Microsoft Yahoo merger, buyout rumors increase

Microsoft Yahoo merger, buyout rumors increase

It’s been a couple of years since there was talk of a Microsoft merger with Yahoo, and it is only recently that a possible deal has started to gain momentum, even though Steve Ballmer has been vocal in the past about how pleased he was that they never went ahead. However, we have come to expect this … [Read more...]

Windows phone from Nokia to release at World conference

Windows phone from Nokia to release at World conference

We have now learned that the Windows phone from Nokia will launch next week, which will happen during their 2011 World Conference. Let’s hope that they will also inform us as to which version of Windows Phone it will be running, as well as a release date for the new smartphone. A lot is riding on … [Read more...]

Cloud Computing: Google Apps or Office 365

Cloud Computing- Google Apps or Office 365

Cloud computing has now started to take off in a big way, and this has only been achieved with the backing from two main players, Google and Microsoft. Now that these two are on board we can expect great things, but are we now ready for a different way of saving our content, and if we are, which … [Read more...]

Major Part Of Xbox 720 & Sony PS4 Could Be 3D

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It seems that many have now calmed down over the prospect of having an Xbox 720 or PS4 launched in 2012. Various rumors indicated that either Microsoft or Sony would boldly release their next gen console to compete with Nintendo's Wii U. The most likely release period now looks to be 2013 onwards … [Read more...]

EA: Sony PS4 & Xbox 720 Far Away- Gamers Happy With PS3 & 360

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Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox 720 are both games consoles that are still very much in the concept stage, but are still being highly speculated about. We have seen a string of potential features and interesting rumors which suggest either could even be with us as soon as 2012. However … [Read more...]

Xbox 360 Scrapping Glossy Look- Matte Finish The Future

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Microsoft has decided to make a decision on the future design for its Xbox 360 games consoles. Since its launch we have seen a variety of different themes, colors and concepts with both a matte and glossy finish both being sported by the popular console. From now on the shiny look will be scrapped … [Read more...]

Why Sony & Microsoft Should Make An Xbox 720 PS4 Hybrid Together

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A large majority of the latest tech talk has been based on rumors of future games consoles. Naturally Microsoft's Xbox 720 and Sony's PS4 are the first that come to mind, with talk that they could even be with us as soon as 2012. What we want to talk to you about though is the possibility of these … [Read more...]

Xbox 360 Tops Again: Best-Selling Console on US Market

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Here at OSM we like to keep gaming enthusiasts up-to-date with all the gaming console latest and recently told of an Xbox 360 Star Wars bundle and also asked what our readers most wanted from the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720. As far as current consoles go we know that many of you are fans of … [Read more...]

Sony PS4 & Xbox 720: What Would You Like From Them?

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Gaming today is one of the biggest businesses in the world, generating billions each year from the sales of consoles, games and accessories. I think it is fair to say that the 2 established leaders in this industry is Microsoft's Xbox 360 and Sony's PlayStation 3. Both companies have confirmed … [Read more...]

Study Shows IE Users Are Less Smart Than Other Web Browsers

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We see many a study being carried out on companies like Microsoft, Apple and Google, normally to do with sales and revenue. A new surprising study has been conducted, this time linking the web browser you use to your intelligence. The results are in, and for all of you Internet Explorer users, we … [Read more...]

Microsoft Says Sorry For Commercial Amy Winehouse Death Tweet

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Twitter is normally one of the first places to hear the world's breaking news and this was the case on Saturday when we all found out about the tragic death of Amy Winehouse. Tweets flooded in from around the world, but some companies decided to take advantage of the sad news and use it as a way to … [Read more...]

Star Wars Xbox 360 Bundle: R2-D2 Console To Cost £350

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Gaming fans and Star Wars fans may just be in heaven looking at what is coming from a galaxy far far away. That's right an Xbox 360 kitted out to resemble everyone's favorite droid R2-D2. This special console comes in a bundle to celebrate the launch of the latest Star Wars game for Kinect, … [Read more...]

