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Hotmail says bye to silly passwords

Hotmail says bye to silly passwords

By 15 July 2011

Passwords that even a cat could hack are set to be banned from Hotmail after users continue to use weak letter combinations to protect their accounts. Things like 'password' and 'ilovecats' are out, with new users having to use properly complex logins.... >>

Microsoft Bing reveals 2010's most searched for celebrities: Cheryl Cole, basically

Microsoft Bing reveals 2010's most searched for celebrities: Cheryl Cole, basically

By 31 December 2010

The new year is thundering towards us like the queue outside the Harrod's sale, but let's spare a thought for 2010 and the most important stories, people and events we've witnessed. Not in technology, of course, but in the juicy world of celebrities,... >>

MSN Him gears up for Movember movement

MSN Him gears up for Movember movement

By 4 November 2010

We at Pocket-lint are fully behind the Movember movement, and so is Microsoft, who has gotten on board, throwing it's almighty weight behind the campaign with MSN sponsorship. MSN Him, the lad's hub on the huge network, has partnered up with Movember,... >>

MSN channels in for gamers

MSN channels in for gamers

By 22 October 2010

It's been a busy day for Microsoft regarding gaming. First up the tech giant announced a relaunch of its online games store and now word reaches us that MSN has added a games-based channel to its ever expanding network. Gaming is currently under the mantra... >>

Xbox LIVE update brings MSN integration

Xbox LIVE update brings MSN integration

By 30 September 2010

The Xbox 360 LIVE dashboard is getting a bit of a spruce up ahead of the Kinect launch on 10 November.  First up, Microsoft has announced that MSN content will now find its way onto the console, via the Inside Xbox channel "providing users direct access... >>

MSN Music gets Zune treatment

MSN Music gets Zune treatment

By 29 September 2010

Microsoft, fresh from the news that it will be bringing its Zune music and video service to the UK, has announced plans to integrate MSN Music into the software. What this means is Zune content will be accessible via MSN Music, with the Zune Marketplace... >>

Paramount movies coming to MSN Video Player

Paramount movies coming to MSN Video Player

By 15 April 2010

Late last year, Microsoft launched the MSN Video Player in the UK. It came with content from the BBC, Endemol, RDF and a number of other big names, but was focused mainly on TV shows.  That seems to be changing, with the announcement that Paramount Pictures... >>

Chatman: The plug-in emoticon that talks back at ya

Chatman: The plug-in emoticon that talks back at ya

By 28 January 2010

A new toy that aims to make chat sessions on your PC or Mac considerably more exciting for kids is to make its way into shops in time for the Easter holidays. Called Chatman, the emoticon-looking critter plugs in to your computer and chats away based... >>

Microsoft relaunches music download store

Microsoft relaunches music download store

By 4 November 2009

Microsoft has relaunched its previously-shuttered MSN Music download store in the UK, which offers album and single-track downloads from all four major labels. Microsoft says the store is "large and competitively priced". As well as purchasable tracks,... >>

MSN Music to offer "exciting new download service"

MSN Music to offer "exciting new download service"

By 6 March 2009

MSN is to continue its partnership with Nokia for an "exciting new download service", an email to customers of its MSN Music Store has revealed. From May 2009, Microsoft will be launching a "different music offer" from MSN, still powered by Nokia. An... >>