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The best (or worst) security breaches of 2010

Very soon now -- probably in a year or two -- once everyone carries a smartphone, there won't be any discernible difference between our offline flesh-and-blood body and our online persona. That's not to say that real-life face-to-face interaction will slither into the abyss -- far from it! -- but we are reaching a stage where almost anything can be done online. This obviously raises security...

The top Download Squad stories of 2010

As yet another year slips quietly into the annual abyss, it's customary to take a retrospective glance at all that has happened. While history is surely nowhere near as exciting as the future -- especially as far as technology is concerned -- we can still learn a lot by looking back at the events of a year and analyzing, with perfect hindsight, what actually happened. After all, it is one thing...

Google Calendar sync now (mostly) works with Outlook 2010

Using Outlook 2010 and wish you had an easy way to keep it in sync with your Google Calendar? Good news! Google has just released an updated version of Google Calendar Sync which works with the latest version of Microsoft's enterprise workhorse... well, mostly anyways. Sync only works with 32-bit installs of Outlook 2010, though to be fair even Microsoft recommended that users roll with that...

Trial Extender lets you use Microsoft Office 2010 free for six months

Maybe you're waffling on whether or not you want to commit to Office 2010. Maybe you just like the idea of using it for free for as long as possible. Either way, the Office 2010 Trial Extender is the tool for you. It's a simple app which performs the same trial re-arming magic you've seen before with other Microsoft offerings. Fire it up once your 30-day trial period has expired and Extender...

Microsoft offers OEMs bloatware discount for bundling Office 2010 Starter

We've known about Microsoft's plans to release a stripped-down, free version of Office 2010 for quite some time. What's been slightly less publicized is the fact that Office Starter will only be available on brand new computers. That doesn't seem like such a big deal, but there's more to the story. Take a look at the image above. Microsoft wants OEMs to preload Office 2010 (most big companies...

Use Office 2010 to map a local drive letter to your free 25GB Live SkyDrive

Live SkyDrive is an awesome service. 25GB of web storage for free? Yeah, that sounds good to me. Sure, the 50MB per file limit is a little bit of a downside but it's still a great place to store documents, music, and photos. Heck, if you tell an app like 7zip to chunk big files up into 50MB pieces you can store whatever the heck you want. If only there was a way to access your SkyDrive storage...

Office 2010 RTM now available for download by Technet, MSDN subscribers

While you won't be seeing it on retail shelves just yet, Microsoft has flicked the Office 2010 switch on MSDN and Technet. This morning, the beta version was finally replaced with the RTM and both 32 and 64-bit downloads are now available. The actual Office 2010 page on Microsoft's site seems to be undergoing some changes right now, as it's been inaccessible at times. It could also be that...

Microsoft offers Office 2010 free to MS Partner University "grads"

With Office 2010 set to hit retail shelves in just over a month, Microsoft is once again gearing up the hype machine. This time instead of going with the Windows 7/Tupperware party concept, they're dangling a freebie carrot. Right now, you can claim a free copy of Office 2010 -- all you have to do is complete three training courses over at Microsoft Partner University. Once you've finished...

Pwn2Own 2010: Google Chrome is the last man standing

Pwn2Own 2010 is under way, and after day one of the annual security showdown the results are darn near an exact replica of last year's. Safari was the first to fall, followed by Internet Explorer 8 on Windows 7. Firefox on Windows 7 x64 was also taken down, as was the iPhone's mobile Safari. Google Chrome, however, has yet to succumb. Once again, it's Chrome's sandbox which is making things...

Firefox Friday Five... Fireworks... 2010...!

How better to chime in the new year with some neat Firefox news? 2009 was a great year for Firefox, as I covered in my review last week, but now it's time to look towards 2010! You might've spent the last week being lazy and stuffing your face full of left-over turkey, but it seems the Firefox community has hardly taken a break. Let's get stuck in then, with some news of the Firefox...

First screenshots of Live Messenger 2010 appear

Live Messenger 2010 is coming, and NeoWin has posted some hands-on screenshots. The short version: it looks a lot like the current version, which many of you think is ugly as sin. There's also the addition of social kung-fu with activity streams from sites like Twitter and Facebook. There's also a big win when it comes to the conversation window: a tabbed interface. Thank you, Live Messenger,...

Microsoft Office 2010 box art leaks

Should anyone ever starts giving out an award for the being the worst company for keeping secrets, Microsoft will win in a landslide. If it's not an early build of new software like Windows 7 or Office 2010, it's the retail box art. The latter is the case this morning, with CentrumXP.pl sharing the latest round of sneak-peeks at Office 2010. Posted are designs for four of the 78 six versions...

Office 2010 beta download leaked on torrent trackers

Work on Microsoft Office 2010, the next major release of Office is coming together quite nicely. A few screenshots and more information about the suite of productivity apps has started to leak out into the wild. This release, (build 14.0.4417.1000) is the "Mondo edition" which has stood for an "Ultimate" version in the past. Strangely enough, ArsTechnica points out that all references and...