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Long expected: Messenger Plus! 5 released

The newest update for the most prominent Windows Live Messenger extension, Messenger Plus! 5, has been released. It adds support for Messenger 2011 as well as minor enhancements and one major new feature: online chat logging.

IE9 planned for mid-March 2011

Internet Explorer 9 is nearing completion. The IE team announced a big event for 14 March, 2011, celebrating the “beauty of the web.” This is what an invitation in the official Exploring IE blog says.

New Office 15 app planned?

For Office 15, Microsoft is going to include new or additional applications into the Office suite. This is what a recent Microsoft business meeting has confirmed.

Google Analytics: In the focus of privacy advocates

Protecting my privacy on the web is important for me. Nevertheless, I feel that the discussion around privacy on the Internet has heated up more and more in the last years – too much. Now, some privacy advocates even start claiming that the statistics service Google Analytics were illegal in Germany. But social networks and large web companies, like Facebook, Google, LinkedIn and more platforms get into the focus of privacy advocates quite often, too. Why?

How-to: Reduce hard disk access in Windows 7

Once per minute, Windows 7 writes a timestamp to disk. This enables diagnostic tools to check whether and when Windows has been shut down unexpectedly. For home usage, you can safely disable the timestamp. This reduces write access to your hard disk.

Egypt is back on the Web

After five days, Egypt is partially back online: According to multiple sources, Web access works in the capital Cairo as well as in Alexandria. Obviously, Twitter and social networks are still blocked and can only be used with workarounds.