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  • News: UK gets its own version of English in Windows 8

    Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system will have the U.K. version of English as a display language option, to address customers in that country, and some other countries like South Africa, India, Ireland, and Australia that use the version of the language.

  • Opinion: Thunderbird Tips: IMAP Subscriptions, Email Replies

    Recently I shared a Thunderbird tip on how to mark a message as read when you reply. See, I'm test-driving Thunderbird as a potential replacement for Microsoft Outlook. It's getting the job done, but I occasionally find myself grumbling about settings that should be easy to find--but aren't.

  • News: Wi-Fi Passpoint standard could end hotspot sign-on hassles

    The Wi-Fi Alliance will launch a program to simplify the use of Wi-Fi hotspots in July, making it easier for both users and mobile operators to get off strained cellular networks.

  • News: Teradata partners with Hortonworks on Hadoop

    Growing enterprise interest in Big Data analytics is beginning to drive partnerships between vendors of traditional relational database management technologies and purveyors of Apache Hadoop.

  • News: Remains of the Day: Fishy business

    Microsoft dips its toes in the coy pond over a supposed iOS version of Office, a roundup of uninteresting iPad 3 rumors flounders, and Apple may be swimming upstream in its Chinese trademark case. Give a man the remainders for Tuesday, February 21, 2012 and he'll read for a day--teach a man the remainders for...yeah, I don't know where I'm going with that one.

  • News: Microsoft Office to Become Available on Apple's iPad? Don't Believe the Hype

    Microsoft now denies it will release Microsoft Office for the Apple iPad, despite a recent screenshot and report from The Daily.

  • News: Sandbox deadline delayed yet again to June 1

    Apple told Mac developers Tuesday that it would be once again extending the sandboxing deadline for all App Store apps, this time to June 1. Additionally, Apple has confirmed that apps may remain on the App Store without sandboxing after this deadline, but developers may only submit bug fix updates for them.

  • News: Office on iPad a 'tough decision' for Microsoft, says analyst

    Renewed rumors that Microsoft will publish iPad editions of some of its Office applications surfaced today, with one analyst calling the move a tough decision.

  • Opinion: Bejeweled 2: The Game You Know and Love Comes to Android

    I could start off by saying that Bejeweled 2 is a match-three game--but really, Bejeweled 2 is the match-three game.

  • News: Three Cool Ways You'll Benefit from SkyDrive in Windows 8

    Though Dropbox is more popular with over 45 million users, with 17 million users, Microsoft’s SkyDrive is a strong competitor. SkyDrive’s most desired feature has been 25GB of free space, much larger than that of most rivals. On Monday, Microsoft revealed its desire to be the "world’s hard drive", integrating SkyDrive with Windows 8 to make it easier to access your data from any device.

  • News: Oracle again waives extended support fees for E-Business Suite

    Oracle has given customers running version 12.0 of its E-Business Suite software a reprieve from extended support fees, which would have kicked in this month, increasing the maintenance payments they were already making.

  • Opinion: Three Ways I Want Apple to Improve iTunes

    I don't know about you, but the iTunes Store is feeling a bit staid lately, especially considering the competition that's been ramping up since Apple's last update to the store three years ago. No one, but Apple, knows when the next iTunes Store update will be rolled out for sure. But grumblings of an overhaul have started over at the site 9 to 5 Mac. It is reporting Apple will revamp the iTunes and App Stores later this year.

  • News: Google, Microsoft butt heads over IE privacy skirting

    Google has countered Microsoft's contention that it's skirting Internet Explorer's privacy protection, saying it's 'impractical' to comply with IE's rules.

  • News: European Commission launches consultation into e-interoperability

    The European Commission (EC) has launched a one month public consultation into the problem of incompatible vocabularies used by developers of public administration IT systems.

  • News: F5 Networks focuses on alliances with mobile-device management vendors

    F5 Networks says it has entered into technology-alliance agreements with several mobile-device management (MDM) vendors in order to optimize use of F5 Technologies remote-access software with MDM software used to manage smartphones and tablets.

  • News: Ubuntu Android add-on designed to replace PCs

    Canonical has unveiled software that will give Android smartphones the ability to run full desktop computer sessions on computer monitors and television sets.

  • News: Ubuntu for Android Will Bring the Desktop to Your Phone

    It's long been known that Canonical has set its sights on mobile devices as the next destination for its popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, and on Tuesday the company took the next big step in that direction by announcing Ubuntu for Android.

  • News: Microsoft to tightly integrate Windows 8 and SkyDrive

    Microsoft will extend SkyDrive from being an online file storage service into what the company calls "a device cloud" that is closely integrated with Windows 8, the next version of the company's OS.

  • Opinion: Manage Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter With Sobees Desktop

    Folks who are unhappy with TweetDeck's decision to eliminate support for LinkedIn should take a look at Sobees Desktop. This slick-looking application offers an easy way to manage Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts. Still in beta, this "social media manager" still has some kinks to work out, but shows plenty of potential.

  • News: Microsoft Office for iPad Spotted in the Wild

    Microsoft could be weeks away from releasing a version of Office for the iPad including apps for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The purported iOS apps would have the ability to edit a file locally on your tablet or edit an online document from, presumably, SkyDrive, Microsoft's online file storage service. Rumblings about Microsoft producing an iPad version of its famous productivity suite have been circulating for months.

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