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  • News: In pictures: 25 years of Microsoft Word

    As Word celebrates its 25th birthday, we look back at the changes and challenges Microsoft's flagship word-processing program has been through during its first quarter-century

  • News: Sky offers £450m for Tiscali ISP

    UK satellite broadcaster and growing broadband provider Sky is reportedly close to acquiring internet broadband provider Tiscali's UK business.

  • News: Orange opposes controversial Phorm scheme

    Orange has announced it will not use the controversial advertising system Phorm.

  • News: Sainsbury offers unlimited music downloads

    Sainsbury's is the latest retailer to offer an unlimited music-download service.

  • News: Google withdraws Gmail SMS chat function

    Google has temporarily withdrawn the ability for Gmail users to communicate with mobile phones using SMS.

  • News: Windows Update fix coming to XP and Vista

    Microsoft has warned of another upgrade to Windows Update, with Windows Update Agent 7.2.6001.788 expected to fix a bug that produced an error when users tried to install 80 or more updates.

  • News: Google Android gets first security fix

    Owners of the Google Android-based T-Mobile have begun receiving a software update that fixes a flaw that security researchers found last week.

  • News: Intel says financial crisis could delay new products

    Intel added warnings in its quarterly filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission about how the deteriorating economic conditions worldwide may negatively affect its business.

  • News: Virgin offers £5-per-month mobile broadband

    Virgin Media claims to have launched the UK's cheapest ever bundled 3G mobile broadband package, with a £5-per-month deal now available to select Virgin customers.

  • News: Sony patents 'Wiimote for PS3'

    Rumours that Sony is preparing to take on Nintendo's motion-sensing Wii controller have been revived after the PlayStation 3 (PS3) maker filed a patent for a technology that uses ultrasonic waves to track a player in 3D space.

  • News: Financial turmoil causes $25bn drop in chip revenue

    Gartner has lowered its preliminary chip industry revenue projections for the next few years, including a $25.5bn reduction for 2009.

  • News: Panasonic to buy Sanyo

    Panasonic has agreed to buy Sanyo Electric, according to Japanese newspaper the Nikkei business daily.

  • Video: Beetle Junior 3 trailer

    Beetle Junior 3 is a popular jump & run game. The titular hero Beetle Bug has lost 1,341 buggies and has to rescue them. You guide him through all the levels to pick them up and bring them back home. Some weapons as well as obstacles can help him, monsters make his mission difficult. According to the manufacturer Beetle Junior 3 is 'funny and challenging entertainment for the whole family'. You can download it from PC Advisor Games.

  • News: The 15 best free multimedia downloads

    If you find the media players and related software designed to turn your PC into a multimedia machine a little underwhelming, then check out our favourite 15 video and audio applications, all of which can handle just about any job you can throw at them.

  • News: The 12 dirtiest web tricks used by politicians

    Politics always goes hand in hand with dirty tricks and below-the-belt tactics, and the internet is making it even easier for underhanded candidates to spread lies to impressionable voters.

  • News: In pictures: What's new in Windows 7?

    The pre-beta code for Windows 7 is now in the hands of developers. We've taken a look at the new OS to see just what users can expect when Vista's replacement arrives in 2010

  • News: Asus Bamboo U6 laptops promise old time charm

    Asus officially launched its long-promised Bamboo laptops today, with an 11.1in and a 12.1in model the first to go onsale. The Asus Bamboo U6 was originally shown as a prototype model at Computex Taiwan as the Asus EcoBook.

  • Video: World Technology Update - 31 October 2008

    This week a first look at Windows 7, flat panel displays get paper thin, new netbooks from Toshiba and Dell hit the shelves, Sony's Rolly gets a refresh and Intel invests in China.

  • News: Acer Aspire one sales overtake Asus Eee PC

    Acer claims shipments of its Aspire one netbook could reach 6 million units this year, which would edge out Asus's Eee PC at the top of the market.

  • News: Vodafone BlackBerry Storm 9500 launches today

    Vodafone has officially opened the floodgates and announced it will start taking pre-orders for the BlackBerry Storm from today. Vodafone has the exclusive rights to sells the RIM BlackBerry Storm handset in the UK. The Storm is the first touchscreen smartphone RIM has produced.



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