Photos: Windows 8, Apple iCloud, Nokia N9, tablets and space exploration

Photos: Windows 8, Apple iCloud, Nokia N9, tablets and space exploration

Summary: Photos of the month - June 2011

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  • Microsoft Office 365

    Windows 8 wasn't the only Microsoft news in town last month. June also marked the official launch of Office 365, Microsoft's cloud version of its office productivity suite.

    After being made available as a public beta this April, Microsoft announced on 28 June that Office 365 is on general release.

    Among the features Office 365 offers is the ability to create a public-facing website with hundreds of different themes.

    To see what else the cloud suite can do, see Office 365 - Microsoft's cloud suite finally in the wild.

    Image: Microsoft/Jason Parker/CNET

  • Apple iOS 5 Notification Centre

    And it wasn't just Microsoft announcing new offerings in June. At Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), held last month, the Mac maker took the wraps off a number of products including the latest version of the operating system for the iPad, iPhone and iPod, known as iOS 5.

    Among the features new to the OS in its fifth iteration is Notification Center, a hub for notifications - such as missed calls and text messages - on the device. Users can also see a rundown of all their messages on the lock screen, including missed calls and app updates.

    To see what other features have made it into iOS 5, check out Apple's fresh OS for iPhone and iPad - iOS 5.

    Photo: Apple

  • Apple iCloud launched by Steve Jobs

    Also unveiled at Apple's WWDC was iCloud, Apple's cloud services offering for remotely storing and updating content across multiple Apple devices - iPhone, iPad and iPod touch - as well as Mac and PC desktops.

    iCloud will take over the syncing of mail, contacts and calendars over multiple iOS devices, as well as ensuring content bought from Apple - books or music, for example - on one device is automatically pushed out to others.

    For more, see Apple iCloud - the services, the features and what you get for free.

    Photo: Donald Bell/CNET

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