Darren Straight's Blog

ICT Enthusiast and photographer.

By - Darren Straight

Skype Prepaid Cards launch in the UK with mural by Mister Batlow in London

To celebrate the launch of Skype Prepaid Cards in the UK, Skype have created a mural of over 3,000 Skype Cards with artwork by London street artist Mister Batlow. Lucky Londoners outside Waterloo Station picked up cards with free Skype credit ranging from £2 to £50! These cards now make it easier than ever to call mobiles and landlines, send

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Microsoft unveils the new Office 2013 and Office 365

Today, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer unveiled the customer preview of the new Microsoft Office, available at office.com/preview. The next release features an intuitive design that works beautifully with touch, stylus, mouse or keyboard across new Windows devices, including tablets. The new Office is social and unlocks modern scenarios in reading, note-taking, meetings and communications and will be delivered to

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Nintendo offers video game fans everywhere a front row seat at 2012 E3 Expo

The 2012 E3 Expo is right around the corner, and fans from all over the world can look forward to accessing the latest Nintendo news right from the comfort of their homes. Nintendo will be using a mix of online and social platforms to provide a steady stream of breaking news and announcements during the video game industry’s biggest annual

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Bitdefender releases tool to eradicate Flamer espionage weapon

Bitdefender, one of the world leading global antivirus companies, has released a tool to find and remove the most complex, dangerous spy tool discovered to date, the Flamer attack toolkit. Flamer, also known as Skywiper, can steal data; copy passwords; record voice conversations; create screen captures; and even probe Bluetooth devices near the infected computer. The toolkit, which is thought to

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Reminder: May 31 is the last day to order prizes on Club Bing?

As a reminder, games on Club Bing have now ended, but you can still redeem your tickets for prizes through May 31, 2012.  Prizes will no longer be available to order after May 31, 2012 at 11:59 PM PDT.  Please see Club Bing and  Terms and Conditions for more information. If you haven’t done so already, please visit the Club Bing

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The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)

I’m sure by now most of you know what SOPA and PIPA is? If not I urge you to read up on it! Today the 18th of January 2012 for 24 hours, worldwide, beginning at 05:00 UTC it has been a web blackout in which various sites, including high-profile sites such as Wikipedia and Minecraft.net have be down/blacked out in opposition of SOPA. But are you supporting or

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CyberLink Launches Public Beta of PhotoDirector 3

CyberLink Corp. (5203.TW) today unveiled a new public beta program of its industry-leading photo workflow software, PhotoDirector 3. PhotoDirector 3 Beta can be downloaded for free and includes a wide array of new and improved features, including a complete set of new editing tools such as the Wrinkle Remover, Tooth Brush, Skin Smoother and Object Removal.  In June 2011, CyberLink

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Bayan 7: Power & Purity for Ears

Bayan Audio has unveild its premier iPod/iPhone dock with a world-first twin amplifier set-up driving a monster 120W of sound power. The unique and contemporary Bayan 7 speaker dock for iPod and iPhone delivers balanced, pure acoustics across an impressively wide frequency spectrum1. Effectively squeezing the best out of any audio source it blasts music to a new dimension with