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Monday, 8 Jul 2013

Microsoft Adds PDF Viewing to Word Web App; Excel Web App Now Supports Freeze Panes

Microsoft Adds PDF Viewing to Word Web App; Excel Web App Now Supports Freeze Panes

In an effort to give Office Web Apps users a comprehensive productivity experience, Microsoft will be adding many new features in the coming months. PDF viewing is now possible in the Word Web App, and Excel Web App now supports freeze panes and data validation.

Apple Patents Design for Flexible Batteries

Apple Patents Design for Flexible Batteries

Apple has just patented a design that explores the creation of a flexible battery, which suggests that the company could be developing products that would require batteries to take on an unusual shape.

Leaked Documents Reveal New Devices from HTC and Nokia

Leaked Documents Reveal New Devices from HTC and Nokia

Leaked documents from O2 Germany are the first evidence that HTC is preparing to launch a bigger and smaller variant of the One. In addition, two Nokia devices are also highlighted in the documents.

Friday, 5 Jul 2013

Leaked Roadmap Reveals Intel's 14nm Skylake Platform and Knights Landing Chip

Leaked Roadmap Reveals Intel's 14nm Skylake Platform and Knights Landing Chip

A leaked Intel Xeon roadmap slide reveals Intel's plans to release its 14nm Skylake platform, with support for PCIe Gen 4.0 and SATA Express. The brief performance specifications of the next generation Knights Landing chip were also unveiled.

Android Flaw Leaves 99% of Devices Vulnerable to Hackers

Android Flaw Leaves 99% of Devices Vulnerable to Hackers

Mobile security firm Bluebox stumbled upon a security flaw on Android where hackers can modify any app into a Trojan program to steal personal data or take control of the system.

Samsung Buys Streaming Entertainment Startup Boxee

Samsung Buys Streaming Entertainment Startup Boxee

Samsung has confirmed that it has acquired streaming media startup Boxee. The Korean company will use Boxee's technologies to further improve the user experience across its connected devices.

Thursday, 4 Jul 2013

Samsung to Unveil Advanced 4G Variant of Galaxy S4 (Updated)

Samsung to Unveil Advanced 4G Variant of Galaxy S4 (Updated)

J.K Shin, the co-CEO of Samsung told Reuters that the company is planning to launch an advanced 4G variant of the Galaxy S4, capable of delivering double the data speeds of existing 4G LTE technologies at up to 150Mbps.

Major Tech Companies, including Google, Facebook & Yahoo, Send Letter to MCI

Major Tech Companies, including Google, Facebook & Yahoo, Send Letter to MCI

The Asia Internet Coalition (AIC), a Hong Kong-based association formed by eBay, Facebook, Google, Salesforce and Yahoo, sent a letter in June to Singapore's Minister for Communications and Information (MCI) Yaacob Ibrahim on the new licensing framework for online news sites.

Executives in Olympus Fraud Case Receive Suspended Sentences

Executives in Olympus Fraud Case Receive Suspended Sentences

Three executives, including the former chairman of Olympus, have been found guilty of abetting a US$1.7 billion cover-up. All three will receive suspended sentences, which means they are likely to avoid prison.

Security Engineer Discovers Droid X2 is Silently Sending Passwords to Motorola

Security Engineer Discovers Droid X2 is Silently Sending Passwords to Motorola

Ben Lincoln, a security engineer, has discovered that his Motorola Droid X2 mobile phone has been silently transmitting his personal info to Motorola. Facebook, Twitter, Photobucket, Picasa and YouTube accounts' email addresses and passwords were sent to Motorola, as well photos that were uploaded.

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