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  • Boxee media centre launches for Windows
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    Boxee media centre launches for Windows

    By 24 June 2009

    Boxee, the open source media centre software, has announced that a public alpha of its application is now available for Windows. Previously, the software only worked on Macs and Linux-based PCs. On top of that, the platform now supports a whole load more...

  • Windows 7 RC downloads to cease on August 15
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    Windows 7 RC downloads to cease on August 15

    By 24 June 2009

    Microsoft is reminding users that downloads of the release candidate of Windows 7 will be ceasing on 15 August. If you want to try out the OS on a test machine before its release, then the clock is ticking. Also, if you're still running the Beta version,...

  • Microsoft Security Essentials not available in Britain
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    Microsoft Security Essentials not available in Britain

    By 23 June 2009

    We brought you the news that Microsoft's free security software, codenamed "Morro" would launch very soon - and it has - but not for those in the UK. The Microsoft Security Essentials beta is now available now in the US for download for Windows XP, Windows...

  • iTunes variable pricing said to be successful
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    iTunes variable pricing said to be successful

    By 22 June 2009

    Reports from analysts indicate that being forced to introduce variable pricing to the iTunes store has proven to be a moneymaker for artists, and therefore Apple. Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" is one of the albums whose price was raised to the...

  • Microsoft launches IE-only treasure hunt
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    Microsoft launches IE-only treasure hunt

    By 17 June 2009

    There was us talking about how Microsoft is nowhere to be seen in the browser market, and up pops word of an Australian competition that the software giant is running. The company says that it's hidden AU$10,000 "somewhere on the internet", but that the...

  • Microsoft dumps Money
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    Microsoft dumps Money

    By 11 June 2009

    Microsoft is to end sales - and within a few years, online support - for its Money software. Microsoft explains the reasoning as follows: "The category of personal financial-management software has changed considerably in the 17 years since Money was...

  • Microsoft to unveil free antivirus product
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    Microsoft to unveil free antivirus product

    By 11 June 2009

    Late last year, Microsoft promised that we'd all be getting free antivirus around the middle of 2009. Right on schedule, it appears that it's nearly here. Microsoft is preparing to unveil a free anti-virus product, that'll be appearing in a beta form...

  • iTunes 8.2 released ahead of iPhone 3.0
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    iTunes 8.2 released ahead of iPhone 3.0

    By 2 June 2009

    Apple has released a new update for its iTunes software as the company readies itself for the launch of the iPhone 3.0 software update. "iTunes 8.2 now supports iPhone or iPod touch with iPhone 3.0 Software Update." The company says on the standard Software...

  • Microsoft Windows 7 Starter edition u-turn
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    Microsoft Windows 7 Starter edition u-turn

    By 30 May 2009

    Microsoft has confirmed that it is to ditch its 3 applications limit for Windows 7 Starter edition following feedback from users around the world. The version, which has been created to appeal to netbook users was going to be restricted so as to not slow...

  • Google Chrome update promises speedier web
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    Google Chrome update promises speedier web

    By 21 May 2009

    Google has launched an update to its web browser Google Chrome, promising users a faster, "speedier" experience than they have had in the past. The new version, internally dubbed Chrome 2, will see an improved new tab page and the introduction of a full...

  • Microsoft: Windows 7 confirmed for 2009 release
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    Microsoft: Windows 7 confirmed for 2009 release

    By 11 May 2009

    Microsoft has moved closer to confirming an official launch date for Windows 7, even though Acer has already spilled the beans of an October launch. According to Brandon LeBlanc over at the official Windows blog, the new date for the OS isn't the previously...

  • VIDEO: Sony Ericsson Theme Creator 4.0
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    VIDEO: Sony Ericsson Theme Creator 4.0

    By 8 May 2009

    Sony Ericsson's Theme Creator version 4.0 is a pretty nifty way of really personalising your SE handset, and now offers some nice Adobe-flavoured bits too. Available now as a free download, Sony Ericsson phone owners can use the software just to personalise...

