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  • Skype 5 for Mac becomes Skype 5.1 for Mac
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    Skype 5 for Mac becomes Skype 5.1 for Mac

    By 24 March 2011

    Skype has updated it’s Mac app on Thursday fixing a number of bugs along the way. Key updates from this release include the ability for participants in group calls to easily identify active speakers, and the ability to select recent called numbers...

  • Opera 11.10 browser (Barracuda) released
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    Opera 11.10 browser (Barracuda) released

    By 17 March 2011

    Opera Software, the company behind the Opera browser, has “set loose” the beta of its latest version of the browser – Opera 11.10. The new release, codenamed “Barracuda” comes as Internet Explorer 9 enjoys being downloaded 2.35m in the first...

  • Internet Explorer 9 downloaded 2.35m times already
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    Internet Explorer 9 downloaded 2.35m times already

    By 17 March 2011

    Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 9 - or IE9 as it's know to it’s mates - has, it seems, lots of new friends. Microsoft has just announced that even though people have been playing with the beta for little over a year – the new browser has been downloaded...

  • Microsoft: IE9 will be Windows only
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    Microsoft: IE9 will be Windows only

    By 15 March 2011

    Microsoft will not be creating versions of IE9 for platforms other than Windows, Mark Quirk, IE9 product manager, has told Pocket-lint. Nor will it operate on XP. “Windows is a business we know,” Quirk told us after we asked him if there were plans...

  • Apple Safari 5.0.4 update out
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    Apple Safari 5.0.4 update out

    By 9 March 2011

    While you're no doubt busy downloading the latest version of iOS 4.3 for your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, Apple has pushed out another update for you to perform: Safari. It’s just released a new version of the browser, and it fixes a number of problems....

  • Apple updates iTunes days after last update
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    Apple updates iTunes days after last update

    By 9 March 2011

    Apple has issued a new 77.5MB update for iTunes just days after releasing its previous version of the music library software. Although Apple updated iTunes to 10.2 on Wednesday last week, it’s seen fit to release a second one, urging users to now upgrade...

  • Angry Birds comes to PC thanks to Intel AppUp store
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    Angry Birds comes to PC thanks to Intel AppUp store

    By 4 January 2011

    Want to play Angry Birds, but don’t have a smartphone on which to play it? No problem, Angry Birds developer Rovio Mobile has announced that it's made a PC-friendly version available for those who head over to Intel and download the AppUp centre. The...

  • iTunes 10.1 update goes live
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    iTunes 10.1 update goes live

    By 12 November 2010

    If you wait for a software update long enough it will eventually turn up, that’s normally the rule of thumb with Apple software updates, and thankfully that's the case with its latest update iTunes 10.1. The new update, which Apple fans have been waiting...

  • MSN Music gets Zune treatment
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    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...

  • Apple iTunes 10.0.1 brings more Ping to the party
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    Apple iTunes 10.0.1 brings more Ping to the party

    By 26 September 2010

    Apple has released a new version of its iTunes software, version 10.0.1, and with it further integration of its new Ping social networking music element. The new update now features a Ping sidebar, similar to that of the Genius offering, and the ability...

  • Microsoft: Zune for Windows Phone 7, PC and Xbox 360 coming to UK
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    Microsoft: Zune for Windows Phone 7, PC and Xbox 360 coming to UK

    By 21 September 2010

    Microsoft has announced that it is bringing its Zune music and video service to the UK in the very near future. Although the Redmond, USA based company wouldn't be drawn on an exact launch date, executives for the company have confirmed to Pocket-lint...

  • VIDEO: How much faster is Chrome 7 to Chrome 6? About 20 fish faster
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    VIDEO: How much faster is Chrome 7 to Chrome 6? About 20 fish faster

    By 31 August 2010

    Google on Monday confirmed that Chrome 7 will feature GPU acceleration, allowing it to pull on your computers graphics chip to speed up the browsing experience. But what difference does that actually make in the real word? Daniel Cawrey over at thechromesource.com...

  • Chrome 7 speed boosted by your graphics chip
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    Chrome 7 speed boosted by your graphics chip

    By 30 August 2010

    Google has confirmed that Chrome 7 will feature GPU acceleration allowing it to pull on your computers graphics chip to speed up the browsing experience. “There’s been a lot of work going on to overhaul Chromium’s graphics system” and that the...

