Microsoft Releases Office 2004 11.3.4 Update

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Date: Tuesday, February 13th, 2007, 17:30
Category: Software

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Microsoft has released Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.4 Update.
The update, a 12 megabyte download, patches program stability bugs, including openings wherein external malicious code can be inserted into the program (click here for a list of downloads or use the Microsoft AutoUpdate program to download and install the most current updates).
Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac 11.3.4 requires that version 11.3.3 already be installed. In order to verify this, a user can find the Microsoft Component Plugin file in the Microsoft Office 2004/Office folder, locate the file and then click Get Info from the File menu at the top of the Finder screen to locate the version number.
Microsoft Office 2004 requires Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later and about 540 megabytes of disk space to run.
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Tekkeon Releases myPower GO for iPod and Other Devices

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Date: Tuesday, February 13th, 2007, 08:11
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MacMinute is reporting that accessory firm Tekkeon has announced its myPower GO emergency power module for devices such as cell phones, PDAs, digital cameras, video cameras and iPods.
The myPower GO, which uses four AA batteries, arrives with multiple charger tips to enable the device to charge a wide variety of units. A full charge, as stated by Tekkeon’s web site, can provide and additional six hours for a cell phone, one and a half additional hours on a PDA and eight additional hours of video playback on an iPod.
The myPower GO also functions as a battery charger and can charge four AA batteries via a USB port. The device retails for US$19.95 and is available now.

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One Laptop Per Child Project Ships Initial Laptops to Eight Nations

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Date: Tuesday, February 13th, 2007, 08:12
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The One Laptop Per Child project, the effort undertaken by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in collaboration with dozens of technology industry partners, has announced that it will ship nearly 2,500 of its $150 laptops to eight nations this month according to an article on ZDNet.
The shipment will function as an experiment prior to mass production of the laptops, which is set for July 5th when five million of the units, dubbed the XO, will be built. Prices for each laptop should fall from US$150 to US$100 (thereby matching the project’s long-standing nickname of the “$100 Laptop”) and fall below US$100 in production costs per unit when the project hopes to supply 150 million laptops worldwide.
Education ministries in Brazil, Uruguay, Libya, Rwanda, Pakistan, Thailand and possibly Ethiopia and the West Bank will receive the initial machines before the program expands to Indonesia and other countries.
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Apple in Talks with EA About iPhone Game Titles

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Date: Tuesday, February 13th, 2007, 08:02
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An article on BusinessWeek.com cites Apple as having tapped game publishers such as Electronic Arts and Namco to deliver a slew of casual video games such as Tetris, Pac-Man, Sudoku and Texas Hold’em.
The games, when complete, could be downloaded from the iTunes Store for US$4.99 each with the target market being the customer base that would catch up with a quick game available on their cell phone in the space of an extra 10 minutes. In 2006, the U.S. mobile game market was valued at US$722 million according to research firm IDC. The market is expected to grow to US$952 million in 2007 and reach US$1.3 billion in 2010.
While Apple has kept silent about the possibility of games for its upcoming iPhone and Apple TV products, Mitch Lasky, senior vice-president of EA Mobile, mentioned that “we have been talking to Apple about games on (the iPhone.” Lasky also mentioned that EA sees technologies they’ve become used to from the iPod being incorporated into the iPhone.”
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