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  • Teach your grandparents to use Skype
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    Teach your grandparents to use Skype

    By 8 December 2011

    The grandparent can be notoriously tricky customer when it comes to educating, particularly when that education is a lesson in technology, but, because you're a good person and this is the Good Christmas, you're going to give it a shot by giving them...

  • Mac gets beta Live Messenger update
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    Mac gets beta Live Messenger update

    By 24 March 2010

    Microsoft has issued a brief announcement that it's releasing a beta of version 8 of Messenger for Mac, which includes A/V support, as promised some time ago. The software, which interfaces with Windows Live Messenger on Microsoft's main platform, will...

  • ICQ releases new version of IM software
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    ICQ releases new version of IM software

    By 18 January 2010

    Gosh, remember ICQ? The stalwart of late 90s IM with its flowery icons and irritatingly-loud noises has just issued an update to its client - more than 13 years after it was first released - which adds a whole pile of new functionality. That functionality...

  • iTunes still most popular music service by far
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    iTunes still most popular music service by far

    By 16 November 2009

    A survey of 2000 internet users in the UK from GfK NOP has found that iTunes still remains by far the most popular music service, but that new entrant Spotify is shooting rapidly up the charts, despite having only just celebrated its 1st birthday. The...

  • Mozilla announces Raindrop communcations project
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    Mozilla announces Raindrop communcations project

    By 23 October 2009

    Mozilla has announced an interesting project called Raindrop, which appears massively complicated on the surface but is actually quite a simple idea when you strip it free of buzzwords. Mozilla (like Google, with its Wave platform) says that "email isn't...