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Microsoft wins in U.S. court, prevents Motorola from near-term enforcement of forthcoming German ruling

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[DEVELOPING STORY -- may still add detail]I just heard from a local source watching developments that the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington granted a Microsoft motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Motorola Mobility. This U.S. court order prevents the handset maker...
Microsoft wins in U.S. court, prevents Motorola from near-term enforcement of forthcoming German ruling

German court grants Motorola injunction against Windows 7 and Xbox 360

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Microsoft and Motorola continue to duke it out in courts across the world, and it looks like the Google-owned manufacturer has just chalked up a victory in Europe. Based on a pair of patents involved the H.264 video codec, the Mannheim regional court ruled on four lawsuits between the...
German court grants Motorola injunction against Windows 7 and Xbox 360

Android video mess calls BBC to replace Flash with... Flash

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Android fragmentation now appears so bad that the BBC has had to write its own helper application, just to ensure people can continue watching its TV shows. Adobe deprecated Flash for Android in August, leaving many video operators searching for an alternative distribution technology. In a lengthy blog post that exposes...
Android video mess calls BBC to replace Flash with... Flash

Amazon Cloud Player scores a dedicated PC app, Mac version in the works

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Amazon's Cloud Player may have been accessible on PCs through browsers since its launch, but today Bezos & Co. have given the service a desktop app of its own. Once installed, the free program will detect and add music from iTunes and Windows Media Player to its library, and...
Amazon Cloud Player scores a dedicated PC app, Mac version in the works

Amazon Cloud Player Upgraded with Scan and Match, 256 Kbps Audio

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Amazon today announced a significant upgrade to its Cloud Player music service, bringing iTunes Match-like "scan and match" technology to assist users in making their entire music libraries available in the cloud. The upgraded service also mirrors iTunes Match in delivering all matched tracks at 256 Kbps, even if the...
Amazon Cloud Player Upgraded with Scan and Match, 256 Kbps Audio

Gadgetwise Blog: Q&A: A Codec Moment for Windows

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How to find all the codecs installed on Windows 7 for playing audio and video files with Windows Media Player....
Gadgetwise Blog: Q&A: A Codec Moment for Windows
Windows 8 won’t have DVD playback built-in — and that makes total sense

Motorola wins sales ban on Xbox and Windows 7, but can't enforce it

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Motorola Mobility has won an injunction preventing the sale of the Xbox 360 and Windows 7 from a German court. Motorola can't enforce the injunction right away, however. Microsoft will appeal the ruling, and a US judge recently ruled that any injunction in Germany can't take effect until the...
Motorola wins sales ban on Xbox and Windows 7, but can't enforce it

With Updated Cloud Player, Amazon Matches iTunes Scan and Match

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A year and a half after its initial launch, Amazon has obtained licenses from the four major music labels that pave the way for a “scan and match” feature that rivals Apple’s iTunes Match service. Agreements have been made with EMI Music, Universal, Sony and Warner, and with more than...
With Updated Cloud Player, Amazon Matches iTunes Scan and Match
Windows 8 packaging revealed at Amazon, European N editions available

MusicBee, a Web-Centric Music Manager

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I rarely post about topics that don't have too much to do with Google, but there's a little-known music player that deserves some recognition. MusicBee is a powerful music player and music organizer for Windows that helps you auto-tag your songs, find lyrics and album pictures, create smart playlists with...
MusicBee, a Web-Centric Music Manager

Windows 8 deep dive: Get to know the Music app

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Every modern operating system necessarily has some type of music playback app. It's nonnegotiable--like including a calculator or offering the ability to print. But gone are the days when users loaded Windows Media Player to play back local MP3 files--and expected nothing more. Today people want full music management tools,...
Windows 8 deep dive: Get to know the Music app

Microsoft urges U.S. court to bar Motorola from enforcement of potential German injunction, offers $300 million bond

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On April 17, the Mannheim Regional Court will hand down its ruling on a lawsuit in which Motorola Mobility (or more precisely, a wholly-owned MMI subsidiary named General Instrument Corporation) is suing Microsoft over two patents allegedly essential the H.264 video codec standard. Based on the debatable but firm positions...
Microsoft urges U.S. court to bar Motorola from enforcement of potential German injunction, offers $300 million bond

Beyond antivirus software: Eclectic PC security tools for system-wide audits

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Welcome to a harsh reality: Relying on an ostensibly comprehensive antivirus suite just doesn't cut it in 2012. Antivirus software is crucial for combating viruses, malware, and hackers, but simply installing an antivirus program is rarely enough. You should also use strong passwords; keep your system, applications, and browser...
Beyond antivirus software: Eclectic PC security tools for system-wide audits

