Tag: Australia

28
Jul

Microsoft acquires Yammer for 1.2 billion; what’s coming next?

After a long period of speculation, Microsoft has finally committed 1.2 billion dollars to acquire Yammer, a social network service enterprise for businesses in USA, UK and Canada. This is indeed a great deal for Yammer which was just launched in 2008 and has around 4 to 5 million users.  However, it is actually the…

27
Jul

Taming the Lion, no Mountain Lion – Mac Users Rejoice

From Lion to Mountain Lion  Using a Mac does have its frustrating moments. None was as frustrating as Apple Lion, though. Recently the company has upgraded to Mountain Lion, but Lion was the operating system that led to around 50% of all Mac users holding off on the update and instead sticking with to Snow…

27
Jul

Virus Outbreak Alert: Twitter “It’s You On Photo?”

Blackhole malware attack spreading on Twitter using “It’s you on photo?” disguise Thanks Graham Cluley at Naked Security If you are a Twitter user please be very cautious of clicking on links that claim you are pictured in an online photo. Malicious links are being spammed out, pointing to Russian webpages that ultimately attempt to infect your…

25
Jul

Microsoft Acquires Perceptive Pixel

Besides announcing the release of the customer preview of Microsoft Office during the Microsoft Worldwide Partnership Conference in Toronto in July 2012, CEO Steve Ballmer announced Microsoft’s acquisition of Perceptive Pixel. According to Perceptive Pixel’s website, “Microsoft will continue to manufacture Perceptive Pixel’s high performance touch screens, and the Perceptive Pixel team will become part…

24
Jul

Microsoft Office on over 1 Billion computers

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, from July 8-12, 2012, was an exciting event for both Microsoft and its partners. It gave Microsoft a chance to make many announcements, some of which Microsoft partners have eagerly anticipated. It also gave partners a chance to talk with Microsoft representatives, who they might not otherwise have access to,…

23
Jul

The Best Photo Editing Software For Small Business

Whether you love or hate taking photos, you probably don’t care too much for the photo-editing process regardless of what kind of computer you edit them on. Terry Lane, in his article for the Sydney Morning Herald, reviewed what he thinks are the top photo-editing software programs available today. PhotoScape – PhotoScape is free to…

21
Jul

Understanding Autocomplete with Microsoft Excel

Thanks to Allen Wyatt. Excel includes a handy time-saving feature called AutoComplete. This feature can save you time when you are entering lots of similar information in a column. You may already have noticed this feature before—when you start to type something in a cell, Excel tries to guess what you are typing and shows a…

20
Jul

Formspring Data Breach Forces Reset of 420,000 Passwords

On July 10, 2012, Formspring founder Ade Olonoh published a post on the social network’s blog alerting customers to a breach in the company’s system and that some users’ passwords may have been accessed. Approximately 420,000 “password hashes” were posted to a security forum, though without usernames or any other information that would indicate who…

18
Jul

Windows 8 Finally Has an Official Release Date

Barring anything unforeseen, Microsoft will release Windows 8 to market on October 26, 2012. The operating system will be pre-installed on the latest desktops, laptops and tablets. The Windows RT-based Surface tablets will also be available for purchase. Microsoft shared this exciting news at the Microsoft Global Exchange Conference in Atlanta on July 18, 2012….

17
Jul

Malware in Apple’s App Store Targets Users’ Contact Lists

If only there were an app for blocking malware, viruses and other hacking tools, using the Internet and downloading data would be a lot less scary. One recent threat targeted the contact lists of people who download a particular app from Apple’s App Store or Google’s Adroid Market. The app in question is called “Find…

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