Microsoft Brings Windows Phone Xbox Companion to iPhones

My Xbox LIVE – “Take your Xbox LIVE experience wherever you go with the My Xbox LIVE app. Track and compare your achievements, connect with your Xbox LIVE friends, and change up your 3D Avatar. Review all your recent great games you and your friends love to play and compare achievements with them. Jump into our games hub to learn about the latest LIVE games and apps. Access Xbox Spotlight feeds, get breaking news from Xbox LIVE, game tips and tricks, gamer spotlight and much more.”

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Microsoft Releases Windows Defender Offline Beta (Boots from CD, DVD or USB)

What is Windows Defender Offline Beta? 

Sometimes, malicious and other potentially unwanted software, including rootkits, try to install themselves on your PC. This can happen when you connect to the Internet or install some programs from a CD, DVD, or other media. Once on your PC, this software might run immediately, or it might run at unexpected times. Windows Defender Offline Beta can help remove such hard to find malicious and potentially unwanted programs using definitions that recognize threats. Definitions are files that provide an encyclopedia of potential software threats. Because new threats appear daily, it’s important to always have the most up-to-date definitions installed in Windows Defender Offline Beta. Armed with definition files, Windows Defender Offline Beta can detect malicious and potentially unwanted software, and then notify you of the risks.”

Download –> Windows Defender Offline 32-bit

Download –> Windows Defender Offline 64-bit

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Get Your Custom Xbox Avatar T-Shirt Here!

From Microsoft & Cafepress:

“Bring your Xbox LIVE Avatar to life & share it with people in the “real” world. When you’re sporting your own fun Avatar on gear, who knows who you’ll bump into (and be recognized by — because of your Avatar!). It’s easy to make yours, just pick from the many poses. Then order your stylin’ Avatar on t-shirts, drinkware and more.”

Order Here –> Custom Xbox Avatar T-Shirt

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Loving My New “Samsung Focus S” Windows Phone

I’ll have plenty to say about this wonderful phone soon – but right now I feel like I’m driving a luxury rental car, and every time I use the blinkers … the windshield wipers go on! 🙂

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Microsoft is Looking for "Pilots" to Test New FLIGHT Sim Program!

Microsoft is looking for people to beta test their new FLIGHT simulation program, scheduled to kick-off in January 2012.

Sign-up Here –> Microsoft FLIGHT Beta

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Microsoft Releases Updated Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview for Windows 8

Microsoft has released an updated Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview for Windows 8. With this fourth Platform Preview, developers can start working with more site-ready HTML5 technologies.

MSIE 10 Highlights:

  • Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) for safe use of XMLHttpRequest across domains.
  • File API Writer support for blobBuilder allowing manipulation of large binary objects in script in the browser.
  • Support for JavaScript typed arrays for efficient storage and manipulation of typed data.
  • CSS user-select property to control how end-users select elements in a Web page or application.
  • Support for HTML5 video text captioning, including time-code, placement, and captioning file formats.

Download –> Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview for Windows 8

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Microsoft Opens Security Essentials Beta Program

Microsoft has opened their Security Essentials Beta program. The Public Beta program is a fully functional antimalware app with ongoing updates to help protect your PC from viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.  In addition to ongoing virus and spyware definition updates, we’ll provide software updates to the Beta for download through Microsoft Update on a periodic basis.  To have these updates installed automatically, you must be subscribed to Microsoft Update with preferences set to Automatically download and install new updates. 

What’s New in the Microsoft Security Essentials Beta?

  • Enhanced protection through automatic malware remediation – The Beta program will clean highly impacting malware infections automatically, with no required user interaction.
  • Enhanced performance – The Beta includes many performance improvements to make sure your PC performance isn’t compromised.
  • Simplified UI – Simplified UI makes Microsoft Security Essentials Beta easier to use.
  • New and improved protection engine – The updated engine offers enhanced detection with cleanup capabilities and better performance.

 

Download –> Microsoft Security Essentials Public Beta

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Microsoft CodePlex Releases "Metro Pandora" for Windows 8 & Windows Phone

Microsoft CodePlex programmer, Don Justin, has released his Metro Pandora proof-of-concept for Windows 8 & Windows Phone based upon the Metro Pandora SDK.

Download –> Metro Pandora for Windows Phone

Download –> Metro Pandora for Windows 8

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1 Year Xbox Live Gold Memberships Only $39.99

Today only (Wednesday, November 23) you can sign-up for a 12-month Xbox Live Gold Membership for only $39.99

https://live.xbox.com/en-US/campaign/20111024-Black-Wednesday?CID=20111124AWENUSWSNWLTHERO0089FREES12P40

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Microsoft Opens Security Essentials Beta Registration

Microsoft has opened the registration for the Beta of their next version of Microsoft Security Essentials.

New features in the Beta of Microsoft Security Essentials include:

  •  Enhanced protection through automatic malware remediation – The Beta will clean high-impact malware infections automatically, with no required user interaction.
  • Enhanced performance – The Beta includes many performance improvements to make sure your PC performance isn’t negatively impacted.
  • Simplified UI – Simplified UI makes Microsoft Security Essentials Beta easier to use.
  • New and improved protection engine – The updated engine offers enhanced detection and cleanup capabilities.

Sign-up –> Microsoft Security Essentials Beta

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