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How software may change after the Oracle v. Google decision

In the dramatic close to over a decade of deliberation, the US Supreme Court decided copying some source code is fair use, if it makes a software interface work properly on a different platform. Did justices leave any ambiguity as to what that means in the long run? Because if they did, posits ZDNet’s Scott Fulton, they may have left open a major vulnerability in the nation’s copyright system – one that developers here and abroad could be eager to exploit. Read more: https://zd.net/3wPExhR

April 12, 2021 by

Office 2013: a pleasant surprise

Office 2013: a pleasant surprise

After a week of using Office 2013 we're pleasantly surprised. The changes Microsoft has made to support Windows 8 — and specifically Windows 8 tablets — are logical, and they work well with more traditional ways of using Office.

July 16, 2012 by

Windows Intune 3.0: Preview

Windows Intune 3.0: Preview

Version 3.0 of Microsoft's cloud-hosted management platform is now available, adding support for mobile devices — including iPhones, iPads and Android.

July 12, 2012 by

SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 supports everything from departmental servers to large-scale enterprise clouds. With Hadoop integration imminent there's much to be said for upgrading — if only to prepare your datacentre for big-data private clouds. Just keep an eye out for the effect of per-core licensing on your costs.

April 16, 2012 by

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6

CorelDRAW Graphics Suite X6

The latest update to Corel's venerable vector drawing package brings several overdue features, does some catching up with Adobe and adds useful new tools for working with vectors. It all adds up to a powerful but still-challenging graphics suite.

April 2, 2012 by

LibreOffice 3.5

LibreOffice 3.5

LibreOffice continues to improve, but it's still playing catch-up to Microsoft Office, and there's no sign of a vision that would make it a significant competitor on anything but price.

February 21, 2012 by