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  • Office 365 Home Premium: Microsoft wants you to rent Office for £7.99 a month
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    Office 365 Home Premium: Microsoft wants you to rent Office for £7.99 a month

    By 29 January 2013

    Microsoft is hoping to change the way we use software with the launch of Office 365 Home Premium, a consumer version of its software rental service for businesses. Aimed at those who don't want to pay up-front for the software they use, Microsoft will...

  • Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements reach version 11
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    Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements reach version 11

    By 25 September 2012

    Adobe has announced the latest version of its consumer photo and video editing software, which has reached its 11th release. Adobe's done a little bit of a u-turn in the latest package though: the dark background of version 10 has been axed for what Adobe...

  • Nokia Welcome Home: Lets switchers go Windows Phone quickly
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    Nokia Welcome Home: Lets switchers go Windows Phone quickly

    By 1 September 2012

    Nokia has released a new desktop app that will make it even easier for iPhone, BlackBerry or Android users to ditch their current phone and move to a Nokia Lumia. "With Welcome Home, you just plug in your Lumia to your computer (Mac or PC, your choice)...

  • Firefox 15 arrives, has plans to be best gaming browser
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    Firefox 15 arrives, has plans to be best gaming browser

    By 29 August 2012

    Mozilla, the community behind the Firefox browser, has pushed out Firefox 15 to Firefox users around the world with a promise of better speeds, better stability and a better experience for those who want to play games in their browser. "Firefox makes...

  • Hands-on: Microsoft Office 2013 review
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    Hands-on: Microsoft Office 2013 review

    By 17 July 2012

    Microsoft has announced Office 2013 - Office 15 if you are keeping track of the version numbers - ahead of the release date, as is de rigueur these days. This means mere mortals like you and us can download a consumer preview of the new offering ahead...

  • Microsoft Office 2013 revealed, Customer Preview available for download
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    Microsoft Office 2013 revealed, Customer Preview available for download

    By 16 July 2012

    Microsoft has unveiled Office 2013 at a press event in San Francisco, and a customer preview version is available for download now. It heralds a new dawn for its work suite software as it embraces the company's much loved Metro interface and the new...

  • Firefox 13 ready for download
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    Firefox 13 ready for download

    By 5 June 2012

    Mozilla has released the latest version of its Firefox browser - Firefox 13. The new browser - deemed a "landmark release" - packs in a number of new features including a redesigned home page and tab pages, as well as support for “tabs on demand”...

  • How to install Windows 8 on a Mac
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    How to install Windows 8 on a Mac

    By 1 June 2012

    You are intrigued aren't you? While you brag about OS X to your mates there is something rising inside you that just wants to see what all the fuss is about. You want to have a go to see what all your PC owning friends are going to be using, and as it...

  • Windows 8 upgrade will start from just £10
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    Windows 8 upgrade will start from just £10

    By 31 May 2012

    Microsoft will offer its next operating system update, Windows 8, from just £10 to customers who buy a new PC from 2 June. "Beginning June 2, 2012, Microsoft will roll out the Windows Upgrade Offer in 131 markets, including the US and Canada," the company...

  • Windows 8 to be called, err, Windows 8
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    Windows 8 to be called, err, Windows 8

    By 17 April 2012

    Microsoft has confirmed that the next version of Windows 8 will be called - wait for it - Windows 8. That's right, instead of something catchier like Windows XP, Windows ME, or even Windows Vista, the Redmond-based company is sticking with the Windows...

  • Angry Birds Space blasts off for iOS, Android, PC and Mac
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    Angry Birds Space blasts off for iOS, Android, PC and Mac

    By 22 March 2012

    Rovio, the developer of Angry Birds, has finally launched a worthy sequel. Angry Birds Space reinvigorates the franchise because  it's far more than just firing birds from a catapult to take out some green pigs. Hoping to knock overnight sensation Draw...

  • iTunes 10.6 update released
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    iTunes 10.6 update released

    By 7 March 2012

    Apple has released an update for its iTunes software on Wednesday, bringing with it support for 1080p HD movies and TV shows following the launch of a new updated iPad and new updates Apple TV. "iTunes 10.6 adds the ability to play 1080p HD movies and...

