Archive for September 29th, 2010

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MSN Music to integrate with Zune in UK

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Microsoft today announced plans to integrate MSN Music with Zune, Microsoft’s digital entertainment service.

There is a natural synergy between MSN Music and Zune. MSN Music will create links in its music editorial to related content on Zune.net, giving users quick and easy access to the music they care about in the Zune Marketplace.

On Zune.net users will be able to browse the Zune Marketplace and purchase music from a 100% MP3 catalogue or use a Zune Pass music subscription to stream music directly through their Internet browser.

Posted in: Press Releases
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Win an OtterBox iPhone 4 Defender Case

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You may have seen a while ago that we posted an unboxing video of the Otterbox iPhone 4 Defender Case. The case was supplied to us by Clove Technology and they have kindly said that we can give it away so it’s competition time!

This will be a very simple competition. To win the Otterbox Case all you need to do is follow both tracyandmatt and Clove on Twitter and retweet this post when it hits Twitter.

How easy is that. The winner will be picked in seven days and will be notified both on the site and via Twitter.

Good luck.

http://twitter.com/clovetechnology

http://twitter.com/tracyandmatt

 

Posted by: James

Posted in: Competitions
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BlackBerry Torch 9800 Review

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At last the Torch has reached UK shores and I was lucky enough to get my hands on a review unit straight away. You may have seen some time ago I did a demo video with the Torch. This was not final software for the UK but now the software is finished we should see it arriving with the networks very shortly, unless delayed again!

The Torch 9800 gives us a double whammy. A new phone and an updated OS, now called BlackBerry 6.

The BlackBerry Torch has had mixed reviews in the States where it has been available for some time. If you fancy reading what I think of the device plus BlackBerry 6, and if I believe there is a market for it here in the UK you will have to read on.

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MS Office for Mac 2011 launches October 26th

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Available now for pre-order, the new Office suite 2011 for Mac will be launching in late October, Microsoft have confirmed. The last version released in early 2008 is getting a little long in the tooth, and Microsoft have seen it fit to finally bring it up to date with some notable additions. Probably one of the first you’ll notice is the speed at which the programs fire up – Microsoft claim they have greatly improved the speed not only at start up, but in the program itself. Another new feature is a look similar to the current Windows counterpart, Office 2010 and its ‘ribbon’ menu interface. Entourage is also being replaced with a new Outlook client, though it’s unclear whether it’s actually new or just a rebrand.

However, if you’re desperate for the Office suite and need it right now, you can purchase Office 2008 and get a free upgrade to the newer edition when it’s available.

In true Microsoft style, there will be a plethora of different versions at different price points. The cheapest being the Home and Student Edition is £89.99 for a single user licence and includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The top end Home and Business adds the Outlook email client and, for two licences, rounds off at the top of the range with an RRP of £239.99.

 

Posted by: Vince

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