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  • Microsoft (MSFT) is taking shots at Google over the search giant's lack of support for Windows Phone. In a blog post, a legal exec accuses Google of preventing Microsoft's WP YouTube app from supporting features found on Android/iOS YouTube apps. Separately, Microsoft says it's"surprised and disappointed" by Google's decision to end support for the Exchange ActiveSync protocol, used to provide push e-mail support  for Gmail on WP devices, for new hardware. Is Google trying to thwart the adoption of a rival OS that uses Bing as its default search engine? (previous[View news story]
    I think Microsoft should do something they should have done with YouTube. They should purchase Vimeo.
    Jan 3, 2013. 04:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Software-security firms are changing their approach after acknowledging that anti-virus products don't work very well - the initial detection rate of 40 programs from the likes of Microsoft (MSFT), Symantec (SYMC), McAfee (INTC) and Kaspersky was just 5% in a study. Firms now don't just try to block malware but also use other technologies such as trying to spot suspicious behavior or "whitelisting."  [View news story]
    I have seen every mainstream anti-virus program walked over. If you let something in through the front door, there is no way for the anti-virus software to deal with that. It's like putting the cd in and installing the software. On other occasions, outdated software is the culprit. Remove java, keep Adobe products up to date, and keep the Operating System up to date. The actual anti-virus software itself is almost an afterthought to those initial procedures.
    Jan 2, 2013. 03:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Slow Windows 8 Sales Should Be The Least Of Microsoft's Worries  [View article]
    I gotta agree with Coaly1234. Writers need to start writing, and stop regurgitating.
    Dec 30, 2012. 11:20 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft: A Sleeping Giant  [View article]
    Death of personal computer is often confused with death of the computer. Anyone that thinks that all the things that they can consume on a tablet can be created with a tablet are on drugs. This sleeping giant has in fact awakened and that awakening began waaaay back with Windows 7. Your analysis is spot on, and no amount of cheerleading for the other teams will change what MS is about to pull off. Stay tuned.
    Dec 19, 2012. 06:50 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment