Essentially a subscription service, Office 365 Home allows users to use Microsoft Office to up to 5 different PCs or Macs together with up to 5 tablets. While it might be a great value for users that owned multiple devices or for a family, users that owns only one device might not be able to utilize it fully for the amount they pay for Office 365 Home.
The internet feels very much like an extension of my home. My own little corner of the internet is very much like the TARDIS: bigger on the inside than on the outside. Games, pictures, documents, notes, and friends all reside within a digital space that is both easy to access and conveniently does not fill up my shelves with junk. Unfortunately, the last week has pointed out that while the internet feels like home, many of us still leave the front door open.
Since you can’t be too safe these days seeing as how the HeartBleed bug is one of the most widespread and publicised vulnerabilities in recent years. The list of websites that are affected by it is pretty long so figuring out if you need to change your password is a little on the troublesome side.
In the meantime, hit up Chromebleed, an extension for Google Chrome that tells you if the site you are on was affected by the bug and is still vulnerable.
For the bulk of us, it’s pretty difficult to wrap our heads around the Heartbleed bug that was making the headlines last week. The combination of jargon and server level functionality makes for a trip to wikipedia. So for a simple explanation that even I can understand, the amazing comic strip XKCD knocks it out of the park. Hit the jump for the full comic strip.
One of my fondest gaming memories was playing Total Annihilation back in 1997. It was a time when Cavedog Entertainment provided new units to use every month; free of charge. These new units weren’t all that game-changing either; just nice additions to the already massive arsenal that few other games have managed to provide. Things have changed a lot since then.
Steam users have been advised to change their passwords and reset Steamguard as Valve has patched the Heartbleed vulnerability. The service experienced several issues with developer passwords being compromised and the name of some games (Dino D-day, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and South Park: The Stick of Truth) changed to warning messages about resetting developer passwords.
The Heartbleed bug currently has the internet in a state of caution. The sheer number of affected websites and servers currently means that all the information on the internet is at risk. Mashable has a list of the biggest websites affected, which indicates the websites that you should be changing your passwords at.
As some of you might aware, Microsoft is no longer providing support for Windows XP and Office 2003 starting from yesterday onwards. This means that both software will no longer receive updates or fixes from Microsoft and that might spell trouble to companies especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs) out there that have yet to move away from both software.
To benefit such organizations, Microsoft Malaysia together with TM and Intel Malaysia have launched a trade-in program called “Good Bye XP, Good Buy Windows 8” to help them migrate to Windows 8 and Office 365.
8 April seemed to be an eventful day for the folks at Microsoft. Not only that the company has ended the support for Windows XP and Office 2003, it has also rolled out the new update for Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 that offers better experience for mouse and keyboard users.
The new patch should be available for your Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 device via Windows Update right now.
Launched in October 2001, Microsoft Windows XP has finally reached the end of its life. By that, we don’t mean your Windows XP-based PC will blow up today or your Windows XP will cease to function. What we actually mean by end of life is that Microsoft is stopping the support that it has provided to the operating system for the past 12 years starting from today onwards.