IE 11 Will Be Released for Windows 7

Microsoft announced at its BUILD developers conference that it would release Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7, its most popular platform (powers 49% of Windows machines).  The beta version of IE 11 was released with Window 8.1.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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Mac OS Mavericks (10.9) Demo

Reel Deal has released a preview of the new Mavericks OS recently announced.

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Apple sees chance to compete with Office on the Web

by Gregg Keizer @ computerworld.com

Almost as an afterthought, Apple on Monday announced it was working on browser-based versions of its iWork productivity applications, a move one analyst said challenged Microsoft’s Office behemoth.

For a few minutes during Monday’s keynote of Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, Roger Rosner, who heads iWork development, spun through a quick demonstration of iWork for iCloud, a second attempt by Apple to move its Pages word processor, Numbers spreadsheet and Keynote presentation maker into the Internet age.

That first attempt, dubbed iWork.com, ended miserably last July, more than three years after its launch, when Apple pulled the plug. iWork.com was intended to complement the locally installed suite by the same name, but offered no Web-based document creation or editing, and instead made do with document viewing, downloading and commenting.

iWork for iCloud, on the other hand, is to be a full-featured trio of applications that run in a browser on either OS X or Windows, and allow document creation and editing on all of a user’s devices. They are, essentially, Pages, Numbers and Keynote ported to the Web.

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Ookla Speedtest

Another Internet connection speed tester for your PC or Laptop.

Ookla Speedtest puts the most sophisticated broadband testing and analysis tools into the hands of anyone interested in finding out just how connected they actually are. This free service from Ookla opens hundreds of testing locations around the world to anyone curious about the performance of their Internet connection. Use our service to view your service’s performance history, then share and compare with others near you – or around the globe.

Performing over 50 million tests every month, Ookla Speedtest is the global standard in Internet connection testing. Available on the web and on the iPhone and Android mobile platforms, the data collected powers the unparalleled global broadband statistics site Net Index where you can browse top bandwidth speed by country, or narrow down statistics to very specific locations.

The site is here.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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