Microsoft has offered a discount to associations thinking of advancing to Office 2010.
Till June, Microsoft is giving a 50% discount to "open value" volume licensing consumers upgrading to Office 2010. Microsoft dubs this discount scheme the "up-to-date" (UTD) offer. Whether a firm can take benefit from it or not depends on the version of Office, which is presently licensed.
For those open value licensees of Office XP, the 50% discount has already finished. Now no discount is offered.
The iPad’s best potency is its capacity to display remarkable graphics. Unluckily, many of the first segments of applications created for Apple’s tablet are crafted in a method that leaves users in the unaware and oblivious about where to click, as per a study released by the usability experts at the Norman Nielsen Group.
The study, which is titled as Usability of iPad Apps and Websites, puts blame of user confusion on the app developer themselves, and not on any of the design faults that many critics see in the appliance itself.
Lenovo has extended its IdeaPad laptop family unit with two latest Z series models. The new laptops comprise of IdeaPad Z360 and IdeaPad Z560, which also brings along a variation - IdeaPad Z565 laptop.
These new IdeaPad Z series are updated with Intel Core 2010 family of mobile processors with Nvidia GeForce graphics. These widescreen laptops also get Blu-ray optical drive as alternative for playing the HD movies on the laptop. Lenovo will present the new IdeaPad Z series in U. S. at a cost starting at $650, which is Rs. 29,300 approx., from June onwards.
It is being speculated that the Windows 7-based HP Slate PC may not see the light of the day, but HP still plans to use the Palm’s WebOS to develop a new tablet device codenamed “Hurricane".
Even though there are a lot of tablet devices which will be launched in the coming days or will be soon flooding the market, HP Hurricane can still present a potent challenge to Apple iPad due to the following reasons.
Sony has announced the launch of two new digital cameras, the interchangeable-lens Alpha NEX-3 and NEX-5 which will be available in the market in the month of July.
Both these cameras are very slim and lightweight, and are only around one inch in thickness and feel much sleeker than other models in the market. These are the first interchangeable-lens cameras which can give point-and-shoot cameras a run for their money.
In an attempt of develop next generation wireless devices, the wireless giant WiGig has collaborated with Wi-Fi Alliance. The WiFi and WiGig alliance has set new benchmarks and is wooing the hardware manufactures.
In order to accelerate multi-gigabit wireless networking standards for use in consumer products, WiGig Alliance and Wi-Fi Alliance have planned to work together.
Though one format already claims most of the Wi-Fi chip manufacturers, the alliance are ready for future product launches that will take the market by storm.
After backing Google on a version of the Nexus One known as the N1, in a surprising turn of events Sprint now shies away from Google. Company reports claim that America's third largest wireless carrier will not work in tandem with Googlephone.
Following the announcement that America’s largest carrier, Verizon would not join the online Nexus One store, Sprint made the announcement.
Reports confirm that Vodafone would only sell the phone in retail shops.
In a welcome news for Android fans, Google's smartphone OS has surpassed Apple's iPhone in total US market share. While apple secured a 21% market share in the first quarter of 2010, Android surged to 28%. RIM's BlackBerry, with 36% sales, continued to be the market leader, with Apple's iPhone and Android vying for the second slot, according to the NPD Group.
EA Games has released a special version of Skate It for iPhone. Skate It, which was originally launched on the Nintendo DS in 2008, is considered to provide the most realistic skate experience.
Skate It, which challenges Tony Hawk's recently released Pro Skater 2, allows players to performs tricks such as flips, ollies and shuvits on the touch-screen. Player will be able to record moments of gameplay and share them with their friends.
A large focus on customization is one of the main advantages that Skate It enjoys over Pro Skater 2.
Vodafone is offering two iPad 3G UK monthly data plans. Customers can purchase 1GB of data plan for 10 pounds per month, while 5GB data plans costs 25 pounds per month.
Vodafone is also offering an international data roaming plan that costs 9.99 pounds per day for 50MB of data.
In comparison, Orange’s iPad 3G UK data package offers 200MB of data for 2 pounds per day, while weekly package is offers 1GB of data for 7.40 pounds. Orange also presents recurring monthly packages that offer 3GB and
Apple chief executive Steve Jobs has reportedly answered a customer’s e-mail, saying that company’s much-hyped iPad would eventually allow users to print.
As per MacRumors, Apple chief responded to a customer who question why iPad was devoid of printing ability. Apple’s iPad has been facing criticism for customers for lacking ability to print.
However, MacRumors presented no email-header proof to support the message's authenticity.
After ditching Adobe’s Flash, Apple is developing its own alternative to Flash, AppleInsider claimed.
AppleInsider reported that Apple introduced the new technology, dubbed Gianduia, previous summer at its World of WebObjects Developer Conference. The new technology is being described as a client-side, standards-based framework for rich Internet apps.
Internet telephony firm Skype has rolled out a monthly subscription service, which is available right now for as low as 69p-a-month.
Skype said its new service would save up to 60 per cent for customers as compared with its current pay-as-you-go plan.
Capcom's Lost Planet 2, which is expected to be released for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on May 11th, is the sequel of the Lost Planet that was introduced in December 2006.
Lost Planet 2 takes players to the same E. D. N. III extreme-condition planet ten years after the original game’s storyline.
The game features four-player online co-op, impressive visual design and a robust multiplayer mode full with unlockable goodies.
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