Announced last week Tuesday on 30th September 2014, the next version of Microsoft’s Windows will be called Windows 10 and not Windows 9.
As shown in the screenshot below, there is a rumour going on in Reddit mentioning that lots of third party products are checking whether the Windows version starts with “Windows 9” which means it will match Windows 95 or Windows 98.
On the 27th August 2014, Dropbox announced that the Dropbox Pro plan now comes with 1TB (1,000 GB) of storage for US$9.99/month (S$13/month) or you can pay upfront for the year and that will cost you US$99/year (S$125/year).
Previously, US$9.90/month will only give you 100GB of storage, while 200GB will cost you US$19.99/month and 500GB will cost you US$49.99.
Parallels today launched Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac and Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac Enterprise Edition, the industry-leading software for running Windows applications on Macs. New built-in intelligence and support for Apple’s latest operating system, OS X Yosemite. It provides ease-of-use for both business users and consumers, allowing them to forget about the operating system and focus on the task at hand.
Parallels Desktop 10 will bring many of the announced features of Mac OS X Yosemite Windows and Windows applications, supporting iCloud Drive, iMessages and SMS text sharing from Windows, and control of virtual machines from Spotlight preview and Finder QuickLook. New ease-of-use improvements include Wizards that guide users through optimising their experience, improved performance and battery life, and improved usability between operating systems so that people can complete tasks more quickly. Parallels Desktop 10 gets out of the way so customers can think less about the tools being used and more about what’s important. It also offers the choice and freedom to use whatever operating system fits your needs – including OS X Yosemite, OS X Mavericks, Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Windows 8, Windows 7, Chrome OS, Android and a number of Linux operating systems – all on one computer.
2 weeks ago, on the 18th June 2014, Adobe revealed it’s biggest update of its Creative Cloud software yet. The update includes major updates across their desktop apps, new mobile apps for iOS, Creative Cloud SDK and a new Creative Cloud Photography plan.
With this major 2014 update, Adobe has decided to put in the year together with the software name in the window’s title of the application. For example, in the window’s title, it now says Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 instead of just Adobe Photoshop CC.
Parallels Access app used to be available only on iPad. But with the launch of Parallels Access 2.0 last week, the app is now available on both Android and iPhone (Universal App).
For the unaware, Parallels Access app is a remote desktop app for Android and iOS that allows you to run any application from your Mac or PC, and it is designed to give those applications a native feeling on the mobile/tablet.
Adobe Voice is Adobe latest iPad app that gives you the ability to create video stories on the iPad and share it. It is free and is available in the iOS AppStore. The app requires iPad 2 or higher and iOS 7.
Marvel Super Heroes stickers are now available in WeChat Sticker Shop. For the initial release (22nd April 2014) till 29th April 2014, it will be available free of charge. After 29th April 2014, you have to pay S$1.28 to purchase it!
Microsoft Singapore launches a new addition to the Office 365 family, Office 365 Personal. It is targeted for the individual. Office 365 Personal allows you to install Office on one PC/Mac and one tablet device to be connected to the service. It cost S$89.00/year (yearly subscription) or S$9.80/month (monthly subscription).
Microsoft also renamed Office 365 Home Premium to just Office 365 Home. The subscription still stays at S$138.00/year (yearly subscription) or S$13.80/month (monthly subscription). Office 365 Home allows you to install Office on five PCs/Macs and five tablets.