Archive for Feb 27, 2013

Microsoft releases new Office 365 packages for businesses

Microsoft releases new Office 365 packages for businesses

Microsoft has released a new update for its subscription-based Office program, Office 365, that provides new options geared for business users. There is the new Office 365 Small Business Premium that's geared towards businesses with about 1 to 10 employees, Office 365 Midsize Business, which is geared towards businesses with 10 to 250 employees, and Office 365 ProPlus, which is included in both the Small Business Premium and Midsize Business package, but is geared towards users who want Office on the go.

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Facebook reportedly announcing Microsoft Atlas acquisition tomorrow

Facebook reportedly announcing Microsoft Atlas acquisition tomorrow

Back in December, we heard chirps that Facebook was interested in purchasing Microsoft's Atlas ad server, but since then we haven't heard much about the deal. However, it's said that Facebook may announce tomorrow their official plans of purchasing Microsoft's Atlas ad server from the Redmond-based company.

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Apple’s “spaceship” campus planned for 2016 grand opening

Apple’s “spaceship” campus planned for 2016 grand opening

Apple's new "spaceship" campus is planned to finally open its doors sometime in 2016, according to CEO Tim Cook who discussed the new headquarters during a shareholders meeting today. Cook expects to break ground on the new campus sometime later this year, but says that the company is still in talks with the city to gain approval for the project.

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Windows Phone 8 will be upgradeable

Windows Phone 8 will be upgradeable

Microsoft has stated that its Windows Phone 8 series will be seeing updates in the future, unlike its Windows Phone 7 series that left many of its users stuck on outdated software. Greg Sullivan, a senior marketing manager at Microsoft, stated "We're going to have an upgrade path going forward. Windows Phone 8 can evolve. We have an architecture that enables portability and is fundamentally hardware independent."

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Microsoft could make $2.5B by releasing Office on iPad

Microsoft could make $2.5B by releasing Office on iPad

According to Adam Holt, an analyst at Morgan Stanley, Microsoft could make an estimated $2.5 billion if it releases its Microsoft Office software on iPad. This, however, doesn't include the commission Apple would take from the sales of the Office apps in its App Store. When asked if Microsoft Office would be coming to the iPad, Kurt DelBene, head of the Microsoft Office unit, was a bit evasive.

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Google Glass eBay listing reaches almost $16k before being pulled

Google Glass eBay listing reaches almost $16k before being pulled

Google Glasses are a hot commodity, and there's no doubt as to why. The $1,500 pair of glasses that will be shipping out to developers soon is one of Google's greatest undertakings, and users want in on the fun. So much, in fact, that people are willing to spend almost $16,000 to own a pair of Google Glasses before the general public gets them.

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Satechi introduces Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Trigger for Canon cameras

Satechi introduces Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Trigger for Canon cameras

Satechi has announced the BT Smart Trigger for Canon DSLR cameras. It's essentially a wireless shutter trigger that you can control from an iOS device, and it utilizes the latest Bluetooth 4.0 as the wireless protocol, ensuring that you have a solid and fast wireless connection at all times, with a max range of 50 feet.

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MiniDuke virus attacks government institutions all around the world

MiniDuke virus attacks government institutions all around the world

It looks like this just isn’t Adobe’s week. A new virus, called MiniDuke, has been attacking government institutions all around Europe and the United States using a security exploit in the Adobe Reader program. The virus is sent around as a very credible looking PDF file. The file carries information about a human rights seminar (ASEM), Ukraine’s foreign policy, and NATO membership plans. But while the information might seem credible on the surface, it secretly uploads malware onto the computer and disguises itself from various anti-malware, anti-virus, and other cyber-security programs.

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LG’s “world’s smallest” wireless charger hands-on

LG’s “world’s smallest” wireless charger hands-on

LG announced what they call the "world's smallest" wireless charger for smartphones here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. We ended up getting a peak at the new accessory just to see how small it really is. The result? It's not necessarily tiny by any means, but it does shave off a few centimeters compared to other wireless charging devices.

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IK Multimedia launches AmpliTube Orange software for Mac and PC

IK Multimedia launches AmpliTube Orange software for Mac and PC

IK Multimedia, a company that specializes in guitar and music software, has just launched a new piece of software for both OS X and Windows computers that emulates the style and sound of 17 different Orange amplifiers and cabinets. It's called AmpliTube Orange, and it's available now for the price of $99.

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Apple’s Passbook ticketing expanding to 14 MLB teams this year

Apple’s Passbook ticketing expanding to 14 MLB teams this year

Back in September, four MLB teams announced that they would be adding support for Apple's Passbook in their ticketing system, and it looks like even more on climbing on board before the 2013 MLB season officially gets under way. Furthermore, the MLB says that three more MLB teams will support Passbook later on, but those stadiums are not yet ready to announce it.

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Amazon optimizes Cloud Player for iPad, warns users of Kindle iOS update

Amazon optimizes Cloud Player for iPad, warns users of Kindle iOS update

Amazon has pushed out a couple of updates to its mobile apps today, one of which is a native, optimized version of Cloud Player on the iPad that comes with a new look and a new setting to adjust cache size. Furthermore, the company pushed out an update for the Kindle iOS app, but due to ebooks being deleted upon updating the app, Amazon is warning users not to update.

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