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  • Office 365 Android SDK ready for eager developers to tinker with

    Microsoft's being extra generous today and is offering the Office 365 Android SDK, for free. Users can download it directly from GitHub, as announced today by Microsoft from its SharePoint conference. With the Office 365 SDK, developers can integrate Office functionality into any Android app, provided they have the requisite SharePoint programming chops. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qryRH5xXyJk There's a blog post to get developers started with, which suggests a few cool ideas such as placing an interactive quiz inside a polling app, and using SharePoint data to sync document across myriad apps. In order to run the SDK, users will need Android 4.0.3 says...

  • The 6 worst OSes in the history of computing

    Operating systems. This sounds like an incredibly boring topic -- but in today’s technological society they are an essential part of our daily lives, even if they go largely unnoticed. (Until they go awry, of course.) Operating systems are the holding device for every programme you run on your computer and being able to navigate your way through one is essential to your daily computer usage. There is nothing worse than an operating system that is clunky and unintuitive. Okay, there are worse things, but if you’re a techno-geek, having to battle with the very framework of the system to get...

  • Tennis app ‘Game On’ smashing records in Australia, is weirdly fun to play

    Li Na and Roger Federer are two of the world's top tennis champions, sports stars part of the 2014 Australian Open. Now Tennis has millions fans across the world, it's a combination of drama and sporting excellence that draws viewers into its net. So this tennis app named Game On, from car makers Kia, seems to be the ideal companion piece for any fan. According to CarGuides, the app's already racqueted up over 125 000 downloads in Australia alone. We promise, that's the last tennis pun for now. Game On is a fun slice of entertainment and works like this:...

  • Adobe Photoshop update adds 3D printing

    The more commercialised 3D-printing has become over the past few years, the more friendly it's become. Adobe is without a doubt responsible for the most widely used design software available today and has now released an update that gives Adobe Creative Cloud subscribers 3D printing and design capabilities in Photoshop, reportsGigaom. By integrating certain tools, Adobe is bringing 3D capabilities to graphic designers' hands the world over. What it exactly allows you to do is edit your 3D designs and print them directly from Photoshop. This update enables you to easily adjust the object's colour, add texture or do minor...

  • Virtually here: how Oculus Rift and Sony plan to conquer VR [CES2014]

    Virtual reality is hilarious. I remember using it as a youth back in 1997 at a gaming trade show and it was awesome. Obviously, it can't hold a candle to what Valve and Oculus Rift has in store for us, but what could anyone expect from a product called "Cybermaxx"? So VR is real, it's made it to 2014 and very soon, we'll be a little closer to the Matrix than we'd like to be. A lot of us (mostly gamers) have heard of Oculus Rift. It's the Kickstarted VR helmet that has so much potential, it even drew-in legendary...

  • ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ hijacks iOS, will land on Android, Windows Phone soon

    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, arguably the highlight of the series before GTA V, is now available for iOS. Not to be dramatic, but today's a landmark day for mobile games. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is US$7 for 40-hours and more spent in the virtually messed-up world of San Andreas, which is now the current setting for this year's GTA.  Here's everything new and shiny for the iOS version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.  Remastered, high-resolution graphics built specifically for mobile including lighting enhancements, an enriched color palette and improved character models. Enhanced for the iPhone 5 series and iPad 4th...

  • Next Windows update ‘Threshold’ could see return of Start menu

    A new Windows is coming - its codename? "Threshold" and for those who were happy with the Windows 8.1 update that brought the taskbar back into the limelight, they'll be equally happy with what Threshold is supposedly bringing to the table. Namely the outright return of the Start menu. ZDnet was the first site to pickup any whispers of Threshold, saying that according to its sources, the update will run across all three platforms - Windows Phone, Xbox One and Windows - and it's coming "April 2015". The name hails from Xbox game "Halo", and was a moon that the...

  • Apple’s app diet: how it took a step backwards with iLife and iWork

    Apple’s prolonged update to its iLife and iWork suites finally dropped earlier this year, to the ecstatic cries of long-term Apple enthusiasts (read: survivors) who have made use of the outdated software packages for years since the last major updates in iWork ’09 and iLife ’11. In many cases, for Apple, it was something of a new moonshot. There was a new mission, a new frontier: a cloud-based workflow. In charge of this operation was a brand new crew and commander, competing in a running space-race with Microsoft’s hugely successful Office suites. With all systems go, and the jubilant cheering...

  • Google Chrome web apps coming soon to iOS, Android

    Love Chrome web apps but wish they could be on your iOS or Android device? Google has you covered. While Google has declined to comments on rumours and speculations, sources say that eager developers can begin working on the tools. Also, there's these links to a repository called "MobileChromeApps" which programmers can get stuck into. Inside the repo is a document which among other things, says that Google is readying Chrome Packaged App for Windows, OS X, Linux, and Chrome OS, said The Next Web. The Chrome app tools will assist developers in the testing, creation and design of future apps....

  • WhatsApp for iOS 7 finally updates with clean new look

    After a little bit of waiting, which seemed like forever, WhatsApp has updated to version 2.11.5 and now fits in with the pristine look of iOS 7. Here's everything that team WhatsApp has done behind the scenes with what could be the world's most popular IM. - new iOS 7 User Interface - broadcast lists: communicate with your classmates, work colleagues or just friends by messaging many people at once. - improved share location: 3D map view, hide places, search places - large thumbs: see more - new notification alerts and sounds: WhatsApp Settings > Notifications > New Message. - application will now use your...