I recently read an article on Engadget about this new Buddy Cup that Budweiser is putting out that integrates with Facebook. Essentially what happens is you get the buddy cup and you link it to your Facebook account by scanning a QR code on the bottom. Then when you cheers someone, they become your friend on Facebook. The cup is going to be used at concerts, parties, and other events sponsored by the King of Beers. A new twist to making Facebook Friends.
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It was just a couple of weeks ago that BVA wrote about Twitter being the latest victim of a sophisticated hacking scheme. This last week proved to be testing for some of the biggest names out there, Facebook and Apple.
Facebook had issues on Friday after some employees went to a mobile developer’s website which ended up being compromised. They said they found an employee’s laptop that contained a malicious file after they traced a suspicious domain.
Just today Apple reported that a handfull of employee owned Mac’s were breached as well. They also stated they were working with law-enforcement agencies regarding the issues.
Unlike this seasons fashion, there are some trends I do not like seeing, and this is one of them. Facebook and Twitter are the biggest names in social media and Apple, well, it’s Apple. Do you think the hackers are part of the same group or do you believe this to be a trend of who can hack who out there?
Rumors are the Microsoft will be launching Office 2013 to customers at the end of this month. It has been available to business customers since November 2012 and had a preview earlier than that. Now they are ready for everyone else to buy it and use it. Microsoft 2013 has many of the options we have loved for awhile along with some more options to personalize your Windows experience. Office 2013 will have the standard Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. Like normal it can be placed on up to 5 Macs, PC’s, or mobile devices as well. The nice thing about this version is it have been tested on Surface RT tablets too. One thing that I like about the newer Office products is it has adapted to the ever evolving cloud computing world. Customers are able to save work in SkyDrive or SharePoint where it is easy to do what you please with it. Social Networking is no stranger to Microsoft Office either, you can view Facebook updates and LinkedIn feeds using Outlook with ease. There are many variations of Office 365 including Home Premium, Small Business, ProPlus, and Enterprise to customize what suites you best. To get a better idea of what is the best for you follow this link from Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/office/preview/en/whats-new
With a rating of 4.6 out of 5 on Google Play it is no wonder the Dropbox app is a huge hit with consumers. With the new 2.3 version you can now share and delete several photos at once, organize your photos into albums, along with UI improvements and updates throughout. It still holds true to having up to 3 GB of free space for uploading photos automatically like its older 2.1 version. The big draw for Dropbox users is the fact that it makes photo sharing a breeze. If you have the “Camera Upload” feature enabled you can add photos to your gallery and select images to share via (Gmail, SMS, Facebook, Google+, ect.). From there the the recipient gets the link and can add it to their own Dropbox account or feel free to just download the images if they do not have one. And to think it was not long ago when we took our camera rolls to get developed at the store, oh how times change! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dropbox.android&hl=en