65bits #299: Lotsa Microsoft News with a touch of some serious news too

Outlook.com’s awesomeness, Windows 8 update news as well as some new studios that will create the Xbox’s new leading game. New iTunes dropping as well as the sad and scary news of the Internet going down in Syria. And finally, a nice thing to find in your Christmas Stocking, a brand new Windows 8 phone?

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Stories this week:

  1. Outlook.com
  2. Windows Blue
  3. VLC for Windows 8
  4. Vancouver Xbox Game Studio
  5. iTunes 11
  6. The end of Swappable Processors?
  7. Syrian internet down
  8. HP’s credit rating slashed
  9. New Nokia Lumias
It has long been said that no good deed goes unpunished, and Daniel must have been really good in his last life, because he is now inflicted with having to manage our former International Correspondent, Jerrick Lim. On his way to a career in the law, Jerrick has spent some time in the United Kingdom, giving him an appreciation of such delights as Rhubarb, Pimm's and cold grey weather. Jerrick deals with many aspects of technology, but favours such aspects as Aviation, Portable Devices, and Automobiles. He also fancies himself a gamer but has not finished a game proper in a long time. Email Jerrick at: jerrick at tech65 dot org or visit his personal blog
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