Office 2016: Worldwide Release

Office 2016 for Windows was finally released this month worldwide. The new Office has a focus on collaboration, apps that work for you, and new security features for businesses. Office 2016 for Mac was also released with a one-time purchase option. Among some of the newly available features, like Skype for business and Office 365…

iOS 9: What’s New

Apple’s newest operating system iOS 9, for devices like the iPhone and iPad, has been released as of September 16. The system is focused on intelligence and proactivity, while bringing subtle design changes and refined features. Devices will learn user habits, acting on the information to create a better experience. This could mean opening apps before we need…

Google’s Reorganization: The Birth of Alphabet

Google recently announced a company reorganization under the new name Alphabet. Alphabet will serve as a parent entity, housing several companies, including Google, under it. The change comes as an effort to keep Google innovative by keeping businesses nimble and allowing divisions to make their own decisions. The structure of a holding-company should also be…

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World Backup Day: March 31, 2015

Just before the end of the month is World Backup Day, occurring Tuesday March 31st. World Backup Day is a day to remind everyone the importance of backing up your data. Hardware or your device may be cheap but the data you store on it is not. Should something happen to your device and you…

Rackspace Reseller Conference 2015

This year’s Rackspace Reseller River Walk Retreat Conference is being held April 12-14 in San Antonio, Texas. A few representatives from MCG will be attending the conference this year. The two day event will allow us to meet with other resellers, as well as Rackspace Email and App experts. This will include various seminars designed…

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Google’s Translate App Updated

If you are planning on traveling in the new year, you might want to download Google’s Translate app first. Even though the idea of a universal translator seems abstract, Google seems to be coming the closest with the release of their Google Translate application upgrade this month. The upgrade is twofold, beginning with a voice…

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Microsoft and Mobile

Microsoft recently acquired Acompli, a young email start-up company, for around $200 million. Acompli, an 18-month old company, makes an email application for iOS and Android mobile devices. The company was founded with the “vision of making the best mobile email application on any platform and across all services”. Though Microsoft hasn’t released many details…

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Wi-Fi Is Just Around The Corner, Literally

Free and fast Wi-Fi is coming to the street corners or NYC, thanks to a deal reached by City officials. A 12 year project, known as LinkNYC, will install 10,000 Wi-Fi kiosks in all five boroughs constituting the “largest and fastest” free Internet program in the world. Free services, 20 times quicker then the average…