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For those of you looking for something out of this world look no further than Microsoft’s latest development the Samsung SUR40. This hefty gadget runs the all new edition of Microsoft Surface and is set to wonder and amaze the masses with its fully touch reactive display and unbelievable capabilities. Microsoft’s Samsung SUR40 boasts a powerful Dual Core Athlon processor and with its high end AMD graphics can even recognise up to 50 points of simultaneous touch. Not only is this a great device just to have and brag about, the Samsung SUR40 not only recognises fingers and hands, the latest Surface device can even register and recognise various objects that are placed on the screen and depending on the object can even bring up various menus or info on it also. Read the rest of this entry
On the 19th October, Google previewed their latest OS update since the 2011 ‘Honeycomb’ to their Android devices. Android’s latest OS 4.0 (codenamed ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’) sees the emphasis now finally placed on user functionality. There are various new features to the OS which Google now boasts supports both their tablet and smartphone devices using the same software. Google are currently top of the smartphone market in the US but with Apple’s iPhone 4S and iOS5 receiving much praise there are fears that Google’s Android could lose out to their more prestigious rival. The latest update to the Android OS sees a mixture of features which are familiar to other devices like
The last few weeks have seen a lot of change in the phone market. With the release of Apple’s latest device – iPhone 4S, Windows Phone and Mango and of course the latest Samsung devices due to receive patent battles with Apple. Along with various new devices and updates there has been a shift in public opinion of a particular brand of phone – the infamous Blackberry. Recently RIM (Blackberry manufacturers) suffered a great loss when the Blackberry network crashed with users unable to use Facebook, BBM (Blackberry Messenger) or even access the internet. Users took to every social network available to complain of the outage with many deciding to abandon the device in pursuit of a more reliable handset. The network outage seem to mainly effect Pay as You Go Blackberry users with some reporting that their services did not return for more than 3 or so days of outage. RIM were quick to comment and apologise for the issue and much like the Sony PSN crash, RIM have decided to release premium Apps to their users in attempt to make up for the mess and annoyance they caused to many a Blackberry user. Read the rest of this entry
The longest awaited update to Windows Phone 7 has finally rolled out to the general public. After months of rumours, videos and demos the illustrious 7.5 update (codenamed ‘Mango’) has officially been released and is available to most Windows Phone users to download. Microsoft have released the update in line with their new range of Windows Phones which all come with Mango pre-built also. Users will receive a notification telling them when their update is available but the roll out of the update depends solely on your network provider. Microsoft have stated that they expect all current Windows Phones to receive the Mango update by the end of October. Read the rest of this entry
Check out below an article with the latest rumours of the illustrious Mango Windows Phone Update:
Microsoft Launches Office365
On the 28thJune, Steve Ballmer presented the global launch of Microsoft’s cloud powered Office365 service. The event was broadcast worldwide via the Microsoft webcast and countless individuals watched the future of Microsoft’s services unfold before their very eyes. There were demonstrations of the Office365 suite shown by Microsoft representatives – All the usual office programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint make up the Office365 suite along with OneNote and the latest Lync application which extends the capabilities of this latest Office software beyond all that have come before. The Office365 suite features all you would ever need for a business and the most attractive and revolutionary aspect of the Office365 suite is cross device collaboration. With collaboration you are sure to always have the most up to date files in your Sky Drive and you can edit documents live and your fellow partners can see these changes immediately to their own version of the document creating even more faster real time editing and sharing of files.
Collaboration with Office365 even has app support as demonstrated in the launch you can make changes and view your documents on your mobile device through the Office365 app and make real time changes even on your mobile too. This unique use of collaboration through PC & mobile devices is the perfect addition to the Office suite and essential for the business person on the go. Along with great collaboration and sharing, Office365 stores your files on the universal Sky Drive meaning you never have to go looking for where your documents are and they can be accessed at any time straight through the web. Another great addition to the Office365 services is the new Lync software which allows users to call, IM and conduct meetings all over the web. With Lync you can even share presentations, desktops and whiteboards with your colleagues to conduct conferences or even just brainstorm business ideas.
Also with all the great advantages of the Office software, Office365 can also offer business users the outlook platform for their emails with access from anywhere meaning they never have to worry about not getting those all-important emails. With all this and an uptime of 99.9% for its services it seems Microsoft have produced the golden nugget of Office software. There are various different plans available to small, medium and large businesses and the costs are very minimal with plans starting from as low as €5 per user per month which ensures businesses are getting the utmost value for the money. If you are looking for more information on Office365 or considering the move to this service then you can contact your Microsoft Partner: Cosgrove IT on 071 98 31122, email@example.com or visit our offices in Bundoran for all you need in Office365. So why not make the change today and embrace the Cloud!
The last two weeks have been very interesting in relation to Microsoft with various previews of their latest OS systems for Tablet & Windows Phone. Windows 8 is the latest addition unveiled by Microsoft in their long line of Operating Systems. This latest addition sees Windows utilise the power of touch more so than with any previous operating system. Read the rest of this entry
Last week we saw great speculation in the IT world surrounding talks between Microsoft and Skype. It was revealed on 10th May that Microsoft purchased Skype for a whopping $8.5 Billion – the largest purchase in the history of the company. With news spreading fast of the new acquisition, many technology buffs questioned why Microsoft would decide to purchase Skype at this time. Many believe it was a very strategic move on behalf of Microsoft to keep Skype away from competitors such as Google. According to Microsoft, the acquisition of Skype will “increase the accessibility of real-time video and voice communications”, and generate “significant new business and revenue opportunities”. Read the rest of this entry