Microsoft released a pair of updates today for its Office for Mac suites – both Office for Mac 2008, and Office for Mac 2011. The updates address “critical security issues” within the suites, and also improve security overall. Notably, it even includes a fix for a particularly nasty bug that could allow an attacker to overwrite files on your Mac.
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For the second time in the space of a month, Apple has had to get out the chequebook and refund the parents of an eight year old boy. Theo Rowland-Fry racked up an in app spending bill of £980 in a Simpsons game for the iPad.
Twitter has been making a lot of positive pushes to improve their social network lately, with their most recent addition being the new Vine video sharing service. According to CNET, Vine is about to get some company – a new standalone app designed to help users discover and download music.
Steve Jobs life story is a remarkable one, so why not make a manga out of it. That’s exactly what Japanese artist Mari Yamazaki is planning, and the first illustration has already appeared online.
We reported last week that Staples would begin selling Apple accessories in its stores. Now there are indications that they’ll be selling a broader range of products, such as Macs, iPads, and iPhones.
Tickets for Google I/O went on sale today, only to sell out 50 minutes later, which is half as long as it took for Apple’s WWDC event.
Apple has been working away behind the scenes on its much maligned iOS Maps app. They’ve added flyover support for 15 new cities, updating 3D building rendering, turn-by-turn navigation, points of interest and other tweaks.
2013 will be the year that shipments of Android tablets surpass those of Apple’s iPad, says a new analysis from IDC.
In a surprising memo posted on Google’s blog, Google EO Larry Page has just announced that Andy Rubin has officially stepped down as head of Android operations. Rubin was a co-founder of the Android platform, and is widely considered to be the “father” of Android. He will be replaced by the current Senior VP of Chrome and Apps, Sundar Pichai.
iFixit has taken the Pebble smart watch apart, and while they say it’s nearly impossible to repair internally, it is built to last, with a battery that should be good for up to 10 years!
Adobe plans to end sales of the boxed versions of Creative Suite and Acrobat software. Several resellers have reported a cutoff date of May 1st for purchasing the boxed set of Adobe Creative Suite.
Samsung’s lead over Apple in the smartphone market was undoubtedly helped by the fact that Samsung spent more money than Apple did, reports The Wall Street Journal.
KGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo predicts Apple, in a move to diversify suppliers, will use manufacturing partner Pegatron to build a majority of the orders for their rumored low-cost iPhone, as well as more than half of all legacy iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S orders.
Increased efforts in India just might be paying off for Apple, as a new report shows the iPhone grabbing second place in their smartphone market, behind rival Samsung.
A video published on YouTube and later removed seems to promote Google Now for iOS, which would apparently come as an update to the Google Search app.
Apple updated their official Apple Store iOS app today, adding the ability to ship multiple items in an order to different addresses, as well as an improved way to check the available stock at the Apple Retail Store.