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Flash Player 10.2 for Windows, Mac, and Linux released

February 10, 2011 |

Adobe has released Flash Player 10.2 that works for Windows,Mac and Linux. The new Player comes packed with features and is now available for download. The most impressive of the lot is the new Stage Video architecture that drastically reduces the processor load of playing back high resolution videos.With the feature, Adobe claims that a 1080p playback will not take up more than 15 percent of a CPU cycle.

The additional features in Flash Player 10.2 include the ability to go to true full screen playback in a single click. The multiple display full screen support adds to the multitasking ability. Developers can create their own cursors with the added support for  native mouse cursors that the 10.2 version holds.

To add-on, the new sub-pixel text rendering is a credible update for all complex character-based languages. GPU rendering technology that will be seen in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 is supported as well.

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Microsoft India introduces Office Web Apps

February 9, 2011 |

Microsoft Office Web Apps has arrived in India. Web Apps is on the same platform with Google Docs, which helps users create, access, edit and share documents from the Office suite, which includes Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote from any PC which has an internet connection. And the best thing of all is that the service is absolutely free.

Office Web Apps  is claimed to be a key piece of Microsoft’s overall cloud strategy. There are also features like ease of sharing and high document fidelity that make Office Web Apps a favorite for modern information workers and consumers alike.

The basic requirement to run Office Web Apps is a Windows Live ID on SkyDrive or Hotmail to access Microsoft Office Web Apps from any of the supported web browsers like Internet Explorer 7 or later, Mozilla Firefox 3.5 or later, Google Chrome and Safari 4. The documents that are ported retain their style, formatting, … Read More