Google's Crazy Lack of Focus: Is It Really Serious About Enterprise?
curtwoodward writes "Driverless cars. Balloon-based wireless networks. Face-mounted computers. Gigabit broadband networks. In recent months, Google has been unveiling a series of transformative side projects that paint a picture of the search pioneer expanding far beyond an online advertising company. At the same time, Google has been trying to convince enterprise software buyers that it's finally, really, truly serious about competing with Microsoft for their business. Which version of Google's future should you believe?"
EMET 4.0 catches SSL spies
As well as offering better protection from cyber-attacks, version 4.0 of EMET, Microsoft's mitigation tool, has been made much more user friendly. The recommended protection settings can now be set up with just a few mouse clicks
Microsoft Announces Updated XBox 360 And Vows To Maintain Gamer Support Through The XBox One Launch
Microsoft announced their XBox 360 in 2005 and has maintained the console for most of a decade. Today the company announced an updated version of the console that mirrors the look and feel of the upcoming, next-generation XBox One. The new console is "small, sleek, and quiet" and eschews some of the curved surfaces of the original model.
Calibre ebook manager converts DOCX documents
The latest version, 0.9.34, of the open source cross-platform ebook manager Calibre can convert the DOCX format that is used in Microsoft Word. It also includes a new driver and an improved ebook viewer
Windows RT 8.1 Update Will Bring Full Outlook 2013 Desktop App To RT Tablets
This has long been rumored, but Microsoft just announced that Windows RT, its operating system for ARM-based tablets and other small touch-enabled devices, will get Outlook 2013 once the free Windows 8.1 update arrives. Until now, Windows RT featured the desktop versions of Word, Excel, OneNote and PowerPoint, but ever since it launched, business users have been complaining about the lack of Outlook.