16 January 2013

Facebook’s Internal Search Engine – Introducing ‘Graph Search’

For those of you who have been following our blog, you will know that just over a month ago, Tamar’s CEO, Tanya Goodin, predicted that Facebook would unveil its own search engine. Yesterday, at the social network’s Menlo Park headquarters, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, announced ‘Graph Search’ – an intuitive internal search engine that allows users …

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19 May 2011

Bing utilising Facebook data to break Google’s dominance in Search

In October last year, Bing took its first steps into the world of ‘social searching’ when it began displaying search results that included Facebook ‘Like’ data.  An expansion incorporating Facebook data into its search engine algorithm was announced this week. It would appear Microsoft are attempting to positioning themselves as a social search engine and betting on this breaking Google’s …

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29 June 2010

Microsofts IE9 gathers pace

There was a lot of noise coming from the Microsoft camp when Internet Explorer 8 was launched. But the fact that it was soon announced that Microsoft was to start developing IE9 pretty much confirmed that IE8 wasn’t really as good as it should have been. So what was Microsofts main improvements for IE9 There are three main areas that Microsoft …

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17 June 2010

Support to end for Windows XP Service Pack 2

Microsoft has announced that on 13 July 2010 they will suspend support for Windows XP SP2(Service pack 2). This means that Microsoft will no longer be testing newly discovered vulnerabilities to determine if Windows XP SP2 is affected, nor will it be developing any more patches or updates in support of Windows XP SP2. This will result in the Windows …

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2 June 2010

Google snubs Microsoft Windows from within

Under the guise of security deficiencies, Google is reported to have axed Microsoft Windows from all it operational desktop PCs since the beginning of January this year. Google employees are forced to use either Apple Mac OS or Linux, until ChromeOS, Googles own operating system, is ready for global release later this year. With a reported 88% market share, other …

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17 May 2010

Microsoft Office 2010 will be in shops on 15th June

Microsoft Office 2010 is set to be officially available on 15th June.  This will be the next big thing for Microsoft this year, on the heels of the successful release of Windows 7. This version of the popular office suite has completed its beta cycle on the 12th May, and will be released for manufacturing once final checks are approved. …

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28 April 2010

Windows Phone 7 available at the end of the year

After attending UK Techdays earlier this month, I had a sneak preview of what the latest Windows Mobile phone will look like. I also got some insight as to what can be expected. The release date for the Windows Phone 7 was initially intended to be during 2009, but several delays prompted Microsoft to develop Windows Mobile 6.5 in the …

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23 March 2010

Microsoft previews IE9 at Mix10

The long awaited ‘first peak’ into Internet Explorer 9 (IE9) was given to developers at the annual MIX event hosted by Microsoft in Las Vegas, USA. MIX is a conference for web designers and developers building the world’s most innovative web sites. Microsoft showcases their latest technologies, and this year was not different. The MIX10 event showcased where the firm …

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5 February 2010

IE6 grinding to a slow stop

Google has stated that they will suspend support for Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) on its Gmail and Calendar services from 1 March 2010. This comes after Google admitted hackers had breached their network, and stolen information. Google is not the first or last institution to adopt the policy of getting rid of IE6. Germany and France have already stated they …

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25 November 2009

Windows 7 – A record setting first month

Windows 7 has now been available to the public for a little more than a month and I thought I would tell you about some interesting facts I gathered whilst using Microsoft’s latest OS. Firstly, just 4 days after it’s release, The Guardian saw more computers using Windows 7 than computers using Linux to access its website, for the first …

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