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ICT Enthusiast and photographer.

By - Darren Straight

9 New Contacts on Messenger!

I have just this minute opened up Windows Live Messenger and I was in shock when I discovered that 9 new contacts were asking me to add them to my contact list! I have no idea who they all are so I’ve blocked them for now¬†untill I find how who each one of them really is, as I’m pretty much

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Chris’s Second Interview with Phil Holden

Chris from LiveSide.net has now posted his second interview with Phil Holden the Director of Windows Live. This interview with Phil mainly focuses on Windows Live Mail and the upcoming Windows Live Desktop Client. This is the first of several interviews we will be posting this week. Timing information to be posted shortly ūüôā Download Interview Podcast Feed Previous interviews:

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Windows Live ID to Replace Passport

Just came across this Article, it looks like Microsoft will soon be replacing their current passport system with Windows Live ID, but is this just another name change or is it something more, read below for more details: EXCLUSIVE Microsoft plans to roll its Passport authentication service into the Windows Live family of Web services by 2007, renaming it to

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Windows Live Messenger 8.0.556: Tonight!

Leah from the Windows Live Messenger team has recently announced on the Windows Live Messenger Team Blog that an upcoming version of Messenger will be released today, this being Windows Live Messenger 8.0.556, here’s a list of what’s new: New Feature Live Contacts are Live! Click the button on the back of your contact card to enter in all your

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Windows Live Local Technical Preview: street-side edition

This week¬†the Windows Live Local team (formerly MSN VirtualEarth) will be releasing a Windows Live Local technical preview (pre-beta version) at http://preview.local.live.com that will be¬†demonstrating the new “street-side” low¬†level imagery feature for two US Cities: Seattle and San Francisco. Now at¬†this point in time we only know that the low level imagery¬†will be¬†limited to the core downtown areas of Seattle

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Hosting blog post images on my site once again!

Tomorrow and for the next few week’s or so I’ll be updating a whole lot of my Blog Posts with better quality Images, when I first started of this Blog I started to host all my images on my own site but then I started using ImageShack as I was worried about Bandwidth and Space. But now I’m seeing that

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Microsoft unveils Vista editions

I was reading about this earlier today and though most of us already knew about what Windows Vista Editions we would see, it’s clear that not everybody knows yet. That’s why Bill Gates officialy talked¬†about¬†them¬†at the Consumer Electronics Show. Microsoft unveils Vista editions¬† ¬† Bill Gates talked about Vista at the Consumer Electronics Show Microsoft is planning six versions of

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Stay Alive a Movie about a Videogame

Just came across this new movie on Apple.com, looks very intersting but also quite scary! After the mysterious brutal death of an old friend, a group of teenagers find themselves in possession of Stay Alive, a next generation horror survival videogame based on the spine-chilling true story of a 17th century noblewoman known as The Blood Countess. In Theatres: March

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Webmaster Radio

I have just finished listening a show about Search Engine Marketing and Optimization on Webmaster Radio (webmasterradio.fm) which was titled Strike Point: Strike Point  Host(s): Mikkel deMib Svendsen & Dave Naylor Time: Monday @ 3pm EDT / GMT-4    The first European Show of its kind, addressing issues faced by European Webmasters regarding Search Engine Marketing and Optimization. Expect to