Impulse Nears It's Millionth User

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Stardock's digital distribution platform, Impulse, has grown to close to a million users since its launch last summer. Impulse enables users to purchase and download PC software including games, utilities, and applications. The...

Spotify hacked, user data stolen

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The increasingly popular music streaming service Spotify has revealed that it was the target of malicious hackers at the end of 2008. The Swedish based company issued a statement on its blog yesterday warning "along...

First Russian BitTorrent User Sentenced

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With rampant piracy across much of Russia, one could be forgiven for thinking they don’t care about copyright there. That assertion is now up for debate as the first BitTorrent user in Russia is sentenced...

Cellphone user shocked by charges of $85K

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A Calgary man is disputing a cellphone bill of nearly $85,000, claiming the phone company failed to tell him using his phone to surf the internet would cost so much. The Motorola Krzr model Piotr...

Xfire surpasses 7 million user mark

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Xfire, one of the fastest growing online gaming communities, announced today it recently crossed seven million registered users and supports over 800 of the most popular PC games worldwide. Xfire's goal is "gaming simplified,"...

Google Antiphishing Site Exposes Private User Data

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Google has removed a few user names and passwords posted inadvertently to a phishing blacklist it compiles and makes publicly available on the Web. The Mountain View, California-based company said it has also implemented a...

User paid to uninstall Windows XP

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A Sheffield man has won a refund from Dell for not installing Microsoft's Windows XP on a laptop he bought from the PC giant. Freelance programmer Dave Mitchell ordered a Dell laptop on 21 October,...

Internet user admits 'web-rage'

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On the web, nobody can hear you scream. But they might just pop around to your house after a heated exchange in a chat-room and attack you with pickaxe handle! An internet user has been...

User Pain May Mean Windows Cracks

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Microsoft's attempts to keep the next version of Windows secure could help promote the free software ethic, says technology commentator Bill Thompson. The release of Vista, the latest incarnation of Microsoft's Windows operating system, could...

Gmail Virus Scanning Draws Some User Complaints

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The virus-scanning feature Google Inc. added to its Gmail Web mail service this week has generated concern, bewilderment and disappointment among some users. The three main complaints being aired in Gmail discussion groups are: The...

iTunes User Sues Apple Over DRM

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Reuters is reporting that an angry iTunes customer is suing Apple, claiming that he is forced to buy an iPod if he wants to listen to his music on the move. Thomas Slattery, from California,...

Multilingual User Interface Packs for WMP 10

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Many enterprise customers have deployed the Windows XP Multilingual User Interface Pack in their corporations as a way to ease desktop administration and reduce desktop management costs in multilingual computing environments. The Windows Media Player...

Multilingual User Interface Packs for WMP 9 Series

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Many enterprise customers have deployed the Windows XP Multilingual User Interface Pack in their corporations as a way to ease desktop administration and reduce desktop management costs in multilingual computing environments. The Windows...

Mozilla User Interface Spoofing Vulnerability

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A vulnerability has been reported in Mozilla and Mozilla Firefox, allowing malicious websites to spoof the user interface. The problem is that Mozilla and Mozilla Firefox don't restrict websites from including arbitrary, remote XUL (XML...

What next for GNOME's user interface?

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Microsoft's XAML has a lot of people worried. Its advantage is to bring the ease of web page authoring and scripting into writing .NET application user interfaces. This makes immense sense. We have a desperate...

Part Four: Introducing User Experiences

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In sharp contrast to competitors such as Apple Computer and the various open source groups working on Linux, Microsoft has worked for years to really think through the whole user experience in Windows, a phrase...

PlayStation 3 to sense user emotions

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Sony will pioneer the concept of letting users interact with computers using hand gestures, eye movements and even emotions, when its next-generation PlayStation lands. Sony is planning to enable future versions of its PlayStation gaming...

eBay user attempts to sell AAC music files

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Thanks to NeoMayhem for pointing me ot this interesting article... Thought this would "spark" some interesting discussion regarding the arena of DRM vs the right of first sale... "georgeh734", a seller on...

RIAA wins battle to ID Kazaa user

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Thanks eaglebtc for his post in Back Page News on our Forums. A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Verizon Communications to disclose the identity of an alleged peer-to-peer pirate in a legal decision that...

Microsoft Program Tracks User Info

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This was posted in our Forums by DgtlShdw Microsoft's new version of its popular Media Player software is logging the songs and movies that customers play. The company changed its...

OfficeXP Update: Alternative User Input Update

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The Office XP Alternative User Input Update: January 24, 2002 updates the framework that is used to support advanced text services in Microsoft Office XP. Examples of advanced text services include speech, handwriting, and East...

Telstra busted rigging ZDNet user surveys

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Telstra (the largest Australian telco) has confessed that a ZDNet Australia survey which questions whether the telco's Internet service provides value for money was rigged by someone within its ranks, just days after its ramped...

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