Tag: Computing

30
Jul

Microsoft Office 2013 Launched For Business To Try Out

Almost everything that Microsoft has released thus far in 2012 seems to revolve around the new Windows 8 operating system. The new Surface table PC will give users an optimal Windows 8 experience. Internet Explorer 10 works best on Windows 8 enabled machines, etc. Now, there’s Microsoft Office 2013. On July 16, 2012, Microsoft CEO…

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…

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…

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….

16
Jul

Microsoft says Windows 8 will be out sometime in October

Those who have been wondering exactly when Microsoft would officially release its new Windows 8 operating system, the wait is over. According to the Huffington Post, Windows 8 will become available for purchase in October 2012. As many suspected, the timing is perfect for Christmas and other gift-giving holidays that fall around that time of…

13
Jul

Cisco plans upgrades of home WIFI networking routers

Following in the footsteps of Netgear and Buffalo Technology, Cisco’s Linksys home wireless networking routers have upgraded to 802.11ac equipment. The company has also enabled a cloud-based platform to facilitate configuration and control of its “Smart Wi-Fi Routers,” according to Network World. The new unit comes with two USB ports and four Gigabit Ethernet ports…

12
Jul

Warning From Microsoft – Windows 7 and Vista Sidebar Gadgets

Thanks for Sophos Naked Security for this head’s up Users of Windows Vista and Windows 7 have been advised to completely disable their Windows Sidebar and Gadgets, in response to what appears to be a serious security risk. The Windows Sidebar is a vertical bar that can appear at the side of your desktop, containing…

12
Jul

Facebook Opens App Centre to Canadian Users

In June 2012, Facebook introduced its App Centre in the United States. Since then, the company has been rolling out the App Centre to other countries such as Germany and the United Kingdom and – as of July 9, 2012 — Canada. According to a post on the company’s Developer Blog, Facebook decided to expand…

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