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Microsoft, Pinterest partnership

Microsoft has just announced a partnership with the Pinterest, which allows users to use Bing Image Search to pin pictures to their boards.

The Pin to Pinterest button has been integrated into bing image search, allowing users to add images to their collections without the aid of 3rd party extections or browser booklet.

You just search for a image on Bing image search, find the image you would like. Then open that image and the bottom you will find the pin to Pinterest button, where you just click on it to add that image to your board

All images pinned from Bing Image Search also provides a link to the original hi-res source with correct attribution, which is really useful for bloggers.

EA Closing Games

EA has announced it’s shutting down three of its Facebook games, Sims Social, SimCity Social and Pet Society

The games will go offline from June 14th as a result of a large decline in players and activity.

EA has also told users to spend any remaining Playfish cash or other existing currency relating to the titles, as it will not be valid after June 14th.

EA will still continue to deliver popular titles for Facebook, most notably games from PopCap, like Bejeweled Blitz and the recently-announced Plants vs. Zombies Adventures.

YouTube iOS app updated

YouTube has just updated its ios app, which now support live video

The update to the App was posted to the app Store on Monday and you can now download the update to enable the new features.

There also been a enhancement for the AirPlay-style Send to TV feature, which will now allow users to queue-up videos to send to the compatible devices like, the Xbox360 & PlayStation 3

Now TBH its about time we seen these features come to the ios app, they are really good additional features to the app, which I am sure is a welcome to a lot of users.

Sky new multi-year movie agreement deal with Entertainment Film Distributors

Sky has announce a new multi-year movie agreement deal with Entertainment Film Distributors to stream top movies.

Sky Movies customers will be able to enjoy exclusive access to top hit films including The Master, Beautiful Creatures and The Host all on demand and on the move.

The agreement spans the first subscription pay TV and pay-per-view windows, enabling Sky Movies to show releases from Entertainment Film Distributors across its On Demand service and channels, and on a rental basis via Sky Store and Sky Movies Box Office.

All films will be shown ad-free, uncut, and in HD, device and title-permitting of course.

New titles from Entertainment Film Distributors will be available around six months after they have ended their run in cinemas and once they are available on Sky Movies, the films will be available on the service for more than a year, during which time they will not be available on any other TV channel or subscription service.

Sky Movies customers will also have exclusive access to Entertainment Film Distributors back catalogue containing a range of classic titles including Gangs of New York and American Psycho.

As long as you got your Sky+HD box connected to you broadband connection, Sky Movies customers will be able to watch all the films when they want through Sky’s On Demand service.
The movies will also be available via the Sky Movies monthly pass on NOW TV.

HP Slate 7 UK release date

HP has finally announced the HP Slate 7 UK release date as the 1st of May 2013.

The HP Slate 7 comes with a 7-inch screen, Android 4.1, a ARM Cortex A9 dual-core 1.6GHz processor, Beats Audio and 8GB of storage, which is not a lot but can be expandable up to 32 GB using a microSD card.

The HP Slate 7 is now available to pre-order on the HP uk website at www.hp.co.uk for a price of only £129

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Wayne Lewis

Managing Director & Presenter of GeeksTech.co.uk. Specialises in doing video reviews on technology & gadgets that the everyday non techie consumer can understand.

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