
Microsoft has just announced over a blog post, that the Windows 8 upgrade promotion will end on 31 January. By February, Windows 8 will cost significantly more than it does now.
Last week, Oracle released an out-of-band emergency update to address vulnerability issues in its Java software framework. However, its efforts seemed in vain as security researchers pointed out that new vulnerabilities had been found as the patch failed to address the root cause of the problem.
Thursday, 17 Jan 2013
Compatible with Windows 8 and the first to integrate a new Facebook Privacy Scan and Do Not Track, the new 2013 products offer improved performance and security through advanced antivirus and firewall capabilities.
Wednesday, 16 Jan 2013
Microsoft has announced that the New Office, Exchange 2013, Lync 2013, SharePoint 2013, Project 2013 and Visio 2013 are now available through Microsoft Volume Licensing for new and existing customers in Singapore to purchase.