A gaggle of new games for Xbox 360

More than 160 games are on the way for the Xbox 360, with up to 40, including best-seller “Final Fantasy XI,” expected to be available by the end of the year, Microsoft announced on Monday. Company representatives, speaking at a press conference leading up to this week’s giant Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), also announced a …more

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Proliferation of music services results in cacophony

The early days of legal online music downloading were so simple. You loaded iTunes onto your computer (first for Macs only, later for PC too), bought MP3s from Apple’s iTunes Music Store for 99 cents each and transferred the music to your iPod. End of story, for better worse. Just how much times have changed …more

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IBM vote for Firefox doesn’t mean IE dead

THE LINUX wires went postal on Thursday after software services giant IBM had told its 300,000 employees to download the open sauce browser Firefox. There was much dancing in penguin land, as users felt that if Big Blue could endorse Firefox then other big companies would do so also. The Inquirer

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Apple gives identity thieves a way in

Apple has won well-deserved plaudits for the elegance and security of its Mac OS X operating system. The worms, viruses, and assorted malware that plague users of Microsoft Windows are virtually unknown among Mac devotees. When geeks congregate, they often debate why this is. Some say the Mac’s software architecture, based on the advanced Unix …more

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Apple wins Tiger name dispute

Computer retailer Tiger Direct has failed in its first attempt to force Apple to stop using the Tiger name for Mac OS X 10.4. A Florida Judge ruled that granting an injunction would do far more harm to Apple than Apple’s use of the Tiger name can potentially do to Tiger Direct’s business. Tiger Direct …more

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Out of Beta MSN Desktop Search Aiming at Google

Microsoft released the finalized version of its desktop search tool, taking aim at Google and other rivals in the increasingly competitive search market. The MSN Toolbar Suite, which was introduced on a trial basis five months ago, combines several programs that speed up your search tasks and help you surf the Web. PhysOrg

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Sun and Microsoft link up on single sign-on

Sun Microsystems and Microsoft have joined up to develop a single sign-on system for users. Both companies had previously touted their own single sign-on systems to allow users to access any authorised application or network over the web. Computer Weekly

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Forceware 73.00 leaked to fix nvidia SLI widescreen problem

Some new Forceware 73.00 drivers that do fix the SLI widescreen problems popped up on the internet late friday afternoon.  Now all those users that have been having problems with SLI and widescreen displays have a solution! The files are dated April 15th, 2005 and come in just under 20mb . As always with beta drivers …more

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Yahoo Licenses Sonic’s CD-Burning Technology

Yahoo proceeds with full sails ahead on its new online music service. The Sonic AuthorScript technology licensed by Yahoo supports all the major audio formats and new CD and DVD drives, the Navato, Calif., software maker said. The technology is about 1MB, which enables fast downloading, particularly on a broadband connection. InformationWeek

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Free Windows XP update improves security of private and public WiFi networks

This free security download is a must for Windows XP wireless users.  Run don’t walk to the Microsoft downloads site.  Microsoft has beefed up the security of Windows XP’s wireless connections as a free update to Service Pack 2. As well as making it easier to connect to wireless hotspots, Microsoft says it has now …more

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IBM backs Firefox browser

IBM is seriously becoming the champion of open source.  It’s recent acquisition of Gluecode and this support of Firefox certainly says it’s so. The open source Firefox has been given a boost in the corporate world, with IBM?s plan to encourage its employees to use the browser instead of Microsoft?s Internet Explorer. IBM employees can now download the Firefox browser …more

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New Xbox a console you can’t refuse

Click the link below to visit Legit Reviews Forum and read the entire article along with the new Xbox 360′s amazing specs. Microsoft’s new machine, expected to be in stores this holiday season, was front and center during a special that aired on MTV Thursday night. Elijah Wood (“The Lord of the Rings”) hosted and the …more

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Microsoft,Toshiba in cross-licensing deal

The pact allows Microsoft, the world’s biggest software maker, and Toshiba, the world’s third-largest notebook computer manufacturer, to use each other’s patents on computer and digital electronics technologies, a Microsoft spokesman in Japan said. Although Microsoft already held cross-licensing agreements with the likes of Sun Microsystems Inc. (SUNW.O: Quote, Profile, Research) , Siemens AG (SIEGn.DE: …more

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Microsoft To Be Your PC’s Doctor

Microsoft “just wants to be your everything.” Today, Microsoft announced plans to introduce Windows OneCare. The subscription-based service will offer consumers a comprehensive, easy to use package of tools to keep their Windows-base personal computers operational. “Windows OneCare is the next major advance in our ongoing efforts to help keep consumers’ Windows-based PCs ‘healthy’ in …more

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