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Thursday, 24 Jan 2013

Google Slides Gets Offline Feature

Google Slides Gets Offline Feature

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

Would You Like a Side of Junkware with Your Java?

Would You Like a Side of Junkware with Your Java?

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.

Microsoft Might Invest Up to $3 Billion to Help Take Dell Private

Microsoft Might Invest Up to $3 Billion to Help Take Dell Private

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

Yahoo to Focus on Personalized Content

Yahoo to Focus on Personalized Content

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

Windows 8 Price to Increase Significantly in February (Updated)

Windows 8 Price to Increase Significantly in February (Updated)

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.

Oracle's Latest Security Patch for Java Not 100% Foolproof

Oracle's Latest Security Patch for Java Not 100% Foolproof

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

Check Point ZoneAlarm 2013 Offers Comprehensive Privacy Protection

Check Point ZoneAlarm 2013 Offers Comprehensive Privacy Protection

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

The New Office Now Available for Microsoft's Enterprise Customers in Singapore

The New Office Now Available for Microsoft's Enterprise Customers in Singapore

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.

Thursday, 10 Jan 2013

Windows 8 Crosses 60 Million Mark, Sees Strong Consumer Momentum in Singapore

Windows 8 Crosses 60 Million Mark, Sees Strong Consumer Momentum in Singapore

At the 11th Annual J.P Morgan Tech Forum at CES 2013 yesterday, Microsoft announced that 60 million Windows 8 licenses have been sold to-date globally.

Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013

OLPCA Introduces Fourth Gen XO 4.0 Touch at CES 2013

OLPCA Introduces Fourth Gen XO 4.0 Touch at CES 2013

OLPCA (One Laptop per Child Association) has announced that it will introduce three new products at the CES 2013 including the XO Learning System, an Android compatible software suite for child-centric learning, and the fourth generation of its iconic green and white laptop XO 4.0 Touch.

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