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More entertainment apps hit the Xbox 360
A second wave of apps for the all-new Xbox 360 dashboard has launched today. Continuing with the entertainment-focus of the first batch, UK users now get access to blinkbox, YouTube, MSN and MUZU.TV, alongside the recently-added likes of iTV Player,…
Review of Hotmail email aliases: A for idea, 'Eh' for execution
MSN and Hotmail now lets users add up to five new and unique email addresses to their existing address, the company announced about a month ago. It's a great idea – most people juggle more than one email address…
MSN re-launching UK music service
Though still in the beta stages, MSN are looking to launch both a download store and streaming service.
Microsoft launch new-look MSN
The redesign will feature Twitter and Facebook integration.
UK decides that it really really likes Star Wars
In a poll of five thousand people, 38% said that Star Wars was the greatest Sci-Fi movie of all time. Not Wall-E, Close Encounters, or Short Circuit, but Star Wars. Honestly, talk about predictable. Not only that but Darth Vader was voted most evil Villain, the Lightsaber was the most popular gadget and Han Solo is the most heroic sci-fi hero. Okay! We get it! You like Star Wars! Jeez…
In similarly less-than-shocking news, HG Wells was the nation’s favourite Sci-Fi author, and Star Trek beat out Red Dwarf and Doctor Who to win best Sci-Fi TV show. They only won because Star Wars wasn’t eligible for those categories, y’know.
The whole poll was in honour of a new web sci-fi series, called Kirill, which is only available at msn.com/kirill. If you’re a Sci-Fi fan, then go watch it, and maybe stop voting for Star Wars in surveys. It’s getting boring now. Vote for ET instead.
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Legitimate version of fring comes to iPhone and iPod Touch
fring, the VoIP and instant messaging aggregator software, has now received approval from Apple and is available to download from the App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
A previous beta version, which required a jailbroken iPhone to work, proved extremely popular. Now anyone can get hold of the app that allows them to instant message their contacts on Skype, MSN, Google Talk, ICQ, Twitter, Yahoo! and AIM, as well as make cheap calls via a Wi-Fi connection.
Finally, it’s possible to keep in contact with everyone when away from the desktop environment, and all from the single application…
Facebook set to become the UK's most popular website of all
The number crunchers over at Nielsen Online are claiming that if we don’t all do something about it quickly, Facebook will overtake Windows Live Messenger as the most popular website in the UK.
Currently 2.4 billion minutes are spent on Facebook each month, with growth in the area of 20% each year. Surprisingly, Google is only at number four on Nielsen’s charts, with just 900 million minutes given to the search engine a month. The decline of MSN and other IM programs has been,…
Microsoft and RIM jump into bed together, offer Windows Live services for BlackBerry phones
Research In Motion has been extremely busy this balmy day, first announcing the Bold 9000 smartphone, and now a collaboration with Microsoft allowing for Windows Live services to be used on BlackBerry handsets.
Whilst BlackBerry phones have an IM service already, it’s rather limited as you can only talk with other BlackBerry owners. This new agreement between the two giants means BlackBerry users can enjoy MSN Messenger…