The collaboration will produce a version of Canonical's Ubuntu operating system called Kylin which will be released in April.
The deal is part of a five-year plan by China to get more people using open source software.
This software gives people more access to its internal workings so they can modify it themselves.
Last Updated on Friday, 22 March 2013 19:13
Apple announced a major management shakeup last October that saw senior vice president of industrial design Jony Ive replace Scott Forstall as head of the human interface teams. Most believe this move would ultimately lead to a redesign of iOS and according to several people familiar with the process as reported by The Wall Street Journal, plenty of progress is being made.
Nobody would be surprised to learn that Apple is a very secretive company but sources say that even some of Apple’s most esteemed iOS designers were traditionally cut out of the loop with regards to new devices their software would power. That dynamic, however, is reportedly changing as collaboration between different divisions is opening up more than ever.
Last Updated on Friday, 22 March 2013 19:10
Microsoft Office has released the Office Configuration Analyzer Tool (OffCAT), a portable utility which can check all your installed Office applications, report on any problems, and provide links to possible solutions.
If you’ve ever tried to diagnose an Office problem yourself then you’ll know it can be difficult, just because there are so many factors to consider (Registry settings, add-ons, Office policies, installed updates and more). But OffCAT aims to help by quickly locating and highlighting any issues for you.
The process starts very simply: launch the program click "Start a scan" and choose the Office tool you’d like to check (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word are all supported).
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 March 2013 15:00
DigiTimes is reporting that next-generation iPhone components will begin shipping at the end of May, and the Apple's new smartphone could show up sometime in the third quarter, matching with other reports that an iPhone 5S would be released in June or July.
Components for the next-generation iPhone will start shipping at the end of May with the new smartphone to have a chance of showing up in the third quarter, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.
The new iPhone will not receive a major upgrade and may just be a slightly enhanced version of iPhone 5 (iPhone 5S), the sources said citing their latest specification data.
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 March 2013 14:56
Despite our recent disdain for Google, there's no denying the Mountain View, Calif.-based company is a juggernaut when it comes to web traffic. It totally dominates search and its YouTube subsidiary, which has just announced a brand new milestone, is equally unstoppable in the online video market.
The YouTube team claims the service "now has more than a billion unique users every single month", which is a phenomenal figure. The service, which was started back in 2005, has been growing steadily since inception and was purchased by Google in 2006, perhaps saving the video company from being litigated out of existence.
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 March 2013 14:54
Some sellers have raised the price of Office 2010's lowest-cost multi-license package after Microsoft discontinued retail sales of the suite.
Giant online retailer Amazon.com, for example, now lists what Microsoft called the "Full Packaged Product" (FFP) of Office Home & Student 2010 at $170, $20 higher than the former list price, representing a 13 percent surcharge.
Another seller on the site pegged Home & Student 2010 at $250, or 67 percent above list.
But Amazon also sells Office Home & Business 2010 for $278 and Office Professional for $400, or 1 percent and 20 percent under list, respectively.
Last Updated on Thursday, 21 March 2013 14:53