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Office for Mac 2011 SP2 gets new update

Last week, Microsoft Office for Mac 2011 users were able to download a new update for the popular productivity software suite. The upgrade had a number of new features included, but some people who downloaded the update experienced issues related to corrupted identity databases. Late on Friday, Microsoft announced that it was pulling the SP2 patch from its Microsoft AutoUpdate system while it worked on a solution to the problem.

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced on its Office for Mac blog that it has issued a new update, 14.2.1, for the SP2 patch. The patch is now available to download via the Microsoft AutoUpdate system. It is also available as a manual download.

Microsoft’s support page has a list of the patch notes for the 14.2.1 update. Users who have already downloaded the previous SP2 patch must also download this new update. On the other hand, this new patch will not fix any previously corrupted identity databases. Microsoft has already offered a workaround if users are dealing with those kinds of problems. However, if Office for Mac owners are still having issues, they may have to bite the bullet and delete their current identity in order to start from scratch with a new one.

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Apple WWDC 2012 : du 11 au 15 juin 2012

Apple vient d’officialiser les dates du prochain WWDC 2012 qui se tiendra donc du 11 au 15 juin 2012
Comme prévu, le keynote aura lieu le lundi 11 juin à 10 h (19 h de Paris) à San Francisco au Moscone West.
Le prix des places pour participer à cet évènement, réservé au développeurs Apple, est fixé à $1599 (+/-1200 €).
L’année dernière avait été l’occasion de la présentation d’iOS 5, mais sans annonce d’un iPhone next.
Cette année, c’est iOS 6 qui est attendu, avec enfin (peut-être) la présentation du nouvel iPhone (iPhone 5 ?).

Microsoft plans April 12 mystery event

Pulling another page from Apple’s playbook, Microsoft has sent out a cryptic invitation to lure reporters to an upcoming event, while offering almost no clue as to what will be introduced.

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In this case, Microsoft has invited select reporters to an event on April 12 in San Francisco. Engadget appears to be first along the mail truck route from Redmond, Wash., so for now you will have to go there to see pictures of said invitation.

Microsoft is declining to comment, though I’d bet it has something to do with the mobile front. One possibility is the introduction of a Microsoft-designed consumer phone, which is on track to come out this year, ahead of the first Windows Phone 7 devices from other makers.

As interesting as what Microsoft has in store–OK, maybe not as interesting, but still noteworthy–is the evolution of Microsoft’s consumer marketing to try to generate more buzz and a bit of a cool factor for its products.

For those keeping track of the lessons Microsoft appears to have learned from Cupertino, it’s got better product naming, slick packaging, hip retail stores, and, now, mystery events.

Of course, Apple has its own mystery event in the coming days, where it is expected to introduce the next version of the iPhone OS.

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Earlier today, Microsoft announced it will be holding a mystery event for their latest project.  This mystery meeting was revealed today by Ina Fried from Cnet.

The invitations were sent out to members of the press with the message “It’s time to share.”

The mystery meeting is to reveal their “Pure” and “Turtle” phones, part of Microsoft’s Project Pink.  The Pure and Turtle are mobile phones but do not run Windows Phone 7 that will be released later on in the year. The devices are a replacement for T-Mobile Sidekicks, manufactured by Danger, a company Microsoft acquired.  The phones will support the Windows Mobile operating system, but not Windows Phone 7 OS, and come feature packed with social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter, including the Zune music service.

The Windows Phone 7 smartphones aren’t expected until the holiday season, an overhaul to Windows-based phones, featuring a Zune like interface.

The Pure and Turtle will both be slider phones, with touch screen and will go on sale within the month following the announcement on April 12.  The devices will be offered through Verizon Wireless.

iPhone HD on June 22, CDMA version for Verizon?

The Wall Street Journal and Engadget have been mentioning that the next generation iPhone will be named the “iPhone HD.”  There is also reports that Apple will be unveiling the next generation iPhone and iPhone OS 4.0 on Tuesday, June 22, 2010.

The Taiwanese manufacturer, Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., which has produced previous versions of the iPhone, said that they are developing two versions of the phone.  One model will be the standard GSM iPhone, to work on networks such as AT&T, T-Mobile, and Rogers (Canada), and producing a special CDMA iPhone to work with carriers like Verizon, Sprint and Bell (Canada).  Bell currently offers the iPhone 3GS to customers on their HSPA+ network.

The iPhone will need to be developed in two different hardware versions, as the chip Apple is using can’t provide a dual-operation to work on both GSM and CDMA towers.  With another hardware version launching, this means that Verizon will in fact be getting the next generation iPhone, the iPhone HD.  However, the manufacturer said it will start producing these in September.  Customers may have to wait till holiday season to get a Verizon iPhone HD.

There is also support A4-class SoC, a 960 x 640 display, a front-facing camera and that the iPhone OS 4.0 will enable multi-task support for third-party applications.

As AT&T’s exclusive contract comes to an end, other carriers will try to extend their reach to Apple, in hopes that they will also carry the iPhone.

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Activer le partage de connexion internet sur l’iPhone

In the UK o2 wants to charge nearly £15 a month just to tether your iPhone and use it with your laptop. In the US AT&T has not officially announced their charges or support but now a simple, easy and maybe not so carrier approved method has come to light.
The method does not require that you use iTunes to hack anything or jailbreak the phone but simply visit a website and download a settings file to update the device.
Thanks to Richard Lai there is a simple guide.

  1. Visit from your iPhone 3.0 device
  2. You will see the following screen, select "MobileConfigs"
  3. Next, select your provider and download the settings pack:
  4. You should now be able to enable tethering:

We are not sure whether a charge would be applied by your provider or whether this is totally legal but many sites are reporting success and I can confirm on a iPhone 3G 3.0 with o2 UK it works OK

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How to Upgrade/Update iPod Touch 3.0 Firmware For Free

Apple is all set to release iPhone & iPod Touch Firmware 3.0. OS 3.0 is second major firmware update for iPhone & iPod touch. iPhone 2G, 3G users are allowed to have free upgrade to iPhone firmware 3.0, however iPod touch users need pay $9.95 to upgrade to OS 3.0.

We are sure many users are not happy with this kind of behavior from apple towards iPod Touch Users. Well don’t worry we will tell you how you can update iPod Touch 3.0 for free once apple had release OS 3.0 for iPod Touch.

How to Upgrade/Update iPod Touch 3.0 Firmware For Free

1. Download & Install iTunes 8.2

2. Download iPod Touch 2G Firmware 3.0 IPSW iPod2,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw

& iPod Touch 1G Firmware 3.0 IPSW iPod1,1_3.0_7A341_Restore.ipsw

3. Connect your iPod Touch to computer

4. Start iTunes 8.2 & Select iPod Touch from devices list

5. Hold Shift and click Restore.

6. Locate iPod Touch ipsw files downloaded in step 2

7. Do not disconnect till iTunes has completed updating iPod Touch

That’s it, Now enjoy your iPod Touch 3.0 Firmware.

Check out Download links for iPhone 2G/3G & iPod Touch 2G 3.0 Software update