Google adds traffic to maps

Google has added color-coded traffic information to its online Google Maps service.

Fox announces TV show downloads from affiliate sites

Fox is set to announce today that it will begin offering downloads of its shows on over 200 local affiliate websites.

Microsoft releases patch for Vista

Microsoft has issued a bugfix for the recently released Windows Vista, which resolves a problem with the network adapter component.

WordPerfect Lightning beta goes live

Corel has released a public beta version of WordPerfect Lightning, a free and toned down version of its word processor that lets users create, edit, print and store files online for remote access.

BitTorrent to offer legal TV, movie downloads

The name behind one of the most popular forms of digital piracy, BitTorrent has announced that it is launching a new platform that will allow consumers to purchase digital content on the up and up.

"Most" Vista Express upgrades confirmed to ship in March

Chicago (IL) - The Vista Express upgrade, which has not been so "express," as we learned yesterday, will finally be making its way to consumers in March, supply chain management firm ModusLink told TG Daily today.

UPDATE: Windows Vista Express Upgrades could begin shipping next week

If you purchased a PC before January 30 and took advantage of the Vista Express Upgrade program, you know by now that this program is everything else but "Express".

Skype 3.1 beta adds virtual yellow pages

Although Skype 3.0 was just released a few months ago, a new public beta version has already been made available.

AMD raises graphics performance with second-gen Vista driver

AMD today released its second Catalyst graphics driver for Windows Vista, promising performance gains between 21% and 48% in certain games. Nvidia also has caught up with Vista and recently released its first final driver for the new operating system.

Adobe releases Lightroom 1.0

Culver City (CA) - Adobe has officially its RAW/JPEG editing and organizing application, Lightroom 1.0. The program is meant for professional photographers, like wedding or sports photographers, who have to manage and show thousands of RAW images. It has basic editing tools and extensive meta-data tagging and ranking.

Microsoft releases Vista migration tools

Microsoft has released six new tools that should help businesses migrate to Vista.

Microsoft's Virtual PC 2007 goes gold

Just as promised, Microsoft's Virtual PC 2007 is now available as a free download.

SlySoft invites beta testers for upcoming HD-DVD ripper

Antigua (West Indies) - SlySoft, a company known for its CD/DVD ripping software, is inviting the public to test drive its HD-DVD ripping program. Beta testers of AnyDVD HD can "remaster" the high-definition discs and, according to SlySoft, rip out first tracks and advertisements.  

Oasis ratifies Open Document Format 1.1

Oasis has approved version 1.1 of the Open Document Format (ODF), which provides an alternative and open file format for documents created with office applications. ODF 1.1 includes accessibility improvements for users with disabilities.

Microsoft: We’ll talk about the next Windows when we are ready

Microsoft has issued a statement on reports that the successor of Windows Vista will be released in 2009.

BeOS fans resurrect OS

BeOS fans are bringing back their favorite operating system as the Haiku OS.

Microsoft announces Windows Mobile 6

Barcelona (Spain) - Microsoft unveiled the next version of its smartphone operating system at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Windows Mobile 6 brings a range of improvements and new features, ranging from a new Internet Explorer web browser to the integration of Office and Windows Live applications.

Environmental hotspots in Google Earth

Google and the United Nations are reminding people that environmental hotspots can be viewed inside of the free Google Earth program.

Microsoft dismisses claims of Vista breaking games, but ...

In a conversation with TG Daily, Microsoft defended itself against claims that Windows Vista does not run 90% of the games on the market today.

New Half-life games to come bundled as Black Box, Orange Box

Game publisher EA and developer Valve today said that the new installment to the PC hit Half-Life is going to available in two different bundles - a basic versions for the PC, and a premium bundle that will also be available for the PS3 and Xbox 360.