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Last Updated on 22 July 2014, Total: 160 Blog Posts

  1. Are you the Tech Expert in your country?

    Join Microsoft's summer competition and become the next Technical Expert. Learn for free and gain as many points as possible while completing a number of courses. The participant with the highest number of points gained within the selected tracks will be the winner of the month! The process to participate is very simply - Register on Microsoft Virtual Academy, learn... Read More

  2. Microsoft’s Surface

    Microsoft announces its first tablet computer called the Surface. The first two versions that Microsoft will release run on different processors. The Surface for Windows RT runs on an ARM processor. It is less powerful than the Surface for Windows 8 Pro, which uses an Intel processor. The RT is also thinner and weighs less than the Pro. Both tablets... Read More

  3. The First Trillion Objects stored in Amazon S3

    Late last week the number of objects stored in Amazon S3 reached one trillion (1,000,000,000,000 or 1012). That's 142 objects for every person on Planet Earth or 3.3 objects for every star in our Galaxy. If you could count one object per second it would take you 31,710 years to count them all. Read more here - http://aws.typepad.com/aws/2012/06/amazon-s3-the-first-trillion-objects.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+AmazonWebServicesBlog+%28Amazon+Web+Services+Blog%29... Read More

  4. Security Professionals Nightmare

    Although, the virus Flame is no longer spreading and most of its command-and control servers discovered, it remains what security professionals have been terrified of - mimicking Microsoft's Windows update mechanism and spreading through it. Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at F-Secure states that 'Having a Microsoft code signing certificate is the Holy Grail of malware writers. This has now... Read More

  5. Google Chrome is no. 1

    Google Chrome market share is now 32.8% exceeding Microsoft's Internet Explorer by approx. 1% which is at 31.9% according to StatCounter. Mozilla Firefox stands third with 25%. Read more here - http://www.businessinsider.com/google-overtakes-internet-explorer-as-most-popular-browser-2012-5?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+businessinsider+%28Business+Insider%29... Read More

  6. Microsoft’s Launches So.cl – a new Social Network for students!

    So.cl ("social") is developed by Microsoft Research's FUSE Labs and is aimed at students to give them the ability to network with their classmates turning the social network into a new classroom. It allows students to build posts with photos, video, text, and find students with similar interests and build communities around specific educational goals. So.cl might even give students... Read More

  7. Conquest of Africa - Googlica

    Google has set its feet in Africa, and takes all the credit for the latest developments in Internet infrastructure, ecommerce and other online activity. Internet speeds have gone up and prices down! More Africans are participating in various online initiatives and the entire ecosystem seems to be growing very fast. Read the full story here - http://www.channelstv.com/home/2012/05/15/google-in-africa-its-a-hit/... Read More

  8. UK ISPs to block The Pirate Bay!

    "Sites like The Pirate Bay destroy jobs in the UK and undermine investment in new British artists," the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) said. According to U.K.'s High Court, Pirate Bay must be blocked by UK ISPs. However, the court order will neither influence the artists' pockets nor prevent users from accessing the site if they use proxy servers and other... Read More

  9. Amazon EC2 now supports Microsoft SQL Server 2012

    Amazon AWS Cloud now supports the launch of Microsoft SQL Server on m1.small (1 ECU, 1.7 GB RAM) and m1.medium (2 ECU, 3.75 GB RAM) instance types. Amazon is introducing support for Microsoft SQL Server Web Edition, which brings together affordability, scalability, and manageability in a single offering. SQL Server Web will be supported across all Amazon EC2 instance types,... Read More

  10. Mozilla smartphone OS

    The Mozilla Foundation makers of the Firefox web browser will be releasing an operating system for mobile phones later on this year. The first handsets running Mozilla's "Boot to Gecko" (B2G) software will be available in Brazil on Telefonica Vivo's mobile network. Gary Kovacs, chief executive of Mozilla, said this openness would make a difference to the way applications on... Read More

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