Office Live Workspace

Microsoft Corp. is unveiling a Web component for its desktop-based Office programs that lets computer users store, share and comment on documents, but the software maker did not go so far as to let people create new files from scratch online. Microsoft Office Live Workspace, as the free Web site is called, isn’t quite live. […]

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Consumers Think Their PCs are Safe

When it comes to putting their computers – and their personal and financial information – at risk, consumers simply don’t know how much trouble they’re in. This comes from National Cyber Security Alliance and McAfee. The survey shows a dramatic gap between consumers’ perceptions and the reality, according to Bari Abdul, VP of McAfee Consumer. […]

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No New Features in Vista SP1

Windows Vista Service Pack 1, just delivered to a group of approximately 12.000 beta testers, offers no dramatic interface changes nor does it add new features to the operating system; instead it focuses on improving performance, reliability and application compatibility, and extends support to emerging hardware such as the exFAT file system that will be […]

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Firmware Update Breaks Hacked iPhones

Users are reporting that a new update to Apple Inc.’s iPhone is making previously unlocked iPhones unusable. The iPhone 1.1.1 update, released Thursday, breaks phones that have been hacked so that they work with providers other than AT&T Inc., the only U.S. provider Apple has allowed to carry its mobile phones. In recent months, a […]

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Update prevents XP Repair

A silent update that Microsoft deployed widely in July and August is preventing the repair feature of Windows XP from completing successfully. Ever since the Redmond company’s recent download of new support files for Windows Update, users of XP’s repair function have been unable to install the latest 80 patches from Microsoft. Accounts of conflicts […]

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Windows Vista SP1 BETA

Right on cue, Microsoft has made available the long-awaited Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista to a private group of beta testers. One lucky user actually goes on to describe the update and note a number of positive changes, some of which include a much snappier logon experience, a new option in the Disk Defragmenter […]

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Firefox 3 Alpha

Mozilla Corp. updated the preview of Firefox 3.0 to alpha 8 Thursday, unveiling for the first time to users several security features it’s talked up for months. Among the security provisions debuting in the new alpha of “Gran Paradiso,” the code name for Firefox 3.0, are built-in anti-malware warnings and protection against rogue extension updates, […]

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New Photoshop Logo and Tagline

As you no doubt know, Photoshop has grown far beyond the side project of Michigan grad student, and even beyond a single application, to encompass a range of functionally different apps – Photoshop CS3, Photoshop CS3 Extended, Photoshop Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, Photoshop Album Starter Edition, and soon Photoshop Express – that all share a solid […]

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Google Software Suite

Google Inc. has expanded its online suite of office software to include a business presentation tool similar to Microsoft Corp.’s popular PowerPoint, adding the latest twist in a high-stakes rivalry. The Mountain View-based company planned to unveil the presentation software late Monday, about five months after Chief Executive Eric Schmidt announced Google would add the […]

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Microsoft Forces Windows Updates

Microsoft has begun patching files on Windows XP and Vista without users’ knowledge, even when the users have turned off auto-updates. Many companies require testing of patches before they are widely installed, and businesses in this situation are objecting to the stealth patching. In recent days, Windows Update (WU) started altering files on users’ systems […]

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