Microsoft kills work on Mac Windows Media Player
Microsoft's Mac Business Unit has confirmed that it has ceased development of the OS X version of Windows Media Player.
The current version will remain available to download, but in future Windows Media playback on Macs will be in the hands of the Flip4Mac WMV Player, which Microsoft is distributing. The player provides codecs that provide Windows Media content support within OS X's QuickTime environment. ...more
Blu-ray flicks get first date
The first Blu-ray movies will be released on 23 May. Two leading distributors, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Lionsgate, have announced the release of 13 titles to coincide with the launch of the first commercially available BD player by Samsung.
Sony will release 50 First Dates, The Fifth Element, Hitch, House of Flying Daggers, A Knight's Tale, The Last Waltz, Resident Evil Apocalypse and XXX; at the same time Lionsgate will ship Crash, Lord of War, The Punisher, Saw and Terminator 2. ...more
Nokia's 6340 allows true roaming
Nokia has announced its 6340 mobile phone that allows users to roam between GSM and TDMA networks.
While tri-band GSM phones will work in the UK and elsewhere, you're still limited to GSM networks, limited though they are in, for instance, the US. The 6340 supports TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) networks, which are plentiful in the US as well as analogue networks. ...more
AdCenter live in UK
Microsoft's adCenter now serves all of the paid search traffic on Microsoft online properties in the UK, principally MSN Search and Windows Live Search. The deal with Yahoo!'s Search Marketing in Britain has been terminated.
Over the past few months, Microsoft has been trialling the service with a number of its key advertisers, and has now pronounced itself satisfied with the results. ...more
Glimpse of Intel-powered iBook fuel product rumours
A briefly leaked page on Apple's website has fuelled rumours that the company will soon release an Intel-based successor to the iBook.
Breadcrumbing on the apple.com/ipod page pointed to a new MacBook, the name that, it is widely assumed, will be given to the new consumer laptop. ...more