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Office for iPad: Big deal, or big yawn?

March 24th, 2014 · Comments Off

It looks like Microsoft Office really is coming to the Apple iPad. Well, actually, it will most likely be a version of Office 365, but why quibble? That’s great, right? At long last, the world’s most popular office suite will be available on the most popular tablet! Microsoft will get more customers, life will be […]

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Tags: Apple · Applications · Business · Infrastructure · Microsoft · Office Software · Tablet

Crash, bang, boom: Down go all the major browsers at Pwn2Own

March 14th, 2014 · Comments Off

If there was ever any doubt that security is a process and not a product, the results of HP Zero Day Initiative’s (ZDI) annual Pwn2Own hacking contest will lay those doubts to rest. All the major Web browsers—Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer (IE), and Safari—were cracked by the end of the two day competition. Crash, bang, […]

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Tags: Apple · Business · Google · HP · Microsoft · Mozilla · Network · Security · Web browser

Microsoft brings Office 365 data to Android apps

March 11th, 2014 · Comments Off

Just the other day, I gave five reasons why Microsoft should embrace Android for its smartphone operating system. Little did I know that on that same day Microsoft Open Technologies would open source the Office 365 Software Development Kit (SDK) for Android. With this SDK, developers will be able to let their Android applications access […]

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Tags: Applications · Business · Development · Infrastructure · Linux · Microsoft · Office Software · Open Source · Operating System · SmartPhone · Tablet

Five reasons Microsoft could become a top Android smartphone company

March 10th, 2014 · Comments Off

The audience and the judge have spoken in our recent Microsoft and Android debate and they agreed with me that Microsoft/Nokia making Android phones is a smart move. But, can Microsoft give Samsung a run for its money as a top Android company? I think Microsoft might have a real chance of doing just that. Five […]

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Tags: Business · Infrastructure · Linux · Microsoft · Operating System · SmartPhone · Windows

Browser trench warfare: Early 2014 report

March 7th, 2014 · Comments Off

As usual, NetMarketShare has Internet Explorer (IE) as the most popular Web browser with a global marketshare of 58.19 percent in February 2014. That represents a minute decrease from January’s 58.21 percent. Its rival Web browser measurement company, StatCounter, on the other hand, has Chrome as king of the world on the browser mountain with […]

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Tags: Apple · Business · Desktop · Google · Infrastructure · Microsoft · Mozilla · Network · Web browser