  • Can Google VoIP overthrow Skype?
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    Can Google VoIP overthrow Skype?

    By 25 August 2010

    With internet giant Google reportedly testing out a VoIP service within Gmail, this could spell trouble for Skype. But there are other services available if you want to make web-based calls, and they've got plenty of ammo to give Skype a run for its money....

  • Firefox 4 Beta updated, adds Sync and Panorama
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    Firefox 4 Beta updated, adds Sync and Panorama

    By 24 August 2010

    As Mozilla continues to update its Firefox 4 browser, it continues to add new features, two of which we got on Tuesday. The new features - Sync and Panorama - are coming to both PC and Mac users of the internet browser and are looking to change the way...

  • Firefox 4 beta update: New tabs come to Macs
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    Firefox 4 beta update: New tabs come to Macs

    By 27 July 2010

    Mozilla is continuing with its regular Firefox 4 beta updates with yet another one on Tuesday, this time bringing the new tab design first seen by PC users at launch to Mac users. "The new update of Firefox 4 Beta is now available in 23 languages for...

  • Microsoft: Windows 7 still selling seven copies every second
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    Microsoft: Windows 7 still selling seven copies every second

    By 24 July 2010

    Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system that launched in 2009 is proving extremely successful, it seems, according to the latest sales figures released by the company in its latest earnings report. According to Microsoft the urge to ditch Vista and upgrade...

  • iTunes 9.2.1 update out
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    iTunes 9.2.1 update out

    By 20 July 2010

    Apple has released an update for iTunes promising to fix a number of bugs in the process. The new iTunes 9.2.1, which went live on Monday, will disable older versions of some incompatible third-party plug-ins, address some minor issues with dragging and...

  • Firefox 4: Ready and waiting to be downloaded
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    Firefox 4: Ready and waiting to be downloaded

    By 6 July 2010

    If you're fed up with constantly seeing yet another 3 point something update for Firefox, good news. Mozilla announced late on Tuesday that it released Firefox 4.0 into the wild (admittedly still in beta) for all to play with after the press of the download...

  • Microsoft Office 2010 officially out now
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    Microsoft Office 2010 officially out now

    By 15 June 2010

    Microsoft has officially launched Office 2010 to the world, ending a long period of beta and trial versions. There are three different versions available - Home and Student which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, Home and Business which adds...

  • What's new in Safari 5 and will it improve your browsing?
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    What's new in Safari 5 and will it improve your browsing?

    By 9 June 2010

    Apple's Safari 5 is free, but it does require a reset, so should you bother going through the process of rebooting your computer just to get a new browser. Here are the main new features to look forward to after your reboot: Safari Reader With so many...

  • Lightroom 3 captures new features for the photographer in you
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    Lightroom 3 captures new features for the photographer in you

    By 8 June 2010

    Adobe has finally announced the launch of Lightroom 3, its photo editing software aimed at photographers rather than image designers, with a stack of new features. The Adobe Lightroom 3 beta was first released in October 2009 and is now ready roll,...

  • Apple Safari 5 adds Safari Reader gets faster
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    Apple Safari 5 adds Safari Reader gets faster

    By 7 June 2010

    It was rumoured before the keynote, it didn't make the keynote, but that doesn't mean it isn't real. Apple, under the mass of news about the iPhone 4, has announced a new version of its browser Safari 5. As predicted, the new version brings with it Safari...

  • EXCLUSIVE: Apple confirms iTunes 9.2
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    EXCLUSIVE: Apple confirms iTunes 9.2

    By 7 June 2010

    Apple has confirmed that it will be releasing a new version of iTunes in the next couple of weeks to coincide with the launch of the iPhone 4.  Although details are incredibly thin at the moment as to what the new software will offer users, the company...

  • Windows 7 SP1 confirmed for July
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    Windows 7 SP1 confirmed for July

    By 7 June 2010

    Microsoft has confirmed that it will be releasing its first Service Pack for Windows 7 users at the end of July. "Today, at TechEd, we are pleased to announce that by the end of July we will be releasing the public beta of Service Pack 1 for Windows...