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Microsoft stops probing Hotmail to plug leaks

Microsoft Corp. on Monday released a version of its OneNote note-taking software for Macs and added new features and a free tier for all of the software's users in moves clearly targeted at up-and-coming productivity software rival Evernote.  AFP

Microsoft on Friday scrapped a policy which allowed it to peek at Hotmail messages to plug leaks or investigate intellectual property theft.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

OMB washes hands off PAPT report on firms linked to pirated software

Students use computers to perform research during an Advanced Placement government class at the Academy for College and Career Exploration in Baltimore. The United States is set to be overtaken by China, which has the second-highest commercial losses from software piracy—at $9 billion—even as the legal US software market remains many times bigger than in China.  AP FILE PHOTO

The Optical Media Board clarified Friday that a report by the Philippine Anti-Piracy Team which identified 10 businesses that were allegedly found to have pirated software did not come from the agency and was released without its approval.

Posted: January 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Livestock firm denies use of illegal software

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A livestock company in Bulacan has denied a report that it was among the businesses using unauthorized software. In a letter to INQUIRER.net, A.Y. Duritan, legal counsel for Santeh Feeds Corporation said that the company has been unsing authorized software and no hardware was confiscated by the Optical Media Board (OMB).

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Apps and Softwares,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Priest invents confession device for deaf Catholics

Fr. Romuald Zantua, DS  PHOTO FROM FLIPSIDE.PH

Confession for hearing-impaired Catholics will soon be made easy after a retired Filipino priest based in Phoenix, Arizona, in the United States invented a computer-based confession tool.

Posted: December 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Software lets blind see via computers

COMPUTER TALKS Crisanta Marcelino, 18, a visually impaired
Information Technology student in Dagupan City, demonstrates the
use of a screen reader software in a forum at SM Rosales on Saturday.
Marcelino can now Google her assignments, instead of having to look
them up on thick Braille books. INQSnap this page (not just the logo)
to view more photos. WILLIE LOMIBAO/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Crisanta Marcelino, an 18-year-old blind student, used to do research for her assignments by sifting through thick Braille books in her school library.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Apps and Softwares,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Microsoft releases Windows 8.1 upgrade

This Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 image shows a pre-release version of Windows 8.1 on a tablet in Los Angeles. Microsoft launched its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download on Thursday. It addresses some of the complaints people had with Windows 8, the redesigned operating system released in October 2012 that attempts to bridge the divide between tablets and PCs.  AP PHOTO/RYAN NAKASHIMA

Microsoft released Windows 8.1 on Thursday, after tweaking the operating system designed for various devices that had confused some users.

Posted: October 18th, 2013 in Apps and Softwares,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Upgraded software allows management of multiple databases

Kaleem Chaudry, Oracle Asia Pacific Regional Director for Enterprise Technology, explains to reporters the benefits of Oracle's Database 12c version that helps businesses provide online services faster.

Businesses that are looking to provide online services will find it as easy as filling up a form online with the new Oracle Database 12c version launched recently in the Philippines.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Microsoft announces ‘Imagine Cup’ winners

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Microsoft Corp. has recently announced the winners of the 11th annual Microsoft Imagine Cup, the world’s premier competition for student technologists, developers and aspiring entrepreneurs to create innovative projects and ultimately bring those ideas to market.

Posted: August 24th, 2013 in Internet,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Facebook to buy firm specializing in voice translation

Mark Zuckerberg, Robert Greifeld

Facebook has agreed to acquire Mobile Technologies, a firm specializing in voice translation software, the two companies said Monday, without providing financial details of the transaction.

Posted: August 13th, 2013 in Infotech,Latest Technology Stories,Social Media | Read More »

Apple software developers site hacked

AP FILE PHOTO

Computer and software giant Apple said Sunday that it took its software developers’ site offline after it was hacked, warning that personal information about them may have been stolen.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Shift from numbers to quality service

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People have talked about the use of varied tools—hardware, software, even motivational—to promote productivity in the workforce. Gadgets, such as tablets, allow for mobility and remote control of a business. Smartphones can now do a lot of tasks aside from the basic call function.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Apps and Softwares,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Albay turns to emergency mobile app

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An emergency mobile application that would raise disaster response practice to a high level through the use of smartphones will soon be available to the local government of Albay.

Posted: June 24th, 2013 in Apps and Softwares,Headlines,Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

Facebook and Twitter jump on Google glasses

Google Glass team members wear Google Glasses at a booth at Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 15, 2013.  AP PHOTO/JEFF CHIU

Facebook and Twitter launched applications Thursday for Google glasses as developers rushed to learn more about tailoring software for the Internet-linked eyewear yet to hit the market.

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Latest Technology Stories | Read More »

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