What's coming at Apple's WWCD event next week?

Next week Apple diehards and fan people gather together for its annual WWDC bash. It comes at a very interesting time for Apple with its iPhone range in dire need of a refresh and its tablets under attack from all sides. However, unless there is a massive surprise, don't expect new iPhones and iPads next…

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Ashley NorrisWhat's coming at Apple's WWCD event next week?

Let out a little roar, Mountain Lion Mac OS X is finally here!

Apple's new desktop operating system, Mac OS X Mountain Lion, is available today, Wednesday 25th July. Over 200 new features will be coming to Mac OS X with Mountain Lion, including deep Facebook and Twitter integration, Game Center features and AirPlay screen mirroring. When it lands in the US, it'll cost $19.99, with UK users…

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Gerald LynchLet out a little roar, Mountain Lion Mac OS X is finally here!

Sculpteo the 3D printing service and why we love them

Okay, so you've got a printer at home.It's probably colour, and maybe it has a scanner built in, but I bet it doesn't print 3D models. Yes, I said 3D models. 3D printers are my new favourite things - through a process of squirting and layering they are capable of making three dimensional models from…

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Anna LeachSculpteo the 3D printing service and why we love them

Children in Brazil and Asia get computers for first time with low-cost Linux software

A Linux-based software that lets you use one computer to control ten separate ones has been in "overwhelming demand" from schools in Asia and South America according the makers Userful. The computer system called Userful Multiseat Linux lets anyone provide desktop computers at a fraction of traditional costs, which opens up computers to places with…

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Anna LeachChildren in Brazil and Asia get computers for first time with low-cost Linux software

Photo software doesn't just recognise your face, it improves it

We're familiar with photo-editing software recognising our faces - programmes like iPhoto or Picasa will run through your photo albums auto-tagging your friends, after you've tagged a few yourself. But the idea that photo programme could also improve your friends' faces is a new one and has just been trialled by a computer vision specialist…

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Anna LeachPhoto software doesn't just recognise your face, it improves it

Top 20 blogs you must be following on Tumblr

Tumblr is going from strength to strength. They've abandoned their weird and useless Tumblarity thing, which made the whole blogging platform feel like a silly competition (it may only have been silly because I couldn't get a tumblarity past 9). They've added a pages function which allows for more base-content and a shed-load of integration…

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olijonesTop 20 blogs you must be following on Tumblr

X-oom Media Grabber: software that finds, saves and converts net downloads

Want to find (legal) downloads more easily? You can buy software for that - X-OOM Media Grabber is a web download engine which aims to make finding free downloads much easier. Enter the name of your favourite band or artist and the program scours the net and downloads anything free, even the latest number one…

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Anna LeachX-oom Media Grabber: software that finds, saves and converts net downloads

Hello Facial Recognition – how and why your laptop recognises your face

Getting a laptop with face-recognition is like having your best friend on your desk - not only is it helpful and informative, it also perks up when your bleary little face comes into its viewfinder. Well by perk up I mean lets you access your user account, but it's roughly the same thing. Of course…

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Anna LeachHello Facial Recognition – how and why your laptop recognises your face

Serif PagePlus – indesign for the masses

For someone who wants to do a simple design task... make a tennis club newsletter, advertise yoghurts, or create birthday invitations - spending £684 on Adobe Indesign for is out of the question. Kids will always download illegal copies of Adobe software but for someone who doesn't want to break the law - or the…

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Anna LeachSerif PagePlus – indesign for the masses

Social-networking sites & blogs have love-children

The mounting buzz around short-form blogging sites Posterous and Tumblr puts a new spin on the blogs v twitter debate; a third way. It's got me thinking that rather than killing each other, or even co-existing, social networking sites and blogs are actually coming together and making mid-length social blog babies. Metaphorically I mean, there's…

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AnnaLeachSocial-networking sites & blogs have love-children

CrazyTalk 6 lets you create a 3D version of yourself

The folk behind Crazy Talk 4, the animation software we reviewed in 2007 have just released an updated version of their programme called CrazyTalk 6. They've improved some of the issues we had, and have added some extra features as well, so it will be useful for both the casual animator and the hardcore artiste.…

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Zara RabinowiczCrazyTalk 6 lets you create a 3D version of yourself

Will you be trying Windows 7?

Windows 7 is now available to download, months on from the announcement at CES. You can now play with MAC like icons and a moving toolbar along the bottom of your screen- but will you be trying it? Let me know! Will you be trying Windows 7?(online surveys) Try it here. More software news here

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Zara RabinowiczWill you be trying Windows 7?

WoW players can now game in a virus free world with Norton AntiVirus Gaming edition

Gamers often have a rather hard time of things security wise. As much as they want to keep their computer safe from viral and phishing scams, they don't want to compromise game time by annoying pop ups or a slowed down CPU. Norton aim to help those MMORPG players with their new gaming specific software.…

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Zara RabinowiczWoW players can now game in a virus free world with Norton AntiVirus Gaming edition

So long Photoshop! Sumo Paint provides identical editing software for free online!

Now Photoshop is a really useful tool if you need to edit images quickly. It far surpass Paint, as it lets you edit, adapt and delicately create masterpieces on your desktop. But its fairly tricky to use (unless you start with Elements) and then of course, there's the licensing fee, and the fact that unless…

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Zara RabinowiczSo long Photoshop! Sumo Paint provides identical editing software for free online!

Go! Go! Go! Windows 7 available in Beta now!!!

Need something to do this weekend? It's apparently quite chilly in the UK today, so I'd recommend hunkering under the duvet, and getting yourself some Windows 7 action. It's been released in Beta, and there's hope that it's going to remedy all the things everyone hated about Vista. Steve Ballmer called it a "new media…

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Susi WeaserGo! Go! Go! Windows 7 available in Beta now!!!

Could the soon to be released Windows 7 help Vista haters?

Software isn't always the most entertaining of things, but seeing as 2008 brought us Google Chrome and Vista, I hope you'll bear with me. It seems the highly touted Windows 7 is in the final stages of completion, but what does this mean for PC users who aren't sure of updating their systems yet again?…

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Zara RabinowiczCould the soon to be released Windows 7 help Vista haters?

Loads of friends on Facebook = likely to be victim of cyber crime

You may relish in your undeniable popularity on Facebook (you have well over 400 friends - well done), but it's this same Facebook fame that could make you a target for cyber criminals. These virtual deviants are hijacking Facebook accounts and trying to con you out of your money by posing as a friend in…

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Lucy HedgesLoads of friends on Facebook = likely to be victim of cyber crime