1. Microsoft warns of attackers targeting Word users

Microsoft issued a statement warning that attackers are hacking through a security hole in Microsoft Word 2010 and Microsoft Outlook. If a user opens a rich text format (RTF) file, or previews a RTF email in Outlook, the attacker uses the vulnerability to “gain the same user rights as the current user.”

Read more: Microsoft: 0Day exploit targeting Word, Outlook (KrebsOnSecurity)

2. If you're in college, you get a deal on a Spotify subscription

Spotify is playing into two weaknesses of most college students – the lack of money and a love for music. Starting now, Spotify is cutting its monthly membership price in half from, $10 to $5, for students enrolled in four-year or two-year colleges. The offer is good for up to four years, but beware: Spotify will verify enrollment.

Read more: Spotify pitches college kids: Half off subscriptions while you're in school(re/code)

3. If you're still on vinyl – you can Shazam the album

Shazam, the popular music identification app, can now listen to your vinyl albums. In a partnership with Juno, a store for electronic dance music, 4 million downloadable songs and new vinyl releases will be added to the Shazam database.

Read more: Shazam goes vinyl (C|Net)

4. You can build a house with this app

Well, at least you can get the measurements. RoomScan for iOS creates floor plans and calculates measurements from the palm of your hand. How does it work? Install the app, then tap your phone against each wall and walk to your next target. The app will build the floor plan based on your directions.

Read more: RoomScan app creates floor plans just by tapping walls(C|Net)

5. Fitbit software will come automatically on the HTC One

Rather than shop around for fitness trackers in the Google Play Store, Android users will now have Fitbit apps automatically installed on their HTC One phones. Users then have the option to use the software as a standalone on the phone or buy an additional Fitbit tracker.

Read more: Fitbit partnership with HTC gives it a leg up in the fitness tracking space(TechCrunch)