Charlie Osborne

London-based Charlie Osborne is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She holds a degree in Medical Anthropology.

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What Microsoft gives you for free

It's not often you can put "Microsoft" and "free" in the same sentence, but they do do (no jokes) surprisingly a lot which is free. Students have been able to use DreamSpark for a while now, but it's still not very well publicised.

September 17, 2008 by

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The music scene: legal vs. illegal

Music is a huge part of our lives, not just students, but it does have a major effect on how we interact, integrate and collaborate. Music can be seen as a work enhancer, a relationship matcher, a commonality between groups or connections - most just see it as something to compliment a mood.

September 11, 2008 by

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Is VoIP the way forward?

Instead of writing about something in the world or sparking controversy, I thought I'd open this one up as a simple, easy rolling discussion.With all the technology we hold today; unified communications, interoperability amongst technologies, protocols spreading and sharing rules, an ever expanding phone and networked systems - are we really heading towards a VoIP only world?

September 8, 2008 by

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Microsoft Student Technology Day UK

Note Wednesday 1st October 2008, a little over 3 weeks away from today in your diary. Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft and a whole load of influential partners and companies will be in London for the Microsoft Student Technology Day.

September 4, 2008 by

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IE8's "best" feature broken: stick with Firefox

The plug-ins, the add-ons, the "download and use with" programs. So many people have been on about the "porn mode" InPrivate feature, the coloured tabs and the accelerator features, but what seems to be missing from the blogosphere is the entire gallery of additional software for the product.

September 4, 2008 by

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