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  • News: Outlook 15 Gets Ready for Touch Tablets

    The next version of Outlook, part of Office 15, is all about touch and unification with other Microsoft products including native Hotmail and social networking integration, a new feature called Peek, a Windows Phone-style "People" menu, and touch optimization. That's my takeaway from Paul Thurrott's look at the Outlook 15 preview, as part of the Windows-focused blogger's sneak peek at the next version of Microsoft Office. While Outlook 15 is still a traditional desktop app, several changes appear to be preparing the way for users to access the program on a touch tablet.

  • News: What to do when Windows Explorer doesn't refresh

    Since the Vista era, Windows users have been suffering from one of the most annoying bugs in the history of Windows bugs. It's no bluescreen, it's no random driver freeze -- at least those always have a clear solution. It's a bug in Windows Explorer that prevents files and folders from properly updating until you perform a manual refresh. And it apparently has several solutions and workarounds but no concrete fix by Microsoft -- not for Windows Vista, Windows 7 (SP1) and not for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. It's still there. These are the symptoms:

  • News: Fujitsu tech can tell when you're stressed on the phone, vulnerable to scams

    Japanese technology giant Fujitsu said it has developed a system that can determine when someone is being targeted by a phone scam.

  • News: Cisco offers virtualized video surveillance

    Cisco today announced a virtualized version of its Video Surveillance software for use on its Unified Computing System platform for enterprise- or government-operated video-camera deployments.

  • News: Browser survey puts Chrome in first place -- for just one day

    Google's Chrome browser overtook Microsoft's Internet Explorer, all versions combined, to become the number one browser for a single day last weekend, according to figures from website analytics company StatCounter.

  • News: GAME files for administration

    GAME Group, which sells computer video games and consoles, has filed for administration.

  • News: Microsoft unveils localized Windows Phone 7.5 for China

    Microsoft unveiled its localized Windows Phone 7.5 operating system for China on Wednesday, as the company's partners prepare to bring the mobile OS to the country for the first time.

  • News: JP Morgan goes live with LSE-hosted trade messaging platform

    JP Morgan has gone live with a London Stock Exchange-hosted communications platform that is designed to increase operational efficiency and fully meet compliance demands.

  • News: Rolls-Royce revs up retuned vendor strategy

    Rolls-Royce has replaced HP as its single outsourcer, appointing Capgemini to lead a new multi-vendor strategy.

  • News: Quantum unveils enterprise-class cloud backup services

    Quantum has partnered with Xerox, which is using two new products for a cloud-based backup service.

  • News: Venmo aims to make mobile payments social

    Venmo, a venture-funded East Coast startup, Tuesday publicly launched a person-to-person payment app that emphasizes sharing payments on social networks.

  • News: How Soon Will Your Mobile Video Chat Be Fantastic?

    Once cameras became standard equipment on mobile phones, it was only a matter of time before vendors realized that the foundation was there for using image-capture technology to transmit video. It's actually possible that by the time we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the AT&T picture phone shown at the 1964 New York World's Fair, video chat may even be commonplace.

  • News: Oracle net income rises 18 percent, but hardware sales slump

    Oracle on Tuesday said third-quarter net income rose 18 percent to US$2.5 billion, while revenues grew 3 percent to $9 billion. However, hardware systems revenues sagged 16 percent to $869 million.

  • News: Sonos releases new desktop controller for Mac

    Sonos, maker of multiroom wireless home speaker systems like the Multi-Room Music System 2.7 and the Play:3, released the latest version of its Mac Controller app on Tuesday. The Controller app, which allows users to remotely control their Sonos speaker system, recieved updates that include a sleeker look and improvements to search, streaming, and volume control.

  • News: Oracle net income rises 18 percent, but hardware sales slump

    Oracle on Tuesday said third-quarter net income rose 18 percent to US$2.5 billion, while revenues grew 3 percent to $9 billion. However, hardware systems revenues sagged 16 percent to $869 million.

  • News: Microsoft says SharePoint isn't late to enterprise social networking

    Although enterprise social networking (ESN) products that replicate Facebook-like and Twitter-like functionality for workplaces have been around for about five years, Microsoft sees a big opportunity in that market, to which some feel the maker of Windows and Office has been slow to respond.

  • News: Analyst: One in 10 tablets sold has a cellular connection

    It's clear that people are willing to pay for new tablets, but it's also clear that they aren't yet ready to take on the fee for cellular connectivity to it, according to an analyst.

  • News: ClearStory to launch big data service for business users

    Startup ClearStory Data came out of stealth mode Monday and said it will soon launch a sophisticated data analytics service for business users.

  • News: Intuit wants suit over 'predatory' TurboTax fee tossed

    Intuit this week asked a court to throw out a class action lawsuit brought by two US taxpayers who claim their use of the TurboTax Online tax-preparation service resulted in a usurious and "predatory" fee.

  • News: Nokia Patents Vibrating Smart Tattoos

    Our bodies may some day become extensions for smartphones and other devices, if a new Nokia patent is any indication.

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