RIM welcomes Office 365 Users


Microsoft Office 365 Logo

Research in Motion has gone ahead and blessed the BlackBerry Business Cloud Services as ready for the prime time users. The software, which has been beta test for the last 4 months allows BlackBerry users to easily integrate with their firm’s Office 365 deployment. Users can expect synchronization with their Exchange email, contacts and calendars, along with the ability to remotely wipe or lock their data should the device go missing.

Likewise the IT gurus may take advantage of remote administration and wireless activation of the handsets. The software is free and will work for all medium-sized and enterprise subscribers of Office 365.

We have been playing with Office 365 for the past week and will shortly post a full in-depth review about it soon.

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Windows Phone 7.5 gets Google Calendar


Google has improved how its calendar and email services interact with Windows Phones running the mango system. Users can now cram up to 25 different calendars into the OS’s built-in calendar app.

BUT the setup’s not exactly seamless and as easy as it seems. You need to navigate your Windows Phone to the Google Sync page, login and check the boxes found there.

Also at the same Google Sync page, you can now choose to enable the “send mail as” feature if you’re using multiple addresses, with the option to delete unwanted emails instead of archiving.

New Xbox for Fall 2013 Release?


The new Xbox 720 (or the Xbox Loop) looks to be on line for a late fall 2013 release. This successor to set to be the gaming throne and is purported to pack a GPU based on AMD’s 6000 series of chips and will also boast silicon circuitry that catapults its performance past Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U by 20 percent.

If you’re looking for a more apples to green X’s comparison, this next gen counsel graphical capabilities are also reportedly six times greater than its 360 progenitor. While MS is likely holding back its monstrous new platform for a big E3 show.

Absinthe A5 Jailbreaker for iPhone 4S / iPad 2


The Absintha A5 Untethered Jailbreaksolution hit yesterday. And as any other jail break it opens up Apple’s iPhone 4S and iPad 2 for more creative uses by their owners — as long as they were on OS X. Now the team has returned with a version of the tool built for Windows users who enjoy iLife mixing and matching. All the usual restrictions, warnings and directives apply.

Windows Phone 7 SMS Bug


An SMS message on your nice new Windows 7 powered device could knock out your messaging out in a cold, a one shot kill and you can’t prepare for it.

Apparently, Windows Phone 7 devices that receive a text containing a certain string of characters will reboot and return with a non-functional messaging client which can only be restored via a hard reset. This flaw is not device-specific and has been found to affect other parts of the OS. Locking up your handset if you’ve pinned a friend as a live tile and that buddy posts the magic bug words on Facebook or Windows Live Messenger.

To fix the problem requires quick tapping fingers, as you’ve got to remove the pinned tile after rebooting before it flips and freezes the phone again.

BUT before you go abandoning WP7’s ship, just know that these sms issues are a known phenomenon and have affected all the major mobile players, iOS and Android included. Until Microsoft releases a fix, cross your fingers and hang tight.