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In an effort to protect customers from pirated software (and protect the company's bottom line) Microsoft has announced that it is to expand Office Genuine Advantage and Software Protection Platform.
Microsoft is expected to unveil the Office 2010 suite at the Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans this evening, but apparently someone forgot to tell the web developers.
While Apple enjoys having billions in the bank, some iPhone developers are having a hard time getting paid
While it seems that Apple is having no problems whatsoever selling iPhone apps in the App Store, and taking money for them, the Cupertino giant is slow in passing on the developer's share of the take.
Something unexpected has happened. My iPad and iPhone have replaced my notebook PC as my desktop PC away from my desktop PC. Has this happened because the iPhone and iPad are the perfect business tools? No, it's happened thanks to the fantastic ecosystem of apps and services that have sprung up around these devices.
The problem started a few weeks ago. I installed IE9 onto a system running Outlook 2007 and almost immediately noticed that Outlook started randomly crashing. I half-heartedly carried out some investigation and found that Outlook also crashed when I accessed Trust Center. This wasn't my main system and the crash was intermittent enough for me to decide to 'leave the problem for another day.'
MacRumors has an email purporting to be from Apple CEO Steve Jobs. In the alleged email, Jobs dismisses the whole issue in three sentences.
Microsoft has a long-established practice of disarming competition by not acknowledging it, because acknowledging the competition gives it power. Well, the Redmond giant has changed stance when it comes to OpenOffice and launched a video attack on the free alternative to the Office software suite.
Following the release of the beta 10 of Firefox 4, we were expecting one more beta before hitting the Release Candidate (RC) stage, but bugs, including one related to the Microsoft Hotmail service, it seems that we are going to be treated to at least two more betas.
One thing that's become clear to me from comments and emails that I receive is that readers want me to strike a balance between high-end stuff and the more affordable lower-end solutions. Today I'm going to outline a high-quality yet affordable PC that's up to the job of handling Blu-ray.