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Microsoft's Xbox One Console Runs Three OSs Including Windows 8

Microsoft crams Windows 8 into Xbox One

What is Xbox One? Is it a games machines, a media center, or an app player? Microsoft wants it to be all three, with near instant-on, voice activation, Skype and many other features, but to do this, it runs a version of Windows 8, a gaming hyper-OS and a media system, highlighting the company's struggles with Windows.

Microsoft Brings Skype to Outlook.com

In another small step forward for Outlook.com, Microsoft has announced that it is making Skype available through the Outlook.com interface. However, unless you are part of a small group of people in the UK that have been offered access to a small beta test, you will have to wait until a little bit later in the year for the new functionality.

BlackBerry Q10 Sells Out in U.K. Pre-Launch Event, Now the Tough Test Begins

q10_thumb.jpgThe Q10 has got BlackBerry moving with a U.K event over the weekend that saw thousands of devices per hour being sold to well-heeled executives and exporters at the luxury Selfridges stores. 

Recession Relief: New Job Openings at Facebook, Microsoft, Bridgeline, Telerik, MailChimp, Adobe and Skype (11-Apr-13)

Start off the New Year with a new gig -- we've got a shopping list of hot jobs for you to browse. Our featured jobs list is a great collection of opportunities spanning specialties and continents. Here's who's hiring this week (and if you're hiring, post your open jobs here).

Spring Bringing Vital Product News from Microsoft and Apple

applelogo.pngBoth companies are facing press, partner or investor backlash, and user hostility, or worse, indifference. Apple should be looking to win back lost momentum with the next iPhone announcement while Microsoft will be looking to tie computer, mobile devices and TV together via its next Xbox console. 

Lync 2013 Launches for Windows Phone 8 and iPhone

lync_2013_logo.jpg  Carry on collaborating on the move with the new video, chat and contact app from Microsoft to stay in touch wherever you are on your Windows Phone 8 or iPhone device.

Box Upgrades Windows 8, Windows Phone App, Adds Powerful Previews, Office Support

Box is going to very busy over the next year or so as it prepares for its IPO. In the meantime it needs to keep users happy -- after all, happy users generally means happy investors. Last October Box launched Box for Windows 8. This week it is tweaking that and adding some more.

Skype Competitor Viber Soars to 175 Million Users

It’s a huge hit in the wealthy city-state of Monaco, used by about 90% of that population. And now, the Cyprus-based calling/messaging service Viber -- one of Skype’s start-up competitors -- is reporting that its worldwide user base has soared to 175 million. 

Microsoft's Skype Video Messages Out for Android, Apple - Windows? Later

The good news for Skype users is that it’s finally getting video voice mail. The bad news: this assumes you own a Mac, or a mobile device using iOS or Android. The Windows versions look like they will be last to that party, with an availability expected in April.

Futureful iPad App Launches, Promises Content Discovery in Style

A stylish iPad app launches, but does the Internet care? It might if the crew behind the Futureful app have their way. Futureful is like StumbleUpon's fancier, quirkier cousin, and if the Internets like anything new, it is surely a new way to find awesome Internets.

Viber for BlackBerry Updated, HD Voice Calls Previewed

Anyone looking for a Skype alternative or simply needing a free call and text app for their BlackBerry? The very popular Viber may be the perfect choice.

Newest Version of Skype for Windows Adds Outlook Integration

If you are one of those users who toggle between email and Skype desktop clients on your Windows PC, Microsoft can now offer you a time saver. Fulfilling a promise made in July, the software giant is now releasing an updated Skype for Windows, version 6.1, with Outlook integration. 

Microsoft To Kill Messenger In Favor of Skype's Mobile Capabilities

Everyone knew it was coming, but it still feels like a parting with an old friend as Microsoft emails all its Messenger account users to tell them that the jig is up and that they have until March 15th to move over to Skype.

Microsoft Launches Skype in the Workplace, Business Community Collaboration

Skype’s long-awaited march into the business community has taken another step. Microsoft has announced the launch of Skype in the workspace (SITW), following a six month beta trial that involved 500 businesses. 

Microsoft Announces End of Messenger With a Move to Skype

Questions over the future of a world where Messenger and Skype live side by side and are owned by the same company were finally resolved today. Microsoft has announced that it’s knocking Messenger on the head with Skype.

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