Archive for February, 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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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8 series will be seeing updates in the future, unlike its Windows Phone 7 series that left many of its users stuck on outdated software.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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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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