Microsoft Outlook and other services experiencing downtime

Poor Microsoft. They can't get a break. Now, it seems, that Outlook users are suffering some downtimes. They are not just down because they are still on Microsoft products and can't get a Gmail account. No, they are, literally, down. You can check out the live updates here. The latest message is:

Saudi Arabia thinks of banning messenger style apps

Saudi Arabia might pull the plug on a number of popular messenger applications such as Viber, Skype and WhatsApp. The trouble with instant messaging apps is that they can't be censored and that's not what the House of Saud likes to hear.

Facebook gives iOS users free US voice calls

It seems that Facebook's test in Canada of free voice calls for iOS users has been a success, with the company now tipped to roll the feature out in the US.

Facebook tests free Messenger voice calls

Facebook is testing a feature in Canada allowing iOS users to make voice calls over Wifi or a cellular connection using its Messenger app.

Frozen water on Mercury reveals its cooler side

NASA’s Messenger spacecraft has found that water ice likely exists on the frozen poles of Mercury, the planet closest to the sun.

NASA extends life of MESSENGER Mercury probe

NASA's decided to extend the MESSENGER mission for an extra year of orbital operations at Mercury.

Messenger probe reveals Mercury surprises

Mercury's a bit weird, say NASA scientists, with a different surface composition and magnetic field to other planets.

Facebook launches mobile messaging app

Blackberry's mobile messaging service has come in for a lot of attention in the last few days - not all of it positive. Undaunted, though, Facebook is launching its own version.

Messenger delivers first Mercury photo

NASA's released the first picture of the surface of Mercury taken by its Messenger spacecraft early yesterday morning.

Messenger moves into orbit around Mercury

NASA's Messenger spacecraft is poised to go into orbit around Mercury tonight, after a six-year, five billion-mile journey.

Nefarious "iPad virus" masquerades as iTunes update

Steve Jobs, where are you!? A nefarious virus has targeted users of your magical, shiny and overpriced Apple iPads.

Report: Microsoft prepping new version of Windows Live

Microsoft is preparing to launch a new version of Windows Live, which has apparently been dubbed "Wave 4" by a team of very bored marketeers.

Sexting attracts teens to Blackberry Messenger

Sexting is bad according to LG Electronics, but it may be good for RIM, which has seen a record number of teens and young people signing up for a blackberry over the past year, attracted mainly by the magnetic pull of its Blackberry Messenger service.