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  • News: Pay-as-you-go PCs hit problems

    Microsoft's projected launch of 'pay-as-you-go' PCs in developing countries such as India is not going as smoothly as it would like.

  • News: Slingbox launches in UK

    Slingbox - an add-on to your home TV and DVD setup that enables you to watch live or recorded TV and video from anywhere in the world - makes its UK debut today.

  • News: Opinion: Microsoft's Jpeg Killer?

    Among the interesting sessions we attended at WinHEC was one on something we'd never heard of before: Microsoft's Windows Media Photo file format.

  • News: Dell to test retail stores in the US

    Dell, the vendor that pioneered direct sales in the computer industry, announced plans this week to test its first full-sized retail stores.

  • News: AMD Launches DDR2-ready Athlon CPUs

    AMD this week launched its AM2 CPU socket, bringing support for fast DDR2 memory to the company's desktop processors.

  • News: Netgear's draft-802.11n draws fire

    Netgear has claimed to be first to market with a draft-802.11n wireless ADSL router – but has drawn criticism for a product that is likely to prove inferior to its existing products.

  • News: Flaw found in Symantec antivirus

    Security researchers have discovered a serious flaw in Symantec's enterprise antivirus software that could be used by hackers to create a self-replicating 'worm' attack against Symantec users.

  • News: Google knocks Microsoft off Dell PCs

    When consumers boot up their new Dell desktops and notebooks next week, they will find a Google homepage and search tools, not the familiar Microsoft versions.

  • News: Microsoft talks up Vista security features

    Encryption and policy-control functions being built into Microsoft's Vista operating system will help make it easier for companies to protect against data compromises.

  • News: Another World Cup worm on the loose

    Football fans should be aware of a worm being circulated by email with the German-language message "WM-Tickets" or "Weltmeisterschaft", security vendor Sophos warned yesterday.

  • News: Microsoft mobile kit to boost Live services

    Microsoft will let vendors include Windows Live voice services on mobile devices through a toolkit that will be available in the next few months.

  • News: Patent law reforms still needed

    The US government is moving in the right direction with its efforts to reform its patent process, a top executive at Research In Motion has said.

  • News: Microsoft maintains stance against ODF

    Despite the recent approval of the ODF (Open Document Format) for Office Applications by the ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation), Microsoft remains stalwart in its decision to forego support of ODF in its Office productivity suite.

  • News: EU backtracks on patent law

    The European Commission this week appeared to take a step back from its earlier position on the patentability of software.

  • News: Switch Word to safe mode, warns Microsoft

    Microsoft is advising people to run its Word application in 'safe mode' to help guard against a Trojan program that surfaced recently.

  • News: UK is Europe's most digital market

    The UK has been declared Western Europe's most digital market, according to fresh research from Informa Telecoms And Media.

  • News: Vista launch could slip further

    The launch of the consumer version of Windows Vista, Microsoft's next operating system, could be pushed back past the stated January launch date, company CEO Steve Ballmer said today.

  • News: Microsoft offerings prepare partners for Vista

    Microsoft yesterday unveiled programs and technologies to allow partners to prepare products to run on Windows Vista once it is available.

  • News: Jamster finds hope in Chinese piracy crackdown

    A promised crackdown on pirated mobile downloads will give mobile content provider Jamster a much-needed boost in China, the company's top executive said today.

  • News: Microsoft announces Vista Beta 2.0

    Bill Gates announced that Beta 2.0 versions of Vista, Longhorn Server and 2007 Office would be available from today at the WinHEC (Windows Hardware Engineering) conference in Seattle.



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