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Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate
Web

Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate security update hits Ireland

Microsoft is finishing rolling out its latest update to its Internet Explorer browser to millions of Windows Vista and 7 users this weekend. Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate has been issued in February’s automatic security download for Windows machines running the two latest versions of the company’s operating system, Vista and 7.
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Mobile

Nokia to make announcement – will it drop Symbian for Windows Mobile 7

Nokia and Microsoft are to make a joint announcement next Friday, a move which suggests that Nokia may be about to abandon Symbian for Windows 7 mobile. It has been rumored for some time that Nokia has been looking to drop its Symbian OS, only last week Nokia’s Chief Executive Stephen Elop further fuled rumors the company was moving away from Symbian when he said Nokia’s future lay in “capitalising and/or joining competitive ecosystems.”
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Mobile

Geolocation apps causing new privacy and safety fears for smartphone users

Smartphone users are becoming more concerned about their privacy when using geolocation apps, according to a survey released by Microsoft this week to coincide with Data Privacy Day. The survey found that users have a host of concerns for their privacy when using location based phone apps Some 84% of respondents said that they fear such applications could be used to help unknown people steal personal information or identities.
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Web

The Internet Explorer weekend exodus

Looking at statistical web browsing data from StatCounter GlobalStats, a phenomenon quickly becomes evident where users migrate from Internet Explorer in their droves at weekends, and resume the familiarity of browsers like Firefox and Chrome that they’ve become accustomed to.
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Gaming

Microsoft announces new browser-based game marketplace

Microsoft have announced Games for Windows Marketplace, a new browser-based PC game store that combines Microsoft’s Windows Games on Demand store with the ease of the web. The marketplace will launch on November 15th and will offer users a large selection of games, simplified navigation and purchase, and recurring specials such as "Deal of the Week".
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Gaming

Game on, the history and future of computer games

With Sony and Microsoft launching their assault on motion responsive gaming this year, in direct competition to Nintendo's Wii, the future of home gaming has never been so hard to predict. But as Piers Dillon-Scott found at the “Game On Dublin” show, that has always been the case.
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