Microsoft Office 15 Begins Private Preview

Microsoft says it’s started a private preview program of the next version of Office to a “select group” of customers. Going far beyond just refining and enhancing existing applications, the next version of Microsoft Office, codenamed “Office 15,” will unite the software suite with the company’s cloud and mobile platforms.

Microsoft says this is the first time the next version of Office will be seen by anyone outside the company, though it didn’t identify any of its partners for the technical preview and mentions that they’re all bound by non-disclosure agreements. Microsoft says its sales team nominated the participants, and they represent a broad range of industries and customer profiles.

Source: Mashable Tech

Galaxy drives up profits for Samsung

Samsung’s smartphones have helped drive the company to an operating profit of ₩5.3 trillion ($4.7bn) in the fourth quarter of last year.

Samsung has gotten used to being compared to Apple as the tech giants fight it out in the mobile sector quarter by quarter, bludgeon each other in the courts over patents and release arguably the top smartphones for the competing operating systems of iOS and Android.

However, despite the enormous growth in Samsung’s profits, they’re a drop in the ocean compared to Apple’s recently released results.

Source: The Register – Software

One policy, one Google experience

One policy, one Google experience – The theme of Google as they push for the Changes to the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

“We’re getting rid of over 60 different privacy policies across Google and replacing them with one that’s a lot shorter and easier to read. Our new policy covers multiple products and features, reflecting our desire to create one beautifully simple and intuitive experience across Google.” says Google.

These changes in  Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service will take effect on March 1, 2012. If you choose to keep using Google once the change occurs, you will be doing so under the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Source: Google

Japan develops malware cyberweapon

The Japanese government has been quietly developing a cyberweapon. A virus which has the ability to trace cyberattack sources beyond the immediate source to all “springboard” computers used in the transmission of the virus “to a high degree of accuracy” for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, the report noted.

The Defense Ministry is in the process of developing a computer virus capable of tracking, identifying and disabling sources of cyber-attacks, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned.

The development of the virtual cyberweapon was launched in 2008. Since then, the weapon has been tested in a closed network environment.

Source: Daily Yomiuri

Windows 8 will show where it likes to be touched

Windows 8 now comes with a logo showing where on the case a pay-by-wave radio signal can be picked up, given a tablet might be bigger than the wireless technology’s range.

New set of requirements came out recently out from Windows 8 hardware specifications. It also includes supporting a minimum of five points on touch-sensitive screens and five hardware buttons, not to mention a replacement for the venerable Ctrl-Alt-Del combination.

Source: The Register – Software

iPhone beating Android with one software

Apple iOS and Google Android – two of the world’s top Operating System in terms of market share, many people suggest who is eating against one.  The more users of these two, the more applications are made, as well as money invested are getting better inorde to bring out the best and keep the fire burning.

After the big release of iPhone 4S which suggests some very important things about Siri as the software that has captivated the heart of many smartphone buyers. Although voice-activated technology is by no means new, but Siri is an impressive gadget that looks new.

Source:     Appolicious