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Free legal music downloads. It's the holy grail for both pirates looking to go legit and misers. Finally it seems to have arrived in the form of QTrax, a silverlight-based free music download service that - perhaps most surprising of all - is available to Australians. There is a pretty big catch though...
Microsoft is looking for developers to work on Silverlight for the Xbox 360. Why does that matter? Because Silverlight is the same way apps are written for Windows Phone 7, and it runs on desktops too. Meaning: Apps.
Microsoft's Menlo prototype, previously believed to be a Windows tablet in the wake of Courier's untimely demise, is actually a prototype mobile device, complete with 3-axis accelerometer and a digital pressure barometer. Yes, a barometer.
With Windows Phone 7 out, everyone has forgotten about the other Microsoft handsets, the allegedly Sidekick-derived Turtle and Pure mobile phones. Someone got a peek into the firmware, which confirms some of the rumours about these "not-so-dumb" mobile phones.
Download links are live for the latest version of Microsoft's softly maligned not-Flash plugin, and they come bearing gifts. Ars breaks the new features down.