Accessible packaging makes life easier for gamers with disabilities

It’s always great to hear when a new accessible product hits the market giving greater opportunities to those who perhaps have limited mobility. However, what’s often forgotten is the packaging. The product arrives at the doorstep but might be unusable to some until someone can help them get it out of the package. Microsoft realized this and recently unveiled accessible packaging appropriate for the new and upcoming Xbox Adaptive Controller. – Gaming device designed to accommodate gamers with mobility challenges. [Read more…]

Windows XP vulnerabilities go way beyond home and office PC

Greg-Gazin-Senior-EditorEDMONTON, AB, April 8, 2014/ Troy Media/ – Windows XP is more than just a desktop and notebook computer operation system. It is also used in a significant number of retail point-of-sale systems (POS), restaurant systems and even ATM Banking machines are running it.

And with Microsoft ending support for XP today, April 8th, all of these systems will be vulnerable to severe data breaches such as theft of credit card numbers and other personal information.

Christopher Pogue, Director for Chicago-based Trustwave, an information and security company, said that everyone still using Microsoft Windows XP – and there is a significant number of them – should be concerned. “XP has been in production since 2001 and (is the) de-facto standard in many business verticals like point-of sale systems,” he said.

But even worse, he added, are those people who don’t even know their systems are running XP.  READ MORE AT TROY MEDIA

Microsoft 2nd Canadian store opens Oct. 26th at West Edmonton Mall

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Tomorrow morning at Edmonton’s West Edmonton Mall (WEM), a ribbon cutting ceremony will commemorate the opening of Microsoft’s first full retail store in Western Canada, and only the second in Canada.


Wanna play Kinect with Wayne Gretzky?

UPDATED_wayne3You may never have the opportunity to slap on your skates and play with “The Great One” on ice, but you might get lucky enough to challenge and play Kinectwith him.


Outlook Mac Coming Back

With Microsoft Office for Mac  returning with a whole new look for  2011 this October, one old friend from the past will be emerging after a decade of absence – Outlook for MacREAD FULL POST AT CANOE TECH BLOG