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Microsoft begins Technical Preview of Office 15, goes public “this summer”

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The next version of Microsoft Office – dubbed Office 15 – has begun the Technical Preview stage of its development. This means a select number of users under non-disclosure agreements will be sending feedback on some of its new features and changes. Office 15 has been dubbed as the division’s most ambitious project, mainly because it will blur the lines of a physical and a web app. “With Office 15, […]

Open webOS announced by HP with September release date

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In December 2011 HP announced that webOS, the OS featured on their failed HP TouchPad and HP Veer and Pre3, would be open sourced. Well today HP has revealed a timeline of when developers and people who want the OS will be able to get their hands on it. By September, HP expects the entire project to be finished. Meanwhile, Enyo, a webOS application framework that made its debut with […]

Ubuntu TV Prototype revealed

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The new Ubuntu TV design concept, previously hinted via the Canonical blog and BBC News, has now been shown at their CES booth, the first time that Canonical has had a booth. As seen in the above screenshot, the smart television concept design is very Unity-esque, Unity being the new UI introduced with Ubuntu 11.04. But it’s still heavily customised to suit the TV format. Included is a movie, music […]

Canonical set to reveal an ‘Ubuntu Concept Design’ at CES keynote

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In an official blog post, Canonical, the owner of Ubuntu, has hinted at some interesting surprisings in store for their CES keynote. The mini CES announcement states that their keynote will have “the latest in Desktop, Cloud and demonstrations on Ubuntu One, plus an exclusive Ubuntu concept design which will be announced during the show.” Unfortunately we’re going to have to wait until the show before we see what it is, […]

Insync offers cheaper alternative to Dropbox

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Dropbox, the current leader in cloud file syncing, may finally have a worthy competitor in the form of insync, a new file syncing service which uses your pre-existing Google storage to keep you constantly hooked to the cloud. One of the big hurdles of keeping your files in sync using Google Docs when compared to Dropbox is the fact that you always have to use the online editor or be […]

webOS is officially in the process of being open sourced by HP

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It seems like forever but HP has finally decided the fate of webOS and the internet is blowing up with mixed reactions of the deal. The company, which only bought Palm and with it webOS in April 2010, has already thrown it into the too hard pile, even after spending US$1.2 billion on the acquisition. Instead of continuing to focus on webOS, HP has today announced plans to give it back […]

Windows Store coming to the Windows 8 Public Beta late February

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Microsoft definately hasn’t rested after the announcement of Windows 8 and the release of the Developer Preview, with the company revealing the Windows Store, which is an app store for Windows 8, along with a number of details and screenshots. From late February, developers will be able to submit apps which can be priced from US$1.49 all the way to US$999. While the apps start steeper than the App Store […]

Windows 8 Public Beta officially coming in February

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Yesterday Microsoft delivered the goods in regards to Windows 8 with news of their Application Store named Windows Store, coming in February. They also quietly announced a Public Beta for Windows 8. The Public Beta will come in February 2012 and after the Windows Developer Preview’s three million downloads, it looks like the Public Beta will be just as, if not more, popular. With a Beta coming so early into […]

ChromiumOS Lime can turn your netbook into an almost real Chromebook

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With Chrome OS’ voyage to Australia looking grim, Australian fans of the web-only OS might have to put on a braveface and start looking elsewhere. But if you still need to taste Chrome OS you might be in luck thanks to a new project from Liam McLoughlin, or as he’s known on the internet Hexxeh. The young developer has just released Chromium OS Lime, a customisation of the open source version […]

Microsoft celebrates the new version of….Firefox?

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What a fun world we live in. Whenever Firefox releases a major update to their browser, Microsoft sends them a lovely cake. It’s a funny and positive tradition and Firefox 5 is no exception to it. Mozilla’s VP of Engineering just tweeted a picture of their latest cake, which is a little smaller than they’re used to, probably because Firefox 5 is a little smaller than we’re used to. [blackbirdpie […]

MACDefender – The new hoax anti-virus for Mac

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This post has been updated with new information. You may have seen it on the internet or you may even have MACDefender on your computer right now. It’s a new trojan coming to a Mac near you. The trojan appears to be an anti-virus pretending to find viruses on your Mac. The solution to remove those “viruses”? Enter your credit card information, pay a huge fee and the viruses will […]

Final Cut Pro X Available June

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Turn off the rumour mill: here are the facts about the new Final Cut Pro. Today the National Association Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas held some reserve time for a 7PM (local time) presentation from Apple to unveil its new Final Cut Pro software, dubbed: Final Cut Pro X (10). The cost? $299USD (or about 284.789028 Australian Dollars). Yes, thats right. Its just $299 for the full package, no more Final […]

Windows App Store Leak

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Just leaked from Microsoft is a screenshot of the Windows App Store and it looks a lot like the Mac App Store. Including layout, icons and just the overall feel. As we know, Microsoft are fighting with Apple with the name “App Store” and Apple are fighting with Amazon for “App Store”. So the name “App Store” might change soon if Apple get’s their way. So what do you think? […]

iOS 4.3.1 – What’s New

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That’s right iOS lovers: Apple has released yet another update to iOS – in this case 4.3.1. The incremental update is a bug fixing update. It currently supports iPad 1, 2, iPhone 4 (GSM), iPhone 3GS and 4th-3rd Gen iPod Touch. Release notes include: This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including: – Fixes an occasional graphics glitch on iPod touch (4th generation) – Resolves bugs related to activating […]

Mac OS 10.6.7 and AppleTV 4.2.1

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Its update time! The folks at the Infinite Loop have released some software this week including: Mac OS X 10.6.7 Improve the reliability of Back to My Mac. Resolve an issue when transferring files to certain SMB servers. Address various minor Mac App Store issues.   AppleTV 4.2.1 (2nd Generation) Displays: Addressed issues that may cause screens to flicker or display incorrect color on older TVs. Wake from sleep: Addressed […]