Wednesday 29 May 2013

In Other News: 29/05/2013.

  • Microsoft have connected up their Skype and "the enterprise richness of Lync" by allowing users to sign into Skype with their Microsoft account on Windows or Mac or merge their contact lists together onto Skype. At the moment you can use instant messaging and audio calling, but video calling will be coming in later!
    Skype Via Engadget.
  • Facebook have launched verified pages and profiles! More details at TheNextWeb here.
  • ZDNet are reporting that the upcoming Windows 8 start button will not bring up the traditional start menu, instead it could load the all apps page which you see on Windows 8 at the moment!
  • Microsoft's new Office 365 Home Premium edition has passed 1 million sales so far making it second only to Instagram to reach 1 million subscribers and obviously Instagram is free!
    MicrosoftBlog Via TheVerge.
  • It's rumoured that the PS4 could require the PS Vita as a compulsory remote!
    Via Slashgear.
  • Microsoft will be bringing their Surface Pro tablet to Japan on June 8th and it'll set you back either 99,800 yen ($975) for 128GB of storage or a brand new 256GB version will cost 119,800 yen ($1,175)!
    Via Engadget.
  • SwiftKey have released an update to their keyboard and some of the changes include fixes in the Samsung email app, Google Hangouts, personalisation and theme fixes for Android 2.1.
    Via Tweet below:

  • The hacking group Anonymous have published the names and addresses of various English Defence League (EDL) supporters online.
    Via Guardian.
  • Twitter for Android has been updated to version 4.1. The update brings with it a new composing window, richer notifications and a slight redesign.
    Via AndroidPolice.
  • Google are rolling out another update to the GMail inbox and the update will bring in a new interface with 5 tabs which will help to make sure your emails don't become over the top.
    Via Engadget.

And finally, Tim Cook spoke at D11 yesterday and while he didn't give much away it's still an interview with one of the most powerful people in the tech industry and you can check it out here!


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