Software

  • NewHouse release 2 adds ARM support

    NewHouse is the Windows 8 app to track your decisions as you build a new home. Initially when I published it, there was a bug preventing ARM support from working correctly, so instead release 1 supported only x86 of x64 processors. Great news this morning, release 2 of NewHouse...
  • How’s that CS6 subscription working out ?

    The latest edition of Adobe’s Creative Suite is available in a new way of purchasing software. For years creative professionals have purchased the boxed disc set, facing an up-front cost of thousands of dollars. This time around, CS6 is available via a monthly subscription fee. While nobody likes to...
  • MetroTwit hits the Windows 8 Store.

    Popular Windows-only Twitter client MetroTwit has just made its metro way into the Windows 8 Store. Those running the Release Preview can grab it now to move from a Metro-style app, to a real life, grown up Metro app. The app supports the familiar multiple columns layout that we’re...
  • Windows 8 will implement Family Safety for worrying parents…

    President of Microsoft’s Windows Division, Steve Sinofsky, this morning announced– via the Building Windows 8 Blog, that the next iteration of Windows OS will cater more efficiently to families who wish to keep tabs on their children’s IT footprints. Shipping with the upcoming Windows 8 Release Preview, Microsoft Family Safety...
  • Windows 8 versions simplified and just as confusing

    Today Microsoft came clean about the official product name and versions of the next version of Windows. As expected the development name of Windows 8 will in fact be the product name for the x86/64 editions of Windows. What was unexpected in today’s announcement was the ARM-based tablet variant...
  • Adobe CS6 launch date revealed, launching April 23rd

    Good news for the creative readers this morning, Adobe have announced the launch date of CS6. While it we have seen some teaser videos from Adobe on the new features coming to Photoshop, Audition, Dreamweaver and InDesign, it was expected the release may still be some time away. The...
  • Hands-on: Sonos Controller 3.7 update

    Last week we got wind of an update coming to the Sonos desktop software. Version 3.7 brings an updated UI design with much improved, and much needed responsiveness. The Sonos controller is now as slick as you were the first time you showed off your multi-room audio system to...
  • The software update merry-go round. When can I get off?

    The process of updating software in a large enterprise environment can be grossly under estimated. With the remote delivery tools available in the market today, perception is that patching and software update processes have become almost trivial. In reality, if the job is to be done properly, the actual...
  • Flash 10.2 to fix CPU usage on Macs, happy now Mr Jobs ?

    The Flash hate from Steve Jobs has been extremely strong over the past year or so, with Jobs pointing to Flash as the reason for a majority of application crashes. All that may be set to change with the next point release of the Adobe’s Flash Player 10.2. This...
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