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Microsoft Allocates $9.5 Billion On R&D In 2010

Friday, March 5th, 2010 | Microsoft with No Comments »

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Microsoft will be spending $9.5 billion in 2010 on research and development. Microsoft will be focusing much of its R&D in “cloud” services, or online computing provided to users from hosted data centers.

The Redmond company is trying to come up with a much to be desired innovatio as they concentrate on changing and reinventing the company into a leader in the cloud.

Microsoft will be coming up with a Windows Phone 7 Series operating system, which will be available on phones later this year. Microsoft is in for a tough battle from other vendors such as Apple, Nokia and other manufacturers using Google’s Android operating system.  The software giant claimed that the mobile OS is a complete overhaul from previous ones and is tightly integrated with other Microsoft products such as its X-box gaming and Zune music products.

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Internet Explorer (IE) F1 Bug

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 | Internet with No Comments »

Internet Explorer LogoA new Internet Explorer (IE) bug has been confirmed by Microsoft.  This new flaw, lets a hacker install malicious software on a  computer when a user press the F1 key.  The bug is in relation to Microsoft’s VBScript that works with Windows Help Files in IE. The attack will only work, if the user press the computer’s F1 key, thus, making it harder for any hacker to attack your computer.

The new flaw on IE was discovered by security researcher Maurycy Prodeus, who posted details of the attack on Friday.  IE that are affected are those of  Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.  Users with this operating systems are encourage not to use the F1 key for the meantime that no solution has been provide.

Check this site in the future for IE bug updates.

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Wayne Dell Manuel Is First Google Map Maker Winner

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010 | Internet, MISCELLANEOUS with No Comments »

“To be frank, I entered the competition to win the US$50,000 for our country, and

I hope that my win encourages more Filipinos to contribute to making the online map

of our country even better. We Filipinos are known for our spirit of bayanihan, and this

is a great way for us to come together in the Internet era to make life better for our fellow

kababayans by literally putting their communities on the digital map.”

- Wayne Dell Manuel

Wayne Dell Manuel

Wayne Dell Manuel, a 23-year-old “citizen cartographer” from the University of the Philippines, was adjudged as the first Google Map Maker Global Competition.  Manuel won over 700 other contestants.  He won a US$50,000 donation from UNICEF for the Philippines.  Manuel won by adding more than 1,500 qualifying map features and made hundreds of moderations in Google Map Maker. His feat was considered as the most numerous and accurate entries in the contest.

The competition served as an encouragement to help humanitarian organizations to improve the delivery of services, respond to crisis, and adapt to changes in the countries they operate by enabling access to accurate digital maps.  To have a more useful Google Map, users were asked to map universities, schools, hospitals and medical clinics in their home countries.

Manuel, a software developer at the UP National Telehealth Center, now belongs to the top 10 all-time mappers with nearly 35,000 map edits and according to him, he doesn’t have any plans of stopping.  He vowed to continue editing in Google Map Maker even after the competition because there are still many unmapped areas in the Philippines.

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Nintendo Game Worth $40K

Monday, March 1st, 2010 | Internet, TECHNOLOGY with No Comments »

Rare Nintendo Game Stadium EventsA basement piece of video game, turned into an expensive rare Nintendo Video Game collection. Kansas reader Dave found a highly sought-after collector’s item game, Stadium Events. He found it in his basement in perfect condition and still in its original shrink wrapping and Richard Gordman old pricetag, $29.99.

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Game Mobile Apps Store

Sunday, February 28th, 2010 | Software, TECHNOLOGY with No Comments »

Good news to all Game Mobile players.  The new GameMobile APPS Store is now online and ready to serve everyone.  This new game mobile software store provides a lot of smartphone software.  They offer Featured Apps, Special Offers, and Best Selling Apps.

All APPS are available for the following platforms:

The APPS Store is giving out an OPENING DISCOUNT VOUCHERGet 20% OFF all Apps – use Coupon Code: “GameMobileOpen“.

Tip1: There are also over 500 Free Apps at the store for you to download!
Tip2: You can also browse the mobile version of the App Store here.

So hurry!  Visit now the GameMobile APPS Store Online.

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