  • Google Chrome browser to predict what you want to visit next
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    Google Chrome browser to predict what you want to visit next

    By 8 January 2012

    Google has announced that the latest update to its Chrome browser will try and guess what website you are going to visit next by loading it while you type the URL. In a move to try and get you the webpages you visit even quicker than before, the browser...

  • Internet Explorer to automatically update in future
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    Internet Explorer to automatically update in future

    By 15 December 2011

    Google's Chrome browser already does it, but now Microsoft Internet Explorer browser is to offer automatic updates so users don't have to bother wondering whether they have the latest update or not. "Today we are sharing our plan to automatically upgrade...

  • iTunes 10.5 released, ready to download
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    iTunes 10.5 released, ready to download

    By 11 October 2011

    Apple has released iTunes 10.5 on Tuesday night, allowing millions of Apple iPhone users the chance to get ready for the iOS 5 update rollout on Wednesday. The new update adds a number of features, including the ability to load up your iPhone with Apple's...

  • Google Chrome 14 finally adds full screen support for OS X Lion
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    Google Chrome 14 finally adds full screen support for OS X Lion

    By 20 September 2011

    Mac OS X Lion users who have switched from Chrome to Safari in order to benefit from the recently released operating system's features, like full screen mode, can now go back to the Google browser. Its latest update now adds full screen support and the...

  • Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements hit version 10
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    Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premier Elements hit version 10

    By 20 September 2011

    Adobe’s consumer photo and video editing suites have now been upgraded to version 10, sweeping in a number of feature changes, but retaining the existing style and design of application. The new features cover a range of feature updates, but the design...

  • Adobe offers Final Cut Pro users healthy discount to swap
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    Adobe offers Final Cut Pro users healthy discount to swap

    By 1 July 2011

    Apple’s been getting a lot of bad press since it launched the latest version of it’s video editing package Final Cut Pro. Users have complained, people have asked for refunds, and generally there seems to be a large unrest at what’s happened to...

  • Xobni Gadget store brings Dropbox and Evernote support to your inbox
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    Xobni Gadget store brings Dropbox and Evernote support to your inbox

    By 3 May 2011

    Xobni, the company that helps you manage the contacts in Outlook by telling you who is important and who’s not, has launched a new feature that brings in third-party details beyond social networks to services like Evernote and Dropbox. The self described...

  • Chrome 11 now stable, ready for download
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    Chrome 11 now stable, ready for download

    By 28 April 2011

    Chrome 11, Google’s browser, has made it to version 11 this week gaining a “stable” badge for those who don’t like to risk living the beta build dream. New to the mix is a new flatter logo in your dock – Mac or PC – and the ability to do voice...

  • Aurora lets you try Firefox 5 now
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    Aurora lets you try Firefox 5 now

    By 18 April 2011

    Fans of Firefox are being given the chance to try the next version of the browser - Firefox 5 - and all the new features it brings, albeit in an environment that probably isn’t going to be that stable. Mozilla, the organisation behind the free web...

  • New Windows 8 details emerge showing new features
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    New Windows 8 details emerge showing new features

    By 16 April 2011

    Microsoft may have been trying to get everyone to focus on it’s MIX 11 event in Las Vegas this week, but that didn’t stop developer code of it’s next major project, Windows 8 slipping out into the wide for all to see. Details are decidedly thin,...

  • Microsoft Silverlight 5 Beta ready for download
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    Microsoft Silverlight 5 Beta ready for download

    By 14 April 2011

    Microsoft’s Sliverlight has reached version 5, and the beta is ready and waiting for you to download it. We thought you would be excited by that news, Microsoft certainly is. It’s just announced the immediate availability of the beta for Microsoft...

  • Microsoft details Kinect for Windows SDK
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    Microsoft details Kinect for Windows SDK

    By 14 April 2011

    Microsoft has used it’s MIX 11 event in Las Vegas to detail what developers will be able to do to make the most of its Kinect accessory for the Xbox 360 on their PCs when the software developer kit launches later this year. Microsoft first confirmed...

  • Adobe CS5.5 brings bundles of new features
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    Adobe CS5.5 brings bundles of new features

    By 11 April 2011

    Adobe’s Creative Suite has undergone a mid cycle refresh, bringing with it a host of new features, packages, tricks and treats. Most of the applications get something new, although Adobe admits that CS5.5 is about honing the features available rather...