Amazon's Cloud Player now offers cloud-based music transfer with 'scan and match'

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Amazon.com today is touting new offerings for its Cloud Player music service, including a new service called “scan and match” that allows consumers to easily move their favorite music tracks from their hardrives to the cloud. Here’s how Amazon describes the new service: Amazon scans customers’ iTunes and Windows Media Player...
Amazon's Cloud Player now offers cloud-based music transfer with 'scan and match'

Fix Firefox Not Scrolling with Up/Down Arrow Keys or Home/End Keys

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If you’ve encountered a problem where your Firefox installation no longer scrolls when you use the up or down arrow keys, and even the Home or End keys don’t work anymore, there’s an easy fix. When this problem happens, you’ll notice that moving the arrow keys around just moves the...
Fix Firefox Not Scrolling with Up/Down Arrow Keys or Home/End Keys

Microsoft splits Windows 8 into Windows 8 (x86) and Windows RT (ARM)

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In a blessed moment of clarity, Microsoft has announced that there will be just three flavors of Windows 8 for consumers: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows RT. This is in stark contrast to Windows 7 and Vista, which were split into more SKUs than there are days in...
Microsoft splits Windows 8 into Windows 8 (x86) and Windows RT (ARM)

Drive-by-download Attack Exploits Critical Vulnerability in Windows Media Player

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Security researchers from antivirus vendor Trend Micro have come across a Web-based attack that exploits a known vulnerability in Windows Media Player....
Drive-by-download Attack Exploits Critical Vulnerability in Windows Media Player
Windows 8: The desktop review

Hey Bloomberg, what year is this? Windows Media player required? http://yfrog.com/12hdep

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Hey Bloomberg, what year is this? Windows Media player required? http://yfrog.com/12hdep

Drive-by-download Attack Exploits Critical Vulnerability in Windows Media Player

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Security researchers from antivirus vendor Trend Micro have come across a Web-based attack that exploits a known vulnerability in Windows Media Player....
Drive-by-download Attack Exploits Critical Vulnerability in Windows Media Player
Final copy of Windows 8 leaks online

TuneUp brings cleaner MP3 tags to Windows Media Player [50 free accounts]

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TuneUp brings cleaner MP3 tags to Windows Media Player [50 free accounts]

Microsoft reveals full Windows 8 suite, including Windows 8 Pro and ‘Windows RT’

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Microsoft revealed this evening its full Windows 8 suite: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro, and Windows 8 Enterprise. But most notably there’ll be another version named ‘Windows RT’ that will be the version of Windows running on ARM based machines. This version is more aimed at tablets, Nilay Patel at The Verge says:...
Microsoft reveals full Windows 8 suite, including Windows 8 Pro and ‘Windows RT’

VOD Service Acetrax Shutting Down, Forcing Customers Through DRM Hoops To Retain Their Purchased Movies

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Does DRM stop (or even slow down) piracy? This question's hardly hypothetical. It's been answered with a resounding "no" all over the internet. Of course, it's been argued that DRM was never about piracy prevention, but instead was a vehicle for content owners to control the technology in the...
VOD Service Acetrax Shutting Down, Forcing Customers Through DRM Hoops To Retain Their Purchased Movies

Windows 8 Leaked to File-Sharing Sites - Does It Matter?

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A version of Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 operating system has been published to the Web, but there are several reasons that potential pirates may not be able take full advantage of the leak. A "non-boot" version of Windows 8 Enterprise-N appeared on The Pirate Bay, a notorious site for sharing...
Windows 8 Leaked to File-Sharing Sites - Does It Matter?

Disney Pulls Plug On Online Movie Service

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Disney Movies Online will cease to exist at the end of the year, Disney announced today. The little-known Internet movie service will close as of December 31, said the company in an email to users and on the site. “The digital environment is rapidly evolving and Disney Movies Online does...
Disney Pulls Plug On Online Movie Service
Motorola wins injunction against Windows 7 and Xbox 360 in Germany
Xbox Dashboard beta adds simplified Play To audio and video streaming

That was fast: The RTM build of Windows 8 has leaked onto a file sharing site near you

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According to The Verge, the final build of Windows 8 has leaked. Yes, it only took about 12 minutes. The build itself is an ‘N’ build which means that it does not contain Windows Media Player. For more on that, run a search for decisions of the European Union against Microsoft....
That was fast: The RTM build of Windows 8 has leaked onto a file sharing site near you
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