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
In a move long predicted by Steve Jobs, Adobe admits defeat to HTML5 and will cease development of its Flash player for mobile devices. On Wednesday 9thNovember, Adobe confirmed the rumours that they will no longer develop their Flash player for mobile browsers. The news comes as part of a shakeup at Adobe which will see the company scale back on the development of some products and even consider leasing software in a bid to change the company’s current situation. The news however comes as no surprise to Apple – Jobs since the first launch of the iPhone in 2007 stated that, “Flash was created during the PC era – for PCs and mice.” Jobs decided that the future of mobile browsing lay in HTML5 which it seems to have taken Adobe years to agree with and bow down in defeat. Read the rest of this entry
The world of technology is forever changing and advancing to fit the needs of the user. There are new products and advancements with each passing day and more and more companies are looking to the IT sector to find solutions and improvements to everyday work. Some of the technology the public would be most familiar with is phones and computers which have come a very long way in a short space of time. In this article I will look at the introduction of a completely new form of technology in IT industry which could lead to an entirely new way of living. One product in particular which I believe highlights how technology can change the way in which we live is Jawbone’s latest gadget UP. 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
This last week has seen great change in the IT sector with Google’s acquirement of Motorola Mobility and HP’s decision to end its phone and tablet production. The news of Google’s latest and most influential buy came on Monday 15thAugust. The tech giant purchased Motorola Mobility for the hefty sum of $12.5 Billion. This latest acquisition of Google signals change in the patent market as Google were losing out to companies such as Apple and receiving various patent lawsuits from its smartphone rival. With Google’s purchase of Motorola Mobility the company has gained access to around 15,000 patents which will now give Google a significant upper hand in the smartphone market and allow the company’s Android devices provide stiff competition to Apple’s iPhone also. Read the rest of this entry
The World Wide Web or WWW as we more commonly know it as – turned 20 on the 6th August 2011. The World Wide Web or W3 Project began back in the late 80’s under Tim Berners-Lee. Berners-Lee developed the project as a way of sharing information through the internet. In 1990 Berners-Lee had developed all the necessary components of the Web as we know it – HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol), HTML (HyperText Markup Language) and the first Web Browser (named WorldWideWeb). With these components and his use of links Berners Lee developed the first ever public website in 1991. The website was a summary of the project and contained a message from Tim Berners-Lee on 6thAugust stating that the “World Wide Web Project aims to allow links to information anywhere” and also “Collaborators welcome!” Read the rest of this entry
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!