Windows Sales Slump But Microsoft Still Takes Record Revenue

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Microsoft are having a really bittersweet time at the moment, they are failing in sales of some of their goods but luckily excelling in others. Sales of Windows and PCs dropped, but it was mainly their Xbox 360 and Kinect that spared their blushes. Despite the sluggish sales on their PC software, … [Read more...]

Hulu Acquisition: Google, Yahoo Or Microsoft?

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With the news a few weeks back that Yahoo had made a secret bid for Hulu, the rumor mill has been kicking into overdrive about the future of the video streaming site. Google reportedly are also very keen on acquiring the on demand giant, with Microsoft monitoring things as well. So should Hulu … [Read more...]

Xbox 720 Inclusion “Avatar” Style Graphics: 3D On The Map

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At times its a job to keep up with news of latest technological advances and if its not the latest smartphone or tablet device, then its an upgraded gaming console. The latest is that of the forthcoming Microsoft Xbox 720 which will fit in with rival competition from Sony's new PS Vita and … [Read more...]

Microsoft Leak Their Secret Social Network: “Tulalip”

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As we all know, social networking is big big business right now. Google knew this and as a result recently brought out their new service Google Plus to try and take on Facebook. It now seems that Microsoft are secretly trying to get in on the act, after accidentally leaking a splash page online. … [Read more...]

Windows 8 May Let You Play Xbox 360 Games On Your PC

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When it comes to gaming rumors we really cant get enough, here is one that will have you licking your lips. Imagine when Windows 8 launches next year, if you could just slip your Xbox 360 game disc into the DVD drive and play away. That is the latest bit of speculation doing the rounds and it … [Read more...]

Microsoft CEO: “Small” Windows Phone 7 Has Struggled

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We have been speaking recently about the dominance that Android and iOS have in the smartphone market, with this having a serious knock on effect for other operating systems who are trying to establish themselves. Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 is one of those suffering from their rivals success and … [Read more...]

Sony PS4 2012 Launch: Overhauled PSN Increases The Odds

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In the last week, speculation as to whether Sony will launch a new games console next year has been rife. We have had several indicators this week that could suggest we will see a PS4 or maybe even something like a PS3.5, who knows? Now that Sony has fully restored the PlayStation Network around … [Read more...]

Angry Birds Slingshots Over To Windows Phone 7 For $2.99

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The big wait is finally over for Windows Phone 7 owners who wanted to get their hands on Angry Birds. Rovio's record breaking app has constantly been delayed on Microsoft's OS, leaving many a user frustrated. The game is ready to download now, but the payment system is different from that of … [Read more...]

Cloud-Based Microsoft Office 365: Available Now

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Microsoft's newest version of Office made its global debut today, coming straight from the sky. Cloud-based 365 will allow you to access your web apps and files from any PC or device you wish. … [Read more...]

Older Interest In Social Sites Like Facebook Undo Microsoft’s Popularity

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Facebook has roared ahead in the internet popularity race, sprinting past Microsoft with one challenger ahead left to beat. Google is firmly ahead receiving the most site visits than any other in the UK last month. … [Read more...]

Microsoft Changing Xbox Live Payment System- Benefits Developers

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Microsoft look to be changing the way that their users buy their games by altering the payments system on Xbox Live. Since its launch it has been somewhat a closed system, however this switch will allow developers to set their own price band. … [Read more...]

Cheaper £179 PS3s Coming August- Effect On Xbox?

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With endless comparisons between the PS3 and Xbox 360 always surfacing, it looks like the 2 games consoles could soon be reaching common ground. The price has at times been one of the deciding factors in why there are more Xbox 360 than PlayStation 3 owners, but now it looks like both could be on … [Read more...]

Microsoft Deny Taking Advantage Of Sony’s PSN Outage

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With the PlayStation Network outage tragedy last month there has been plenty of time to reflect since service resumed. We saw many frustrated users on Sony's network reverting back to the Xbox 360, slamming the security of the PS3. Microsoft has now spoken on the matter, strongly claiming they do … [Read more...]