Outlook 2013 RT

Technology news related to electronic mail on ARM [chip] touch devices.

[MSFT] Office News
Outlook 2013 RT Coming to Windows RT Tablets as part of Windows 8.1 Update

Applies mainly to the touch devices. Those being the [Microsoft] proprietary Surface RT (not Surface Pro) or [3rd party] ARM devices running Windows RT.

Surface Pro (AMD/Intel) should [in theory] allow it. Haven’t checked to see if it’s free or there’s a cost.

On my Dell desktop at home running Windows 8 Professional, even with OneNote 2013 RT installed, I can still use the legacy OneNote 2013 [desktop] version installed with the Click to Run digital distribution of Microsoft Office 2013 via Office 365 Home Premium.

The biggest advantage to having an Outlook 2013 RT will be more intuitive, modern, touch user interface.

Good news for Outlook users with touch devices, such as tablets running Windows 8. I’m not sure about modern MS Office for Mac equivalent for iPads. They do have a Mac version of Office but I’m not sure about the metro UI.

Ethical questions regarding the collection of phone records

National news related to collecting phone records from citizens. Concerns around individual privacy and national security. Click on the article below for more information.

Source: Associated Press
White House defends collecting phone records

In my opinion, if it’s authorized by a local justice of the peace or [other] legal authority for [only] the sole intent and purpose of solving a crime, then I’d lean towards it being ethical for that [single] event. But if it’s for another matter (e.g. civil) then it should be more democratic but in a more timely fashion. For example, a review panel or grand jury.

What is the government defending?

[AP] “…the National Security Agency’s need to collect telephone records of U.S. citizens, calling such information “a critical tool in protecting the nation from terrorist threats.”

The need would likely be to solve a criminal case with phone records. For example, useful information leading to a conviction or exonerate an individual. That’s my educated guess. Going to review the article further.

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