Why Facebook Wants To Separate Messaging From Its Mobile App

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Facebook will soon discontinue the messaging feature of its main app, and its users will need a separate app in order to communicate with friends via direct messages. While the move may seem odd and an unnecessary complication, it is aimed at capturing mobile messaging market where Facebook traditionally hasn’t…

Posted on: April 12, 2014 2:07 pm

Microsoft: 0Day Exploit Targeting Word, Outlook

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Microsoft warned today that attackers are exploiting a previously unknown security hole in Microsoft Word that can be used to foist malicious code if users open a specially crafted text file, or merely preview the message in Microsoft Outlook. In a notice published today, Microsoft advised: “Microsoft is aware of…

Posted on: April 12, 2014 2:06 pm

Microsoft: 0Day Exploit Targeting Word, Outlook

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Microsoft warned today that attackers are exploiting a previously unknown security hole in Microsoft Word that can be used to foist malicious code if users open a specially crafted text file, or merely preview the message in Microsoft Outlook. In a notice published today, Microsoft advised: “Microsoft is aware of…

Posted on: April 12, 2014 2:05 pm

Microsoft experiments with making Windows Live Tiles interactive

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Microsoft researchers in Asia are experimenting with the usefulness and feasibility of making Windows’ Live Tiles interactive. A newly published video clip from Microsoft Research’s TechFest 2014 event in February 2014, Human-Computer Interaction Group researcher Jiawei Gu shows off the Interactive Live Tiles research project. Update: Looks like Microsoft Research has removed…

Posted on: April 12, 2014 2:03 pm

5 great tricks every Gmail user needs to know

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Google changed the game when it launched Gmail almost exactly 10 years ago. The service offered a terrific minimal interface, plenty of storage and best of all, it was free. Gmail has evolved quite a bit since then, of course, and it now includes tons of new features that attempt We…

Posted on: April 12, 2014 2:00 pm

Why Facebook Wants To Separate Messaging From Its Mobile App

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Facebook will soon discontinue the messaging feature of its main app, and its users will need a separate app in order to communicate with friends via direct messages. While the move may seem odd and an unnecessary complication, it is aimed at capturing mobile messaging market where Facebook traditionally hasn’t…

Posted on: April 12, 2014 9:04 am

Microsoft Releases Temporary Fix for Vulnerability in Word

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Microsoft is investigating a new remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Word. The company has issued a security advisory after confirming reports that the flaw is being exploited as part of targeted attacks against Word 2010. The company has found that the vulnerability affects all supported versions of Microsoft Word. The…

Posted on: April 12, 2014 9:03 am

Microsoft yanks SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1, KB 2817429

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On Feb. 25, Microsoft announced that SharePoint 2013 Service Pack 1 was available at the Microsoft Download Center. The Office folks repeated the announcement on March 3 at the SharePoint Conference 2014 in Las Vegas. Last Thursday, with no notification that I can discern, Microsoft pulled the Service Pack and SharePoint 2013 SP1 contained the On…

Posted on: April 12, 2014 9:03 am

Microsoft: 0Day Exploit Targeting Word, Outlook

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Microsoft warned today that attackers are exploiting a previously unknown security hole in Microsoft Word that can be used to foist malicious code if users open a specially crafted text file, or merely preview the message in Microsoft Outlook. In a notice published today, Microsoft advised: “Microsoft is aware of…

Posted on: April 12, 2014 9:02 am

Splunk upgrades app for Microsoft Exchange

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Splunk, the machine data focused big data player, announced Monday the release of version 3.0 of the Splunk App for Microsoft Exchange. Despite having a complex install process, the company said Splunk for Microsoft Exchange is one of the most popular apps it has produced, a reality that likely prompted The…

Posted on: April 12, 2014 9:02 am