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Just last week, Oracle released an out-of-band emergency update to address vulnerability issues in its Java software framework. However, its efforts seemed in vain as security researchers pointed out that new vulnerabilities had been found as the patch failed to address the root cause of the problem.
According to the official Office 2013 blog, Microsoft has decided to remove some features and components from Outlook 2013. This is especially of concern to users of Outlook 2007 or 2010 who are looking to upgrade to the new Outlook. Read on to find out the extent of the deprecation efforts by the company.
Looking for some apps to download this holiday season from the Windows Store? For those on the U.S. Windows Store, Microsoft has listed six apps that are on offer from now till January 31, 2013.
Instagram's co-founder, Kevin Systrom, has just done a 360-degree turnabout, stating that they will be reverting "this advertising section to the original version that has been in effect since we launched the service in October 2010", after a massive outcry over the recent changes.
On 30 January 2013, Google will be dropping consumer support for Microsoft's Exchange ActiveSync protocol for new devices. Chalk up another casualty of the mobile wars.
Somewhat likened to "the Instagram for video capturing", Viddy, now available on Android, allows users to apply 10 different filters as well as add songs to their 15-sec recorded clips before sharing them with other Viddy users and on different social networks.
Google is shelving plans for dedicated apps like Gmail and Drive for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 because of the limited scale of users on Microsoft's platforms. The search giant, however, might change its mind if the situation improves.
Google Maps finally makes a return on iOS devices today. For now, the new app is optimized for iPhone 5, but not yet for the iPad.
Instagram, Twitter and Snapseed aside, Flickr for iOS has revved up the competition with some updates of its own, including the addition of 16 new filters and a revamped UI.
The update to Twitter's iPhone and Android applications will allow users to edit photos in new ways, such as adding filters, photo frames, as well as an auto-enhance capability to its image sharing feature.