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Microsoft Office Now Banned By Chinese PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 03 July 2014 04:50

Microsoft Office Now Banned By Chinese

First it was Windows 8, and now it is Redmond’s biggest breadwinner. China has now banned the use of Office, in what is clearly a move to distance the country from Microsoft software. The news that the Chinese government had banned Windows 8 from government PCs shocked the world earlier this year, and now the central government and subordinate departments are said to be forbidding the use of the Microsoft Office suite of productivity applications. Reason cited is familiar enough — officials believe it contains spyware from the US government. Convenient, as far as reasons go, but very much unproven as of right now. This was first reported by CRI, with a reveal that government offices are now banning Office, and instead, the Chinese government plans to use internally developed software as a replacement for the popular productivity suite. China is a massive market for Microsoft, and the company has made some serious efforts in this part of the globe in terms of research and development...Want to know more visit windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
US Supreme Court Rejects Google's Street View Appeal PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 July 2014 08:16

google street view

The US Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear a Google challenge to a lawsuit that alleges the search giant spied on individuals by collecting personal information from private Wi-Fi networks while recording Street View data from its cars. Google is being accused of violating the US Wiretap Act and now faces a late 2015 trial. As is always the case in such refusals, the US Supreme Court did not comment on the ruling or explain its decision in any way. Privacy advocates began complaining about Street View and the weird Google cars driving around in their neighborhoods as soon as the service started, back in 2007. "You can see people in their yards and even in their homes," I wrote at the time. "You can see license plate numbers clearly. You can even see some Stanford co-eds sunbathing in bikinis if you're so inclined." Google said originally that it would remove any offending personal images upon request, but over time it moved to automatically blur faces, license plates and other incriminating imagery...For more you will need to stop by our forum.

 

 
Spell checker for IE PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 July 2014 17:05

Spell checker for IE

If you are looking for a handy and free spell checker to check spellings, when using Outlook and Internet Explorer on your Windows computer, then WinSpell is a suitable choice. WinSpell is a free spell checker that is made for Internet Explorer and Office Outlook. That means you can now check spellings while writing blogs, posting online comments while using IE on Windows 8. Generally, when we write online, especially when writing a blog or posting a comment using IE, we need to first type the content in Microsoft Word, in order to check spellings. But with WinSpell, you can do the check spelling while writing online; just like you are writing in a Word document. This free spell checker can be used for any online application that uses Windows spell check service. In addition to this, users can use WinSpell to check spellings in more than one language simultaneously. In order to do this, WinSpell combines the settings of Windows language and built-in Windows Spell checker. As a result, WinSpell can support any language that is supported by Windows spell checker...Learn more by visiting our forum.

 

 
Microsoft halts Patch Tuesday email notifications PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 29 June 2014 08:03

Microsoft halts Patch Tuesday email notifications

Microsoft will no longer send security bulletins, security advisories and security bulletin revisions to people via emails. The software giant has notified users, those that have subscribed to security updates, that the company will no longer push such updates to their email inboxes. While we are yet to learn the reason behind this unexpected change, WindowsITPro assumes that it is because of the regulation in Canada's Anti-Spam Law which comes into effect on July 1st, 2014. The software company advises users to either subscribe to the RSS feed of the security webpage or visit the website to keep getting the security alerts. As the email notes, the company is “suspending” the use of emails as a delivery mechanism for sending its security updates to people. It hints that Microsoft might resume the service at a later point. Several tech companies are trying to figure out how the ban on such emails will affect their businesses...We have the email Microsoft sent out posted on our forum.

 

 
Windows 8.1 Update 3 Delay PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 27 June 2014 06:51

Windows 8.1 Update 3 Delay

Microsoft is rumoured to be delaying the arrival of a start menu on Windows 8.1 with a third update due next year including the oft-requested feature and it will have a knock on effect on the release date of Windows 9 “Threshold”. Tom’s Hardware quotes unnamed sources that state a third refresh, unofficially called Windows 8.1 Update 3, will arrive in Spring 2015 and come with a start menu that was supposed to be included in the imminent Windows 8.1 Update 2. Spring 2015 was meant to see the release of Windows 9 “Threshold” and the same sources reported that it is being pushed back until Q2 or Q3 2015 as a result of the new Windows 8.1 update. Narrowing it down to certain months, it means that Update 3 gets an April 2015 release and Windows 9 will see the light of day in June 2015. When it comes to Update 2, prolific leaker WZOR reports that it will be delivered free of charge to Windows 8.1 Update 1 users and other Windows owners offered it at an “affordable price”...If you visit our forum I feel certain you will find more.

 

 

 
Secret Facebook Test PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 02 July 2014 08:04

Secret Facebook Test

For all its success in attracting over one billion users, Facebook is surprisingly tone deaf when it comes to meeting their expectations. And this week, public uproar over the social networking giant's policies reached a new apex when it was revealed that Facebook had secretly and without permission altered how the service worked for almost 700,000 members so it could psychologically gauge their reactions to overly positive and negative news. Facebook's response is about as clueless as the original secret study: It says that it has done no wrong and that users implicitly agreed to this kind of testing when they joined the service. "The reason we did this research is because we care about the emotional impact of Facebook and the people that use our product," one of the study's co-authors explained in a hard-to-find Facebook post. "We were concerned that exposure to friends' negativity might lead people to avoid visiting Facebook. [But] we didn't clearly state our motivations."...Get to the bottom of this development at windows8newsinfo forum.

 

 
Download Surface Pro 3 Guides PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 30 June 2014 07:59

Download Surface Pro 3 Guides

Microsoft has made available for download, Surface Pro 3 User Guide and Surface Pro 3 Quick Start Guide, to help Surface 3 users quickly familiarize themselves with the new features that the device and the operating system has to offer. Surface Pro 3 has the ability to replace a laptop. It has so many features which are generally expected from a laptop. For starters, Surface Pro 3 has a 12-inch ClearType Full HD display, 4th-generation Intel Core processor and up to 8 GB of RAM. Its battery can last for nine hours while you are browsing the web. Read the detailed Surface Pro 3 specs here. The Surface Pro 3 User Guide is a detailed 102 page guide that covers all aspects of Surface Pro 3 tablets. It shows you how you can replace your Windows laptop with the Surface Pro 3 tablet and how you can, using it, connect to a broad variety of accessories, printers, and networks, run touch-friendly apps and Windows software. It covers all its features in details, the device specifications, how-to’s, troubleshooting steps and more...Learn more and download the guides from windows8newsinfo forum

 

 
Microsoft Research Develops An Indoor GPS PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 28 June 2014 06:55

Microsoft Research Develops An Indoor GPS

Amazing. But you know what would be even more amazing? Integrating something like this in smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches. Then again, since this is still in development phase, it probably will be a few more years before we see something like this in our gadgets and gizmos. But tests, Microsoft Research says, have proven to be rather effective. Of a total 31 locations, this indoor GPS technology proved effective in 20 of them, with a median error of less than 10 meters. Perfectly normal, as far as distances go.
Well more like an indoor positioning system, but you get the drift. Microsoft Research has been responsible for some of the most innovative new technologies, many of which are applied mainstream. The unit is very close to completing research of a groundbreaking technology that will certainly help people get around shopping malls, parking spaces and even large halls — as in a GPS system that works indoors, eliminating the need for a satellite signal...For more visit our forum.

 

 
Buy Windows 8.1 Update 2 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 26 June 2014 04:08
Buy Windows 8.1 Update 2
This was interesting when we first heard about it, it is still interesting now. According to reports, Microsoft is preparing a paid option for users that want to upgrade to Windows 8.1 Update 2. Last we heard, the company was contemplating offering this version to Windows 8 users with a small fee if they wanted to directly upgrade to the latest version of the operating system — without the hassle of first installing Windows 8.1 and then Windows 8.1 Update. The latest on the grapevine is that this continues to be the case right now. The core version of Windows 8 still has a rather large user base, and it seems that Microsoft is now ready to target this group of users with an offer to update. Good thing is that acquiring new license keys this way might also get them access to Windows 9, completely free of charge. While other users will have to purchase the new operating system when it launches in early 2015. Windows 8.1 Update 2 is expected to debut in August or September...Follow this development at windows8newsinfo forum.
 
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