  • Windows 7 to get Windows XP mode
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    Windows 7 to get Windows XP mode

    By 25 April 2009

    Microsoft has said that Windows 7 users will still be able to use programmes designed for Windows XP through a new virtual mode. Posting the information on the company's Windows Blog, Scott Woodgate, a member of the Windows 7 team has confirmed that users...

  • Windows 7 RC confirmed
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    Windows 7 RC confirmed

    By 25 April 2009

    Microsoft will be releasing its latest version of yet to be released Windows 7 operating system on the 5 May, the company has confirmed. The new RC (Release Client) version is, according to a posting on one of the company's blogs, "on track for April...

  • Norton 360 v3.0 - PC review
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    Norton 360 v3.0 - PC review

    By 16 April 2009

    It doesn't seem like a year since Norton did a great job of refining its "family friendly" security suite but version 3 of 360 has arrived, keen to keep its place as the favourite all-in-one tool of choice for the home user. Those looking for a range...

  • icloud "world's first free online computer" launches
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    icloud "world's first free online computer" launches

    By 14 April 2009

    icloud, "the world's first free online computer", has launched worldwide, a move that Swedish company Xcerion says takes cloud computing "to the next level". After what's said to be 8 years of development, icloud is angled as the online PC for everyone...

  • VIDEO: AMD Fusion Media Experience
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    VIDEO: AMD Fusion Media Experience

    By 14 April 2009

    AMD has announced the launch of the Fusion Media Explorer, a new "3D immersive social media and digital media browser". Designed to work on PCs with AMD hardware, the FME combines local media items, plus related online content from providers such as Flickr,...

  • Microsoft IE8 getting automatic rollout
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    Microsoft IE8 getting automatic rollout

    By 13 April 2009

    Microsoft will start to offer Windows users the chance to download IE8 via the automatic update service in the next couple of days. Although users who have already dabbled in the beta version of the internet browser have been alerted if they haven't upgraded...

  • CyberLink PowerDVD 9 Deluxe - PC review
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    CyberLink PowerDVD 9 Deluxe - PC review

    By 1 April 2009

    If you’re proud of your extensive collection of DVDs and growing army of Blu-ray titles and are partial to enjoying the odd film or three through a PC, something a little more dedicated than Windows Media Player could well be on the cards. PowerDVD...

  • Microsoft ditches Encarta encyclopaedia
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    Microsoft ditches Encarta encyclopaedia

    By 31 March 2009

    Microsoft has announced that it is ditching its Encarta encyclopaedia software suggesting that sites like Wikipedia have forced the service into the wings. "On October 31, 2009, MSN Encarta Web sites worldwide will be discontinued, with the exception...

  • Xobni storms out of beta with v1.7
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    Xobni storms out of beta with v1.7

    By 26 March 2009

    It is no secret that Xobni is one of our favourite apps, making Outlook into, well, the application it should be. Xobni has announced that the software is now out of beta and is offering version 1.7 for users to download. The innovative application has...

  • Mobiu secure mobile office - PC review
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    Mobiu secure mobile office - PC review

    By 26 March 2009

    Data security has barely been out of the news over the past few years, with every week bringing a new "scandal" to the fore as sensitive information is lost or stolen, removed or misplaced, often with no protection in place. With the increasing sophistication...

  • IE8 comes out of Beta
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    IE8 comes out of Beta

    By 19 March 2009

    Microsoft has on Thursday confirmed that its Internet Explorer browser is now officially out of beta and available for download from 4pm (GMT). The new browser, which sees virtually no change since the RC1 client, released earlier in the year, will be...

  • Apple Safari 4 Internet Browser review
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    Apple Safari 4 Internet Browser review

    By 24 February 2009

    Apple's new browser promises faster load times, new features and private browsing, but will it make your surfing experience any better? Pocket-lint hit the Internet for some heavy web surfing action to find out. None of this 3. something, Apple has opted...

  • Xobni to charge for Outlook app?
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    Xobni to charge for Outlook app?

    By 5 February 2009

    Xobni has definitely been one of our favourite apps of the last year, optimising searching for Outlook in a way that Microsoft should really take note of. But a survey mailed round to a “small group” of Xobni users asks how you’d feel if you had...